7. Athens: Full-Day Private Minivan Tour & Acropolis Visit
Your knowledgeable local tour leader will come and pick you up from your accommodation with a luxury minivan and will drive you through some of the most important sites all over Athens. Stop at Kotzia Square and head directly to the Central Market of Athens, or Varvakios, as Greeks call it, discover its secrets and experience its unique taste. We will try the traditional greek donuts, called loukoumades, and we will have the chance not only to see how the traditional greek coffee is being made, but to try it as well!
Leaving the Central Market behind us, we will head towards the Acropolis of Athens. There you will have the time to visit the landmark of Athens on your own. Our tour leader will provide you with all details you need to know, prior to entering the site and will help you with purchasing your tickets for the Acropolis in advance, so that you don’t have to wait in long queues. Right after the Acropolis, drive-by Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma Square, the Byzantine Museum, and the National Gallery of Athens, heading towards Lycabettus Hill for the best 360 views all over Athens city center. Explore the beautiful Lycabettus Hill and marvel at the magnificent view!
Get back in the luxurious minivan and head to the “Maximos Mansion”, home of the Greek Prime Minister, and watch the “Changing of the Presidential Guard”, which is definitely not something to be missed. Right after that we will stop at the Panathenaic Stadium and marvel at the majestic monument where the first modern Olympic Games took place. Leave Athens behind and drive along the coastal road of Athens, directed to the largest port in Greece, Piraeus. Discover the beautiful city of Piraeus and stop for a seaside lunch in the Peiraiki area, enjoying a breathtaking sea view! Your tour leader will drive you back to your accommodation, late in the afternoon.