Acropolis, Athens city tour, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum
Athens Tours

 

Tour Code: SAT 22

 

56 € Adults

48 € Students (must have a valid ID card)

48 € Teenagers (12-17 years)

22 € Children (6-11 years)

Free Admission: Infants (0-5 years)

 Entrance fees not included

 Discounts and Offers

 

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Departure time
9:30 am
Meeting point
Syntagma metro station
Duration time
5 hours and 30 minutes
Info

Walking time
60 minutes 
Walking pace
Moderate 
Language
English
Other languages upon request on a private basis



Highlights

  • Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Zeus, Dionysus Theater and Sanctuary
  • Changing of the Guards, Greek Parliament, National Gardens 
  • The Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum
  • Small group tour
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Only licensed guides
  • Cover all main attractions
  • Feel the pulse of the city 

Tour details

Inclusions: 

  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens Guide magazine
  • Athens map

Exclusions: 

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Modern and Ancient Highlights 

The tour starts at 9:30 am at the Syntagma metro station where you’ll take part in a 10-minute tour inside of the station’s museum.  During the metro’s construction, archaeological artifacts were uncovered here and offer insight into daily life here thousands of years ago. The next stop is the Greek Parliament, followed by the Monument to the Unknown Soldier to watch the Changing of the Guards in a unique ceremony.

The walk continues to the National Gardens of Greece, Zappeion, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The walk continues on to the next stop: the Acropolis. 

Skip-the-Line Access

Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee and the ticket costs will be owed to the tour guide before the tour begins.  We save you time by buying entrance tickets in advance so you can skip the lines. This service is provided at no extra cost.  Note that kids under 18 years old have free admission to the Acropolis and all the archaeological sights.

Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos. 

During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of its historic monuments including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple and other significant sights including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx. 

Note: After the first part of the tour ends on the Acropolis you will have time to take more photos before walking to the Ancient Agora with your guide.  Before the guided Agora tour begins at 13:30 (1:30 pm), you may get a snack or a drink. There will be no time for a leisurely lunch.

Ancient Agora: The Core of Ancient Athenian Life

Of all Athens' ancient sights, the Agora firmly defines the city’s status as the cradle of Western civilization.  This was where ancient Greek democracy came to life.  It was a commercial, political, religious, and cultural hub where the greatest Greeks theorized, spoke out and debated.  Explore the temples, an ancient concert hall and imagine ancient life under its famous long, marble colonnaded arcades.  You’ll also see the significant artifacts at the Agora Museum, located in the two-storied Stoa of Attalos which was built in the 2nd century BC.   

The tour ends at the Ancient Agora at about 15:00 (3:00 pm).  

 

Meeting point

Your Athens Walking Tours guide will be waiting for you holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign inside of the Syntagma metro station, one level down, by the ticket validating machines located underneath the big central hanging clock. Please be at the meeting point by 9:15 am. The tour starts at 9:30 am.

Entrance fees not included

Our Free Skip-the-Line Service

Through our free skip-the-line service, we buy the tickets for you in advance, so you don’t have to wait on line. This complimentary service gives you immediate access to the sights listed on the tour.  We ask that you please make sure you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. 

Entrance is free for guests under 18 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID). 

From April 1 to October 31

  • 30 € (combo) for the adults, covering all the sites that will be visited
  • 15 € for students from non-EU countries  (with current student ID)

From November 1 to March 31 

  • 15 € for students from non-EU countries  (with current student ID)
  • 15 € (combo) for the adults, covering all the sites that will be visited

Prices of the entrance tickets are subject to changes without prior notice. For more details, please check our entrance fees and tickets page

 

Discounts and Offers

  • If you book a second tour with us, you are eligible for a 5% discount. Use the code SNDT at your booking process inside the promo code field.
  • Discount code for families and groups (FMD): 5% discount to families/groups with 4 or more paying members.
  • Discount code for groups of more than 4 participants with second tour (SNDT+4): 10% discount to families or groups (4 or more paying members) booking more than one tours.
  • For more information on discounts and special rates please read the FAQ about discount and special rates

Tour Code: SAT 22

 

56 € Adults

48 € Students (must have a valid ID card)

48 € Teenagers (12-17 years)

22 € Children (6-11 years)

Free Admission: Infants (0-5 years)

 Entrance fees not included

 Discounts and Offers

 

Book now

 

Departure time
9:30 am
Meeting point
Syntagma metro station
Duration time
5 hours and 30 minutes
Info

Walking time
60 minutes 
Walking pace
Moderate 
Language
English
Other languages upon request on a private basis


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