• Duration: 6 hours
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Description

See the most important parts of Athens and get a taste of the birthplace of democracy and western civilization. Visit the Acropolis and drive around the city to see the highlights of Athens, being a traveler, not a tourist!

Itinerary

Acropolis

Sightseeing in Athens starts with the hill of Acropolis which will make your day. On the historical hill, you will have the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum and of course, the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena. 

Propylaea

The Propylaea is the monumental entrances to the sacred area dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of the city. Built by the architect Mnesicles with Pentelic marble, their design was avant-garde.

Parthenon

Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena, the eternal symbol of the Athenian Democracy and Western Civilization.

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Nike or Wingless Victory.

Erechtheion

 Temple of Poseidon and Athena, the most sacred place in ancient Athens with the incredible female featured columns, Karyatides. 

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone Roman theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The building was completed in 161 AD and then renovated in 1950, still in use in summer time.

Panathenaic Stadium

We will visit Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.  

Lycabettus Hill

Then moving into the historical center of the city we will drive up the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, from the hill of Acropolis to the Aegean Sea.  

Hellenic Parliament

The Hellenic Parliament, in Greek known as Voulí ton Ellínon is the parliament of Greece, located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Syntagma Square in Athens. The Parliament is the supreme democratic institution that represents the citizens through an elected body of Members of Parliament.  

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

We will see the changing of the guard by the elite unit of the Greek army (Evzones) in front of the old palace, which is today Parliament House, above the central square of Athens.  

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square is the central square of Athens. The square is named after the Constitution that Otto, the first King of Greece, was obliged to grant after a popular and military uprising on 3rd of September 1843.  

The Academy of Athens

The Academy Building constitutes one of three parts in an “architectural trilogy”. It was founded with the Constitutional Decree of March 18th, 1926, as an Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.  

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is the largest state institution of higher learning in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. The splendid Athens University was designed by the Danish architect Christian Hansen and completed in 1864.  

The National Library of Greece

The National Library of Greece was built at the end of the 19th century, as the last of the Architectural Trilogy of Athens, a group of three neoclassical buildings which also includes the Academy and the University. The building was designed by Theophil Hansen.  

Acropolis Museum

As you enter the museum grounds, look through the plexiglass floor to see the ruins of an ancient Athenian neighborhood, which were artfully incorporated into the museum design after being uncovered during excavations.This dazzling modernist museum at the foot of the Acropolis’ southern slope showcases its surviving treasures still in Greek possession. While the collection covers the Archaic and Roman periods, the emphasis is on the Acropolis of the 5th century BCE, considered the apotheosis of Greece’s artistic achievement. Built in 2009, this museum was voted as the best mono-thematic museum for 2019. 
Instead of the Acropolis Museum we can visit the Ancient Greek Agora which is considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

We will pass by the Temple of Zeus, the biggest in antiquity, devoted to the King of the Gods, by way of Hadrian's Arch.

What's included

Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Skip the line to purchase site tickets. [36€ for over 6 yo for Non EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]
Bottled water
REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE TO ALL SITES: Passport & Vaccine Certificate/ Negative PCR 72hrs

What's excluded

Entrance Fees [36€ for over 6 yo for Non EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]
Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 270 €]
Lunch

What do I need to bring

  • Suitable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended for your comfort
  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended. 

Important information

  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.
  • Our contact Email: info@olivesea.com -  Don't hesitate to ask any more questions you may have.
  • Pick up time adjustable upon your request.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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