Best of Athens City Tour: First Entry Acropolis Tour, Ancient Agoras & Plaka Walk

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Location: Athens
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 4.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Athens
Highlights - See the top attractions in Athens in only 4 hours.
- See the Parthenon before most of the crowds with skip the line tickets and a specially-timed itinerary.
- 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, and Erechtheum.
- Take in panoramic views over all of Athens from the top of the Acropolis.
- Enter the Ancient Greek Agora with skip the line tickets and explore iconic monuments like the Temple of Hephaestus.
- Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Plaka, and enjoy a view of the Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds (from the outside).
Summary
Experience the very best archeological highlights of Athens with this visit to the heart of the ancient city. Following an expert local guide who has spent their life studying history and art, you’ll explore the Parthenon before the crowds show up, see the iconic Temple of Hephaestus in the Ancient Greek Agora, and lose yourself in the winding streets of historic Plaka. For people who want to take a deep dive into the history of the world’s first great democracy, this is an experience like no other. 

Description
This half-day experience is a great way to pack a lot of history into a small amount of time by immersing yourself in attractions that harken back to the ancient heyday of Athens. You’ll see some of its greatest monuments and explore its most vibrant neighborhood, all in the company of an expert, English-speaking guide. 

Your day begins with First-entry, skip the line tickets to the Acropolis, the mighty stronghold crowned by the Parthenon. On the way up the hill, you’ll see some of the other sights, including the theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus, then arrive at the Parthenon before the other crowds. After you have spent some quality time with this jaw-dropping building, you’ll visit the other major sights on the hill, including the Monumental Gateway,  Erechtheum, and Temple of Nike Athena all framed by stunning views over the entire city. With a small group and headsets, you'll never struggle to hear your guide and there's always plenty of time for all your questions. 

Heading down the bluff, you’ll enter the Ancient Greek Agora with skip the line tickets. This was the commercial center of the old city as is filled with ruins dating back some 2,500 years. You’ll learn about everyday life in the ancient city as you take in old monuments, civic buildings, and temples. The highlight is the jaw-dropping Temple of Hephaestus, one of the best-preserved ancient temples in the world.

Leaving the Ancient Greek Agora, you’ll enter the neighborhood of Plaka, where history and present-day blur as you stroll down the oldest street in the world. You’ll learn how the city has changed under various rulers over more than 2,000 years and how the modern state of Greece was born much more recently than you might think. Other highlights include a view of the Roman Agora and Tower of the wind (the first meteorological station in the world), Lyssikrates Monument, the Arch of Hadrian and the Melina Merkouri Cafe.

Your tour ends in Plaka but we leave you with a special gift: a combo pass that you can use within five days to enter 5 of the city’s best attractions, including Hadrian’s Library, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and more.

This is a great tour for history buffs who want to immerse themselves in Hellenistic culture. With your local expert guide and all-inclusive, skip the line tickets to all attractions, there’s no more accessible way to travel back more than 2,000 years and visit the birth of the civilization. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line tickets to the Acropolis
Skip the line tickets to the Ancient Greek Agora
Combo pass with 5-day validity to 5 other attractions in Athens
Headsets for groups over 7 people
Local expert guide
Plaka City Stroll
Excluded 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.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

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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, Athina, Athens, 117 42, GR
Directions: 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". 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:
Start Location Notes Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina, Athens, 117 42, GR
End Location Address Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina, Athens, 117 42, GR
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 37.9685491, 23.7276544
Address: Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina, Athens, 117 42, GR
Notes:
Start Location Notes Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina, Athens, 117 42, GR
End Location Address Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina, Athens, 117 42, 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 €75.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €65.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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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 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 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.

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).

Do I need any ID for any tours in Athens?

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

Can I bring a stroller?

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

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.

Confirmation necessary? No
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