Discover the gems of Ancient Greek Architecture and the vibes of a modern European metropolis
Indulge in a complete sightseeing experience in Athens, and don't miss out on anything during your stay. Allow centuries of glorious ancient history unravel before your eyes and discover the places, where Arts, Culture, Philosophy and Democracy met to sculpt the unique Ancient Greek Civilization.
Marvel at the unparalleled in elegance Acropolis Temples, view the astonishing Parthenon and Archaic Collections in the New Acropolis Museum and walk on the steps of Socrates in the Ancient Greek Agora. Picture the victorious ancient athletes in the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium, feel awe-struck by the size of the Temple of Zeus and have a seat in the Theater of Dionysus, where all major tragedies were performed for the first time.
Wander in the colourful streets of Plaka, before you mingle with locals in the cheerful Flea Market in Monastiraki and watch the unusual, yet impressive change of the Presidential Guards in front of the Parliament. This 8-hour tour can also take the shape of a custom tour in Athens.
This is a full sightseeing tour in Athens, allowing visitors to view all the major monuments and sites of interest in the city centre.
Starting with the sacred Acropolis Rock, we will visit the monumental Temples and Theatres of Ancient Athens and will learn about Architecture, Religion and Drama in Ancient Greece, before we head to the spectacular New Acropolis Museum, to delve into ancient Greek Arts and Culture.
The tour will continue with the Ancient Greek Agora, where we will view the Temple of Hephaestus and the Attalos Stoa, and discuss about Democracy and Philosophy in ancient Athens.
Then, walking through the lively streets of the old Town of Plaka and Monastiraki, we will discover the remains of Roman Athens and the ruins of the colossal temple of Zeus, before we reach the modern parts of Athens and view the change of the Presidential Guards at the Parliament and then visit the National Gardens of Athens, the Zappeion Mansion and the exquisite Panathenaic Olympic Stadium.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Acropolis Metro Station (Makrygianni street), OR Monastiraki Metro Station (Moanstiraki Square)
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Walking sightseeing tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 Euros - €30 for the entrance fees to the archaeological sites (free entrances for visitors under the age of 18), €5 for the Acropolis Museum (€3 for visitors under the age of 18)
I am not a driver guide, but I can arrange transportation upon request.
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Panos is a gem: knowledgeable, sincere, energetic, considerate, and - most of all - passionate about his subject. He loves the history of his city, his country and ancient world, and brings it all alive in a most compelling way. He is flexible and responsive, and will give you the tour you want. I spent over 8 hours with him.