Starting from the hotel, this 6-hour tour ventures across the city’s most well-known landmarks, covering more or less the same itinerary as the 8-hour Athens City Sightseeing Tour. It is shorter in duration as it does not include a visit to the National Archaeological Museum.
After pickup from the hotel, the tour follows a path along Athens’ must-see antiquities, like the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
The route also covers the most important markers of Greece’s modern history, including the Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the Presidential Guard (Evzones) in the Syntagma (Constitution) Square, as well as the Panathenaic Stadium. Also known as the Kallimarmaro (beautiful marble), the stadium was originally built in the 4th century BC, it was restored for the first Olympic Games of modern times in 1896, and is still in use for athletic and cultural events to this day.
A collection of 19th-century buildings, including the National & Kapodestrian University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, the National Library of Greece, and the Zappeion cultural center in the National Garden of Athens, illustrates how the city looked in the early days of its modern era.
The Athens City Sightseeing Tour will also takes us for a walk through the idyllic Plaka district at the foot of the Acropolis, with its cobbled pedestrian streets bustling with lovely traditional houses, shops, restaurants, cafeterias, bars, theatres and museums.
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