Private Best of Athens with Lunch
The excitement begins as you meet up with your licensed guide for a scenic ride out toward Athens and the amazing Panathenaic Stadium. This significant landmark is constructed out of marble and hosted the modern Olympic games from 1896 to 2004. It also the place where the Olympic flame begins its journey to host cities every 4 years.
From there you will head to Athens Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landmark and uniquely positioned citadel atop a rocky outcrop. You will feel as if you are transported back to Classical Greece as you get up close and personal with the historical structures including the Temple of Zeus, Erechtheum, and the infamous Parthenon. While here, see the famous Karyatides and learn how the area provided refuge to residents during outside attacks.
Continue on to Plaka, a charming traditional settlement below the Acropolis that will welcome you with typical souvenirs, clothing stores, and jewelry shops full of Greek gold with novel shapes and competitive prices. Stroll along the streets and soak in the village ambiance, then meet up back up with your guide for a delicious lunch of traditional Greek fare including stuffed vine leaves, saganaki fried cheese, Greek salad with feta and olives, meat and rice or potatoes. Top off your experience with Greek yummy traditional pastries such as baklava or yogurt with honey.
Afterward, you will make your way past notable landmarks including the Arch of Hadrian, Constitution Square, the Greek Parliament, then ride along University Avenue to the Archeological Museum of Athens. Walkthrough this highly esteemed museum to view Greek masterpieces such as the statue of Poseidon, the Jockey of Artemision, and the prehistoric frescoes from Santorini. Enjoy a short photo stop in Marina Zeas and admire the biggest collection of prestigious yachts in the Mediterranean on your return trip to port.
Book this 7.5-hour exclusive and private tour now for an unforgettable day in the incomparable city of Athens.