Athens Tour – Day Tour in Athens

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Itinerary - Athens Tour

Athens Tour – Best Choice in Athens

 

Enjoy the Athens tour and experience the glorious monuments of this historical city where theatre and Democracy were born. Athens, Greece is considered the cradle of civilization where great philosophers such as Socrates and Plato lived.

Ancient Greece – Full Day Tour

You will visit the Panathenaic Stadium (the only marble stadium in the world!) where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896, built over the ruins of the ancient Roman stadium of Athens, the new Acropolis Museum which is considered as one of the best of the world, the Zappeion Congress and Exhibition center, the temple of Olympian Zeus (one of the biggest temples in history) and Hadrian’s Arch.

 

History of Athens – Greece

During our Athens tour, we can skip the line at the Acropolis of Athens (perfection in architecture) which was rebuilt after the Persian wars.

You will admire the theater of Dionysus (the first theater of the world), the Odeon of Herod the Atticus, this ancient Greek theatre is used every summer for the Athens Festival.

You will see the Propylaea (entrance gate), the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. Continuing our sightseeing Athens city tour we will see the spectacular view of the city from Lycabettus hill (247 m.high).

After we heading to Syntagma square to visit the Parliament building which used to be the King’s Palace to see the changing of Royal Guards at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Omonia Square where all distances in Greece are measured, the Open Flea Market in the Monastiraki area situated close to the ancient agora, the areas of Plaka also mentioned as the neighborhood of Gods. A walking tour in this area is a wonderful experience.

The Anglican church of St. Paul (builded in 1930), the President of Democracy and Prime Minster’s houses, the Numismatic Museum (ex-Heinrich Schliemann’s Residence), the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University, and the National Library, also known as the Athens trilogy.

We will pass by the museums of Benaki, Cycladic Art, Byzantine art. After these private Greece Athens tours,  we return to your hotel, Athens Airport, or Piraeus cruise terminal.

Details

Departure & Return Location

From Hotel, Airbnb or ship

Departure Time

Morning or noon

Price Includes

  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Pick up/drop off
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Water

Price Excludes

  • Licensed Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or beverages
Good to know
  • Athens half-day tour covers major sites of the city, it is recommended for visitors with limited time.
  • Driver guides can not escort you inside Museums or sites. You can hire a licensed guide at an extra cost. 
  • The entrance fee to Acropolis costs 20 Euros, 8 for Temple of Zeus and 10 Euros for Acropolis Museum.
  • Reduced admission (50%) in the winter period from Nov. 1st till March 31.
  • Free admission for up to 18 years old or seniors after 65 years old (citizens E.U). Please note that an ID or a copy is necessary.
  • Highschool & University students over 25 years old from countries of E.U. (only with ID proof)
  • Days of free admission: March 6, April 18, May 18, October 28, and the last weekend of September.

 

Highlights
  • Acropolis
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Spectacular view from Lycabettus hill
  • Athens Trilogy
  • Changing of the guards
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