Acropolis Tour in Athens, 2 hrs.
Acropolis means a citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically built on a hill. The Acropolis of Athens is just so impressive, famous and important that it is the only one that the world refers to as The Acropolis – without the need to add the name of the city.
Easily the most popular monument in Athens, Acropolis deserves a detailed tour to it including the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and, of course, the Parthenon.
Located in the center of Athens, Acropolis is on an elevation. The domineering hill is next to the Plaka neighbourhood, just south of the Agora. There are many monuments on the hill and it offers wonderful views over Athens. We will look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a reference point for the modern development of Athens. You will learn how this site grew and evolved along with the city of Athens.
Your guide will point out differences between Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture and also characters from Greek mythology.