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Athens: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier under the Acropolis

1. Athens: Wine Tasting with a Sommelier under the Acropolis

Your experience will begin as one of Greece's sommeliers, Dimitris Spiropoulos, welcomes you to a beautiful restaurant under the Acropolis. He will offer you your first aperitif as well as a brief explanation of the wine map of Greece. The wine map features all of the major wine producing areas, as well as the wine varieties of each one. Following a small talk, your wine-tasting experience begins with Dimitris introducing special Greek wines from handpicked local wineries. Depending on the wine varieties, special dishes, also from selected Greek producers, will help the you receive the full wine experience. Throughout your tour you'll have the chance to taste rare wine varieties such as Roditis, Limnio, Kidonitsa, Muscat, Augoustiatis, and Mandilaras. You'll also sample many more carefully selected varieties, hand-picked by your sommelier.

Athens: Electric Bike Tour

2. Athens: Electric Bike Tour

This morning electric bike tour lasts about 3.5 hours and it is a nice way to get yourselves oriented in the city of Athens. The ride takes place in the amazing historic city center, on pedestrian areas, low traffic streets, and parks away from the traffic hustle. Your local tour leader will head the tour, riding with you very close to the main archaeological sites and guiding you through some hidden areas, while providing you with a stunning experience!  The group rides close to the new Acropolis Museum and the Ancient Cemetery of Kerameikos, through the neighborhood of Thission, while you enjoy a great view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Then, cycle through the Ancient Greek Agora and pass by the Roman Agora Continue cycling in the historic district of Plaka, and then move to the National Gardens, one of the best areas to ride in downtown Athens. Stop also in front of the Presidential Mansion to see the Presidential Guards, and pass by the Panathenaic Stadium and Zappeion Exhibition Hall.

Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

3. Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well known attractions. Suitable for all ages, the tour will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora and visit the Temple of Hephaestus.

Athens: Guided Tour of Ancient Agora and Agora Museum

4. Athens: Guided Tour of Ancient Agora and Agora Museum

Visit the cradle of democracy and explore one of the most important sites of the antiquity, the birthplace of philosophy. The ancient agora was the commercial, political and financial heart of ancient Athens and is the place where Socrates, Plato and many world-known philosophers walked and taught their thinking.  You will visit the Hephaestus Temple, the best preserved Greek Temple from the 5th century BC and you will see the wonderful church of the 12 Apostles, the Temple of Apollo Patroos, the Stoa of Zeus, the Altar of Zeus. With the input of your knowledgeable guide, the ancient stones will come alive.  Then your licensed guide will take you to the Attalos Museum, which is worthwhile visiting as it houses artifacts of great historical value.

Ancient Athens for Kids: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

5. Ancient Athens for Kids: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

Discover Athens on an easygoing walking tour — a great option for the whole family. Learn about how the Athenians lived and played and enjoy fun activities and refreshing beverages. Start at Pnyx Hill, where the Athenians gathered to make their popular assemblies and practice the way of the Athenian Democracy with an activity. Then, walk to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and familiarize yourself with the 12 gods of Olympus. Continue by exploring the traditional neighborhood of Plaka and get to know the life of the young and also the older Athenians. After a short stop for enjoying a beverage, head to Hadrian's Gate and learn how to write your name in Greek, and enjoy a fun activity right outside of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue to Zappeion Hall and play an ancient Greek game. Then enter the Panathenaic Stadium, where your kids will learn all about the Olympic Games. The next stop will be the National Gardens, and the tour finishes at the famous Syntagma Square and the Hellenic Parliament.

Herakleidon Museum of Ancient Greek Technology: Entry Ticket

6. Herakleidon Museum of Ancient Greek Technology: Entry Ticket

Visit the Museum Herakleidon which has evolved to become an interactive center of science. Discover a technological museum that focuses on antiquity, with emphasis on the achievements of the ancient Greeks. Learn all about the triptych of science, art, and mathematics through accessible displays and objects. See how they calculated and worked with sophisticated data and find out which objects and structures were created by the ancient Greeks. During the first decade of its operation, the museum focused on artistic activities and organized exhibitions with artworks of great artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Sol LeWitt. Today it has expanded upon its artistic roots to become a must for any curious minds visiting Thisseio.

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What people are saying about Thiseio

Alex was an incredible tour guide--super engaging and knowledgeable, and was able to answer any questions anyone had. We unfortunately had very cold snowy/rainy/windy weather, but he had a great attitude and kept the spirits up. At the meeting point in the morning, we were able to purchase the combo entry ticket for 30 euros a piece to get access to several of the sites that we visited over the tour (and a couple that we were then able to visit the next day on our own). Definitely a great way to see a lot of the sites in the city and get some helpful background and history (otherwise we would've just been wandering aimlessly around not having any appreciation of what we were looking at). We certainly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to others who are experiencing Athens for the first time!

This was a truly magical experience. The location - a rooftop space overlooking the Parthenon, Agora, and Hephaisteion - was a bonus as the sun set. The wines were almost all excellent, and the portions were abundant - we got very tipsy very quickly. This was in fact the only shortcoming to note: the snacks were too few for the quantity of wine offered. The sommelier, George, is a gem: friendly, knowledgeable, and eloquent. He explained every wine and grape variety in great detail and made excellent comparisons with more famous wines to get us oriented. He clearly loves the wines that are being produced in Greece today.

I enjoyed this tour immensely. I thought 4 hours may feel quite long but time flies when your having fun. I enjoyed hearing all the different stories of Greek mythology. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the tour went at a nice pace with time given to look around ourselves too and opportunities to rest

Great tour to start Your stay in Athens. I got great advice what places to visit and hidden gems to explore after. I'm not confident on bike but the two guides we had were very helpful and would slow down so I don't feel left out.

Our guide was knowledgeable, engaging, and funny. This was a great way to see Athens and learn some mythology in addition to history. The headsets worked wonderfully, so we could hear her well even in a crowded area.