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

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Location: Athens
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 8.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Athens
Highlights - The most comprehensive tour of Athens on the market with 4 skip the line tickets included in the price.
- Beat the crowds and the heat at the Parthenon by using skip the line tickets and following our special itinerary that gets your group to the top of the Acropolis before everyone else.
- 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, Erechtheum, and Theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus.
- Skip the lines at the Ancient Greek Agora and see beautiful temples like the Stoa of Attalos and the Temple of Hephaestus.
- Step inside the New Acropolis Museum for a guided tour featuring the original Parthenon Marbles and the Caryatids.
- Take a guided city stroll through the beautiful, historic neighborhood of Plaka.
Summary
This is the most comprehensive tour of Athens on the market. Spend a full day exploring the city with an expert guide and all-inclusive skip the line tickets to the city’s most popular attractions. You’ll tour the Acropolis before the crowds arrive, see the treasures of the New Acropolis Museum, gape at the Temple of Hephaestus in the Ancient Greek Agora, lose yourself in the atmospheric streets of Plaka, and run in the footsteps of history’s greatest athletes inside a millennia-old stadium that hosted the first modern Olympic games. If you don’t have a lot of time in Athens and want to visit all of the city’s top attractions, this is the experience for you. 

Description
This comprehensive experience takes you to all of Athens’ most important attractions in a single day. With all-inclusive, skip the line tickets to all sights and an expert local guide to show you around, there is no more enjoyable or authentic way to enjoy the city for travelers who are short on time. 

You start 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 before many of the crowds arrive. After you have learned its story and a few of its secrets, your guide will show you around the other main sights of the Acropolis including the Monumental Gateway,  Erechtheum, Theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus.

As the Acropolis begins to fill with visitors you’ll head down the hill and use skip the line tickets to enter the Ancient Greek Agora, the commercial center of the Athens over 2,000 years ago. Here, you’ll learn about everyday life in the world’s first democracy and see buildings like the Stoa of Attalos and the incomparable Temple of Hephaestus, which is about 2,500 years old but looks like it was built yesterday. 

Your morning ends with a stroll through the historic neighborhood of Plaka where you’ll walk the oldest street in the world and take in lovely views of the Roman Agora, from the outside, including the Tower of the Winds, the world’s first meteorological station.

Breaking for lunch, your guide will give you plenty of recommendations for their favorite spots to eat, then you’ll reconvene with skip the line tickets at the New Acropolis Museum, which houses all the artistic treasures that once adorned the Acropolis. The highlights are the Caryatids, enormous statues of women that once supported the entablature of the Erechtheon (the ones you saw on the actual temple are recreations) and the world-famous Parthenon Marbles. Your guide will help you understand the beauty and importance of these ancient masterpieces with stories, anecdotes, and expert opinions. With a small group of no more than 15 people you'll have all the time you want to ask them questions, so don't be shy!

After you leave the museum, you’ll pass the iconic Arch of Hadrian en route to your final stop of the day, the  Panathenaic stadium. This 2,300-year-old stadium is the only one on earth built entirely from marble and also where the first modern Olympics took place. You’ll enter with skip the line tickets and actually step onto the track where runners have been racing for more than a millennia and feel the thrill of literally walking (or running) in the footsteps of history.  

Your tour ends inside the stadium but we leave you with a special gift, a combo pass with 5-day validity that gets you inside 5 of Athens’ most popular attractions, including Hadrian’s Library, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and more.

It would take a lifetime to see all the of the art, culture, and archeology that Athens has to offer, but if you want to see as much as you can in a single day, you won’t find a more comprehensive or enjoyable experience than this small group tour.


Commentary English: Guide
Included 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 6 other attractions with 5-day validity
Plaka City Stroll
City stroll with small group of 15 people and English-speaking guide
Headsets for 7 or more people
Excluded Lunch
Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Gratuities
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Know before you go - Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
- At all archeological & museum sites: no drinks (except water) or food is allowed.
- Please note that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside the New Arcopolis Museum and will have to be left at the bag check desk.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-03-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
January 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:00 AM Departure - Sun, Mon, Wed, Sat (except 01 May 2021, 02 May 2021)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 37.9685491, 23.7276544
Address: Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athens, Athina, 11742, GR
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Acron+Cafe/@37.9685491,23.7276544,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x14a1bd172df161b9:0x757b7831add2998f!8m2!3d37.9685449!4d23.7298431
Notes: This tour meets in front of Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina 117 42. The cafe is located next to the Acropolis Metro (subway) stop. When exiting the subway take the exit "Maykryianni / Athanasiou Diakou".
Start Location Notes Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athens, Athina, 11742, GR
End Location Address Panathenaic (Olympic) Stadium, Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou, Athens, Athina, 11635, GR
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 37.9683342, 23.7411118
Address: Panathenaic (Olympic) Stadium, Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou, Athens, Athina, 11635, GR
Directions: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Panathenaic+Stadium/@37.9683342,23.7411118,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa74ab8bf25aeb046!8m2!3d37.9683342!4d23.7411118
Notes:
Start Location Notes Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athens, Athina, 11742, GR
End Location Address Panathenaic (Olympic) Stadium, Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou, Athens, Athina, 11635, GR

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €99.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €84.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name 2020 Pricing
Option Description 2020 Pricing

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Can I take photos in the New Acropolis Museum?

Photographs are permitted in all Museum exhibition areas, except for the Archaic Acropolis Gallery.

Is there a place I can leave my bag in the New Acropolis Museum?

The cloakroom is located on the ground floor of the Museum, where all backpacks and packages must be deposited. To avoid lengthy delays in queues, such items should not be brought into the Museum. The Museum holds no responsibility for valuables or fragile items deposited in the cloakroom.

Can I re-enter the New Acropolis museum at another time with my ticket?

No, the tickets are one-use only, unfortunately.

Can I bring a bag to the Acropolis?

Small bags are allowed but medium and big bags will not be allowed into the Acropolis and will need to be stored in the cloakroom. This is simply to protect the statues in the halls.

Can I take photos at the Acropolis?

Yes cameras are allowed to all our tours! In fact, we strongly encourage participants to take photos during our tours. But do have in mind that on the Acropolis, tripods and/or professional cameras are not allowed. Also at the Acropolis Museum, there are some areas where photos are not allowed. Your guide will inform you about this properly.

What kind of footwear can I wear in the Acropolis?

You should wear non-slippery and comfortable shoes as the ground is covered in marbles, and is quite slippery. Flip flops are not allowed.

What is the dress code for the Acropolis?

The dress code for monuments is very relaxed and there are no outstanding rules on clothing. However, you do need to wear non-slippery and comfortable shoes as the ground is covered in marbles, and is quite slippery. Flip flops are not allowed.

Can I go for a run in the Panathenaic Stadium?

If you feel energetic, you can go for a run around the stadium, on the footsteps of great athletes! Athletic shoes are necessary!

Do I need any ID for any tours in Athens?

No, ID is not needed for entering monuments in Athens.

Should I bring anything with me?

On warm days, we suggest you bring along a bottle of water and sun protection. You should also wear non-slippery and comfortable shoes as the ground is covered in marbles, and is quite slippery (no flip flops).

Are tours in wheelchair accessible in Athens?

Tours in Athens are unfortunately not accessible with wheelchairs. They would be dangerous due to the uneven ground and marble floors.

Can I bring a stroller?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate strollers on these tours due to uneven ground and the marble floors.

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