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Explore Athens city through this amazing group tour, visit Acropolis & Acropolis Museum & much more in between.

From
68 €
per person
  • Entrance fees to the Archaeological sites and Museum (No waiting in line)
  • Pick up / Drop off from Athens hotels
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games of the modern era, where we will make a short stop. As we continue our trip, we will pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace), guarded by the Evzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, the University, the National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma). One cannot take a tour of Athens without visiting the Acropolis, one of the world's most prominent sites and a symbol for democracy in the Western world! It is there that you will explore architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Pericles. From the Propylaea, to the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and of course the Parthenon, a place where 'there is harmony between material and spirit', a the monument that 'restores order in the mind', as ancient Greeks used to say. Your last stop will be the modern Acropolis Museum, with nearly 4,000 exhibits of Hellenism housed inside.

Departure approximately at 08:45 - Return approximately at 13:30

With this tour, we will attempt to go beyond the façade, delving into the human aspect of this community that has remained vibrant for centuries and has inspired numerous Greek and foreign artists.

From
30 €
per person
  • Walking Tour
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

 

Not included:

  • Your international airfare
  • Personal expenses, beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

With this tour, we will attempt to go beyond the façade, delving into the human aspect of this community that has remained vibrant for centuries and has inspired numerous Greek and foreign artists. We will follow the footsteps of Jacques Calley, Hans Christian Andersen, Lord Byron, Vivien Leigh, Lawrence Olivier, Margot Fonteyn, Chateaubriand, Henry Miller, Patrick Leigh Fermor, and Rex Warner – to name but just a few, while we will also get acquainted with the haunts or residences of some of the most renowned Greek poets like Seferis, Elytis, Palamas, Sikelianos, and Drossinis. Accompanied by the echo of the old 'laternas' or the cantatas that once upon a time, used to be performed in these streets, we will recount stories of love and betrayal – some of them real, others inspired by Greek cinema – and we will explore the cultural evolution of the Athenian society during Greece’s modern history.

We will meet outside the Acropolis Metro Station and, from there, we will enter the old alleys of Plaka, passing by the Lycicrates Monument, Tripodon street, old taverns, and well-known residences. We will walk next to the Rizokastro wall, climbing the stairs of the Anafiotika neighborhood to admire a panoramic view of Athens and we will pass by the old University heading towards Monastiraki. Step by step, Plaka will lose its tourist edge and despite its bustling streets, it will soon begin to feel like home.

The tour will finish at around 9:00 pm as you will arrive at a local tavern to enjoy some traditional Greek food.

Visit all Athens main attractions, including Acropolis, Plaka, the National Garden & much more through this guided walk.

From
38 €
per person
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- The entrance fee (20,00 €) to the Acropolis
- The entrance fee (5,00 - 10,00 € depending on season) to the Acropolis Museum
- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

The tour, which is a must while in Athens, begins in front of the House of Parliament in Syntagma Square, where you will see the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and the change of the famous Evzone Guards. A pleasant walk will follow through the National Gardens and on to the Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian's Arch. From there you will enter the Plaka area, heading towards the Acropolis and visit with your Guide the Propylaia, the Temple of Nike and the Parthenon, monuments that remind us the glory of ancient Athens and the golden age of Pericles. You will also experience the Athenian Agora, the Observatories, the Hill of Democracy (Pnyx), Mars and Phlloppapos Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theater of Dionysus. At the end of the tour, and since you are so close, do not miss the opportunity to visit on your own the Acropolis Museum.

Departure at approximately 09:45 from Amalia Hotel - Tour ends at approximately 13:00 at the Acropolis

Discover the ancient secrets of Athens through this walking city tour around the Acropolis rock.

From
49 €
per person
  • Walking Tour
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

 

Not included:

  • Your international airfare
  • Personal expenses, beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

Our tour starts at the Acropolis Metro Station and through the pedestrian road towards the Hill of the Muses, passing in front of the Acropolis Rock. Once on the Hill of the Muses, we'll stroll along paths carved by the famous architect Dimitrios Pikionis until we reach the site known as "Socrates’ Prison". It is there that we will stop for a few minutes and some well-earned rest. Continuing our journey through history, we will hike up the hill to the top, where the ever-standing the pine trees accompanied by the loud song of the cicadas will make you feel like you are back in ancient Greece. Under the refreshing shade of the trees, you will enjoy the most spectacular panorama of the Parthenon, while listening to the stories that formed the city of Athens.

We will proceed towards the hill of Pnyx – where the heart of Athenian democracy beat in antiquity – and then reach the Hill of the Nymphs, passing in front of the National Observatory, the first research foundation of modern Greece and one of the oldest in Southern Europe. Back on the pedestrian road as it descends towards Thisseio (one of the most historic neighborhoods of Athens), where we will take Adrianou street, a place always bustling with people, heading to Monastiraki Square. We will make a stop in front of a few remains from the Roman and Ottoman eras, before entering the busy alleys of the flea market and the Avyssinias Square where antiques for every taste can be found. Finally, we will reach the neighborhood of Psiri where signs of urban life start to appear in the form of graffiti. Street art defines contemporary Athens and gives the city a unique look.

No Greek experience is complete without a culinary element, so our tour will conclude at around 14:00 as we arrive at a local tavern to enjoy some traditional Greek food.

This tour will give you the opportunity to taste small bites of modern Greek history and architecture, as well as discover the secrets of Greek gastronomic tradition.

From
65 €
per person
  • 4-hour walking tour of Athens with an English speaking guide
  • Taste a selection of Greek specialties including koulóuria (sesame bread rings) and Loukoumia
  • Drink a ‘Tsipouro’ a Miran with delicacies
  • Explore Varvakios Agora with an expert guide and learn about the city’s culinary history
  • Try a traditionally brewed Greek coffee
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

 

Not included:

  • Your international airfare
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

We will start the tour from the head of the road at the historic Omonoia Square (Concordance Square), where the two so-called Baggeia hotels tower over both sides. Both Baggion and the affiliated Megas Alexandros (Alexander the Great) hotels were designed by the famous philhellene architect Ernst Ziller. After passing by the Mansion of the Civil Servants Joint Stock Fund build by the architect Vassileios Kouremenos following the neoclassical and modernist style with impressive mosaics formed by the National School of Arts in Paris. As we descent towards Monastiraki we will make a short stop to taste koulóuria (traditional sesame bread rings) and afterwards arrive at the Athens City Hall and the Kotzia square - formerly known as Ludovico’s Square, in honor of the father of King Othon (the first king of Greece). Across the road and through the Sofokleous and Socratous streets we'll pass by the old tavern 'Diporto' and walk to the small Theater Square towards the Diplareios Manufacturing School, which has trained up to 65.000 craftsmen.

A stop at the famous Miran charcuterie is in order, so get ready for a uniquely Greek culinary experience. Pastrami, delicious sausages and smoked pork is one the menu, and of course to wash it down, a glass of tsipouro or ouzo. Just a few steps further we'll encounter the small Stoa Koniari, one of the city's many galleries and opposite that is the church of Saint John at the Column. Continuing our stroll down Euripidou Street, we'll stop at the Bahar shop, a famous Athenian spot for high quality spices. With all this walking you can't be too careful about your blood sugar, so time for another little treat! This time we will taste loukoumia (with or without almond) at the nearby Tsakanikas pastry shop.

We have finally arrived at Varvakeios Agora, the Central Market of Athens. This is literally the capital's Grand Central Station of food, where people from all walks of life converge to discover the freshest and most delicious ways to satiate their hunger. Make no mistake, everyone shops here, from celebrity chefs to neighborhood grocery store owners. Named after one of Greece’s national heroes, gentleman pirate Ioannis Varvakis, the  market is a tribute to the everyman. A place that knows no class divide, this historic open market with bioclimatic ventilation was built in 1886. We will wander in the meat and fish markets to get to know the delicacies residing in the Greek seas, buy fruits and vegetables, before finally trying a traditionally brewed Greek coffee.

Our tour will finish at around 12.30 - 13:00 as we arrive at a local tavern to enjoy some traditional Greek food.