Highlights of this tour
- Panathenaic Stadium
- Syntagma Square
- Greek Parliament
- The Unknown Soldier Monument
- National Garden
- Plaka Area
- Acropolis Hill
- The Parthenon
- Erechtheion temple
- Acropolis Museum, inside guided tour
See all the essential Athens Highlights & Acropolis during this 5-hour tour. This tour comes with an official licensed guide who meets you at the cruise port or your accommodation, with private adapted transport. Together you head to the center of Athens for your Athens Highlights & Acropolis Tour.
This half-day tour passes by the highlights of this beautiful City. A combination of a sophisticated 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 the only stadium in the world made entirely of marble. Other sites you see 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. The city is home to 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. At that time, 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. The Monument is 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.
A real 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.
Your driver and guide drop you off at the cruise port again or your accommodation at the end of the day.
To go up to Acropolis as a wheelchair user, you have to use the lift to the elevator that takes you to the site. The elevator to the Acropolis only allows up to 18 people or two wheelchairs and 4 people. Besides the recently installed elevator, the Greek government created a new flat road towards the site, making it much easier to maneuver around.
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