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Athens is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance. In 1834, it became the capital of the modern Greek state and in two centuries since it has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivaled charm.

A large part of the town’s historical center has been converted into a 3-kilometer pedestrian zone (the largest in Europe), leading to the major archaeological sites , reconstructing – to a large degree – the ancient landscape.

Panoramic Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum

See the best of Athens in a single day on this half day tour that also takes you to locally loved spots often missed by visitors.

You will have the chance to visit all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour.

The Athens half-day tour depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.  You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral and finally the Old Parliament at the Constitution Square, where you will have the chance to see the Change of the Evzones.

Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing tour with a pleasant short walk up to the Filopappou Hill. Also called the Hill of the Muses, Filopappou Hill offers excellent views of the city and the Aegean Sea and some of the very best vantage points for photographing the Acropolis. On the top of the hill you will admire a monument dedicated to the exiled Roman Prince Gaius Julius Antichus Philopappos. After he died, the Athenians built a marble tomb and monument for the senator. The monument, completed in 119 AD, is twelve meters high and was built at the highest point of the Philopappos Hill.

Then, after a short walking, you will visit the ACROPOLIS museum which is located under the south slope of Acropolis and it is considered as one of the most important museums of the world. For the first time ever all the surviving treasures of the Acropolis can be seen together in one place, close to their original location. The Acropolis museum main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.

The tour finishes at Thission area, a small settlement close to the center of Athens and famous for the plethora of trendy cafes and bars. There you have the option to stroll around or return back to your hotel with our bus.

Highlights

  • Photo Stop at the Panathinaikon Stadium
  • Guided tour of the Acropolis Museum
  • Pass by the Temple of Zeus & Athens Trilogy
  • Pass by the Parliament & the tomb of the Unknown soldier
  • Visit Filopapappou Hill & Thission
  • Small group of max 22 people

Inclusions:

  • Entrance fees of the Acropolis museum
  • Transport by luxury A/C bus
  • Pick up service
  • Services of a Professional and licensed guide
  • All taxes

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Additional Info:

  • If you need additional information please do not hesitate to contact us and we will provide to you in order to help you decide if this tour or activity is right for you.



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