Your Wonderful City TourThis tour starts at 09:30 a.m.
The tour begins inside
the Syntagma metro station
where you will visit the metro Museum
(in 10 minutes) with very interesting archaeological artifacts from the daily life of Ancient Athens
that came to light during the construction of the metro.
You will then continue on to the House of the Greek Parliament
, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier
and watch the changing of the guards. Your tour continues towards the National Gardens and on to the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall
, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus
and Hadrian’s Arch,
both of which you will have the opportunity to visit. From there you enter the famous Plaka district where you see the statue of Melina Merkouri
Your Acropolis Guided Tour
You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary
and Dionysus Theatre
built in the 5th century BC. Your guide will take care of the entrance tickets so you can skip the line. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold.
Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as the Parthenon
, the Erectheion
, the Propylaia
, the Nike Temple
and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus
, the Ancient Agora
, the Observatory
as well as the Philopappos
, and Pnyx Hills
Time for exploring and picture taking at the Acropolis will be provided after your Acropolis tour.
meet with your tour guide inside
the Acropolis Museum in front of the info desk next to the cashier to start your guided tour. Before you start your guided tour in the Museum, you have time to get a snack or a drink either at the Acropolis canteen or on the way to the Museum. Your tour guide can advise you. The tour schedule does not include time for a leisure lunch between the two tours.
Acropolis Museum - The Definite Must Visit
The New Acropolis Museum
was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi
in co-operation with the Greek architect Michalis Photiadis
. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors. The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts.
The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum.