Historical Tours | AGT1 – Athens City tour & Acropolis Tour WITHOUT ticket

Product overview

Explore the most significant modern and ancient sights with our knowledgeable guides. Visit the Temple of Zeus, watch the Changing of the Guards and visit the Acropolis (including the Parthenon, the Nike Temple, and more).

Duration: approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes         


MEETING POINT

Our staff, holding the orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, in the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the given tour departure time.

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Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

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

 

Skip-the-Line Access

Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee. We, however, offer free skip-the-line service by which we purchase the tickets in advance in order to save you time and avoid lining up at the cashier of each archeological site you visit. This service is provided at no extra charge. The ticket costs will be owed to our staff before the tour begins. Children, youths under 25 years old, as well as European senior citizens are entitled to reduced or free admission tickets at the archaeological sites, depending on nationality (a valid ID or passport is required for verification).

 

See the Heart of Athens

This comprehensive city tour takes you to the modern sights in the heart of Athens and the most important ancient sights that have been standing in the city for millennia. The tour concludes at the Acropolis which is one of the most visited and culturally revered ancient sights in the world. It continues to stand higher than the metropolis built around it, offering panoramic views of the entire capital.

 

Modern and Ancient Highlights

Start at the Syntagma metro station for a 10-minute tour inside the station’s museum. Archaeological artifacts uncovered during the metro’s construction 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 where you will watch the Changing of the Guards.

The walk continues to the National Gardens of Athens, Zappeion, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The route passes by the Plaka district to reach the next and final stop: the Acropolis.

 

The Acropolis

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 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. 

 

The tour ends at the Acropolis. 

 

BLACK OUT DATES

  • January 1st - New Year's Day
  • March 25th - National Holiday
  • April 24th - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday
  • May 1st - Labor Day
  • December 25th & 26th - Christmas

 

Note: On Greek Orthodox Good Friday, April 22nd, the tour will start one hour later (at 10.30 am) due to the late opening of the Archaeological sites.

**The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities**