Tour Date: 20 June 2018
Tour Pick-Up Time: 8:00
Pick-Up Location: Periscope Hotel Lobby
Tour Duration: 4 hours
The tour starts with a visit to the "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 the goddess Athena and the 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).
The tour will continue on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then to the Panathenaic or Kallimarmaro Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. You will drive by the Prime Minister’s residence (Maximou Mansion), the former Royal Palace (today the Presidential Palace), and the House of Parliament, with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, to watch the changing of the guard. The tour will continue by driving up to the highest point of Athens, the Lycabettus Hill (the best 360 degree panoramic view of Athens). The tour will be concluded with a quick visit to the oldest and most picturesque neighborhood of Athens, Plaka.