Tour one of
the oldest cities in the world and admire the
culture that made Athens the centre of arts,
learning and philosophy.
The tour includes an
overview of the modern city and the contrast with
its glorious past.
Start the tour at 08.45 driving to the "all marble" PANATHINAIKO STADIUM.
Here the first modern Olympic Games took
place in 1896 (short stop for photos).
Today the stadium is the finishing line of the
Athens' original marathon run, every year at the
end of October.
Continue on the bus to the State President's
house, Ex-Royal Palace, (guarded by colourful
next door to the Prime Minister's residence,
The National Gardens and the Zappeion Conference
and Exhibition Hall,
The Roman emperor Hadrian's Arch, entrance to
the city, next to the temple of Zeus,
St. Paul's Church, the Anglican church in
The Parliament building with the Tomb of the
Unknown soldier, guarded also by colourful
The House of Schlieman (today the Nomismatic Museum),
St. Denis' Catholic Cathedral on Panepistimiou Street,
The three buildings Academy, the old University
and the National Library, next to each other,
the Old Parliament building,
the Constitution (in Greek Syntagma) Square,
the Russian Orthodox Church, and finally the Acropolis.
Walk through the Propylaea, and visit the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon and the Erechtheion.
When you finish
with the sightseeing of the Acropolis hill with
the tour guide you walk to the New
Acropolis museum (except on Mondays that the
museum is closed). The new museum of Acropolis is
considered as one of the most important
archaeological museums in Greece and ranks among
the most important museums of the wolrd.
The museum's main attractions such as votives,
artefacts of every day life, statues from archaic
period, the beautiful Karyatides...all the
surviving treasures of the Acropolis can be seen
together in one place. Of course the Parthenon
hall with the metopes, the pediments and the
frieze will impress you, while the placing of the
Parthenon follows the orientation of the original
Remains of the ancient Athenian city can be seen
under the glass floor of the museum.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Acropolis_Museum
Lunch break, and later on
at 15.00 depart for the tour to Cape
the coastal road past the beautiful sandy beaches
of GLYFADA, VOULIAGMENI, VARKIZA and the
countless coves, one has a splendid view of the
Saronic Gulf. A crowning feature of the tour Cape
SOUNION, dominated by the spectacular Temple of
POSSEIDON overlooking the Aegean sea. Learn the
Greek myth of the Cretan Minotaur, the Athenian
hero Thesseus, and his father Aegeus, after whom
the Aegean sea was named.
Return to Athens +/- 19.00.
- Under 4 years old are free of charge, while
Child rates apply from 4-12 years old.
- Hotel pick up can be organised.
- The bus terminal is in the centre of Athens.
- The tour can be settled at least one day before
departure when the voucher with all details is
handed over to you.