The history of the capital of Greece starts from the 5th century B.C., continues in the Roman and Byzantine times and makes it to today.
In the heart of the city you can find elements from all the different eras of history coexisting harmoniously. Ornate temples and monuments of the classical era and the Roman civilization, Byzantine churches and neoclassic buildings of the modern times form a beautiful setting that showcases the ceaselessness of the Greek culture throughout the centuries.
You can watch the Changing of the Guard of Evzones, in front of the Greek Parliament and the Pantheon. Then you will visit the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro), where the Olympic Games took place in ancient times and the modern games were revived in 1986. You will admire buildings of extraordinary architecture, such as the “University”, the “Academy” and the “National Library” and will end up on the Acropolis. The Acropolis of Athens is the city’s trademark and you will surely be mesmerized by its location, the majestic Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion.
At the end of the tour you will have some free time. You can walk on cobblestone streets between traditional shops and neoclassic houses, at the foothills of Acropolis, in Plaka. In the open marketplace in Monastiraki, you can find everything you desire, souvenirs, traditional food, antiques, leather goods, clothing etc.