From a little-known hill to a hidden tunnel.
Sofka introduces the series and herself: a British writer and one-time anthropologist, she’s an adopted Greek with a Russian name.
We visit an unfamiliar hill – the Tourkovounia. Former US diplomat and archaeologist Brady Kiesling gives a sense of Athens’ geography – an urban sprawl surrounded by mountains and sea.
Sofka goes down below for a taste of the remarkable riches lying underground and pays her respects to the city’s most famous skeleton.
George Sachinis – a community artist and Water Board employee, leads us inside an aqueduct tunnel built by the Emperor Hadrian, which is still functioning after 2,000 years.