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Erechtheion Tours

Erechtheion
Perched on its craggy escarpment overlooking the heart of Athens, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis (its name means ‘high city’ in ancient Greek) is the most famous classical site in the world. The colonnaded Parthenon may be first stop for most visitors, but the marble remains of the Erechtheion stood at the very soul of the Acropolis, marking the spot where the mythical ancient Greek gods Poseidon and Athena fought for ownership of the fledgling city. Named after the legendary King Erechtheus, the temple was built on the north side of the Acropolis hill between 420 and 406 BC, to a design by Athens’ great statesman, Pericles. It was a relatively late addition to the complex of temples and theaters, replacing an older temple as the center of religious ritual at the Acropolis. 

Built on a slope and fronted by six Ionic columns – still almost complete after 2,500 years – the Erechtheion is best known for its ornate Porch of the Caryatids (also called the Port of the Maidens), supported by marble statues of six virgins draped in cloaks. These days the statues are copies, but five of the originals (one has lost her head) can be viewed in the awesome New Acropolis Museum adjacent to the ruins.

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The Acropolis is open in summer Mon 11am–7.30pm; Tue–Sun 8am–7.30pm; winter daily 8.30am–3pm. Admission €12, concessions €6. Walk up to the Acropolis from Plaka or follow the pedestrianized boulevards of Apostolou Pavlou and Dionissiou Areopagitou. Parts of the Acropolis are under restoration and have been covered by scaffolding for what seems like decades.
Address: Akropolis, Athens 105 58, Greece
Admission: €12
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 Entrance e-ticket for Acropolis - Athens with Audio Tour on Your Phone

Entrance e-ticket for Acropolis - Athens with Audio Tour on Your Phone

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Skip the long lines and explore the Acropolis at your own pace with this package. You'll not only get a pre-booked, skip-the-line ticket to the country's most important site, but you'll also get an interactive map and a self-guided audio tour that you can listen to on your smartphone, at your own pace, even if you're offline.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$24,25
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US$24,25
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65,07
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US$65,07
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$177,45
Price varies by group size
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US$177,45
Price varies by group size
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

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The Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the city's most iconic attraction, with its ancient Parthenon and beautiful views of the city. Because of the ancient monument’s popularity, lines to get in can get long. With this skip-the-line ticket, avoid the hassle of standing in line and head straight in.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$16,56
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US$16,56
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Journey back to Ancient Greece on this guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$61,52
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US$61,52
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$121,38
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US$121,38
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Delphi Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Delphi Day Trip

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Sightsee around Athens, Cape Sounion and Delphi on this 2-day Athens Super Saver. Combining three top-selling tours at a discounted price, and designed for those with pre-booked overnight accommodation, the tour spotlights the best of Athens and two of Greece’s classical treasures. On one day, discover top Athens attractions including the Acropolis, and take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, home to the stunning Temple of Poseidon. Couple the day up with a full-day trip to the spectacular mountainside temples and stadium at Delphi, one of Greece’s greatest archaeological wonders.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$226,79
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US$226,79
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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

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If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel and then takes you to the Acropolis, Panepistimiou Street, and much more. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$152,61
Price varies by group size
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US$152,61
Price varies by group size
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Athens By Night Private Tour

Athens By Night Private Tour

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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$137,23
Price varies by group size
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US$137,23
Price varies by group size
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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

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It can be difficult to cram all of Athens’ historical highlights into an itinerary, even more so if you also want to fit in other towns such as ancient Corinth. Remove the stress of planning a timetable with this full-day tour of the most impressive landmarks in the two towns. Spend the morning walking from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, the highest hill in Athens, then jump over to Corinth for an exploration of the Corinth Canal and the Temple of Apollo.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$204,66
Price varies by group size
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US$204,66
Price varies by group size
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Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings

Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings

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Take in the architecture and history of Athens with a dedicated guide on this 4-hour private walking tour. Explore the city's iconic sights at your own pace with the personal attention of your guide. Listen to information about the history of the Greek capital while visiting the Temple of Nike, the Proplylaia Gates and the Parthenon. Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Plaka, admiring its charming streets and neoclassical balconies. Taste some of the best food Greece has to offer, such as local coffee, salami, pies and other desserts. All tastings are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$171,54
Price varies by group size
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US$171,54
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6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

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There’s so much to see in Athens and only so much time.  Maximize your Greek vacation with a full-day private tour of the city.  Starting from your hotel, you’ll have private transportation at your disposal whisking you away to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis. You can explore each location independently at your own pace or choose to hire a private guide in advance. It's your day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$169,17
Price varies by group size
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US$169,17
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4 hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

4 hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

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Delve deep into the history of ancient Greece on a 4-hour private tour of the ancient ruins of Athens. Visit the ruins on Acropolis Hill, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium, Lycabettus Hill, and much more. Discover what each building was used for over 2,000 years ago and what daily life was like for the ancient Greeks as you admire the ruins and views of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$137,23
Price varies by group size
From
US$137,23
Price varies by group size
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Acropolis and Museum Guided Private Tour

Acropolis and Museum Guided Private Tour

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Explore the magnificence of the Acropolis without feeling rushed by going on a private tour. Having one-on-one attention from your guide means you’ll be able to ask questions along the way and learn historical facts that you might not discover alone. As well as seeing the Acropolis, you’ll also visit the museum, where there are over 3,000 rare artifacts to discover.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$146,70
Price varies by group size
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US$146,70
Price varies by group size

Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Discover the wonders of Athens at a cooler time of the day—during the evening. Enjoy a hassle-free tour with round-trip transport included. You’ll see many Athens top sites from the comfort of a private vehicle, including the hill of Acropolis, the Parthenon, Parliament, and Lycabettus Hill. By going on a private tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$137,23
Price varies by group size
From
US$137,23
Price varies by group size
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Athens private day tour (up to 8 hours), from Athens center or Piraeus

Athens private day tour (up to 8 hours), from Athens center or Piraeus

We visit Athens as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy history/culture, scenery, photography. If you want to see everything that Athens has to offer, then we suggest both modern & classical Athens sites in a full day tour. The day starts with convenient pickup and then takes you to the Acropolis Hill, Zeus Temple, Olympic stadium, Plaka, ancient & modern Agora, Lycavetus hill and many more. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly we can drive on small roads and you will see Athens from all different angles. We are dedicated to show you the Athens we know and love, as travelers and not as tourists and for this reason we will avoid the tourist traps. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed archaeologist guide (extra cost). You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$70,98
Price varies by group size
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US$70,98
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 5-Day Tour of Athens, Delfi, & Meteora

5-Day Tour of Athens, Delfi, & Meteora

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Explore the glory of ancient Greece with this tour of Athens plus a 2-day classical tour. With this unique tour visit and enjoy UNESCO'S world heritage sites. With overnight accommodation included and an expert guide to accompany you, the tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – Delphi, and visit 11th-century monasteries perched on the rock towers of Meteora. Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thission, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center) Meteora (monasteries, the cave of Theopetra) Delphi (Oracle of Delphi, Temple of Apollo, Archaeological Museum)
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$744,13
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US$744,13
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5-Day Tour of Athens and Thessaloniki

5-Day Tour of Athens and Thessaloniki

Discover Athens, the capital of Greece. Visit the most famous archaeological sites and museums of the city. Continue with Plaka district on the foot of Acropolis, Walk Ermou street from Syntagma to Monastiraki. Drink ouzo in Thiseion. For a real Greek nightlife experience visit Psirri area, Fly to Thessaloniki the second major city in Greece. This modern city has an important heritage consisting of Roman and Byzantine museums and buildings recounting its past. A trip to Thessaloniki must include a coffee in Aristotelous, do some serious shopping in Tsimiski and last but not least enjoy one drink in Ladadika listening to Greek music. Highlights Athens: Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, Erechtheion, Pnyx Hill, Plaka, Monastiraki, Psirri Highlights Thessaloniki: White Tower, Archaeological Museum, Central market, Ladadika, Ano Poli. Saint Demetrius Church
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$826,94
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US$826,94
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Saint Paul Steps Full Day Private Tour

Saint Paul Steps Full Day Private Tour

The Greek peninsula of Attica is full to the brim with ancient landmarks – so many that it can be easy to miss them. This day trip will take you on a whistle-stop tour of highlights in two Attican cities, Athens and Corinth. Start the day at the Acropolis and work your way down the hill to Parliament House in time for the changing of the guards. In the afternoon, drive along the isthmus to Corinth, visiting the Temple of Apollo and other historic sites.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$204,66
Price varies by group size
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US$204,66
Price varies by group size
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Athens Walking Private Tour - Licensed Tour Guide

Athens Walking Private Tour - Licensed Tour Guide

Athens, the birthplace of democracy, is celebrated for its myriad cultural landmarks, temples and monuments from the classical era. See all of the city's highlights, including the Acropolis, Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Temple of Athena Nike and much more on this private walking tour. With a licensed archaeologist leading the way, avoid crowds and tourist-traps, and hear this ancient city's unique stories.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$192,63
Price varies by group size
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US$192,63
Price varies by group size
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Athens Half day Christian Tour | Apostle Paul first Spoke - Acropolis, Parthenon

Athens Half day Christian Tour | Apostle Paul first Spoke - Acropolis, Parthenon

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Regarding the spot from where Apostle Paul spoke to the Athenians, it is also said that he preached in front of the High Court’s Body as one of its members (Dionysius the Aeropagite) adopted the ideas of his preaching. Areopagus was the name of the hill west of the Athenian Acropolis. In this half-day tour we will drive you to were St.Paul first came to Athens. Then we will visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon,the Erechtheion, Mars Hill (Areopagus), (Acts 17:22) were Apostle Paul delivered his sermon to the Athenians. You then proceed by visiting the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Nike, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament House, Presidential Palace, Panathenian Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Plaka, the Ancient agora,(St. Paul’s meeting place), the Roman agora, Academy, the University and the National Library.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$308,20
per group
From
US$308,20
per group

 8-Day Athens and Cyclades: Paros, Santorini and Mykonos

8-Day Athens and Cyclades: Paros, Santorini and Mykonos

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Greece always pleasantly surprises its visitors who keep unforgettable memories. Experience the myth of the lost Atlantis in Santorini and enjoy the deep blue sea with its magnificent sunsets. Enjoy crazy nights in Mykonos, Greek cuisine, and nightlife. A complete package that includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers, guided visits and ferry tickets. Paros is located in the center of the archipelago. It owes its reputation to its white marbles and beauty of its landscapes, with gentle hills, valleys planted vineyards or olive groves, villages with flowered walls and lanes, not to mention the beaches. Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thisseion, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center) Paros (Naousa, Kolibithres, the Virgin Mother of Ekatontapiliani church) Santorini (Archaeological site of Akrotiri, Oia, Fira, Nea Kameni volcano, Imerovigli, Firostefani) Mykonos (Little Venice, Lower Mills, Matogiannia)
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1 560,42
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US$1 560,42
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Athens Private Full Day Tour 8 hours

Athens Private Full Day Tour 8 hours

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This 8-hour tour covers all the must-see attractions when in Athens. It includes the Acropolis with the Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Zeus, Old Olympic Stadium, the changing of the guards, the Ancient Agora, the Archaeological Museum and much more. Also, stroll the Athens Flea market and Plaka, the old city of Athens. Depending on your preferences, you may wish to stop for lunch in downtown Athens or by the sea.
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  • 8 hours
From
US$288,94
Price varies by group size
From
US$288,94
Price varies by group size

8-Day Athens & Cruise to Santorini,Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes & Heraklion

8-Day Athens & Cruise to Santorini,Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes & Heraklion

In the first 3 days you can soak into the history and Athenian culture and you ‘ll be charmed by its beauty. Live a dream in the middle of the Aegean Sea and enjoy your wonderful vacation. Take advantage of the Greek sea and its beautiful sunsets. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping, and nightlife. The following 4 days we cruise on the Aegean islands. Live a dream in the middle of the Aegean Sea and enjoy your wonderful vacation. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping, and nightlife. A complete package that includes 3 nights’ accommodation in a 4* hotel of your choice in Athens with breakfast, transfers, Cruise tickets and 4 nights on board FB.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1 820,69
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US$1 820,69
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The Mythological Acropolis: The place of the gods

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The Mythological Acropolis: The place of the gods

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On your trip to Athens you cannot miss knowing the characters of Greek mythology in our special Acropolis soundwalk. Discovering this marble of ancient history and learning about the gods of Greek Mythology has never been this fun. Let Medusa, the goddes with the serpents as hair that turns everyone into stone be your guide. This special audio walk promises to take you to discover the Acropolis of Athens on an epic journey. The 3D Sound effects will immerse you to an alternate reality as Medusa reveals her own story. You will explore the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, intended for musical events by the Romans, the Propylae, which had a turbulent history, the temple of Athena and learn about the story of Nike the goddess that presided athletic competitions and military disputes. The Tour then takes you to the Parthenon and ends in the Erechtheum where Medusa reveals the truth behind her tragic story that made her a monster for ever.
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  • 39 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$5,59
US$6,99
US$1,40 savings
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Should I book Erechtheion tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Erechtheion can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 48 Erechtheion tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Erechtheion 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Erechtheion costs USD 24.25. Guided Erechtheion tours start around USD 24.25 per person. See all 48 Erechtheion tickets and tours on Viator.
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