Athens Full Day Tour

Athens 101

Athens is a chaotic metropolis that looks like a labyrinth. If you identify with the mythical princess Ariadne in any way or you just want to discover all of the city’s hidden treasures, you will need a thread to guide you. Enjoyagers just happen to have enough to share with everybody who wants to find out about the magical and unique side of Athens. Don’t be a drag, just be a queen and discover Athens like a proper local on the Athens full day tour.

Highlights
The Acropolis of Athens 1

Acropolis

Approx. 2hrs

Acropolis

Approx. 2hrs

The Acropolis is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Property. The Acropolis of Athens and the monuments placed there are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by the ancient Greeks to the world. Athens’s citadel was a place where great artists created masterpieces under the guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, who transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts. The Parthenon, built by Ictinus; the Erechtheon; the Propylaea or the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles; and the small temple to Athena Nike are just a few of the breathtaking sights to explore.

Temple of Olympian Zeus 2

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, also known as the Olympieion, was built over several centuries starting in the 6th century BC and only finally completed by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in AD 131. Its unusually tall pillars and ambitious layout made the temple one of the largest ever built in the ancient world. The temple’s glory was short-lived, as it fell into disuse after being pillaged during a barbarian invasion in the 3rd century AD, just about a century after its completion. The Temple has stood through the ages and remains a glorious sight to see.

Panathinaic Stadium 3

Panathenaic Stadium

Panathenaic Stadium

Built on the ruins of an ancient stadium of the 4th century BC, the Panathenaic stadium is still the biggest marble stadium in the world with an approx. capacity of 70,000. It’s the one that hosted the first modern Olympic games of 1896, a place where you can breath history. All current, classic marathon races finish in the Panathenaic stadium. Jogging round will blow your mind as you uniquely experience both cardio and history.

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Lycabettus Hill

Lycabettus Hill

Lycabettus Hill, right in the center of Athens, is considered one of the most romantic places in the capital. With its beautiful views of the city, it’s ideal for a magical stroll. At 277 meters above the sea, with the telescope from the top you can see from the Acropolis to Pireaus and, when weather conditions permit, as far afield as the island of Aegina.

Syntagma Square 5

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square is the most central square of Athens, a meeting place for people who live in the city. It is named after the constitution that was granted to the Greek people when they held an uprising against Greece’s then king, Otto, in 1843. The old neoclassical royal palace above the square was turned into the Greek Parliament in 1934 and has been a symbol of modern Greek democracy ever since. In the upper part of the square you can watch the presidential guard standing in front of the iconic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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Monastiraki/Thission

Monastiraki/Thission

Two of the oldest neighborhoods in Athens, located on the foothills of the Acropolis. With picturesque scenery and tons of places to enjoy a meal or a drink, these two areas are a major tourist attraction and where millions of travelers who appreciate the beauty of antiquity spend most of their time when in Athens. A walk through the narrow streets of this part of the capital is a must.

Acropolis Museum, Plaka 7

Acropolis Museum/Plaka

Acropolis Museum/Plaka

The crown jewel of Greek museums was introduced to the world only in 2008. Covering an area of 14,000 square meters, it was designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi specially to house the more than 4,000 objects in its permanent collection dating back to the Greek Bronze Age, and Roman and Byzantine times. The museum is located next to the historic neighborhood of Plaka that lies just below the ancient citadel of Athens, the Acropolis. Plaka is the most beautiful part of the city to enjoy while in Athens.

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Tour Preparation

No need to spend time planning anything or stressing about your trip. You should only get prepared physically and mentally. So before any other preparation, it is extremely important to pack and put on your biggest smile, and then start to choose the perfect outfits to slay with your fabulous, vacation looks. Take the most comfortable clothes and shoes. Sun is super bright and always shining in Greece, so do not forget your sunscreen, your hat and your shades under any circumstances. When gazing from the top of Lycabettus Hill an accessory that could come in handy is a pair of binoculars, in case you wish to enjoy the spectacular view from the highest hill of Athens.

  • Choose comfortable shoes
  • Remember your shades
  • Grab your binoculars
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