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National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) Tours

National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos)
With nearly 40 acres of well-kept gardens, sky-high forests and ancient ruins the National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) offers travelers a natural escape unlike any other. Commissioned by Queen Amalia in 1838, this unique destination is home to more than 500 species of plants and animals and a vast landscape dotted with the busts of Greek poets, gods and political figures.

Travelers can wander the grounds, which offer a scenic escape from the chaos of Athens, and sip hot coffees at the small outdoor café after combing through the Botanical Museum or the garden’s small zoo. Close proximity to the Olympic stadium makes it a perfect stop for those on a tour of Athen's most famous historical sites.

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The National Gardens of Athens is located behind the Greek Parliament building. It is open from sunrise to sunset daily and is accessible from three different entrances.
Address: Amalias 1, Athens, Greece
Hours: Sunrise to sunset daily
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly paths and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, and the Keramikos Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.10
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$44.10
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Athens Electric Bike Tour

Athens Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Athens’ busy streets and steep hills by whizzing around the sights on an easy-to-ride electric bike. Glide effortlessly around the hilltop ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, pedal around the atmospheric Old Town of Plaka, and explore lively Monastiraki. Hop off along the way to see the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and the National Gardens of Athens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.78
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$56.78
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Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

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View the highlights of Athens with ease on this 2-hour Segway tour, with a local guide. Save your legs from walking and ride a fun, self-balancing, electric Segway around some of Athens’ top city sights as your guide recounts their history. See the Old Parliament House, Hadrian’s Arch and other landmarks; and admire the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games. Choose from three departure times to suit your schedule and enjoy a personalized experience on a small-group tour that's limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.28
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$71.28
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Best of Athens City Segway Tour

Best of Athens City Segway Tour

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Enjoy a sightseeing adventure in Athens on the world’s most intuitive electric vehicle. After a quick training session, strap on a helmet—it’s included in the tour price—and cruise to must-see sites like the Acropolis, the Ancient Angora, Panathinaikon stadium, and Mars Hill. Cover more ground than you could on two feet and stop by hidden corners of the city that you won’t read about in a guidebook.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.69
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$102.69
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historic heart of Athens to see Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building, and the ancient ruins tucked around the slopes of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Check out fascinating archaeological exhibits in Syntagma Square and admire awesome views of the Parthenon as you view the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other sights. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this walking tour of Athens will delight history buffs. Please note admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.37
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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Hop on a bike for this fun and fascinating 2-wheeled tour around Athens, capped off by an unforgettable sunset. Follow a friendly tour leader to most of the capital’s major sights and panoramic viewpoints. Cover much more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility to stop often and soak up scenes of daily life along the way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.10
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$44.10
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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

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See ancient Greece's most impressive sights on this Athens walking tour. Get an up-close look at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the presidential guards who protect it. Explore the National Garden and wander the timeworn streets of Plaka. Then, cap your tour at the Acropolis of Athens, the Greek capital’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed showstopper, where the Parthenon and other classical ruins await.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.12
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$47.12
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Ancient Athens for Kids 4-Hour Private Walking Tour

Ancient Athens for Kids 4-Hour Private Walking Tour

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See many of Athens’ highlight ancient landmarks, and keep kids entertained as you go, on this family-friendly, half-day walking tour. With just your guide for company, set off in the morning from the Acropolis Metro station. Admire views of the Acropolis, see Hadrian’s Gate, take in the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and much more; the tour also includes a stop for refreshments at a local café. As you go, your guide will share stories, games, and other activities designed to appeal to younger visitors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.98
Price varies by group size
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$144.98
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Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Hop on an e-bike for a leisurely morning cycle through the historical center of Athens. With the bike’s electric motor, you’ll save your energy for sightseeing on a route that takes in landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Athens Acropolis, National Garden, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Ample photo stops are included through the tour, and you’ll also get a break for a coffee or ice cream, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.37
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$54.37
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Athens Sights and Food eBike Tour

Athens Sights and Food eBike Tour

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Explore the best of Athens with very little effort on this electric bike tour. With a local guide, set off by electric-powered bike to discover the Greek capital’s ancient and modern highlights. Cruise by the Greek Parliament on Syntagma Square, see the Panathenaic Stadium, and explore historical Plaka and the ancient ruins beneath the Acropolis. Travel much of the way along traffic-free streets, stop to sample tasty Athenian delicacies, and hear about the sights from your informative guide, via the provided headsets. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.92
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$79.92

Acropolis Athens Classic eBike Tour

Acropolis Athens Classic eBike Tour

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Discover the top sights of Athens with ease on an electric bike tour, led by a local guide. Hop on your electric-powered bike, and make light work of Athens’ attractions following a route that’s mostly traffic-free. Ride around the Acropolis rock and ancient agora, delve into historical Plaka, see the Bath House of the Winds, and more. Stop to savor a traditional Greek coffee, and learn about the sights via the crystal-clear headset commentary from your guide. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.33
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$55.33

Olympic Games Small-Group Workout and Race in Athens

Olympic Games Small-Group Workout and Race in Athens

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Claim your own moment of Olympic glory during this 2-hour workout session and competition held inside the Panathenaic Stadium. Learn details about how athletes of the past trained, and revisit the events that led to the first ‘modern’ Olympics in 1896. Cap off the trip with a training session in a historic gym and a race held on the main stadium’s hallowed track.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.41
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A Segway Journey: Athens Tour From The Ancient Past To The Present

A Segway Journey: Athens Tour From The Ancient Past To The Present

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Experience the city of Athens in a different and fun way: go by Segway. Beat the traffic and take a break from walking as you explore many incredible highlights gliding through the city. Your guide will take you on a journey to discover a city rich in history, mythical stories, philosophy, art, and drama. See the New Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Library and many more spots. With less time spent walking, you’ll have more time to visit incredible places in just half a day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.58
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$65.58

Highlights and Hidden Gems in Athens Walking Tour

Highlights and Hidden Gems in Athens Walking Tour

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Perfect for travelers seeking an alternative sightseeing experience, this Athens sightseeing tour reveals the city’s highlights and hidden gems. Alongside your guide, you’ll stroll down secluded alleys and over ancient roads and tick off top Athens attractions including the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Uncover the best souvenir shops and local haunts, and sample a traditional Greek sweet in a café. On this small-group tour, limited to 12 people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.33
Price varies by group size
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$48.33
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Athens City by Night Segway Tour

Athens City by Night Segway Tour

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Discover the magic of Athens at night on this Segway tour. After a brief training session, you’ll hit the streets, cruising through Plaka and the Zappion gardens. See monuments like Parliament and the Parthenon lit up at night. This tour includes helmets, reflective vests for safety, and the services of an experienced guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.53
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Highlights of Athens: Private eBike tour with a local

Highlights of Athens: Private eBike tour with a local

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Fasten your helmets; we're going on an adventure! Join my team of locals and me for a unique ride through the historic center of Athens. On a fun, private ride on our eBikes, we will see the main highlights of Athens in the most relaxing way. To ride an eBike is an enjoyable experience. It gives us time to explore the city without too much effort and offers us the opportunity to go uphill without having to catch our breath once we arrived at the top.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.38
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$82.38
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Private Athens Electric Bike Half Day Tour

Private Athens Electric Bike Half Day Tour

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Visit your pick of Athens’ most famous historic sites, and get around quickly with a local leading the way on this private, 3-hour guided e-bike tour. Cycle with ease around the ancient sites of the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, letting the bike’s electric motor do the leg work. There’s flexibility to tailor the tour to suit your group - from impromptu coffee stops, to setting alternate routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.91
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$74.91
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Private Tour: Olympic Games Workout in Athens

Private Tour: Olympic Games Workout in Athens

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Athens is the original home of the Olympic Games and this private 2-hour tour is the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience for budding athletes. Discover the history of the games as you visit the famous Panathenaic Stadium; try out classic Olympic Games such as the javelin throw, shot put, and long jump; and even take part in a friendly race along the actual Olympic track.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$322.58
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$322.58
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Covid-19 Regulated Private Tour in Athens

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Covid-19 Regulated Private Tour in Athens

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Athens is known for both its ancient sites and its modern masterpieces. Explore the best of Athens on a private day tour. You’ll save time researching highlights by having a guide to shortlist and take you to the best bits. Your day will be enhanced with commentary along the way. Interesting attractions you’ll pass include Monastiraki Square, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, the Temple of Zeus, and Zappeion Hall.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.24
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$94.24
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Athens Photographer (PRO)

Athens Photographer (PRO)

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The Ultimate Souvenir. Whether you are jet setter, a one day visitor, or an alley wanderer, Athens is full of pleasant surprises. It is so exciting since you are already visiting the capital of Greece, to cherish everything: the locals, cultural heritage, natural beauty, and poetic language. The best way to capture these moments is by booking an Athens Photo Tour. I am glad that you are with me for this journey.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.69
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$78.69

Athens Classic Tour - A 3,000 Years History City Alternative Presented

Athens Classic Tour - A 3,000 Years History City Alternative Presented

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TRIP DETAILS We discover the hidden corners of the city and ancient Athens by cycling in places such as the Hill of Pnyx, the old Observatory and the Monument of Philopappos, the prison of Socrates, the Roman Agora, Koile, Aristotle’s School and Hadrian’s Library. We admire the incomparable view of the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis from Arditos Hill, the Parthenon and the port of Piraeus from Philopappos Hill, the Ancient Agora and the whole of Athens from Areopagus Hill. We cross the oasis of the National Garden and the Zappeion, Plaka and the traditional district of Anafiotika. We also experience the contrasts of the modern city: designer storefronts and shops with second hand goods, trendy restaurants and quaint cafés. And after tasting traditional souvlaki, we complete our cycling in the shadow of the Acropolis.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.63
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$67.63

Full Day Athens City Tour with Acropolis & Cape Sounion Including Lunch

Full Day Athens City Tour with Acropolis & Cape Sounion Including Lunch

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Experience the very best of Athens on a full-day group tour. All-inclusive transportation from your hotel enables you to cover a huge area of the city without getting breaking a sweat. The itinerary takes you to the city's most noteworthy attractions, including the Acropolis, Athens Trilogy, and St. Paul's Church. After lunch in the popular Plaka neighborhood, take a break from the hustle and bustle with a visit to the Temple of Poseidon.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$163.10
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$163.10
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Best of Athens and National Archaeological Museum Private Tour

Best of Athens and National Archaeological Museum Private Tour

Combine one of the Greatest Museums with the tour of Athens. Visit the Panathinaic Stadium where the first Modern Olympic games took place. The Zappeion and the Syntagma Square, the complex of the Academy of Athens, tha National Library and the University. Finally we will visit the National Archaeological Museum one of the must see spots in Athens. It houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. You will see the musk of Agamemnon, the infamous statue epicted either Zeus holding the thunderbolt or Poseidon carrying his trident. The Thera Room draws the attention of visitors mainly through the celebrated wall paintings, the “Spring Fresco” with the sparrows and the lilies, the “Boxing Children Fresco” and the “Antelope Fresco”. The museum is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$313.44
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$313.44
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Athens Sightseeing Private Tour with Acropolis

Athens Sightseeing Private Tour with Acropolis

The best of Athens including a unique Acropolis tour! The unique Acropolis with all its monuments with a city tour to the modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. Have an expert licensed guide to wlk you throught the history of the city. Take your luxurious mini van and visit the top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Also visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Athenian Trilogy! Stop at the Syntagma Square and watch the changing of guards and the Zappeion! Learn about ancient Athens Explore the Acropolis of Athens and see the world-famous Parthenon temple!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$306.88
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$306.88
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What are National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) hours of operation?
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National Gardens of Athens (Ethnikos Kipos) hours of operation: Sunrise to sunset daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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