The Athens City tour and the Panathenaic Stadium


Tour Snapshot

With this 3-hour Private Tour you will walk and see the very interesting part of the city of Athens that is further away from the Acropolis hill. You will also visit and explore the Panathenaic Stadium.


  • See the changing of the guards in front of the parliament and learn all about them
  • Walk through the National Gardens and see the Zappeion building, an important conference hall
  • Continue to the Panathenaic Stadium and enjoy a detailed, private, guided tour inside
  • Walk to the temple of Zeus and admire its colossal size
  • See and learn more about the Hadrian’s Arch
  • On the way you will see a number of interesting statues, such as Alexander the Great on his horse, Greece with Lord Byron and John Varvakis
  • Learn about the past and the present life of the Athenians and their city
  • Your expert, english speaking, licensed guide will explain historical facts and myths and narrate fun filled stories that reveal secrets of the Panathenaic Stadium, Zappeion, the palace of King Otto, Syntagma square, the Guards, the temple of Zeus and more
  • Feel free to ask any question you like and stop anytime to take wonderful pictures

Full Description

Our tour starts outside the Parliament, at Syntagma square, where we will watch the ceremonial changing of the Guards, in front of the monument of the unknown soldier. Your expert, licensed guide will explain to you in detail all about the Guards, the building of the Parliament that was a palace before, Syntagma square and more.We will walk through the National Gardens, where we will get away, for a while, from the heat and the noise of the city, as we will be surrounded by various plants, flowers and palm trees that offer us shade and a much cooler temperature.By taking the favorite path of Queen Amalia, we will find ourselves in front of the beautiful, neoclassical building of Zappeion, an important exhibition and conference hall. We will continue our nice walk through the Gardens to arrive at the Panathenaic Stadium. Even from outside it looks amazing, as its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is all made of marble that sparkles under the sunlight!We will enter the Stadium, where you will get an unforgettable guided tour, all around the Stadium, the seats, the royal thrones, the stoa that,in the Roman period, was used by the gladiators and the wild animals and later in the medieval times, was transformed to the stoa of the witches. Today the stoa hosts a very interesting exhibition with pictures and documents from all the Olympic games that were held after 1896, the restarting year. You can even run, if you wish, in the Stadium to get a full experience of the place.After the Stadium we will continue to the temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, where you will learn all about the stories and the facts that surround the remains of this colossal temple, in Corinthian style.The tour ends across the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou, at the statue of Melina Merkouri, the famous actress with the international career that became Minister of Culture and fought for the rights of the women in Greece and started the big issue of the return of the Parthenon marbles from the British museum.Or if you wish, you can continue with the Acropolis tour, the museum tour or the Plaka tour. There are so many choices…

Tour Details

  • Local, english speaking, licensed guide
  • Athens Map
  • Mineral water
  • Entrance tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities / tips for your guide
Departure TimeUpon your request and according to availability, preferably in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and the heat.Meeting PointOutside the Syntagma metro station, at Syntagma square, in front of the fountain
Entrance FeesPlease book your tickets online prior to the tour in order to avoid the long queues and skip the line at the entrance.You can easily book your tickets and see details of the prices according to different seasons and ages, at the official website.Important noteWe advise you to book all entrance tickets after you make arrangements and book your tour with a licensed guide. The tickets are valid ONLY for one day, the day you booked. You cannot cancel or change them after you book them.
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