Guided tour

Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour and Old Town Food Tasting

Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour and Old Town Food Tasting

From $127.40 per person

This 3.5-hour tour combines skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis with a guided visit to the Plaka neighborhood.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Acropolis with skip-the-line tickets
  • Visit the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike
  • Take in views from the summit of the Acropolis
  • Explore the Old Town of Athens
  • Visit the famous flea market and sample local delicacies
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Local, licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets to the Acropolis
  • Food tasting
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and beverages
  • Tips (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet the guide, who will be wearing an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, at "FRESKO" Yogurt Bar located at 3, Dionyssiou Areopagitou st. This is situated at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway that takes you from Hadrian's Arch, Siggrou ave. (also written as Syngrou), to the Acropolis. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
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