Athens Sightseeing tour (half-day)

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Duration: 
3.5 hours
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Daily all year round
Timings: 
08:30am - 12:00pm
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AST1
56 €
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Athens essentials at a glance. Book this compact sightseeing tour and discover Athens highlights in 4 hours. Pick-up and Drop-of from all major city center Hotels.

This half day tour gives you the opportunity to see the main landmarks of Athens in a few hours. The tour begins from Panathinaiko stadium , where the first Modern Olympic Games took place in 1896.You will make a short stop for photos and admire the architecture of this impressing marble construction. The driving continues by the Prime's Ministers residence, ,ex Royal Palace(nowadays the Greek parliament), in front of which the traditional guards “Evzones” stand still in their characteristic uniforms. Continue on to Zappion Hall , a neoclassical building that houses conferences and displays, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Pauls Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schlieman’s House (Nomismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, National Academy, University, National Library, Old Parliament, Syntagma Square  and Russian Orthodox Church. You will go on and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a colossal Corinthian-style temple in the centre of Athens that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, according to mythology. A last you will reach Acropolis through the old gates “Propyleae” and marvel the Temple of Athenian Nike, Erechtheion and the Parthenon, the most magnificent temple of classical architecture , a symbol of Athens’ power in 5th Century BC.

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