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Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

1. Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well-known attractions. This tour helps you understand how Athens became the mythical city known today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora, and visit the Temple of Hephaestus.

Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

2. Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

Explore Athens on an eco-friendly, 100% electric tuk-tuk that’s perfect for getting around on the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this 3-hour tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments at the center of the city: see the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and the Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church.   Then, climb up Mount Lycabettus, a hill located in the city, and take in gorgeous 360-degree views of Athens. Follow this with visits to the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch.   Continue on to the Plaka neighborhood with its charming streets, restaurants, bars, and shops. See Romain Agora, Hadrian's Library and the Ancient Agora. Finally, visit the Acropolis, a sight you simply can’t miss. Your driver will end your tour by passing through Thissio and Monastiraki’s flea market.

Athens: Acropolis and Ancient Athens Tour

3. Athens: Acropolis and Ancient Athens Tour

Embark on an insightful journey through Greek history, right in the heart of Athens. Join guided tours of the intricate Acropolis and the historic Roman Agora. Listen to interesting facts about these major sites and stroll through Ancient Athens to gaze at its imposing monuments. Start out with your visit to the Acropolis. Meet your guide and go in through the south slope, avoiding the crowds at the main entrance. Hear the age-old legends of the site and see the Parthenon, the Propylaea, and the Theater of Dionysus used to host festivals honoring the birth of the Greek god. Marvel at the Erechtheum, named after the demigod Erechtheus, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, an enormous building used for musical performances. Take a look at the stone carvings of the Caryatids and the Temple of Athena Nike, the smallest temple. Enjoy some free time to admire all of the temples and monuments at your own pace and take all the photos you want. Regroup at the Gate of Athena Archegetis to visit the interior of the Roman Agora and the Library of Hadrian. Learn about the history, mythology, and scientific advances of this society. Finally, admire the exterior of the Ancient Agora, Hadrian's Arch, and Temple of Zeus.

Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

4. Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Embark on an electric bike tour of Athens that combines the city’s ancient and modern sites, and enjoy panoramic views, picturesque streets, and well-known archeological sights along the way. Following a short briefing and test ride at the centrally located meeting point, cruise through a park to familiarize yourself with the bike before the start of your tour proper. Glide effortlessly up the hill to Pnyka and Filoppappou, where there will be time to admire the views and take panoramic photos. Go to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Areios Pagos (Supreme Court) on the slopes of the Acropolis, before heading to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Along the way, discover some of the city’s more modern monuments, and look at the Evzones (guards) standing in front of the Parliament building in their colorful tunics. Travel through the National Gardens to arrive at the Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the very 1st Olympic Games. Then, cycle back through the narrow streets of Plaka to discover a picturesque neighborhood just steps from the Acropolis. Stop to look at the Tower of Winds and discover the Roman and ancient markets, before heading back.

Athens: Guided Mythological Walking Tour & Creation Stories

5. Athens: Guided Mythological Walking Tour & Creation Stories

The ancient Hellenes believed in the 12 Olympian gods, who governed their world and governed the laws of nature. Adored and feared at the same time, from his throne on top of Mount Olympus, Zeus watched the humans who dedicated themselves to building temples in his name. On the other hand, his older brothers, Poseidon and Hades, supervised the sea and the underworld respectively. It would be unthinkable to try to understand life during Ancient Greece, its society or the development of its history, without first talking about mythology. Without going any further, the very name of "Athens" we owe to the goddess of wisdom, Athena. On our route, we will find endless spots and other elements closely related to Greek mythology. - The peculiar birth of Athena - The famous dispute between Athena and Poseidon - The origin of the universe - The war between gods and titans - The life after death We will also talk about the most interesting myths, legends and/or concepts of these ancient beliefs that shaped our present. In addition, we are at your entire disposal and we love to deal with all topics: So EACH and every one of your questions are more than welcome, we can talk and deepen about any topic that interests you especially. Will you join us on this mythological walk?

Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

6. Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

Discover the cradle of civilization, the birthplace of democracy, and the home of philosophy on a private half-day tour of Athens. You will experience some of the greatest monuments ever built, with visits to all the major attractions, from the site of the first modern Olympics to the former Royal Palace. The 5-hour tour takes in the Panathenaic Stadium, the only marble stadium in the world. Built over the ruins of the ancient Roman stadium of Athens, it was where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Continue to the famous Arch of Emperor Hadrian, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated to the King of the Olympian gods, and the largest temple of the ancient world. Go to the Acropolis, considered a work of architectural perfection. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater ever built in the world. You will also see the Odeon of Herod the Atticus, go to the Hill of Pnyx, visit the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Nike, the Erechteion, and the New Acropolis Museum. Take in some wonderful panoramic city views from Lycabettus Hill, and visit the Parliament buildings to see the changing of the Royal Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Continue to Omonia Square and the open-air flea market in the lively Plaka neighborhood. Finally, see the 19th-Century Anglican church of St. Paul, the former Royal Palace, the Numismatic Museum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Library, the Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, and Museum of Cycladic Art.

Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

7. Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Athens on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour with private driver, giving you time to see more sites, enjoy some retail therapy and lunch in a local taverna. As you travel through history, your driver will take you to some of the most remarkable monuments of western civilization. First, visit the legendary Acropolis. Built in the 5th century BC, after the victorious war against the Persians, the site is crowned by the iconic Parthenon. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which opened in 2009 to great acclaim. See the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Panathenaic Stadium, constructed for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Stroll through the old city district of Plaka, and pause for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Get breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabetus Hill, and discover beautiful neo-classical buildings in the Monastiraki district, home to a vibrant flea market. Watch the changing of the presidential Evzone guards outside the Parliament building. The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences, with stops to capture souvenir snapshots, or enjoy a cup of strong Greek coffee at leisure. Enjoy some retail therapy of big name brands at duty free prices, or visit one of the city’s many museums, all according to your wishes.

Athens: Guided E-Scooter Tour in Acropolis Area

8. Athens: Guided E-Scooter Tour in Acropolis Area

Meeting point: Odeon of Herodes Atticus - the restored roman theatre that hosts many performances under the Athenian sky. Constructed in 161 AD with the expense of Herodes Atticus, as a memorial to his wife, Regilla. Station 1: Philopappou Hill The Monument of Philopappos built by the Athenians in 114-116 AD, to honor their benefactor, Gaius Julius Antiochus Philopappos. The Prison of Socrates: Even though it has been disputed by many that this cave was the real prison of Socrates, this name has still caught on. Church of Saint Dimitrios Loubardiaris: A byzantine church located in a picturesque grove under the Filipappos hill and restored in 1955 by the architect Dimitrios Pikionis. Station 2: Pnyx - The meeting place of the Athenian democratic assembly. Station 3: National Observatory of Athens - Designed by the famous architect Theophil Hanse and founded in 1842, with the contribution of Georgios Sinas. Station 4: Dionysiou Areopagitou Street - One of the valuable pedestrian streets, in terms of archaeological significance, in the whole world. We will drive and learn about the history of the New Acropolis Museum and the Monuments of the Acropolis Station 5: Temple of Olympian Zeus – The monument was starting to build in 174 BCE and only finally completed by the Roman emperor Hadrian in 131 CE. Station 6: Arch of Hadrian - A monumental, marble arch built by the emperor Hadrian as the formal gateway to Athens

Athens Highlights by Electric Trikke Bike

9. Athens Highlights by Electric Trikke Bike

Relish the beauty of Athens and all its ancient treasures. Enjoy riding your Trikke through Plaka, the old neighborhood of Athens and pass through Anafiotika, a scenery stolen from the Greek islands, in the heart of Athens! Pass through ancient landscapes and monuments like the Kallimarmaro stadium which is the first modern Olympic stadium, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Library. Experience the vivid and ceremonial change of the guards at the Greek Parliament. Cool off riding through the National Garden and be assured that your guide will capture your unique tour with many pictures and a video of the ride. Finish off by feeling the heartbeat of Athens passing through Monastiraki square, the flea market and Plaka which is the Old neighborhood of Athens. Some of the sights you’ll see include: • Temple of Olympian Zeus • Plaka • Roman Agora • Tower of Winds • Monastiraki Square • Zappeion Hall • National Gardens • Presidential Mansion • Kalimarmaro – Panathenaic Stadium • Parliament – Syntagma Square – Tomb of Unknown Soldier • Hadrian's Arch

Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

10. Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

Travel back in time at the Panathenaic Stadium to see where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Pass the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch to take a look at the Greek Parliament building and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Admire the state buildings of the old Academy, Athens University and the National Library on Syntagma Square Then, head to the Acropolis to explore the famous monuments of Ancient Greece from classical times. Visit the monumental gate of the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the iconic Parthenon before learning more about the history of the city at the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum.

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We booked a 3 hour Athens city tour and to our delight it was the best tour. Our driver Thanassis picked us up a few minutes early and as I was traveling with my mom who had mobility issues he helped her in and out of the car on our tour and when she was not up to walking to see a sight he took pictures for us with the historical land mark and while I walked around entertained my mom with stories of Athens, he could not have been nicer. He went above and beyond. He also provided suggestions of what to do in the city. Offered us water and gave us a Athens souvenir that I will cherish it was so thoughtful. He was so insightful and so entertaining I will recommend him to all my Friends and Family. He also told us about the TukTuk car and how it is fully electric and better for the environment. I wish more city's had this tour and more tours had a guide like Thanassis. If in Athens take this tour and ask for Thanassis.

I had a wonderful experience using the Electric Tuk Tuk to see and explore the back streets and historic sites of Athens. Akis, our guide, picked us up directly from the hotel and paid attention to the smallest of details. He provided blankets to keep us warm and ensured that we experienced the best local cuisine like Gelato and Souvlaki. He gracouisly stopped to allow us to take as many photos as we liked. I would highly recommend all who visit Athens to use the Electric Tuk Tuk.

This tour was incredible, you get to see and learn so much in just 3 hours. Our tour guide was the most knowledgeable and most friendly person we have met in Greece. I 1000% recommend this tour and will refer him to everyone I know.

What a fun way to see the other places of interest in Athens! Our tour guide Nikos was fabulous and we loved zipping around to see each place. Book this experience for a fun way to see Athens.

our Driver took us everywhere I asked, waited for us to see different areas, even stopped and let us have lunch. very nice gentleman and explained the areas we wanted to see.