The best of Athens half day tour
AthensTravellers.com choose for you a package of sights and monuments that you “must see” as you come to Greece. Enjoy the best of Athens with our knowledgeable English speaking driver and see Greece through our eyes. Your driver will come and pick you up in a comfortable sedan/van/mini bus from your accommodation or other preferred point . Our tour starts with the first and most important site, the Acropolis Parthenon .
The temple of Parthenon is listed as an UNESCO world heritage site and consider as one of the most important archaeological sites of the world. Follow the steps of ancient Greeks and enter the acropolis through the propylaea to see the temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and enjoy one of the most amazing view of Athens.
Then we will continue to our next stop, Hadrian’s Arch and Temple of Olympian Zeus. The temple construction began in the 6th century but it was not completed until the reign of the roman emperor Hadrian 638 years later. During the Roman period it was renowned as the largest temple in Greece .A few meters away you will see Hadrian’s Arch.
A unique monument that was built by the Athenians in 131 A.D to honor the roman emperor Hadrian for the completion of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.We continue our exploration with the magical and famous Panatheniac stadium, also named as kalimarmaro, where the first modern Olympic games held in 1896.
After that is time to visit the parliament house. There we will see a view of the constitution square and the beautiful hotels that surrounds it.You will have the opportunity to see the change of the guards and the tomb of the unknown soldier. Next stop is the Athens trilogy(academy of Athens -university-national library).Take a peek at the neoclassical Athenian architecture. The complex completed in 1870.
Walk around to see the beautiful wall paints and statues that surrounds the buildings and take some pictures. Last stop, Lycabetous hill and the Athens balcony . Now that you have seen from close all the most important sites lets see Athens from above. Lycabetous hill is the highest point of Athens.A place with the most amazing panoramic view of Attica.
After the tour and from above you will have a great sense of how the Athenians created the city. Then we are going back to your accommodation or other point of preference.
Temple of Athena nike
Temple of Zeus
Changing of the Guards
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Free wifi onboard
Fuel and All taxes and fees
Entrance fees for all attractions
Official tour guide
(you can include one after the booking)
Tips and gratuities