Discover the essential Athens with this 8-hour tour across the city’s most well-known landmarks and monuments, both ancient and modern, complemented with a visit to the famous National Archaeological Museum.
After pickup from the hotel, the tour follows a path along Athens’ must-see antiquities, like the eternal Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
A visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens opens a window to its unmatched collection of artifacts that unfold the city’s millennia-old history.
The route also covers the most important markers of modern Greece, such as the Parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the Presidential Guard (Evzones), right across the central Syntagma (Constitution) Square.
The tour visits the Panathenaic Stadium, or Kallimarmaro (beautiful marble), a marble arena originally built in the 4thcentury BC, restored for the first Olympic Games of modern times in 1896, and is still in use for athletic and cultural events to this day.
A collection of unique 19th century buildings, including the National & Kapodestrian University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, the National Library of Greece, and the Zappeion cultural center in the National Gardens of Athens, illustrates perfectly how the city looked in the early days of its modern era.
The Athens City Sightseeing Tour also takes us to the idyllic Plaka district at the foot of the Acropolis hill, with its cobbled pedestrian streets bustling with lovely traditional houses, shops, restaurants, cafeterias, bars, theatres and museums.