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Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

1. Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

Discover the cradle of civilization, birthplace of democracy, and home of philosophy on a private half-day tour of Athens. You will experience some of the greatest monuments ever built, with visits to all the major attractions, from the site of the first modern Olympics, to the former Royal Palace. The 4.5-hour tour takes in the Panathenaic Stadium, the only marble stadium in the world. Built over the ruins of the ancient Roman stadium of Athens, it was where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Continue to the famous Arch of Emperor Hadrian, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated to the King of the Olympian Gods, and the largest temple of the ancient world. Go to the Acropolis, considered a work of architectural perfection. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater ever built in the world. You will also see the Odeon of Herod the Atticus, and go to the Hill of Pnyx, visit the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Nike, the Erechthion, and the New Acropolis Museum. Take in some wonderful panoramic city views from Lycabettus Hill, and visit the Parliament buildings to see the changing of the Royal Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Continue to Omonia Square and the open-air flea market in the lively Plaka neighborhood. Finally, see the 19th-Century Anglican church of St. Paul, the former Royal Palace, the Numismatic Museum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Library, and the Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, and Museum of Cycladic Art.

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

2. Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

After meeting with your local guide outside Panepistimio Metro Station, begin your journey with the famous Trilogy of Athens, a work of the great architect, Theofilus Hansen. Admire stunning statues from famous 19th-century sculptors. While marveling at these miracles of architecture, take the opportunity to talk about two of the most famous philosophers of antiquity, Socrates and Plato. Discuss the god Apollo and goddess Athena, two gods totally different from one another but sharing many more commonalities than one may think. Afterwards, head to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens to discover the live of Epicurus and his philosophical school, known as the Garden. Walk down the most commercial street in Athens, Ermou Street, named after the god and merchant, Hermes. Take a chance to admire an 11th-century temple known as Kapnikarea and hear about Aristotle and his Lyceum philosophical school. Take a pitstop to enjoy a greek coffee at a cozy cafe in the Thissio area, taking advantage of the location to chat about Pre-Socratic philosophers. Next to the Ancient Agora, discover the place where Stoic philosophy was born in the Poikile Stoa. The next stop will be the Plaka area and Anafiotika, on the foot of the Acropolis with Cinic philosophers close by. While admiring the famous Tower of Winds, learn everything there is about Aiolos, the keeper of the winds. The tour will conclude on the Areopagus Hill with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and some more myths about the Olympian gods.

Athens: Greek Food Discovery Small Group Walking Tour

3. Athens: Greek Food Discovery Small Group Walking Tour

Your culinary journey of Athens will take you to carefully selected specialty food shops, where you’ll taste some of the finest olive oil, cheese, and honey available in the city, as well as local delicacies such as pastourma cured meat. On this 3.5-hour guided food tour you’ll stroll through traditional Athens neighborhoods and visit some wonderful pastry shops that serve tempting Greek sweets. You’ll be immersed in the fragrances and colors of local spices, the secret behind renowned Greek dishes, and aromas of Greek coffee as well. The irresistible smell of freshly baked delicacies will lead you into one of the oldest traditional bakeries in Athens. Continue through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the picturesque fish, meat, and vegetable market. Last but not least, you’ll stop for a taste of the celebrated Greek souvlaki!

Athens: Evening Food Tasting Tour with Guide

4. Athens: Evening Food Tasting Tour with Guide

Experience a 3-hour Athenian Tasting Tour while reminiscing about old Athens in the lovely half- light of the shimmering sky. Starting from the historic district beneath the great Acropolis, you will enjoy a leisurely stroll through the city's oldest neighbourhoods, Plaka and Anafiotika. Small cafes, and family-run bakeries line the streets, where you may enjoy some of Greece's most popular culinary delights. The famous creamy Greek yoghurt will be your first tasting, followed by a variety of natural olive oils, cheeses, and cured meats. You will also have the option to sample a strong brew of Greek coffee or, if you prefer, a cold drink of handmade lemonade during this delectable tasting tour. Before your guide introduces you to a Greek variety of small appetisers washed down with a shot of Raki (also known as Tsipouro), try a tasty Koulouri (bagel) and Bougatsa (sweet/savoury pastry), both freshly baked and typically eaten as a breakfast snack. After a stop for some delicious dessert, you'll finish off this enjoyable evening at one of the best rooftop pubs in the area. Relax while taking in spectacular views of the Acropolis and sipping a shot of one of Greece's traditional alcoholic beverages.

Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

5. Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

Discover the must-see sights of Athens at the best time of day on an afternoon bike tour of the historic monuments. Avail of the breathtaking views of the ancient city as you cycle to landmark monuments, starting at the National Gardens, followed by the Panathenaic Stadium and Presidential Mansion. Get off your bike to take short walks to different locations, and journey through the history of Ancient Greece at monuments such as the Roman Agora. Admire the columns of the Zappeion exhibition hall, and cycle through the charming Plaka district at dusk. Make your way to Kerameikos just north of the Acropolis and explore the hip district of Thisseio.

Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour and Old Town Food Tasting

6. Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour and Old Town Food Tasting

This guided tour gets off to a sweet start with a sampling of some Greek yogurt with fruit syrup – a perfect introduction to the Athenians' culinary habits. Next, enter the Acropolis from the south slope to explore the Dionysus Sanctuary, the Asklepieion, and the Dionysus Theater, all located at the foot of the majestic rock. Keep exploring while your experienced guide tells the stories of all the significant monuments surrounding the Acropolis. Take panoramic photos of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the National Observatory of Athens, and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx. Enjoy scenic views of the city from the summit of the sacred hill. Then, one by one, visit and learn about the famous buildings of the Acropolis: the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, and the Nike Temple. Visit Mars Hill or “Areopagus” as it is called in Greek and learn about the historical, mythological, and religious importance of the location. Next venture into the Neighborhood of the Gods – the nickname given to the Plaka and Anafiotika areas. Explore the hidden corners and stroll between the whitewashed cubic houses decorated in the Cycladic style with brightly painted shutters. Learn the secrets of historic buildings and photograph old chapels and monuments such as the Ancient Agora, the Roman Forum, and the Tower of the Winds. The tour ends in the lively Monastiraki Square, located in the heart of Athens, where the guide will point out Hadrian’s Library, the Tzistarakis Mosque, and the flea market. Here, try some local delicacies and savor the tastes of Greek cuisine.

Athens: Plaka Self-guided Exploration Quiz Game & Shopping

7. Athens: Plaka Self-guided Exploration Quiz Game & Shopping

Discover the most picturesque neighborhood of the city, Plaka, and immerse yourself in 19th-century Athens. The Athenian Cat will become your guide around this island-like neighborhood that has survived in the city’s historical center. Take a walk around the maze of ‘Anafiotika’, discover the unique view to the city in between narrow streets and enjoy your coffee at the cinematic stairway of Plaka, surrounded by Bougainvilleas. Take a journey in time along with sounds and images from timeless artistic hangouts and legendary Greek filming locations. You will also enjoy the super Instagrammable urban spots of Athens, where you can take funny selfies! While you explore Plaka Neighborhood, you can discover hidden local craftsmen and souvenir shops where you can redeem the gems you have earned during your self-guided tour. You can win discount vouchers at the coolest Greek design concept stores, where you can find unique local creations to take back home with you.

Athens: Acropolis, Hidden Gems and Plaka Guided Tour

8. Athens: Acropolis, Hidden Gems and Plaka Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide, who is also an archaeologist, then start your combination tour of Athens. Enter from the south slope of the Acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments. Along the way, listen as your guide shares insight into the citadel’s ruins and excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts. Continue with a leisurely paced stroll through the streets of Plaka, the old town of Athens. In this sprawling, historical neighborhood, you’ll follow along a maze of cobbled streets lined with examples of Neoclassical architecture, Byzantine churches, and busy shops. On the northernmost streets of Plaka is the area known as Anafiotika, an idyllic cluster of whitewashed houses that are reminiscent of buildings in the Greek islands. In the 19th century, homesick workers from the Cyclades built the houses and painted them bright white to remind themselves of Anafi. While listening to some stories about the area and its history from your guide, you’ll walk to the Rock of Ares, which is just a bit farther up the slopes of the Acropolis on Mars Hill. The colossal rock marks the site of the supreme court of ancient Athens. Kings from centuries ago are buried in tombs surrounding it. Continue to Philopappou Hill, passing the prison where the Greek philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death on controversial charges. You’ll also stop at the top of Philopappou Hill to enjoy breathtaking views over Athens. Sit down with a glass of white wine and enjoy a picnic of various Greek delicacies.

Athens: Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

9. Athens: Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

Meet your guide in the afternoon/evening at Syntagma Square to experience the ancient part of Athens with a 4 to 5-hour small-group walking tour. You'll start by watching the famous “change of guards”, which takes place every hour in front of the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. From there, pass by small cafes, pubs, and restaurants which are full of life and energy and will elate you with their unique colors and traditional architecture. You can also admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and the Acropolis, as you hear the sound of the Laterna, a traditional railing music box, being played by local musicians. Continue into the picturesque narrow alleys of the oldest neighborhood of Athens, the famous Anafiotika, which brings a Cycladic Islands’ essence to the heart of the city. While strolling around, you will see the Ancient Greek and Roman Forum, as well as the famous and well-preserved Stoa of Attalos. Your tour host will give you all the details about ancient and modern history, before your final stop to a traditional Greek taverna for dinner and a tasting of some delicious local cuisine.

Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

10. Athens Heart Walking Private Tour

Your path will initially take you in front of the new Acropolis Museum and continue towards the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a stone theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis. Afterwards, enjoy one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the world, with the entire city of Athens at your feet and the Temple of Athena above you. Continue your walk entering the most folkloristic neighborhood in Athens, the Anafiotika, which is situated just downhill from the Acropolis of Athens, a symbol of architectural perfection and knowledge throughout the last 25 centuries. The Ancient Roman Agora will be your next stop, allowing you to admire the Tower of Winds and continue heading towards the famous Monastiraki District with its flea market . A brief 30 minute break will follow, offering you the pleasure of tasting a traditional Greek coffee, some tea or another beverage of your liking and then admire the Metropolitan Cathedral of the city. Walking by the famous Ermou Street, the most important commercial road in Athens, which takes its name by the Greek God Hermes (in Greek Ermis), protector of commerce. Arrive at the central and most famous square of Athens, Syntagma Square, where, in front of the Hellenic Parliament, you will witness one of the oldest traditions in Greece, the Changing of the Presidential Guard. Passing through the underground archeological exhibition at the Syntagma metro station will take you to the National Garden, where you will be able to relax with your family and enjoy feeding the animals on display. After passing in front of the Presidential Palace, continue to the Panathenaic Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron), the biggest stadium in the world constructed exclusively by marble. Then visit the beautiful Zappeion Megaron and afterwards admire the biggest temple in ancient Greece, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Finally, head towards the Acropolis metro station, where your tour will be concluded.

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What people are saying about Anafiotika

The tour with Dimitris was wonderful! Whenever we think back to our time in Athens, we always think back to this tour. Since most people tend to book the tour in the morning, we were actually alone with him in the evening and therefore had an individual private tour. He has a very large wealth of knowledge and can also offer amusing anecdotes about history, culture and everyday life. We received two great restaurant recommendations, among other things, we ate the best falafel we've ever had in our neighborhood! Many thanks also to the entire friendly team on site! Here you can book with a clear conscience and experience the city in a way that you would not have gotten to know otherwise. Melli & Alex

This tour we did same day we arrived to Athens. It was amazing!! It was a great way to see some amazing places in Athens with such a lovely and knowledgeable tour guide named Bianca. She made our tour personalized and so much fun! She was so knowledgeable and kind and made us love Greece from the start of our trip!

The food tour with Anna was amazing! She provided historical background on food and areas we were at. of not for her tour, we would not have visited some of these hidden gems where locals go. She was friendly, informative and personable. I would recommend booking with her

It was really very interesting! Bianca was a fantastic guide, very educational and fun. Highly recommended if you are interested in philosophy and mythology

Informative, varied tour with very friendly management, who responded wonderfully to our three children. All in all highly recommended!