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Academy of Athens (Akadimía Athinón)

Academy of Athens (Akadimía Athinón)

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The lovely Neoclassical Academy of Athens (Akadimía Athinón)was built in the mid 19th century during the post-independence re-flowering of Greek culture and is home to the national institutes for sciences, philosophy, fine arts and humanities, following in a tradition first established by Plato in around 387 BC. It is part of a triumvirate of neighboring buildings known as the ‘Neoclassical Trilogy’ designed by Danish architects Theophil and Christian Hansen and encompassing the National Library and the University of Athens. With a marble façade, the main entrance is through an ornamental colonnaded portico topped with sculptures on the carved pediment representing the birth of Athena and flanked by statues of Athena and Apollo standing on slender columns – all are the work of sculptor Leonidas Drossis in the 1870s and are guarded by two philosophical-looking sculptures of Plato and Socrates.

The Academy’s imposing marble assembly hall is decorated with murals of the Prometheus legend, painted by German artist Christian Griepenkerl. Alongside its 23 research departments, it also houses the Ioannis Sykoutris Library, where rare editions and manuscripts are preserved. Members of the Academy are elected for life and part of its work is to award intellectual works as well as publishing books and journals. It is not open to the public.

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Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue 28 (also called Panepistimiou Avenue), Athens, Attica, Greece, 10679

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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.16
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$79.16
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.16
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$79.16
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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Make the most of your time in Greece on this full-day privately chauffeured tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and the New Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a coastal road trip to the dramatic clifftop Temple of Poseidon. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.06
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$235.06
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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

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If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel and then takes you to the Acropolis, Panepistimiou Street, and much more. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.11
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.96
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$124.96
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Piraeus Shore Excursion: ALL INCLUSIVE Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour

Piraeus Shore Excursion: ALL INCLUSIVE Skip-the-Lines Athens sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a sightseeing adventure in Athens with this premium tour. After a convenient port pickup in Piraeus, enjoy skip-the-line access to landmarks like Acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Learn about Athens’ remarkable history and culture from an informative guide, taste delicious Greek cuisine in the Plaka district, and shop at the ancient Agora.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.38
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$219.38
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Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

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Experience the full magic of Athens by night with this 3.5-hour panoramic evening tour, with an enjoyable Greek dinner show included. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, enjoy spectacular views of top Athens attractions such as the Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Greek Parliament building, all beautifully floodlit against the night sky. Then, head for a traditional taverna in the old district of Plaka for a delicious Greek dinner and colorful folklore show of traditional dancing, music and song.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.82
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$82.82
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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

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It can be difficult to cram all of Athens’ historical highlights into an itinerary, even more so if you also want to fit in other towns such as ancient Corinth. Remove the stress of planning a timetable with this full-day tour of the most impressive landmarks in the two towns. Spend the morning walking from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, the highest hill in Athens, then jump over to Corinth for an exploration of the Corinth Canal and the Temple of Apollo.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.70
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$210.70
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Athens By Night Private Tour

Athens By Night Private Tour

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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.07
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Essential Athens Highlights: Half Day Private Tour by Luxury Vehicle

Essential Athens Highlights: Half Day Private Tour by Luxury Vehicle

From pick up at your Hotel, Cruise ship or Athens residence sit back in the full leather comfort of one of our new Mercedes, AudiA6 or other luxury models in the company of a professional tour driver who will take you to all the highlights including the Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum, Arch of Hadrian, Temple of Zeus, Olympic Stadium, Parliament & changing of the guards and Lykabettus Hill for a final panorama of the city below, so you wont miss anything during your visit. Our 'go at your own pace' tour takes the time you need, whether you are a multi-generational family, seasoned guest requiring a more gentle pace, or just want the photo stops, our permanent staff of drivers have the experience to tailor things for you as you learn along the way about the history, mythology & stories which make Athens one of the world’s great Capitals. With hassle free booking options such as inclusion of a traditional lunch we aim to make your tour the highlight of your visit.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.94
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$172.94
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Athens Night Segway Tour

Athens Night Segway Tour

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Admire the dazzling monuments and prettily lit streets of Athens at night on this 3-hour Segway evening tour. Riding an electric, eco-friendly Segway, glide around the twinkling Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods as your guide entertains you with historical tales. See the floodlit Hadrian’s Library and Agora; admire glittering city views from the slopes of the illuminated Acropolis, and enjoy a drink stop at a friendly bar. Finally, cruise around top Athens attractions such as the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium.  Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.31
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$110.31
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Private ( All Inclusive) Visit Acropolis & Food Tour

Private ( All Inclusive) Visit Acropolis & Food Tour

This tour will take you to Athens in all possible ways. We will find Ancient Athens everywhere on this route.Our first stop will be the most beautiful, the most ancient and the most imposing monument in the world. The Acropolis. Then we proceed to visit the most beautiful Neoclassical building in Europe. The Academy's main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens and part of the so-called Trilogy. The organization of the Academy of Athens, whose title harks back to the ancient Academy of Plato, was first established on 18 March 1926. After this visit we head to the heart of Modern Athens and try our 'Tastings' to get to know it better. We will see Varvakio .... Varvakios Agora (Athens Central Market).Finally we will stop at the well-known " Miran ", a taste of" tsipouro "or" ouzo "with pastrami, delicious sausages and smoked pork from the north or south of Greece.
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  • 4 hours
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$376.78
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Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Athens, The Acropolis and Cape Sounion Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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Admire ancient treasures side-by-side with modern marvels on this full-day sightseeing tour of Athens and Cape Sounion. Visit the famous Acropolis and Temple of Olympic Zeus, plus contemporary Athenian highlights like Panathinaikon Stadium and Parliament House. Savor traditional Greek flavors with an included lunch, and travel to Cape Sounion in the afternoon for spectacular views of the Saronic Gulf and the ancient Temple of Poseidon perched dramatically atop sea cliffs.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.39
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$108.39
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Best Of Ancient Athens Private Tour

Best Of Ancient Athens Private Tour

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From ancient monuments and medieval churches to world-class museums and high-end boutiques, it's hard to get bored in Athens. No visit to Athens is complete without checking out the plethora of historical sites that run throughout the city Highlights. Parthenon, Ancient Agora, Panathenaic Stadium, New Acropolis Museum, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Trilogy Of Athens, Temple Of Zeus, Arch of Hadrian, Lycabettus Hill, Plaka (old historical neighborhood of Athens)
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$456.71
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$456.71
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4 hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

4 hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

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Delve deep into the history of ancient Greece on a 4-hour private tour of the ancient ruins of Athens. Visit the ruins on Acropolis Hill, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium, Lycabettus Hill, and much more. Discover what each building was used for over 2,000 years ago and what daily life was like for the ancient Greeks as you admire the ruins and views of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.28
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$141.28
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Athens By Night 4 Hours Private Tour.

Athens By Night 4 Hours Private Tour.

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We provide non-smoking Sedan – Mini Vans – Mini Bus vehicles, Mercedes Benz Full air conditioned. All vehicles are covered by a fully comprehensive insurance policy and licensed by the Greek National Tourism Organization. This specific program includes an escort, which is a person in a vehicle who accompany travelleres/visitors during the ride.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.05
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$112.05
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Athens Highlights & Sounio Temple of Poseidon Full Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights & Sounio Temple of Poseidon Full Day Private Tour

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Experience the best of Athens and Sounio on this action-packed private day tour. By traveling in a private vehicle, you’ll be able to access places that would be hard to reach by public transport. It’s the perfect tour for travelers with limited time as you’ll see multiple Athens and Cape Sounio highlights in a day including Acropolis Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Temple of Zeus, and Temple Of Poseidon.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.70
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Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Discover the wonders of Athens at a cooler time of the day—during the evening. Enjoy a hassle-free tour with round-trip transport included. You’ll see many Athens top sites from the comfort of a private vehicle, including the hill of Acropolis, the Parthenon, Parliament, and Lycabettus Hill. By going on a private tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.28
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$141.28
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Athens Stories in the Streets Walking Tour with Local Refreshments

Athens Stories in the Streets Walking Tour with Local Refreshments

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Experience Athens like a local with a 3.5-hour tour of the city’s back alleys, atmospheric neighborhoods and undiscovered gems with an insider guide. Kick off your excursion with a cup of traditional coffee in a hidden garden in the heart of Athens, then discover bohemian workshops and the vibrant street art scene. Take in a blend of ancient sites and cutting-edge culture as you trace a route from historic tombs to industrial districts and art centers, and pause along the way to sample spirits and sweets made by local artisans.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.93
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$90.93
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"Private tour in Athens"

Welcome to Athens, the capital city of Greece and the birthplace of democracy. Athens has been a travel destination since antiquity. It is the city and the country of hospitality.You will live in great moments.If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-six hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast. - Visit the top sights of Athens in five hours. - Cover more ground in private transportation. - Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off. - Explore at your own pace
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$237.49
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$237.49
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Tuk Tuk in Athens! Explore the city with our courier !!

Tuk Tuk in Athens! Explore the city with our courier !!

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Enjoy a fun-filled and fast-paced way to explore Athens—and see many of the city’s top attractions—when you book this private tuk-tuk tour. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, and upgrade to explore with a guide. You can look forward to admiring the Acropolis, zipping through Syntagma Square, discovering the Academy of Athens and National Library of Greece, and exploring the city’s many narrow, picturesque streets along the way.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.63
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$42.63
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Athens private day tour (up to 8 hours), from Athens center or Piraeus

Athens private day tour (up to 8 hours), from Athens center or Piraeus

We visit Athens as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy history/culture, scenery, photography. If you want to see everything that Athens has to offer, then we suggest both modern & classical Athens sites in a full day tour. The day starts with convenient pickup and then takes you to the Acropolis Hill, Zeus Temple, Olympic stadium, Plaka, ancient & modern Agora, Lycavetus hill and many more. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly we can drive on small roads and you will see Athens from all different angles. We are dedicated to show you the Athens we know and love, as travelers and not as tourists and for this reason we will avoid the tourist traps. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed archaeologist guide (extra cost). You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.07
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$73.07
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Athens in a day: The Best 1 Day Itinerary.A surprising number of top attractions

Athens in a day: The Best 1 Day Itinerary.A surprising number of top attractions

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Visit Athens! Ancient Athens is one of Europe’s oldest cities, one with a continuous history whose beginnings can be traced some 5,000 years ago. That makes it not only one of the oldest cities in the world, but also the cradle of Western culture. The Greek capital is known as the cradle of democracy. Ancient Athenians have nurtured and advanced science and art and provided the basis for western culture. Athens is an open-air museum, so plan your tour ahead and spend your available time wisely. - Explore Athens in a private vehicle - Free Wi-Fi onboard - Discover the highlights and secrets of Athens from our drivers - We want our customers and their families to always feel safe. - On the Fly Decision Makers - Stress-free - Every tour and itinerary we present is unique. - The pace of travel will be relaxing.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.73
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$148.73
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All-Day tour:Discover the most famous sites of Athens and Ancient Corinth

All-Day tour:Discover the most famous sites of Athens and Ancient Corinth

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In this one day tour, you will have the opportunity to see the Athens landmarks and enjoy the tour to Loutraki, Corinth Canal, and Ancient Corinth. Explore the most important sites like the Panathenaic Stadium, the National Library, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Follow the footsteps of Apostle Paul from Athens to Ancient Corinth, ideal sightseeing in some of the most beautiful places in Greece, and enjoying the breathtaking views from the Isthmus/Corinth Canal. We will visit Loutraki, the seaside resort on the Gulf of Corinth. Through the imposing entrance gates, you will enter the castle and you will discover its hidden gems of Acrocorinth. You will also explore the archaeological site of ancient Corinth, including its fabulous museum, Temple of Apollo, Fountain of Glauke, Peirene, Asklepieion, Odeion, Bema, Agora, and much more. Following some allocated time for shopping, you will be driven to the port of Kechries, tracing the footsteps of St. Paul to the east.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.91
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$197.91
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Academy of Athens (Akadimía Athinón) hours of operation: Not open to the public . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.