Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Day Trip from Kalamata
The ideal choice for someone who came to Greece with a direct flight to Kalamata’s airport and does not want to miss the opportunity to visit Athens and the Acropolis:
The universal symbol of democracy.
The total duration of the tour: 10 Hrs
• Transfer from Kalamata to Athens (245 Km / ~ 3 Hrs)
• Tour in Acropolis & Acropolis Museum (~3 Hrs)
• Walk in Plaka area (~1 Hr)
Pláka is the old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods” due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites.
• Departure back to Kalamata (~3 Hrs)
We will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and during the first half hour will get to know each other better in order to understand your preferences and tailor the rest of the trip to your travel needs.
During the next two hours that we need to get to Athens, we will cross villages and country roads full of olive and orange trees but also full of myths and traditions.
Somewhere in the middle of the route, we will pass through the Korinthos Canal, where we can…More Info
During the route, you will learn everything about the Golden Age of Athens and Pericles (5th century BC), and all the myths and historical data relating to the creation of the Acropolis.
Some of the world famous attractions that are preserved until today and you will be able to admire are:
• The Parthenon, symbol of civilization and democracy not only in Greece but also in the whole world. Built in honour of the goddess Athena for saving the city and the Athenian victories against the Persians. Inside the temple, there was the golden- ivory statue of Athena, who was depicted fully armed but peaceful!
• The Propylaea, the imposing entrance, built on an ancient portal. Regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical architecture.
• The Erechtheion, which took its name from the mythical king Erechtheus. On the south side of the temple, you will have also the opportunity to admire the “caryatids”.
• The Temple of Athena Nike, built on a tower of the Mycenaean wall. It is dedicated to prehistoric goddess Nike, the protector of gates.
After about two hours walking the main archaeological site, it is time for the Acropolis Museum, one of the most modern and impressive museums in the world.
But your adventure is not over yet. We will have the opportunity to visit the traditional narrow alleys of Plaka, one of the oldest districts of modern Athens. There, between souvenir shops, cafes and traditional taverns, we will be able to eat and rest before making our way back.
It is going to be an experience that you will never forget! We are waiting for you!