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

127 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: 127

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4.5 /5
based on 125 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
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
This tour was OK, it fundamentally ticked the boxes. But it was really just a tour of the Acropolis and the Agora. We may have walked through the edge of Plaka but not in any depth, other things were not discussed in any depth. The guide was pleasant and knowledgable, her English was excellent. But she arrived late and the tour finished 45 minutes early - I felt that she wasn't terribly interested in the group or the tour. The whole thing had a "going through the motions" feel.
Verified · Peter · Oct 14, 2023 · Australia · Male · 55 to 64 years
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and ensured the pace of the tour accommodated the abilities of all participants. It appeared that two tours were combined so a little disappointed we didn’t walk through the Plaka area but were offered the Acropolis Museum which was not part of the tour we booked.
Verified · Flora · Sep 26, 2023 · Australia · Female · 55 to 64 years
It was a lovely tour that took us to so many interesting sites and spots, got to learn a lot along the way and it was very informative!
Verified · Matthew · Sep 06, 2023 · USA · Male · 25 to 34 years
The tour only focused on acropolis and ancient agora , skipping majority of the other sites mentioned in the description and was wrapped up within 3.5 hours. For an English speaking tour, the content was not very clear or engaging. Overall acropolis was covered well . This was my third tour with walks and recent two have been disappointing.
Verified · Vivek · Sep 05, 2023 · USA · Male · 35 to 44 years

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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