Travel back in time to the thriving empire of ancient Greece on a full-day tour of Athens led by a local. Visit a combination of classic and contemporary sites to gain a holistic picture of the bustling Greek capital; capture photographs of the colossal Panathinaiko Stadium, the venue of the first ever Olympic games; admire the ancient grandeur of the Temple of Olympian Zeus; and browse informative exhibits inside the Acropolis Museum. Gain fascinating insight into the rich legends and myths of ancient Greece during this comprehensive tour. Highlights Full-day tour of the classic and contemporary monuments of Athens with an expert guide Travel back in time during visits to the original Olympic stadium and the Temple of Olympian Zeus Admire the grand buildings of the University of Athens and the National Library Browse exhibits that speak eloquently of Athens' rich history in the Acropolis Museum What You Can Expect Temple of Poseidon The Athens full-day tour depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally ACROPOLIS. Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and Acropolis museum one day tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the ACROPOLIS museum. Main attractions such as votives, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you. After a morning tour full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for lunch. After lunch depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to CAPE SOUNION. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.
Prefered Meeting Point: Syntagma
Prefered Meeting Time: 10:00
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The price includes:
On foot, Own car