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Coach Holidays to Athens
The capital of Greece, Athens, is said to be the oldest city in the world, stemming back over 3,400 years. Ever since the first settlements, the city has been known a major centre in culture, economy, politics and industry. Furthermore, Athens is popular for its reputation as a source of art, education and philosophy. This is still evident in the city, which is characterised by ancient monuments, temples and landmarks showing the long tradition and history of Athens, that has literally gone from “Acropolis to Metropolis”.
Athens Coach Tour Highlights
Acropolis of Athens
The imposing Acropolis overlooks the city on an area of about 3 hectares. The well-preserved edifice dates back to the 5th century BC and is the most famous landmarks of Greece with its marvellous white marble columns.
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
The enormous amphitheatre was built in 161 AD on the south slope of the Acropolis. The structure had a capacity of over 5,000 and was used for theatre plays and musical performances in ancient times.
This monument is located southwest of the Acropolis and houses the mausoleum of a Greek Emperor of the early first century. The tall landmark offers stunning architecture and is a stickler for sculpture details.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
The temple built in the 2nd century AD was once the largest religious facility in ancient Greece. Its remains let you only imagine how enormous this temple once used to be.