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, Greece’s most famous UNESCO site, has always been the fortress of Athens and the absolute symbol of the grandeur of the Greek civilization. The buildings included are: Parthenon, Erechthion, Odeon of Herodes (Herodion), Temple of Athena Nike, Propylea, Theatre of Dionysus.
The Parthenon (5th cent. BC), temple for Athena and treasury of Athens, is the most influential ancient building in the world famous for its architecture and the use of optical refinements marvelled to this day.
The Erechthion (5th cent. BC), temple for Athena and Poseidon, is unique to the Acropolis and renowned for its elegant female statues.
The Propylea (5th cent. BC) is the monumental entrance to the Acropolis which gives a first idea of what is to follow once you cross its imposing gate.
The Temple of Athena Nike (5th cent. BC), right next to the Propylea, is the epitomy of harmony and simplicity.
This is the first theatre in the world, where the most famous tragedies and comedies were performed for the first time ever (5th-4th cent. BC).
The Odeon (2nd cent. AD) is a 'recent' concert hall built by a rich Athenian for his wife. It's the only place where you can watch a play/concert with a view of the Acropolis lit-up! Entry allowed only if you are watching a show.
The Agora, known as the 'birthplace of Democracy', is where you can see the parliament of the Athenian Democracy, the Temple of Hephaestus, the best-preserved temple in Greece and the place where Socrates taught and was executed 2,500 years ago.
The most impressive museum in Greece and one of the top museums in the world, the AM houses the classical masterpieces from the nearby hill combining ruins of ancient Athens visible right under your feet!
Once the biggest building in Athens 1,900 years ago, the temple of the king of the Gods originally had over 100 Corinthian columns.
Considered the world's first meteorological station, this simple-looking building was a marvel of Ancient Greek engineering, now surrounded by remains of various invaders...
Once a library for nearly 20,000 'books' this site with impressive Corinthian columns eventually became home to Christian churches and turkish houses until the 19th century.
Originally the first Olympic Village ever built, this building is surrounded by a small park scattered with ancient ruins and statues.
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).
You can’t say that you’ve seen Athens without walking in the beautiful meandering streets of the old town, which is scattered with wonderful ancient and neoclassical buildings, shops, cafés and restaurants.
A stop at a Greek restaurant will give us the chance to rest and try traditional dishes like Greek salad, moussakás, spanakópita, yemistá, octopus, lamb, tzatziki and more!
7 - 8 hours
The Acropolis is built on a slippery rocky hill and can be difficult for people with walking issues.
Less than 72 hours (3 days) notice: full fee of cancelled tour payable