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 Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a colossal ruined temple in the center of the Greek capital 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.
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 "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 Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill
The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. It also lies on the archaeological site of Makrygianni and the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens.
We begin our tour at the Acropolis Hill (Athens highlight). The visit takes you through Athens’s 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). If you are a group of more than 19 people then you have the choice to visit Mount Lycabettus by a cable car and then we will be waiting you to visit together the next attraction site.
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 Ancient Agora before making your way back to the drop off point.
Last but not least you will visit the New Acropolis Museum before returning back either to your hotel or port.
*Note: The itineray may vary according to local conditions.
**Special Notes: All rates 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. Payments are to be made in cash (Euros) at the end of the service.
***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.
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: 08.00-19.00
Admission Fees for Sites and Museums (Tickets available only at the ticket office):
Museum of Acropolis is open:
For more information please visit: http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en/content/hours-and-ticketing
All public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible. Both the main entrance of the Museum (Dionysiou Areopagitou 15) and the side entrance (Makriyianni 2-4) have a special ramp for wheelchairs and strollers. All of the Museum’s levels have elevator access and toilets for individuals with disabilities. The Museum therefore encourages visitors to use their own wheelchairs if they have one. Otherwise, wheelchairs are available for use free of charge, from the information desk at the entrance of the Museum, on provision of identification.
For the Archeological sites in Athens:
Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Valid for this tour: The Acropolis of Athens, The Ancient Agora of Athens & Museum of the Ancient Agora and The Temple of Zeus.
Free admission days:
*6 March (except Acropolis Museum)
*5 June (except Acropolis Museum)
*18 April (except Acropolis Museum)
*18 May (International Museums Day)
*The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days- except Acropolis museum)
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 (except Acropolis Museum)
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