Understanding the historical evolution from the ancient Greek world to the Empire of Byzantium (and furthermore into the medieval ages) is no small feat but youll have all the help you need at Athens glorious Byzantine and Christian museum. With more than 25,000 artifacts in display, ranging from the 3rd century CE to the 20th century, this museum will make for one diverse morning. From there, well head out to a nearby church which just so happens to be one of the oldest churches in the city. It is estimated that the Kapnikarea church was built some time in the 11th century, perhaps around 1050. As it was common with the early Christian churches, this one was built over an ancient Greek pagan temple dedicated to the worship of a goddess, possibly Athena or Demeter. It also happens to be right in the middle of the high-traffic shopping area of Ermou Street, so you may also grab a few shopping items on the way back.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Instant Confirmation
- Lowest Price Guaranteed
- Duration: 4 Hrs
Departure Time :
9am Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise portHotel pickups commence prior to this time
Departure Details :
Hotel pickup or Piraeus Port either Terminal A or B (Outside Custom's exit).
Return Details :
Piraeus Port either Terminal A or B (Outside Custom's exit).
Cancellation Policy : Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Enjoy a ride into Athens as you enter the city center during this half-day tour. Take in the sights with an experienced guide as you pass along some famous monuments such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the National Gardens, the Panathenean Stadium and the Houses of Parliament. You will then visit the Byzantine Museum and then continue on to the Kapnikarea church, which dates back to the 11th century. You will be then be returned back to the port to conclude the tour!
- Free port pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- Comprehensive tour of the city
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- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Walking tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan orprivate vehicle
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Hotel pickup (if requested)
- Local taxes
- Entrance feesto Byzantine museum (8,00 EUR from April to end of October)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility
Reservation confirmation subject to availability 24 hours prior
Port or hotel pickup available upon request