• Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Athens is transformed in the evening. The monuments are golden against the skyline and the Athenians come out to play in the cool night air. Enjoy a brief drive of the city before being taken to a Greek traditional tavern for dinner as pre-discussed by yourself and your driver. 

Your evening will start with a ride to the port of Piraeus, passing by the port of Zeas (private yachts) and a short stop to the famous Mikrolimano, then Acropolis and the Parthenon by night, the Temple of Zeus, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the former Royal Palace which is now the Greek House of Parliament, the Trilogy of Culture (the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library) then you will see the Panathenaic stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896 and you will continue on to Lycabettus hill (Saint George) that is Athens’ highest hill, offering a superb panoramic view of all city!

Τhen you can finish your night by having dinner either in a traditional Greek Taverna at Plaka with a view of Acropolis or at Piraeus port, spectacular Microlimano, next to the sea!

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.

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 most famous building in the world, symbol of the Athenian Democracy and the Western Civilization. 

Erechtheion

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

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Nike or Wingless Victory. 

Theater of Dionysus

The Theatre of Dionysus Elefthereus is a major theatre in Athens, considered to be the world's first theatre, built at the foot of the Athenian Acropolis.

Odeon of Herod 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.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

After the Acropolis, we will head towards the Temple Of Zeus, the biggest in antiquity, devoted to the King of the Gods, by way of Hadrian's Arch.  

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 (Euzones) 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 nineteenth century, as the last of the Architectural of Athens, a group of three neoclassical buildings which also includes the Academy and the University. The building was designed by Theophil Hansen.  

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
  • Bottled water  

What's excluded

  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 200 €]
  • Entrance fees to the monuments you will visit.
  • Dinner

What do I need to bring

Suitable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended for your comfort

Sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended.    

Important information

  •  Not suitable for pets.
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • 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.
  • We suggest that the tour starts at 17:30 pm. If for any reason this is not convenient for you we will adjust the time according to your needs. 

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
  • CULINARY
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CITY TOURS

Guided Language

  • English

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Athens by night

Perfect tour and our driver was incredibly knowledgeable! The only thing is that if you really want to see “Athens by night” don’t take this tour in the summer, it gets dark too late.

By Hilda on 2020-08-24

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