Today you will have the chance to go to visit one of the oldest cities in the world and see all of its famous sites that include ancient and modern structures of Athens.This full day tour to see the great Acropolis and Acropolis Museum will begin with your allocated tour guide coming to collect you in the morning firstly, now whether you book as a regular group tour or as a private tour with us you shall be given your collection time upon time of booking, also your pick up can be from various points such as from Piraeus Harbour also your hotel depending upon which tour you wish to book either private or as a regular group tour. You will also receive an Athens Travel guide book, Athens City Map from your professional English speaking licensed Athens Tour Guide.
Panathenaic Stadium Photo Break 20 Minutes
The tour will then make a departure for Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place back in 1896 (there will be a short stop here so you can capture some history on camera).After we have seen the Stadium we will continue on our way to explore the Prime Minister’s Residence (ex Royal Palace) which is guarded 24/7 by the Evzones that can be seen wearing very traditional infantry uniforms. As we proceed on we will pass by the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and also Hadrian’s Arc. When its time to see the Panathenaic Statium we will make a short stop so you have a stroll around and fill up your cameras with some fascinating sites that are infront of you.
Athens Acropolis-Parthenon-Temple of Niki to visit them takes 1:30 minutes
Then as we finally arrive in ACROPOLIS ,As we reach Parthenon we will take a walk up the hill where along the way you can see the Temple of Athena Nike, it was here that Athena was worshipped as the goddess who stands by the Athenians in the time of war and this temple still stands in a great condition. Straight after the Temple you will pass through the grand Propylae which in the English language means ‘Monumental Gateway’, this amazing well-kept propylae was created back in 437-432 B.C and also offers great views before you enter through it. Moving on you will come to the world-famous Parthenon, it can be seen from any angle you stand in Athens and shines down to the city below the same as the sun shines in the sky. This Temple was built as a dedication to Athena and is absolutely incredible – it makes the most perfect photograph to take back home as a reminder! Just next to the Parthenon is a smaller building called Erechtheion and just beside here is known by legends that the very first olive trees were grown by when Athena threw the seeds to the ground.
New Acropolis Archaelogical Museum will take about 2 hours
Our day will continue for visit around a museum by taking a pleasant short stroll that will take us by Herodion and Dionysos Theatre til we reach NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM. This museum gives a great introduction to the Acropolis and Parthenon, and has amazing structure, and found to be a very organized exhibition and the treasures hidding away on the inside are just mind-blowing. There is a little cafe just outside where you can take a short rest before continuing through the journey that the museum offers.
At the end of your adventure today we will then transfer you back over to the port. We would also like to wish you a pleasant journey home and shall look forward to seeing you again on one of our many other time travelling packages.
**Every Monday, New Acropolis Museum is closed and the tour ends at around 12:15.
**Due to the certain restrictions in the visiting hours of the New Acropolis Museum, the order of the program can be changed.
*Pick up and Drop Off
*Professional Licensed Guide
*Transport and Driver
*Lunch – Drinks