Below follows a list of all Athens Full Day Tours, which can be altered accordingly.
We will visit:
- Acropolis Hill
- Temple of Athena Nike
- Dionysus theater
- Herodes Atticos theater
- Temple of Zeus
- The old Olympic Stadium,
- Changing of the Guards – Parliament
- Lycabettus Hill
- Ancient Greek and Roman Agora
- New Acropolis Museum or National Archaeological Museum
Our excursion begins by visiting the “sacred rock” of the Acropolis Hill, passing by its entrance called Propylea, the temple of Athena-Apteros Nike (Athena Wingless Victory), Parthenon, the temple devoted to Athena Parthenos, Erechtheion of Athena Polias with its world famous female statues of Caryatides, the ruins of Herodes Atticos Odeon the first world theatre still in use nowadays, Dionysus Theatre which hosted the world famous comedies and tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes (ancient poets) and Areopagus (Mars Hill)used as a court of appeal in antiquity and by St. Paul to deliver his famous speech.
We move on with and the Temple of Zeus, a colossal ruined temple in the center of the Greek capital Athens dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, the Old Olympic Stadium called Panathenaic ( of all Athenians) or Kallimarmaro (best marble) Stadium, built in 1863 and hosted the first Athenian Olympic Games in 1896. We get to see the Former Royal Palace, the Presidential Palace (Maximou Mansion) which hosts the offices of the President of Democracy and the Prime Minister, the House of Parliament with the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front, as well as the Changing of the Guards.
We make a stop for Lunch at a very nice local restaurant and after, we drive by the buildings of the Architectural Trilogy of University Street; the Academy, the University of Athens, and the National Library, to reach up to Lycabettus Hill which offers a spectacular 360o panoramic view of Athens city.
Continuing our tour we head towards Plaka, the oldest picturesque neighborhood of Athens with stone-paved streets and traditional shops. There we go through the Ancient Greek and Roman Agora. The Greek Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity, the religious and cultural centre, and the seat of justice. Early in the 6th century, in the time of Solon, the Agora became a public area. The Roman Agora was built between 19 and 11 B.C. with a donation of Julius Caesar and Augustus. So the administrative and commercial centre of the city was transferred from the Ancient Agora to the Roman Agora and the Library of Hadrian. During the Byzantine period and the Turkish occupation the area was covered with houses, workshops and churches along with the Fetiye Moosque.
We conclude our tour by visiting the New Acropolis Museum with findings of the Acropolis Sacred Rock or the National Archaeological Museum which is the largest museum in Greece.
Full Athens Day Tour Details
Duration : approx. 9 hrs
Acropolis Hill - Ancient Agora
Full Price: €30
Tickets are valid for : Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian’s Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis
Reduced Admission is applied to :
- Citizens of the E.U. over 65 yrs old
- Students from countries outside the E.U.
Your professional driver has limited knowledge of Greek history, mythology as well as contemporary life and traditions. He is not allowed by law to accompany you into the sites and museums; therefore he will be waiting for you at the agreed area.
Private Hellas Tours cooperates with professional, licensed private tour guides, that you can hire and will ride the same vehicle with you, accompany you to the sites and museums and give you detailed information on the history of the landmarks and historical sites.