Private Acropolis, Athens and Temple of Zeus with Lunch
Spend a full-day exploring Athens' iconic landmarks such as the Acropolis and enjoy a tour of Ancient Agora and more when you embark on this private sightseeing tour in Athens. Have private transportation and be provided a local, knowledgeable tour guide to take you around on your sightseeing tour as you view and visit sites like the New Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the ancient Agora marketplace where you can spend your free time shopping for souvenirs. Included in your private tour is a delicious lunch of local favorites making this the perfect excursion for history buffs and foodies alike.
Begin your tour by departing from Piraeus, a 5th-century B.C. historic harbor. Head to the center of Athens along Syngrou Avenue as you drive through the suburbs and past iconic sites like the National Library, Old Olympic Stadium, and National Gardens, a 19th-century garden that is home to palm trees, ponds and monumental statues such as the Monument to Lord Byron. Continue your sightseeing tour with a stop at the Acropolis hill where you will make your way up the 150 steps of a winding path that leads you to the hilltop. Enjoy a guided tour, and view the architectural excellence of the Greek Golden Age as you view landmarks like the Propylaea Entrance, the Parthenon, the Erechtheum and the Temple of the Wingless Victory, the largest temple in Greece that was also dedicated to the Greek winged goddess Athena Nike.
Next you can quench your thirst with local wine and enjoy Greek delicacies like baklava as you break for a delicious lunch. Take a stroll through the Ancient Agora, or marketplace, and take in the beauty of Attalos Museum's stoa or covered walkway. After your Ancient Agora tour, you will have time to go shopping for souvenirs, handcrafted jewelry, or other local goods. You can even venture to explore the Thission Museum where you can learn about the 2,500-year history from your friendly guide.
On the last leg of the tour make your way to the modern Olympic Games' birthplace at the Old Olympic Stadium and visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Have a chance to fill your camera with photos of these iconic landmarks and admire their architectural grandeur. Conclude your tour by passing through the monumental marble gateway of Hadrian's Arch before heading back to the port.
Looking for a full day of fun activities exploring Athens' main attractions like the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Ancient Agora marketplace? Then you won't want to miss this exciting private excursion. Book your tour today and make memories in Athens that will last for a lifetime.