Athens Sightseeing Tour
Hellas Mini Van offers you a full-day sightseeing, specially designed for those who wish to get to the capital and discover the city’s beauties. So, our team gives you the opportunity to explore Athens and experience its special character through the most important monuments and buildings located in the city streets. All you have to do is relax on the comfortable seats of our cars and enjoy the journey. Our drivers will be at your disposal to guide you and answer to your every question.
The first stop of our tour is the Acropolis, the magnificent sanctuary of ancient Athens. Up on the hill of Acropolis we will stay about half an hour, so we will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of ancient Athens and admire from above the modern view of the city. We will continue our trip by parking on Amalia Avenue in front of Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the two monuments that were built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian and adorn the city center.
Our next stop will be at Kallimarmaro, where we will remain about 10-15 minutes in order to admire the ancient stadium, known for the revival of the modern Olympics in 1896. Leaving the Panathenaic Stadium, we will move towards Syntagma Square, the most central square of Athens which is located just in front of the building of the Old Palace, in which today the Greek Parliament exists. There, we will find ourselves in front of the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, dedicated to all war dead, where we will spend a few minutes standing and showing our respect. Our next “cultural station” will be the three parts of the neoclassical “Athenian Trilogy”, designed by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen: The National Library, the Athens Academy and the main building of the University of Athens. After about an hour, we will move forward to Stadiou Street and admire the Palace of the Old House, an important part of Modern Greek history.
Our final destinations will be Monastiraki and the traditional settlement of Thissio. Finally, we will end our tour with a visit to Lycabettus Hill, from where you can admire the agnificent view of Athens from above.