ATHENS HIGHLIGHTS & ACROPOLIS TOUR – APPROX. 5 HOURS
The site of the Acropolis Hill is uneven and rocky, and therefore not always easy to maneuver around. We can arrange a pusher if preferred.
For some of the sites you can get access for free when showing your disability tag or blue card.
Highlights of this tour:
The Unknown Soldier Monument
- Plaka Area
Acropolis Museum, inside guided tour
See all the important highlights of Athens during this 5-hour tour. This tour will come with an official licensed guide who picks you up at the cruise port. You find him by the sign he holds with your name on it. Once seated comfortably, your Athens Highlights & Acropolis Tour begins.
This half day tour passes by the highlights of the beautiful city of Athens. A combination of a worldly metropolis, and at the same time home to the heritage of the classical era. One of the first stops will be the Panathenaic Stadium. Built-in 1896 for the first modern Olympics, and is the only stadium in the world made entirely of marble. Other sites you visit in near the Stadium are The National Garden and Acropolis Hill.
Athens represents a wide variety of monuments. The most famous of all being the Parthenon. It also houses two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Acropolis of Athens and the Daphni Monastery. Go 2,500 years back in time to the heydays of the ancient Greeks. A time when a visit to the Acropolis was seen as a visit to the sanctuary of the Gods.
Your tour continues towards the Greek Parliament. And located below: the Unknown Soldier Monument. Placed in honor of the soldiers who gave their lives to defend the nation and her freedoms. Extra stops include the National Garden, and Erechtheion, the ancient temple on the north side of the Acropolis. Dedicated to Athena and Poseidon.
The highlight of this day, is a visit and private guided tour to the New Acropolis Museum, which displays artifacts related to the Acropolis site. This Museum is one of the greatest in the world, and you will find relics from all over Greece, a collection that includes more than 20.000 exhibits.
At the end of the day, your driver drops you of at the cruise port again.