The Orientalist ‘s walk
Wealthy young Englishmen of the 19th century made a cultural pilgrimage to France and Italy in search of art, architecture, culture and the roots of Western civilization. Greece, still under Ottoman rule, was the destination of the more adventurous and daring. Follow the itinerary of these adventurers, who dreamed, like Percy Bysshe Shelley, of ‘a brighter Hellas’ and discover the little known history of Athens under Ottoman rule. Major works of Lord Byron and Shelley will be recited during the walk.This meandering walk will also lead you through the city’s Jewish history and heritage.

Duration : 2 – 3 hours
Meeting point: Acropolis metro station, just outside the D. Areopagitou Street exit
Incidentals: Entrance to the Bath house of the Winds, €2 per person.

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