Discover the ancient history of Athens on this exciting XNUMX-hour private walking tour. No trip to Athens is complete without a visit to the Acropolis. Look at this monumental structure that towers over the city below. You'll also see sights like the Palace of Parliament and the Plaka district.
- Done in English
For all history buffs, you will be delighted to discover Athens!
Syntagma metro station, where your tour begins, contains many archaeological finds, including ancient tombstones, a 5th century BC aqueduct, pottery, a 2.000 year old beehive, and a 5th century mosaic A.D.
Continue to the impressive Palace of Parliament with the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the famous Evzones statue, the Presidential Guards.
Crossing Syntagma Square, in the heart of the city, you come to Sotira de Lycodimos, the unique 11th century church, now Russia's Orhodox cathedral, or to the church of “Sotira tou Kottaki” one of the oldest churches in Russia. Athens.
Continue to wander the cobbled streets of the Plaka district before arriving at the Lysicrates Monument from the 4th century BC and the remains of an ancient Christian church. A ten minute walk up the beautifully landscaped pedestrianized Areopagitou Dionyssiou promenade will take you to the Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon, with its spectacular views of the city below.
You will enjoy a deep and detailed explanation of the history of its monuments by our licensed guides. On the way to the Acropolis you will also see the Sanctuary of Dionysus, the Hill Philopapos, the Theater of Herodion and the Hill of Ares.
The starting point :
Departure inside Syntagma metro station
Departure time :
09:30 a.m. (if you prefer another time, you must advise at the time of booking, changes are not allowed after booking)