Nine years after the abolition of touristic buses operating through the cultural monuments in the Greek capital, the Athens Transport Organization said it is planning to relaunch the routes.
The plan foresees two routes that will be called “cultural” and not “touristic” as in the past.
One route will operate in the broader center of Athens, while a second one will link Athens to the archaeological site of Eleusis.
OASA CEO Petros Leofopoulos told media that the thematic cultural route in Athens with bus line “City and Culture” will show museums, archaeological sites as well as points of architectural, artistic and historical interest.
The second line called “Efeusinian Mysteries” will start in the broader area of Thisseio in downtown Athens and will end up in the excavation site the Eleusinian Mysteries were held, some 18 km west of Athens. The route will go through the ancient Sacred Road Athenians in Ancient Greece used in order to reach the holy site of Eleusis or Elefsina in modern Greek.
Specially trained personnel will accompany the two routes and present audiovisual material.
The two cultural routes are to be launched soon and then we will have more information about the cost, the duration and the exact routes schedule.