Fascinating UNESCO heritage site tours in Greece

Mar 3, 2021
UNESCO heritage sites in Athens Acropolis Discover the magnitude of ancient Greek history through our fascinating UNESCO heritage site tours in Greece. As the lovely Greek Spring weather gradually establishes itself, giving way to clear blue skies, now is the perfect time to plan that trip to Greece you’ve always wanted. Those of you who are already lucky enough to be in Greece can be inspired to visit the most iconic UNESCO heritage site of Athens and many more in close proximity to the city, all of which you can discover with us, safely and with the added advantage of our professional local guide insight.

How many UNESCO Heritage sites in Athens?If you know Athens, you might be surprised that there is only 1 monument listed as part of UNESCO World heritage. Any guesses? Yes, it is in fact the most iconic monument in the whole of Greece. The ancient crown jewel of Athens, the Acropolis citadel, is an architectural marvel that has been the city’s bastion for nearly 2,500 years. Like a silent yet imposing witness of 25 centuries worth of history, its presence is most likely to overwhelm you as it does to most who lay eyes on it.

UNESCO Heritage site tours in Athens:The Acropolis actually refers to the entire rock, including its legendary structures such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa. Get up close and personal with our Early Access to the Acropolis of Athens Small-Group Guided Tour that will show you Acropolis at its best, as the early morning sun gently graces the illustrious marbles. You can also get access to the Acropolis with one of our other UNESCO heritage tours in Athens. The Athens Sightseeing Skip The Line Half day Tour or the Athens City Tour & Acropolis Museum Skip The Line that will include a few other riveting sites that have unfortunately not made the list but are still pretty remarkable. Other interesting ancient structures that you will also visit on these tours include the Dionysus Theatre & Sanctuary, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathinaiko Stadium and the Ancient Agora.

UNESCO heritage site tours Athens Acropolis The Caryatids of Erechtheion – Acropolis

How many UNESCO Heritage sites in Greece?In total, there are officially 18 UNESCO heritage sites in all of Greece. With number one being the Acropolis in Athens city, the remaining 17 are dispersed around the country. At Keytours, we have a few UNESCO heritage site tours from Athens that will take you on a comfortable and scenic journey to discover the most fascinating ones.

UNESCO Heritage site tours of Greece from Athens:For those sites that are relatively close to Athens, we recommend our one day tours that will take you Delphi or Epidaurus and Mycenae, and have you back in time for dinner. With our Small Group Delphi One Day Trip from Athens, you will witness the UNESCO heritage site of the Temple of Apollo and the Delphi Oracle. Delphi has a palpable energy given it was once considered to be the navel of the earth, a revered place of great spiritual value in ancient Greek times. By taking our Small Group Epidaurus & Mycenae One Day Tour from Athens, you will visit two UNESCO heritage sites; Greece’s most important theater, Epidaurus, constructed in the 4th century BC and the remnants of the ancient kingdom of Mycenae, dating back to the 2nd century BC. For visiting one of the most striking sites found in the northern region of Greece’s mainland, the divine Meteora, a two Day Delphi & Meteora Tour from Athens or four day tour Classical Greece Tour is highly recommended so that you can fully immerse yourself in the majestic charm of this sacred place.

Have you taken any one of our UNESCO heritage site tours in Greece?  We would love to hear your experience about it!  UNESCO heritage tours Greece Delphi Temple of Apollo – Delphi site UNESCO Heritage site tours Greece Meteora Meteora boulders & Monastery

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