This tour has been designed to offer a “perfume” of the ancient and modern city. You will be able to see the most important sights of Athens like The Acropolis, The Temple of Zeus, The Panathenaic Stadium the New Acropolis museum and much more. This tour is conducted by an English speaking tour driver, who will show you places, explaining what they are.
First visit to the famous Acropolis Hill. The magnificent temple on the Acropolis of Athens, known as The Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432 B.C. in the Age of Pericles, and it was dedicated to the city’s patron deity Athena. The temple was constructed to house the new cult statue of the goddess. The Erechtheion is an ancient temple on the north side of the Acropolis which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. The Propylaea, the monumental entrance to The Acropolis and the small temple of Athena Nike are the last monuments before leaving the Acropolis Hill. The Odeum of Herodus Atticus and the ruins of the first theatre in the whole world The Theatre of Dionysus will impress you. After a short drive you arrive to The Temple of Zeus, the king of the gods of Mount Olympus. Nearby is The Arch of Hadrian which was erected in 132 AD as a gate between the ancient city and the Roman city of Athens. Next you will proceed to The Panathenaic Olympic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaro, one of the largest stadiums of the ancient times. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. It hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. We continue our tour by driving up to the highest point of Athens, The Lucabettus Hill (the best panoramic view of Athens). After descending the hill, you will enjoy a city orientation drive viewing sites such as The University of Athens, The Academy of Athens and The National Library, The former Royal Palace which is now the Greek House of Parliament. We will have a stop at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier to watch the changing of the guards ceremony. Our tour will be completed with our visit to the New Acropolis Museum “Home” of the Parthenon Marbles statues and important and impressive archaeological findings from the sacred rock of the Acropolis.
This marks the end of the tour and you will be returned to your place of accommodation.