Best of Athens in a Day
Private Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
5 HOUR TOUR OF ATHENS €130
Our Athens half-day sightseeing tour will begin with a visit to the most important archaeological monument, an icon of the Greek civilization, the Acropolis of Athens.
The Acropolis of Athens, also referred to as the “Sacred Rock” is the most important monument in Europe. When reaching the top of the Acropolis, you will find yourself at the entrance or the Propylaea, which was completed in 432 B.C. You will also get to admire the most imposing monument which is the Parthenon, as well as the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheum with the famous Caryatids.
Next on the programme is a visit to Syntagma Square which is the central square of Athens, named after the Constitution that the first King of Greece Otto was obliged to grant. The Hellenic Parliament which is housed in the Old Royal Palace overlooks the Syntagma Square.
In front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, every hour of the day spectators can enjoy the changing of the presidential guards where the Evzones perform a perfectly synchronized ceremonial.
The next stop of our half-day Athens sightseeing tour will be at the Lycabettus Hill, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Acropolis and the surrounding areas of Athens, take some photos and have a nice cup of coffee.
Walking down Lycabettus Hill, we will make our way towards the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Near the stadium you will see the Temple of Olympian Zeus which was the biggest temple in Greece during the Hellenic and Roman period.
Our journey will end in Plaka, where you can enjoy a nice walk in the most picturesque neighbourhood of Athens, situated at the foot of the Acropolis.
There is no better way to end a perfect day than with a lunch in a traditional Greek restaurant by the sea in the city of Piraeus, the biggest port in the country.
After your memorable experience of discovering Athens and its hidden gems, we will return to the starting point of our tour.
Highlights of this Tour
Temple of Olympian Zeus