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

Modern and Ancient Highlights

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

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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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Rating: by mandyf238 on March 17, 2019

Monasteries

I didn’t realize until I booked the trip that it was 5.5 hrs each way. I almost just said “heck with it” the day before and stayed in Athens, but I dragged my tired corpse out of bed and got on the train. So glad...

Rating: by KennethEast on March 15, 2019

Great introduction to Meteora

Our guide Jim—Greek, but named after American-born grandfather—was fabulous. My docent partner was in awe of his ability to be witty and informative for four hours. His tour of the 7c church was absolutely splendid. Loved visiting the hermit caves, too. We were on our...

Rating: by Φλώρα Π on March 14, 2019

Excellent Service!

A fully equipped and experienced team of professionals. An amazing experience if you find yourself at Trikala or Kalampaka. Seek out George, The Great Driver and Eva, The Beautiful Guide and you won't regret it.

Rating: by CRossi7 on March 11, 2019

Loved the hiking tour

Great hiking tour and sunset tour. Guide Vangelis was funny, helpful, informative and funny. I learned a lot while hiking this beautiful area.

Rating: by Kusum S on March 11, 2019

To be done once in a lifetime

The guide Katerina was very nice and friendly. The trip by train was very tiring though. Should definitely opt for a first class. But the tour itself was very enriching with breathtaking views.

Rating: by willdernessman on March 10, 2019

Watch out for ticket details

I booked this tour through GET YOUR GUIDE which I thought included the rail tickets from Athens. The company doing the tour was Visit Meteora which having a similar advertisment to about two others says Full-Day Rail Tour to Meteora. This is misleading as it...

Rating: by hishiani on March 7, 2019

Hiking 1/2 day around meteora

Chris was our guide, a brand new bus picked us up at the hotel and brought us back. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. He loves the place and it shows in his work. This is a must do tour of how to see Meteora...

Rating: by jsheol99 on March 5, 2019

Excellent experience with GREAT experts.

Weather was so great when I visited Meteora. Guide and driver were so kind and professional. They were passionate and cheerful experts. They took me some great pictures too. I was really satisfied with this experience, and I strongly recommend this program!

Rating: by Venture392390 on March 4, 2019

Day tour in kalambaka

Really nice experience in kalambaka. They made a great introduce about meteora . The tour bus was also really comfortable. Highly recommended.

Rating: by Savytraveler296 on March 3, 2019

Amazing Meteora

I visited Meteora in Dec. 2018 and booked a Meteora train2train tour. Since it's not a touristic period, it turned out that there was only me in the train2train tour, but they still organized it even for only one person. There was a whole minivan...

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