Prepare yourself for an afternoon Athens City Tour. Are you ready?
Follow our expert guides, as we will take you to your first destination, the Panathenaic Stadium. It is an imposing balanced structure, made of white marble. It is the place where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.
The walk will continue towards the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch and will make a right turn so as to pass by the Greek Parliamentary building. The Parliament was intially designed by the architect Friedrich von Gartner to serve as Royal Palace of the King Otto of Greece and was completed in 1843. It now is the House of the Greek Parliament and is guarded by the Euzones' Guard. They are easy to spot since they all wear colourful traditional uniforms. At the front of Hellenic Parliament, there is a memorial of the Unknown Soldier (dedicated to all men and women who have lost their lives defending Greece) and the Constitution Square (Syntagma,), downstairs just across the avenue.
We will walk along the avenue and we'll come across the most elegant of the city's public buildings. They are the premises of public faculties, where the Academy, the University and the National Library operate.
During our Athens Acropolis Afternoon Guided Tour, we'll walk on the sacred hill of the Acropolis. We will visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Century of Pericles. The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and of course the Parthenon. This monument survived for many centuries and managed to deliver a number of architectural refinements that represent «the harmony between material and spirit». The greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens. It was dedicated to their patron, goddess Athena. It was designed to impose itself on the scenery of the ancient city and it still does today. The Acropolis' huge rocky formation blends with the man-made fortifications and temples of the Classical Era and still impose themselves on the modern city. The most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, their greatest religious festivals, the earliest cults and many of the decisive events in the history of the city, they're all connected to this sacred monument.
These unique masterpieces of ancient architecture combine different orders and styles of Classical art in a most innovative manner and have influenced the arts and cultures of the later centuries. The Acropolis of the fifth-century b.C is the most accurate reflection of the glory, power and wealth of Athens during the golden age of Perikles.
That will be the end of the tour «Athens Afternoon City Tour With Acropolis of Athens».