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Best of Athens City Tour: First Entry Acropolis Tour, Ancient Agoras & Plaka Walk

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4 hours

Max 10

Why take this tour?

This Athens City Tour lets you experience the top archeological highlights of the city in a single morning. With a small group and an expert local guide, you’ll explore the Parthenon before most of the crowds show up, see the iconic Temple of Hephaestus in the Ancient Greek Agora, and lose yourself in the winding streets of Plaka. For people who want to take a deep dive into the history of the world’s first democracy, this is a great way to pack a lot of history into a small amount of time.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.See the top attractions in Athens in only four hours
  • Created with Sketch.Experience the Parthenon before most of the crowds with skip-the-line tickets and a specially-timed itinerary
  • Created with Sketch.Explore the Acropolis with an expert local guide and see some of the most jaw-dropping structures in the ancient world, including the Monumental Gateway and Erechtheum
  • Created with Sketch.Enter the Ancient Greek Agora with skip-the-line tickets and explore iconic monuments like the Temple of Hephaestus
  • Created with Sketch.Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Plaka, and enjoy a view of the Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds (from the outside)

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Take a morning to see the top highlights of Athens

Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.

Your Athens City Tour begins with first-entry tickets to the Acropolis. On the way up the hill, you’ll see some of the other sights, including the theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus, then arrive at the Parthenon before the majority of the crowds. After your guide gives you a full Parthenon tour, you’ll visit the other major sights on the hill, including the Monumental Gateway, Erechtheum, and Temple of Nike Athena. Be sure to bring a camera; you’ll want to capture the stunning views over the city.

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Due to Covid-19, this tour has been amended to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.

Your Athens City Tour begins with first-entry tickets to the Acropolis. On the way up the hill, you’ll see some of the other sights, including the theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus, then arrive at the Parthenon before the majority of the crowds. After your guide gives you a full Parthenon tour, you’ll visit the other major sights on the hill, including the Monumental Gateway, Erechtheum, and Temple of Nike Athena. Be sure to bring a camera; you’ll want to capture the stunning views over the city.

Leaving the Acropolis, your Athens City Tour enters the Ancient Greek Agora with skip-the-line tickets. This was the commercial center of the old city and is filled with ruins dating back some 2,500 years. Your guide will bring the ruins to life as they lead you on a full tour culminating with the Temple of Hephaestus - one of the best-preserved ancient temples in the world.

The last stop of the day is Plaka, where history and present-day blur as you stroll down the oldest street in the world. Your guide will show you the most interesting points in the neighborhood including a view of the Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds (the first meteorological station in the world), Lysicrates Monument, the Arch of Hadrian and the Melina Merkouri Cafe. At the end of your Athens City Tour, we’ll leave you with a special gift: a combo pass that you can use within five days to enter five of the city’s best attractions, including Hadrian’s Library and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

  • Sites Visited
  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Erechtheum
  • Monumental Gateway
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Theater of Dionysus
  • Theater of Herodes Atticus
  • Ancient Greek Agora
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Stoa of Attalos
  • Roman Agora (from the outside)
  • Tower of the Winds (from the outside)
  • Plaka
  • Tripod Street (Oldest street in the world)
  • Arch of Hadrian
  • Lyssikrates Monument
  • Melina Merkouri Cafe
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Ancient Greek Agora
  • Headsets for groups over seven
  • Local expert guide
  • Plaka city stroll
Taking in the views of the Athens from the Acropolis
See the Parthenon without the big crowds
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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Ellie! She was incredibly knowledgeable. Engaging. Fun. Friendly. And a true joy to be around. Our tour was our first day in Athens and we learned SO much and were able to re-visit places we wanted to spend additional time. We can’t say enough about our guide Ellie. The tour. The city. And the content overall. We HIGHLY recommend this tour and would take another

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