Acropolis of Athens

Description

This special tour combines the visit of the main Jewish sites presenting the history of the Jewish community in Athens, with the sightseeing of the main city sites. Our tour starts with the visit of the naturally fortified hill of the Acropolis, the cornerstone of Athens existence. You will travel back in ancient times walking among the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the unique Parthenon & the Erechteion.

Your next visit will be to the Jewish Museum (founded in 1977) where you will be witnessed with material (among others clothing, artifacts & photos) showing the long history of the Jewish life in Athens, which dates back to 3rd century B.C. We continue with the two Synagogues. The older, Etz Hayyim Synagogue, which was founded in 1904 (it is used only during main holidays) & the newest, Beth Shalom Synagogue, which was founded in 1935 & renovated in 70’s (fully operational today). Just next, in a marvelous park with view of the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos, you will visit the Holocaust Memorial.

 

Our private tour continues with the visit of the Temple of Zeus & of the Hadrian’s Arch along with the famous Panathenaic Stadium (also known as Kallimarmaron) where the first modern Olympic Games were revived on 1896. Next stop is the Presidential Mansion (ex-Royal Palace) where you will monitor the traditional Change of the Guard. Our car will then climb you to St. George Lycabetus Hill with the best panoramic view of Athens (ideal place for taking photos). While on route of our private tour, you will see important buildings & places such as the National Library, the Academy, the Univercity, the Old Greek Parliament & the Syntagma Square (Parliament building & Tomb of Unknown Soldier). Our next visit is the Hellenic & Roman Agora & we finally reach the famous Plaka. You will be lost in the narrow streets where the spirit of old Athens exists.

Jewish Museum Athens

Acropolis Museum

 

 

Our tour is concluded with the visit to the New Acropolis Museum, one of the most important museum in the world. You will admire unique findings of the archaeological area of the Acropolis of Athens while visiting the permanent exhibitions, such as the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the Archaic Gallery, the Parthenon Gallery & the Gallery of Classical Acropolis with finds from the Propylaea, from the Temple of Athena Nike & from the Erectheion. Time for return in our starting place. Contact us for further details & info.

Tour Details

Pick up / Drop off Points

Hotel in Athens, Piraeus port (Cruises terminal), Athens International Airport, etc...

Opening Hours

Athens Archaeological Sites : Nov. 1st – March 31st : 08:00 – 16:30, April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 19:30.

Jewish Museum : Monday to Friday 09:00a.m. – 14:30a.m., Sunday 10:00a.m. – 14:00a.m., Saturday closed.

Acropolis Museum : Nov. 1st – March 31st : Monday to Thursday 09:00 – 16:30 / Friday 09:00 – 21:30 / Saturday & Sunday 09:00 – 19:30, April 1st – Oct. 31st : Monday 08:00 – 15:30 / Tuesday to Thursday 08:00 – 19:30 / Friday 08:00 – 21:30 / Saturday & Sunday 08:00 – 19:30.

Entrance Fees

Athens sights of the tour : 30€ per adult, 15€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & for Non EU students over 18 years old, free for EU students over 18 years old & for children under 18 years old.

Jewish Museum : 6€ per adult, 3€ per student.

Acropolis Museum : 5€ per adult, 3€ for EU citizens over 65 years old & non EU students, free for EU students up 18 years old & non EU children up 5 years old.

Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Tour Duration

8 hours (approx).

More Info

Acropolis of Athens

Jewish Museum

Acropolis Museum

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52 Megalou Alexandrou Str., 10435 Athens, Greece