Tour Athens with Yanni Athens taxi tours to the monuments of Athens & Marathon. Experience some of the most famous sights in the world by joining a full-day private tour in Athens by minibus, minivan, or sedan. Visit unique monuments stretching through many centuries of the city’s history and the most important sightseeings of Athens.
Highlights of the 1 day Athens city tour and Marathon of Pheidippides private tour
Itinerary: The Acropolis, Propylaia, the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, Areopagus (Ares’ Hill), Fillopapou hill, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s arch, the Panathenean Stadium (“Kalimarmaro” site of the first modern Olympic games in 1896), Plaka, Hadrian’s library, Roman agora, the Ancient Agora of Athens, former Royal Palace, Zapion megaron, Constitution Square, House of Parliament, Monument to the Unknown Soldier, Athens shopping center, Monastiraki (flea market), Keramikos, Thisio, Psiri, Kolonaki (high end of Athens center), Lycabettus hill, the Glass Runner, war museum, Byzantine museum, ancient Cycladic civilization museum, the ex-royal garden, food homemade tour, Megaron of Athens, Holargos, Ag. Paraskevi, Geraka, Palini, Rafina, Nea Makri, Marathon.
Visits: The Acropolis, Propylaia, the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s arch, the Panathenean Stadium (“Kalimarmaro”, site of the first modern Olympic games in 1896), Plaka, House of Parliament, Monument to the Unknown Soldier, Lycabettus hill, food homemade tour, Marathon, Marathon Museum.
Description of the 1 Day Cultural Athens & Legendary Marathon City Private Tour
The Erechtheion and Caryatides at the Acropolis in Athens Greece
Athens taxi tours start our half-day Athens private tour visiting the city of Athens, the cradle of Western Civilization and the Parthenon, regarded by many as the symbol of Democracy. Experience an Athens taxi tour, which blends together many of the city’s principal modern and classical sights.
Our Athens taxi tour begins with a visit to the site of some of the most exquisite pieces of architecture in the world, the world-renowned Acropolis of Athens. Among the many monuments to be found atop its rocky base, you will have the chance to experience first hand the magnificent Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion with its famous Porch of Maidens.
Our Athens taxi private tour includes an overview of the modern city and its striking contrasts to the remains of its glorious past. Our Athens tour driver will drive by the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square (also known as Syntagma Square) and the Panathenaic Stadium (site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896).
The Marathon finish at Panathinaikon stadium in Athens
You will see vistas of the Presidential Mansion (formerly the Royal Palace), governmental buildings, and elegant private residences. Continuing, your private driver in Athens will drive you along Panepistimiou Avenue where you can view the Catholic Cathedral, the “Neoclassical Trilogy,” (Academy, University, National Library), and the Omonia Square. Afterward, your Athens taxi tour driver will take you to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s arch, two of the most famous and elegant monuments from the Roman period of Athens. We will drive by the foot of the Acropolis through the Plaka district (Athens’ old city) and we’ll visit the Greek and Roman ancient Agora.
Athens Taxi Tours will drive you to Marathon, the starting point of the annual Marathon race. The marathon is a long-distance foot race with an official distance of 42,195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards) that is usually run as a road race. The event is named after the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, the Athenian messenger who delivered the news of victory from the Battle of Marathon to Athens and died of exhaustion immediately afterward. The historical accuracy of this legend is in doubt, contradicted in particular by accounts given by Herodotus.
Athens Classic Marathon
The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 800 contests inspired by the Marathon are hosted throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes. Larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.
The Battle of Marathon(Greek: Μάχη τοῡ Μαραθῶνος, Machē tou Marathōnos) as a part of the Greco-Persian Wars took place in 490 BC and was the culmination of the first attempt by the Achaemenid Empire of Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece.
Finally, have some refreshments and enjoy the spectacular view of the city from the site of the Orthodox church of St. George on Lycabettus Hill, the highest hill in town, and remember Athens for the rest of your life.
You can customize this private tour at any time, either on the way together with your private chauffeur or in advance by contacting our Athens Taxi Tours team.
Highly recommended for cruise travelers visiting Athens just for a day.