First thing to do on our Acropolis and City Highlights walking 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 widely known female statues, the imperious maidens called Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon.
From the Acropolis Hill you will be able to gaze the other historical hills of Athens that are Areopagus, Philopappus Hill (or Hill of the Muses), Hill of the Nymphs, Pnyx,and the Hill of Lycabettus.
The Acropolis, meaning the highest edge of the city gives you the chance to 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, we will continue to explore the rest of the city on your own pace.
Next comes the visit to the biggest temple that ever existed, that is the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch marking the ancient Greek boarders of the city.
Your next stop is the Old Olympic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics took place.
Right after you will have the chance to witness the trade mark of Athens’ Presidential Palace. 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, guarding their post in front of the Greek Parliament for 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
The walking tour continues with a nice stroll through the National Gardens. After the refreshing breeze of the gardens your guide will take you to the last point of your tour to present you the Athens of the 19th century with its remarkable neoclassical buildings preserved until today.
The greatest example lies on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) with the House of the Parliament, the former Royal Palace. In front of this building is where you can also have the chance to admire the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a memorial of great significance for the Greek people.
From this point and already feeling well oriented after the walking tour you can continue by yourselves to continue exploring the city. Do not hesitate to ask your guide for any advice.