is a place of great cultural interest, as
well as a vivid and modern city. The harmonious
and perfectly balanced combination between
the old and the new age make this city unique.
Both sides of Athens are extremely appealing
to tourists. There are many interesting
museums to visit and various cultural activities
to attend , that cater for all tastes. The
best day for this tour is Sunday, with less
traffic there is a parade with " Evzones"
in front of the Parliament and a band playing
the National Anthem at 10:45 a.m.
This tour gives you an opportunity
to observe the striking contrasts
that make Athens such a fascinating
city. You'll be taken to see the
centre of the city. On our way to
the Acropolis you will see the Old
City (Plaka) the Agora, Hadrian's
Library, the Ancient Athenian Agora,
Thesseon and the Pnyx "The hill
of Democracy". You will also climb
the Acropolis to see the famous
theaters of Dionysus and Herodes
Atticus and the architectural masterpieces
of the Golden Age of Athens: the
Propylaea, the temple of Athena
Nike, the Erechteion and finally,
"the harmony between material and
spirit", the monument that puts
"order in the mind", the Parthenon
and have time to visit its Museum.
city sightseeing passing by
Thesseon, Monastiraki (Flea
Market), the Town Hall on the way
to Omonia Square, along Stadiou
Avenue, passing by the Old Parliament
(now the Museum of History) and
Constitution Square (Syntagma)
to view the House of Parliament
and the Memorial to the
Unknown Soldier. Driving
down Herod Atticus street, you
will see the
in their picturesque uniform guarding
the Presidential Palace and the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Every Sunday there is a parade and
a band playing the National Anthem
at 10:45 a.m.
Next we will go along Panepistimiou
Avenue to see
Schliemann's house (a Numismatic
Museum now), the
Catholic Cathedral, the
University and the
We will visit the
Panathenaic Stadium (70.000
seats all from marble) where the
first Olympic Games of the modern
era were held in 1896.
on to the Temple of Olympian
biggest temple in ancient times)
a few miles east
of Athens. Half way up the heights
the Monastery of Kaissariani (11th
c). Even people who have no interest
in Byzantine churches and monasteries
will adore this incredible setting.
Around the monastery there is a
serene forest of cypress, plane
and olive trees. The ground is covered
by myriads of wild flowers and aromatic
shrubs. From the eminence of Hymettos
you will view the immense size of
the city of Athens admiring a panoramic
view of all its suburbs all the
way to Pireaus and the Saronic Gulf.
All the information & photos on this website
is updated continuously. I myself visit
all sites at least once the month.