A superlative Athenian experience, dedicated to elite tourists looking for a privileged visit with higher standards in smaller groups. If you are visiting Athens for the first time, this outing provides an excellent introduction to one of the great cities of the ancient world. Visit the Acropolis, a symbol of the glory of ancient Greece. Climb the steep steps through the Propylaea, the monumental gateway to the Acropolis, and visit the spectacular ruins of an ancient Greek civilization. Marvel at the Parthenon, an immense structure of incredible architectural sophistication, the sacred site of Erectheum, and the graceful Porch of the Caryatids. An exquisite lunch including wine and traditional Greek delicacies accompanied by live music refreshes you for an afternoon of independent sightseeing in the Plaka, a lively shopping district with cobblestone lanes, colorful stores, tempting cafes, and local museums. A driving tour takes you through Athens for photo opportunities at the marble Olympic Stadium, where the Olympic Games were revived in 1896, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Please note parts of the Acropolis are under ongoing renovation. The Parthenon can be viewed 7-meters from the cordoned off area. As this is one of the most popular sites in Athens, expect long lines and some delays. Reduced child entrance fee is valid for non-EU citizens with the presentation of a valid ID or Passport copy 24-hours prior to arrival otherwise a supplement of Euro 10.00 will apply.
The visit to the Acropolis and Plaka include walking uphill on rough, and sometimes slippery, terrain.
Comfortable shoes, a hat, water and sunscreen are recommended.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.