OVERVIEW: Combine Athen's ancient history with beach time at a glorious local beach when vacationing in Athens. This 6 hour private guided (optional) tour includes a visit to the Acropolis where you will see the legendary Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Temple of Athena, and more. Then shopping and lunchtime in the bustling ancient town of Plaka at the base of the Acropolis, and finally a short drive to a nearby beautiful beach and take a dip in the gorgeous Mediterranean.
INCLUDED: Licensed guide (if requested when booking), A/C vehicle, and dependable driver
NOT INCLUDED: entrance fees, lunch and tips (appreciated when deserved)
HIGHLIGHTS: Acropolis, Plaka, lunchtime, Mediterranean Sea and local beach
DETAILS: This 6 hour tour is an Athens family favorite in that it has you experiencing the best of Greece in one day! On this private popular shore excursion by Archaeologous, you'll spend time with 2,500 year old 'historic Athens' at the world famous Acropolis. This is one of the 'greatest architectural wonders' in the world. You'll visit the Parthenon, the sacred Propylaea, the Erectheum, a combination of the sacred areas of the Temple of Athena and the Caryatids balcony, the Temple of Nike, and the Erechtheion. FYI: If you choose a guide -optional- they will be a fountain of knowledge.
Then nearby is the Plaka Village below the Acropolis with it's cobble stoned labyrinth of alleys filled with shops, cafes, taverns, Byzantine churches, and the ruins of the ancient agora (market-meeting place where Socrates taught) It's a dynamic fun market place as it has been for 1000's of years. Time for a succulent Mediterranean lunch awaits you along with a little more sightseeing or shopping time, as you wish.
Then to finish off your fun day, a short drive out of Athens to take a dip in the gorgeous azure waters of the Mediterranean at a nearby popular local beach. Then you are taken back to your pick up point.
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