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Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

1. Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide early in the morning and start your tour of the Acropolis before the heat of the day sets in. Admire the Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis as you make your way up the hill to view the ancient structures located there. Tour the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa as your guide shares the fascinating history of this ancient site.  Next, head downhill in the direction of Plaka, admiring views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk. Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka with your guide as you discover secrets unknown even to the locals. Enjoy the tranquility of this village within a city as you explore the many narrow passages and discover hidden gems. See the Bathhouse of the Winds, the Roman Forum, the Fethiye Mosque Museum, and Hadrian's Library as you head towards Monastiraki Square where your tour comes to an end.

From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

2. From Cruise Port: The Acropolis & Athens Highlights Tour

Whether it's your first time to Athens and the Acropolis or one of many, this ingenious structure will never cease to take your breath away. But Athens is not just the Acropolis, it is a thriving modern metropolis with much to explore. Start the day at the Syntagma metro station, where you will enjoy a brief visit to the metro Museum and its fascinating archaeological artifacts from daily life in ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. Continue on to the National Gardens and pass the neoclassical architectural design of Zappeion Hall. From this vantage point, you can see the remaining colossal columns of the Temple of Zeus, as well as Hadrian’s Arch. The tour then continues to the Acropolis, entering from the southern slope to avoid the crowds, and the great Dionysus Theatre, the most significant theatre of its kind in Europe. Ascend the Sacred Hill of the Acropolis, stopping along the way at the great monuments, including the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient Agora. Enjoy some free time to explore the Acropolis and Plaka before you begin to make your way back to Athens.

Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

3. Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

Discover the must-see sights of Athens at the best time of day on an afternoon bike tour of the historic monuments. Avail of the breathtaking views of the ancient city as you cycle to landmark monuments, starting at the National Gardens, followed by the Panathenaic Stadium and Presidential Mansion. Get off your bike to take short walks to different locations, and journey through the history of Ancient Greece at monuments such as the Roman Agora. Admire the columns of the Zappeion exhibition hall, and cycle through the charming Plaka district at dusk. Make your way to Kerameikos just north of the Acropolis and explore the hip district of Thisseio.

Athens: City Highlights Electric Bike Tour

4. 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.

From Cruise Port: Athens City, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

5. From Cruise Port: Athens City, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

This is an ideal combo tour to see the city center sights in just a few hours. At the Acropolis of Athens, you’ll explore the graceful and enduring Parthenon which is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Then, you’ll dive deeper into its worldly significance at the Acropolis Museum where marble masterpieces from the Acropolis tell a compelling story on their own.  The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards. Next, your guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you will walk towards the Acropolis through the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou. Then you'll benefit from skip-the-line entry into the Acropolis, encountering many monuments as you go through and enjoying panoramic views of the city, perfect for photos.  Afterwards you'll have the chance to get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum. Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach. Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout.

Athens: Full-Day Private Tour by Limo-Minivan

6. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour by Limo-Minivan

Start your tour at the Acropolis hill, where you can see the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena, Nike, and Propylaea, and glimpse the famous Parthenon. From the top of Acropolis hill, marvel at the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Areopagus. Move on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. See the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic games of the modern era were held in 1896. Witness the Evzones changing of the guards at the Presidential Palace. Visit the Athens Trilogy of Culture: the National Library of Greece, the Athens University, and the Academy, and see the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Houses of Parliament, Constitution Square, and enjoy a panorama of the city from Lycabettus hill. Drive through modern Athens and stop at Hermou street, the old city Plaka and Flea Market for traditional Greek delicacies, and grab something to drink. If time permits, visit some additional sites such as Hefestus Temple, Kerameikos, Greek & Roman Agora, and Socrates Prison. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the New Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum to complete your experience.

Athens: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

7. Athens: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Athens at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like ancient Agora, Hadrian Library, and Areopagus (Mars Hill) and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

From Athens: Eleusis & Sanctuary of Demeter Private Day Trip

8. From Athens: Eleusis & Sanctuary of Demeter Private Day Trip

The tour begins at Athens' Acropolis. From here, enjoy a private car transfer to Eleusis. Upon arrival in Eleusis, your private guide will greet you with a map on how to explore the ancient site on foot or by trolley. Explore the archaeological site and take in the atmosphere of antiquity. Next, visit the Temple of Demeter and Kore, which is considered to be one of the oldest monuments on earth. Your guide will lead you to an underground section where you will see a stone slab with carvings that dates back to before 700 BC. Walk out into the cella (the central, circular part) and take in the important elements of the ancient temple. Finally, walk to your vehicle for your journey back to Athens.

Athens: Ancient Agora Self-Guided Virtual Tour

9. Athens: Ancient Agora Self-Guided Virtual Tour

Experience the Ancient Agora from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour. Travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch. Discover the historical facts and the unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views. Gain valuable insights into the treasures of the Ancient Agora and immerse yourself in the surroundings and exhibits in an entirely innovative way.

Athens: Private Full-Day Historic Tour

10. Athens: Private Full-Day Historic Tour

This mesmerizing, private tour offers a seamless way to visit the city’s most in-demand landmarks. In the company of your guide, venture to the world-famous Acropolis, and learn more about the site at the Acropolis Museum. Then, travel in a comfortable vehicle to other city highlights, from Temple of Zeus and Agora to the Roman forum and Ancient cemetery and Lisium of Aristotle and the Library of hendrion. The tour ends when you return directly to your accommodation after 8 hours. See Athens’ major highlights in the space of a single tour A private tour gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Ancient Agora of Athens

Angela was great! Very engaging, good storytelling, she was super attentive to all the group. We didn’t see the time pass even with the hot time. Worth every penny. the space is big so a guide help to organize the visit and know the history behind what you see.

Our guide was so passionate and knowledgeable! The walk was well paced and the sound system was excellent. I would not see the Acropolis without a guided tour!!!

The tour was fantastic. Kostas was extendly friendly, knowledgeable and open to all questions etc. He made our tour trip all the better!!!

We highly recommend doing it as early in the day as possible due to heat. There are bathrooms and freshwater at the top of the acropolis.

Mornings are the best time to go - cooler temps and less crowded! Wonderful guide!