Full Day Tour Athens

€ 500.00

This eight hour itinerary allows you to see the highlights of Athens, but also allows extra time to explore more in depth. Your licensed guide is with you throughout the day's journey.

Your first stop is the Acropolis, which means the high city, for a visit to the foremost symbol of the glory of ancient Greece. Climb the smooth marble steps on the Sacred Way as visitors have for centuries. History's doors open before you as you reach the Propylaea, a masterpiece of classical architecture, serving as the entrance to the complex of buildings. You'll see the Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Victory), and the Erectheum, with its classical Porch of Maidens (Caryatids). Stand in awe of what is considered the most perfect example of classical architecture in the world ? the Parthenon, designed as a shrine to Athena and at one time housing a massive gold and ivory statue of the warrior goddess. Your licensed guide is with you throughout the journey to explain the things other tourists miss. Looking down from the Acropolis you'll see the two ancient theaters in its shadow, the Greek theater of Dionyssos where the masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes debuted to delighted audiences, and the theater of Herod Atticus, a grand Roman theater restored and used today for concerts and classical plays during the summer Athens Festival. Next is a driving tour of the city where you see the top sights of the city before stopping for lunch (not included in tour price.) This afternoon you have the option of choosing how to spend the remaining time in central Athens. You might enjoy a walking tour of the famous Plaka and then some free time for shopping. Or round out your ancient Greek tour with a visit to the National Archaeological Museum (advanced reservation and entrance fee required). This is the most important museum in Greece and houses some of the best examples of Greek sculpture in the world as well as murals from recent discoveries at Akrotiri on the Island of Santorini. After your adventures you are returned to your ship in Piraeus

Temple of Athena Nike

Private English-speaking Driver at disposal as per Itinerary

Any Entrance or Admission not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Lunch / meals
- Gratuities

8 hors