Experience a full-day private taxi tour in Athens, by visiting the unique monuments in the Ancient Classical period of Athens.
Acropolis, Parthenon, the new Acropolis museum, the Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathinean Stadium, The Royal Palace, Plaka, Ancient Roman Agora, Ancient Greek Agora, Constitution Square, Parliament House, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier “changing of the guards”, the National Archaeological Museum.
Visit The Acropolis, The 156 meter high limestone rock that crowns the city of Athens. The delicately poised and dazzling white columns of the Parthenon stand out against the blue background of the sky, an immortal symbol of the spirit and genius of man.
The Parthenon, a building famous the world over for architectural beauty and harmony, is the temple of the virgin Athena. It is built of pendelic marble in the Doric Order on the same site as two previous temples. It took 15 years to build (447 – 432 B.C.).
The Temple of Athena Nike: Built 437 – 432 B.C. by Kallikratis, also known as the Temple of “WINGLESS VICTORY” to commemorate the Greek victories over the Persians.
The Propylae: Was built by Mnysicles 437 -432 B.C. The main entrance to the Acropolis.
The Erechtheio: The Erechtheio is distinguished for the stately magnificence of the Caryatids, the young priestesses who support the Temple’s roof with their heads. The Erechtheio was a Temple dedicated to the Mythical King Erechtheus,who was later identified with Poseidon.
Visit the New Acropolis Museum, and the Theater of Dionysus.
The Temple of Zeus this Graceful and Gigantic columns of the Temple stand to the east of the Acropolis, the Temple was started under Peisistratos in 530 B.C. but was not completed until Roman times under Hadrian in 129 A.D. Also see Hadrian’s Arch.
Athens Stadium was completely rebuild for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It stands on the site of the ancient stadium built in 330 B.C.
On to the ex Royal Palace, and the Plaka sited at the foot of the Acropolis. The Plaka was from the ancient times the center of Athens. With lots of Churches, ancient remains, Neo-classical buildings, Frankish houses.
The Tower of the winds, an impressive octagonal tower with it’s inscriptions and figures of the wind Gods, built in the 1st century B.C. as a hydraulic clock, complete with sundial and weather-vane.
Also visit the Ancient Roman Agora, and the Ancient Greek Agora were you can see the temple of Hephaestos. The temple of Hephaestos overlooks the Ancient Agora, it is the best preserved of all Greek Temples.
We will drive with Athens taxi tours by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square, were you will see the changing of the Guards.
See the Presidential Palace (ex Royal Palace), government buildings, and elegant homes. We will continue our Athens private tour driving along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, National Library and Omonia Square.
Then we’ll visit some of the most important museums in Athens, the new Acropolis museum, or the National archaeological museum which both are two of the best museums in the world, the museum of Cycladic art.
Finally enjoy the spectaculars view on Lycabettus hill with its Orthodox churchof St. George, the highest hill in town and remember Athens for the rest of your life.
If you wish we can stop at any time for lunch.