Athens City Highlights

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Tour Number

Activity Level

385994


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Greek (fluent), German (advanced), French (advanced), English (fluent)

Discover the highlights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora & Plaka


Explore the best the city of Athens has to offer with this unique walk that comprises the main archaeological sites of Athens, the Acropolis and the Ancient Greek Agora, plus the picturesque old town of Plaka and the Roman ruins.

From the Acropolis Temples and Theatres to the ruins of the ancient City Centre and from the bustling Athens Flea Market in Monastiraki to the impressive Roman Tower of the Winds and the Library of Emperor Hadrian, discover the gems of Athens in a concise 6-hour tour that will introduce you to the city's rich history and culture.

Visit the masterpieces of Ancient Athens, while letting yourselves be surprised with the hidden monuments scattered everywhere in the city and the lively neighborhoods and streets that buzz under the warm Mediterranean sun.

Please note that the itinerary and the duration of the tour can be flexible and include some other sites or the New Acropolis Museum within the 6 hours of the walk.

Itinerary

The tour concentrates on the most important archaeological sites of the city, the Acropolis and the Ancient Greek Agora, followed by a walk in the old Town of Plaka and the area of Monastiraki, where we can view the Roman ruins.

The visit at the sacred Acropolis Rock will focus on the Acropolis Temples and monuments (the Parthenon, the Erechteion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, etc. ) and the Theatres on the southern slope of the Acropolis.

Next, in the Ancient Greek Agora, the ancient city centre of Athens, guests will view the Temple of Hephaestus, the ruins of the Agrippa Odeon and the rebuilt Attalos Stoa, which its splendid Museum collection.

The tour will continue in the charming old Town of Plaka, with its colourful streets and lovely cafés, before we head to the busy Monastiraki Square, where we can mingle with locals in the Flea Market and view the glorious remains of Roman Athens, with stops at the Roman Forum and Hadrian's Library.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Entrance of the Acropolis Metro Station (Makrygianni street), OR the entrance of the Monastiraki Metro Station (Moanstiraki Square), OR your hotel lobby, in case your hotel is located in the city centre of Athens.

End location: Entrance of the Acropolis Metro Station (Makrygianni street), OR the entrance of the Monastiraki Metro Station (Moanstiraki Square), OR your hotel lobby, in case your hotel is located in the city centre of Athens.

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Walking sightseeing tour

What’s Included

My services as your private tour guide, licensed by the Greek Ministry of Tourism.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

28 Euros - €20 for the Acropolis (free entrance for visitors under the age of 18), €8 for the Ancient Greek Agora (free entrance for visitors under the age of 18)

What’s Extra

-Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites
-Foods, Coffee or beverages
-Any personal purchases or souvenirs

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide, but I can arrange transportation upon request.

A Recent Review of this tour

The day spent with Panos was the highlight of our trip to Greece! We had unusual requests, in that we didn't want him to take us to museums and sites from antiquity; instead, we asked him to prepare a 6-hour walking tour to show us sites connected to the years since Greek independence in 1830, with a focus on contemporary issues. He did precisely that, and more. He is a good speaker (with fluent English, of course), a good listener, and a perfect tour guide. Highly, highly recommended!
Dan Gordon

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