Day Tour

Temple of Zeus- Benaki Museum & Lycabettus Hill (4 Hours)

Hellenic Tours SA - Greece

Athens, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 01 Feb 2019

Temple of Zeus- Benaki Museum & Lycabettus Hill (4 Hours )

Athens, Greece

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Start our tour towards the Temple of Zeus.  The temple of Olympian Zeus was built by emperor Hadrian who was also a philhellenist (117-132 AC). It was a monumental and really impressive temple dedicated to king of Gods Zeus. It had 104 pillars but only 15 are saved until today. The 16th has dropped on the ground (there are three rows of 8 pillars on the east and west side and two double rows on the long sides). It is built on older temples dedicated to Olympian Zeus. The Ancient Athenians were considering the altars of the Olympeion as the oldest in Athens. To the north of the Olympeion, inside a small park you can see whatever has remained from the propylon, a part of Themistokles' wall and the roman baths.

 

The Benaki Museum building is a complex architectural group with a fairly eventful history.

Greece at the Benaki Museum is a group of collections comprises many distinct categories totalling more than 40,000 items, illustrating the character of the Greek world through a spectacular historical panorama: from antiquity and the age of Roman domination to the medieval Byzantine period; from the fall of Constantinople (1453) and the centuries of Frankish and Ottoman occupation to the outbreak of the struggle for independence in 1821; and from the formation of the modern state of Greece (1830) down to 1922, the year in which the Asia Minor disaster took place

After visiting the museum we will board on the bus to reach the funicular.  The funicular departs every half an hour and the ride lasts 5 minutes per way.  Lycabettus Hill is the the highest point of Athens with the most breathtaking view of the city of Athens. At 277 meters (908 feet) above sea level, the hill is the highest point in the city that surrounds it. Pine trees cover its base, and at its peak are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant/cafe.

About Us

Hellenic Tours was established in Athens, Greece in 1953, ranking among the best “Travel Institutions”. As a company committed to staying in the forefront of the travel industry, we have been investing heavily in methods, tools and people, thereby maintaining our pole position within the industry. That’s because in Hellenic we always strive to bring about the best possible travel experience, to any customer, via any provided service, at anytime, and anywhere. By offering what you require right now for your next stage of traveling, we help you truly realise the potential of your business.

Insider Tip

- Comfortable, shoes are highly recommended for climbing the Acropolis - Tips are at client's discretion - Taxis do not accept credit cards

Terms & Conditions

    We quote in Euros and charge in Euros. Below is our Method of Payment which is also send out to you with your RFP.

    METHOD OF PAYMENT IN EURO

    • By bank draft (no personal checks are accepted) addressed to our company
    • Credit Card: VISA, AMEX & MASTERCARD (Necessary details: copy front and back of card, card type & number, expiry date, cardholder’s name, full address & acceptance signature on authorization form fax.)
    • By wire transfer or draft to our bank account

    It is important to advise the Sales Executive you are working with that you are / have sent it in order for the accounts to be aware.

    NB Credit card will be charged in the local currency (Euro) and will be exchanged by your companies or clients bank at the exchange rate applicable on the day the bank processes the charge.

    PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

    Upon confirmation, a deposit of 25% of the total is required, apart from ferry/hydrofoil and air tickets which are paid in full prior to issuing them, and 21 days prior to the arrival date we require the remaining amount.

    Cancellation policy:

    In the event of cancellation, written notice must be received

    • From deposit made and up to 21 days prior to arrival an Administrative Fee 3% of the total booking apply.
    • 20-07 days - 25% of total due
    • 06-03 days - 50% of total due
    • 02 days to No Show - 100%

    NOTE: - All cancellations made after confirming and issuing ferry/hydrofoil or air tickets full cancellation fees apply. Additional Hotels' cancellation policies are notified on a case by case at the time of cancellation.

    HELLENIC SERVICES CONFIRMATION

    Please note that upon confirmation of services we send you the invoice including analytical pricing. Along with the invoice we send you the credit card authorization form. After receiving the payment with either ways mentioned above in the method of payment, we send you the services voucher with all the contact details. In case you haven’t received services voucher from Hellenic with contact details, please note that the services are not confirmed.

    IMPORTANT REMARKS: Entrance Fees, Tolls, and VAT are based on actual Official Rates and in case of increase will be subject to change accordingly.



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    Highly recommend!

    By: Maria G


    Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2013

    Vasso at Hellenic tours was very helpful in arranging transfers, tours, and outings in Athens and Santorini. Her advice and insight was very important to us as we had many moving parts to our trip to greece.
    Travel Advisor:  Georgia Smith

    Highly recommend

    By: Jessica O.


    Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2014

    Our family just returned from an amazing trip to Greece.  We traveled with our two children, ages 11 and 7. Mariza Anyfanti, tour guide and archaeologist, accompanied us for a half day tour of Athens and a 3 day trip to Meteora and Delphi.  We were highly impressed with the type of service that Mariza provided for our family.  She is an expert in her field and loves what she does. She was professional, punctual, kind to our children, and very knowledgeable on every single place we visited. We could not have asked for a better tour guide. Our driver, Yiannis, showed the same type of professionalism. He was courteous, kind, always on time and flexible to our needs since we had two children with us. His car was impeccable and he had water, etc readily available if needed. He knew the area we traveled to very well and was able to point out many places of interest because of his experience in traveling the area. We would highly recommend Mariza and Yiannis.
    Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

    Very efficient

    By: DRL


    Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2014

    Always there when we needed them. Great help with baggage, tours and safe travel.
    Travel Advisor:  Michelle Bemis

    Great tour

    By: JAM


    Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2015

    Arid was an excellent guide and gave us the tour that we were looking for of Athens given the short amount of time that we had. It was an excellent morning.
    Travel Advisor:  Jeannine Bottorff

    Great trip to Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos

    By: KSul


    Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2016

    Hellenic Tours did a great job working with our travel agent in the States to plan a great first trip to Greece. In each stop we were greeted with either a welcome packet from Hellenic Tours or a friendly face to give us an overview of our stay.
    Travel Advisor:  Bette Prochaska

    Very professional

    By: Meme


    Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

    Our trip to Greece was fabulous! The tour in Athens was extremely great and our guide made it!! She was the best...so knowledgeable and had us all mesmerized by the stories of Greek Mythology.
    Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

    Honeymoon

    By: Britt Cohen


    Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

    Everything was great. We had no issues with any of our hotels or transfers. Every one was always on time to pick us up.
    Travel Advisor:  Michele Benigno

    Clint

    By: Clint


    Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

    Transfers from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport were fine. Hotel was outstanding.
    Travel Advisor:  Laurie Valdez

    Great operator!

    By: Carly


    Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

    Hellenic Tours was a pleasure to work with, and did a great job arranging transportation and tours for us while in Greece! We had a little trouble reaching them on the phone, but our hotels were able to once we asked. Overall, we would recommend them to other travelers!
    Travel Advisor:  Carol Brant