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Destination:
Athens, Piraeus
Duration:
Half day
Type of tour:
Joined Tours
Theme:
Sightseeing
Type of vehicle:
coach, mini bus, minivan

Semi-private tour (max participation 19 persons)
Price: 50€ p.p.,39€ children under 12 years old, free of charge children under 3 years old

Experience Athens as a true insider!

On this half-day tour, you will have the opportunity to explore and discover the city treasures of the past and of the present.

Your tour starts from the port of Piraeus. As you gaze at the picturesque ports of Microlimano and Kastella, you will be provided with all the historical and cultural background of the area along the way. After a 30-minute drive, you will arrive in Athens, the cradle of western civilization.

Continue the city tour through the busy streets of Panepistimiou and Stadiou. A stop at the Panathenaic Stadium to see where the first Olympic Games were held is a must. Continue to the highest hill in Athens, Lycabettus, with its great views of the city from the observatory and the chapel of Saint George. Carry on past the Parliament House, the Catholic Cathedral and the Athenian Trilogy consisted of the Academy, the Library and the University of Law, the Arch of Hadrian, the temple of Olympic Zeus and stop at the Syntagma Square to witness the Changing of the Presidential Guards.

You will be dropped off at the vibrant pedestrian street of Dionysiou Aeropagitou, just a breath away from the archeological site.

Meet your certified tour guide and together walk up the hill to the Acropolis and become amazed by the awe-aspiring grandeur of the Parthenon and the Erechtheion Temple. The view of Athens and its 7 hills is breathtaking.

Enjoy your free time in the district of Plaka - as the name itself reveals, "the old". It is the most beautiful district of the historical center, which is located nearby and ideal for shopping and tasting the local cuisine.

 

 

  • An ultimate city tour experience with onboard guidance from the port of Piraeus to the historical center of Athens; the birthplace of democracy and the philosophy of Socrates and Plato.
  • Upon arrival, you will stop at the marble Panathenaic Stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896; there you will be given time to take photos and feel like Olympic athletes!
  • Jump to the present with the Catholic Cathedral and the famous Athenian Trilogy on Panepistimou str. consisted of The University of Law, The Academy of Science and The National Library; the masterpieces of the so-called Neoclassical movement.
  • Later, passing in front of The Hadrian Arch of Triumph and The Temple of Zeus, you will have the chance to visualize the Roman aspect of Athens.
  • Your sightseeing will continue to the hotspots of both Modern and Ancient Athens. The Syntagma Square, which now is the heart of the city, hosts The Greek House of Parliament. In the former centuries, this was the Royal Palace, surrounded then and still today by the National Gardens.
  • Also, a short stop for photos in front of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Presidential Guards is a MUST! Wait a few minutes to see the changing of the guards, truly an impressive custom.
  • You will be dropped off at Dionysiou Aeropagitou Str. to explore the highlights of the city.
  • Walk uphill to the Acropolis site and see the principle buildings, such as the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with the famous Caryatid Statues and the magnificent Parthenon.
  • Have lunch in the nearby Plaka to taste the traditional Greek cuisine.
  • At the ancient Greek Agora (marketplace), do your shopping as the ancients following in the footsteps of Socrates.
  • Share the highlights of your Athens experience as you unwind on your drive back to the port.

 

ALL SHARED TOURS ARE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH


Included:

  • Transportation by deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Guided tour by certified tourist guide by the Greek Ministry of Tourism (at Acropolis site)
  • Insurance coverage during bus transfers
  • Detailed timetable of tour
  • Mobile contact number for any emergency available 24/7


Please note, the order of tour events may vary for your own convenience so as to avoid the crowds

Not included:

  • Drinks, snacks, appetizers, lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities


 Admission

general admission: 20€ per person
reduced ticket: senior citizens with an EU passport
free of charge: students with EU student ID and under 18 years old

 

Shared Tours Policy


Each tour operates to sufficient demand. The Travel Insiders reserves the right to cancel scheduled tours due to limited participation (minimum 6 participants), or other reasons beyond our control two (2) weeks before the date of the tour.
In any of the above cases, you will be notified via email. Alternatively, a private tour at a special price will be available, or if you prefer, you will be fully refunded.
Once the group reaches the minimum number of participants (6 participants) you will receive an email notification two (2) weeks prior to tour confirming that the itinerary of your choice will be conducted as planned.
For further information on our cancellation policy, please see Terms & Conditions