- 7 hours
- Product Type
- Acropolis Museum
- Plaka Neighborhood
- Monastiraki Neighborhood
- Ancient Agora
- Witness the grandeur of the Parthenon and other iconic structures within the Acropolis, immersing yourself in the rich history and architectural brilliance of ancient Greece.
- With a knowledgeable local expert leading the way, your tour through Athens will provide you with a newfound appreciation for this captivating city.
Next, we will continue our trip back through time at the Acropolis Museum discussing some of its ancient treasures together. We’ll then walk through the narrow streets of Plaka, a picturesque neighborhood filled with charming narrow labyrinthine cobblestone streets lined with tiny shops. We may stop here for a local lunch and use this time to talk about the delicious local gastronomy and Greek traditions. Continuing our explorations, we will make our way to Monastiraki, the lively neighborhood home to the ancient Agora. We will use the ruins here to explore and understand what daily life was like for Athenians in the ancient city, who would gather here to discuss events of the day, politics, religion, philosophy, and legal matters. If time allows, we can stroll through the Varvakios Market, named after one of Greece's national heroes, where we will see a hub of activity and have a chance to buy some tasty treats.
We will finish the tour with a greater understanding of this mesmerizing Greek capital. We’ll have ventured from ancient ruins to buzzing centers, to colorful markets. You’ll leave your expert filled with fascinating sites, delicious foods, and in-depth knowledge of ancient Greek history in Athens.
- Acropolis Museum – An extraordinary museum in Athens, Greece, displaying a remarkable collection of artifacts from the Acropolis archaeological sites, providing deeper insights into ancient Greek history and culture.
- Acropolis Archaeological Complex – A historical citadel in Athens, Greece, home to iconic structures such as the Parthenon, Propylaea, Erechtheion, and Temple of Athena Nike, representing the pinnacle of ancient Greek architecture and art.
- Parthenon – The awe-inspiring temple within the Acropolis, dedicated to the goddess Athena, characterized by its magnificent Doric columns and intricate sculptural friezes, considered a masterpiece of classical Greek architecture.
- Ancient Agora – Once the heart of ancient Athens, the Agora is an archaeological site hosting various ruins and structures, including the Temple of Hephaestus and Stoa of Attalos, serving as the city's social, political, and commercial center.
- Monastiraki Neighborhood – A vibrant district in Athens, Greece, renowned for its bustling flea market, traditional tavernas, and a blend of old-world charm and contemporary energy, popular with both locals and tourists alike.
- Plaka Neighborhood – A picturesque neighborhood nestled at the base of the Acropolis in Athens, known for its narrow streets, neoclassical architecture, charming boutiques, and inviting cafes, offering a delightful glimpse into the city's history and culture.
Your tour cost includes
- Skip-the-line access tickets to Athens Archaeological Sites
- This ticket includes the following venues: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens Museum, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Lykeion Archaeological Site, North slope of the Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis.
- Skip-the-line access tickets to the Acropolis Museum
What is included? Will there be any costs to cover on the day?
Your entrance fees and a local snack/refreshment are included. You will be expected to cover the cost of your lunch and any additional refreshments.
Additional Trip-Planning Resources
For more information on planning your travels, take a read through our How to Visit the Acropolis Stories post.
If you are looking to learn more about Athens prior to a visit, check out our online lectures at Context Learning.
What happens if it’s raining?
I would like to start at a different time. Is this possible?
- The Acropolis and the Ancient Greek Agora are wheelchair-friendly.
- However, private transportation would be imperative for a tour like this, since it will be extremely difficult for a wheelchair user to get around in the city.
- Please contact us to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise and arrange a private transfer.
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