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Hadrian's Arch Tours

Erected in honor of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century A.D, the monumental gateway of Hadrian’s Arch remains one of the most striking remnants of ancient Athens. Located on the ancient road between the Athenian Agora and the Olympieion, the elaborate structure was supposedly built to honor the arrival of Hadrian in 131 AD.

The Arch, standing in front of the once magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus (the Olympieion), formed a symbolic gateway between the old city district and the new Roman-built city, erected by Hadrian. Notably, two inscriptions feature on the sides of the arch: the western side, looking onto the old city reads ‘ This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus’ and the eastern side, facing the Olympieion, reads ‘This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus’. The exact meaning of the latter phrase is hotly disputed – some say it is simply naming the new city as that of Hadrian; others insist it was a deliberate contradiction of the former statement, indicating that the entire city was now ruled by Hadrian.

Today the main structure of Hadrian’s Arch remains remarkably preserved and is one of the most popular attractions of modern Athens. Towering at a height of 18 meters, the fully symmetrical Roman-style arch is an impressive sight – sculpted entirely from Pentelic marble, adorned with Ionic architraves and crowned with a row of Corinthian columns and pilasters.

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Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum, Athens, null
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Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum

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Take a private tour of the ancient city of Athens with a personal guide. You will visit the Acropolis, icon of Athens perched on its plateau, and walk to ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.83
Athens Half Day Private Tour, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Athens Half Day Private Tour

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Explore Athens with a Half Day Private tour with English speaking driver. A well designed and organized sightseeing tour in Athens is the perfect way to get to ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.12
Acropolis, Athens City Tour, The Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Acropolis, Athens City Tour, The Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum

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The perfect combination tour including an Athens City tour, a visit to the Acropolis & all its famous monuments, as well as to the fascinating Ancient ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.55
Essential Athens Highlights: Private Half Day or Full Day walking Tour, Athens, Cultural Tours
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Essential Athens Highlights: Private Half Day or Full Day walking Tour

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In the company of a licensed archeological guide, skip the line to experience the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum with the option of including the ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $308.96
Private Half-Day Athens Highlights Tour, Athens, Custom Private Tours
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Private Half-Day Athens Highlights Tour

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Athens is a beautiful city of old-meets-new contrasts. Explore the landmarks that make the city special on this 5-hour, private driving tour. Discover sites ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $291.14
Private Panoramic City Tour of Athens, Athens, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Panoramic City Tour of Athens

This private half-day tour will cover most of the highlights of Athens and give you a great overview of this ancient city. Tour includes visits to the city ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: Flexible

From USD $475.32
Full Day Athens tour with Acropolis, Parthenon and Dinner, Athens, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Full Day Athens tour with Acropolis, Parthenon and Dinner

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Discover the beauty of Athens with this private, 8 hour day trip. Meet your private licensed tour guide at your hotel reception at 9am (hotels of the city ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $404.03
Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour, Athens, Day Trips
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Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour

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Discover hidden treasures of Ancient Greece in an Athens Photo Tour, by walking the city streets. This full day private Athens photography tour is an adventure ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $355.30
Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch, Athens, Photography Tours
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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 50 Reviews

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you'll see with this full day trip all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens. Offering a perfect overview of the ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.60
Athens Electric Bike Tour, Athens, Full-day Tours
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Athens Electric Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 Reviews

Tick off Athens’ most famous sights on this 2.5 to 3-hour electric bike tour. With a local leading the way and your electric motor doing the hard work for you, ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs

From USD $53.47

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