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Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

1. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Athens on a guided tour of the Acropolis. Save time with skip-the-line access to this popular attraction. Uncover the secrets of the past as you follow your guide through the fascinating exhibits in the Acropolis Museum. Skip the lines and head in faster following your guide as they go through Greek architecture, mythology & history. Explore the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and of course, the Parthenon as part of a detailed tour. Learn from your guide as they talk about the most important myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults, and how several events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct called Acropolis. Continue to the Acropolis Museum for the second part of the tour. Explore the stunning glass floors to see the excavations, and follow your guide for another hour to see treasures of the ancient Greek civilization and the museum building itself. See the original pieces from the temples in Acropolis and learn about their historical context from your guide. Hear about the Elgin Marbles in the Parthenon Gallery. Finish your guided tour at The Archaic Gallery with statues predating the Acropolis. After your guided tour, you have the option to stay in the museum to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view over the city and up to the Acropolis in its famous Museum Cafe.

Athens: City Tour With Private Driver

2. Athens: City Tour With Private Driver

The tour starts by visiting the so called “sacred rock”, the Acropolis. Here you will see the Parthenon that was dedicated to goddess Athena (Parthenos), Propylea, the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the temple of Athena Nike which was dedicated to Athena-Nike (Victory) the Erechtheion with its famous female figures-statues the Caryatides or Maidens dedicated to both goddess Athena and god Poseidon. The Odeum of Herodus Atticus and the ruins of the first theatre in the whole world the Theatre of Dionysus and finally the Areopagus (Mars Hill). Then will proceed to the Temple of Olympian Zeus (visit) and then to Panathenaic or Kallimarmaro Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 (short visit). We will drive by the Prime Minister’s Residence (Maximou Mansion), the former Royal Palace, today the Presidential Mansion and the House of Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (short stop so as to watch the changing of the guards). We continue our tour by driving up to the highest point of Athens, the Lycabettus Hill (the best 360 degree panoramic view of Athens). From Lycabettus Hill we’ll proceed to the oldest and most picturesque neighbourhood of Athens, Plaka (stone-paved narrow streets, traditional Greek tavernas -best gyros- antique and souvenir stores) and the Tower of the Winds. After lunch (optional) a drive through the city centre to the area of the Flea Market (street bazaar, antique stores) where you will visit the Ancient Agora (the political, financial and commercial centre of ancient Athens). There you will see the Temple of Hephaistos, known also as Theseum (best preserved ancient temple in Greece) and the Stoa of Attalos (an ancient shopping centre) which was restored in the fifties by the American Archaeological School. It is a peaceful and inspiring site and especially in Spring when everything is in full bloom one’s spirit lifts! The tour will be completed with a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, the biggest museum in Greece with one of the most extensive and important archaeological collections in the world. It houses, among other important exhibits, the frescoes of the island of Santorini and the prehistoric golden collection of Mycenae with the famous mask of Agamemnon OR with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum, "Home" of the Parthenon Marbles and importand & impressive archaeological findings from the sacred rock of the Acropolis.

Athens: Full-Day Private Tour with Personal Driver

3. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour with Personal Driver

Visit the most important sites of Athens on a city tour and learn from your personal driver who has deep knowledge of local history and knows all the information you want to hear. Enjoy an intimate Athens tour customized to the needs and interests of your group. After getting picked up in a private luxury vehicle, your sightseeing in Athens will start with the hill of the Acropolis of Athens. On the historical hill, get the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum, and the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena. Afterward, head towards the Temple of Zeus by way of Hadrian’s Arch. From there you’ll visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Then, driving alongside the National Garden, witness the changing of the guard (Evzones) in front of the old palace (now the parliament house), above the central square of Athens. Get driven to Panepistimiou Street, one of the most historical streets of Athens, where you will see numerous neoclassical buildings still standing and dating back to the late 19th century. Spot the architectural trilogy of Athens: the National Library of Greece, the University of Athens, and the Academy of Athens. Then, moving into the historical center of the city, drive up the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, from the hill of the Acropolis of Athens to the Aegean Sea. You will be feeling hungry by now, so take a lunch break at a Greek traditional tavern with authentic Greek dishes (costs not included). After lunch, visit the two historically old neighborhoods of Athens, Plaka and Monastiraki, where the famous Andrianou Street is located. Visit a local flea market (shopping area) where you will also get to see the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds. Don’t miss the Ancient Greek Agora, considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and free speech. In the Ancient Agora of Athens, stop at the Temple of Hephaestus, the best-preserved temple in Greece still sanding largely as it was originally built, and at a small museum housed under the Portico of Attalos. Eventually, you'll get to the New Acropolis Museum, a brand new museum opened in 2009 to host all the findings that have been excavated on the hill of the acropolis and its slopes. This museum is considered one of the best in the world.

Private Transfer from Airport with Acropolis Museum Ticket

4. Private Transfer from Airport with Acropolis Museum Ticket

Upon your arrival in the Athens airport, get safe, fast and trouble-free transfer to your hotel or accommodation area in Athens downtown. Your driver will also give you the pre-booked ticket for the Acropolis Museum, which you can use on your preferred day. Have a stress free arrival at Athens, with a driver to ask questions, and help with baggage.  The Acropolis Museum is housed in one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens. It houses priceless findings from the Acropolis monuments, of which are on display with a lot of information. Main attractions such as votives, the artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, and Caryatids. This ticket includes the majestic Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze, that will impress you beyond belief about humanity's past. Enjoy a relax and convenient journey to your Athens city hotel without worrying about taxi meters or getting lost.

Athens, Mykonos & Santorini 9-Day Trip with Hotels & Tours

5. Athens, Mykonos & Santorini 9-Day Trip with Hotels & Tours

Visit Mykonos and Santorini on this 9-day trip starting in Athens. Have a private tour of central Athens and visit the Acropolis before heading off to explore and relax on the Greek islands. This trip includes 8-nights accommodation and transport. Day 1: Arrival day Your driver will meet you at Athens International Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Athens. Spend the evening as it pleases you and stay overnight in Athens. Day 2: Private tour of Athens with walking tour in Plaka Meet your driver and guide at your hotel to start your city tour. Be dropped off at the Acropolis to continue through the picturesque streets of Plaka and Monastiraki. Admire Greek architecture and have the chance to taste the famous Souvlaki. Stay overnight in Athens. Day 3: Athens to Mykonos Island Depart from your hotel to the Piraeus port and take your ferry to reach Mykonos. Your local driver will transfer you to your hotel. Have the opportunity to relax for the evening or enjoy the nightlife of Mykonos on your own. Stay overnight in Mykonos. Day 4: Mykonos Island Take a guided tour in Delos and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. One recommendation is a half-day trip to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis. Stay overnight in Mykonos. Day 5: Mykonos Island to Santorini Island Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Mykonos Port to catch the boat for Santorini. Once arriving, your local driver will transfer you to your hotel. Have free time for yourself to enjoy drinks or dinner at one of the places located on the rocks above the sea. Stay overnight in Santorini. Day 6: Santorini Island Enjoy the afternoon before joining a sunset cruise to a volcano with a buffet on board. Visit the volcano and hot springs. Sail under the caldera while watching the sunset. Stay overnight in Santorini. Day 7: Santorini Island Have a free day to explore or relax in Santorini on your own. Stay overnight in Santorini. Day 8: Santorini Island to Athens Your driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Santorini Port to take the boat to Piraeus Port. From there you will be transferred to your hotel in Athens. Stay overnight in Athens. Day 9: Departure day Your driver will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to Athens International Airport according to your flight details.

From Athens: 10-Day Tour to Mykonos, Santorini & Crete

6. From Athens: 10-Day Tour to Mykonos, Santorini & Crete

Experience the best of Greece on a multi-day trip from Athens. Spend nights in Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete, while enjoying private transfers and tours. Itinerary Day 1: Arrival day Your driver will meet you at the Athens airport to transfer you to your hotel in Athens. Spend the night in Athens. Day 2: Private guided tour in Athens and Plaka Meet your driver and guide at your hotel to begin your day with a panoramic tour of the city. Then, get dropped off at the Acropolis to continue the tour with your tour guide and explore the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Plaka and Monastiraki to admire the Greek architecture and to taste the famous Greek “Souvlaki”. Spend the night in Athens. Day 3: Athens to Mykonos Depart from your hotel and head to the Piraeus port to take the ferry to Mykonos. Your driver will transfer to your hotel. Spend some time relaxing at your hotel and then head out to enjoy the amazing nightlife of Mykonos. Spend the night in Mykonos. Day 4: Mykonos Discover Delos on a guided tour and take a half-day trip to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis Today, one of the Unesco Heritage sites of Greece. Spend the night in Mykonos. Day 5: Mykonos to Santorini Get picked up from your hotel and head to Mykonos Port to board the boat for Santorini. Your driver will meet you for a transfer to your hotel. Spend some free time for drinks or dinner at one of the many restaurants and bars located just on the rocks above the sea. Spend the night in Santorini. Day 6: Santorini Enjoy a sunset cruise to the volcano with a buffet on board. Visit the volcano and hot springs, and sail under the caldera while enjoying the sunset. Taste Greek delicacies prepared on board. Spend the night in Santorini. Day 7: Santorini to Crete Head to the with your driver Santorini port to take the ferry departing to Heraklion, Crete. Upon arriving there, be transferred to your hotel. Spend the not in Heraklion. Day 8: Crete Enjoy a free day to explore the town. Spend the night in Heraklion. Day 9: Crete to Athens Get picked up from your hotel to visit the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. At the end of the tour, your driver will transfer you to the Heraklion Airport to take the flight to Athens. Your private driver will wait for you at Athens airport and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the night in Athens. Day 10: Departure day Your driver will take you to the Athens airport according to your flight details.

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What people are saying about Makrygianni

We had a wonderful time, visiting Acropolis and the Museum. Vicky our guide was very knowledgeable, telling us all about the Acropolis history. She took her time in explaining us everyhting, answering our questions and also give us some tips, of things to do while in Athens. We sure recommend this tour!

Our guide, Eva, was so full of love and knowledge about Athens history. She left us full to brim with great explanations and stories and related so many of them back to recent life.

It was wonderful! Soooooo much walking uphill. I’m almost 70 but I made it. I recommend not doing this in July lol.

The tour guide that we had was amazing. She was friendly, knowledgeable , and a joy to be around !

Very thorough tour; was great to have museum afterwards!