Perfect for the family: Spend the day taking in the highlights of ancient and modern Athens, exploring the ruins of the Acropolis and visiting the Attica Zoological Park, featuring 2,000 animals and one of the largest bird collections in the world. Your panoramic drive around Athens takes you by Hadrian’s Arch, gateway to the remaining columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. See the magnificent 19th-century National Gardens in the center of the city. Also pass the neoclassical National Library, Academy of Athens and Parliament. Plus view the Panathenaic Stadium, built around 330 BC and the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. Then, behold the grandeur of the Acropolis. Climb with your guide up the winding pathway, up 100 steps leading to the top of the legendary hill of this ancient citadel. Walk through the imposing Propylaea Gate, entrance to the Acropolis. Get close the imposing Erechtheum, a temple dedicated to Athena and Poseidon — don’t miss the iconic Porch of the Maidens, featuring six female statues as supporting columns. Nearby is the Temple of Wingless Victory, reconstructed from its remaining stones. And, of course, you’ll explore the mighty Parthenon, built in the 5th century BC, at the height of the Athenian Empire. After your adventure in ancient Athens, you’ll make your way to the Attica Zoological Park, the largest zoo in Athens. Enjoy time on your own to view around 2,000 animals representing 400 species. Get to know the worlds of reptiles, the Greek fauna and the African Savannah. Plus visit the third-largest bird collection in the world — 1,100 birds from 300 species.
• Athens highlights: Drive past famous sites — the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the National Gardens, the National Library, the Academy, Parliament, the Panathenaic Stadium and more.
• Acropolis of Athens: Explore the ruins of this ancient citadel on the hill; admire its crowning glory, the incomparable Parthenon.
• Attica Zoological Park: Discover the third-largest bird collection in the world; get to know the worlds of reptiles, the Greek fauna and the African Savannah.
What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash (Euros)/credit cards
What To Wear:
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunglasses
• Acropolis is not wheelchair accessible.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 miles over flat, paved, cobblestone and sandy surfaces and dirt paths, with inclines and about three steps to enter and exit bus and extended periods of standing.
• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
• Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour — particularly tours categorized as “strenuous.”
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.