DAY 02: ATHENS (BREAKFAST)
Breakfast at Hotel
Pickup from the hotel for your half day morning tour.
Syntagma Square – Syntagma Square is the central square of Athens. The square is named after the Constitution that Otto, the first King of Greece, was obliged to grant after a popular and military uprising on 3 September 1843.
The House of Parliament – also known as The Greek Parliament – the second most famous building in Athens is the Greek Parliament. The Greek Parliament distinguishes for its austere neoclassical architecture. This three-floor building was originally constructed in 1842 to become the palace.
Athens Academy – The Academy of Athens is Greece’s national academy, and the highest research establishment in the country. It was established in 1926, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education
Next visit is The University, the National Library and Hadrian’s Arch – most commonly known in Greek as Hadrian’s Gate, does a monumental gateway resemble – in some respects – a Roman triumphal arch
Pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus and visit the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896.
On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Parthenon.
Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era, the museum of Acropolis.
Back to Hotel remainder of the day at own leisure.
Overnight in Athens Hotel.