- 5-hour comprehensive tour of Athens
- Guided tour of the Acropolis
- Visit the ancient Agora to see where Plato and Socrates taught
- See other landmarks like the Zappeion Hall, the National Gardens and the Metro Museum
- Engaging narrative from your guide
- Walking tour lets you get up close to historical monuments
Departure & Return
Departure Point: Syntagma Metro Station Departure Time: Jun 1 to Sep 30 at 08:30 am - Oct 1 to Dec 31 and from Jan 1 to May 31 at 09:30 Directions: The meeting point is inside the Syntagma Metro Station, next to the ticket validating machines, beneath the hanging clock.
What To Expect
Move on to the House of the Greek Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, where you will witness the changing of the guards. See native Greek flora at the National Gardens, then to the photo-worthy neoclassical architecture of Zappeion Hall. Stand below the looming surviving columns of Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Zeus, which stand in front of the hall.
Follow your guide through the Acropolis' south slope entrance, which is less crowded and will get you in quickly to see the Dionysus Theater and the Dionysus sanctuary. Stop for a snack and some refreshments at the Acropolis canteen (own expense) before your tour. Explore all of the Acropolis' famous monuments, such as Pnyx Hill, Mars Hill, Philopappos, the Observatory, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Agrippa Monument, Nike Temple, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon. As you walk, snap photos and listen to your guide's engaging commentary. After your guided tour, feel free to explore independently and take photos.
Head down to the Ancient Agora, once the community center of ancient Athenian life, and the location of lectures by the famous philosophers Socrates and Plato. Visit the Hephaestus Temple (the best preserved Greek Temple from the 5th century BC), the CHurch of the 12 Apostles, the Temple of Apollo Patroos, the Stoa of Zeus and the Altar of Zeus.
At the Attalos Museum, see artifacts like ancient Greek identification cards and the original weights and measures used by the Market inspectors.
End your tour at the ancient Agora at 3pm.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BABY STROLLERS: Please have in mind that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Please make sure you have with you or purchase during our refreshment stop before the Acropolis visit a snack and drink as the tour schedule does not include time for a leisure lunch.
- ENTRANCE FEES (TICKETS) TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES VISITED ARE NOT INCLUDED and are to be payed in cash on the spot
- A valid ID or Passport is required for verification of age and nationality at the sites for youths under 25 years of age or any person entitled to a reduced entrance fee
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
- OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms