Greek Day Tours with Vicky
May be customized to suit individual needs and interests
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Athens Half Day Walking tour (5 hours)
Walk from your hotel towards the amazing new Acropolis Museum. On the way, we view the remains of the huge Temple of Zeus that took the Athenians 700 years to complete, as well as the Arch of Hadrian. The visit to the Acropolis Museum is unforgettable, one of the best modern museums in the world.
Next we climb to the top of the Acropolis Hill, and see the 5th century BC monuments, such as the Propylaea entrance gate, the temple of wingless Victory, the Erechtheion temple and the magnificent Parthenon. Then we will descend to the Plaka area, the old Athens section, viewing the Hill of Mars opposite the Acropolis, the Agora of ancient Athens, and the extension of the Roman Agora until we arrive at the Flea Market area. From there, we walk to the main Constitution Square to see the Parliament House and the national guards.
A car, a bus or a mini van may be arranged if needed. In such a case, an orientation drive tour of the city is added, including the Panatheniac Stadium of Athens, the Lycabettus Hill and a drive by the 3 new classical 19th monuments of Athens.
Cape Sounion Half Day tour (5 hours)
This is a journey to the southern tip of the Attic peninsula, where we visit the 5th century BC temple of the sea god Poseidon on the top of a low hill which dominates the landscape. On the way, as we drive to Sounion, we enjoy sandy and rocky beaches, marinas for yachts and of course the Aegean Sea itself. After the visit to the temple, you may wish to swim (weather permitting). In such a case, the tour can be extended longer.
Athens Favourite Half Day Food Tour (5 hours)
Enjoy a real Greek eating adventure while touring with Vicky through the streets of Athens. You will learn about Athens and the Greek culinary history while enjoying some of the local on-the-go snacks. You will also taste the traditional Greek coffee and visit the Athens central Food Market walking through the fish and meat areas. You will see how historic traditions and modern day culture have swirled together to create Greece’s current food and wine scene. And of course, while walking, you will see some of the remains of ancient monuments of the city as well. (Tastings can be adjusted to any diet).
Jewish Half Day Walking Tour of Athens (5 hours)
The Jewish presence in Athens has been proven since the ancient Hellenistic period. Walk with Vicky through the central and old streets of Athens. We visit the active Beth Shalom Sephardic Synagogue, built in 1935, and then, the offices of the Jewish community of Athens, with a smaller Synagogue, the “Romaniotes” one, both in the old section of Athens. Close to these Synagogues we will visit the Holocaust Memorial. Then, we head for a visit to the small but most important Jewish Museum of Athens, and hear about the rich history of the Jews in Greece.
Ancient Corinth Half Day Tour (5 hours)
We drive from Athens to the Peloponnese, and stop at the impressive Corinth Canal, separating the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. Then we head to nearby ancient Corinth, excavated by the American School of Classical Studies. We explore the ancient site with its Forum, shops, and the famous “ Bema “ where the Apostle Paul was tried. If wished, guests can enjoy delicious tastes, home cooked in a local tavern. In such case, the 5 hour tour will be extended.
Delphi Full Day Tour (8 hours)
We take a leisurely drive towards the northern part of Greece passing cotton fields and beautiful mountains to the town of Arahova, renowned for its peculiar architecture and cobbled uphill streets. After a short stop in Arahova, we continue to Delphi, the center of the world! Delphi, in antiquity was one of the richest and most popular sanctuaries dedicated to the god Apollo who predicted the future. We visit the ancient ruins of the site, as well as the archaeological museum, home of one of the finest examples of ancient bronze statues, the famous Charioteer. Lunch will be served in a traditional family-owned tavern before our return to Athens.
The Argolis Full Day Tour (8 hours)
This is a trip to the most important ancient sites on the Peloponnese: After a drive through the countryside, we stop at the Corinth Canal, then we visit ancient Corinth (please see Ancient Corinth Half Day Tour above for Corinth content). Next we drive further south to the prehistoric site of Mycenae, the kingdom of Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks against Troy, where the 19th century excavations revealed the glory and wealth of this very ancient kingdom. Before we visit ancient Epidaurus where an amazing ancient theater exists almost intact, we pass the charming town of Nafplion by the sea, which became in the 19th century the first capital of modern Greece. Lunch will be offered either in Mycenae or in Nafplion town.
The Byzantine Icon Half Day Tour (5 hours)
This is a walking tour in the city of Athens. We will visit two museums: the Byzantine Museum with an outstanding collection of Icons and religious artifacts, as well as the Benaki Museum, known for a collection of various exhibits from antiquity, plus a precious collection of Byzantine Icons and Greek national costumes. In addition to the above museums, guests will have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral of Athens, and some very old Byzantine churches. You will learn about the rich history of the Greek medieval period known as Byzantine, and its religious art and techniques.
Fee for guiding services may be paid by PayPal or by bank transfer.
Entrance fees to museums and sites are not included in the price of the tour.
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My wife and I had the pleasure to meet Vicky as our tour guide in Athens. She planned a most interesting walking tour in the city lasting five hours, where we had the opportunity to see most of the “musts” in this ancient city, such as the Acropolis and of course the amazing New Acropolis museum the jewel of Athens. We walked around Plaka, the old section of the city, the Flee Market area, passing by almost all ancient monuments of the city. We stayed only one day in Athens, and Vicky made this visit so unforgettable for us. We will recommend this tour with Vicky to our friends and relatives.
John and Penelope Sanders, Sydney, Australia