Athens, the largest city and capital of Greece, has much to offer. During this Athens tour, you will explore the best of Athens in only five hours. Discover Athens, from the ruins of the past, such as the Parthenon and Olympic Zeus Temple, to the important structures of today, including the Parliament House and National Library.
Join the adventure through the breathtaking monuments of Athens's ancient past. Standing high above the city, you will observe the magnificence of the ancient ruins located on the Acropolis. Tour the Parthenon, one of the greatest cultural monuments of all time and often considered the essence of Ancient Greece. In addition to your Parthenon tour, the Acropolis contains many other ancient ruins for your viewing, such as the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion, with its Porch of Maidens and the Propylea, the gateway to the Acropolis. Explore the Temple of Olympic Zeus in the center of Athens, and see the Panathinaikon Stadium, the location of the first modern Olympics in 1896.
In addition to Athens's rich past, you will explore the modern structures of the city. Driving down Panepistimiou Street, take a look at the magnificent structures of modern Greece, including the University of Athens, National Library, Parliament House, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Presidential Palace. Your tour will conclude with a trip to the new Acropolis Museum. Your friendly and English speaking guide will help you appreciate the beautiful architecture of the building while learning about the glory of ancient Greece. These five hours will fly by as you experience the best of ancient and modern Athens.
Reviewer: Alice Harlow
This excursion was so convenient, they picked us up right at the hotel. we drove to other hotels for more people. Our guide was very good and informative. we stopped at the Parthenon and the Olympic Zeus Temple we also went to the Acropolis which was so interesting. She gave us such important information. We both learned so much and would do it again.