The tour starts from the Pier with a drive through the city of Athens, during which the visitor enjoys seeing: The Panathenaic stadium (no entrance/only from outside), where the first Olympics of Modern times took place in 1896; The Presidential palace, guarded by the Evzones, the soldiers of the National traditional guard, wearing their famous costume; The majestic Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Gate; Syntagma (Constitution) square, the cosmopolitan centre of Athens, crowned by the Parliament and the Tomb of the unknown soldier; The three neoclassical buildings: The Academy of Fine arts and Sciences, the University of Athens, and the National Library.
By mastering above all stands we visit the imposing Acropolis. No one should miss the Acropolis Hill and its incredible monuments, the most famous Parthenon, temple dedicated to Goddess Athena, the Erechtheion with its famous Caryatids porch, the Propylaia, monumental entrance gate, and, last but not least, the temple of Athena Nike.
From the Western part of the Acropolis, we will enjoy spectacular views of the city below: The Philopappus Hill, the Observatory, the Areopagus, the Ancient Agora, all located among olive and pine trees, typical samples of Greek flora.
After having discovered the unique monuments on the Acropolis, the tour will continue with a choice of the following sites:
The New Acropolis Museum. the new Acropolis Museum has a total area of 25,000 square meters, with exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis. The new Museum offers all the amenities expected in an international museum of the 21st century. It is located 300 meters walking distance from the Acropolis Archaeological Site
The National Archaeological Museum. It is one of the world’s finest and largest museum in Greece and one of the world's great museums. Although its original purpose was to secure all the finds from the nineteenth century excavations in and around Athens, it gradually became the central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all over Greece. Its abundant collections, with more than 20,000 exhibits, provide a panorama of Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity. It is located at Patission Avenue approx. 15 min drive from Acropolis (depending on the traffic).