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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: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

2. 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.

Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

3. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Set off toward your first stop, the traditional meat and fish markets to see local Athenians buying fresh supplies. Then pass by Omonoia square and visit three wonderful neoclassical buildings, the Library, the University, and the Academy. Pass by the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time at Syntagma square to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones. Next, visit the Presidential Mansion and head towards the stunning Panathenaic Stadium. You will ride to the temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion Hall, and then towards Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Areopagus Hill to experience the city from above. Ride around Acropolis to Plaka, Anafiotika, the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and the lively streets of Psyrri. Riding back to the finishing point you will pass the Athens triangle, a fun local hang out for Athenians. Your tour will end with a special treat back at the local partner's office. By the end of this tour, you will surely be in love with Athens.

Athens: Private Sightseeing Guided Tour with Transportation

4. 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.

Athens: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

5. 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.

Athens: Private Full-Day City Tour with Popular Museums

6. Athens: Private Full-Day City Tour with Popular Museums

Begin your tour early in the morning with a visit to the Acropolis of Athens. Located in the middle of modern Athens, the "sacred rock" proudly displays a set of marble monuments that express their outstanding universal value. Walk uphill through the Propylaea grand marble entrance, as you contemplate the hills of Philoppapus, Pnyx, and Mars. Discover the astonishing construction of the Parthenon, the most splendid temple ever built by the Greeks and dedicated to the goddess Athena. Admire the Erechtheion with its renowned Caryatids and the view of the temple of Athena Nike, before gazing at the infinite modern city from the hilltop, stretching between low mountains and the Aegean Sea. Explore all sides for panoramic views of the old town and its picturesque neoclassical buildings, as well as the ancient theater of Dionysus, the Roman temple of Zeus, and the world-famous Herodeion Theater. Continue on to the spectacular Acropolis Museum, the most modern museum of Athens. Made of concrete, steel and glass, it houses a wide collection of original sculptures from the Acropolis and its slopes, where the glass floor reveals to visitors the ruins of ancient buildings underneath. As lunchtime approaches, you can choose to dine in the museum’s restaurant or the museum district, near Plaka. In the picturesque district of Monastiraki, encounter the second-most-significant historical site of Athens, the Agora. Once a vivid and bustling marketplace, the Agora was for many centuries the heart of Athens, filled with stores, administrative buildings, public monuments, and temples. Stroll around the ruins of public monuments, the ancient parliament, and store stoas that once embellished the area. Find out more about philosophers such as Socrates, Athenian politics, and the society of Greek antiquity, and admire the temple of Hephaestus - the best preserved classical temple of Greece which offers panoramic views of all of Agora. Towards the latter stage of your tour, visit the local museum’s collection, which features ancient drachma coins, measurement weights, voting ballots, and high-quality pottery, among many other interesting exhibits. Finally, visit the National Archaeological Museum, which is the largest archaeological museum in Greece. Its collections represent the whole range of Greek history and art, from Prehistory to Late Antiquity and from Greek to Roman times.

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4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Highly recommend. This was an excellent tour to kick off our time in Athens. Really well presented and thoughtful, our guide (unfortunately I did not make note of his name) gave us a great history lesson on the Acropolis and the surrounding areas in excellent English. He is an interesting storyteller and is very knowledgeable, taking us through the many centuries of this amazing site in an engaging way. This tour starts early but is totally worth it, it gets very very crowded towards midday and the sun is very punishing if you are going in the summer or in September, like we did. Don’t forget to check out the Acropolis Museum where many of the original artifacts from the site are preserved. Wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen and bring water when visiting during hot months, the heat is real and there is no way to buy water at the site.

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!

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Gave the group time for rests and was interactive with everyone. Nice to get the history behind the Acropolis.

Our tour guide, Christina, was very knowledgeable and amazing! We loved every aspect of it. We covered everything as was outlined in the booking guide.

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