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Thursday 20 January 2022 | Athens Time :

Full Day Athens Tours

Below follows a list of all Athens Full Day Tours, which can be altered according to your wishes.

 

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Parthenon tour

(ACROPOLIS HILL: PROPYLEA, TEMPLE OF ATHENA NIKE, PARTHENON AND ERECHTHEION, DIONYSUS THEATRE AND HERODES ATTICOS THEATRE, TEMPLE OF ZEUS, THE OLD OLYMPIC STADIUM, THE CHANGING OF THE GUARDS IN FRONT OF THE PARLIAMENT, LUNCH AT A VERY NICE LOCAL TRADITIONAL RESTAURANT, THE LYCABETTUS HILL-HIGHEST POINT IN ATHENS- THE ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN AGORA LOCATED IN PLAKA-THE OLD CITY OF ATHENS, THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM OR THE NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM).

Our Full Athens Day Tour Details

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.

 

 

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Acropolis Museum

Opening Hours

  • Winter : November 1 to March 31
  • Tuesday to Thursday : 9:00am - 5:00pm (Last admission: 4:30pm)
  • Friday : 9:00am - 10:00pm (Last admission: 9:30pm)
  • Saturday & Sunday : 9:00am - 8:00pm (Last admission: 7:30pm)

Monday Closed

  • Summer : April 1 to October 31
  • Monday : 8:00am - 4:00pm (Last admission: 3:30pm)
  • Tuesday to Sunday : 8:00am - 8:00pm (Last admission: 7:30pm)
  • Friday : 8:00am - 10:00pm (Last admission: 9:30pm)

Tickets : Full: 5€, Reduced: 3€

Temple of Poseidon

  • Opening Hours : Monday - Sunday: 10:00am until sunset (Last admission: 19:30pm)
  • Tickets : Full: 4€

Acropolis Hill - Ancient Agora

  • Opening Hours - Winter : From November 1 to March 31 08:30am until 15:00pm
  • Opening Hours - Summer : From April 1 to October 31 08:00am until 19:30pm
  • Tickets : Full: 12€, Reduced: 6€
  • 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

Archaeological Sites Season Periods & General Opening Hours

  • Winter Season : From November 1 to March 31- Opening Hours : 08:30 until 15:00
  • Summer Season : From April 1 to October 31- Opening Hours : 08:00 until 19:30

Free Admission Days

  • 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 18 April (International Monuments Day)
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • 5 June (International Enviroment Day)
  • 27 September (International Tourism Day)
  • 28 October
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • Sundays from November 1st to March 31st
  • The first Sunday of every month except July, August & September

Marathon Museum & Battle Site

  • Opening Hours : Tuesday - Sunday: 08.00am - 15.00pm
  • Tickets : Full: 3€, Reduced: 2€
  • Valid for : Archaeological Museum of Marathon, Tomb at Marathon

Holidays

  • 1 January : closed
  • 6 January : 08.00 - 15.00
  • Shrove Monday : 08.00 - 15.00
  • 25 March : closed
  • Good Friday : closed until 12:00
  • Holy Saturday : 08.00 - 15.00
  • Easter Sunday : closed
  • Easter Monday : 08.00 - 15.00
  • 1 May : closed
  • Holy Spirit Day : 08.00 - 20.00
  • 15 August : 08:30 - 15:00
  • 28 October : 08.00 - 15.00
  • 25 December : closed
  • 26 December : closed

Reduced Admission For :

  • Citizens of the E.U. over 65 yrs
  • Students from countries outside E.U.

Ancient Corinth

  • Tickets : Full: 6€, Reduced: 3€
  • Valid for : Both the Museum & the Archaeological Site.

Free Admission For :

  • Cultural card holders
  • Journalists
  • Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
  • Persons accompanying blind & disabled
  • Persons possessing a free admission card
  • Tourist guides
  • University students & students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of E.U. & students at Schools of Tourist Guides
  • Young people under 18 yrs old
  • Soldiers carrying out military service