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Athens afternoon tour

Be enchanted by nearly 4,000 years of history when you come along for an afternoon exploring timeless Athens. From the modern day Parliament to the ancient Acropolis, our friendly local guide will bring this remarkable city to life with amusing anecdotes and fun facts. Observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Dive into the heart of the hustle and bustle of crowded Syntagma Square to see the blue and white Greek flags fluttering from the Houses of Parliament. Here the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is guarded by the strapping Evzones, ceremonial soldiers whose flamboyant white shirts and pom-pom shoes make them icons of national identity. Take in the National Library with its sweeping steps and marble pillars and the heavily-guarded Presidential Palace on Herod Atticus Street. Visit alsoHadrian’s Arch, a Roman triumphal gateway, and the colossal columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Then stand in the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. What tour of Athens would be complete without a trip to the Acropolis, the Unesco World Heritage site that crowns the city? We’ll ascend through shady gardens of cypress and olive trees to view the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age. Entering through the monumental Propylaea, tour the Temple of Athena Nike. See the Erechtheion where six ageless marble maidens support the porch. Marvel at the incomparable Parthenon, one of the world’s greatest expressions of architectural harmony and grace. Be transported to another world with this gentle afternoon tour of the birthplace of western culture. Be enchanted by nearly 4,000 years of history when you come along for an afternoon exploring timeless Athens. From the modern day Parliament to the ancient Acropolis, our friendly local guide will bring this remarkable city to life with amusing anecdotes and fun facts. Observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Dive into the heart of the hustle and bustle Meeting/pick-up point: Your hotel lobby (Athens centre only). Start/opening time: 3pm. End/closing time: 6.30pm. Others: Transfers and entry fees are included. Not suitable for wheelchairs or the less mobile due to the steps and rough terrain at the Acropolis.