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Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

1. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Athens on this guided tour of the Acropolis. Save time with skip-the-line access to this popular attraction. Uncover the secrets of the past as you follow your guide through the facinating exhibits in the Acropolis Museum.  Be greeted by your guide at the centrally-located meeting point and head into the Acropolis with pre-reserved tickets. Follow your expert local guide for a more interactive and personal experience. Start your walk right away to discover the Acropolis – the most popular monument in Athens.  Enjoy the tour at a relaxed pace and get a detailed introduction to the Acropolis including the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and the Parthenon. Look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a reference point for the modern development of Athens. Learn how this site grew and evolved along with the city of Athens as the most accurate reflection of its splendor, power, and wealth during the golden age of Perikles. Continue to the Acropolis Museum and explore the stunning glass floors to see the excavations, and follow your guide for another hour to see treasures of the ancient Greek civilization and the museum building itself. See the original pieces from the temples in Acropolis and learn about their historical context from your guide. Hear about the Elgin Marbles in the Parthenon Gallery. Finish your guided tour at The Archaic Gallery with statues predating the Acropolis itself.

Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

2. Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

Discover the highlights of Athens on this family-friendly tour as you see sights like the acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, Prime Minister’s residence, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Journey through the Greek Riviera on the way to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Be picked up from you accommodation in Athens or Pireas in an air-conditioned Mercedes and head to the Acropolis. See the Parthenon that was dedicated to the goddess Athena at Parthenos and the entrance to the sacred area at Propylea. View the columns of the 420 BC temple of Athena and Nike. Stroll pass the Erechtheion with its maidens statues, the Roman theater of Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and an ancient Greek Theatre of Dionysus. Step into Greek mythology as you see the Hill of Ares where the god Ares is said to have had a trial. Visit the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Drive by the Prime Minister’s residence at Maximou Mansion which was the former royal palace. Continue past the House of Parliament and stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guard. Head up to the highest point of in Athens at Lycabettus Hill to capture pictures of panoramic city views. Get out of the city on a scenic coastal road through the Greek Riviera. Travel through some of Athens’ suburbs and resort areas like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Lagonisi on your way to the stunning coastal temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Have the option to stop to purchase lunch or have a coffee break on the waterfront. Return to your accommodation in Athens.

Athens: City Tour With Private Driver

3. Athens: City Tour With Private Driver

The tour starts by visiting the so called “sacred rock”, the Acropolis. Here you will see the Parthenon that was dedicated to goddess Athena (Parthenos), Propylea, the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the temple of Athena Nike which was dedicated to Athena-Nike (Victory) the Erechtheion with its famous female figures-statues the Caryatides or Maidens dedicated to both goddess Athena and god Poseidon. The Odeum of Herodus Atticus and the ruins of the first theatre in the whole world the Theatre of Dionysus and finally the Areopagus (Mars Hill). Then will proceed to the Temple of Olympian Zeus (visit) and then to Panathenaic or Kallimarmaro Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 (short visit). We will drive by the Prime Minister’s Residence (Maximou Mansion), the former Royal Palace, today the Presidential Mansion and the House of Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (short stop so as to watch the changing of the guards). We continue our tour by driving up to the highest point of Athens, the Lycabettus Hill (the best 360 degree panoramic view of Athens). From Lycabettus Hill we’ll proceed to the oldest and most picturesque neighbourhood of Athens, Plaka (stone-paved narrow streets, traditional Greek tavernas -best gyros- antique and souvenir stores) and the Tower of the Winds. After lunch (optional) a drive through the city centre to the area of the Flea Market (street bazaar, antique stores) where you will visit the Ancient Agora (the political, financial and commercial centre of ancient Athens). There you will see the Temple of Hephaistos, known also as Theseum (best preserved ancient temple in Greece) and the Stoa of Attalos (an ancient shopping centre) which was restored in the fifties by the American Archaeological School. It is a peaceful and inspiring site and especially in Spring when everything is in full bloom one’s spirit lifts! The tour will be completed with a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, the biggest museum in Greece with one of the most extensive and important archaeological collections in the world. It houses, among other important exhibits, the frescoes of the island of Santorini and the prehistoric golden collection of Mycenae with the famous mask of Agamemnon OR with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum, "Home" of the Parthenon Marbles and importand & impressive archaeological findings from the sacred rock of the Acropolis.

From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

4. From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

Whether it's your first time to Athens and the Acropolis or one of many, this ingenious structure will never cease to take your breath away. But Athens is not just the Acropolis, it is a thriving modern metropolis with much to explore. Start the day at the Syntagma metro station, where you will enjoy a brief visit to the metro Museum and its fascinating archaeological artifacts from daily life in ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. Continue on to the National Gardens and pass the neoclassical architectural design of Zappeion Hall. From this vantage point, you can see the remaining colossal columns of the Temple of Zeus, as well as Hadrian’s Arch. The tour then continues to the Acropolis, entering from the southern slope to avoid the crowds, and the great Dionysus Theatre, the most significant theatre of its kind in Europe. Ascend the Sacred Hill of the Acropolis, stopping along the way at the great monuments, including the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient Agora. Enjoy some free time to explore the Acropolis and Plaka before you begin to make your way back to Athens.

Athens: Full-Day Private Tour with Personal Driver

5. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour with Personal Driver

Visit the most important sites of Athens on a city tour and learn from your personal driver who has deep knowledge of local history and knows all the information you want to hear. Enjoy an intimate Athens tour customized to the needs and interests of your group. After getting picked up in a private luxury vehicle, your sightseeing in Athens will start with the hill of the Acropolis of Athens. On the historical hill, get the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum, and the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena. Afterward, head towards the Temple of Zeus by way of Hadrian’s Arch. From there you’ll visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Then, driving alongside the National Garden, witness the changing of the guard (Evzones) in front of the old palace (now the parliament house), above the central square of Athens. Get driven to Panepistimiou Street, one of the most historical streets of Athens, where you will see numerous neoclassical buildings still standing and dating back to the late 19th century. Spot the architectural trilogy of Athens: the National Library of Greece, the University of Athens, and the Academy of Athens. Then, moving into the historical center of the city, drive up the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, from the hill of the Acropolis of Athens to the Aegean Sea. You will be feeling hungry by now, so take a lunch break at a Greek traditional tavern with authentic Greek dishes (costs not included). After lunch, visit the two historically old neighborhoods of Athens, Plaka and Monastiraki, where the famous Andrianou Street is located. Visit a local flea market (shopping area) where you will also get to see the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds. Don’t miss the Ancient Greek Agora, considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and free speech. In the Ancient Agora of Athens, stop at the Temple of Hephaestus, the best-preserved temple in Greece still sanding largely as it was originally built, and at a small museum housed under the Portico of Attalos. Eventually, you'll get to the New Acropolis Museum, a brand new museum opened in 2009 to host all the findings that have been excavated on the hill of the acropolis and its slopes. This museum is considered one of the best in the world.

Athens: Highlights Tour of Classical Athens

6. Athens: Highlights Tour of Classical Athens

Be inspired by the Acropolis with the colonnaded majestic Parthenon temple, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of Olympiad Zeus, the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium or Kalimarmaro, the dazzling Acropolis Museum and the captivating National Archaeological Museum. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from Mount Lycabettus, 300 metres above sea level before being tantalised by the neoclassical buildings of the ‘architectual trilogy’ consisting of the National library, Athens University and the Academy of Athens. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the Royal Guards at Constitution Syntagma Square is also intriguing! Lively Monastiraki known for iconic landmarks such as the ruins of Hadrian’s library, the Stoa of Attalos and the ancient Agora together with its flea market is of significant interest! Explore the narrow cobblestone streets lined with tiny shops, sidewalk cafes and authentic tavernas at Plaka!

From Cruise Port: Athens City, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

7. From Cruise Port: Athens City, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

This is an ideal combo tour to see the city center sights in just a few hours. At the Acropolis of Athens, you’ll explore the graceful and enduring Parthenon which is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Then, you’ll dive deeper into its worldly significance at the Acropolis Museum where marble masterpieces from the Acropolis tell a compelling story on their own.  The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards. Next, your guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you will walk towards the Acropolis through the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou. Then you'll benefit from skip-the-line entry into the Acropolis, encountering many monuments as you go through and enjoying panoramic views of the city, perfect for photos.  Afterwards you'll have the chance to get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum. Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach. Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout.

Athens: Private Airport Transfer & Acropolis Ticket

8. Athens: Private Airport Transfer & Acropolis Ticket

Arrive in Athens without having to worry about figuring out transportation to your accommodation. Meet your local expert driver who will wait for you holding a sign with your name on it, and drive you safely and quickly to your accommodation in Athens city center. Relax as you take advantage of this convenient journey to your hotel without worrying about taxi meters or getting lost. During the ride, your driver will give you your skip-the-line ticket for the Acropolis. Use this ticket at any point within 30 days so that you can visit the historic site hassle-free and at your own pace. The Acropolis is probably the most famous and most visited monument in the world from the antiquity. It is the symbol of Athens and its most famous landmark. The entrance ticket includes access to the Propylaea Gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion with its stunning Porch of Maidens. The entrance ticket offers fast-track entry upon arrival at the site.

From Athens: 10-Day Tour to Mykonos, Santorini & Crete

9. From Athens: 10-Day Tour to Mykonos, Santorini & Crete

Experience the best of Greece on a multi-day trip from Athens. Spend nights in Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete, while enjoying private transfers and tours. Itinerary Day 1: Arrival day Your driver will meet you at the Athens airport to transfer you to your hotel in Athens. Spend the night in Athens. Day 2: Private guided tour in Athens and Plaka Meet your driver and guide at your hotel to begin your day with a panoramic tour of the city. Then, get dropped off at the Acropolis to continue the tour with your tour guide and explore the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Plaka and Monastiraki to admire the Greek architecture and to taste the famous Greek “Souvlaki”. Spend the night in Athens. Day 3: Athens to Mykonos Depart from your hotel and head to the Piraeus port to take the ferry to Mykonos. Your driver will transfer to your hotel. Spend some time relaxing at your hotel and then head out to enjoy the amazing nightlife of Mykonos. Spend the night in Mykonos. Day 4: Mykonos Discover Delos on a guided tour and take a half-day trip to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis Today, one of the Unesco Heritage sites of Greece. Spend the night in Mykonos. Day 5: Mykonos to Santorini Get picked up from your hotel and head to Mykonos Port to board the boat for Santorini. Your driver will meet you for a transfer to your hotel. Spend some free time for drinks or dinner at one of the many restaurants and bars located just on the rocks above the sea. Spend the night in Santorini. Day 6: Santorini Enjoy a sunset cruise to the volcano with a buffet on board. Visit the volcano and hot springs, and sail under the caldera while enjoying the sunset. Taste Greek delicacies prepared on board. Spend the night in Santorini. Day 7: Santorini to Crete Head to the with your driver Santorini port to take the ferry departing to Heraklion, Crete. Upon arriving there, be transferred to your hotel. Spend the not in Heraklion. Day 8: Crete Enjoy a free day to explore the town. Spend the night in Heraklion. Day 9: Crete to Athens Get picked up from your hotel to visit the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. At the end of the tour, your driver will transfer you to the Heraklion Airport to take the flight to Athens. Your private driver will wait for you at Athens airport and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the night in Athens. Day 10: Departure day Your driver will take you to the Athens airport according to your flight details.

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What people are saying about Parthenon

Our guide, Helena, was welcoming, thorough, and passionate about the tour of the acropolis. She was very patient with our questions an conversational. It was like walking and talking with someone we knew for years. Highly recommend this private tour with Helena. She was wonderful!

Dominic was absolutely amazing. Great with all three generations, especially with the kids. Wonderful sense of humour and great knowledge of Greek history, names, dates, and culture. Thank you so much for an amazing experience.

Great visit and our guide was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to show us more of the sites. We have already recommended him to other people we met in the resort.

Very knowledgeable, very thoughtful. Period would only do the acropolis with a guide. I have done it before without a guide and they make all the difference

Frossa was a great guide. Her knowledge was amazing.