A project by DIPYLON, Society for the Study of Ancient Topography.
A unique tour of the historical center of Athens to explore its ancient walls.
Walk the Wall - Athens is an innovative mobile application that allows users to recover the ancient circuit wall of Athens from oblivion and use the preserved remains of the wall as motivation for wandering in the historical past of the city.
The Themistoklean wall surrounds Athens like a historical chain. The areas it runs through are often associated with references in ancient written sources, whereas each archaeological site you will visit has made its own contribution to the history of the city. At each step on the ancient wall you will have the opportunity to see the exact boundary of the ancient city in an uninterrupted continuous line from Classical times (5th century BC) to the Early Byzantine period (6th century AD), that is, a course of approximately 1000 years.
The excavations of the ancient wall began in the middle of the 19th century and continue to this day. You will find that the wall has been preserved in a number of ways: in basements of buildings, buried underground, in the open air or under glass floors.
Walk the Wall - Athens includes:
• interactive map with 35 points of interest (POI)
• accurate coordinates that allow the user to spot the ancient remains
• audio tour for each POI
• rich visual material
• information on the fortification of Athens
Available languages: ENGLISH and GREEK