This wonderful Half day Athens Tour starts with a morning pick up service of around 08.45am, and your pick up can be from various points such as from Piraeus Harbour – Athens Airport and also your hotel depending upon which tour you wish to book either private or regular group. You will also receive a Athens Travel guide book, Athens City Map from your professional English speaking licensed Athens Tour Guide.
To visit Athens Acropolis – Monumental Gateway – Parthenon – Erechteion will take about 2 hours!
Once you have been collected we will then start off on your day around Athens, the first point of call shall be to the outstanding Parthenon which is the number 1 attraction of Athens and a day in Athens would not be the same without visiting here. As we reach 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 Propylae which in the English language means ‘Monumental Gateway’, this amazing well-kept propylae 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 absolutely 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 is known by legends that the very first olive trees were grown by when Athena threw the seeds to the ground.
To visit the New Acropolis Archaeological Museum will take about 2 hours!
The next stop on our list is to the New Acropolis Museum which is not too far away from the Acropolis site itself, it is actually based just southeast of Acropolis rock and the reason it was built was to hold and treasure the vast exhibits that had been excavated in the site of Acropolis as the former acropolis museum was far too small to hold all the findings. This museum holds more than 4000 historical pieces all of which can be viewed by the public, some of these objects date way back to the Greek bronze age, as well as the roman and byzantine era. Some of the best pieces or shall we say sculptures have come from the Propylaia, temple of Athena Nike and also the Erectheion. Apart from those that have just been mentioned, there are also exhibits of great interest such as the colossal head of Goddess Artemis Vravronia, sculptures that have come from the classical period as well as portraits of many memorable characters from the roman period.
At the end of the tour your guide will then drop you back off to your allocated drop off points where you will be able to spend the rest of the day relaxing and also reviewing your day with us.
P.S – You shall be given your Athens Seightseeing documents / vouchers at the time of confirmed booking via email as well as all the detailed information you will be needing.
*This Athens Seightseeing is available all year round.
*Pick up and Drop Off
*Professional Licensed Guide
*Transport and Driver
*Lunch – Drinks