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Athens: Acropolis Museum, Temples, and Corinth Full-Day Tour

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Spend a full day touring Athens and Corinth and be acquainted with 2 historically important cities. Follow in the footsteps of St. Paul as you visit various monuments and learn about their history.

Highlights

  • Explore the Acropolis site and visit the Acropolis Museum
  • See the Temple of Zeus, the largest temple of ancient Greece
  • Visit the Corinth Museum and see the statues of Roman emperors
  • Stand near the altar where St. Paul spoke about Christianity
  • Witness the impressive Canal and St. Paul's church

Description

Experience a full-day tour which combines the 2 historical cities, Athens and Corinth. Visit the Acropolis which is symbol of democracy. See the Parthenon which is considered the most perfect building in the world. The Erechtheion became famous for its Karyatides, the Propylae, and the reconstructed Temple of Athena Nike. Continue to the Acropolis Museum which was recently voted the fifth best in the world. See the famous Arch of Roman Emperor Adrian and the Temple of Zeus which was the biggest in ancient world. Catch a panoramic view over Athens from Mount Lycabettus and take some beautiful pictures. Visit the Panathinaiko Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896. Watch the changing of the guards at the Parliament. Tour around the city center and see some fantastic Neoclassic buildings such as the University of Athens, the Academy of Art and Sciences, and the National Library. See the residence of Sleiman, the Geman Archaeologist who found Troy. Afterwards, continue southwest to Corinth an make a short stop to see the Corinth Canal and the Diolkos which helped the Corinthians to pull the ships along. Arrive in ancient Corinth, where you can see ruins of 2 theaters, the Temple of Apollo, temples of the Roman period, and of course the altar where Saint Paul spoke to the Corinthians about the new religion. The Museum which hosts hundreds of artifacts from different periods is really interesting. After lunch (optional) you'll return back to Athens.

Includes

Round-trip transfers from your hotel, cruise ship, or other preferred Athens location English-speaking driver/guide Cold drinking water Mobile phone Wi-Fi

Important Information

  • The Acropolis Museum is open from 8 AM to 8 PM. Tickets cost €10
  • The Acropolis is open from 8 AM to 7 PM in the summer, and from 8:30 AM to 3 PM during winter (1 November-31 March)
  • Acropolis multi-tickets cost €30 and include admission to the Temple of Zeus, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Forum, Kerameikos, and the Theater of Dionysos. Corinth costs €8 in summer and €4 in winter. All sites and museums are closed on 1 January, 25 March, 1 May, 28 October, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. Sites are open from 12 PM to 3 PM on Good Friday; on Holy Saturday from 8:30 AM to 3 PM; and are closed on Easter Sunday. On Easter Monday sites are open from 8:30 AM to 3 PM
  • In the summer it’s best to wear light clothing and athletic shoes, and to avoid dark colors. Note that the Acropolis can be very slippery
  • You can purchase tax free items when shopping
  • The order of visits can change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Note that the driver cannot escort you inside the sites

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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