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Athens City Tour: Sightseeing, Guide, Acropolis Museum Visit, Parthenon

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    About 4 hours

  • Start time

    8:15am

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way to KEY TOURS Terminal, 26 Athanasiou Diakou street, Athens.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point 

Key Highlights

  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring Temple of the Olympian Zeus
  • Visit the Acropolis of Athens and see the world-famous Parthenon temple
  • See top Athens attractions such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Constitution Square and Panathinaikos Stadium
  • An English speaking guide will accompany you at all times

Overview

Visit the famous sights in Athens and discover the fascinating history of Greece. The unique architecture of the Parthenon and other magnificent monuments on the Acropolis Hill in Athens continue to inspire modern-day architecture. See the masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization at the awe-inspiring Temple of the Olympian Zeus.

The first short stop in the tour will be the Panathinaikos Stadium, the cradle of the first Modern Olympic Games which took place there in 1896. The tour will then pass by the New Royal Palace. Located in central Athens, the New Royal Palace is the official residence of the president of Greece. 

Proceed, passing by Zappeion, a vast expanse of greenery criss-crossed by broad alleys and decorated with many beautiful sculptures and Temple of Olympian Zeus. The temple originally had 104 columns, each 17 meters high. Today, only 15 columns remain, but they still convey a sense of the enormous size of the original temple. 

Continue the tour as you pass by National Garden, the Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann's House (where the Numismatic Museum is housed), the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Old Parliament, Constitution Square and the Russian Orthodox Church. 

The highlight of the tour will be a stop at the Acropolis. The Acropolis Hill or the "Sacred Rock" of Athens stands overlooking the city. It has some of the finest architecture that dates back to the ancient Greek civilization. See the Parthenon, the internationally recognized symbol of the city, dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of Athens. Other architectural masterpieces include the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaea.

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Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Group Size: Max. 26

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent Tour Operator
    09/22/2011 Raed Atari, United Arab Emirates
  • 4
    Very informative
    07/15/2011 Pauline Crabtree, Australia

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