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Athens: Half-Day Customizable Tour & Acropolis Skip-the-Line

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Whether you want a tour of the highlights of the city of Athens or you want to get under its skin and visit all of the museums, you can fill the itinerary your way. Make your travel to Athens easy, fun, and stress-free with a tailor-made private tour.

Highlights

  • Skip the ticket line for the Acropolis
  • Enjoy a small group tour with a professional tour guide
  • Be escorted by an official private tour guide in English, French, or Spanish
  • Benefit from a flexible schedule

Description

The tour starts with a pickup from your hotel and a small briefing from your host. You will then head towards the Acropolis which, besides being the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, also dominates the center of the modern city offering panoramic views that will be perfect for photos. Your licensed guide will guide you through the monuments of the Acropolis, which is the most accurate reflection of the splendor, power, and wealth of Athens at its peak during the golden age of Perikles. After the Acropolis, you will have the option of visiting the museum of the Acropolis which was built to house every artifact found on the Archeologicak site and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. Alternativelly you can choose to visit the Temple of the Olympian Zeus that used to have 104 colossal columns and was one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world. Hadrian's Arch stands there also, which is a masterpiece of symmetry. Continue on to the Royal Palace of Athens that has housed the Parliament since 1934, watch the changing of the presidential guard and see the monument of the Uknown Soldier. Then you can visit one of the oldest public museums in Greece, the Numismatic (Coin) Museum which is housed in Iliou Melathron. Enjoy a coffee in its beautiful gardens before moving on to the University of Athens, the Academy and the Library, 3 of the most beautiful buildings Athens has to offer. The Panathenaic Olympic Stadium is up next and also there is the possibility of visiting the Archaeological Museum or South Suburbs of Athens and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which is designed as a multifunctional arts, education, and entertainment complex. After a journey through history and culture and numerous choices of activities and sightseeings that put together a tour of unparallel beauty and great interest, your driver will bring you back to your hotel.

Includes

Skip-the-line tickets for the Acropolis Exclusive use of an official private tour guide in English, French, or Spanish English-speaking driver-host Fully air-conditioned minivan Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees to all the other museums and areas except from Acropolis Food and drinks Gratuities (optional)

Important Information

  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking. You can start the tour when you want, by choosing your own departure time but it is recommended to start early around 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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

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