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Athens City Tour: A Full Day of Exploration

3RFF+MP Fournas, Greece

Activity provided by Greece Private Transfer

9 hours (approx.) - English

Greece Private Transfer

Discover with Greece Private Transfer the most important buildings and monuments of Athens and enjoy time traveling from antiquity to today!

Highlights
  • Visit to the famous Acropolis and the Parthenon
  • Visit to the Erechtheion, the temple of the famous Caryatians
  • Visit to the Panathinaikon (Kallimarmaro) stadium
  • Visit to the Presidential Palace, Maximos Mansion and Zappeion Mansion
  • Visit to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
Description

    Discover with  Greece Private Transfer  the most important buildings and monuments of Athens and enjoy time traveling from
    antiquity to today!

    We start your tour
    with a visit to the famous Acropolis,
    the most important ancient site of Western civilization, a trademark of the
    city and the number one attraction in Athens. Entering the archaeological site,
    we see the complex of the Propylaea.
    In front of the right wing is the small temple of Athena Nike. The gaze of all, however, is drawn by the Parthenon, a temple made almost
    entirely of Pentelic marble, dedicated to Athena
    Virgo
    , inside of which was its golden-ivory statue. Right across from the
    Parthenon, on the north side of the Acropolis stands the Erechtheion, the temple of the famous Caryatians, where six marble daughters replace the columns. Exiting
    the archaeological site on the right, there is a rock, the Arios Pagos, the seat of the most ancient court in Athens. Climb
    the stairs and enjoy the city’s view from above.

    Our tour continues
    for the arch of Andrianos and the columns of Olympus Zeus. The next stop
    is the Panathinaikon (Kallimarmaro)
    stadium
    were the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896, we continue
    to Syntagma Square and the Hellenic Parliament where you can watch
    the changing of the guards. The Presidential
    Palace
    , a neoclassical three-storey building of the 19th century
    with a simple and rigorous design, which houses the Presidency of the Hellenic
    Republic and is the official residence of the President of the Hellenic
    Republic in Athens,the Maximos Mansion
    a neoclassical one-story building of the 19th century with a marble
    Ionic peristyle, which houses the office of the Prime Minister of Greece, and
    the Zappeion Mansion a neoclassical
    building, Corinthian style of the 19th century which is in the National
    Garden in the heart of Athens and it is used for meetings and ceremonies, both
    official and private are the next destinations.  

    Time traveling to our city continues with a drive throw the central
    Panepistimiou Avenue for a stop at the most interesting neoclassical buildings
    of the 19th century such as the University
    of Athens
    , the National Library,
    the Catholic Cathedral of Agios Dionysios
    Areopagitis
    and the Athens
    City Hall
    in front of Kotzia Square. Our last destinations in the center of
    Athens, for a breathtaking panoramic view of the city is the hill of Lycabettus and the church of Agios Georgios, where you will have the
    opportunity to take photos of the amazing views.

    Driving along the
    scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, and the Athens
    Riviera
    we will make a stop at the magnificent natural landscape of Vouliagmeni Lake(located just 25 km
    from the city center), famous for its mineral waters and healing properties.
    Continuing we arrive at the impressive Cape
    Sounion
    (about 65 km from Athens), which is the ideal location to complete
    your tour of Athens, a cliff with the Temple
    of Poseidon
    , one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Athens, which
    is dedicated to the mythological God of the Sea, Poseidon how was the protector
    of seafarers, and of many Hellenic cities and colonies. Enjoy the beautiful
    landscape and panoramic view, and relish the breathtaking sunset! After your
    visit the temple you will have time to take your pictures and stop for coffee
    or refreshments by the site.

    Enjoy with Greece Private Transfer   the ultimate freedom of renting a luxury
    vehicle with a personal driver and the chance to experience the city of Athens
    perfectly rested!

    Don’t hesitate to contact us in order to plan your tour according to
    your special preferences, interests and time frame.

    PACKAGE DETAILS

    Most archeological sites require uphill walking and include steps.  We
    recommend comfortable clothing and walking shoes, preferably
    flat-soled.   For protection from the heat and sun, we strongly
    suggest you wear a hat, sun glasses and sunscreen.

    Please note that due to strict Greek laws and regulations, your Tour Driver
    is not licensed to accompany you inside the sites.  Your Tour Driver will
    provide commentary and basic information only inside the vehicle and only when
    it is deemed safe to do so while driving.  Please refrain from any distracting
    behavior as your safety during the tour is our top priority.

    Your Driver will drop you off as close to the sites as legally possible and
    in accordance to Traffic laws.

    If you wish to have a personal licensed Tour Guide, you may hire one at
    extra cost. 

    What is included in this private tour?

    • Pick-up service from your
      hotel in or near the center of Athens OR your cruise terminal.
    • Transport by
      air-conditioned luxury vehicle.
    • An English-speaking
      professional driver with a good knowledge of history and culture of
      Greece.
    • All taxes, road toll
      fees, fuel charges and parking.

     

    What is not included in this private tour?

    • All Meals & Beverages.
    • Admission Fees for the
      Archaeological sites and museums.
    • Licensed official tour
      guide (optional).
    • Gratuities (optional).

Itinerary

-Visit to the famous Acropolis
-Visit to the Propylaea
-Visit to the Parthenon
-Visit to the Erechtheion
-Visit to the Arios Pagos
-Visit to the Arch of Andrianos
-Visit to the Columns of Olympus Zeus
-Visit to the Panathinaikon Stadium
-Visit to Syntagma Square and the Hellenic Parliament
-Visit to the Presidential Palace
-Visit to the Maximos Mansion
-Visit to the Zappeion Mansion
-Drive through the central Panepistimiou Avenue
-Visit to the University of Athens
-Visit to the National Library
-Visit to the Catholic Cathedral of Agios Dionysios Areopagitis
-Visit to the Athens City Hall
-Visit to the hill of Lycabettus and the church of Agios Georgios
-Visit to Vouliagmeni Lake
-Visit to Cape Sounion
-Visit to the Temple of Poseidon
-Opportunity to take photos of the amazing views
-Renting a luxury vehicle with a personal driver
-Chance to experience the city of Athens perfectly rested
-Pick-up service from hotel or cruise terminal
-Transport by air-conditioned luxury vehicle
-English-speaking professional driver with knowledge of history and culture of Greece
-All taxes, road toll fees, fuel charges and parking

Starting Location
3RFF+MP Fournas, Greece.
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