Tour Athens with Panos, Historian

Fully-planned day with private guide in Athens
From US$2,441 privately
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Tour Details
8 hours
Product Type
  • Acropolis
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Agora
  • Kerameikos
  • Anafiotika
  • Pnyx Hill
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  • A scholarly day in Athens including the Acropolis and Ancient Agora
  • Led by Panos, historian and private guide in Athens
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Tour Description
Meet Panos, your private guide and local Athenian. 

Panos holds two Master's degrees in Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean and in International and European Relations. He has participated in archaeological excavations in Corfu and is a researcher on Human Migration at the University of Athens. 

Join Panos on his favorite route through Athens on this full-day exploration of history and archaeology, highlighted by a tour of the Acropolis, and stops in of his favorite off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods.

The day begins at the Acropolis, the must-see monument that towers over central Athens. Panos will show you how Athens has evolved over millennia, tracing its history from construction to destruction, rediscovery to reconstruction.

On your way to the Acropolis Museum, you will take a short detour that will transport you to Santorini, Mykonos, or the idyllic Cyclades. You will explore the car-free cobblestoned alleys and picturesque passageways of the neighborhood of Anafiotika, an area that can’t be overlooked, with white-painted narrow streets and small houses.

The Acropolis Museum is the next stop, a spectacular work of architect Bernard Tschumi that houses a collection of relics gathered from the original Acropolis site.

After a typical Greek lunch nearby, you will explore the Kerameikos, Ancient Athens' oldest cemetery. Often overlooked by the crowds, this site is arguably one of the most important archaeological sites in Athens.

Finally, you will visit the Hill of Pnyx, the birthplace of modern democracy, before finishing your journey at the city's old economic hub, the Greek Agora.

Meet Your Expert
  • Your time in Athens is very limited and you want to see the Acropolis and the major sites but also discover some hidden gems.
  • You want to enjoy a meticulously curated itinerary crafted by Panos, a knowledgeable Athenian with dual Master's degrees.
  • You want to explore the beauty of Athens' off-the-beaten-path areas, such as Anafiotika, a peaceful oasis reminiscent of the Greek Islands amidst the bustling heart of the city.

  • Acropolis Museum 
  • Acropolis
  • Ancient Greek Agora
  • Anafiotika Neighborhood
  • Hill of Pnyx
  • Kerameikos


This tour includes tickets for the Acropolis Archeological Site and for the Acropolis Museum. The Athens Archaeological Sites ticket can be used on successive days for visits on your own to other archaeological sites in Athens.

Additional Trip-Planning Resources

  • For more information on planning your travels to Athens, take a read through our Context Stories.
  • If you are looking to learn more about Athens prior to a visit, check out our online lectures at Context Learning.

Will I see all of the major monuments on this tour?
Yes, this tour includes access with timed ticket to the Acropolis Archeological Site, Acropolis Museum, and Ancient Agora. You will also visit the Anafiotika Neighborhood, the Hill of Pnyx, and the Kerameikos Archaeological Site.

What if I want a different itinerary with this expert?
The published itinerary represents Panos’ favorite way to visit Athens. If you are looking for something different, please check out our other Athens offerings!

Is this tour suitable for children? 
We can adapt the itinerary based on the ages, needs, and interests of travelers in your party.
We understand that some of our valued guests may have mobility concerns, and we want to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout your tour. If there are any accessibility concerns that your tour guide will need to be aware of, please let our team know at the time of booking.

Is this tour wheelchair-friendly?
The guide can adjust the itinerary to accommodate mobility issues as needed, but please keep in mind that this tour involves substantial walking, covering inclines, natural terrain, and uneven sidewalks.

Book with confidence — see Context's flexible cancellation policy here.

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Our day touring Athens with Panos was without a doubt the best day of our entire trip to Greece. Panos is a truly extraordinary human being! For eight hours straight he shared with us his wealth of knowledge, his entertaining humor and his super high energy! It is a rare person who can connect with a retired English professor, a fifth-grade teacher and a teenager equally! All three of us were totally engaged the entire day, and we all walked away knowing that it was an absolute privilege to spend the day touring Athens with Panos!
Panos is an amazing guide! It was our favorite day during our 3-week trip. He helped expand our 21-year old granddaughter's mind about history, it's importance how politics has shaped our world for centuries. He took us places we wouldn't have had time to find on our own too. Excellent guide. Highly recommend.
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