Visit of Athens – half day

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Admire the modern city of Athens while exploring historic sites on a 3,5-hour morning or afternoon tour by luxury coach. Accompanied by a professional guide who will show you all the main attractions of the city of Athens, the tour will take you past Constitution Square and the Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games. Explore the Acropolis of Athens on foot, and discover famous monuments, such as the Pantheon. And if you want to see more, book the morning tour and upgrade to include an entrance ticket to the Acropolis Museum.

Meet your guide in central Athens and set off on a tour of the Greek capital by luxury air-conditioned coach. You will pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which is located in front of the Parliament on Constitution Square, and discover the Presidential Palace, which served as the royal palace until the abolition of the monarchy in 1974.

Admire the Panathenaic Stadium – the site that hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 – then relax aboard your coach as it takes you to Panepistimiou, home to the National Library of Athens and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, known locally as Mitropoli.

After admiring the main sights of the modern city, step back in time as you embark on a tour of ancient Athens. You will visit the Roman temple of Zeus, before stopping at the Acropolis, the jewel of Athens. Built on a rocky hill overlooking the city, the Acropolis (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) comprises a group of ancient buildings that once collectively acted as a fortress. Each building was created to reflect the splendor and opulence of Athens in the XNUMXth century.

Not to be missed during your visit to the Acropolis: the famous temple of the Parthenon, the Propylaea and the Temple of Athena, a monument built to represent Athens' ambition to establish itself as the most powerful city in Greece. After some free time at the Acropolis, you'll head back to your departure point for the return coach journey.

Morning visit with museum: (5 hours)
Upgrade the morning tour to include an entrance ticket to the Acropolis Museum in Athens, and step inside the eerie attraction when your tour is complete. Step inside to view the museum's historic artifacts and relics for yourself, and see statues from the Archaic period as well as nearly 4 other exhibits. Entrance to the Parthenon is also a highlight, and complements your previous visit to the temple with historical facts.

Your admission ticket allows you to spend as much time as you like in the museum, but most people find that two hours (after your 3,5 hour tour is over) is enough.

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