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: the Parthenon, the Erechthion, the Odeon of Herodes (Herodion), the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylea, the Theatre of Dionysus.
This small rocky hill overlooking the Acropolis was dedicated to Ares, God of War, and used to be one of the courts of the ancient city.
Pnyka was the ‘Hill of Democracy’ since this was the voting place of the Athenians. The nearby hill was dedicated to the mythical Nymphs and now hosts the Observatory.
It offers one of the best views of the Acropolis and a panoramic view of Athens and the islands and also hosts remnants of an ancient tomb.
One of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets, Areopagitou is a beautiful and busy walking area connecting the Acropolis with the Museum and other sites.
A monumental arch built by the Athenians to honour the Greek-loving Roman emperor.
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.
Also sacred in ancient times, this luscious hill offers a great view of the centre of Athens and the Panathenaic Stadium.
Also known as the ‘Olympic Stadium’, it was built in the place of the ancient stadium and hosted the first modern Olympic Games. We can see it from the hill but we also enter if you wish (extra cost).
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.
At nearly 280m it is the highest and biggest hill of Athens with a church and a restaurant on its top, which can be reached on foot (app. 30 min.) or by the funicular (5 min., extra cost).
Less than 72 hours (3 days) notice: full fee of cancelled tour payable