The Athens sightseeing tour starts by visiting the imposing, the naturally fortified hill of the Acropolis. The tour includes a walk that travels the visitors through ancient times in one of the oldest cities in the world, which was considered the cradle of western civilization, birthplace of philosophy, the theatre, and democracy.
By passing the monumental gate of Propylaea you’ll see the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion, and the Parthenon. You will enjoy too a panoramic view of Athens and Piraeus port. At the foot of the Acropolis hill, you’ll see the ancient theater of Dionysos (the oldest theatre in the world), the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and the Areopagus (Mars hill). After the visit to the Acropolis, we’ll continue our private tour with a visit to the Temple of Zeus (the biggest temple in antiquity) and the Hadrian’s Arch, and then we’ll go to visit the famous Kallimarmaron, known as well as Panathenaic Stadium from 330 BC, where the first modern Olympic Games were revived on 1896.
On the way to the beautiful Lycabettus hill, where you will have the best view of Athens, we will make a stop at the Presidential Mansion, the ex-Royal Palace where you can enjoy the traditional Change of the Guards.
The best part of our private tour is that on our way from place to place, you will be able to see many important buildings and interesting places, such as the three buildings of knowledge (the University, the Academy, the National Library), the Parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Old Greek Parliament.
After the interesting visit to Lycabettus, we will head to the Roman Agora through the famous Plaka a picturesque place with narrow streets in the middle of Athens. You’ll admire there the tower of the winds and the library of Adrian. Then You will have free time to visit the flea market of Athens at Monastiraki square. Our private tour ends with the return to our starting point.
Vehicle: Mercedes sedan – Capacity: 4 persons + driver
Vehicle: Mercedes minivan – Capacity: 5 up to 7 persons + driver
Museums and Archaeological sites are closed:
Museums and Archaeological sites are open 08.30-15.00:
Athens city tour, is a unique 5 hours tour to all the highlights of Athens from the Acropolis hill to Monastiraki square. You will be able to visit the most beautiful areas and neighborhoods of Athens, you will enjoy the view from the hill of Lycabettus and of course you will be able to visit all the unique monuments of antiquity as well as the more recent history of Greece. You will be able to see many important buildings and interesting places, such as the three buildings of knowledge.
Activity Level Medium