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Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

1. Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. 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 knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts. Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that honored the god of medicine Asclepius, before the Parthenon. Wander around the temple to learn about how it was constructed for the goddess Athena. Once you familiarize yourself with the site's classical architecture, head indoors to the New Acropolis Museum for a brief break and refreshments (at own expense) in the cafe. Ranked one of the top 5 museums in the world, the New Acropolis Museum boasts collections of statues and other relics of everyday life in several galleries. In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the glass floor occasionally reveals an archaeological excavation site.

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

2. Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide early in the morning and start your tour of the Acropolis before the heat of the day sets in. Admire the Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis as you make your way up the hill to view the ancient structures located there. Tour the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa as your guide shares the fascinating history of this ancient site. Next, head downhill in the direction of Plaka, admiring views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk. Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka with your guide as you discover secrets unknown even to the locals. Enjoy the tranquility of this village within a city as you explore the many narrow passages and discover hidden gems. See the Bathhouse of the Winds, the Roman Forum, the Fethiye Mosque Museum, and Hadrian's Library as you head towards Monastiraki Square where your tour comes to an end.

Athens: Guided Mythological Walking Tour

3. Athens: Guided Mythological Walking Tour

You may know something about the feats of ancient gods, heroes, and mythical beasts, but behind these tales of epic proportions lies a whole menagerie of jealousy, passions, and vengeful pride. As you walk the ancient paths of Athens, you will enjoy a stroll around the city and can admire some of the most important landmarks of the city. Learn interesting stories about how satyrs, nymphs, and gods, chased one another, loved, and fought. Find out about Zeus and his fury against the human race and learn how humans survived the rage of the Father of Gods. Stroll around the most beautiful neighborhood of Athens as you learn interesting facts about the city and its legends. During your walk in Plaka, you will have the chance to see some of the fascinating monuments on your way to Roman Agora. Along the way, find out the technological background of Ancient Greece and the myths about the city and the gods. Check out some jaw-dropping views of the city and learn more about the interaction between humans and Gods in Ancient Greece. Take beautiful photos of the Acropolis and check out the stories of Muses on Philopappou Hill. Aside from its historical value, it is a haven for Athenians and tourists alike for its tranquility, beauty, and exquisite view. Later, visit one of the most beautiful ancient theaters, which sits right under the shade of the Acropolis.

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.

Acropolis, Plaka & Ancient Agora Guided Tour without Tickets

5. Acropolis, Plaka & Ancient Agora Guided Tour without Tickets

Discover the Acropolis - the landmark of Greece! You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater, built in the 5th century BC. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Agrippa Monument and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos, Mars Hill, and Pnyx Hill. Afterwards enjoy free time for exploring and picture taking at the Acropolis after your tour. For the guided tour of the Agora you will meet your tour guide at about 1:45 pm in front of the Acropolis canteen, which is located exactly opposite the main exit. You will also be advised by your tour guide.  Before the Agora tour starts, you can grab a snack or a drink  from the canteen as the tour schedule does not include time for a leisure lunch. You will then meet with your tour guide and continue your tour to the Ancient Agora. Next discover the Ancient Agora - the heart of the Ancient City! After your Acropolis tour you will have a short break to grab a snack or beverage, as the tour schedule does not include time for a leisurely lunch. You will then walk down to the Ancient Agora which was the commercial, political, and financial center of Ancient Athens. The walk through the monuments will offer you the sense of traveling back in time. 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, and with your knowledgeable and professional guide the ancient stones will come alive. The Ancient Agora is the place where Socrates, Plato and many world renowned philosophers walked and taught. Your licensed guide will then take you to the Attalos Museum which is worthwhile visiting as it houses artefacts of great historical value such as the ID’s of the ancient Greeks, and the original measures and weights for the Market inspectors.

Ancient Athens for Kids: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

6. 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.

Athens: 3-Hour Unconventional Instant Photo Walking Tour

7. Athens: 3-Hour Unconventional Instant Photo Walking Tour

A local expert will guide you through the most originally Greek photographic journey in Athens. Looking for an authentic experience combining the everyday life of a local Athenian with the most vintage instant photos? On this tour, your local expert will hand you an instant camera and guide you through the vibrant center of Athens which will be turned into a creative photographic workshop. This experience does not only aim at the discovery of the landmarks of Athens, but also at sensing the true atmosphere of the city through the exploration of the local markets and interaction with the locals. Taking part in this tour, you will be able to capture the essence of Greece by enjoying a traditional Greek coffee in the morning, taking a walk in Monastiraki, Thissio, Plaka and other central neighborhoods, and eventually trying street food as a true Athenian. Have your morning coffee while you enjoy the view of the Acropolis and try the most famous Greek snack, although this one comes with a twist. Take photos of some of the most emblematic landmarks of the city, view some of the best graffiti and stroll around some of the most picturesque neighborhoods of Athens. Check out the oldest house in the city and see some of the cutest cafes while you "get lost" in a maze of narrow alleys, a magical scenery that will remind you of the Greek islands. At the end of the tour, you will have captured 10 amazing instant photos and have spent the day like a local. This photographic experience is designed for all different kinds of travelers. There is no need to know how to use an instant camera beforehand, as detailed instructions will be given before the start of the tour.

Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

8. Athens: Highlights Evening Walking Tour and Meze Dinner

Set off from Syntagma Square and make your way to the historic Plaka district. Venture down quaint alleys and stroll along charming Dionisiou Aeropagitou to see the Acropolis floodlit after dark. Admire the Theatre of Herodes Atticus and go to Pnika Hill for panoramic views before walking to Thiseio for a look at the ancient market and Arios Pagos. Join the locals on the central square and get a view of the Stoa of Attalos museum. Continue to Monastiraki and wander the open-air flea market. End in Psyri, known for its traditional bars and restaurants and enjoy a plate of savory mezedes (appetizers) with the help of your guide.

Acropolis, City Tour, Ancient Agora & Agora Museum

9. Acropolis, City Tour, Ancient Agora & Agora Museum

The tour begins inside the Syntagma Metro Station where you will visit the Metro Museum (in 10 minutes) and see very interesting archaeological artifacts from the daily life of Ancient Athens, that came to light during the construction of the metro. You will then continue on to the House of the Greek Parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and watch the changing of the guards. Your tour continues towards the National Gardens and onto the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have the opportunity to visit. From there you enter the famous Plaka district where you will see the statue of Melina Merkouri. Next visit the Acropolis - a landmark of Greece. You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary and Dionysus Theater built in the 5th century BC. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Agrippa Monument and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos, Mars Hill, and Pnyx Hill. Enjoy some free time for exploring and picture-taking at the Acropolis will be provided after your Acropolis tour. Before you will be given free time at the Acropolis, your guide will provide you with instructions on where to meet for the continuance of the tour to the Ancient Agora. Before the Agora tour starts, you can grab a snack or a drink from the canteen as the tour schedule does not include time for a leisurely lunch.  You will then walk down to the Ancient Agora which was the commercial, political, and financial center of Ancient Athens. The walk through the monuments will offer you the sense of traveling back in time. 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, and with your knowledgeable and professional guide the ancient stones will come alive. The Ancient Agora is the place where Socrates, Plato and many world renowned philosophers walked and taught. Your licensed guide will then take you to the Attalos Museum which is worthwhile visiting as it houses artefacts of great historical value such as the ID’s of the ancient Greeks, and the original measures and weights for the Market inspectors.

Athens: Agora, Plaka & Monastiraki Private Tour

10. Athens: Agora, Plaka & Monastiraki Private Tour

Meet your expert private guide in Syntagma square and start your tour. Walking along Mitropoleos Street, arrive at the Metropolis Athens Cathedral which marks the borders to the Old Town of Athens, the Plaka. Follow your guide through Plaka’s alleys to discover its treasures one by one. See the Roman Forum, the Tower of the Winds, the Metresse, Hadrian’s Library and Tzistarakis Mosque. Continue to Monastiraki Square and to the busy and colorful Flea Market, and Avyssinias square with the antique dealers.  At the Ancient Agora, see where ancient Greeks used to trade and gather to discuss city matters, creating the concept of democracy. See the South Stoa, the Tholos, the Monument of the Eponymous Heroes, the Altar of the Twelve Gods, the Temple of Hephaestus, and much more. Visit the beautiful Agora Museum in the Attalos Stoa, and see a rich selection of artifacts used in the daily life of the Athenians. 

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What people are saying about Thiseio

Absolutely enjoyed our guided tour with Artemis. She was very knowledgeable and I loved that we toured the Acropolis and then went to the museum where she referred back to items in the museum that we discussed on the tour. Was definitely a longer tour then expected but so worth it and highly recommend! Also few things: this tour does not include tickets for entrance into the museum and Acropolis but you can purchase tickets at 1) the sites (Acropolis and museum) or 2) from the tour company when you arrive (they accept cash only). The museum also requires proof of Covid vaccine with the date of last vaccine and persons name visible and you still have to wear a mask in the museum.

It totally makes sense to visit the Acropolis with a guide. Our guide Aramis was great. She is both professional and friendly. Without her we would miss many interesting and important details. 100% recommended.

Friendly, efficient, and an inspiring visit to a must-see sight. Very impressive and with a great guide.

Our guide, Kostas, was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, patient with all questions and just a cool dude!

Our guide Artemis was great, and the tour length was just right.