Parthenon
Temple Of Poseidon
Thermopylae

Parthenon

Dominating the Athenian skyline, this beautiful, world-renowned monument is dedicated to Goddess Athena, the virgin patron of Athens. The destroying consequences of the Persian campaign at 480 BC, lead Athenians to the desire of constructing a memorable temple in 438 B.C. by Ictinus & Callicrates, under the supervision of Phidias, which is considered to be the most important surviving monument of the ancient world. Parthenon which is the most brilliant construction during the Golden Age (5th BC) of Pericles, stands as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece & the Athenian Democracy. Its’ metops & pediments representations depict scenes from the Ancient Greek mythology; Parthenon is regarded to be the most eminent landmark of Greek history & culture.

Temple Of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon was dedicated to the god of the sea Poseidon. Located at Cape Sounion, in the southeast tip of the Attica peninsula, 45 miles from Athens approachable via a coastal route that resembles the French Riviera, is considered to be constructed at 440 BC. However, prominent personalities of the history, like Homer & Herodotus, are referred to Sounion as a worship place centuries before. Surrounded by the sea at three sides, the Temple observes the Aegean sea discerned in the horizon, as Aegeas did, looking for his son Thisseus, several centuries before, according to mythology. Landmark of the temple is the inscribed name of the romantic poet Lord Byron in the base of the column.

Thermopylae

The pass of Thermopylae is the historical site of the battle that took place in 480 B.C. between the Greeks & the Persians. Under the command of King Leonidas of Sparta, the greatly outnumbered Greek army remained in the pass to prevent Xerxes’ vast cavalry & infantry force further invading the land. They held ground for three days before being outflanked via a hidden goat path, which according to legend, was shown to the Persians by a traitor named Ephialtes. However, their feat gave the Greek army enough time to reassemble & successfully combat the Persians in following battles.
The epigram on the monuments reads:
Oh stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians (Spartans), that here we lie, obedient to their words.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Athens Private Tours

All our suggested Athens private tours are a wonderful way to discover Athens and are particularly suitable for travellers on a limited time. With one of our suggested Athens private tours, the time pressed traveller will get a comprehensive overview of the major archaeological and historical sites and familiarize himself with Greek culture.

 

 

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Half Day Athens Tour

The half-day Athens tour starts with a visit to the Acropolis where you will see the Parthenon, the temple on top of the sacred rock devoted to Goddess Athena ...

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Full Day Athens Tour

The full day Athens tour starts with a visit to the Acropolis where you will see the Parthenon, the temple on the top of the sacred rock devoted to Goddess Athena ...

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Half Day Sounion Tour

The half-day Sounion tour starts with a 44-mile scenic drive along the coastal Poseidon Avenue. Most of the visitors agree that the drive to Cape Sounion is quite similar to the French Riviera area ...

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Full Day Athens & Sounion Tour

The full day Athens and Sounion tour starts with a visit to the Acropolis where you will see the Parthenon, the temple on the top of the sacred rock devoted to Goddess Athena ...

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Full Day Marathon Tour

The full day Marathon tour starts with a 22-mile drive through the northern suburbs of Athens, Kifisia, Ekali, St. Stefanos and the well-known area called Marathon located at the foothills of Pendelikon Mountain ...

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Full Day Athens & Ancient Corinth Tour

The full day Athens and Ancient Corinth tour starts with a visit to the Acropolis where you will see the Parthenon, the temple on the top of the sacred rock devoted to Goddess Athena ...

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Half Day Ancient Corinth Tour

The half-day Ancient Corinth tour starts with a 45-mile drive along the National highway. We will reach the well-known Corinthian canal or else Isthmus canal that connects the Saronic Sea and the Corinthian Sea ...

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Athens By Night Tour

Some people say that the true essence of being Greek is revealed under the moon light.
I can help you discover the real nightlife of Athens ...

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Athens Museums Tour

Please click read more for a list of the most important museums in Athens ...

 

 

Custom Tours

Custom tours are available according to your specific needs.
Furthermore, you can combine several tours into one.
Feel free to contact us, inform us about your interests and your Hellenic Private Tour will be provided, tailor made just for you.

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