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Destination:
Athens, Piraeus
Duration:
Full day
Type of tour:
Private Tours
Theme:
Culinary Experience, Sightseeing
Type of vehicle:
chauffeured private car, coach, mini bus, minivan, taxi

The capital; that says a lot!!!

If you haven't visited the Acropolis in any of your previous journeys, then this is a priority! Spend some time at the Parthenon and the surrounding monuments as your guide unfolds the secrets of the ancient Greek architecture.

The new Acropolis Museum is also a one in a life time experience; presenting the most representative Greek antiquities, it has been awarded as one of the best museums in Europe. Underneath are the excavations of Ancient Athens. Become a part of history as you walk on the glass floor of the museum, the only thing separating you from the past!

If you do not wish to visit the museum, however, you may spend more time in the district of Plaka, as the name itself reveals, "the old" and most beautiful district of the historical center, which is located nearby.

Spend time in the district of Plaka, as the name itself reveals, "the old" and most beautiful district of the historical center, which is located nearby.

Feel the vibrant atmosphere in the busy pedestrian street, Dionysiou Aeropagitou, which connects the Athens of the past to that of the present.

Wrap up your tour by enjoying some time shopping or tasting the local cuisine in the historical center.

 

  • Visit the historical center of Athens, the home of democracy and philosophy; the city of Goddess Athena, the Goddess of wisdom.
  • The first stop will be at the marble Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896; there you will be given time to take photos and feel like Olympic athletes!
  • Your sightseeing will continue to the hotspots of both Modern and Ancient Athens. The Syndagma Square which now is the heart of Athens hosts The Greek House of Parliament. In the former centuries this was the Royal Palace, surrounded then and still today by the National Gardens.
  • Also, a short stop for photos in front of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Guards is a MUST! Wait a few minutes to see the changing of the guards, truly an impressive custom.
  • Later, passing in front of The Hadrian Arch of Triumph and The Temple of Zeus, you will have the chance to have an idea of the Roman aspect of Athens.
  • Finally, jump to the present by visiting the famous Athenian Trilogy on Panepistimou str., consisted by The University of Athens, The Academy of Science and The National Library; the masterpieces of the so-called Neoclassical movement.
  • After that, the bus will drop you off in front of the statue of Melina Mercury in Dionysiou Aeropagitou Str.
  • Walk uphill to visit the Acropolis site and the awarded Acropolis Museum and see the principal buildings, such as the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the magnificent Parthenon.
  • We will continue through the ancient Greek Agora (marketplace), following in the footsteps of Socrates.
  • Have lunch at one of several local tavernas in Plaka and have a taste of the traditional Greek cuisine.

 

Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe Mercedes vehicle
  • Professional non-smoking driver
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Information leaflets
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities


Admission

ticket for the Acropolis Archeological site: 20€ per person
ticket for the New Acropolis Archeological Museum: 5€ per person
reduced ticket for the Acropolis Archeological site & museum: senior citizens with a EU passport
free of charge: students with EU student ID and under 18 years old