The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was an ancient Greek temple in Olympia, Greece, dedicated to the god Zeus. The temple, built between 472 and 456 BCE, was the very model of the fully developed classical Greek temple of the Doric order.
The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimármaro meaning the "beautifully marbled", is a multi-purpose stadium used for several events and athletics in Athens. The Stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium, the Panathenaic is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble (from Mount Penteli) and is one of the oldest in the world.
Tourists gather in front of the Parliament , building on Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos) to watch the ceremonial changing of the guard in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The guards (Evzones) wear their traditional white kilts, red and black caps and red clogs with pompoms only that day or on special occasions.
Mount Lycabettus, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece at 300 meters (908 feet) above sea level. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant.
The Athenian Trilogy consists of three neoclassical buildings; Academy - University - Library.
The Academy of Athens consists of aesthetically distinct parts that form a harmonic ensemble of built mass. The building is a characteristic example of mature Neoclassicism.
The University consists of a group of built masses that shape up a double "T", with two symmetrical courtyards. The building follows the basic aesthetic rules of early Neoclassicism, while at the same time is adapted to the Greek Mediterranean climate. The outside statues complete the entrance's composition, that is evidently distinguished to "base," body" and "crowning" parts.
Today the building serves as headquarters of the University of Athens, housing the offices of the Rectorate, the Juridical Department, the Archives and the Ceremonial Hall for official ceremonies of national esteem that refer to the University community.
The National Library consists of three solid parts, out of which the one in the middle -which is also the biggest- houses the Reading-Room.
The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former peninsula an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships. It now has little economic importance.
Corinth was a city-state (polis) on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece, roughly halfway between Athens and Sparta. The modern town of Corinth is located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the ancient ruins. Since 1896, systematic archaeological investigations of the Corinth Excavations by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens have revealed large parts
Departing from your hotel or the port of Piraeus and after one hour and fifteen minutes’ drive you will reach the ancient town of Corinth where Saint Paul leaved and preached for two years. Back in the ancient times, Corinth was amongst the richest cities and this is quite evident by its remains, including the huge Agora (Market Place) and Apollo's Temple (6th BC century).
Your next stop is the famous Corinth Canal. The Canal is 4 miles long, 70 feet wide and has sloping sides, which reach 170 feet. The depth is at 26 feet. Its construction commenced in 1881, although the idea of connecting the Ionian and Aegean seas in order to provide a short cut seems to date back to at least Roman times.
Following your photo stop at the canal, you will board your vehicle for a drive back to the centre of Athens,to see points of interest such as Constitution Square (Syntagma Square), the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier, the Greek Parliament, Hadrian’s Gate and the Olympic Stadium before arriving to the Acropolis hill. On the sacred rock of the Acropolis the monuments date from the prehistoric period to the end of antiquity. Sights include the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Niki, theErectheum and the architectural triumph of the Parthenon.
*Note: The itineray may vary according to local conditions.
**Special Notes: All rates are in Euro funds. Our quotes include all taxes, vehicle and English speaking driver, highway tolls, car fuel, and parking and exclude lunch, entrance tickets and guides in sites . Payments are to be made in cash (Dollars or Euros) at the end of the services or prepayment by paypal (4% extra) and credit card (3% extra).
***Important Note: The driver will wait maximum 45 minutes after the indicated pick up time for your group, please be on time otherwise you will be charged for "Non Show" fee and miss the tour.
Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum.If you want a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you can hire one at extra cost.
Suggested starting time for this tour between 7:30am-8:30am.
Admission Fees for Sites and Museums :
(Tickets available only at the ticket office)
For the sites in Athens:
Special ticket package: Full: €12, Reduced: €6
Valid for this tour: The Acropolis of Athens and The Temple of Zeus.
For the Sanctuary of Apollo at Corinth:
Full: €6, Reduced: €3
Free admission days:
*6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
*5 June (International Enviroment Day)
*18 April (International Monuments Day)
*18 May (International Museums Day)
*The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Reduced admission for:
*Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.
*Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
*The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
Free admission for:
*Cultural Card holders
*Journalists with a journalist identity card
*Persons accompanying blind and disabled
*The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits
*University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member - States of the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID
*Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age