See the changing of the guard at the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Library, the University and the Academy of Athens, Hadrian’s Arch, the 1896 Olympic Stadium, plus a view of the city from Lycabettus Hill.
This mini tour of Athens takes us to some of the most famous sites of the city. We will see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament. These guards, known as Evzones, are the elite force of the Greek Army and until the Second World War they were known for their bravery and honour. The costume they wear was introduced by King Otto of Greece, inspired by the traditional clothes of the mountain warriors and bandits who formed the resistance to the Ottoman Empire. Near the Parliament, we will also see the famous “trilogy” of buildings designed by the Danish architects Theophil and Christian Hansen: the Academy of Athens, the University of Athens and the National Library. Built in a grand neoclassical style, they represent the ambitions of the early Greek state. Along with these more moderns landmarks, we will also see the stadium where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. We will visit the monument known as the arch of Hadrian, a Roman structure dedicated to Theseus and Hadrian as the founders of Athens. Finally, we will see the view of the Acropolis and the whole city from Lycabettus Hill.
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking
– Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
– All prices are for one vehicle for 1 to 4 passengers
– You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain, otherwise the driver will do their best so you can see most of the sites
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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