This full day tour starts with a morning pick up service of which a certain time shall be given to you upon time of booking with your agent, but you should also know that 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 as a regular group tour. 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 all guests have been collected the tour shall begin with the first point of call to be 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 Roman Agora will take about 3 hours!
Up next is a short stroll over to the Roman Agora which is also known as Ancient Agora, this place was the political and also social heart of Athens. You will have the opportunity to explore the ruins laid around here but also what makes it come to life more will be great stories your guide will tell you along the way. Inside the Agora you will come across the Hephaestus Temple or as some may say Theseion which is still commonly used, it has been said that this temple was a dedication and is one of the best preserved in all of Athens. Just directly opposite you will see the Stoa of Attalos which was the first but also the largest shopping centre’s during this time and rapidly became a meeting point for the locals. This huge Stoa has now been converted into a museum which of course is full of great pieces that will be sure to keep you occupied for good hour or so.
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.
*This Athens Acropolis and Roman Agora Tour is available all year round.
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*Pick up and Drop Off
*Professional Licensed Guide
*Transport and Driver
*Lunch – Drinks