Piraeus -Tour to Acropolis & the New Acropolis Museum

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ATH 5
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5 hours

from 43 €

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book this combination tour and visit in few hours Athens' major venues

Take a short drive to Athens, the cradle of the European civilization. For twenty-five centuries, the panorama of this city is dominated by the rock of the Acropolis. Walk uphill to visit the Acropolis and see the principal buildings: the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the magnificent Parthenon. During your visit, you will also have some free time.

Continue on and walk through a nice pedestrian road situated on the slopes of the Acropolis hill and reach the New Acropolis Museum inaugurated in June 2009.The museum houses the greatest sculptural treasures of the ancient world including works from the temple of Athena Pronias on the Acropolis and parts of the Parthenon by ancient sculptor Phidias. Designed by Swiss American architect Bernard Tschumi, the glass, concrete and steel building is impressive from the outside. But, as you move through the courtyard to the entrance, the real strengths of the building become clear. A glass floor, allowing a view of the recently excavated remains of the merchant city of Athens beneath, leads you into the building and onto the ground level past glass lined walls behind which stand 2,500 year old vases and sculptures. On the first floor is the towering Archaic gallery. Marble sculptures on open plinths sparsely populate the area while the glass cases that usually surround such priceless artifacts are conspicuous by their absence. And then there’s the glorious top floor which houses what is left of the Parthenon’s sculptures and transferred to the British Museum.

After visiting the museum re-embark your coach and depart for the port of Piraeus and to return to your ship. 

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, based on your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “transfer+guide” option only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

 

* guides in other languages available, upon request

 

Exclusions

-         entrance fees

Step 1

Your tour starts from cruise terminal at Piraeus port

Step 2

You will tour at the sacred rock of Acropolis and visit Parthenon

Step 3

Continue with visit to New Acropolis Museum 

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