In 1910 the German revolutionary Clara Zetkin proposed the 8th of March to be honored as a day annually in memory of working women. The day has been celebrated as International Women's Day or International Working Women's Day ever since.
In Russia and other countries, this day is celebrated as a national holiday!
But what do we actually celebrate on this day?
Equal civil rights (e.g. the right to vote) and treatment in the professional world (e.g. salary, position), free will and decision making concerning their body and future are some of the topics that feminists have tried and are still trying to establish.
Is it then just about rights?
Well, the answer is no. Fighting sexism is a complicated issue which is not easy to be traced since it is so deeply rooted in society, for both women and men. We are brought up with stereotypes, illusions and expectations, which are not necessarily compatible with the 21st century!
For all these reasons it is worthy to celebrate annually the accomplishments that women have achieved till today and reflect on how things could be better for both sexes.
Today, we celebrate the Woman who works
the Woman who is unemployed
the Woman who studies against her parents will
the Woman who decided to become a mother
and the Woman who didn’t
the Woman who is a solo traveller
the Woman who tries to be autonomous
the Woman who achieves to be autonomous
the Woman who loves her spouse and the Woman
who is loved by her spouse
the Woman who does not have a spouse!
Today we celebrate Despina, the co-founder of Athens Walking Tours who dared to make her dream reality,
Anthoula, our Marketing Manager, who stands out with her charm and hard work,
Alexandra, our Operations Manager, who makes multitasking seem easy with her warm smile,
Katerina G, our accountant, who plays the numbers on her one hand while with the other she cooks for her kids,
Iris, our graphic designer, who creates the prettiest maps and knows how to party,
Katerina K, our account coordinator, who is fair and cares about people,
Tania, our operator, for her way of thinking and dressing,
Lina, our operator, for her dedication and stability,
Georgia, our sales executive, for her determination and passion,
Natassa, our sales assistant, for her patience and kindness,
Sophia, our project coordinator, for her taste and intelligence,
Anais, who writes this article and smiles right now!
And of course, we celebrate our charismatic Guides who take care of all of you daily
Angeliki, Alexandra, Annie, Artemis, Chryssoula, Dorina, Effie, Elena, Irene, Ellie, Evita, Fotini, Katerina, Matina, Marilena, Maria, Nota, Sissy, Sophia, Stavroula, Stella, Vicky, Vassiliki, Zakia, Natalia and Niobe!
Ladies, we can totally do it!
Fantastic Experience We booked tours with a couple of tour companies but Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour with Athen Walking Tours was our favorite.
Vicki B | May 22 | Acropolis & Museum Tour
Great pace and level of details WITHOUT going to deep yet, she answered every question wth great knowledge and passion!!
GrandTour398142 | May 22 | Private Acropolis Tour
An excellent 3 hour guided tour with an extremely knowledgeable archaeologist guide. Just the tight amount of time to tour the Acropolis site and the highlights of the outstanding Parthenon Museum.
Jan A | July 22 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Food is the soul of a nation - the perfect Athens experience!
CMS | July 22 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Excellent walking tour of the Acropolis. Our guide Angela was informative, kind and friendly. The pace was perfect, and good to avoid the queues!
Prakash | July 22 | Acropolis Tour
Amazing experience! Ah, and yummy!Wow! How do I start? Well, this was an amazing experience to star our visit to Athens, it was like cooking the Thanksgiving dinner with your family, thanks to the instructor Sophia....
LisetteDeAbreu | July 22 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Great day outIt was a fascinating and fun tour of the Acropolis with our excellent guide & insider Charoula;
Jasper | June 22 | Acropolis & Food Tastings
Great tour to start visit Athens We started our stay and visit to Athens by going on this guided tour, and it was a very good decision!
Beatriz C | June 22 | Acropolis Tour
A must do! A fabulous opportunity to explore and taste the Greek cuisine off the beaten path.
Stephanie C | June 22 | Athens Food Tour
Fantastic Foodie Tour We learnt so much about Greek food and customs and visited locations we would never have found on our own.
Kathy C | June 22 | Athens Food Tour
4 hours Of History and joy Tour guide Fotini really made the day, enjoyed every minute of the tour.
Amy E | June 22 | Acropolis with Food Tasting
Inspiring and unforgettable ... It's 40 years since I was last there, I now have a much greater appreciation of the history of this architectural marvel.
Padraic Timlin | June 22 | Acropolis Tour
Outstanding tour! The length of this tour was just right with the perfect amount of walking and interesting sites.
KateFlorida1 | May 22 | Acropolis & City Tour
An immersive, emotional and fun experience into the heart of Athens and its people This was exactly the type of tour I was craving for and there couldn't have been a better match than Sofia to host such tour.
Niccolò | May 22 | Athens Street Culture
Great tour with Annie We had a small group and she took the time to explain all the meaningful sites in the Agora.
Dakota | May 22 | Ancient Agora