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

164 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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Total Customer Reviews: 164

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4.6 /5
based on 162 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
We enjoyed this tour very much. This tour covered the important sites in Athens including the Acropolis, both Agoras, the Flea Market etc. Alex was a good guide as he gave interesting background information throughout our tour. His voice was a little soft, so I had to ask him to speak louder and occasionally to slow down, so I could understand him. Thankfully the group was small (6), as the audio equipment didn't work very well. The audio quality hissed, echoed, and reverberated so we all discontinued using the equipment soon after the tour began. We would highly recommend taking this tour.
Verified · Melissa · Apr 29, 2024 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years
Our tour guide, Nancy, was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a very comprehensive explanation of the history and significance of the various sites we visited around the acropolis. We had a good group size of only 8 people and the pace was just perfect for us, even though there was one in my group that had mobility issues - we never felt left behind. We went on monuments day so unfortunately couldn't really get early access but Nancy still took us to all the promised locations and made sure we didn't get lost among the crowds. She recommended the best photo spots, too! Highly recommend as a way to learn about the history of the acropolis!
Verified · Sharon · Apr 26, 2024 · Canada · 35 to 44 years
An excellent tour, Amaryllis was incredibly knowledgeable and shared her love of the acropolis and the Parthenon.
Verified · Sue · Apr 03, 2024 · New Zealand · Female · 55 to 64 years
This was a remarkable tour and the guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Was the highlight of our Athens stay.
Verified · Pamela · Mar 20, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
It was a great tour. I'm glad we got started early in the morning since it got more crowded as time went on.
Verified · Mary · Nov 09, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years


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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