Temple of Artemis Vaurona

Description

Our private tour starts with driving towards the northern side of Attica prefecture to Marathon. First stop is at Lake of Marathon, a technical lake which was created from the construction of the homonymous dam. The Marathon lake, until 60’s, was the main water supply for Athens. The Marathon Dam, which is a gravity dam, is an impressive and unique construction due to the reason that its external cladding was made with the famous white “Pentelikon marble” (the same marble was used for Acropolis of Athens).

Our next stop is at the plain of Marathon where the famous battle between Greeks and Persians took place in 490 B.C. You will see the start point of the famous Marathon Race (race in honored of the Greek messenger Pheidipides who ran the distance from Marathon to Athens without any stop in order to announce the victory to Athenians). You will visit the “Tymvos” (Tomb - a burial mound that houses the ashes of the 192 Athenians who fell during the Battle of Marathon) and the Archaeological Museum.

Last stop of this first part of our tour is at the Sanctuary of Goddness Artemis in Vraurona. Amongst others you will see the Artemis Temple, the “ΠShared Stoa, and the Stone Bridge. You will also visit the Archaeological Museum with findings from Goddness Artemis Sanctuary.

 

Time for the second part of the tour. We drive back to Athens and you will visit 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 and the Erechtheion. From the top you will have a panoramic view of the ancient theater of Dionisos and the Herodion (Odeion of Herodes Atticus). We shall continue with the visit of the Temple of Zeus and 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 you will see important buildings and places such as the National Library, the Academy, the Univercity, the Old Greek Parliament and the Syntagma Square (Parliament building and Tomb of Unknown Soldier). Our next visit is the Hellenic Agora (Aeropagus) & Roman Agora and we finally reach the famous Plaka where you will be lost in narrow streets where the spirit of old Athens exists.

Our private tour concludes with the return in our starting place. Contact us for further details and info.

Important Note: The above tour is not available on Tuesdays.

Acropolis of Athens

Tour Details

Pick up / Drop off Points

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

Opening Hours

Athens
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:00 – 16:30.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:00 – 19:30.

Marathon
Winter Time: Nov. 1st – March 31st: 08:30 – 15:30. Open all days of the week except for Tuesday.
Summer Time: April 1st – Oct. 31st : 08:30 – 16:00. Open all days of the week except for Tuesday.

Entrance Fees

Acropolis : Full 20€, Reduced 10€.
Temple of Zeus & Hadrian’s Arch : Full 8€, Reduced 4€.
Hellenic & Roman Agora : Full 10€, Reduced 5€.
Marathon : Full 6€, Reduced 3€.
Vraurona : Full 6€, Reduced 3€.

Entrance Fees Policy

Reduced ticket: People over 65 years old from EU member states and children and young people between 6 and 25 years from Non EU countries, upon presentation of ID or Passport.

Free: Children and young people up to the age of 25 from EU member states and children up the age of 5 from Non EU countries, upon presentation of ID or Passport.

In winter period (November 1st up March 31st) the reduced rate of single ticket is valid for all visitors.

Change of The Guards

Tour Duration

9 hours (approx).

More Info

Acropolis of Athens

 
 
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