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 Athens Day Tours
 

Athens Day Tours

 

Athens City and Acropolis Museum
(Half-day morning tour (approx. 5 hrs) – departs daily – min. 2 pax)

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Start the tour with a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. Pass by the former Royal Palace now serving as the Prime Minister’s Residence. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. View the Academy, the University, National Library and Constitution Square (Syntagma Square).

Visit the Acropolis and the amazing architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the world famous Parthenon. Then also visit the New Acropolis Museum, one of the most important archaeological museums in Athens and home to many historic statues.

Acropolis Museum guided tour
(1.5 hour tour – departs daily from April to October – min. 2 pax)

The New Acropolis Museum is considered one of the most important archaeological museums in Athens and the entire world. Founded in 2003 this museum was created to collect all the surviving treasures of the Acropolis in one place close their origin rather than hidden away in storage at various museums in Greece and across the world. See the votive figurines and artefacts of everyday life. Admire statues from the archaic period, the Caryatids, the Parthenon hall which is home to the 92 Metopes, the Pediments and Frieze. Enjoy a guided tour of this museum’s rich historic treasures.

Cape Sounion
(Half-day afternoon tour (approx. 4 hrs) – departs daily from April to October – min. 2 pax)

Drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza, to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where you will see the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon. On the way you have splendid views of the Saronic Gulf and the islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time for a walk at the rocky promontory of Sounion.

Ancient Corinth
(Half-day morning tour – departs Fridays from April to October – min. 2 pax)

Depart to Ancient Corinth and make a quick stop for photos at the Corinth canal. When the Apostle Paul arrived in 51 CE, the Corinth he saw was five times as large as Athens and the capital of the province but today barely a shell of that former splendour remains.

Then visit Nemea, one of the most popular vineyards in Greece. Greece has been producing wine since 4000 BC but there is nothing ancient about the state of the art winery facilities at this vineyard. Learn everything about the production of quality Greek red wine and view the enormous underground cellars which are home to over 1000 barrels of wine. End-off the tour by sampling some of the finest wines from the region before returning to Athens.

Delphi
(Full-day tour (approx. 10 hrs) – departs daily from April to October – min. 2 pax)

Drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, cross the town of Thebes which is connected with the tragedy of king Oedipus, then pass Livadeia and the mountain town of Arachova which is famous for its colourful rugs and carpets (a short stop here on your return). Arrive at Delphi, the former center of the ancient world. It was referred to as the “Omphalos” (Navel) of the earth and its prestige extended far beyond the boundaries of the Hellenic world. On the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a landscape of unparalleled beauty and majesty, lie the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios.
Visit the Treasury of the Athenians; the Temple of Apollo and the Museum containing masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture such as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Agias.

Note: Lunch can be added to this tour for a supplement of Euro 12 per adult and Euro 10 per child aged 4 – 12.

Argolis
(Full-day tour (approx. 10 hrs) – departs Monday & Saturday from April to October – min. 2 pax)

Depart Athens and drive south-west to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short photo-stop). Continue to the ancient town of Mycenae, the Homeric city of the Atreides – referred to as the city ‘rich in gold’ by the ancient poets. Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs and more. Then depart again to Travel to Nafplio, driving through the fertile plains of Argolis. Nafplio is a picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Then depart again to Epidaurus to visit the 4th Century Theatre. The theatre is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which allows all 15000 spectators to hear the dialog from the scene almost perfectly, regardless of their seating. Return to Athens.

Note: Lunch can be added to this tour for a supplement of Euro 12 per adult and Euro 10 per child aged 4 – 12.

Athens by Night
(Evening tour – departs Monday; Wednesday; Friday & Saturday from April to October - min. 2 pax)

Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through Athens city centre, and at the slope of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and photograph the illuminated Acropolis. Visit a museum where you can learn about the origin of ancient Greek musical instruments, history and sounds. Explore the greatest and collection of more than 60 reconstructed Ancient Greek musical instruments which is the only one of its kind in the world. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, before arriving at a typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy dinner followed by  a floor show with live music and Greek folk dancers in traditional costumes.  (D)

Three Islands Cruise
(Full day tour – departs daily from April to October – min. 2 pax)

A full-day cruise to three of the Saronic Islands: Poros, Hyrdra & Aegina. You will be collected at your hotel in Athens and transferred to the port for your cruise. The first stop is on to Poros, the smallest of the three Saronic islands on this cruise. The island is covered with pine and lemon trees. Enjoy a beautiful walk up to the clock tower and admire the panorama.

Then depart to Hydra which is considered to be the “smartest” of the Greek islands and is a favourite resort of the International “Jet Set”. The unique architecture of its houses, the pedestrian narrow streets full of boutiques, exclusive jewellery and handicrafts attracts both shoppers and photographers. There are no cars in Hydra, and saddled donkeys are the traditional mode of transport used for both people and goods on the island. The port of Hydra is filled with little and big yachts, boats and cruisers.

Then sail to Aegina which is the biggest island you will be visiting and the second-largest in the Saronic Gulf. It is home to two important archaeological sites: a large Cathedral dedicated to St. Nektarios and the Temple of Afea. Whilst exploring the island you will find a wonderful fish market, a unique floating fruit market and an economy based chiefly on pistachio nuts. Sail back to Piraeus where upon arrival you will be transferred back to your hotel.  (L)

Athens One Day Tour
(Full-day tour – departs daily from April to October – min. 2 pax)

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Start the tour with a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. Pass by the former Royal Palace now serving as the Prime Minister’s Residence. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. View the Academy, the University, National Library and Constitution Square (Syntagma Square).

Visit the Acropolis and the amazing architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the world famous Parthenon. Then also visit the New Acropolis Museum, one of the most important archaeological museums in Athens and home to many historic statues.

After lunch drive along the coastal road, past the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza, to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where you will see the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon. On the way you have splendid views of the Saronic Gulf and the islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time for a walk at the rocky promontory of Sounion.  (L)

Nafplio, Mycenae & Epidaurus One Day Tour
(Full-day tour (approx. 10 hrs) – departs Tuesday & Thursday from April to October – min. 2 pax)

Depart Athens and drive south-west to the Corinth Canal, which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea (short photo-stop). Continue to the ancient town of Mycenae, the Homeric city of the Atreides – referred to as the city ‘rich in gold’ by the ancient poets. Visit the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls, the Royal Tombs and more. Then depart again to Travel to Nafplio, driving through the fertile plains of Argolis. Nafplio is a picturesque town nestling at the foot of a cliff crowned by the mighty ramparts of the Palamidi Fortress. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Enjoy a walking tour of the city. Then depart again to Epidaurus to visit the 4th Century Theatre. The theatre is marveled for its exceptional acoustics, which allows all 15000 spectators to hear the dialog from the scene almost perfectly, regardless of their seating. Return to Athens.

Note: Lunch can be added to this tour for a supplement of Euro 12 per adult and Euro 10 per child aged 4 – 12.

DAY TOURS ATHENS

(Scheduled, Escorted coach or walking tours)

DETAILS

Currency

Per person

Athens City & Acropolis Museum

Half day morning (approx. 5 hrs) – daily 01.04.17 – 31.10.17 – max. 22 pass.

EUR

82

Acropolis Museum guided tour

1.5 hours – daily except Sundays 01.04.17 – 31.10.17

EUR

29

Cape Sounion

Half-day afternoon (approx. 4 hrs) – daily 01.04.17 – 31.10.17 – up to 40 pass.

EUR

51

Ancient Corinth

Half day morning – Fridays 01.04.17 – 31.10.17 – up to 40 pass.

EUR

94

Delphi (without lunch)

Full day (approx. 10 hrs) – daily 01.04.17 – 31.10.17 – up to 40 pass.

EUR

98

Argolis (without lunch)

Full day (approx. 10 hrs) – Mon & Sat 01.04.17 – 31.10.17 – Up to 40 pass.

EUR

104

Athens by Night ( tour incl. dinner)

Evening – Mon; Wed; Fri & Sat 01.04.17 – 31.10.17

EUR

69

Three Islands Cruise (incl. lunch)

Full day – daily 01.04.17 – 31.10.17

EUR

111

Athens One Day Tour (incl. lunch)

Full day – daily 01.04.17 – 31.10.17 – up to 40. Pass.

EUR

130

Nafplio, Mycenae & Epidaurus One Day Tour (without lunch)

Full day (approx. 10 hrs) – Tues & Thurs 01.04.17 – 31.10.17 – up to 40 pass.

EUR

104

 

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.