ATHENS PRIVATE DAY TOUR
Athens Half Day ( 4 hours)/ Full Day Tour (up to 8 hours)/ Layover Tour
Athens Tour starts from your Hotel/ Apartment / Piraeus Port or Airport. Our Comment: Athens is a place of great cultural interest, as well as a vivid and modern city. The harmonious and perfectly balanced combination between the old and the new age make this city unique. Both sides of Athens are extremely appealing to tourists. There are many interesting museums to visit and various cultural activities to attend , that cater for all tastes.
One of Athens tour best attractions is the change of the Presidential guards in front the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier... do not miss to take a photo of the famous Evzones. Every Sunday, there is a parade of them in front of the Parliament and a band playing the National Anthem at 11.00 a.m.
From 35 € min. 4 persons
BEST OF ATHENS
PANEPISTIMIOU STREET ACROPOLIS/PARTHENON
Athens private tour, gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. You'll be taken to see the center of the city. On our way to the Acropolis you will see the Old City (Plaka) the Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, the Ancient Athenian Agora, Thesseon, and the Pnyx "The hill of Democracy". You will also climb the Acropolis to see the famous theatres of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus and the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and finally, "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that puts "order in the mind", the Parthenon and have time to visit its Museum. Acropolis Museum.
Private tour in Athens continues the city sightseeing passing by Thesseon, Monastiraki (Flea Market), the Town Hall on the way to Omonia Square, along Stadiou Avenue, passing by the Old Parliament (now the Museum of History) and arriving at Constitution Square (Syntagma) to view the House of Parliament and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. The Hellenic Parliament (Greek: "Parliament of the Hellenes", transliterated 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. It is a unicameral legislature of 300 members, elected for a four-year term. During 1844–63 and 1927–35 the parliament was bicameral with an upper house, the Senate, and a lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, which retained the name Vouli. Driving down Herod Atticus street , you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform guarding the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The private tour in Athens, will visit the Panathenaic Stadium (70.000 seats all from marble), which is located on the site of an ancient stadium and for many centuries hosted games in which nude male athletes competed (gymnikoi agones) in track events, athletics championships as we would call them today. The first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. The victor in the Marathon race, the most popular contest, was the Greek Spyros Louis. It was in the Panathenaic Stadium that the Olympic Hymn was heard for the first time, with lyrics by poet Costis Palamas and music by composer Spyros Samaras. In the Athens 2004 Olympic Games it experienced moments of suspense and emotion during the archery contests and as the finishing line of the Marathon race.
Our Private tour in Athens continues to the Ancient Agora. The Agora of Classical Athens is the best known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill.
The Temple of Hephaestus or Hephaisteion or earlier as the Theseion, is a well preserved Greek temple. It remains standing largely as built. It is a Doric peripteral temple, and is located at the north west side of the Agora of Athens, on top of the Agoraios Kolonos hill. From the 7th century until 1834, it served as the Greek Orthodox church of Saint George. Mythological: Hephaestus was the patron god of metal working, craftsmanship, and fire. There were numerous potters' workshops and metal-working shops in the vicinity of the temple, as befits the temple's honoree. Archaeological evidence suggests that there was no earlier building on the site except for a small sanctuary that was burned when the Persians occupied Athens in 480 BC.
Private tour in Athens continues on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus (the biggest temple in ancient times) and Hadrian's Arch. It spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus. The arch was built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and to honor him for his many benefactions to the city, on the occasion of the dedication of the nearby temple complex in 131 or 132 AD. The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a monument of Greece and a former colossal temple at the center of Athens. It was dedicated to Olympian Zeus, a name originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman period the temple -that included 104 colossal columns- was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.
Best View of Athens
Athens private tour continues on Mount Lycabettus. Is a hill in Athens, at 300 meters (910 feet) above sea level. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theater, and a restaurant.
The hill is a tourist destination and can be ascended by a funicular railway which climbs the hill from a lower terminus at Kolonaki (The railway station can be found at Aristippou street).
Athens Tour / Daily: Approx. (4 hours Half day or up to 8 hours). Touring Info
Athens Sites & Museums:
Summer daily: 8.00 to 20.00. Winter: 8.00 to 17.00 Last entry 30 min before closing.
Entrance fee to Acropolis 20 Euro. Optional Ticket 30 Euro for more 4 sites.
Closed on Holidays: January 1st. , March 25th, May 1st, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On Good Friday, the sites are open 12.00 - 17.00.
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