Shore Excursion - Athens full day Private sightseeing Tour

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We are in the sector of private tours 20 years. You can see with us places that you can't visit by your self in a few hours. Only an experienced local driver can drive you in narrow streets who busses can't get through. Our vehicles are very clean and comfortable with leather seats, which undoubtedly will live up to your expectations.
The Athens sightseeing tour starts by visiting the naturally fortified hill of the Acropolis...
We are in the sector of private tours 20 years. You can see with us places that you can't visit by your self in a few hours. Only an experienced local driver can drive you in narrow streets who busses can't get through. Our vehicles are very clean and comfortable with leather seats, which undoubtedly will live up to your expectations.
The Athens sightseeing tour starts by visiting the naturally fortified hill of the Acropolis. You’ll see the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and the Parthenon.
At the foot of the Acropolis hill, you’ll see the ancient theater of Dionysos,
The Herodion theater and the Areopagus (Mars hill).
Then the temple of Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch, the famous Kallimarmaron Stadium from 330 BC, the ex-Royal Palace where you can enjoy the traditional Change of the Guards. The Lycabettus hill with panoramic view and after the Ancient Agora and the Roman Agora through the famous Plaka (a picturesque place with narrow streets in the middle of Athens.)

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

The Athens sightseeing tour starts by visiting the imposing naturally fortified hill of the Acropolis. The tour includes a walk that travels the visitors through ancient times in one of the oldest cities in the world, which was considered as the cradle of the western civilization, birthplace of the philosophy, the theatre and the democracy.

By passing the monumental gate of Propylaea you’ll see the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and the Parthenon. You will enjoy the panoramic view of Athens and Piraeus port. At the foot of the Acropolis hill you’ll see the ancient theater of Dionysos (the oldest theatre of the world), the Odeon of Herodus Atticus and the Areopagus (Mars Hill).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

The Athens sightseeing tour starts by visiting the imposing naturally fortified hill of the Acropolis. The tour includes a walk that travels the visitors through ancient times in one of the oldest cities in the world, which was considered as the cradle of the western civilization, birthplace of the philosophy, the theatre and the democracy.

By passing the monumental gate of Propylaea you’ll see the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and the Parthenon. You will enjoy the panoramic view of Athens and Piraeus port. At the foot of the Acropolis hill you’ll see the ancient theater of Dionysos (the oldest theatre of the world), the Odeon of Herodus Atticus and the Areopagus (Mars Hill).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece

The temple of Olympian Zeus is one of the most ancient ones since here was the place of worship of Zeus from the beginning of history. Peisistratus the tyrant, wanted to construct a majestic temple around the end of the 6th Century BC, but in the meantime, the tyranny fell from power and his plans were canceled by democratic Athens. A century later, the Peisistratus' regime was so much hated by the democratic Athenians that they didn't want to complete a work that reminded them of his tyranny. Therefore, this material was used to build the Themistocleian walls.Finally, the Roman Emperor Hadrian completed the temple about 700 years after Peisistratus had raised the first immense columns 7 feet 10 inches in diameter. The temple was inaugurated at 121 A.D. The 104 Corinthian marble columns of the Roman sanctuary were a third smaller, Though still the largest in Europe, as was the temple itself, 354 by 135 feet.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Leoforos Amalias, Athens Greece

This arch was built by the Athenians themselves in 131 AD to honor the emperor Hadrian and to thank him for the completion of the temple of Olympian Zeus. Thankfully, the arch was completed on time, the day the emperor came to inaugurate the temple! This gate had another function. It commemorated the boundaries of the city, after its expansion and included the area of Zappeion, the National Garden and Syntagma. This new district was established by Hadrian himself. This event is mentioned in the two inscriptions carved on the arch. On the side of the old city the inscription says: Here is Athens, the former city of Theseus. On the side of the new district another inscription says: Here is Hadrian's city and not Theseus'.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens 116 35 Greece

The Panathenaic stadium provides you with a nice opportunity to learn how an ancient stadium of the 4th century BC was. The stadium doesn't look like an ordinary archaeological site. There are no ruins. This stadium was not rebuilt during modern times. However, in 1896, during the first modern Olympic Games, there were works for the renovation of its marble covering. The work was financed by Georgios Averof. The present-day shape of the stadium is the same as the ancient stadium of the 4th century BC, was.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

The Plaka area is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, is situated under the Acropolis, around the northeastern slopes of the Sacred Rock, between Syntagma and Monastiraki metro stations. Its village-like atmosphere, neoclassical buildings, quaint cafes, souvenir shops, and museums make it a favorite among visitors and Athenians who stroll along its narrow streets. Plaka is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists around the year.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Roman Agora, Polignotou 3, Athens 105 55 Greece

The Roman Agora was created as a continuation of the Ancient Agora in order to satisfy the needs of the everyday life of the city. The Ancient Agora was connected with the Roman Agora through a road. The most important monuments are the tower of the winds and the Library of Adrian

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece

The ancient agora was the area where all the commercial activities of the market used to take place. There were greengrocer shops, butcher shops, the fish market, barber shops, and perfumeries.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Presidential Mansion, Herodou Attikou Street, Athens 106 74 Greece

The Presidential Palace, formerly known as the New Palace, today houses the Presidency of the Hellenic Republic and is the official residence of the President of the Hellenic Republic in Athens. Prior to the abolition of the Kingdoms by the referendum of 1974, the building was the official palace of the Kings of the Greeks. There you will see the guards of the president of the Greek Republic a ceremonial infantry unit that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Mansion in Athens, Greece.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mount Lycabettus, Athens Greece

Lycabettus hill is the highest point in the center of Athens. Thousands of Athenians and tourists climb up to the top every year to enjoy the view from a height of 277 meters.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece

The Academy of Athens was founded with the Constitutional Decree of March 18th, 1926, as an Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts. This building is a copy of the Propylaea of the Acropolis.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Air Conditioned Vehicle Mercedes E class
  • Professional Drivers with knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
Not Included
  • Licensed Tour guide
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Food and Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Roman Agora
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Entry/Admission - Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We'll pick up the customers from the cruise terminal at Piraeus port

Ports

  • Piraeus Port


Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.