Athens in a Day
What happens if it's raining?
Our tours happen rain or shine. Our guides are great at adapting their route during changes of weather. Please bring an umbrella.
I would like to start at a different time. Is this possible?
We begin early to avoid more crowded times and hot weather at the Acropolis. For this reason, we advise an early start time.
What is included? Will there be any costs to cover on the day?
Your entrance fees and a local snack/refreshment is included. You will be expected to cover the cost of your lunch and any additional refreshments.
Does this tour require tickets?
What is the Athens Archaeological Site ticket and how does it work?
Where does the tour end?
This may depend on your guide, but we usually end in the Monastiraki neighborhood.
Can I request a car service?
We find this tour best suited on foot as much of the areas are pedestrianized. If you require a car service for mobility reasons, please let us know in your clients notes and we can arrange it for you.
We are coming from the cruise terminal. Can we arrange a pick up service?
Yes. Please see our alternative shore excursion product here.
Sophia was born in Canada but has lived most of her life in Greece. She studied philology at the University of Athens and is also a licensed tour guide. Years of experience with Ivy League Schools and Alumni associations have made her the ideal choice for visitors who wish to get insight from a local expert. A guest once said: "Sophia had an instinct for what we wanted to know and an impressive range of knowledge, academic and otherwise. She has a charming personality."
Originally from Cyprus, Antigone moved to Athens to study History and Archaeology at the National University of Athens. She now also holds an MA in History of Art from the University of York. Her fields of interest vary from ancient to contemporary art and history. She has excavated in several archaeological sites in both Greece and Cyprus. During the past year she worked at the Exhibitions Department for the Benaki Museum in Athens. Today she leads walks around the city of Athens and other parts of Greece, while also writing articles related to history of art for a local monthly publication. She is enthusiastic and willing to share her knowledge and experiences of her favorite city.
Born in Athens, Natassa (Anastasia) Kanellopoulou is an archaeologist, an art historian and a licensed tour guide for Greece. She studied Archaeology at the University of Athens and Art History at the University of Warwick and University of Glasgow. She recently studied at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (KHI) and is currently a Ph.D student at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, conducting research on 14th century Venetian painting. Natassa has worked for different educational Institutes (American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice) and taught Art History in various vocational training Institutes in Greece. She is also a wine lover and connoisseur with a second level diploma from WSET. Natassa has lived in England, Scotland and Italy, and she is fluent in English and Italian. She splits her time between Athens and Venice. A keen traveler, reader and researcher, she started working as a tour guide with Context in 2014 in Athens. She enjoys providing a vibrant, fresh and artistic experience of her city to people who are interested in art and archaeology.
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