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Panoramic tour with Acropolis

With a history spanning 3,400 years, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and is packed with sights and attractions. Discover Athens with this tour that combines many of the city’s principal modern and classical sights. See the modern city and the striking contrasts with the remains of the past. Begin by exploring the more modern parts of the city. Drive by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Syntagma Square and the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Then view the Presidential Palace (formerly the Royal Palace) and many government buildings and elegant homes. We will cruise along the picturesque Panepistimiou Avenue and view the relatively modern Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University and National Library ending at the busy traffic hub that is Omonia Square. In contrast, the next part of the tour will see you at the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the crowning glory of Athens, the Acropolis. See its many monuments on top of its mountain perch, including the awesome Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. Continue to the Acropolis Museum, which focuses on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis. Built to house every artefact found from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece, the museum contains precious treasures from the ancient past. With a history spanning 3,400 years, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and is packed with sights and attractions. Discover Athens with this tour that combines many of the city’s principal modern and classical sights. See the modern city and the striking contrasts with the remains of the past. Begin by exploring the more modern parts of the city. Drive by the Tomb of the Meeting/pick-up point: Your hotel lobby (Athens centre only). Duration: 6 hours. Start/opening time: 9am. Languages: English, French, German and Italian. Others: A private taxi (1-3 persons) or private bus (4-9 persons) is included (max. 6 hours) as well as the entrance fee for Acropolis site & Acropolis Museum. Lunch is optional. Not suitable for the less mobile.