ACROPOLIS | PERICLES & THE GOLDEN AGE

ABOUT

The Acropolis of Athens is the most important ancient site in the Western world. Crowned by the Parthenon, it stands sentinel over Athens, visible from almost everywhere within the city. Its monuments and sanctuaries of white Pentelic marble gleam in the midday sun and gradually take on a honey hue as the sun sinks, while at night they stand brilliantly illuminated above the city. A glimpse of this magnificent sight cannot fail to exalt your spirit.

Inspiring as these monuments are, they are but faded remnants of the city of Pericles, who spared no expense – only the best materials, architects, sculptors and artists were good enough for a city dedicated to the cult of Athena.

Source: Lonely Planet

PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS

Meet your local Historian outside the Propylaea of the Acropolis of Athens and reflect on the massive history of all sorts of stirring events that have been occurring on and around this legendary rock. Mind your step on the smoothened marble steps while reaching the main entrance and think about the uncountable steps of great men that have walked the same path before you. Stand in front of the Parthenon and help yourself regain your breath as the temple’s proportions have perhaps taken it away. There are numerous legends and stories about this unique piece of earth, given by the Greek Mythology or simply by History and your guide is about to share some with you. Visit the Erechtheon, then take a moment to enjoy the majestic view of the city, ancient and modern, streching below.

Duration: approximately 3 hours

Cost: Prices upon request

What’s included: Local Licensed Historian, Entrance to Archaeological Site

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