The Athens Classical City tour is approximately 8 hours long. The tours allows you to blend in the centuries-old city that has been the Cradle of Democracy, with its unique combination of ancient and modern elements.
The cradle of democracy, surviving through the centuries with its unique combination of ancient and modern elements, Athens itself is one of our most famous city tour destinations.
We begin our tour in central Athens’ broad avenues and the city’s principal monuments. The Presidential House (ex King Palace), Zapeion, Panathinaikon Statdium (venue of the first modern Olympics 1886) and then see two famous Roman Era monuments: The Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian Arch, and the National Botanical Gardens.
We then drive to the Houses of Parliament on Constitution (Syntagma) Square. We make a stop for you to visit the monument of the Tomb of Unknown Soldier with its famous Evzone guards.
Directed towards Omonia square we pass out of the Numismatic Museum (Shleman’s House), the Catholic Cathedral and the neoclassical buildings of Academy, University, and the National Library.
Then, passing through the Athens Meat and Fish markets, we drive towards Athens’s old city (Plaka district) and the main city’s attraction, the impressive, world-famous Sacred Rock of Acropolis, with its many landmarks around it: the Ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaestus and Thission.
And then the site millions of tourists the world-over come to visit: the magnificent Temple of Parthenon and the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheum with its famous Porch of Maidens and the Herodion and Dionysos Theater. You can also see the dome of the Astronomy Observatory on the nearby Filopapos Hill, where Pericles used to deliver his speeches and then visit the National Archeological Museum, the New Acropolis Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art.
Our tour continues to the Panathenean Marble Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games where held in 1896, and passing through an elegant residential area with plenty of embassies, museums (War Museum, National Gallery) and the Concert Hall we reach the Lycabettus Hill for a view of the city from its slopes.
There, you will have the chance to view the entire city spanning from the Port of Piraeus and Saronic Gulf to northern Athens, and keep a memory of the city that never sleeps, close to your heart.
- Drive through the central Athens’s avenues and the city’s principal monuments with a view of the Presidental House, the house of Parliament, Zapeion, Panathinaikon Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian Arch
- A glance at the unique Athens meat and fish market
- Athens old district – Plaka Area
- Acropolis, Museum, and the Astronomy Observatory
- Pass through the residential area with plenty of Embassies, Museums (War Museum, National Gallery)
- Lycabettus Hill with a view of the city from its slopes