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Half Day City Tour

Contemplate Athens’ main attractions under the splendour of morning light. Morning, when the Greek god Helios drives his Sun Chariot into the sky, is the part of day which most enhances the beauty of Greece’s landmarks. This morning tour of the city takes you through the city’s incredible history, which we can appreciate in our day and age thanks to its rich architectural legacy. Begin the ride with a visit to the old plateau of the Acropolis, where the ancient remains of the outstanding Parthenon can be seen standing alongside other manifold symbols of the graceful classical Greek era. Yet Athens’ claim to fame doesn’t lie solely in the past; it often overlaps with the present. You will get to know the colossal Panathenaic, the stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896, built upon the skeleton of an ancient Greek stadium. You will also visit the Greek Parliament in the renowned Syntagma Square and Athens’ vary own Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, solemn and haunting in its silence. You won’t miss either the Arch of Hadrian or the must-see Temple of Olympian Zeus; its ruined columns, once dedicated to the king of Olympus, still reach stoically to the sky, albeit the ruthless pass of time. Other interesting sites are the lush Zappeion gardens, the magnificent Royal Palace and, of course, the famous Academy, named after the Academy founded in the distant past by the philosopher Plato. Contemplate Athens’ main attractions under the splendour of morning light. Morning, when the Greek god Helios drives his Sun Chariot into the sky, is the part of day which most enhances the beauty of Greece’s landmarks. This morning tour of the city takes you through the city’s incredible history, which we can appreciate in our day and age thanks to its rich architectural legacy. Begin the ride with a visit to the old plateau of the Acropolis, where the ancient remai Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up point will be advised by fax to clients hotel.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

Start/opening time: At 8.30am. End/closing time: At 12pm.