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  • Athens: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis

    1. Athens: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis

    Discover the diverse city of Athens. Known for its historical monuments, Athens is also home to many modern, elegant structures. Visit the Acropolis, which still stands as a reminder of the beauty and glory of ancient Athens. High atop its rocky base are the Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, with its stunning Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathinaikon Stadium. This stadium was site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, birthplace of a world-wide tradition. Continue driving and pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. Here you’ll experience views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library.

  • Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

    2. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

    Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Once you have set off on your journey, you will start by seeing three wonderful neoclassical buildings from the 19th-century. You will pass by the old Parliament before you turn North toward Kolonaki, the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. Take off to the War Museum to see fighter jets, helicopters and more before heading back to Syntagma square. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones.  Next, visit the National Gardens where you will enjoy a break and drink some delicious, complimentary sodas. Continue on your journey to visit the Presidentia...

    Great tour! Guide was excellent, and very knowledgeable. We got to see so much of the city and all the important sites.

  • Athens: Sights and Food Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    3. Athens: Sights and Food Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    Explore the sights of Athens by electric bike, and journey through time, from the days of the Romans to the Ottoman sultans, and on to Greek independence and the modern day metropolis. Start near Hadrian’s Gate, thought to have been built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Hear about the infamous Ottoman sultan Hasekis as you enjoy magnificent views of the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue to the 19th-century mansion of the Zappeion Megaron, built to house the participants of the 1st modern Olympic Games. See the neighboring Panathenaic Stadium, a symbol of the Greek athletic traditions. Next, look at the Presidential mansion and Prime Minister's residence on Herodou Attikou street. Visit the National Garden, the oldest and most famous botanical garden in Greece. Then, go to the Parliament building and Syntagma Square to see the Presidential Guard dress...

    Amazing moment and amazing guide! We really enjoyed this experience. Dimitria showed us nice places, not only the mythological ones. We ate delicious lukumades before going around the acropolis and then we had the famous local souvlakis for lunch ! It was so yummy ! The bikes are electrical so the trip is totally easy I greatly recommend !

  • Athens: City Tuk-Tuk Tour

    4. Athens: City Tuk-Tuk Tour

    After boarding your convenient tuk-tuk, you'll begin by admiring the Acropolis and visiting the historical Zappeion. After some quick photo stops there you will move on to receive a glimpse of Zeus’ Temple, the largest temple of Ancient Greece. In Syntagma Square you will see the memorial tomb of the unknown soldiers where you will be able to take pictures with the presidential guards. Following that, feel the atmosphere of 19th-century Athens by passing along Panepistimiou Street where the Catholic Church of Saint Denis is located, the patron saint of Athens. You are bound to be amazed as you discover the three beautiful neoclassical buildings of this street, which include the Academy, the oldest public university of Athens, and the National Library. Following that, stop in front of the Academy of Science and Arts to admire the statues of the goddess Athena of Plato and Socrates. You'...

  • Athens: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    5. Athens: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    This full-day Athens tour provides visitors the opportunity to get to know one of the oldest cities in the world. Included in the experience is a visit to the famous Acropolis, where democracy was born. Discover the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathinaiko, where the first Olympics games took place in Athens. Enjoy visits to the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus, as well as the city's highest mountain, Mount Lykavittos, where you'll get to enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city. Settle down for a traditional Greek meal in a local restaurant. Follow lunch with a visit to the Trilogy, three very important buildings in Greek history. Conclude the experience with the new Acropolis Museum, one of the most beautiful in the world. Get in touch with the city within which democracy, philosophy, geometry, and general sciences were born.

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What people are saying about Academy of Athens

The guide was very nice, knows the history of all the places he took us to. He made sure that we did not run out of water. He drove us along narrow streets, showed us the best restaurants, warned us about dangerous places in the evenings.

Great! The electric bike tour allows you to see as much as possible in one morning. Sophie was a great guide and introduced us to all the main places of interest in Athens. And the breaks to taste loukoumades and souvlaki were a plus

Great tour! Guide was excellent, and very knowledgeable. We got to see so much of the city and all the important sites.

Superb walk in the heart of Athens, very rich explanations, very pleasant guide. We recommend 100%

Excellent visit, great discovery of Athens, very friendly guide