Explore some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this 3.5-hour morning Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of the major Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium. Then, explore the Acropolis on foot to see the majestic Parthenon and other highlights.
Athens half day tour begins with a panoramic drive around Syntagma square, passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral,and Schliemann’s House. You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Your licensed guide will explain more of Athens’s history old and new as you look at these stately buildings.
Continue 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.
Make your way to the archaeological site of Acropolis an UNESCO’S world heritage monument and visit Propylae the monumental entrance to the Acropolis which blends Doric and Ionic building principles, and the small temple Athena Nike, which stands on a protruding mass of rock, protecting the gate to the citade and of course the Parthenon, and Erechtheion with its porch of Maidens.
With this Acropolis half day tour you will enjoy one of the top UNESCO'S world heritage monuments.
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