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Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

1. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Athens on a guided tour of the Acropolis. Save time with skip-the-line access to this popular attraction. Uncover the secrets of the past as you follow your guide through the fascinating exhibits in the Acropolis Museum. Skip the lines and head in faster following your guide as they go through Greek architecture, mythology & history. Explore the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and of course, the Parthenon as part of a detailed tour. Learn from your guide as they talk about the most important myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults, and how several events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct called Acropolis. Continue to the Acropolis Museum for the second part of the tour. Explore the stunning glass floors to see the excavations, and follow your guide for another hour to see treasures of the ancient Greek civilization and the museum building itself. See the original pieces from the temples in Acropolis and learn about their historical context from your guide. Hear about the Elgin Marbles in the Parthenon Gallery. Finish your guided tour at The Archaic Gallery with statues predating the Acropolis. After your guided tour, you have the option to stay in the museum to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view over the city and up to the Acropolis in its famous Museum Cafe.

Athens: Private Tour with Acropolis Skip-the-Line Entry

2. Athens: Private Tour with Acropolis Skip-the-Line Entry

The tour starts with a pickup from your hotel and a small briefing from your host. You will then head towards the Acropolis which, besides being the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, also dominates the center of the modern city offering panoramic views that will be perfect for photos. Your licensed guide will guide you through the monuments of the Acropolis, which is the most accurate reflection of the splendor, power, and wealth of Athens at its peak during the golden age of Perikles. After the Acropolis, you will have the option of visiting the museum of the Acropolis which was built to house every artifact found on the Archeologicak site and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. Alternativelly you can choose to visit the Temple of the Olympian Zeus that used to have 104 colossal columns and was one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world. Hadrian's Arch stands there also, which is a masterpiece of symmetry. Continue on to the Royal Palace of Athens that has housed the Parliament since 1934, watch the changing of the presidential guard and see the monument of the Uknown Soldier. Then you can visit one of the oldest public museums in Greece, the Numismatic (Coin) Museum which is housed in Iliou Melathron. Enjoy a coffee in its beautiful gardens before moving on to the University of Athens, the Academy and the Library, 3 of the most beautiful buildings Athens has to offer. The Panathenaic Olympic Stadium is up next and also there is the possibility of visiting the Archaeological Museum or South Suburbs of Athens and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which is designed as a multifunctional arts, education, and entertainment complex. After a journey through history and culture and numerous choices of activities and sightseeings that put together a tour of unparallel beauty and great interest, your driver will bring you back to your hotel.

Athens: Full-Day Private Tour

3. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour

Your private tour will start with the Acropolis, a complex of buildings that includes the Parthenon (main temple), the best example of classic architecture from the 5th-century BC, Erectheion (the temple with 6 female figurers, Caryatides), the Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Godess), Propylaia (the monumental Gate), Odeon of Herodus Atticus, Dionysus theater and finally, the Mars Hill or Areios Pagos (the first ancient court and the place that St. Paul preached Christianity for the first time in Athens). The next stop will be the Temple Of the Olympian Zeus (the largest temple in Hellenic and Roman times), the Panathenian Stadium (the stadium of the first Olympic Games in 1896), the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guards (Euzones) in front of the Greek Parliament, opposite the Syntagma or Constitutional Square. After that, you will see the Trilogy of Athens (the Academy, the First University of Athens and the National Greek Library) and finally, the Lycabettus Hill (the highest point of Athens) and don't forget to take some pictures and a memory in your mind and heart of the entire city. Drive through Plaka (the oldest neighborhood in Athens), a picturesque quarter of the city, where there are little shops with handmade crafts and gifts for you to buy and Monastiraki (Flea Market), where you can have a pleasant walk and shop with your friends and family. If time permits, your next stop will be the ancient Greek Agora or the Roman Agora (ancient markets), where you'll find the Temple of Hephaestus (the most well preserved temple in Greece), the Stoa of Attalos and the beautiful St. Catherine Orthodox Church. When you feel hungry, get ready to taste some famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. The tour will guide you to a traditional Athens restaurant or tavern. It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most well-known Greek dishes. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the New Acropolis Museum, where you can see the marbles of the Parthenon and a superb collection of artifacts and relics found on the Acropolis excavations or the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, almost twice the size of the previous one that houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations not only Greece, but the Middle East and the Balkans as well from prehistory to late antiquity.

Athens: Walking with a Local Private Tour

4. Athens: Walking with a Local Private Tour

This whistle-stop Athens tour is packed full of all those must-see Athens spots as well as those hidden gems that can only be found with a local by your side. Dive into the very soul of Athens and discover exactly what makes this city so very special – aside from all that ancient history. Start this historical Athens walking tour by meeting your local guide in Syntagma Square, the most important and crowded square in Athens, surrounded by impressive neoclassical buildings. The best known is the Grande Bretagne, once a royal palace but now a luxury hotel which has housed everyone from Churchill to Madonna. At the upper end of the square see the Evzones, the guards of the Constitution, and the tomb of the unknown soldier. The Evzones are traditionally dressed with 17th and 18th century clothes: an impressive white skirt, red hat, and an old rifle. The changing of the guard happens every hour, and you simply cannot tour Athens without seeing this spectacle – which is why we’ve incorporated it into this tour! Watch the ceremony while your local guide explains the tradition. Next on this Athens tour you’ll jump on the metro and travel to Acropolis station. Travelling between these stations is like stepping back in time; both have exposed ancient ruins behind glass, discovered during the excavations for the metro system. But these are just a taster of the ancient ruins to come… You’ll exit the station and take a walk around the walls of famous Athens Acropolis, passing by the Ancient Agora. We’ll walk along ancient roads, admire new architecture, and hear about the customs and traditions that still exist today. This is the central hub of classic Athens history, and you’ll hear the stories behind this monument from your local guide. (Please note that if you wish to tour inside the Acropolis, this will have to be done separately on your own time.).  Afterwards, explore the Plaka area. Shop for souvenirs along Adrianou Street, where you can find local products such as ouzo (Greece’s national alcohol). You’ll also see shops that specialise in olive oil, sponges, icons, leather sandals, and bags — something you won't experience on other Athens tours. Continue walking to Diogenis Square, under the impressive wall of the Acropolis. See Hadrian’s Arch, built in honour of one of the most glorified Roman emperors. Directly behind it you can see the ruins of the Jupiter (Zeus) temple as you taste and feel the history of Athens. Pass by the National Garden and Zappeion, to arrive at the white marble Panathinaiko Stadium. It was here that the first Olympic Games took place and where the 2004 Olympic marathon ended.  Finally, you’ll be taken back to present-day Athens to admire some of Athens’ more modern architecture.We walk through the new city highlights, where life goes on in modern rhythms. See where locals wander , shop, and gather. Visit the Kolonaki area, which is the heart of today’s Athens. The Athens walking tour comes to an end at the Academy of Athens,where you are free to continue your own personal exploration, or your local guide can tell you how to get back to your hotel, where you can digest all that history!

Athens: City Highlights Electric Bike Tour

5. Athens: City Highlights Electric Bike Tour

Experience Athens by e-bikes will let you see many important ancient sites and explore one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years. Our tours include English-speaking tour guides, legendary customer service, and limiting the number of guests to ensure a small group tour experience. The small group tours give us the chance to give a more personal character to the experience and get to know each other in a better way. Additionally, safety is the first priority and a small group reinforces it. Using electric bikes is a fun and convenient way to explore Athens passing by the most important monuments of the city center. The sights you will be guided are the following: - The Hadrian's Arch - Zappeion - National Garden - Kallimarmaro - Roman Agora - Tower Of Winds - Monastiraki Square - Kerameikos cemetery - Dionysiou Areopagitou - Odeon of Herodes Atticus - Koukaki During the tour our guests will have the chance to feel as locals. Moreover highlights of the city will be provided and places that they could visit, based on their personal taste.

Athens: 4-Hour Mythological Walking Tour

6. Athens: 4-Hour Mythological Walking Tour

Ancient Greek mythology includes myriads of myths about the lives of gods and mortals. Since antiquity, the townspeople of Athens have created their own myths about the city and their gods, whom they worshiped in temples and through their rituals. Start your Athens Mythology Tour from the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the wondrous monument that was designed to be the largest temple in Greece. Your erudite and charismatic guide will be your personal storyteller as you learn about the adventurous birth and life tales of the father of 12 Olympian gods. Ascend to the slopes of the Acropolis rock, finding yourself at the Theater of Dionysus, the place where ancient theater was glorified. Passing by the Asklepieion, listen to the healing secrets of Asclepius, the mythological figure who was punished by Zeus for his supernatural remedies. Your path to Acropolis will soon unfold before you; stand in awe at the Propylaea, the impressive marble gate of the hill, and learn the stories of Athena Nike, the victorious deity worshiped by the Athenians. Parthenon, the monument that encapsulates the principals and values of western civilisation is your next stop, where mythology was put under the service of the city of Athens. Continue by visiting the Erechtheion, the cult temple of Athena, and the actual place where according to ancient Athenians, the battle of Athena and Poseidon took place. Acropolis Museum hosts some of the most impressive artefacts of the ancient Greek world, therefore your journey will take you there where your guide will show you statues and artefacts connected to some of the most loving and horrifying stories.

Athens: Acropolis & Beyond Private Guided Tour

7. Athens: Acropolis & Beyond Private Guided Tour

Meet your specialized state-licensed guide and embark on a historical journey, beginning with a leisurely stroll through the center of the old city. Enjoy an informative tour, the perfect choice for avid history buffs. This half-day guided walking tour of Athens will get you acquainted with the ancient heart of the city and its most iconic archaeological landmarks. In the company of your state-licensed Insider guide, retrace historical footsteps and lose yourself in the richness of the age-old Greek civilization. Ascending to the top of the sacred rock of the Acropolis you will see one of the most important structures in world history, the Parthenon. Afterwards, visit the New Acropolis Museum, a renowned attraction with exquisite artifacts and sculptures. Step back in time and reflect on the splendor, power and wealth of this capital city, and admire from up-close the unique architectural and artistic masterpieces of timeless Greece.

Athens: Highlights Tour of Classical Athens

8. Athens: Highlights Tour of Classical Athens

Be inspired by the Acropolis with the colonnaded majestic Parthenon temple, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of Olympiad Zeus, the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium or Kalimarmaro, the dazzling Acropolis Museum and the captivating National Archaeological Museum. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from Mount Lycabettus, 300 metres above sea level before being tantalised by the neoclassical buildings of the ‘architectual trilogy’ consisting of the National library, Athens University and the Academy of Athens. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the Royal Guards at Constitution Syntagma Square is also intriguing! Lively Monastiraki known for iconic landmarks such as the ruins of Hadrian’s library, the Stoa of Attalos and the ancient Agora together with its flea market is of significant interest! Explore the narrow cobblestone streets lined with tiny shops, sidewalk cafes and authentic tavernas at Plaka!

Athens: Private Food Walking Tour with Taverns & Restaurants

9. Athens: Private Food Walking Tour with Taverns & Restaurants

Go behind the scenes in Athens to taste authentic Greek cuisine on a food and walking tour led by a experienced guide. Experience daily life in the city as you visit a variety of eateries and discover culinary gems that are favorites of the locals. Enjoy enough tastings to make up a generous meal and understand why Greece is famous for its delicious cuisine. Visit the Athens Central market, bakeries, traditional taverns and restaurants, and explore historical sites that few tourists see. Food and walking tour of Athens Learn about Greek cuisine from a knowledgeable guide Visit the Athens Central Market to see typical ingredients Stop into a beloved bakery, traditional taverns, and family-owned restaurants Taste authentic and delicious dishes Hear stories about Greece and its food traditions from locals.

Athens: Private Sightseeing Guided Tour with Transportation

10. Athens: Private Sightseeing Guided Tour with Transportation

Explore the Athenian Riviera and the city's top tourist attractions, which include world heritage monuments and the birthplace of modern civilization. Getting to know one of the most beautiful and safest European cities that blends the classic with the modern and the old with the new. Discover Athens with a guide who knows how to make the most of every minute of the day. See the Acropolis and the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Propylaea. Visit the antique theaters that inspired modern art, filled with sculptures, pottery, and priceless gold and silver items. Visit the monastery bazaar and explore popular neighborhoods that are nostalgic for the past. Follow the sounds of Greek music as you walk through Plaka's cobblestone streets. Stop at Lycabettus to take in the panoramic views of the city that reveal every hidden gem. Stop, purchase a ticket, and explore some of Athen's best museums, including the Acropolis Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, Benaki Museum, National Archaeological Museum, and Museum of the Ancient Agora.

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Our guide was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and passionate about Athens History and Greek mythology so much that it was easy for her to take us back in time. We experienced what it must have been like for the ancient Greeks and stood in awe of the majestic ruins with a better understanding of how it all came to be, and how those treasures were almost lost forever. Highly recommended!

My tour was fantastic. Our guide (whose name I forget but she was great!) provided detailed explanations of each aspect of both the Acropolis itself and the Acropolis Museum. I had considered visiting the Acropolis by myself but I’m so glad I booked this tour. I would absolutely recommend to any of my friends, and in fact I already have.

We enjoyed our tour so much! Eva was wonderful and so knowledgeable. We would recommend this to anyone who is interested in taking a guided tour.

Our tour guide was excellent, highly recommend a private tour to get a more tailored experience.

Brilliant tour with excellent guide! Highly recommend!