Athens and Marathon in 8hrs
Your private tour starts from your hotel or your cruise ship at Piraeus port, our first stop is the Acropolis site, a complex of buildings that includes the Parthenon (main temple), Erectheion (the temple with the 6 female figurers, Karyatides), Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Godess), Propylaia (the monumental Gate), Odeon of Herodus Atticus, Dionysus theater and finally the Mars Hill or Areios Pagos (the first ancient court and the place that St. Paul preached the Christianity for the fist time in Athens)
Our next stop will be the Temple Of the Olympian Zeus (the largest temple in Hellenic and Roman times), the Panathenian Stadium (the stadium of the first Olympic Games on 1896) , the memorial of the Unknown soldier and the changing of the Guards (Euzones) in front of the Greek Parliament, opposite the Syntagma or Constitutional square.
After that let's see the Trilogy of Athens (the Academy, the First University of Athens and the National Greek Library) and finally the Lycabettus Hill (the highest point of Athens).
We will also drive through Plaka (the oldest neighborhood in Athens) and Monastiraki (Flea Market).
If the time permits, our next stop will be the Ancient Greek Agora OR the Roman Agora (ancient markets), where is the temple of Hephaestus (the most well preserved temple in Greece), the Stoa of Attalos and the beautiful St. Catherine orthodox church.
After your lunch, is the time to drive to the Marathon village ( the famous battle in Plataea plain on 490 BC, a battle between the Greeks and the Persians) and visit there both the museum and the archaeological site. Maraton is also the starting point for the original homonym race of 26 miles or 42 Km, that takes place all over the world nowadays.
Let's make your day Golden.