PREMIUM TOUR: ACROPOLIS, THE BIRTHPLACE OF GREEK CIVILISATION

  • Port

    Athens

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Cultural

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR85.0

  • Duration in hours

    4.0

  • Shore excursion code

    0875

Description

Upland which brings together all the majesty of Ancient Greece: this is Acropolis, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will be left spellbound by the majestic temples, testimony to a glorious past, to then admire the modern city from above: a unique and unmissable opportunity.



What we will see
  • Acropolis
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Erechtheion
  • Parthenon
  • Modern city (from above)


What we will do
  • We set off from the port of Pireo and head towards our destination: Acropolis, the largest ancient complex in the Western world. Located at the heart of an ancient plain, the Acropolis stands on upland and presents architectural marvels of rare beauty. The upland was in actual fact a suitable place to build a high, fortified city, firstly a stronghold for the Kings of Athens and base of the most ancient sanctuaries. Having become the religious centre of ancient Athens, Acropolis owes its magnificence to the period under Pericles which made it a monument dedicated to Greek civilisation.
  • Our guide will present us with the marvellous Temple of Athena Nike, dating back to 427-424 a.C., to commemorate the victory of the people of Athens over the Persians.
  • We continue our visit with another delight: Erechtheion. Built in the most religious part of Acropolis, this temple is dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon. We are able to take photos of the extraordinary caryatids which adorn the southern portico of the temple.
  • We will end the visit perfectly by admiring the Parthenon, a magnificent and perfect architectural work. We will carry this image of the world’s most famous temple with us forever. Built in 447 BC and dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos in 438 BC, it has been used over the centuries as a church, mosque and arsenal and is still a symbol of the city of Athens, and perhaps, without any exaggeration, it can be considered the greatest symbol of our civilisation.
  • We can wave goodbye to Athens from above, with a breathtaking, panoramic visit.

What you need to know
  • The visit to the Acropolis involves a climb and walking on uneven ground. We therefore recommend that you wear comfortable shoes.
  • It is strictly forbidden to bring large bags or pushchairs into the Acropolis.
  • Visitors with mobility problems will be able to access the Acropolis using a lift. In the event of inclement weather, or for safety reasons, the lift may be closed without warning at the sole discretion of the local authorities responsible for the site.
  • On reaching the archaeological area, visitors with reduced mobility will be able to partially tour the ruins by following a special route.
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.