Half Day Athens Tour
Half-day Athens tour starts with a visit to the Acropolis where you see the Parthenon, the temple on top of the sacred rock devoted to Goddess Athena, the Goddess of wisdom, the Propylea, the entrance to the sacred rock, the Temple of Wingless Victory which was devoted to Goddess Athena-Nike, the Erechtheum, the most sacred and mythical of all the temples of Athens with its famous Caryatides (female featured statues), the 5000-seat Odeon of Herodes Atticus which was carved into the rock and is still used for music festivals, the 13000-seat theatre of Dionysus where the Athenians listened to the immortal works of Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides and Aristophanes.
We continue our tour by visiting the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathinaic Stadium (where the Olympic Games were held for the first time in modern Athens in 1896), the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guards.
Then we drive through University Street that connects Constitution (Syntagma) Square with Concord (Omonia) Square – the second most important square in Athens and see the Academy, the University and the National Library followed by a drive up to Lycabettus Hill (highest point of Athens) where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Our last visit is the oldest part of Athens (the Plaka district), ending at the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds.
The duration of the tour is approximately 5 hours.
•Summer: From April 1 to October 31 08:00 until 19:30
•January 1st: closed
•January 6th: 08:30 until 15:00
•Shrove Monday: 08:30 until 15:00
•March 25th : closed
•Good Friday : 12:00 until 15:00
•Holy Saturday : 08:30 until 15:00
•Easter Sunday : closed
•Easter Monday : closed
•May 1st : closed
•Holy Spirit day : 08:30 until 15:00
•August 15th : 08:30 until 15:00
•October 28th : closed
•December 25th : closed
•December 26th : closedt