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  • Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

    1. Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

    Follow your expert guide to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Continue past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, Athens Academy, the university, the National Library and Constitution Square. At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens such as the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Continue and visit the New Acropolis Museum before enjoying lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, drive along the coastal road past the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, to see the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon. On the way, enjoy a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, have ti...

    Excellent guide, the first half was amazing. The second half was more driving than sightseeing, so although interesting I would not recommend it. The meetup directions were not correct and were almost missed or group.

  • Athens: Alternative Neighborhoods Private Tour

    2. Athens: Alternative Neighborhoods Private Tour

    Enjoy a more authentic tour of Athens as you discover some of the city’s alternative neighborhoods and experience the city more like a local. Walk through the famous Flea Market on Monastiraki Square, and the neighborhood of Thiseio en route to the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos. Pass street art in the birthplace of graffiti, and wander through the streets of Psiri to learn about one of the coolest, anti-establishment neighborhoods in a former leather craftsmen’s district. Find cool bars, galleries, and theaters full of the young. Watch the butchers and fishmongers at Athens Public Market, and savor the aromas of spice shops and cheese stores. Visit the 2 working class restaurants in the meat market, and the secret underground restaurant at the vegetable market. Explore the most interesting road in Athens, full of plant and seed, and herb and spice stores. Pass through Kotzia Square o...

    We enjoyed our tour. We would never have found all the interesting street art by ourselves. It was a very worthwhile tour and took you beyond the acropolis-centric experience of Athens.

  • Athens: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis

    3. Athens: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis

    Discover the diverse city of Athens. Known for its historical monuments, Athens is also home to many modern, elegant structures. Visit the Acropolis, which still stands as a reminder of the beauty and glory of ancient Athens. High atop its rocky base are the Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, with its stunning Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathinaikon Stadium. This stadium was site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, birthplace of a world-wide tradition. Continue driving and pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. Here you’ll experience views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library.

  • Athens and Corinth Full-Day Tour with Transfers

    4. Athens and Corinth Full-Day Tour with Transfers

    Experience a full-day tour which combines the 2 historical cities, Athens and Corinth. Visit the Acropolis which is symbol of democracy. See the Parthenon which is considered the most perfect building in the world. The Erechtheion became famous for its Karyatides, the Propylae, and the reconstructed Temple of Athena Nike. Continue to the Acropolis Museum which was recently voted the fifth best in the world. See the famous Arch of Roman Emperor Adrian and the Temple of Zeus which was the biggest in ancient world. Catch a panoramic view over Athens from Mount Lycabettus and take some beautiful pictures. Visit the Panathinaiko Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896. Watch the changing of the guards at the Parliament. Tour around the city center and see some fantastic Neoclassic buildings such as the University of Athens, the Academy of Art and Sciences, and the National Lib...

    Our excursion to Corinth and Athens was fantastic. Our driver Odysseus was exceptional. The knowledge of Athens and Corinth was phenomenal. We learned so much from him while driving to our tour sights!!!! Odysseus even stopped and let me go into a Starbucks in Athens (which was not apart of the tour. But he did so because we told him Starbucks was my favorite). All in all, Odysseus went above and beyond to ensure our experience was enjoyable and memorable! This Tour and our tour guide was AMAZING!!!!!

  • Athens: Sights and Food Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    5. Athens: Sights and Food Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    Explore the sights of Athens by electric bike, and journey through time, from the days of the Romans to the Ottoman sultans, and on to Greek independence and the modern day metropolis. Start near Hadrian’s Gate, thought to have been built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Hear about the infamous Ottoman sultan Hasekis as you enjoy magnificent views of the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue to the 19th-century mansion of the Zappeion Megaron, built to house the participants of the 1st modern Olympic Games. See the neighboring Panathenaic Stadium, a symbol of the Greek athletic traditions. Next, look at the Presidential mansion and Prime Minister's residence on Herodou Attikou street. Visit the National Garden, the oldest and most famous botanical garden in Greece. Then, go to the Parliament building and Syntagma Square to see the Presidential Guard dress...

    Amazing moment and amazing guide! We really enjoyed this experience. Dimitria showed us nice places, not only the mythological ones. We ate delicious lukumades before going around the acropolis and then we had the famous local souvlakis for lunch ! It was so yummy ! The bikes are electrical so the trip is totally easy I greatly recommend !

  • Athens Private Group Shore Excursion

    6. Athens Private Group Shore Excursion

    On this 4 hour Athens tour you’ll have time to experience Greek hospitality, marvel at the ancient monuments of the Acropolis, enjoy some traditional Greek food, and do some shopping. Visit the majestic Acropolis and its ancient monuments, including the Propylae, the Erechtheion, the reconstructed temple of Nike, and of course the Parthenon, which was dedicated to Goddess Athena. See the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which in ancient times was the largest temple in Greece. Visit the Panathenaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. Go on a bit of a run inside the stadium, following in the footsteps of marathon runners, and find the seat of Pierre de Coubertain, the father of the modern Olympic Games. Admire Neoclassic buildings such as Athens University, the Numismatic Museum, the National Library, the Cycladic Museum, and the Byzantine Museum.

  • Athens by Night: 4-Hour Guided Private Tour

    7. Athens by Night: 4-Hour Guided Private Tour

    Your 4-hour private night tour begins when you meet your Athenian nightlife expert at the Syntagma Metro station. Admire the illuminated Hellenic Parliament with its Presidential Guard, the Evzones (an elite unit of the Greek army that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) and the Presidential Mansion. After a few minutes’ walk, you’ll visit your first bar of the night, located in Kolonaki, one of the wealthiest and most upmarket districts of the capital. Situated on the southern slopes of Lycabettus Hill, Kolonaki is the top shopping area in Athens and is home to the city's greatest concentration of trendy fashion boutiques and many upscale cafés, bars and restaurants. Enjoy your first drink of the night before continuing your walk, passing by some of the most beautiful buildings in Athens: the National Library of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University and the Academy of A...

    Nice guide, you have to walk a lot in a sometimes niet inspiring environment. Nice bars and local places, far from the tourists.....:-) Tip for GYG: the meetingpoint location in de App is not correct.

  • Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

    8. 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.

    Mathew was an amazing guide, bilingual with our tour. Very professional yet friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. I think the tour co need to alter times to include a break either for coffee or early l7ncy break. Too long without a break. But tour was fantastic value for money and interesting. Well done Mathew Linda and family,

  • Athens: 5-Hour Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

    9. Athens: 5-Hour Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

    Explore Athens on a 5-hour tour by air-conditioned minibus, and get a glimpse of the lost walls of the city, built by Themistocles, en route from Piraeus. Pick-ups can also be arranged from city hotels. Upon arrival in central Athens, drive to the iconic Acropolis, which has dominated the city’s skyline for 2,500 years. Enter the complex, at your own expense, to see sites such as the Parthenon, Erechtion, Propylea, Temple of Athena Nike, and Mars Hill. Experience Athens through the eyes of Socrates, Plato, and the Olympian Gods, and learn about the golden age of Perikleus, and the goddess of Athens that gave her name to the city. Admire the last remaining of the 104 Corinthian columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the largest temple in Greece. Your next stop will be the Panathinaikon Stadium on the site of Lucurgus’s 4th-century BC stadium, rebuilt in 1896 for the revival of the Olym...

    Michael was an excellent guide. His English was really proficient making for an informative exchange in such an historically-rich city. The acropolis, which we were visiiting for the first time since 1968, was exhilirating, even with the huge crowds present. Michael knowledge of the area steered us through the crowds and gained us the best viewing angles for photos. In 1968 we walked freely through the Parthenon, not so now. Michael, with Manos the driver, took us to far more places and sights than we had previously seen and we are most grateful.

  • Athens: Alternative Walking Tour

    10. Athens: Alternative Walking Tour

    With a recorded history that spans over 3,400 years, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. This alternative walking tour takes you through Athens' rich history and multifaceted culture, surprising and enchanting you around every street corner. As you stroll through Athens' primeval streets, learn from your knowledgeable guide about the complex history of the ancient city. Visit landmark buildings such as the Parliament, the Academy, the University and the National Library, and come to understand their role in the construction of a contemporary European capital. Stroll through the beautiful neighborhoods of Psiri and Monastiraki, where the footprint of the Ottoman Empire is still present, to understand how the old city and its traditions mixed – or didn’t– with Western European values and ideas. Pass through Omonia Square, Kotzia Square, the central markets and many other fas...

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What people are saying about University of Athens

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Our excursion to Corinth and Athens was fantastic. Our driver Odysseus was exceptional. The knowledge of Athens and Corinth was phenomenal. We learned so much from him while driving to our tour sights!!!! Odysseus even stopped and let me go into a Starbucks in Athens (which was not apart of the tour. But he did so because we told him Starbucks was my favorite). All in all, Odysseus went above and beyond to ensure our experience was enjoyable and memorable! This Tour and our tour guide was AMAZING!!!!!

Great! The electric bike tour allows you to see as much as possible in one morning. Sophie was a great guide and introduced us to all the main places of interest in Athens. And the breaks to taste loukoumades and souvlaki were a plus

We enjoyed our tour. We would never have found all the interesting street art by ourselves. It was a very worthwhile tour and took you beyond the acropolis-centric experience of Athens.

Everything was amazing! Nice guide , interesting excursion. If u like street art you will like this!

Excellent visit, great discovery of Athens, very friendly guide