Athens Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, 3 hrs.
The Acropolis is easily the most popular monument in Athens .Thus we give it a very detailed tour 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. It is next to the Plaka neighbourhood which is just south of the Agora. A visit to the Acropolis is never complete without seeing the Acropolis Museum. Our guides organise timing of the museum either before or after the Acropolis proper considering the season and the crowds.
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.
Your local guide will talk about the most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its greatest religious festivals, earliest cults and how several decisive events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct.
The monuments of the Acropolis stand in harmony with their natural setting. These unique masterpieces of ancient architecture combine different orders and styles of Classical art in a most innovative manner and have influenced art and culture for many centuries.
The Acropolis of the fifth century BC is the most accurate reflection of the splendour, power and wealth of Athens at its greatest peak, the golden age of Perikles. Your professional guide will give a great understanding of this as part of the Acropolis tour in Athens.