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Our tour of Athens starts with a visit to the famous sacred rock, The Acropolis.
Here you will see:
the Parthenon that was dedicated to goddess Athena (Parthenos);
Propylea, the monumental entrance to the sacred area;
The temple of Athena Nike which was dedicated to Athena Nike (Victory);
The Erechtheion with its famous female figures-statues the Caryatides (Maidens) dedicated to both goddess Athena and god Poseidon;
The Odeum of Herodus Atticus, the ruins of the first theatre in the whole world the Theatre of Dionysus;
the Areopagus, also known as Mars Hill;
The Temple of Olympian Zeus;
The Panathenaic stadium, also known as Kallimarmaro Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
After all of that, we continue our tour by going to the highest point of Athens, the Lycabettus Hill (the best 360 degree panoramic view of Athens). We will conclude our tour with a quick visit to the oldest, most picturesque neighbourhood of Plaka.
Note: This tour requires public transportation. Ticket prices are not included.
Our guide was fantastic! We learned about the history of Greece and how different cultural influences are present in Greek cuisine. We got to see parts of Athens that were off the tourist path which was great! We ate so much food! If you get for a guide, you are in for a treat!