Athens Sight Seeing & Athenian Riviera (8 hours)

 
 
 
Athens Sight Seeing & Athenian Riviera 8 hours
 
 
 
Discover the ancient glory, the modern life and the natural beauty of Athens.

You will see the wonderful neoclassical buildings of the 19th century driving through the central streets of Athens, the University, the Academy, the National Library, the former residence of Schliemann, the Catholic Church and the Old Parliament which houses the National Historical Museum.

You will see Ermou Street, the most popular commercial street in Athens beginning at Syntagma Square where the heart of modern Athens beats.
 
 
 
 
More highlights in the city are the Parliament with the monument to the unknown soldier guarded by the young Evzones, the national gardens, the Anglican Church, Zappeion Hall, the temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s arch from the roman times, the fine marble stadium in which the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

And most of all you will visit the Acropolis to see the famous classical temples of the golden age of Pericles, the Parthenon, the Erechteion, the temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia and to enjoy a wonderful view of the whole city. Athens has the good fortune to have the sea at its feet.

The stretch of coastline known as the Athenian Riviera offers a magnificent view of the sea, a slow pace of life, seaside promenades, beaches ideal for sunbathing and swimming, trendy cafés and restaurants, cycle paths, music clubs and marinas.