Have a wonderful City tour and visit definitely the Acropolis, the crown of Athens. After the tour you can have a relaxing stroll in the Athens old town, the Plaka for a quick lunch and some shopping. Your can continue with the Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon tour where you will enjoy breathtaking views and you will take amazing pictures.
Join the Athens Food tour which will give you an insight on the Greek gastronomy. Walk in a non touristy part of Athens where you will make many delicious stops. You will visit deli shops, restaurants and the bustling Athens Central Market. In the afternoon test your cooking skills in the Athens Cooking Lesson with hands on cooking with fresh ingredients. Learn about the Mediterranean diet, prepare with the help of your experienced cooking instructor a real Greek feast and enjoy it with the rest of your classmates.
If your time in Athens is really limited combine history and gastronomy in just one tour. Book our Private Acropolis & Athens Food Tour. See the Acropolis, the landmark of Athens and enjoy traditional delicacies in just 5 hours!
Except from our private tours which can be arranged for any time convenient for you, there are also some small group afternoon tours. It is the Sunset Acropolis Tour, the Acropolis Museum tour, the Ancient Agora and also the Cape Sounion Tour.
If you book a private tour you can visit the Acropolis any time convenient for you. Our group tours visit the Acropolis at about 11:30 am. People believe that going up to the Acropolis very early they will avoid the crowds but they get negatively surprised as many people make the same thought. We advise you to go shortly before noon that most of the early visitors are gone and the Acropolis is usually less crowded.
At Athens Walking Tours, we pride ourselves on providing two types of immersive tour experiences: private tours and shared small group tours. Each option offers unique benefits that cater to different travel preferences, and both offer the advantage of provided earsets to ensure the best possible audio experience. Here's what to expect from each tour option:
Private tours are exclusively tailored for individuals, families, or groups who seek a personalized touring experience. When you book a private tour, your party will be the only participants. This allows for a flexible itinerary customized to your interests and pace. Note that private tours come at a higher cost on a per-person basis because the tour resources, including the guide's time and expertise, are devoted solely to your party.
Every guest on a private tour will receive an ear set. This not only enhances the audio experience but also allows guests to maintain a comfortable distance from the guide and other party members while still hearing every intriguing detail about Athens' rich history.
Personalized Experience: Tours are tailored to your group's interests, needs, and pace.
Exclusive Guide: Your guide's full attention is dedicated to your group, ensuring a comprehensive and engaging experience.
Flexibility: Adjustments can be made to the schedule and itinerary as per your preferences.
Privacy: The tour is exclusively for your group, offering a more intimate environment.
Improved Audio Experience: Provided ear sets offer better audio clarity and freedom to move about without missing any information.
Shared small group tours are designed for solo travelers or small groups who enjoy the opportunity to meet and interact with other like-minded explorers. Group sizes for these tours range from a minimum of 2 participants to a maximum of 24, averaging around 16 persons per tour. These tours are a cost-effective option as the expense is shared among the participants, reducing the per-person cost.
Similar to private tours, guests in shared small group tours will also be provided with ear sets. This ensures everyone can clearly hear the guide's commentary even if they choose to keep some distance from the group for personal comfort.
Cost-Effective: As the tour cost is shared among participants, this makes for a more affordable per-person price.
Social Interaction: Offers an excellent opportunity to interact and share experiences with fellow travelers from around the globe.
Structured Itinerary: Shared tours follow a set itinerary, ideal for those who prefer a planned schedule and do not wish to worry about logistics.
Balanced Attention: Despite the group setting, our guides ensure every participant receives personalized attention, ensuring an engaging and immersive experience.
Improved Audio Experience: Provided ear sets mean you can clearly hear the guide's commentary, no matter your position in the group.
Regardless of whether you choose a private tour or a shared small group tour, our aim at Athens Walking Tours is to provide an unforgettable exploration of Athens. Our knowledgeable guides are passionate about sharing their insights into Greek history and culture, promising a tour experience that will leave lasting memories.
No, there is not. However, we usually require at least 2 participants for the shared small group tours. In the rare event that there are no other participants and you are traveling solo, we will contact you to discuss all open options. We are committed to ensuring you have an enriching and enjoyable tour experience, regardless of the circumstances.
The group sizes for our shared small group tours can vary, but they are always kept within a range that ensures an intimate and balanced experience for every guest. This allows each participant to interact meaningfully with the tour guide and fellow participants. Here are the specifics for each type of tour:
Cultural - Historical Tours: For these enlightening tours, the group size can range from a minimum of 2 participants to a maximum of 24, with an average group size typically around 14 people.
Food and Wine Tours: On our gastronomical adventures, we keep the groups smaller to facilitate a more intimate experience. Group size ranges from a minimum of 2 participants to a maximum of 16, with the average group size being about 8 people.
Cooking Lessons: In our hands-on cooking classes, we want to ensure each participant gets personal attention and guidance, hence we limit the group size to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 16 participants, with an average group usually consisting of 6 people.
Regardless of the type of tour you choose, we maintain optimal group sizes to ensure every guest enjoys a rich, interactive, and personal experience with us at Athens Walking Tours.
Yes, we do! Our private tours are perfect for individuals, families, or small groups who prefer a more personalized and exclusive experience. When you book a private tour, your party will be the only participants, allowing for a tailored journey through Athens at your preferred pace.
Absolutely! While shared small group tours include more participants, we maintain a balance to ensure each participant receives personalized attention. Plus, every participant receives an ear set to clearly hear the guide's commentary, regardless of their position in the group.
To ensure that everyone can hear the guide clearly, regardless of the group's size, we provide ear sets (usually earbuds) for all guests on our tours. This not only enhances the audio experience but also provides the freedom to move about comfortably without missing any captivating details about Athens' rich history.
We have two morning tours for you at 9:30 and 11:15 am which cover all you need to see in town at a very limited time but we can also set up a private tour for you at your time convenience.
Our daily operated tours are designed to cover all major monuments and attractions one should see being in town for a short or limited time. Check them and choose the best for your. And most important, all our tours are operated by licensed, knowledgeable, well educated tour guides.
Our tour guide was excellent - knowledgeable, funny and patient. When you see the Acropolis from the ground you think you can’t climb that much, but our guide paced our group perfectly
Matthew_S | Sep 23 | Athens Acropolis & Parthenon
We went on this tour today and had the BEST time. Our guide Giota was incredible, so knowledgable and passionate and honestly made the tour for us. She answered all of our questions, went at a comfortable pace in the heat and made a 6 hour walk feel like nothing. Thank you so much Giota! Highly recommend this tour if you don’t have long in Athens - you will see and learn so much in such a short space of time!
Katie Comber | Sep 23 | City, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Excellent, the perfect mix of casual and structured morning. Loved learning the history from Theodora.
Samantha | Sep 23 | Athens Highlights & Acropolis
Our tour guide name was Charoula, she was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We did a tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend!
Nikola Romer | Oct 23 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Margarita was the best tour guide we could have gotten!Knowledgeable, passionate, and natural teacher.Learned a lot because of her!
Katie | Oct 23 | Acropolis of Athens Tour
Excellent tour. Apollos was a true expert and great story teller. Everything we saw was made so much more meaningful and entertaining. Highly recommend.
Steve | Oct 23 | City Tour & Acropolis Museum
Nicholas was amazing! With his guidance we prepared a 7 course meal! He was hands on and very engaging. The best part was dining outside with a view of the Acropolis. Wow!
Lonnie | Sep 23 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Easy to book, excellent instructions pre tour. Lots of thunderstorms before we were due to leave but the company returned my very early email promptly which was comforting. Tour was amazing. No crowds this early. Guide Niobe was informative, passionate and entertaining.
Karen | Sep 23 | First Access Acropolis Tour
The guide, Antonis, was very good. He was patient and answered all questions well and courteously. He understood the situation.
Alphonse | Oct 23 | Athens: Acropolis Tour
Theodora was an outstanding guide - her knowledge of archeology, history and modern day Athens is truly remarkable. It made our trip to the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum so much more valuable and worthwhile than had we have done it alone. We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour with her!
Daniel | July 23 | Private Tour: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Eva was a fantastic guide and shared so much history along the way. More than a food tour, excellent value!
Marla D | Aug 23 | Athens Food Tour
Nikki and Stella were excellent, knowledgeable and personable instructors. The conveyed their love for their food and culture. The venue was beautiful and the food was delicious. Nice group setting- I enjoyed meeting the other participants.
Melissa | Sep 23 | Athens Cooking Lesson
Great tour, wonderful guide! I recommend going early and getting a rare quiet glimpse at this historic site!
Kate | Oct 23 | Early Morning Acropolis & Parthenon
Loved this tour! Not only did you not have to stand in the long lines for tickets and ques, you got an amazing guide through the Acropolis. She was amazing. She had a notebook, showing you how the ruins look in the past, which really brought it to life. Highly recommend as we were able to guarantee our tour time before our cruise that afternoon. Definitely recommend a morning tour as it does get very busy and hot.
Kathy_H | Oct 23 | Acropolis & Parthenon
Exactly the type of tour for a great overview of the acropolis and museum.Fantastic, informative, so cool to see and learn about ancient history. Meet up spot was simple and tour guide was very good.
John O | Oct 23 | Acropolis & Acropolis Museum