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Athens and the Acropolis

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# Trip

Athens and the Acropolis

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Description

We’ll set off by coach with our guides for the Athens Acropolis, situated on a 150m-high rocky plateau and which in Ancient times was a vast sanctuary for the worship of the Goddess Athena and numerous other gods in Greek mythology. You will have the chance to discover the different temples on the site including the Parthenon, built in the 5th century BC and dedicated to Athena, whose gold and ivory statue stood in the sanctuary. It was destroyed during the siege of the city during the 12th century crusades, and the Parthenon was turned into a Catholic church when the Franks occupied Athens, then into a mosque by the Turks in the 17th century. You will also visit a number of other remarkable monuments still standing such as the Erechtheion, an elegant little temple dating back to the 5th century BC; the Temple of Athena Nike, known in Ancient Greece as the "temple of victory"; the Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Acropolis; the ancient Theatre of Dionysos and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...

You will then return to the coach to finish off with a panoramic tour of the modern city of Athens, also taking in the Agora, the center of public life for the ancient Athenians. This square open space served a variety of purposes: political, religious, economic, commercial and cultural.

Duration: approx. 4:30

  • Good shoes are recommended.
  • The order of visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

Following the Footsteps of the Olympian Gods from the Ancient City of Athens to Cyprus, the Cyclades, and the Dodecanese (port-to-port package)

Next departures: 01/11/2020
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ATHENS - DELOS - MYKONOS - SANTORINI - RHODES - LIMASSOL - LARNACA

November 1 to 7, 2020 on board the MS BELLE DE L’ADRIATIQUE

7 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 01/11/2020
Arrival 07/11/2020
Ship : MV La Belle de l'Adriatique Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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Cruise from Dubrovnik to Athens, Passing through Albania, the Meteora, and the Corinth Canal (port-to-port package)

Next departures: 27/10/2020
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DUBROVNIK - DURRËS - IGOUMENITSA - ITEA - Corinth Canal - ATHENS

October 27 to November 1, 2020 on board the MS BELLE DE L’ADRIATIQUE

6 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 27/10/2020
Arrival 01/11/2020
Ship : MV La Belle de l'Adriatique Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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