May 27

Breakfast at hotel. Meet with your guide & depart for a full day tour. It will start with a short stop to Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Continue with a panoramic drive passing by the Prime Minister’s residence, ex Royal Palace, Zappion Hall, Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House, Catholic Cathedral, Academy, University & National Library. Continue to the Ancient Agora of Classical Athens, located to the northwest of the Acropolis & bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus & on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos. Make your way to the archaeological site of Acropolis, a UNESCO’s world heritage monument & visit Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion with its porch of Maidens & of course the Parthenon. Continue with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion & Dionysus Theater, in order to visit the Acropolis Museum. Main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from the archaic period, Caryatids & of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments & the frieze will impress you. During the tour, lunch will be offered in a local restaurant. Return to hotel in the afternoon for leisure. Overnight in Athens.