Today you will have the chance to go to visit one of the oldest cities in the world and see all of its famous sites that include ancient and modern structures of Athens. This full-day tour to see the great Acropolis and Acropolis Museum will begin with your allocated tour guide coming to collect you in the morning firstly, now whether you book as a regular group tour or as a private tour with us you shall be given your collection time upon time of booking, also your pick up can be from various points such as from Piraeus Harbour your hotel depending upon which tour you wish to book either private or as a regular group tour.
Panathenaic Stadium Photo Break 20 Minutes
The tour will then make a departure for Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place back in 1896 (there will be a short stop here so you can capture some history on camera). After we have seen the Stadium we will continue on our way to explore the Prime Minister’s Residence (ex-Royal Palace) which is guarded 24/7 by the Evzones that can be seen wearing very traditional infantry uniforms. As we proceed on we will pass by the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and also Hadrian’s Arc. When it's time to see the Panathenaic Stadium we will make a short stop so you have a stroll around and fill up your cameras with some fascinating sites that are in front of you.
Athens Acropolis-Parthenon-Temple of Niki to visit takes 1:30 minutes
Then as we finally arrive in ACROPOLIS, we reach the Parthenon we will take a walk up the hill where along the way you can see the Temple of Athena Nike, it was here that Athena was worshipped as the goddess who stands by the Athenians in the time of war and this temple still stands in a great condition. Straight after the Temple, you will pass through the grand Propylaea which in the English language means ‘Monumental Gateway’, the amazing well-kept Propylaea was created back in 437-432 B.C and also offers great views before you enter through it. Moving on you will come to the world-famous Parthenon, it can be seen from any angle you stand in Athens and shines down to the city below the same as the sun shines in the sky. This Temple was built as a dedication to Athena and is incredible – it makes the most perfect photograph to take back home as a reminder! Just next to the Parthenon is a smaller building called Erechtheion and just beside here are known legends that the very first olive trees were grown by when Athena threw the seeds to the ground.
The new Acropolis Archaeological Museum will take about 2 hours (Closed on Mondays)
Our day will continue with a visit to a museum by taking a pleasant short stroll that will take us by Herodion and Dionysos Theatre til we reach the NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM. This museum gives a great introduction to the Acropolis and Parthenon, has an amazing structure, and is found to be a very organized exhibition the treasures hidden away on the inside are just mind-blowing. There is a little cafe just outside where you can take a short rest before continuing through the journey that the museum offers.
At the end of your adventure today we will then transfer you back over to the port. We would also like to wish you a pleasant journey home and look forward to seeing you again on one of our many other time-traveling packages.
**Every Monday, the New Acropolis Museum is closed and the tour ends at around 12:15.
**Due to certain restrictions on the visiting hours of the New Acropolis Museum, the order of the program can be changed.
*Pick up and Drop Off
*Professional Licensed Guide
*Transport and Driver
*Lunch – Drinks