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

Modern and Ancient Highlights

Rates

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

Inclusions

  • Local licensed guide

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: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • 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

Modern and Ancient Highlights

The tour starts at 9:30 am 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.

Skip-the-Line Access

Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee and the ticket costs will be owed to the tour guide before the tour begins. We save you time by buying entrance tickets in advance so you can skip the lines. This service is provided at no extra cost. Note that kids under 18 years old have free admission to the Acropolis and all the archaeological sights.
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 its historic monuments including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple and other significant sights 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 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.

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 at about 15:00 (3:00 pm).

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Our Latest Reviews

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Rating: by Benedict B on January 16, 2019

Worry and hassle free tour. Breathtaking place.

I studied a few meteora sites but the Visit Meteora Travel website just gave me more options that would cater to my needs. I chose the train to train day trip from Athens since I only had one day to spare. It was a 5...

Rating: by Aliona R on January 11, 2019

Pleasant tour in one day with special overview of Meteora

Contact with agency was pleasant and comfortable; Nickolas and Fotinis meet us on the railway station and showed us secret places of Meteora and Kalambaka. We have visited 2 monasteries and have gotten advices for place where we can make beautiful photos with stops to...

Rating: by grecia2019 on January 11, 2019

Snowy and wonderful Meteora

As soon as we saw the weather conditions (snow) we contacted the agency and they rescheduled the tour twice to make it possible for us to see something at Meteora. Not only they did that, but also managed to make us join the Sunset tour,...

Rating: by Luminita S on January 10, 2019

Meteora...winter wanderland

I took a day trip by train to Meteora from Athens on 3rd January. In Kalambaka, the real journey starts by taking a comfortable coach and and good snack, before heading to Meteora. It was a foggy day but the snow accentuated its charm and...

Rating: by Kaleb Gage D on January 9, 2019

Heavy Snow Ruined the Trip

Caught the train to Kalampaka and got picked up at the Train station which was really good. There was no forewarning via email or text that the snow might impact the trip. Went to one church (that was pay-to-enter with no prior warning of this)....

Rating: by Phil T on January 6, 2019

Monthly visit to Greece

All I can say is WOW. Hellas never fails to amaze me. Beautiful people and beautiful Country. I was in Greece and had a empty couple of days and was recommended to go on this tour. Very well organised and friendly, knowledgeable tour guide. Would...

Rating: by RitaMukhina on January 4, 2019

Breathtaking views

I visited Meteora with my sister in November. Since it's not exactly a touristic period, it turned out that there were just 2 of us in the train2train tour, but they still organized it even for 2 people. There was a whole minivan. Our guide...

Rating: by Anthony L on January 3, 2019

Sunset and half day Sightseeing tour

must see if visiting Greece. visited from 29 Dec to 30 Dec 2018. there are 6 active monasteries, we visited 1 on sunset tour and another 3 on the sightseeing tour. skilful driver with a knowledgeable guide.

Rating: by Andreas S on January 3, 2019

Excellent guided tour

Joining a tour is the only way to get the most out of such a perfect place like Meteora. The organization was perfect and our guide Jim was excellent. You can take the tour and then revisit the monasteries the next day on your own...

Rating: by Vikram V on January 3, 2019

Beautiful and Informative

The trip was quite informative. Our guide and driver were very friendly. The guide provided information both in greek and english languages. We had a lovely time in this beautiful place with breathtaking landscapes, Quite different from other trips to museums, churches, beaches, etc. Must...

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