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

83 reviews

4 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • See the top attractions in Athens in only four hours
  • Experience the Parthenon before most of the crowds with skip-the-line tickets and a specially-timed itinerary
  • 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
  • Enter the Ancient Greek Agora with skip-the-line tickets and explore iconic monuments like the Temple of Hephaestus
  • Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Plaka, and enjoy a view of the Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds (from the outside)
  • 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

Take a morning to see the top highlights of Athens

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Outstanding historical walking tour of Athens! My guide Alexandros brought the ruins to life with stories and renderings of what places looked like back in the day. Take this tour!!!
Kit · May 18, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
Great walking tour and a knowledgeable guide! My husband and I definitely enjoyed it and would recommend this for anyone wanting more knowledge on the lovely city of Athens.
Mrinmayee · May 15, 2023 · South Africa · Female · 25 to 34 years
We had an English language tour, and even though English was not tour guide's first language, she was quite understandable. The information provided during the tour was informative , but quite repetitive. The 'story' could have been delivered more smoothly. We were also disappointed with the amount of time allotted to stop and take pictures at the important points along the way. The proportion of time at the Parthenon was too low compared to that spent on other portions of the trip.
Jason · Apr 30, 2023 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
We did several Walks tours prior to the pandemic in Italy and they were fantastic. This tour of the Acropolis was equally good. Costas was an excellent guide. You learn so much during a tour and the value is excellent. Highly recommend
Eileen · Apr 24, 2023 · Canada · Female · 55 to 64 years
Overall I think its worth doing a walking tour but I think the number of sites visited should be increased. The tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable however there was way too much talking and less seeing. This makes it boring after couple of hours. High level history would be nice rather than such deep discussion.
Purvin · Apr 16, 2023 · United States

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point
This tour meets in front of Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina 117 42. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign.

The cafe is located next to the Acropolis Metro (subway) stop. When exiting the subway take the exit "Maykryianni / Athanasiou Diakou                

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers, or people with limited mobility?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +1-202-684-69163 (International) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.
Is there much walking on this tour?
This tour does involve walking. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty and comfortable walking shoes are a must!

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