This tour offers you a guided tour of Athens while you are seated in a
luxury air-conditioned and no smoking bus. Your professional guide
will narrate for you a Athens history while you see all the major
sites, giving you a complete picture of the city before you proceed
to the Acropolis just outside the Parthenon.
Combining many of the city's principal modern and classical sights, this tour includes an overview of the modern city and striking contrasts to the remains of its glorious past.
Drive by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square (Syntagma Square), the Panathenian Stadium which was the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
See vistas of the Presidential Palace (ex Royal Palace), government buildings and elegant homes. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view St. Denis Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library and Omonia Square.
In contrast, you will visit the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the beauty that was the crowning glory of Athens ancient past, the Acropolis with its many monuments built on top of its rocky base, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. Your tour will conclude with a visit to the new Acropolis Museum**, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. [**The Acropolis Museum is closed on National Public Holidays.]
Tour starts at 08:45 and ends at approx 13:00
Clients staying on the coast will be transfered back to their hotel at 15:00 with the Cape Sounion tour bus.