George Kokkos is now a personal friend. Prior to that, I met George on one of his tours of Athens. I must have lost my touch while in Greece as it took me the whole morning to scout a tour to my taste… But I found George. I am glad I did. He takes a little getting used to, and you will know what I mean when you meet him. However if you are not an avid traveler or generally open minded then try googling another tour. So as thoroughly but as sweetly as I can put it, this is my Athens/George in a day:
- A Graduate of Ancient History and Archaeology in Britain and in Greece.
- An Archeologist who has taken part in various excavations in Athens and in other archaeological sites around the country.
- A Historian who specializes in Graeco-Roman History, particularly ancient greek philosophy and military history.
- A Continuing Student focusing on the birth & development of the Athenian Democracy and how this affected the creation of modern republics
My George Take Away…
- I was incredibly unarguably fascinated by his stories. He enchants you with the Battle Of Marathon and how the word/brand Nike was coined. It’s actually a Greek word that means victory, and is related to one of the men at the Battle of Marathon who after running 41.6 km yelled that out and died.
- You will learn how democracies rise and fall, and how the society follows a strange pattern. You will come to appreciate the role of the people.
- So not to spoil it, book your tour with George at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gate of Hadrian & Temple of Zeus
- Parliament& Syntagma Square
- Ermou st.
- Athens cathedral
- Library of Hadrian
- Roman Agora & Athenian Agora
- Mars Hill
- Odeion of Herod
- Theatre of DionysusThe Take A Wa
The One Place To Eat…
- Thrasivoulou 9 | Plaka, Athens, Greece
- Order the fish, if they have any fresh
- And the Fredo Cappuccino is a must!