The Athens - City Sightseeing Tour operates daily between 08.30 until 18.30 (Nov-Mar) or until 21.00 (April-Oct). Each tour takes approximately 90 minutes and has a commentary in eleven languages that traces the history and culture of Athens. You can Hop On Hop Off from any one of the 27 stops as many times as you wish. The buses run every 30 minutes.
Acropolis - Southern Slope
This was the cultural center of ancient Athens, and is considered to be the first example of a complex of buildings dedicated to performances of the arts, whether in Greece or the world.
This was built by the Athenians in honor of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who was a friend of the city of Athens. Hadrian himself passed under this glorious arch to attend the inauguration of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
A rectangular building (122 x 82 m) built in 132 AD by the Roman emperor Hadrian. Seen from above, it comprised a peristyle courtyard (with a colonnade), with special rooms for keeping papyri and books, lecture halls, and so on.
This hill is 115 meters high and was dedicated either to Ares, the god of war, or alternatively to the Ares, that is the Erinyes or Furies, the apotropaic goddesses of revenge who can be found in Aeschylus' Eumenides.
This is a 105 m hill that looks like an extension of the Hill of the Muses. From the end of the 6th century BC, it gradually came to be the official location for the meetings of the Athenian popular assembly.
The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro was built in 329 BC by the orator and administrator Lycurgus for the athletic competitions of Panathenaia (the major Athenian festival in honor of the patron goddess Athena).