Athens City Tour, Acropolis, Plaka, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

Modern and Ancient Highlights

Your guide will be waiting for you with an orange Athens Walking Tours sign inside the big hall of the Syntagma Metro Station, one level down, next to the ticket validating machines, underneath the hanging clock. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time.

Rates

  • Adult Price: 56€
  • Child Price: 24€

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Inclusions

  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens Guide magazine
  • Athens map

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Useful Information

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Starting Time: 9:30am
  • Pick up: Athens, Greece

Highlights

  • Modern and Ancient Highlights
  • Skip-the-Line Access
  • Ancient Agora: The Core of Ancient Athenian Life

Tour Details

Skip-the-Line Access

Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee. We, however, offer free skip-the-line service by which we purchase the tickets in advance in order to save you time and avoid lining up at the cashier of each archeological site you visit. This service is provided at no extra charge. The ticket costs will be owed to our staff before the tour begins. Note that children under 18 years old have free admission to the Acropolis and all the archaeological sites.

Modern and Ancient Highlights

The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station where you’ll take part in a 10-minute tour inside of the station’s museum. During the metro’s construction, archaeological artifacts were uncovered here and offer insight into daily life here thousands of years ago. The next stop is the Greek Parliament, followed by the Monument to the Unknown Soldier to watch the Changing of the Guards in a unique ceremony.

The walk continues to the National Gardens of Greece, Zappeion, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The walk continues on to the next stop: the Acropolis.

The Acropolis

Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.

During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.

Note: After the first part of the tour, which ends on the Acropolis you will have time to take more photos before walking to the Ancient Agora with your guide. Before the guided Agora tour begins at 13:30 (1:30 pm), you may get a snack or a drink. There will be no time for a leisurely lunch.

Walk through Plaka

On your way to the Ancient Agora, you will have the opportunity to explore one of the oldest neighborhoods in the world: Plaka. You will stroll this unique urban pocket of culture and charm which oozes with atmosphere; the perfect spot to snap the most memorable photos as you stroll down the narrow stone pedestrian walkways and wander cobbled paths shaded by colourful bougainvillea. Passing by the Roman Agora and Hadrian’s library you’ll find yourself to lively Adrianou street with many shops and cafes. Right across the beautiful Orthodox church of St. Philippe’s is the main entrance of the Ancient Agora.

Ancient Agora: The Core of Ancient Athenian Life

Of all Athens’ ancient sights, the Agora firmly defines the city’s status as the cradle of Western civilization. This was where ancient Greek democracy came to life. It was a commercial, political, religious, and cultural hub where the greatest Greeks such as Plato, Socrates, Demosthenes, e.t.c. theorized, spoke out and debated. Explore the temples, an ancient concert hall and imagine ancient life under its famous long, marble colonnaded arcades. You’ll also see the significant artifacts at the Agora Museum, located in the two-storied Stoa of Attalos which was built in the 2nd century BC.

The tour ends at the Ancient Agora.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be made by your reservations department in writing to the Athens Walking Tours by e-mail at info@visitmeteora.travel.
  • You receive 100% refund if you cancel a reservation 72 hours prior to the start time of the tour.
  • You receive 50% refund if you cancel a reservation 24 hours prior to the start time of the tour.
  • If you cancel a reservation in less than 24 hours prior to the start time of the tour, then you are not entitled to a refund.
  • If your cruise ship does not dock at the port on the designated date then you will be fully refunded (100%).

Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by Meander24463981800 on May 24, 2019

Morning Hike

We enjoyed the hike which brings us to the trails behind the Monaestry. Ivan was very patient with the group as we are a little slow as some portion of the hike is challenging to 1-2 members of the group.

Rating: by Ginger G on May 23, 2019

Trip to METEORA to see monasteries.

It was well worth the trip to see in the monasteries in Meteora. We took the train from Athens (5 hour trip one way and the train was absolutely filthy! Would not use this transportation again!). The guide met us there and drove us to...

Rating: by sgphoto on May 23, 2019

Great experience!!!

This tour (7 people) helped us understand the history of the monastic settlement in a very short period of time. We were in the area for only an overnight. With this tour, we were taken to each of the active monasteries to see them from...

Rating: by ipsray on May 23, 2019

What a lovely experience overall!

We did both, the half-day tour and the sunset tour with Visit Meteora Travel and both were great. The monasteries we visited, the information we learned about each of them were fantastic. Katerina was our guide for the half-day tour and Jimmy was the guide...

Rating: by Excursion813146 on May 22, 2019

A good way to see the landscape

I enjoyed the sunset trip. Lasting around 4 hours. We were taken to several locations. Some being out of the way. The guide was very knowledgeable. Took us to some interesting sites along with some of the Monasteries. The transport was in a posh coach(small).

Rating: by cameragirl62 on May 22, 2019

Wonderful Tour

This is a super tour company. They were extremely organized,helpful and they delivered on all they had promised. Anytime I had a question it was answered promptly. The guides were terrific, thank you Jimmy and Caterina and all of you at Visit Meteora for making...

Rating: by deciding on May 22, 2019

Excellent tour

Our group of 4 60-year olds did both the morning hike and the afternoon sunset tour. Both were excellent but if you have to choose, I would recommend the hike. Not only were the views from the trail beautiful, it just felt like a more...

Rating: by Welshmam_12 on May 22, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyable morning trip

We stayed in Kalasraki and were collected promptly from our hotel. The trip was well planned allowing just the right time for a visit to three of the monasteries. Eva, our guide, was very informative, pleasant and friendly and was able to answer all questions....

Rating: by Seaside96571 on May 21, 2019

magical

A wonderful place.Our guide was amazing. Thank you Visit Meteora I will recommend to all our friends Once again it was amazing

Rating: by anne9147 on May 21, 2019

Magical day trip

Was a very long day traveling from Athens and back but so worth it. Our guide, Eva, was really informative.

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