Private tour in Athens, Penteli & Kaisariani Monasteries (6hrs)

  • panathenaic Athens History Tour
Your private tour starts after picking you up from our meeting place to Kaisariani monastery. Kaisariani monastery was initially a temple dedicated to Aphrodite before taken over by the Christians in 15th/16th century. The monastery is estimated to having being established in Byzantine times when the existing church (the monastery’s Katholikon) was constructed.
It is also famous for its Bath House which confirm the belief that monks did use baths for a variety of reasons such as heating the cells. The Bath House which has been salvaged is an extraordinary architectural example of the 11th century.
We continue by visiting the Lycabettus Hill where you can have a panoramic view of Athens before we set off for a visit to the temple of Zeus and the Panathenian Stadium where the 1st modern Olympic Games began.
We then go on with a visit to Penteli monastery which was established in 1578 by Saint Timotheus. It contains a museum and a remarkable library while it is known to have been a Secret School “Krifo Scholio” during our Turkish occupation where the children secretly met with the priest to be taught. There are catacombs where an exhibition is organized dedicated to the Education of that time. Also, a scene of this schooling is represented with info about the great Teachers of the Nation and their contribution to the salvation of the Greek alphabet, history and general education.
Our tour ends by dropping you off back at our meeting point.
  • Kaisariani monastery
  • Lycabettus hill
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Panathenian stadium
  • Penteli monastery
PRICE INCLUDES :
Transportation with private vehicle
English Speaking driver
Pick up & Drop of from hotel or specific check points
All Taxes

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Entrance fees
Licensed Tour Guide
Gratuities

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