Best of Athens in One Day:
- Acropolis and City Exploration
After your licensed archaeologist guide picks you up from your hotel on foot, you will visit the sacred Acropolis Hill and the Acropolis Museum, where you can marvel at the fascinating 3.000-year-old exhibits. In the wake of your history-drenched morning, wander around the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka and its neoclassical architecture, where you'll come across the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates.
Accompanied by your local, foodie guide,stroll through the neighborhoods of Athens while exploring its culinary scene. Wander through Athens' Central Market and feast your eyes upon the huge variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, seafood and meat on display. Stop at traditional family-run delis and try recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Enjoy 15 (!) different tastings of Greek cuisine, including traditional pastries, dishes, and desserts, as well as a variety of cold cuts, and cheese. There will be no morsel bites in sight, so make sure to come hungry!
- City tour with Private Transfer
Get in your luxury vehicle and start your city tour around Athens' most noteworthy monuments, such as the Library of Hadrian, located in the colorful and multicultural MonastirakiSquare, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Your driver will take you to Syntagma Square, the emblematic meeting point of the Athenians that houses the Greek Parliament, and the monument of the Unknown Soldier. Right next to it, the majestic National Gardens host hundreds of plant varieties, providing a fresh breath of nature in the middle of the bustling city. Last but not least, you'll drive by the Panathenaic Stadium, the place that hosted the 1st modern Olympic Games.
By the end of the day, you'll have seen Athens's essentials: its history, its architecture, as well as its ancient and modern life.