Private Athens Tour (Half Day)
The city of Athens has as rich a cultural heritage as it does a modern one and it is all here at your fingerprints for you to discover. Wear your best smile and enjoy one of the most inviting cities in the world. With an expert guide on hand to explain all the top attractions, the tour depart for a photo stop at Panathinaikon stadium, the beautiful marble stadium was built in the 4th century BC and it is restored for the first Modern Olympic Games in 1896. Proceed, passing by
- Zapeion, the first building constructed specifically for the modern Olympic Games
- Temple of Olympian Zeus, the biggest temple of antiquity
- Hadrian’s Arch, an impressive monument in honor the Roman Emperor Adrian
- Paul Church the earliest Anglican church in the Greek capital
- National Gardens, Greeks still often refer to them as the “Royal Gardens”, because they used to be the gardens of the palace, which is today’s House of Parliament.
- The Greek Parliament, this magnificent edifice was originally erected as a palace for King Othon and his Queen Amalia
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, In front of Parliament, the traditionally costumed evzones(presidential guards) stand by the tomb and change every hour on the hour
- Syntagma Square also known as Constitution Square is the hub of Athens’ contemporary lifestyle
- Numismatic Museum is housed in the former residence of Heinrich Schliemann, the renowned excavator of ancients Troy and Mycenae
- The Cathedral Basilica of St. Dionysius the Areopagiteis the main Roman Catholic church of Athens
- Athens Trilogy which includes the neoclassical buildings of the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens and the National Library
- The old Parliament House which became the permanent home of the National Historical Museum
- The Church of the Holy Trinityis a Byzantine-era church. Stunning masonry, frescoes and catacombs distinguish this well-preserved 11th century landmark
Our next stop, Acropolis the holy rock of Athens. The citadel and the sanctuary of the city in antiquity. Visit Propylaea the gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion with the famous statues of maiden and of course Parthenon a symbol of Athens itself. One of the most visited and photographed monuments of all time.
After a short walk passing by Oden of Herodes Atticus a stone Roman theatre and by Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus which is considered to be the world’s first theatre, the tour continues to Acropolis museum. Over 4000 items are exhibited in this astonishing building, and the largely transparent floor allows visitors a peek at the on-going excavations beneath.