City Sightseeing tour of Athens.

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 Evzones),
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 Athens,
The Parliament building with the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, guarded also by colourful Evzones,
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 structure.
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 Sounion.

Driving along 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.

 

INCLUDED:
- 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.

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