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Athens: Acropolis & Mythology Guided Tour without Tickets

1. Athens: Acropolis & Mythology Guided Tour without Tickets

Discover the cradle of Western civilization on a guided visit to the Acropolis of Athens. Let your local guide captivate you with the most wondrous tales of Greek mythology as you explore this iconic site. Be inspired by ancient monuments coming to life, acquiring newfound context and meaning. First, you will discover the Hill of Pnyx and learn why it is the birthplace of the democratic governing system and the power of the majority. Gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, and the Propylaea. Admire the stunning architecture of the Parthenon Temple, understand the importance of the Erechtheion Temple, and listen to the vivid myths of ancient Athens. Dive into ancient Greek mythology and hear tales of love, revenge, infidelity, and passion. Learn about the origin of words like panic and pandemic, and names like Europe, Athens, or Daphne. Be amazed by their true significance, and the marvelous legends associated with them. From the Acropolis, admire the views of the city and see other landmarks worth exploring. Have your guide point out other historic points of interest including Mars Hill, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus, and the Anafiotika neighborhood.

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 Instagram Tour: The Most Scenic Spots

3. Athens Instagram Tour: The Most Scenic Spots

Athens is without a doubt filled with an endless collection of ancient and modern cultural monuments and neighborhoods that will stun even the most articulate poet. This tour is designed for those who wish to take photos of the most iconic and picturesque sites of one of the oldest cities in Europe. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, you'll see where the locals spend their daily routine and hear interesting stories about the local culture. Your local escort will meet you at the Fountain of the Syntagma Square. Here you have a first view of the busy center of the capital of Greece. The first stop will be the Greek Parliament where you will be able to see and photograph the Godly giants in kilts up close. The famous evzones are one of Athens' most popular tourist attractions and an instagrammable spot you can't miss. Your escort is available to snap cool shots for you. You will then visit the National Garden, a green oasis right in the center of the city. Home of 7000 trees, lakes and, several animals, the "garden of Amalia" also hosts a botanical museum, a conservatory and, various ancient ruins. It is the ideal place and a perfect scenic spot to find the right photography inspiration. Your next stop will be the Kallimarmaro stadium where your local guide will help you make fresh pictures and look more creative by finding the right point of view. This is one of the most iconic landmarks of Athens with a rich history directly connected to the modern Olympic games. You'll then take a stroll to reach Plaka, the neighborhood of Gods and one of the most picturesque areas of Athens. Plaka is one the best places to capture the perfect photo; little colorful houses, small alleys, cute cafes and many spots with views to the city will make the perfect background you are looking for your photographs. The next spot is placed on a hill, where you will enjoy the most breathtaking views of Acropolis and the city itself, following in the footsteps of Ancient Greeks. This is definitely one of the most Instagram-worthy places in Athens where you will take some of the most impressive photos. In addition to all the above places, you will have also the opportunity to explore more of the best spots in the city where you will exercise your artistic skills by taking spectacular photos and sharing them on Instagram. At the same time, you will learn about the history of the city and feel like an Athenian as you mingle with the locals. You'll have opportunities to take lots of pictures so don't forget your camera!

Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

4. 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: Greek Food Discovery Small Group Walking Tour

5. 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: Timeless Hills Walking Tour & Mount Lycabettus

6. Athens: Timeless Hills Walking Tour & Mount Lycabettus

Starting from the lively Koukaki area, where Trekking Hellas Athens base is located, we will first walk up the Hill of the Muses and the Hill of the Nymphs with fantastic views towards the Acropolis. Then our walk takes us on the Hill of Pnyx, where we check out the meeting place of the Assembly in Classical Athens — the quintessence of Athenian Democracy. We will also see the National Observatory dating from the 19th century.Our exploration then takes us to the Hills of Areopagus and the Odeon of Herod Atticus. We then get lost in the maze of the Anafiotika district, before we find our way toward the Acropolis Museum area.Next stops are the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and we then explore the National Gardens. We make our way through this historical park, and we will also see the Presidential Mansion. Finally, we start walking towards Lycabettus Hill , which surely offers stunning views of Athens! We pass by the bustling Kolonaki area on our way down before we end our walk in Evangelismos Metro Station. Distance of the walk ~ 7,4 km / 4,6 mi, including uphill parts

Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

7. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Set off toward your first stop, the traditional meat and fish markets to see local Athenians buying fresh supplies. Then pass by Omonoia square and visit three wonderful neoclassical buildings, the Library, the University, and the Academy. Pass by the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time at Syntagma square to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones. Next, visit the Presidential Mansion and head towards the stunning Panathenaic Stadium. You will ride to the temple of Olympian Zeus, Zappeion Hall, and then towards Plaka, the Acropolis, and the Areopagus Hill to experience the city from above. Ride around Acropolis to Plaka, Anafiotika, the Roman Agora, Monastiraki, and the lively streets of Psyrri. Riding back to the finishing point you will pass the Athens triangle, a fun local hang out for Athenians. Your tour will end with a special treat back at the local partner's office. By the end of this tour, you will surely be in love with Athens.

Athens: City Highlights Tour for First-Time Visitors

8. Athens: City Highlights Tour for First-Time Visitors

Embark on a sightseeing adventure through Athens on this action-packed three hour tour that has been designed for first-time visitors. Stroll around the Greek capital with a knowledgeable, local guide, and visit some of the city’s most important and iconic monuments. In addition to Athens’ landmarks, the tour takes you to off-the-beaten-path locations including picturesque courtyards and charming alleyways. As you explore, listen to your guide share fascinating insight into Athens’ history, traditions, and local culture. By the end of the tour, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and recommendations to enhance your vacation in this ancient wonderland. Highlights of the tour include the Hellenic Parliament, National Garden, Herodou Attikou Street, Presidential Mansion, Kallimarmaro Stadium, Zappeion Conference and Exhibition Center, Arch of Hadrian, Roman Agora, Pnyx, and more.

Athens: Plaka Self-guided Exploration Quiz Game & Shopping

9. 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

10. 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.

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based on 99 reviews

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

Christina did an excellent job of keeping track of time and the needs of those in her charge. She spent a bit of time with us alone when others decided they needed to depart the tour. I Highly Recommend the Instagram Tour of Athens. Be ready to walk a couple of miles and climb a bunch of steps. It is Athens after all.

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!

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

Found lots of place for good photos, Pascal was happy to take photos with amazing backdrops Really enjoyed it!