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"Athens by Night"

Athens, GR
Athens, GR
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Discover the impressive castle town of Monemvasia, a hidden gem nestled in the South Peloponnese. Step back in time as you explore this well-preserved Byzantine castle, one of the few habitable castles in all of Greece. Imagine the thrill of living inside a medieval fortress, surrounded by narrow cobbled streets and winding stairways that lead you to a network of stone houses. Start your journey at the iconic Isthmus of Corinth, where a narrow land bridge connects the Peloponnese peninsula to the mainland. Then, prepare to be awe-inspired as you explore Monemvasia, a Gibraltar-like rock with a medieval village at its base. Marvel at the breathtaking sea views from the castle top and wander through the Lower Town with its charming mansions, cafes, and guest houses. Don't miss the chance to experience the unique charm of Monemvasia Fortress, a place where history truly comes alive.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 3 hours - 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Impressive castle town with rich history
  • Opportunity to live inside a castle
  • Breathtaking sea view from the castle top
  • Explore the Upper and Lower Town of Laconia
  • Unique experience of living in an inhabitable castle
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/Airbnb/Port Piraeus Pick up & Drop off (Without extra charge)
  • Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with A/C, Child Seats
  • English speaking driver with knowledge of the history. Not licensed to accompany you in any site.
  • Mobile Chargers
  • Rafina Port/Laurio Port Pick up & Drop Off (Additional charge)
  • Skip the line tickets - Guaranteed to skip the lines - Upon your request
  • Private transportation - Tour
  • All fees and taxes
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability.
  • The guide driver is not a licensed tour guide to accompany you at any site/museum.
  • The tickets for all archeological places and museums
  • Airport Pick Up & drop-off (Additional charge)
  • Museum Ticket: Acropolis (20€)

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Introduction

Discover the enchanting city of Athens by night with the "Athens by Night" private evening tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of this ancient city, which dates back 5,000 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world and the birthplace of Western culture. As the cradle of democracy, Athens has an unparalleled historical significance that has shaped the world we live in today.

What to expect?

During the "Athens by Night" tour, you can anticipate exploring the city's highlights and hidden gems in the cool night air. Travel in style and comfort in a private vehicle, guided by experienced drivers who will share their local insights and knowledge. With free Wi-Fi onboard, you can stay connected throughout the journey. The pace of the tour is designed to be relaxing, allowing you to fully soak in the ambiance of Athens by night.

Who is this for?

The "Athens by Night" tour is perfect for anyone who wants to discover the magical charm of Athens after dark. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply someone seeking a unique and memorable experience, this tour is for you. Families are welcome, as safety is a top priority for the tour operators. Be prepared to be captivated by the beauty and allure of this iconic city.

Why book this?

Booking the "Athens by Night" tour is an opportunity to delve into the heart of Athens' ancient past while enjoying the comforts of a private tour. With knowledgeable drivers and a unique itinerary tailored to your interests, you'll have the chance to explore the city's highlights and hidden treasures. The convenience of hotel or Airbnb pick-up and drop-off, along with skip-the-line tickets, ensures a seamless and stress-free experience. Traveling in a comfortable Mercedes-Benz vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi and amenities such as mobile chargers adds an extra level of convenience and comfort to your journey.

Good to know

It's important to note that the guide driver is not a licensed tour guide, so they cannot accompany you inside any sites or museums. However, their extensive knowledge of the city's history and landmarks will enhance your overall experience. Licensed tour guides can be arranged upon request, subject to availability. Museum tickets and any additional charges, such as airport pick-up and drop-off, are not included in the tour package. The tour itinerary includes a visit to the Ancient Agora of Athens, a significant gathering place in ancient Greek city-states.

Reviews

Customers who have experienced the "Athens by Night" tour have praised its captivating and informative nature. They appreciate the expertise of the drivers and the opportunity to explore Athens' historical sites in the enchanting nighttime atmosphere. The convenience of skip-the-line tickets and the comfortable transportation provided have also been highly valued. Overall, customers have expressed their satisfaction with the tour's performance, leaving them with lasting memories of Athens' ancient wonders.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Panathenaic Stadium

1. Panathenaic Stadium or else known as Kallimarmaro stadium – the oldest in operation stadium of the world

Admission Not Included

Temple of Olympian Zeus

(Pass by)

Like the Acropolis, the temple of Olympian Zeus has been a distinctive Athenian landmark since time immemorial. The Pillars of Olympian Zeus, the outdoor ancient temple of Athena. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a half-complete temple dedicated to Zeus, chief of Olympian Gods. It’s impressive history and destruction make the site interesting to study and its size a popular tourist attraction. It’s surrounded by other monuments, such as the Kallimarmaro stadium, the Hadrian’s Arch, and Zappeion Megaron. It’s within walking distance from the Athens center, 500 m east of the Acropolis and south from the Syntagma Square.

Arch of Hadrian

(Pass by)

The Arch of Hadrian, most commonly known in Greek as Hadrian's Gate, is a monumental gateway resembling—in some respects—a Roman triumphal arch. It spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, Greece, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Zappeion Garden

(Pass by)

The Zappeion is a large, palatial building next to the National Gardens of Athens in the heart of Athens, Greece. It is generally used for meetings and ceremonies, both official and private and is one of the city's most renowned modern landmarks.

National Garden

(Pass by)

The National Garden or Royal Garden is a public park (38 acres) in the center of the Greek capital. It is located directly behind the Greek Parliament building (The Old Palace) and continues to the South to the area where the Zappeion is located, across from the Kalimarmaro. The Garden also encloses some ancient ruins, side are the busts of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, and of the Philhellene Jean-Gabriel Eynard, of the celebrated Greek poets Dionysios Solomos, author of the Greek National Hymn, and Aristotelis Valaoritis.

Hellenic Parliament

2. The Hellenic Parliament is the Parliament of Greece, an imposing building located in the Parliament House (Old Royal Palace), overlooking Constitution Square in Athens. The Greek Parliament, the old Palace of king Othon which is located in Syntagma Square and the Unknown Soldier Monument which is guarded 24 hours a day by the Presidential Guard.

Syntagma

(Pass by)

Syntagma Square is the central square of Athens. The square is named after the Constitution that Otto, the first King of Greece, was obliged to grant after a popular and military uprising on 3 September 1843. It is located in front of the 19th-century Old Royal Palace, housing the Greek Parliament since 1934. Syntagma Square is the most important square of modern Athens from both a historical and social point of view, at the heart of commercial activity and Greek politics.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

3. We will see the changing of the guard (Euzones) in front of the old palace, which is today Parliament House, above the central square of Athens.

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

(Pass by)

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is an integral part of the modern Greek intellectual tradition, life, and international presence. It successfully combines an old established name and authority with dynamic development and creative participation in modern letters and science. It is the oldest University in the country, founded by the Royal Decree of 22 April 1837 under the name “Othonian University”, as the first king of modern Greece, Otto of Bavaria, was its founder. Initially, it consisted of four Schools (of Theology, Law, Medicine, and Philosophy, the latter still comprising at that time Mathematics and Applied Sciences) with a total of 52 students. Its first seat was a neo-classical house on the north slope of the Akropolis hill, originally the home of the architect Stamatis Kleanthis (today the Museum of the University’s History is housed there).

The Academy of Athens

(Pass by)

Τhe Platonic Academy, or simply, ”The Academy”, was a famous school in ancient Athens founded by Plato in 428/427 BC and located a couple of miles outside the ancient city named Akademeia, after the legendary hero, Akademos.

National Library of Greece

(Pass by)

National Library (Vallianeion) This glorious neoclassical reading room once housed over 2 million books and manuscripts, among them 5.200 manuscripts that include over 300 Greek New Testament manuscripts and hand-written renditions of works by Aristotle, Plato and Homer.

Lykavittos (Mount Lycabettus)

4. Lycabettus is a hill of Athens . It has the small church of Agios Georgios at its top and a cable car also operates . Lykavittos is the second highest point of the Attica basin after Turkovunia and rises to 277 meters above sea level and 227 meters above the city.

Plaka

5. Plaka is the oldest and most charming district in Athens. It lies right below the Acropolis Winding medieval alleyways with romantic narrow steps, neoclassical mansions and houses with red tiles and balconies with colorful flowers characterize the neighborhood The Greek literature often called Plaka the neighborhood of the Gods Typical Greek taverns and street cafés serving ice-cold frappés are also characteristics of the area.

Monastiraki

(Pass by)

Lively Monastiraki is known for iconic landmarks including the ruins of Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora and the rebuilt Stoa of Attalos, with a museum exhibiting Athenian artifacts.

Hadrian's Library

(Pass by)

Once the most luxurious public building in the city, Hadrian’s Library was erected around AD 132. It has an internal courtyard and pool bordered by 100 columns.

Stoa of Attalos

(Pass by)

The Stoa of Attalos was a stoa in the Agora of Athens, Greece. It was built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC.

Ancient Agora of Athens

(Pass by)

The agora was a central public space in ancient Greek city-states. It is the best representation of a city-state's response to accommodate the social and political order of the polis. The literal meaning of the word "agora" is "gathering place" or "assembly".

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