27 Nov Piraeus Port / Shore Excursion: Athens City Tour, with Acropolis & Byzantine-Christian Museum
From/To: Piraeus Port
Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Welcome to Greece, the land of gods and goddesses!! Athens, its enchanting capital, is the city with the most glorious history in the world; a city worshipped by gods and people.
Athens has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born, as well as most of the wise men of the ancient times. The most important civilization of the ancient world, flourished in Athens and relives through some of the world’s most formidable edifices.
Drive to Panathinaikon Stadium, cradle of the first, modern Olympics in 1896 (short stop). Pass by the Prime’s Ministers residence (Ex Royal Palace), the National Garden, the House of Parliament and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the Evzones with the traditional Greek uniform.
Continue, passing by the Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Schlieman’s House (Numismatic Museum), the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Old Parliament, the Constitution Square, the Russian Orthodox Church.
Further, visit the Acropolis hill of Athens, to admire the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and, finally «the harmony between material and spirit», the monument that «puts order in the mind», the Parthenon.
The Parthenon, dedicated to goddess Athena, is one of the greatest architectural wonders of the world, demonstrating the advanced state of ancient Greek culture.
Coming down from the Acropolis, get familiar with Athens’ byzantine past, by visiting the Byzantine-Christian Museum, whose areas of competency are centred on (but not limited to) religious artefacts of the Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, post-Byzantine and later periods; artefacts not just exhibited but also acquired, received, preserved, conserved, recorded, documented, researched, studied and published. Their provenance, encompasses the entire Greek world, as well as regions where Hellenism flourished. The size, the range and the value of the collections, renders the museum a veritable treasury of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and culture. Complete the guided visit and drive to the port.
|## Prices per person for:
01 pax: 455.00 €
02 pax: 246.00 €
03 pax: 224.00 €
04 pax: 177.00 €
05 pax: 149.00 €
06 pax: 130.00 €
07 pax: 128.00 €
08 pax: 120.00 €
## Prices include:
-Private, modern A/C taxi (up to 02 persons), minivan (up to 06 persons) or minibus.
-Professional, experienced driver.
-Professional, experienced English speaking guide.