The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympian or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a colossal temple in the center of the Greek capital of Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods.
The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimármaro meaning the "beautifully marbled", is a multi-purpose stadium used for several events and athletics in Athens. The Stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium, the Panathenaic is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble (from Mount Penteli) and is one of the oldest in the world.
Tourists gather in front of the Parliament, building on Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos) to watch the ceremonial changing of the guard in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The guards (Evzones) wear their traditional white kilts, red and black caps and red clogs with pompoms only that day or on special occasions.
Mount Lycabettus, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece at 300 meters (908 feet) above sea level. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant.
The Athenian Trilogy consists of three neoclassical buildings; Academy - University - Library.
The Academy of Athens consists of aesthetically distinct parts that form a harmonic ensemble of built mass. The building is a characteristic example of mature Neoclassicism.
The University consists of a group of built masses that shape up a double "T", with two symmetrical courtyards. The building follows the basic aesthetic rules of early Neoclassicism, while at the same time is adapted to the Greek Mediterranean climate. The outside statues complete the entrance's composition that is evidently distinguished to a "base," body" and "crowning" parts.
Today the building serves as headquarters of the University of Athens, housing the offices of the Rectorate, the Juridical Department, the Archives and the Ceremonial Hall for official ceremonies of national esteem that refer to the University community.
The National Library consists of three solid parts, out of which the one in the middle -which is also the biggest- houses the Reading-Room.
The dramatic coastal location of Soúnio (Cape Sounion) in southern Attica was an ideal spot for a Temple of Poseidon, god of the sea. Standing atop sheer cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, the marble temple has served as a landmark for sailors from ancient times to today
We begin our tour at the Acropolis Hill (Athens highlight). The visit takes you through Athens monumental gate, the Propylaea, to the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Erechtheon, a site associated with some of the most ancient and holy relics of the Athenians and the small temple of Athena Nike protecting the gate of the citadel. From the Acropolis, you can also look down on the Ancient Agora, the Tower of the Winds, the Herodes Atticus Theatre, and the Theatre of Dionysos.
You will then visit the Temple of Zeus, the largest in ancient Greece, having taken over 700 years to build. Moving on, you will proceed to the Panathenian Olympic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. From here, you will visit Mount Lycavettus(the highest hill of Athens) for great photo opportunities (this site is not available for groups over 19 passengers).
Next, you will see the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Parliament. From here, you will carry on to the Cape Sounio enjoying the splendid views of the Saronic Gulf also known as the Greek Riviera. After a stop for a traditional Greek lunch, you will visit the Temple of Poseidon before making your way back to Athens.
Note: The itineray may vary according to local conditions.
Special Notes: All rates stated are in Euro funds. Our quotes include all taxes, vehicle and English speaking driver, highway tolls, car fuel, and parking and exclude lunch, entrance tickets and guides in sites unless stated otherwise on this page. Payments are to be made in cash (Dollars or Euros) at the end of the services or prepayment by paypal (4% extra) and credit card (3% extra).
Important Note: The driver will wait maximum 45 minutes after the indicated pick up time for your group, please be on time otherwise you will be charged for "Non Show" fee and miss the tour.
Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum.If you want a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you can hire one at extra cost.
Tips:Suggested starting time for this tour between 7:30am-8:30am.
The Acropolis is open: In Winter:From Nov 1st to March 31st: 08:30-15:00 - In Summer: 08.00-20.00 (last entry 19:30)
The Temple of Poseidon is open daily from 10am until sunset.Last entry 20 min before closing.
Admission Fees for Sites and Museums:
(Tickets available only at the ticket office)
For the sites in Athens:
Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Valid for this tour: The Acropolis of Athens and The Temple of Zeus.
For the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Sounio:
Full: €4, Reduced: €2
Free admission days:
*6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
*5 June (International Enviroment Day)
*18 April (International Monuments Day)
*18 May (International Museums Day)
*The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Reduced admission for:
*Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.
*Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
*The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
Free admission for:
*Cultural Card holders
*Journalists with a journalist identity card
*Persons accompanying blind and disabled
*The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits
*University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member - States of the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID
*Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
Closed on Holidays: Jan 1st, March 25th, May 1st,Oct 28th, Christmas and Boxing Day. Good Friday: open from 12noon to 3pm. Holy Saturday: 08.30-3pm Easter Sunday: closed Easter Monday: 08.30-3pm