Trip at a Glance
Athens, Attica, Greece
Price$165 USD per trip
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Hotel or port pick-up in Athens
Hotel or port pick-up and drop-off • English-speaking taxi driver • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz taxi. Please contact the local supplier after booking to arrange exact pick up time and location. Not included: • Tour guide • Entrance fees for the archeological sites • Lunch and drinks
Please check for current opening times and ticket prices. • Please bear in mind that the collection time from your hotel will have to allow for visits to archaeological sites if these are included in the tour. • The order of visits on the tour may change due to circumstances beyond our control, e.g. bad weather conditions, demonstrations, road closures. • Drivers cannot enter sites with you as they are not official guides.
- Propylaea, a monumental gateway, is your reward for winding your way to the top of the Acropolis. The Parthenon is the largest building on the Acropolis and one of the world's most awe-inspiring man-made sights. Built by Pericles to honor the virgin goddess Athena, the Parthenon has been the model for thousands of buildings throughout the world. Erechtheion is ahead and to the left as you face the Parthenon. Built on the site of the legendary contest between Athena and Poseidon. The Temple of Athena Nike, also called the Temple of the Wingless Victory, is a small temple that once contained a sanctuary and an altar for animal sacrifices. Just below the Acropolis rock you'll see the two ancient theaters : - The Theater of Dionysus , the oldest Greek theater (built in the 5th century BC), is on the south slope of the Acropolis. The plays of Aristophanes, Euripides, Aeschylus and Sophocles were first performed there. The theater held some 17,000 spectators - Odeon of Herod Atticus, an amphitheater on the south slope of the Acropolis that can be viewed from above, was built next to the Theater of Dionysus by the Roman ruler Herod Atticus in AD 161. The site hosts performances for the summer Athens Festival. The seats in the amphitheater are marble, and the stage is built from archaic stone formations.
- Hadrian's Arch and The ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus lie just behind Hadrian's Arch to the east of the Acropolis. It was once one of the largest temples in ancient Greece. The construction of this huge marble building commenced in 515 BC, but it took almost seven centuries until it was finished under the Roman emperor Hadrian in AD 132. Its perimeter included a total of 104 Corinthian columns, with additional columns inside the building that housed a huge gold-and-ivory statue of Zeus.. --Syntagma or Constitution Square is the center of the city and the best spot for new visitors to orient themselves. The evzones (pronounced EV-zaw-ness), dressed in traditional garb, guard the monument to the unknown soldier, which stands in the forecourt of the Greek Parliament. The changing-of-the-guard ceremony takes place every hour on the hour. -National Garden and Zappeion Park comprise a sprawling, peaceful stretch of green amid the noise and traffic of central Athens -The old Olympic stadium - The all-marble Panathinaiko Stadium was the site of the first modern Olympics in 1896. It was constructed on the site of the stone original, which was built in 330 BC.
- Called the "three temples of learning", the National Library, the University of Athens and the Academy of Athens are outstanding examples of 19th century architecture - all in a row. - Lycabettus Hill a breathtaking panoramic view to the city and the Saronic Gulf
- Depending on your time available, You can also go shopping,walking in the narrow streets of Plaka