For those who seek the perfect city, this is Athens, which combines the old with the new, the modern and its history so perfectly.
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Duration 6 hours
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Explore the Acropolis site and other highlights on this history tour
See the collection of the New Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum
Drive through Plaka, the oldest neighborhood in Athens
Your private tour will start with the Acropolis site, a complex of buildings that includes the Parthenon (main temple), Erectheion (the temple with the 6 female figurers, Caryatides), Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Godess), Propylaia (the monumental gate), Odeon of Herodus Atticus, Dionysus theater and finally, the Mars Hill or Areios Pagos (the first ancient court and the place that St. Paul preached Christianity for the fist time in Athens).
The next stop will be the Temple of the Olympian Zeus (the largest temple in Hellenic and Roman times), the Panathenian Stadium (the stadium of the first Olympic Games in 1896), the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guards (Euzones) in front of the Greek Parliament, opposite the Syntagma or Constitutional Square. After that, you will see the Trilogy of Athens (the Academy, the First University of Athens and the National Greek Library) and finally, Lycabettus Hill (the highest point of Athens) and don't forget to take some pictures to remember in your mind and heart the entire city.
Drive through Plaka (the oldest neighborhood in Athens) the picturesque quarter of the city, where there will be little shops with handmade crafts and gifts for you to buy and Monastiraki (flea market), where you can have a pleasant walk and shop with your friends and family. Finally, explore the New Acropolis Museum, where you can see the marbles of the Parthenon and a superb collection of artifacts and relics found during the Acropolis excavations or the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, almost twice the size of the previous one now houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations not only in Greece but the Middle East and the Balkans as well as from prehistory to late antiquity.