Half or One Day Tour in Athens
Athens Walking Tour - See Athens from many Angles
Athens is a place of great cultural interest, as well as a vivid and modern city. The harmonious and perfectly balanced combination between the old and the new age makes this city unique. Both sides of Athens are extremely appealing to tourists. There are many interesting museums to visit and various cultural activities to attend that cater for all tastes. The best day for this tour is Sunday, with less traffic and there is a parade with " Evzones" in front of the Parliament and a band playing the National Anthem at 10:45 a.m. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. View virtual tour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkiZZBp0uXY&feature=channel
Our route begins from the archaeological site of the Acropolis. We will escort you to the entrance of the Herodion Theatre. (The ticket price is 12 euro with which you can also visit the Theatre of Donysos, the Roman and Ancient Agora, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrians Gate and the Ancient Cemetery). If you wish you may request a licensed guide for the tour inside the place (the Propylaia, Temple of Apterou Nikis,the Parthenon etc.) This takes approx 1 hour.
We will meet up again at the exit and go opposite to Areio Pago (the court). We will climb up onto the rock where we will have the beautiful panoramic view of Athens and all around the ancient site of the Acropolis. View virtual tour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNre_eUDoVI&feature=relmfu
Continue for the Old University-museum (the first further education institution in Greece after the revolution of the Turkish occupation). Proceed to the Roman Agora (clock of Kirristou and the Wind Tower) and the Turkish Mosque.
Visit the Library of Hadrian and after the Flee Market in Monastiraki, then the Ancient Agora. (Stoa Attalou,Temple of Hyphaistou Thisseou). Pass by the Town Hall of Athens close to the meat and fish markets where Athenians from all suburbs of Athens gather to bargain for the best deals. This is the best way to see the true Athenians and their way of life.
From Keramikos, the ancient cemetery, we will walk, or take the metro back to Plaka. We will walk the picturesque, narrow streets of the Plaka and then have lunch at a traditional Greek restaurant.
After lunch we will visit Hadrian's Gate and the ancient site of Olympian Zeus. After a short bus ride we visit the Panathinaiko Stadium, the University, the National Library, Omonia Square, Stadiou , Syntagma and Parliament with the tomb of the unknown soldier and the evzone guards.
Option of visiting the Archaeological Museum or the New Acropolis Museum which takes 60 to 90 minutes. All the information & photos on this website is updated continuously. I myself visit all sites at least once the month. You can view our portfolio of photos at