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Best of Ancient and Modern Athens Tour

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Duration

    7 hours

Inclusions
  • Licensed English speaking guide (Acropolis)
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Food tastings
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Visit archaeological stars like the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora of Athens
  • See sites of world-heritage importance
  • Tour unmissable spots of modern Athens and explore like the locals do
  • Enjoy food tastings at the market or at the taverna
  • Experience the wonderful duality of Athens city's both ancient and modern sites

Overview

Explore Athens on a fantastic combination full-day tour of the unmissable sights, like the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora of Athens, but also the modern side. On this Athens tour you visit some of the liveliest neighborhoods in town, where trend-setting art and hip style coexist with authentic and traditional food joints.

Take a walk around the neighborhoods of Monastiraki, the colorful flea market, and Psiri and keep an eye out for street art – your guide will know where – as well as cool new design shops and vintage clothing stores. Check out both the pre-war and the post-war buildings and the concentration of hardware and specialty item stores in an area they happily share with brand-new funky little bars.

Head into the traditional “belly of the city”, the bustling Varvakios Market, the biggest and most popular fish, meat and vegetable market in the whole of Athens and explore the main spice street of Athens too. Try cheeses from various parts of Greece, cured meats, olives, and delicious Greek sweets!

Know Your Guide:

Alternative Athens lets you explore local life and venture off the beaten path to discover the authentic side of Greece with their top-rated tours and experiences. Started in 2013 with just one aim: to show travelers the genuine side of Greece, away from easy tourist stereotypes, the local company with a global outlook has earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year since their inception. Private itineraries, fully customized and impeccably delivered! Based on your interests and you travel needs, Alternative Athens makes sure you enjoy every step you take and every little detail with tailor made tours.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Meeting Point

    Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Licensed English speaking guide (Acropolis)
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Food tastings
  • Entry fees
  • Extra Food or drinks (not mentioned in the description)
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

We will have your tickets purchased in advance so that you skip the long lines. For this purpose please provide us with the ages of all members in your group to benefit from available discounts.

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