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Athens Sightseeing with Acropolis Museum
"The Athens half-day tour depart for  a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first  Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.  You will then pass the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens the Academy of Athens and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden Hadrian’s Arc St. Paul’s Church Parliament
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Private Walking Tour: National Archaeological Museum
"Syntagma Metro station where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones an aqueduct from the 5th century BC pottery a 2000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD. See the House of Parliament guarded by elite soldiers known as Evzones. The tomb of the Unknown soldier can be found at the front of the building.Heading down El. Venizelos Street you will see the Numismatic museum comprising 400
From EUR60.00
 
Athens Night Segway Tour
"Meet your local guide in the evening when the Athens’ midday heat has gone and the daytime crowds have dispersed and start your tour with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled electric self-balancing Segway. Once you feel comfortable begin gliding along quiet streets to the foothills of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens – the ancient citadel and archeological site that dominates the city.On the northeastern slopes of the Acropolis is the neighborhood of Plaka -- the city’ home to the Ancient Agora of Athens; once the heart of the ancient city
From EUR85.00

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Vas. Georgiou A' 1, Constitution Square, Athens, 10563, Greece
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10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece
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18 - 20 N Nikodimou St, (formerly Golden Tulip), Athens, 10557, Greece
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3 Vassileos Georgiou A' St, Syntagma Square, Athens, Attica, 10564, Greece
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9-11 Lyssikratous Street, Plaka, Athens, Attica, 10558, Greece
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46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, Attica, 11528, Greece
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Lycabettus Hill

Athens abounds with hills, and many are so barren they surge upwards and unpopulated out of the cityscape. Of all these hills, the standout is Mount Lycabettus, rising like a limestone fist from...
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Acropolis

To understand why the Romans were so in awe of the Greeks, one only has to look at the Acropolis, built 400 years before the Romans achieved anything similar in scale. Like with the Pyramids of Egypt,...
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Changing of the Guard

It was a grey cold day at the Syntagma square, but still, as every day at 11AM, the changing guard of the Parliament building went on. This ceremony is 24 times daily but the main one takes place each...
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Plaka

If Athens had an "old town centre", then Plaka would probably be it. Centrally located under the Acropolis, it has narrow streets evocative of the 19th century. Not quite ancient Athens, although...
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Ancient Agora

Ancient Agora. We made the tour around the Agora and saw the splendid temple of Hephaestus (construction started in 449 BC). Afterwards we visited the Stoa of Attalos, reconstructed by the Americans...
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Temple Of Olympian Zeus

This was at one time the biggest temple in Ancient Greece, but today much of the building has been destroyed over the centuries. It's location at the foot of the Acropolis meant it was vulnerable to...
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National Archeological Museum

To find peace, quiet and most importantly shade on a summer day in Athens, then head for the National Gardens. The park is divided into a north and south sections. The north part a maze of paths that...
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Syntagma Square - Parliament

When King Otto brought Athens back to life by moving the capital here in 1834, he built his palace on Syntagma Square, which then was called, naturally, Palace Square. The palace was completed in...
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Areas to Avoid

We arrived to Athens in the afternoon and hopped on the metro to get to our hotel. And what to i realise when I get there.. All my cash is stolen!!!!!!! 510euros plus 100turkish lira. All gone. I've...
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People to Avoid

I swear I'm going to start pretending I don't speak English. I just fell for this scam not an hour ago, and went Googling to see if anyone else had had the same experience at a bar calld Reina. My...
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Taxis

We travelled to Athens Airport many times in the past but this was the first time we took a taxi for the transfer to city center. Having heard all the crazy stories about taxi drivers in Greece, we...
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Restaurants and Pubs To Avoid

If you do not want to lose a lot o money omit this bar. First you will meet on a street a men who has a wife from your country and he will offer you free drink. In the bar yo will meet a nice girl,...
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Driving and Walking

The majority of road crashes are caused by human error. Data shows that Greece – despite the significant improvement recorded during the last decade – has the worst car accident statistics in the...
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Demonstrations

At first, these demonstrations are not as dangerous as one might think. Most of them occur in fixed dates and in specific areas, which are : May 1st (labor day), usually around Syntagma Square...
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