This comprehensive city tour will show you some of the most important landmarks and sights of the historical center of Athens but also a thorough visit to the Acropolis where your guide will give you in-depth guided tour of the history of this world heritage site and its breathtaking monuments.
The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where your guide will show you shortly the archaeological exhibits that came to light during the construction of the metro. You will then continue on to the House of the Greek parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and watch the changing of the guards.
Your walking tour of Athens continues towards the National Gardens passing by the the neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have to opportunity to visit. Finally we reach the Acropolis where we will begin our ascent while taking in the spectacular views of the city below.
During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.
- Professional and licensed guide
- Athens guide magazine
- Walking tour
- Athens map
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pick up / drop off
Meeting Point: The meeting point is inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines.
Entrance fees: Admission tickets are being paid cash to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access. Please note that passport or ID card is required.