The most ideal tour of Athens in just 8 hours!!!
The full day tour of Athens is the best way to explore all the highlights of Athens in only 8 hours. You will see the best view point of the Lykabetos hill, all the monuments of the Athenian antiquity like the Parthenon on Acropolis, the temple of Zeus along with emperor Hadrian's arch, the Panathenian Stadium of the first modern Olympics, the guards in front of the Parliament in Syntagma square and the Trilogy of the old National library, academy and university of Athens. Also, you will blend with greek people and experience the ancient and modern way of living, the culture, the foods and traditions in the oldest marketplace in history, the Agora.
-Acropolis New Museum
-Temple of Zeus (optional)
-Change of the presidential guard
-Trilogy (Academy, university, library)
-View from Mt. Lycabetos
-Cemetery of Keramikos
The Full Day tour in Athens starts with a welcoming seaside drive from the south-west to the south-east side of the city along the coast of Poseidon. We will see many yacht marinas, the 2004 Olympic stadium facilities and enjoy an aerial view of the city.
Then we head directly to the city center where the rest of the tour will take place. First, we visit "The Pnyx" the place where democracy was born with the fascinating view of Acropolis and the ancient Agora. Next, we visit the "Acropolis" and relive the golden ages of Greece
Next part of the tour includes small stops at the "Temple of Olympian Zeus", the "National Garden", "Panathenaic Stadium", "Statue ofMarathon runner" and enjoy the whole city view from the highest hill(277m) of Athens "Lykabetos"
On the way down we see the "change of the guards" in front of the greek Parliament, then the "Academy of Science", the "University of Athens" and the "National Library".
Finally, we visit the "Ancient Agora" and "Cemetery of Keramikos"
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Ship Terminal/ Athens Hotel
I will be holding a sign with your name
End location: Cruise Ship Terminal/Athens Hotel
At the end of the tour I can inform you of what you can do depending on what you'd like to do
Duration: 8 hours
I tour with my smoke-free Mercedes Vito 13' extra long. It offers leather comfortable seats for long trips, best Mercedes quality air condition, tinted windows for more privacy, extra luggage space, free WiFi and two LCD monitors for my presentations and your entertainment.
City tour guidance and transportation around the city
A bottle of water per person
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - Acropolis, temple of Zeus, ancient Agora, Kerameikos Cementary admission : 30 euros
*Kids under 18 get free admission
*Reduced admission fee for students of Universities/ Academies, Europian citizen over 65 years old.
Food or snacks.
Souvenirs and items of personal nature.
Ticket fees for Archaeological site and museums.
I am not a "licensed guide" and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments. My knowledgeable historical presentation will offer you a thorough understanding of every archaeological site you'll visit.
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What a wonderful trip. Our guide Dimitris was fabulous. Would highly recommend him. Great personality attention to detail. I give him a 10 star rating !