Athens

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TOUR 1: ATHENS

includes a visit to: The Acropolis (where you will see the Temple of Parthenon which is dedicated to Athena Parthenos, Propylea which is the monumental entrance to the sacred area, the Temple of Athena Nike which is dedicated to Athena-Apteros Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion which is dedicated to Athena Polias, the Cariatides, the Herodeon Theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus and finally Areopagus [Mars Hill]), The New Acropolis Museum*, The Temple of Zeus (which is the largest ancient temple in Greece in the Corinthian order), The Panathenaic Stadium (also known as The Kallimarmaro; the original stadium built in the 1863 for the first modern Olympic games in 1896), and finally The Old Palace, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front of The Parliament & The Changing of The Guards.

* The New Acropolis Museum can be replaced by The Plaka (which is Athens’ oldest and most picturesque neighborhood. It is stone-paved, with narrow streets, and is full of gyros places, tavernas and souvenir shops).

TOUR 2: ATHENS BY NIGHT

includes a visit to: the main Greek port of Piraeus passing by the most important points of the harbour of Microlimano etc, and a drive through the central streets of Athens passing by The Acropolis, The Temple of Zeus, The Panathenaic Stadium, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament, The "Neoclassical Trilogy" [The Academy, The National Library, The First University of Athens], The Hill of Lycabettus (short stop), and finally The New Olympic Stadium (built for the 2004 Olympic Games). If you want you can have dinner in one of the most popular tavernas in the area of Plaka (with live Greek music and Greek folk dances).

TOUR 3: ANCIENT CORINTH

includes a visit to: Ancient Corinth (where you can see the Long Walls that begin at the summit of Acro-Corinth and descend all the way to Lechaion, the artificial harbour on the Corinthian Gulf, the Agora, the Dorian Temple of Appollo [6th c. BC with 1st c. AD restorations], the museum which contains mosaic floors, Mycenaean and Corinthian pottery, terra cotta sphinxes, statues of two supernatural beings, relief plaques, the Roman head of the goddess Tyche and small objects of various kinds, and the Bima where St Paul preached), Acro-Corinth (the fortress acropolis of Ancient Corinth and Medieval Corinth, being on a steep of a rocky hill 575 meters high at its highest peak, with uninterrupted views across the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs. It has been a fortified citadel for the Mycenaens, Archaic Greeks, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, Ottomans and eventually back to the Hellenes following the Greek War of Independence), and finally The Canal (which is about 6 km long and connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea, its width upon completion was 25 meters, and 8 meters deep).

TOUR 4: CAPE SOUNION

includes: a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road of the Saronic Gulf passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Lake of Vouliagmeni, and Varkiza). In Cape Sounion you will visit The Temple of Poseidon [5th century B.C ] with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world (on a clear day you can see at least seven islands) and you will have lunch or dinner by the sea.

TOUR 5: ELEUSIS

includes a visit to: the city of Eleusis, which is located near the Saronic Gulf, and is best known for having been the site of Eleusinian Mysteries, the most famous religious center of ancient Greece. It was also the birth place of Aeschylus (one of the three great tragedians of antiquity) and one of the most important sanctuaries dedicated to the worship of Goddess Demetra and her daughter Persephone. Today Eleusis is the town where the majority of crude oil in Greece is imported and refined.

TOUR 6: MARATHON & RHAMNOUS

includes a visit to: The Burial Ground which was raised in honor of the Athenian Warriors who fell in the battle of the Marathon in 490 B.C., The Museum, The Marathon Lake, with the allmarble dam, which supplies Athens with water (there is a cafeteria near the lake where you can have a coffee break) and finally The Temple of Nemesis [5th century B.C] which was designed by the same architect who built the Temple of Hephaestus [Theseion] and that of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.

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Herod Atticus Odeon

 

 

 

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