Athens, the cradle of European civilization. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. Our fascinating tour begins at the foot of the rock. Visit the breathtaking New Acropolis Museum. This contemporary building covers a vast area of over 14,000 square meters. As the museum is built over an extensive archaeological site, the floor, outside and inside, is often transparent using glass and thus the visitor can see the excavations below. Nearly 4,000 artifacts and archaeological findings from the Acropolis from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece eras are on permanent display within the museum.
After the visit of the museum, enjoy a walking tour the wonderful alleys of the old Plaka area.
It is undoubtedly Athens’s most beautiful neighbourhood. Its architecture is mostly neoclassical and dating from King Otto’s time. Plaka and the Parliament were the only composites of the city of Athens when it first became a capital in 1834.
The neighbourhood is an historic centre, full of beautiful buildings, Byzantine churches, little touristy shops, cafe, bars and taverns.
We continue to the neighbouring area of Monastiraki and as you arrive you will have the feeling that you are in the heart of Greek culture. Strolling through the buzzing cobbled streets streets bustling with cafés, arts and crafts shops, and restaurants and tavernas is an experience not to be missed for a true taste of the Athenian way of life. You will be amazed by the variety and the quality of the hidden gems sold in this busy market.