Scenic Athens & the Plaka on Foot

  • Port

    Piraeus (Athens), Greece

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD

    Price between $0-$50
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 6 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Depart the pier for a panoramic drive to Athens. Once in the city, you will pass Adrian's Arch, the statue of Lord Byron and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. The latter took 700 years to complete.

Continue towards Constitution Square and view the former Royal Palace where the Evzones National Guard keep watch, in their traditional costume, over the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. See the all-marble Olympic Stadium built for the modern Olympic Games in 1896. Pass by the National Gardens and drive along University Street, whose numerous neo-Classical buildings include the University and the Library.

You will stop for photos at the foot of the Acropolis.

The agora (gathering place) in Athens was once an area private housing until it was reorganized by Peisistratus in the 6th century BC. Although he may have lived on the agora himself, he removed the other houses and closed the wells, turning it into the center of Athenian government.

The Old Town area of Athens, known as the plaka awaits you. Here, you will enjoy a traditional lunch before you return to the port.

Notes:

Wear comfortable non-skid walking shoes.