27 Nov Piraeus Port / Shore Excursion: Athens City Tour, with Acropolis & National Historical 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, visit the National Historical Museum, founded in 1882 and being the oldest of its kind, in Greece. Situated in the Old Parliament House (building of the first Parliament of the modern Greek state), the museum hosts the collection of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece, containing historical items concerning the period from the fall of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453, to the Second World War, emphasizing especially in the period of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the subsequent establishment of the modern Greek state.
|## Prices per person for:
01 pax: 450.00 €
02 pax: 241.00 €
03 pax: 219.00 €
04 pax: 172.00 €
05 pax: 144.00 €
06 pax: 125.00 €
07 pax: 123.00 €
08 pax: 115.00 €
## 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.