The establishment of Athens as a city dates back to mythological times. Today’s capital is a result of integration of ancient and medieval history into the contemporary era. Ancient Athens monuments can be found all around the city center, side by side with contemporary construction such as buildings, roads and train stations. Our expert guides will help you to explore the treasures of Athens during your morning sightseeing tour.
Beginning from the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic games of modern times where held in 1896 and continue with a pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian´s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma) you will be amazed of the rich heritage and how Athens combines the old and the neoclassical in an astonishing way. Your tour will be followed by a visit to Acropolis, the ancient fortified town of Athens, dating back to the Late Bronze Age, the most famous landmark of entire Greece, the eternal symbol of democracy, education and inspiration. You will also be impressed by the Parthenon one of the world’s greatest cultural monuments dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Erectheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Your tour will end with the visit to the impressive Acropolis Museum, one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens that houses 4,000 priceless finds from the Acropolis monuments that represent its history and function as the most important religious center of ancient Athens. The afternoon will be free at leisure.