Athens City Walking Tour, with the Acropolis, Plaka, Ancient Agora & its museum

Overview

This small group Athens City Walking Tour, with the Acropolis, Plaka, Ancient Agora & its museum gives you the chance to gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis, the picturesque Plaka neighborhood, the changing of the guards, the parliament and it covers all the main attraction of the city!

√ Daily Service from May to November.

√ Dep. Jun 1 to Sep 30 at 08:30 am Up to May 31 & from Oct 01 to Nov 15 at 09:30 am from Syntagma metro station.

√ The tour ends approx 03.00 PM. at the Acropolis.

Highlights of the Athens City Walking Tour, with the Acropolis, Plaka, Ancient Agora & its museum

  • The Acropolis with its world wide famous monuments
  • Visit Parthenon, Erechtheon, Propylaea, the temple of Athens Niki
  • The Parthenon, Dionysus Theater and Sanctuary
  • Changing of the Guards, Greek Parliament, National Gardens
  • The Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Stroll by the picturesque Plaka neighborhood
  • Experienced licensed English speaking tour guide

Description

Description of the Athens City Walking Tour, with the Acropolis, Plaka, Ancient Agora & its museum

The Athens City Walking Tour, with the Acropolis, Plaka, Ancient Agora & its museum will start from Syntagma metro station at: Jun 1 to Sep 30 at 08:30 am Up to May 31 & from Oct 01 to Nov 15 at 09:30 am. The duration time is 6 hours and the walking time 60 minutes with moderate walking pace!

Starting the walking tour at the Syntagma metro station you’ll have the chance to 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. Our next stop will be at the Greek Parliament, to admire the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and to watch the changing of the guards in a unique ceremony.

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

We are here entering 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. Visit with your expert English speaking tour guide the Glory of ancient Athens, The Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athens Niki, the Erechthion witch reached its maximum expand in the 5th century BC called the golden age of Pericles or the golden age of Athens.

In the surrounding of the Athens Agora see the Observations, the Hill of Democracy (Pnyx), the Mars hill, the Philopapou hill, the Odeon, and the ancient theater of Dionysus and gain insight into the significance of these historic monuments.

Skip-the-Line Access: The Acropolis

Entrance tickets fee are not included in the tour price 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 children under 18 years old have free admission to the Acropolis and all the archaeological sites.

NOTE: Note: After the first part of the tour ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting for the ancient agora Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided agora tour starts at approximately 13:30 (1:30 pm). There will be no time for a leisurely lunch break.

Walk through Plaka

On your way to the Ancient Agora, you will have the chance 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. 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.

Meeting point

Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time.

Entrance fees not included

Our Free Skip-the-Line Service

The entrance tickets are not included in the tours fee because there are various rates depending on participants (students, children etc.), on the season (high, low) and there is free entrance on some specific dates throughout the year.

However, we provide you with a skip-the line-service at no extra cost. We buy the tickets in advance so you skip the lines and have immediate access to the sights listed on the tour.

Please make sure you have enough cash (Euros) with you to purchase the tickets from us at the beginning of your tour. Check below the rates applying to your party:

From April 1 to October 31

30 € (combo) for the adults, covering all the sites that will be visited
17 € for students from non-EU countries (with current student ID)
free for guests under 18 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID).

From November 1 to March 31

17 € for students from non-EU countries (with current student ID)
17 € for the adults, covering all the sites that will be visited
free for guests under 18 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID).

Prices of the entrance tickets are subject to changes without prior notice. For more details please check out

Prices of the entrance tickets are subject to changes without prior notice. For more details, please check our entrance fees and tickets page.

Discounts and Offers

  • If you book a second tour with us, you are eligible for a 5% discount. Use the code SNDT at your booking process inside the promo code field.
  • Discount code for families and groups (FMD): 5% discount to families/groups with 4 or more paying members.
  • Discount code for groups of more than 4 participants with second tour (SNDT+4): 10% discount to families or groups (4 or more paying members) booking more than one tours.

Details

Specially for this particular walking tour

Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

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

→ Price:

→ 59 € for the adults and children.

→ Free Admission: Infants (0-5 years)

Note: Entrance fee for the Acropolis is not included.

Transfer: For a transfer from/to your cruise ship book here.

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