No 1. The Acropolis and Athens City Tour: An exciting trip through history
Acropolis: the highlight of the Greek civilisation.
This comprehensive city tour will show you some of the most important landmarks and sights of the historical center of Athens but also a thorough visit to the Acropolis where your guide will give you in-depth guided tour of the history of this world heritage site and its breathtaking monuments
The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where your guide will show you shortly (in 10 minutes) the archaeological exhibits that came to light during the construction of the metro. You will then continue on to the House of the Greek parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and watch the changing of the guards.
Your tour continues towards the National Gardens passing by the Anglican church of S. Paul and the Byzantine church of Sotira of Lykodimos, (Russian church) along the way and reach the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have to opportunity to visit.
From there you enter the famous Plaka district where you will visit the Monument of Lysicrates.
From there we head towards the beautiful pedestrian walk way of Dionyssiou Areopagitou until we reach the Acropolis where we will begin our ascent while taking in the spectacular views of the city below. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon, Erection, Propylaia, Nike Temple and the surrounding monuments as well (Dionysus sanctuary, Philopappos Hill, Mars Hill, Observatory, Pnyx Hill, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Ancient Agora).
Duration: 3 hrs, the walking itself is 45 minutes; there will be ample of time to sit and rest a little in shady quiet places. Conducted daily with minimum participation 8 and maximum 18 people.
Meeting point: it is inside the Syntagma Metro Station, next to the ticket validating machines, beneath the hanging clock.
Adults: 36 €
Students: 29 €
Children under 12: FREE
Entrance fees to the Acropolis are not included in the tour's price.
General admission fee: 12 euros.
Reduced admission fee: 6 Euros.
The Acropolis ticket can be used for a few days ( 4-5 days) after its purchase for more archaeological sites, which are quoted on the Acropolis ticket itself (Roman Market, Ancient Agora, Temple of Zeus, Kerameikos, Dionysos sanctuary, Hadrian's Library ). You can buy this ticket at any of the five archaeological places you visit first and use it for the Acropolis too.
Prices of the entrance fees are subject to changes without notice.
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