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Athens: Acropolis & Top Attractions Tickets with Audio Guide

1. Athens: Acropolis & Top Attractions Tickets with Audio Guide

Explore the ancient Acropolis at your own pace with skip-the-line e-tickets. Choose to upgrade your experience with optional combo tickets to the city's top archaeological attractions and museums, including Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Kerameikos, Olympieion, Roman Forum, Hadrian's Library, Aristotle's Lyceum, and the National Archaeological Museum. You can select the ticket-only option or the ticket with audio option to access up to 6 captivating audio tours on your smartphone. Uncover the history of the city as well as a number of fascinating sites that shaped contemporary Athens on a self-guided audio walking tour. After booking, simply download your ticket and audio tours on your phone with the link sent to you. Once you enter each attraction, put on your headphones and discover the sites through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon anecdotes from ancient times.

Athens: Morning Bike Tour

2. Athens: Morning Bike Tour

Cycle the historic center of Athens on a 9-kilometer bike tour, and see archaeological and architectural highlights of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Mansion, indoor exhibition center of the Zappeion Hall, and Roman Agora. Discover the city’s green spaces, such as the National Gardens, and explore historic neighborhoods such as Plaka at the footsteps of the Acropolis. Go to the ancient burial site of Kerameikos Cemetery. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens, and enter the traditional neighborhood of Thission. Although you will not enter any of the archaeological sights, you will stop for approximately 5-8 minutes at each one while your tour leader provides valuable information and tells interesting stories. Get off your bike for a short walking tour of an areas that bikes can’t access, but leads you to an amazing view far off the tourist path.  Designed for the average cyclist, the route avoids the busy city traffic by following mostly flat paths and bike trails. Enjoy a more intimate experience in groups of no more than 12 people.

Athens: Electric Bike Tour

3. 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

4. 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: Mythology Tour for Families

5. Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

Get all your family involved in a tour exploring the magnificent "sacred Rock" of the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, the functioning heart of the ancient metropolis. Your guide will have plenty to tell you about the history and the legends of all the gods and heroes, such as the almighty Zeus, Athena (the goddess of wisdom), Poseidon (the god of the sea), Dionysus (the god of wine), and many more. Through timeless myths you will explore the theater of Dionysus, drama's first home; the resplendent Propylaea; the sacred Erechtheion; the Temple of Athena Nike, and of course, the magnificent Parthenon. All this will come alive in a way that keeps everyone's attention and interest, kids and parents alike. You will then continue to ancient Athens' marketplace, the Ancient Agora. Here you will discover the famed Temple of Hephaestus, decorated with depictions of the labors of Theseus and Hercules. Your family will also have a chance to retrace the steps of great thinkers such as Socrates and Plato, who used this space as a venue for spreading ideas and taking part in debates. This is where your guide will lead you in a group family activity that's based on the gods and heroes you've been hearing about, allowing your kids (and you!) to interact imaginatively with your very special surroundings. At the conclusion of your tour, you will take back home a piece of history you‘ll have created together as a family.

Athens: Guided Tour of Ancient Agora and Agora Museum

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

App Tour of Greek Mythology in Athens without Entry Tickets

9. App Tour of Greek Mythology in Athens without Entry Tickets

This is a self-guided mobile tour provided by our tour-guide app. The tour is based on an award-winning storytelling concept and the fascinating narratives prepared by handpicked destination experts. Enjoy this multilingual tour by using your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet at your own pace, even if you are offline. This tour is an entertaining journey through downtown Athens with the accompaniment of glorious Greek myths. Follow a carefully designed route through Athenian landmarks, explore some of the most magnificent parts of the city and dive into the captivating reality of ancient times as you read riveting stories about the gods and heroes of ancient Athens. The tour begins at the Temple of Olympian Zeus where you learn about the difficult childhood of the supreme god and his struggles against his own father and the Titans. The Cave of Aglauros and the Erechtheion are both associated with Athena and her early days as patron-goddess of Athens. The Areopagus Hill, on the other hand, is the site of the first murder trials in the Greek world. The Temple of Hephaestus honors the god of fire and brings to mind his difficult relationships with both his mother and his wife. Finally, the Statue of Theseus commemorates one of the main heroes in Greek mythology who was especially admired in Athens as the founder of the city. The Athenians took advantage of every opportunity to associate themselves with Theseus and project themselves as the descendants of the great king. To take this self-guided tour you will need the app on your iOS or Android device.

Private Markets, Ruins and Ancient Athens with a Local

10. Private Markets, Ruins and Ancient Athens with a Local

Start your private Athens tour by meeting your local guide at Ktozia Square, then head to the Mayor of Athens’ neo-classical building on Athina Street, one of the busiest in Athens. Starting at 9:00 AM when the city’s shops and markets are bustling with Athenians, you’ll see the shop owners get ready for a day of business, just as they have done for the past 2,000 years. You will experience the spirit of Greek life with the same commerce of food that existed thousands of years before, and your local guide will be explaining these practices to you along the way. On this Athens market tour you’ll dive into the Athenian way of life as your guide leads you through the markets. Here you will find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetable, meat, cheese, and more on offer. Experiencing local produce is one of the best things to do in Athens, and you’ll be able to pick out all the local favorites with the guide to show you the way. Filled with all these warm colors, tastes, and smells, the next stop is Monastiraki Square. The name of the square derives from the Greek word for monastery, and in the center of the square sits the Pantanassa Monastery. The square is also home to the Adrian Library, an archaic temple constructed in the Corinthian-style, and not far away is the 18th century Tzistarakis Mosque, now a ceramics museum. This Athens tour will point out all these landmarks to you and give you all the information you need to know about them in this cultural hub of the city. Next, explore the square’s flea market, mingle with merchants, and see ancient monuments as you uncover even more Athens history. Then, you’ll head off to Ifaistou or Pandrossos to discover shops selling all kinds of specialties such as leather sandals, handmade icons, Greek music instruments, and antiques. This is the perfect place to pick up a memento of your Athens travel experience, and the perfect way to get in touch with Athens market culture. Your tour will take you past ancient Agora next, where merchants traded enthusiastically during Greek and Roman times. You’ll see the lively central neighborhood of Thission, and pass houses from the 17th and 18th centuries along the way, as you make your way to one of Athens’ oldest areas, Plaka. There, you will enjoy a freshly brewed coffee as you chat about all things ancient Greek. Your Athens tour ends at the entrance of the Acropolis, where you are free to continue on your own personal exploration, or your local guide can give you advice on the best way to get back to your hotel. Don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see and do during your stay.

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What people are saying about Thiseio

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed this bike tour and highly recommend it! Dina was a great guide sharing her knowledge of the city as we covered a fairly leisurely 6.5 mile route. We saw so much we never would have discovered on our own, and thought the tour was a superb way to experience the amazing sights and sounds of Athens!

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

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.

The bikes were great and the route taken very varied and interesting. Kostas the guide was very amusing, interesting and knowledgeable.

Great bike tour of the city & fantastic hosts with lots of knowledge & fun