We have been to Athens, the Acropolis, and the Acropolis Museum several times before, but this time we took a tour with Onoufrios. It was fantastic. He does a wonderful job conveying the historical,
Archaeological, and linguistic importance of everything we saw. We loved It and couldn’t recommend him more. Will definitely be back to hire him for other tours.
Four of us booked Onoufrios for a 3 day tour of Athens and surrounding areas. He is extremely knowledgeable and truly a fun person to spend time with. Be sure to book the Corinth Canal day which included super driver, George. He treated us like royalty! Look no further. This is the guide that you want. Check out Onoufrios' website.
We hired Onoufrios for a private 1/2 day tour of the Acropolis and surrounding areas. He met us on time, and did an amazing job of keeping us away from the crowds while we toured. He was knowledgeable but more importantly, he was personable and so enthusiastic. Not only did he give us an excellent tour, he also suggested restaurants and other places to visit. Highly recommend!!
Onoufrious' expert commentary made our day in Athens as much about the people of ancient Greece as the architecture. He had a special way of conveying visual details to help us understand and retain the historical timelines. We also did his Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio Private Tour, which augmented and reinforced what we learned in Athens. Since we had heard numerous times "This is a replica--the original is in Athens", we squeezed the National Archaeological Museum Private Tour in on our last day. He found many interesting artifacts in a rather stody museum. Highly recommended.
The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, has always been the fortress and most important religious centre of ancient Athens, the absolute symbol of the grandeur of the Greek civilization and its achievements. The buildings included inside the Acropolis are: Parthenon, Erechthion, Odeon of Herodes (Herodion), Temple of Athena Nike, Propylea, Theatre of Dionysus.
This small hill overlooking was dedicated to Ares, God of War, and used to be one of the courts of the ancient city. Christians might also know it as Areopagus or Mars Hill, since this is where St. Paul preached.
Pnyka was the ‘Hill of Democracy’ since this was where the Athenians voted. The adjacent hill was dedicated to the mythical Nymphs and now hosts the Observatory. We will also get the chance to see ruins of the only accessible paved road of Athens.
Not only does it offer one of the best views of the Acropolis and a panoramic view of Athens and the islands but it also hosts remnants of an ancient tomb.
One of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets and named after Athens' first Christian convert, this street is a beautiful and busy walking area connecting major sites as well as some hidden ones...
A monumental arch built by the Athenians to honour the Greek-loving Roman emperor.
A recent addition to the city, this once-forgotten modest statue is dedicated to the ‘greatest Greek of all times’. It will give us the chance to talk about Alexander from Macedonia and the country that is wrongfully using the name of his birthplace now...
Once the biggest building in Athens 1,900 years ago, the temple of the king of the Gods originally had over 100 Corinthian columns.
Originally the first Olympic Village ever built, this building is surrounded by a small park scattered with ancient ruins and statues.
A pleasant break from the city bustle, the garden was created by the first King and Queen of Greece, at a time when watering it meant cutting the water supply for the rest of the city...
Greece's most expensive street (it figures...) features plenty of high-end apartment buildings with a view to the National Garden, as well as the Presidential Guards Barracks, the Residence of the President and the Office of the Greek PM.
Although mainly in ruins, this is the place where legendary philosopher Aristotle, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great, taught.
Also known as the ‘Olympic Stadium’, it hosted the first modern Olympic Games. We can see it from the hill but we can also enter if you wish (extra cost).
The city's best-hidden secret was dedicated to the god of the Wild and is located on what used to be Athens' only island...
A stop at a café/restaurant will give us the chance to rest and grab a bite.
* Unfortunately, food options on this side of Athens are scarce.
7 - 8 hours
Less than 72 hours (3 days) notice: full fee of cancelled tour payable