The Parthenon
The Temple Of Poseidon
Thermopylae

The Parthenon

Dominating the Athenian skyline, this beautiful, world-renowned monument is dedicated to Goddess Athena, the virgin patron of Athens. Constructed in 438 B.C. by Ictinus, Callicrates and Carpion, under the supervision of Phidias, the Parthenon is the most important surviving monument of the ancient world and stands as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and the Athenian Democracy.

The Temple Of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon, at Sounion, the tip of the Attica peninsula (45 miles southeast of Athens), was built in 440 B.C. However, archaeological findings show the area was a site of worship as far as 700 B.C. Carved into the base of one of the columns of the Temple of Poseidon is the name of the famous romantic poet Lord Byron. It is possible he made the inscription during his first visit to Greece.

Thermopylae

The pass of Thermopylae is the historical site of the battle that took place in 480 B.C. between the Greeks and the Persians. Under the command of King Leonidas of Sparta, the greatly outnumbered Greek army remained in the pass to prevent Xerxes’ vast cavalry and 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 and successfully combat the Persians in following battles. The epigram on the monuments reads : Oh stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians (Spartans), that we lie here, obedient to their words.
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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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