Athens private tour : The Cultural Capital of the world.
This Athens private tour is highly suggested for all of you who have only one day to visit and explore Athens.
Athens, the capital of Greece after its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1834 is one of the most visited places in Greece. It is called “violet-crowned”, because just before sunset Mount Hymettus glows with a particularly soft purple-shaded light which is reflected on the vast sprawling city below.
Athens is a city of great cultural interest as well as a bustling, modern city. The harmonious and perfectly balanced combination between the old and the new make Athens unique. According to the legend the Phoenician Kekrops founded the city on the rock of the Acropolis.
Athens’s patronage was disputed by two mighty Olympian Gods, Poseidon and Athena. The council of the gods decided to settle the dispute with a duel: Poseidon against his niece Athena. The winner would be the one to offer to the city the most useful gift. The mighty Sea God struck the rock with his trident and a fountain of semi salted water sprang from the earth. Cleverly the Goddess of Wisdom produced an olive tree, symbol of peace and prosperity. It was an easy win for goddess Athena and her name was given to the city.
Athens is a city full of remarkable monuments and great historical places such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, Agora, Temple of Zeus, the first Olympic stadium and many more.
This tour will give you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts of ancient and modern that makes Athens such a fascinating city.
Athens private sightseeing tour emphasises on the magnificent views of historical and archaeological sites of the city, the visit to the famous Acropolis (5000 years old) with the Parthenon, Ex Royal Palace with its famous Gardens, Change of the Guards, Hadrian’s Arts, Theatre of Dionysus, Asklepeion, the Museum of Acropolis and many more places are waiting to be experienced.