Athens in a Day: Complete Athens Day Tour with Acropolis tour, New Acropolis Museum, Plaka Walk & Olympic Stadium

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8 hrs

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Why take this tour?

This comprehensive Athens Walking Tour takes you to all of the city’s main attractions in a single day. Experience the Acropolis before the crowds, explore the Greek Agora, walk the oldest street in the world on a Plaka City stroll, see the treasures inside the New Acropolis Museum, and run in the footsteps of Olympians in the Panathenaic Stadium. With skip-the-line tickets and a local guide, there is no more efficient or accessible way to enjoy the city for travelers short on time.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.The most comprehensive tour of Athens on the market with four skip-the-line tickets included in the price
  • Created with Sketch.Beat the crowds and the heat on an Acropolis Tour following our special itinerary that gets your group to the Parthenon before everyone else
  • Created with Sketch.Explore the rest of the Acropolis with an expert local guide
  • Created with Sketch.Skip-the-line at the Ancient Greek Agora and see beautiful temples like the Stoa of Attalos and the Temple of Hephaestus
  • Created with Sketch.Step inside the New Acropolis Museum for a guided tour featuring the original Parthenon Marbles and the Caryatids
  • Created with Sketch.Take a guided city stroll through the beautiful, historic neighborhood of Plaka
  • Created with Sketch.Step onto the field of the 2,300-year-old Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world made entirely of marble

Take a day to experience all the must-see sights in Athens

Your Athens Day Tour starts with skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis, the mighty temple stronghold at the heart of the city. Following a specially-timed itinerary, you’ll reach the Parthenon with fewer crowds. Your guide will tell you the stories and secrets behind the jaw-dropping building, then show you around the other main sights of the Acropolis including the Monumental Gateway, Erechtheum, and Theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus.

After your guided Acropolis Tour, you’ll head down the hill and use skip-the-line tickets to enter the Ancient Greek Agora - the commercial heart of Athens over 2,000 years ago - to see buildings like the Stoa of Attalos and the incomparable Temple ...

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Your Athens Day Tour starts with skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis, the mighty temple stronghold at the heart of the city. Following a specially-timed itinerary, you’ll reach the Parthenon with fewer crowds. Your guide will tell you the stories and secrets behind the jaw-dropping building, then show you around the other main sights of the Acropolis including the Monumental Gateway, Erechtheum, and Theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus.

After your guided Acropolis Tour, you’ll head down the hill and use skip-the-line tickets to enter the Ancient Greek Agora - the commercial heart of Athens over 2,000 years ago - to see buildings like the Stoa of Attalos and the incomparable Temple of Hephaestus.

The morning section of your tour ends with an Athens City Tour through the historic neighborhood of Plaka. You’ll walk the oldest street in the world and take in lovely views of the Roman Agora, including the Tower of the Winds, the world’s first meteorological station.

After a break for lunch (with plenty of food recommendations from your guide), your Athens Walking Tour reconvenes with skip-the-line tickets at the New Acropolis Museum. Inside, you’ll see a carefully-selected collection of the top archeological treasures from Athens. The highlights are the Caryatids, enormous statues of women that once supported the entablature of the Erechtheion (the ones you saw on the actual temple are recreations) and the world-famous Parthenon Marbles. Your guide will discuss everything you see and bring the artifacts to life with their stories, anecdotes, and facts about the world of Ancient Greece.

Leaving the museum, you’ll pass the Arch of Hadrian en route to the 2,300-year-old Panathenaic stadium. This is the only stadium on earth constructed entirely from marble, and the home of the first modern Olympics. You’ll enter with skip-the-line tickets and step onto the track where runners have been racing for more than a millennium.

Your Athens Day Tour ends inside the stadium but we leave you with a special gift, a combo pass with five-day validity that gets you inside five of Athens’ most popular 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
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Parthenon Marbles
  • Caryatids
  • Roman Agora (from the outside)
  • Tower of the Winds (from the outside)
  • Gate of Athena Archegetis
  • Ancient Greek Agora (inside)
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Stoa of Attalos
  • Plaka city stroll
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Arch of Hadrian
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the New Acropolis Museum
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Panathenaic Stadium
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Ancient Greek Agora
  • Combo Pass to six other attractions with five-day validity
  • Plaka city stroll
  • City stroll with small group of 15 people and English-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of seven or more
Seeing the Parthenon without the crowds adds a whole new dimension to the experience
Your guide will be an expert in the history of Ancient Athens
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Babis was an excellent guide! He was pleasant and extremely knowledgeable, sharing factual information as well as interesting stories. Our teenage girls also commented on how good he was at delivering information. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Melina did a great job on the tour explaining greek culture and history. Also getting us involved during the tour.