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The Best of Athens: City Highlights & the Acropolis

The Best of Athens: City Highlights & the Acropolis

Athens is one of Europe’s most historic and vibrant cities, the heart of Greek civilization, and birthplace of Democracy! Explore both ancient and Modern Greek life and allow your TrueTrips guide drive you through the city’s greatest treasures and spots. Discover the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the magnificent Parthenon and other highlights and then drive by the Parliament Building, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Columns of Olympian Zeus, and the Presidential Mansion. Your TrueTrips guide will give you a glimpse into Athens’ history and culture while explaining how it changed into the captivating city it is today.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 4 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
A Guided Exploration of the Acropolis Museum

A Guided Exploration of the Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum is a unique exhibition space of over 14,000 sq. meters and one of the most significant contemporary works of architecture in Athens. It is exclusively designed to let the natural light in and use it in order to show off all 4,000 exhibits. Allow your TrueTrips guide drive you through priceless findings from the Acropolis monuments, explore the captivating galleries of the museum and learn about many of these remarkable and historic artifacts. Some of the most significant exhibits are: The Moschoforos, Alexander the Great, The daughter of Antenoros, The Archaic Kores, Sculptures decorating the Parthenon, The Caryatids. This tour will be a true trip through Greek heritage and history.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 2 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Art & Culture
A Guided Exploration of the Ancient Agora & the Ancient Agora Museum

A Guided Exploration of the Ancient Agora & the Ancient Agora Museum

In the shadow of the Acropolis Hill, the Agora was the core of Ancient Athenian life. The place where all great Greeks such as Plato, Socrates, Demosthenes, e.t.c. debated and shared their opinions and where the ancient Greek democracy came to life. Together with your TrueTrips guide, you will explore the impressive Ancient Agora Museum that is housed in the architecturally impressive building of the Stoa of Attalos. If you are left with sufficient time, you’ll have the chance to stroll around the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka with its small, charming streets and numerous shops or walk through the hidden and unique residential neighborhood of Anafiotika.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 4 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
Discover Ancient Corinth

Discover Ancient Corinth

Corinth was one of the most significant ancient Greek city-states in the whole region of Greece. With a history for almost 8000 years, the city of Corinth was founded by Corinthos, a descendant of the sun god Helios. Situated half-way between Athens and Sparta, Corinth gradually developed into a dominant trade center and one of the largest cities of Greece during the early Bronze Age. Let your TrueTrips guide, travel you back in time in Ancient Corinth by giving life to the ruins of this impressive city. Learn about, how the city was rebuilt by order of Julius Caesar as a Roman colony around 45 BC, and that it was also the city where Apostle Paul lived and worked to establish a thriving Christian church.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 8 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
A Guided Exploration of the Benaki Museum

A Guided Exploration of the Benaki Museum

Discover one of the most impressive private art collections in Greece. It is one of the most significant museums in Athens. Established by the patrician Ant. Benakis (1873-1954) in 1930, it is housed in his family mansion opposite the National Gardens. Walk through a group of collections divided in many distinct categories totaling more than 40,000 items from antiquity and the age of Roman domination to the medieval Byzantine period; from the fall of Constantinople (1453) and the centuries of Frankish and Ottoman occupation to the outbreak of the struggle for independence in 1821; and from the formation of the modern state of Greece (1830) down to 1922, the year in which the Asia Minor disaster took place. It’s a tour through the Greek history that will definitely leave you impressed!
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 3 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Art & Culture
Hidden Gems of the Athenian Riviera: Guided Visit to the Temple of Poseidon

Hidden Gems of the Athenian Riviera: Guided Visit to the Temple of Poseidon

Situated on the dramatically striking cliffs of Cape Sounion, overlooking the Aegean Sea, the 5th century B.C. Temple of Poseidon is one of the most well-known sites of ancient Greece and offers one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world! Together with your TrueTrips guide, admire and discover this remarkable structure that still stands tall with 16 of its 42 columns and is a hidden gem of the ancient Greek architecture. According to Greek mythology, it is at this exact spot that King Aegeus leaped to his tragic death having mistakenly thought that his son Theseus died at the hands of the Minotaur in Crete. Legend says that the Aegean Sea was named after King Aegeus following his death. Get lost through the Greek history and in the magnificent natural beauty of this majestic place.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 5 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
The Legends of Delphi & the Osios Lucas Monastery

The Legends of Delphi & the Osios Lucas Monastery

Delphi lies in a mountainous territory and is a major archaeological site with a variety of well-preserved ruins on cliffs overlooking the sea. It’s a UNESCO site, with some of the most interesting mystical and mythological connections to ancient Greeks; so much that it came to be ‘the centre of the world’. According to myth, the oracle at Delphi originally belonged to Gaea, the Earth goddess, and was guarded by her child Python, the serpent. Apollo slain Python and founded his own oracle there, which grew to be so powerful, rich and so pivotal to the ancient city states, that Nero is said to have removed 500 statues from the site. Your TrueTrips guide will take you along the complex and the museum. With some beautiful exhibits, such as the Charioteer of Delphi, dated back to 470 BCE. En route you will have a stop at the monastery of Hosios Loukas, also a UNESCO site. This is a famous extremely well preserved monastic complex from the 10th century with impressive mosaics and local monks who can share what it’s like to live there.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 8 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • Religion & Heritage
A Guided Discovery of Mystical Delphi

A Guided Discovery of Mystical Delphi

Delphi lies in a mountainous territory and is a major archaeological site with a variety of well-preserved ruins on cliffs overlooking the sea. It’s a UNESCO site, with some of the most interesting mystical and mythological connections to ancient Greeks; so much that it came to be ‘the centre of the world’. According to myth, the oracle at Delphi originally belonged to Gaea, the Earth goddess, and was guarded by her child Python, the serpent. Apollo slain Python and founded his own oracle there, which grew to be so powerful, rich and so pivotal to the ancient city states, that Nero is said to have removed 500 statues from the site. Your TrueTrips guide will take you along the complex and the museum, which houses some beautiful exhibits, such as the Charioteer of Delphi, dated back to 470 BCE.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 7 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
Discover the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, an Engineering Masterpiece

Discover the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, an Engineering Masterpiece

Among the greatest monuments of Greek Antiquity, the famous Theater of Epidaurus is among the finest and most renowned theaters of its kind. Seating almost 14,000 spectators, the magnificent theater combines perfect acoustics with elegance and symmetrical proportions. Stand on the stage that has hosted performances of famous ancient playwrights like Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus. Test the outstanding acoustics of the theater and learn the secrets of this architectural masterpiece. Still used today and host to one of Greece’s most well-known summer festivals, you will surely be captivated by the powerful ambiance of this incredible site.

The Ancient Theater of Epidaurus is perhaps the most impressive and relatively intact ancient Greek theatre, located in the Peloponnese. It was built in the 4th century BCE and, due to its excellent acoustics and condition, the ancient theater is still used today, most notably under the framework of the annual Epidaurus Festival or Hellenic Festival, where well known and iconic artists have performed over the last decades, notably Maria Callas, Ralf Fines and more, reenacting roles of ancient drama or comedy of Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus, or opera works or Shakespeare. Your TrueTrips guide will guide you through the auditorium and the orchestra areas and share how the sanctuary worked in ancient times and how it is still in use today. It was dedicated to God Asklepios, son of Apollo, who was believed to possess healing powers. The sanctuary attracted people from all over Greece and even during Roman times, who came to be treated by the resident priests.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 7 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
A Guided Discovery of Ancient Mycenae

A Guided Discovery of Ancient Mycenae

Enjoy a drive through beautiful landscapes into the Peloponnese for an atmospheric visit to the hilltop ruins of Mycenae. Once, a very powerful kingdom of ancient Greece, giving its name to the entire civilization of the period ‘Mycenean’ and home of King Agamemnon – among the greatest leaders of his era and Homer’s epic the Iliad. Many mythical descriptions are accurate and today, you can still see the Cyclopean walls and be impressed by the huge stone fortification —some weighing up to 120 tons—that comprise them. Some of the well known attractions your TrueTrips guide will show you are the gate of the Lions, which dates back to 1400-1200 BCE was and the famous ‘golden mask of Agamemnon’ at the corresponding museum.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 8 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology
A Guided Exploration of Historic Nafplio

A Guided Exploration of Historic Nafplio

As one of the most picturesque and interesting towns of the Peloponnese, Nafplio with your TrueTrips guide is a highlight. It combines gorgeous coast and harbor, the seaside, beautiful medieval architecture and great lively locals with their shops. The fortresses is impressive and attests to the glorious military history, while Nafplio was even the first capital of liberated Greece after independence from the Ottomans early in the 19th century.
Included
  • Round-trip transportation from-to your hotel.
  • Certified English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees & taxes.
Not Included
  • Personal expenses during tour (drinks or food).
  • Tips for guide and driver (non-compulsory).
Duration: 6 hours
Possibility to Combine with Other Tours: No
  • History & Mythology