Athens sightseeing tours usually begin on Acropolis hill, a masterpiece of architecture from the Golden Age that includes Erechtheion (female statues of The Caryatides or Maidens dedicated to goddess Athena and god Poseidon), Temple of Athena Nike and Propylaea. You will also get the chance to see the Parthenon, from which you can see the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, the Theatre of Dionysus and the Areopagus (Mars Hill).
From there, drive to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s arch, before seeing the Panathenaic Stadium. This stadium is the place where the first Olympic Games of the Modern Era were held in 1986. See the Evzones (changing of the guards) in their uniforms at the Presidential Palace. Visit the Athens Trilogy of Culture (the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy), the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, House of Parliament, Constitution Square (Syntagma), and Lycabettus Hill. Drive through modern Athens and stop at the old city Plaka (and the Flea Market) for traditional Greek delicacies and food as well as drink. Enjoy some great shopping with your family and friends here!
If time permits, there are many more wonderful places in Athens such as Hefestus Temple, Kerameikos, Greek & Roman Agora (tower of winds), Socrates Prison and more. After lunch enjoy a visit the New Acropolis Museum (suggested) or the National Archaeological Museum, one of the world’s best museums. We, at AthensTours will assure you that you will extremely love our Athens Full Day Tours.
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