Full day Athens sightseeing and Marathon private tour

In: Athens Tours

Duration: 8 hours | Daily departures | Pick up/Drop off: Athens hotel, cruise port. Distance: 110(km) / 68(miles)

The  most famous sore excursion, and Sightseeing tour  in the world.  The two places that marked the worlds history. The birthplace of the Marathon run.

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece,  dominates the Attica periphery and it is one of the world’s oldest cities, as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years, and Marathon 2,500.

Itinerary:

Drive & See

The Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens, Plaka (free time for shopping & lunch), Ancient Agora, the Byzantine church of  St. Apostoles, Thiseion, Temple of Vulcan,
Kerameikos, the Parliament, Panathenian Stadium, the new Acropolis museum, Dionysus Theatre, Asclepieum Medical Center, Herod Atticus Odeon, Areopagous (St. Paul Acts XVII on Mars Hill), Roman Agora, Tower of the winds, the Fetiya
Mosque, Andria’s library, National Picture Gallery, The glass Runner, Megaron Concert Hall, National Archaeological Museum, National Theatre, Omonia Square, Open Market, Athens City Museum, National Historical Museum (Old Parliament),
Syntagma Square, Downtown shopping center, Flea market, Fish market, Meat   St. Nikodimos  Russian Orthodox, St. Paul’s Anglican, House of Parliament (ex Royal Palace), Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Evzones), Iliou Melathron Numismatic Museum (H. Schliemann’s Home), St. Denis Roman Catholic Cathedral, Neoclassical Building of Central Bank of Greece, Academy of Arts & Letters, University, National Library, Presidential Residents (ex Royal Palace), Change of the Honor Guards, Zappio Congress, Temple of Olympic Zeus, National Park (ex Royal Garden), Hadrian’s Gate, Kolonaki the High end of Athens center, Lycabettus Hill, Marathon

Visit | Stop & Walk

The Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens, Ancient Agora, Panathenian Stadium, Dionysus Theatre, Herod Atticus Odeon, Areopagous (St. Paul Acts XVII on Mars Hill), Roman Agora, Presidential Residents (ex Royal Palace), Change of the Honor Guards, Temple of Olympic Zeus, Lycabettus Hill, Marathon, Marathon Museum, Thespians Tomp, Athenian Tomp

Tour description:

The capital of Greece is a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece and it is rated as an alpha- world city. Classical Athens was one of the  most powerful city-states in ancient world. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy, Aristotle’s Lyceum, and wisest of man Socrates. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.

Live  this Greece private tour, combining many of the city’s principal modern and classical sights.

Yourur Athens tour includes an overview of the modern city and striking contrasts to the remains of its glorious past. See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square, the Panathenian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896).

Visit the Presidential Palace (ex Royal Palace), government buildings, and elegant homes. Continuously your Athens private chauffeur will drive you along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the “Neoclassical Trilogy,” (Academy, University, National Library) and Omonia Square.

Greece private tour will take you to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Adrian’s arch,  the Acropolis with its many monuments , including the  Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.Drive feet of Acropolis through Plaka (old Athens) and we’ll visit the ancient Greek agora,and  the Roman.

Lunch, and Splendid Greece tours will drive you to Marathon, the place where every year the Marathon run starts. It is a long-distance foot race with an official distance of 42,195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards) that is usually run as a road race. The event is named after the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens. The historical accuracy of this legend is in doubt, contradicted by accounts given by Herodotus, in particular. The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 800 marathons are contested throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes. Larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants. The Battle of Marathon (Greek: Μάχη τοῡ Μαραθῶνος, Machē tou Marathōnos) during the Greco-Persian Wars took place in 490 BC and was the culmination of the first attempt by the Achaemenid Empire of Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece.

Ending this Greece private tour enjoy the spectaculars view of Lycabettus, the highest hill in town.

 

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