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

Due to the current COVID situation, the Monasteries will no longer be providing skirts and shawls. Appropriate clothing for everyone is required to enter the monasteries. Sleeveless clothing and shorts over the knee for men are prohibited and you‘ll be denied access if dressed that way. For ladies skirts below the knee are also required.

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.

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  • Adult Price: 59€
  • Child Price: 59€

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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: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Starting Time: Winter: 9:30am, Summer: 8:30am
  • 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.

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%).

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Very beautiful place, just be cautious in the trains

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Great scenery, flexible tour, and friendly, knowledgeable guides

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Excellent day trip!

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