A WALK THROUGH THE HEART OF ANCIENT ATHENS
We will lose ourselves in the heart of Athens, where ancient and modern fuse, a feast for the eyes with monuments boasting rare beauty, vestiges of Ancient Greece. To finish the tour in style, we will take a look at modern Greece sampling the delicious Gyros pita and strolling around the most lively areas.
What we will see
- Port of Zea (sightseeing tour)
- Panathenaic Stadium, University, National Library and National Academy (outside)
- Acropolis (non-guided)
- Gyros pita
What we will do
- After leaving the port of Piraeus, along the journey, we can admire the naval port of Zea, built by Themistocles as a defence against the Persian Empire in the early 5th century BC. Shortly afterwards, we will arrive in cosmopolitan Athens where modernity and tradition coexist in perfect harmony.
- A panoramic tour that will give us the opportunity to discover the city's major monuments, such as the Panathenaic Stadium , the only large stadium in the world to be built entirely of white marble. * We can then admire the elegance of the neoclassical buildings such as the University, National Library and National Academy.
- The Acropolis dominates the city, magnificent testimony of Athens's Golden Age. We cannot miss the opportunity to visit it and take magnificent photographs.
- We will continue on foot to visit what was once the most lively area in the city: ancient Agorà of Athens. People would gather here for political, commercial and administrative purposes, as well as to discuss religious issues and questions of social relationships. Agorà was also headquarters of the legal system and it was here that, in 399 B.C., Socrates was sentenced to death accused of introducing strange gods and of having corrupted the youth.
- With the guide, we will continue on our journey to the picturesque area of Monastiraki, where we will be offered the most famous and typical example of traditional Greek cuisine, gyros pita, a favourite street food amongst the Greeks made up of a pita stuffed with meat, vegetables and chips, accompanied with a glass of ouzo or wine, or a drink and water.
- Before we bid farewell to the city, we will have time to enjoy a stroll through Monastiraki or Plaka to browse the shops or sit in one of the many cafés that line Via Andrianou, where we cannot take our eyes off the wonderful Acropolis.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.