Athens Half Day

Private Tour

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Enjoy a half day tour; The story of Athens through the Ages.

Parthenon

Starting from the Parthenon, the eternal landmark of the Greek capital, and the Acropolis Hill and get to know with the Propylea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion.

The Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis Museum

Then we are heading to the New Acropolis Museum, inaugurated in 2009. The New Acropolis museum is an amazing contemporary museum where visitors can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of the Acropolis from the top floor.

Panathenaic Stadeum
Panathenaic Stadeum

After the museum visit, we are heading towards the Panathenaic Stadium, known also as the Kallimarmaron (meaning beautifully carved in marble) or the Stadium. The Panathenaic stadium is the place where the first modern Olympics were hosted in 1896.

Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus

Our next stop is the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a colossal temple dedicated to Zeus and the other gods of Mount Olympus. It was meant to be the greatest and largest temple of ancient times and its construction started in 6th century BC but was completed in 2nd century AD under the reign of the Roman emperor Handrian.

Plaka’s and Monastiraki’s Flea Market

Monastiraki Flea Market
Monastiraki Flea Market

After the Temple of Zeus we are travelling later through the years, meeting the area of Plaka and Monastiraki’s Flea Market, one of the most famous tourists’ attraction in the city. Driving through the city , we are getting to know not only the Ancient part of the city but also the part that symbolizes the rebirth of the Greek State after the Turkish Occupation. Therefore, we are visiting three very important buildings in the heart of the city.

Athens University
Athens University

We are starting with the Academy of Athens, the highest educational establishment of the country, since 1926. the building was designed by Theophil Hansen under the supervision of the very well-known German architect Ernst Ziller. Right next to the Athenian Academy, there is the National Library of Greece, founded by Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first prime minister of Greece. The trilogy of these neo-clasical gems in the centre of Athens concludes with the Athenian and Capodistrian University, founded in 1837 and designed by the Danish architect Christian Hansen.

Lycabettus Hill
Lycabettus Hill

Our Athens half day tour ends with our visit to Lycabettus Hill from which we can have an amazing panorama to the whole city from Penteli Mountain through the Saronic Gulf.

At the end of the tour, we will have the opportunity to dine in a traditional Greek taverna in Microlimano area, near Pireus.

All half day tours start at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM.

SIGHTSEEINGVISIT
THE ACROPOLIS - PARTHENONYES
THE ACROPOLIS - MUSEUMYES
PANATHENAIC STADIUMYES
TEMPLE OF OLYMPIAN ZEUS AND HADRIAN'S ARCHYES
PLAKA AND MONASTIRAKI FLEA MARKETYES
ACADEMY OF ATHENS AND UNIVERSITYYES
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF GREECEYES
MOUNT LYCABETTUSYES
DINNER AT A GREEK TRADITIONAL RESTAURANT IN MICROLIMANO NEAR PIREUSYES