As we enter the city center and our tour begins, we will make our first stop at the exquisite Panathenian stadium. Built on the site of the ancient Athenian stadium, entirely from marble,
for the first modern Olympic Games of 1896. It is very impressive and well worth a stop.
After our brief stop we will set off towards the Temple of Zeus, a colossal ruined temple that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. The remains of this once great temple still inspire awe to the visitors of the site.
We will continue onwards via the national gardens for a brief stop outside the Greek parliament. The traditionally dressed Evzones stand guard outside the building; the changing of the guards is fun to see and get a feeling for Greek modern history. Our driver will be waiting for us to take us to the Acropolis.
We will be dropped off at the entrance of the site. With our cameras in hand and our walking shoes on, we will walk up to the site to enjoy the beauty of these magnificent buildings. We will see the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike. The buildings on the Acropolis are considered by many as the most impressive architectural feats of the ancient times.
Our visit to the Acropolis will end and our tour will continue with a walk down towards the ancient agora. The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, the focus of political, commercial, administrative and social activity. It also served as the religious and cultural center, and the seat of justice. We will enjoy our walk in the Agora for about 45 minutes.
Our tour will end here and our driver will be waiting for us to drive us to the ending point of the tour.
Pick up point / End point
We will arrange for your pickup and drop off from any point/hotel in the Athens area including the Cruise Terminal port and the international airport.
Cruise Ship Passengers
We will arrange to have your driver at the cruise terminal to pick you up from there. The time needed to get from the port to Athens center about half an hour.