A tour that will lead you in the footsteps of ancient Athenians, giving you information about their life and culture.
Your personal driver will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship at the arranged time.
Our tour will start from the sacred rock of Acropolis, on top of which standsmajestically the Parthenon which was built in the 5th century B.C., known as the Golden Age of Pericles. The architects of the temple were Iktinosand Callicrates. In the center of the temple there was the chryselephantine statue of Athena made by the sculptor Phidias.
Going down to the South side of the sacred rock we will admire the ancient theater and the sanctuary of Dionysus, built by Pisistratus in the 6th century BC, the Herodion Theatre, built by Herodes Atticus in 162 AD and is in use until nowadays. The Asklepion, dedicated to Asclepius, the god of medicine, built by Telemachus in 420 BC which was used as an infirmary. We will continue to the North side, where we will see the Clepsydra (natural source), the Caves of Pan, Zeus, Apollo and the sanctuary of Nymph Aglavros(the largest cave of the city).
In the shadow of Acropolis there is the Ancient Agora, the heart of the city. It is a political, commercial, administrative, social, cultural and religious center. We will make a tour on the streets and you will see the Temple of Hephaestus, the Parliament (headquarter of 500), the Court of Cassation (Supreme Court), the Dome (headquarter 50 parliamentarians who ruled the city for 35 days each time), the Stoa of Attaloswhere the Museum of the Ancient Agora is located.
At Thisseio we could stop for coffee or lunch.
Then we will move towards the Roman Agora which was established in 19th-11th century BC by Julius Caesar and Augustos.
We will continue our trip in the area of Kerameikos, where there was a flurishing of angioplasty and angiography because of the clay soil as river Eridanus was crossing the area, and we will visit the Museum of Keramikos.
Our next stop will be at the Library of Hadrian, built by the emperor Hadrian 132 AD and during the Turkish occupation became the headquarter of the governor Voevodas.
It could follow a tour through the alleys of Plaka and also a stop for coffee or lunch.
Our last tour will be the Olympeion (Temple of Olympian Zeus). The main building was built by Pisistratus, in 515 BC and was completed by Hadrian. In the same area there is Hadrian’s Gate, which was built by the Athenians, as a gratitude gift to the King Hadrian. Later it was incorporated into the Turkish city wall and it is known as the <Wall Chaseki>.
Our tour on ancient Athens came to its end and your personal driver will take you back to your hotel or your cruise ship.
(Ticket costs for your visit to all these archaeological sites are 12 euros per person, a single ticket specified by the Greek Ministry of Culture.)
- The price includes 1 to 4 persons. Prices are fixed and all taxes are included.
- The price does not include the cost of entry to museums or archaeological sites, food or drinks.
- Drivers cannot enter sites with you, as they are not official tourist guides.
- We are in collaboration, with official tourist guides and we can book one, if you need.
- At anytime we can stop, in order to take pictures, have a drink or food, shop or anything else that you need.
- The order of visits on the tour may change due to circumstances.
- Tours outside of Athens begin between 08:30 to 09:00 in the morning.