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Parliament Building (Vouli) Tours

Parliament Building (Vouli)
Bordering the east side of Athens’ focal Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building (Vouli) was completed in 1842 as the royal residence of Otto, the first king of the newly independent Greece. The vast and rather severe Neoclassical palace was designed by German architect Friedrich von Gärtner but was badly damaged by a fire in 1909, when the Royal Family decamped to the Crown Prince’s Palace nearby. It was not until 1932, eight years after the abolition of the Greek monarchy in 1924, that Parliament moved into Von Gärtner’s splendid building, from where its 300 representatives, elected for four years, have directed the country ever since. The Main Library is open to the public and other areas of the Parliament Building can be viewed by pre-booked guided tour.

One of Greece’s most important monuments, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which was inaugurated on Greek National Day (March 25 1932), the centenary of independence from Turkey, sits outside the Parliament Building. It attracts tourists in their throngs to witness the hourly spectacle of the Changing of the Guard by kilted soldiers from the Evzones (Presidential Guard); a more elaborate ceremony, with marching bands, is held every Sunday at 11am.

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Syntagma Square, Athens. Main Library open Mon–Fri 9am–2pm, 5.30pm–8.30pm; Sat 9am–2pm. Guided tours are available Mon–Fri 9am–8pm by advance arrangement. Take Metro Lines 2 or 3 to Syntagma Square.
Address: Syntagma Square, Athens, Attica, Greece 10021, Greece
Hours: Main Library open Mon–Fri 9am–2pm, 5:30pm–8:30pm; Sat 9am–2pm. Otherwise by pre-booked guided tour.
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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

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If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel and then takes you to the Acropolis, Panepistimiou Street, and much more. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast.
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  • 5 hours
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Athens Complete City Center Tour - 100% Electric Tuk (3 hours)

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Athens Complete City Center Tour - 100% Electric Tuk (3 hours)

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Visit Athens on a different and unique way, take a ride with us around the city Center, you will enjoy from an unique 360º view, you can ask us to stop and enjoy the sights whenever you want. Our Tuk Tuks are 100% Electric, Eco Friendly, we provide only private tours for you to enjoy from the best experience while visiting the city. Athens is full of history, culture and amazing monuments. Ideal for families, friends and small groups.
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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Half Day Historical Athens City Private Taxi Service Tour

Half Day Historical Athens City Private Taxi Service Tour

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Take a whirlwind tour of Athens history in a private taxi driven by your guide. You’ll the city’s fascinating historical highlights in just half a day, including the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek parliament, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Hear fascinating commentary along the way, choose between a morning or afternoon departure to best fit your schedule, and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historic heart of Athens to see Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building, and the ancient ruins tucked around the slopes of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Check out fascinating archaeological exhibits in Syntagma Square and admire awesome views of the Parthenon as you view the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other sights. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this walking tour of Athens will delight history buffs. Please note admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
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Athens By Night Private Tour

Athens By Night Private Tour

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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
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Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

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Explore Athens at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that provides easy transportation to key attractions like the Panathenaic Stadium and the Parthenon, part of the Acropolis. Travel across two interchanging lines—the Blue and the Orange—plus enjoy access to/from the port in Piraeus for cruise passengers.
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Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

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View the highlights of Athens with ease on this 2-hour Segway tour, with a local guide. Save your legs from walking and ride a fun, self-balancing, electric Segway around some of Athens’ top city sights as your guide recounts their history. See the Old Parliament House, Hadrian’s Arch and other landmarks; and admire the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games. Choose from three departure times to suit your schedule and enjoy a personalized experience on a small-group tour that's limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours
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Athens Night Segway Tour

Athens Night Segway Tour

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Admire the dazzling monuments and prettily lit streets of Athens at night on this 3-hour Segway evening tour. Riding an electric, eco-friendly Segway, glide around the twinkling Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods as your guide entertains you with historical tales. See the floodlit Hadrian’s Library and Agora; admire glittering city views from the slopes of the illuminated Acropolis, and enjoy a drink stop at a friendly bar. Finally, cruise around top Athens attractions such as the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium.  Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
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Acropolis, Temple Of Zeus,Olympic Stadium,Parliament,Guards Athens private Tour

Acropolis, Temple Of Zeus,Olympic Stadium,Parliament,Guards Athens private Tour

From Ancient monuments and medieval churches. it's hard to get bored in Athens. No visit to Athens is complete without checking out the plethora of historical sites that run throughout the city Highlights. Acropolis - Parthenon, Panathenaic Stadium, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Trilogy Of Athens, Temple Of Zeus, Arch of Hadrian, The Parliament of Athens And the changing of the guards. Dont forget your camera :) Enjoy! This is a private tour!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Athens Mythology Highlights Tour in 4 hrs: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and more.

Athens Mythology Highlights Tour in 4 hrs: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and more.

Skip-the-lines and see Athens’ most important landmarks in 4 hours, learning all about the myths behind them. Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Explore more than 3,000 years of history and Greek mythology and take a closer look at significant details on historical buildings, including beautiful old chapels and numerous other monuments. In the most unique part of the city, Plaka and Anafiotika, stroll around the little alleys and admire the white washed cubic houses with bright painted shutters and beautifully carved wooden doors, a typical Cycladic architecture. No visit to Athens is complete without discovering the Acropolis museum which is housed in one of the most important works of contemporary architecture. Main attractions such as artifacts of every day life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and the majestic Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze, will definitely have you impressed.
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Athens City Tour with The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and The Agora Museum

Athens City Tour with The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and The Agora Museum

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Explore the city of Athens, visit the Acropolis and discover the ancient Agora during this 5-hour walking tour. Learn about the history, culture and daily life of ancient Athenian citizens through your guide's informative commentary. Stop for a snack and refreshments at the Acropolis canteen (own expense). See where Plato and Socrates taught and lectured, then finish with a visit to the Attalos Museum. Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of this Greek city's rich history.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

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It can be difficult to cram all of Athens’ historical highlights into an itinerary, even more so if you also want to fit in other towns such as ancient Corinth. Remove the stress of planning a timetable with this full-day tour of the most impressive landmarks in the two towns. Spend the morning walking from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, the highest hill in Athens, then jump over to Corinth for an exploration of the Corinth Canal and the Temple of Apollo.
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  • 9 hours
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Athens historical city half day private tour

Athens historical city half day private tour

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Get around Athens’ most-cherished attractions and see the city in comfort on this private, half-day driving tour. Choose what time your small group would like to start, with hotel and port pick-up and drop-off included, and enjoy a professional chauffeur service designed to show-off the best of Greece’s ancient history and hospitality.
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  • 4 hours
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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

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Escape the daytime heat and see Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Meet your guide in the late evening, then hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky. This small-group tour is limited to just 11 participants.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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Acropolis Half-day Walking and Trikke Tour

Acropolis Half-day Walking and Trikke Tour

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Discover many of Athens’ historical gems on this half-day tour. By combining a walking tour and a Trikke tour, you’ll cover more ground and enjoy two very different experiences. The walking part of the tour will take you to places near the Acropolis that can only be reached on foot. Your Trikke ride will help you explore the rest of Athens at a faster pace—highlights include the National Gardens, and Zappeion Hall.
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  • 4 hours
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Night photo shoot in Athens

Night photo shoot in Athens

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Capture memories of your trip to Athens when the ancient sites are illuminated during this evening photoshoot. Walk around the city center and stop at famous landmarks, secret spots, cool bars, lit-up fountains and anywhere else that may be perfect for portrait photography. Then, a few days after the tour, receive 40 retouched, high-definition photos from your shoot directly in your email so you can easily share with your friends and family.
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  • 2 hours
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Central Athens Highlights Small Group Tour by TRIKKE

Central Athens Highlights Small Group Tour by TRIKKE

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Explore Athens by TRIKKE® (electric tricycle) and check off the Greek capital’s top sights with this 2-hour small group tour. Hop aboard your easy-to-ride, three-wheeled Trikke, and zip between showstopper sights — from the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens to the Panathenaic Stadium. Enjoy frequent stops to take photos, and benefit from the personalized commentary of your local guide.
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  • 2 hours
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Athens Sights and Food eBike Tour

Athens Sights and Food eBike Tour

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Explore the best of Athens with very little effort on this electric bike tour. With a local guide, set off by electric-powered bike to discover the Greek capital’s ancient and modern highlights. Cruise by the Greek Parliament on Syntagma Square, see the Panathenaic Stadium, and explore historical Plaka and the ancient ruins beneath the Acropolis. Travel much of the way along traffic-free streets, stop to sample tasty Athenian delicacies, and hear about the sights from your informative guide, via the provided headsets. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours
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Athens Super Saver: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour plus Mycenae and Epidaurus Day Trip

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Behold the wonders of classical Greece with this Athens Super Saver, which combines two top-selling tours over two days at one discounted price. Check off Athens’ must-visit ancient sights, from the Acropolis of Athens to the Athena Nike temple, and visit the innovative New Acropolis Museum. Then, travel to the Saronic Gulf coast to visit Mycenae and Epidaurus, two of Ancient Greece’s most spectacular sites, on a day trip. The tours take place across two separate days and can be taken in the order of your choosing.
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  • 2 days
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Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum

Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum

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Explore Benaki Museum, home to art collector Antonis Benakis’ private collection, and the Temple of Zeus on this private, 3-hour walking tour. With your very own guide, you’ll see the museum’s highlights, including finds from the Bronze Age and Greek regional costumes. Then, continue to the Temple of Zeus, Greece’s largest temple, by way of the Presidential Residence, Maximos Mansion and the Panathenaic Stadium.
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  • 3 hours
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$204.04
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Fully-Day Private Tour of Athens

Fully-Day Private Tour of Athens

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Visit the Parthenon and other top Athens attractions on a private sightseeing tour that lets you shape your trip to focus on the sites that you value most. Unlike on group tours with preset schedules and itineraries, on a private tour you can spend as much or as little time as you like at each site, making this excursion ideal for busy travelers who want to prioritize certain attractions.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$390.98
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Tuk Tuk in Athens! Explore the city with our courier !!

Tuk Tuk in Athens! Explore the city with our courier !!

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Enjoy a fun-filled and fast-paced way to explore Athens—and see many of the city’s top attractions—when you book this private tuk-tuk tour. Pick from multiple convenient departure times, and upgrade to explore with a guide. You can look forward to admiring the Acropolis, zipping through Syntagma Square, discovering the Academy of Athens and National Library of Greece, and exploring the city’s many narrow, picturesque streets along the way.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Athens Half Day Private Tour

Best of Athens Half Day Private Tour

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Discover the highlights of Athens, along with the city’s best kept secrets, on a private 5-hour tour. The half-day adventure is perfect for travelers who like the flexibility to customize their sightseeing experience without worrying about the details. Visit the Temple of Zeus, Roman Agora, Acropolis, and much more in private transportation. Along the way, your guide provides immersive commentary and insider tips for the rest of your Athens vacation.
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What are Parliament Building (Vouli) hours of operation?
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Parliament Building (Vouli) hours of operation: Main Library open Mon–Fri 9am–2pm, 5:30pm–8:30pm; Sat 9am–2pm. Otherwise by pre-booked guided tour.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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