• Duration: 8 hours
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Description

Athens is on your bucket list and this is the best way to learn it. Visit the most important sites of Athens and do a city tour on a luxurious private vehicle with drivers who know all the information you want to hear while customizing it on your needs.

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.

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 or Kallimarmaro, 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. 

Ancient Agora

Ancient Greek Agora which is considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech.

Temple of Hephaestus

In the ancient Greek Agora, you will visit the Temple of Hephaestus (the best-preserved temple in Greece standing largely as built) devoted to the God of blacksmiths and volcanoes.

Museum of Ancient Agora

Ancient Greek Agora is considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech, in its small museum you will see findings from their daily life and learn about their constitution.

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. 

Plaka

You will be feeling hungry by now so next stop is going to be a traditional Greek tavern with authentic Greek dishes in the traditional neighborhood with the narrow streets. The neighborhood of the Gods. 

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.

What's included

Private transportation
Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
Skip the line Service [Pre-purchased tickets for all the sites - Additional cost: 40€ pp]
Bottled water
PRIVATE TOUR option: Hotel / Port pick up & drop-off
SMALL GROUP option : Meeting Point ** HERODION HOTEL ** near Acropolis metro station
REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE TO ALL SITES: Passport & Vaccine Certificate/ Negative PCR 72hrs

What's excluded

Entrance Fees [40€ per person]
Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 300 €]
Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
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 on the Acropolis or inside any other 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.
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • 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 contact us for any questions you may have.
  • SMALL GROUP option : Meeting Point ** Herodion Hotel ** Pick up time adjustable upon your request. Write your requests at the special requirements & we will contact you after your booking.

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
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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Cool Athens

If you need your space, you love some sort of free plan and not get in line, if you want to see key things of that ancient city, if you just want to spend few hours and not days, go for it. Absolutely worth it and compared to the US, it's really cheap for the quality and the private attention you enjoy.

By Tom the New Yorker on 2019-06-19

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