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We start the tour by visiting the so called “sacred rock”,  The Acropolis.

Here you will see the Parthenon that was dedicated to goddess Athena (Parthenos), Propylea, the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the temple of Athena Nike which was dedicated to Athena Nike (Victory) the Erechtheion with its famous female figures-statues the Caryatides or Maidens dedicated to both goddess Athena and god Poseidon.  The Odeum of Herodus Atticus and the ruins of the first theatre in the whole world the Theatre of  Dionysus and finally the Areopagus (Mars Hill).

Areopagus and AcropolisAkropolisParthenon

Dionysos theaterOdeon of Herodes AtticusPropilea-Temple of Nike

We will proceed to the Temple of Olympian Zeus (visit) and then to Panathenaic or Kallimarmaro Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 (short visit).  We will drive by the Prime Minister’s residence (Maximou Mansion), the former Royal Palace, today the Presidential Palace, and the House of Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (short stop so as to watch the changing of the guards). We continue our tour by driving up to the highest point of Athens, the Lycabettus Hill (the best 360 degree panoramic view of Athens).  We will conclude our tour with a quick visit to the oldest and most picturesque neighbourhood of Athens, Plaka.

Flea-MarketMonastirakiPlaka

Plaka-Tower of WindsTemple of ZeusKallimarmaro (First  Olympic Stadium)

Duration approximately 4 hours

All our private tours are flexible.  It is always up to you to change the itinerary according to your wishes.
Admission fees and lunch are not included in the price of the tour.

Sites’ Opening Hours
Summer                                                
From  April 1st to October 31st 08:00-19:30
 
Winter
From November 1st to March 31st  08:30-15:00

 

Holidays

1 January:   closed

6 January:   08:30 - 15:00

Shrove Monday:  08:30 - 15:00

25 March:  closed

Greek Orhodox Good Friday:  12:00 - 15:00

Greek Orhodox Good Saturday:  08:30 - 15:00

Greek Orhodox Easter Sunday:  closed

Greek Orhodox Easter Monday:  08:30 - 15:00

May 1:  closed

Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 - 15:00

15 August:  08:30 - 15:00

28 October:   08:30 - 15:00

25 December:  closed

26 December:  closed

 

Free admission days
6 March  In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
5 June   International Day for the Environment 
18 April   International Monuments Day 
18 May   International Museums Day 
27 September   International Tourism Day

*  The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
*  Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
*  National Holidays
*  The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and  
    September (when the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the  
    free admission day).

Admission Tickets

Acropolis:                 20 Euros
Temple of Zeus:        8 Euros


Free admission for: 
Children under 18                                                                                                                                                                                             Students from E.U.

 

Reduced admission for:
Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65
Students from countries outside the E.U.

 
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