Private "UNESCO" Sites of Athens
Take the wonderful opportunity to see two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Athens and take in spectacular views of iconic structures like the Temple of Athena...
DescriptionTake the wonderful opportunity to see two UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Athens and take in spectacular views of iconic structures like the Temple of Athena Nike and dazzling mosaics when you book this scenic, private excursion. Your half-day tour takes you to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Byzantine Monastery of Dafni and the Acropolis and includes a professional tour guide who will share stories and interesting facts of these iconic sites. Have free time to explore the historical Athens neighborhood of Plaka on your own, making this exciting excursion perfect for culture connoisseurs.Start your exciting private cultural excursion by meeting up with your expert tour guide by your terminal and hopping in a comfortable vehicle for a scenic 30-minute drive to Athens' city center. Once you arrive, stop to explore the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis, a historical complex that once served as Athens' refuge from enemy attacks. Locals know this natural citadel as the "Holy Rock" since it sits atop a steep rocky hill and overlooks Athens, offering stunning views of the city. As part of the world-renowned Parthenon, the Acropolis is home to a plethora of famous structures that you'll get to spend an hour admiring its exterior, including the Temple of Parthenon, the Temple of the Greek goddess Athena Nike, and the famed female figured columns on the Erechtheion's porch known as the Karyatides.Continue your scenic excursion by following your guide to the land just beneath the Holy Rock into the charming neighborhood of Plaka. As Athens' oldest neighborhood, Plaka dates back to antiquity and is lined with modern boutiques, jewelry shops, cafes, and cobblestone streets. Enjoy some free time exploring this ancient part of Athens as you navigate its medieval streets, shop for souvenirs like local ceramics, clothing, or jewelry or indulge in a coffee (at your expense) before continuing on your transportation for an approximate 30-minute drive to the iconic Dafni Monastery.Upon your arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dafni Monastery, spend an hour taking in the spectacular architecture of inside and outside this Byzantine monastery, including its apse and dome scenes that depict some of the most sacred characters. Admire the beauty of the silver and gold mosaics before heading back to your pier on a comfortable 45-minute drive for the perfect end to your tour.If you want to get to know more about Athens' masterpieces, then this is the tour for you. Book your exciting private tour today for an unforgettable time in Athens!Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to either 3 guests or 9 guests maximum. Groups with more than 9 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please consider this information when booking.
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