Athina, Greece

Athens Metro: Discover the Ancient City

with Eleni G.

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Eleni G.
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Discover the city under the city, explore the working class district of Gas Factory, dive deep in history and the contemporary life of the city.
During the excavations for the Metro of Athens, a whole ancient world was discovered, part of it, is visible and almost live in the archaeological exhibitions of the Metro stations of Athens
Athens is a complicated and a multifaceted city that combines a long history with a rich contemporary cultural production. A city in which a curious visitor can experience many different flavors deriving from many and different historical circumstances blending to each other and thus creating a multitemporal and a mulisensoral experience. The best way in order to connect the dots between the past and the present is hidden underground through the trails of the Athenian Metro. The Athenian Metro except it's use as a media of transportation functions as an underground museum concerning the antiquities that unearthed during it's construction. During the tour you get on the metro with the help of our knowledgeable local guides. With this way you will have the opportunity to discover the antiquities hidden in the Metro Stations and walk through the neighborhoods around them discovering the vibes of the modern life of Athens in order to be provided an accurate and complete image of Athens. Optionally an old hidden bar at the end of the route will give you the opportunity to relax, sum up and gain even more insights about Athens.

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Eleni G.

After having worked in the Marketing Department of Microsoft subsidiary in Athens also had the position of Marketing Manager and PR in few companies. I was also publisher of a monthly basis edition about businnes and politics In the past years I have been volunteering in Public Relations of Icomos (International Council of Monuments and Sites), which has turned into a part-time job. I have also organised numerous events on a voluntary and professional basis - meetings, conferences, music events I studied European History and I have a MA in Business Administration After a series of life changing I decided to leave everything, follow my passion and start my own start up, Urban Athens Collective being fully committed to promote the cultural heritage of Athens and ofcourse the amazing contemporary and amazing life of the city. I am currently a member of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites), a social entrepreneur and co-founder of a Non Profit orgasization that organizes de-tours in Athens, trying to create a social impact I am interesting in travelling, getting to know other cultures, showing travelers around Athens and Greece, meeting people, connecting people, organizing events and writing - photographing for social media communication My target is to work full-time in these areas - tourism and event management I am creative, communicative, organised, indepedent, easygoing and native Athenian with deeply love for my city. Full profile Leave a Review

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