A journey back in ancient Athens
Visit of the Acropolis of Athens, one of the most recognizable monuments of the world. On top of the hill we will see the architectural masterpieces of the 5th century BC. We will walk through the Propylaea, the ancient monumental entrance of the sanctuary and see the Temple of Nike. We will stand in front of the Parthenon, the symbol of the city of Athens and see the Erectheion with it's famous Karyatides. We'll have a view of the whole city and the monuments around the hill of Acropolis. Walking down we will see and walk on Mars Hill the place where Apostle Paul delivered his famous speech. We'll then walk through the Ancient Greek Agora, once the heart of the city. We will see the best preserved ancient Greek temple of Hephaestus and the political center of the ancient city. The end of the tour will find us in Plaka where you can get a feeling of the old city of Athens.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel cruise terminal or anywhere in Athens.
The tour can be organized as a shore excursion tour upon request, starting and ending at the port.
End location: Hotel or Plaka area. Lot's of suggestions if you want to explore Athens on your own, after our tour.
Duration: 4 hours
We can make the tour in the morning all year around. From April to October the tour can be made in the afternoon to avoid the crowds, if you don't mind the high temperatures (June to September)
Walk or transfer from the meeting point to the Acropolis area and back. Walking the rest of the day. Please note: The Acropolis tour includes a considerable amount of uphill walking and numerous steps.
A 4 hour private guided tour at the historical center of Athens.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - Drinks or snacks during the tour.
Acropolis entrance fee: 20,00 euros
Ancient Agora entrance fee: 8,00 euros
For persons under 18 years of age free admission.
Coffee, drinks or snacks during the tour.
Transportation can be arranged upon request at an extra cost.
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We had an absolutely wonderful guided tour of the Acropolis and surrounding area with Ioanna. I admit she was the first tour guide we have ever hired in our many years of traveling. It was better than I ever imagined. Without her our visit would have been devoid of facts and stories which brought each rock and ruin to life. She blended the details of the areas history, mythology, politics, religion, geology, and culture together to provide us knowledge and feeling - need I say more? Thanks!