6hrs Highlights Athens Tour
The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Athens 6hrs Highlights tour includes but is not limited to:
- Temple of Wingless Nike
- Odeum of Herodes Atticus
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Hadrian’s Arch
- Old Olympic Stadium
- Presidential Palace
- Lycabetus Hill
- Changing of the Guards
- Constitution (Syntagma) Square
- Trilogy of Culture (Academy, University, Library of Athens)
- New Acropolis Museum or Ancient Greek Agora
First thing to do on our Athens highlights tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise. There you will be able to explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the imperious maidens called Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon. From the Acropolis you will enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.
After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, you can lay back in our luxurious, comfortable and air conditioned vehicle and your chauffer will drive you to explore the rest of the city in the most stylish and convenient way. Next comes the visit to the biggest temple that ever existed, that is the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch.
Your next stop is Old Olympic Stadium.
Right after you will have the chance to witness the trade mark of Athens’ Presidential Palace. Arriving just in time for the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of the Presidential Palace, you will enjoy the tireless and valiant Evzones on their duty.
The driving tour continues to present to you the Athens of the 19th century with its remarkable neoclassical buildings .The greatest examples can be seen on Queen Sophia’s Av., on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) with the House of the Parliament where you will have the chance to admire the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a memorial of great significance for the Greek people.Coming up next is the Trilogy of Culture including the buildings housing the Academy of Athens, the Library of Athens and the Library of Athens.
In this tour you have the option to spend an hour experiencing the real side of Greek Gastronomy. After all this soaking in of history and culture we definitely suggest a nice home cooked family style lunch.
And because our purpose is to offer you what suits you best… If time permits do not forget that you can customize the last hour of your tour by adding to your itinerary one of the following options:
1. The New Acropolis Museum is undeniably among the best museums of the World. The beautiful new museum is where you can delve further into the magical stories behind the Athenian civilization in a place where ancient history meets the modern world of 21st century.
2. The ancient Agora with its wonderful Temple of Hephaestus can be visited on our tour after your lunch while also providing an excellent chance for a walk through the beautiful neighborhood of Thiseio.
Entrance fees, to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site), 20 Euro for just the Acropolis and 5 euro for the New Acropolis museum
Free admission for:
Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
University students from Greece and the E.U
Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
For the Acropolis
Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
Summer period:8:00am – 19:30
For Acropolis Museum:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:
• 1 January: closed
• 6 January: closed
• Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 25 March: closed
• Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
• Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
• Easter Sunday : closed
• Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 1 May: closed
• Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
• 15 August: 08.30-15.00
• 28 October: 08.30-15.00
• 25 December: closed
• 26 December: closed
Get to know Athens in 6 hours! This tour brings together the historical and architectural highlights of Athens, all you need to see in Athens before you leave the city. A wonderful route that will amaze you for its diversity and the perspectives that you will discover. See and hear intriguing stories for the city’s history and architecture, its traditions, the Greek gastronomy, the modern culture and the locals’ everyday habbits. The most complete way of experiencing Athens in just 6 hours.
Be our guest!
We will wait for you right in front of your cruise terminal and one of your most memorable tours will begin…