Full Day Panoramic Tour of Athens

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Tour Number

Activity Level

385995


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Greek (fluent), German (advanced), French (advanced), English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Entrance of the Acropolis Metro Station (Makrygianni street), OR the entrance of the Monastiraki Metro Station (Monastiraki Square), OR your hotel lobby, in case your hotel is located in the city centre of Athens.

End location: Entrance of the Acropolis Metro Station (Makrygianni street), OR the entrance of the Monastiraki Metro Station (Monastiraki Square), OR your hotel lobby, in case your hotel is located in the city centre of Athens.

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Walking sightseeing tour

What’s Included

Other: My services as your private tour guide, licensed by the Greek Ministry of Tourism.

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)

What’s Extra

Other: -Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites
-Foods, Coffee or beverages
-Any personal purchases or souvenirs

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide, but I can arrange transportation upon request.

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Frederic Rich

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Private tour guide Panos

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