Duration: 3 hours approx.
Total walking time: 45 minutes
Guide: Local licensed guide
Walking pace: Moderate
Entrance fees: Not included
Meeting point: Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time.
Ask us for pick up from your hotel! Some, but not all hotels are conveniently located within the route of the tour and in this case, our guide will gladly meet you at your hotel lobby and start your tour from there.
● Private Tour
● Local licensed guide
● Skip-the-line service
● Athens guide magazine
● Athens map
● Entrance fees
● Hotel pickup and drop off
● Food and beverages
● Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
Sites viewed and visited:
● The changing of the guards
● A short guided tour at the Syntagma Metro Station displays
● The Zappeion Hall
● The Zeus Temple
● The Hadrian's Arch
● The Theater of Dionysus
● The Acropolis of Athens with all its monuments such as the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, the Agrippa monument and the Nike Temple.
● Herodion, Filopappos Hill, Mars Hill, Ancient Agora and many more
The Essential City Tour
Meet with your expert licensed private guide in the heart of Athens, Syntagma square and start with a brief look at a lovely collection of archaeological findings dating from classical times and discovered during excavations in the area. Continue to the elegant House of Parliament to watch the Change of Guards done by the famous Evzones, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Walk through the cool and shady National Garden, the former Queen Amalia’s Garden and admire the neoclassical architecture of Zappeion Hall. Learn about the first Olympic Games of modern times and about prominent figures of Athens recent history. Visit the Zeus Temple and Hadrian’s Arch from the Roman Era. Walk along the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou walkway until you reach the side entrance to the Acropolis.
Continue to the Acropolis by entering the site from the south slope, in order to visit the first theater of antiquity the Dionysus theater and to avoid the crowds. On your way to the Unesco-listed admirable Acropolis monuments, see the Philopappos hill monument and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Marvel the ancient beautiful constructions of the Acropolis: the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea gateway, the Erechtheion and focus on the astonishing Parthenon. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with plenty of information and uncover fascinating facts about the construction and history of the monuments. The unique, beautiful view of the city of Athens, including the Mars hill, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus, will capture your heart and mind, same as you will capture them on camera. Your tour will be concluded on the Acropolis, allowing you all the free time you’d like for further exploration on your own. The tour ends at the Acropolis.
Please note that the above mentioned itinerary is recommended by us, however all private tours can be customised according to your preferences and needs. Feel free to contact us for more information.
BLOCK OUT DATES
- January 1st - New Year's Day
- March 25th - National Holiday
- May 1st - Labor Day
- May 2nd - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday
- December 25th & 26th – Christmas..