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Best of Athens Tour: Skip-the-Line, First Visit to Parthenon, Acropolis, Plaka, Small Group

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

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  • Duration

    4 hours 

  • Start time

    8am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Manga Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina, Athens, 117 42, GR

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early

  • Ending Point

    Manga Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina, Athens, 117 42, GR

Key Highlights

  • Cover the major Athens attractions on this guided tour
  • Ideal for those with limited time in hand
  • Skip the lines and visit Parthenon before most of the crowds
  • See some of the most jaw-dropping ancient structures at the Acropolis
  • Explore Temple of Hephaestus when you enter the Ancient Greek Agora
  • An expert guide will lead the tour, telling you fascinating facts and stories about ancient Greece
  • Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Plaka and take in brilliant views
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience and maximum interaction with the guide

Overview

This Athens City Tour lets you experience the top archaeological highlights of the city in a single morning.

Your Athens City Tour begins with first-entry tickets to the Acropolis. On the way up the hill, you’ll see some of the other sights, including the theatres of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus, then arrive at the Parthenon before the majority of the crowds. After your guide gives you a full Parthenon tour, you’ll visit the other major sights on the hill, including the Monumental Gateway, Erechtheum, and Temple of Nike Athena. Be sure to bring a camera; you’ll want to capture the stunning views of the city.

Leaving the Acropolis, your Athens City Tour enters the Ancient Greek Agora with skip-the-line tickets. This was the commercial centre of the old city and is filled with ruins dating back some 2,500 years. Your guide will bring the ruins to life as they lead you on a full tour culminating with the Temple of Hephaestus - one of the best-preserved ancient temples in the world. 

The last stop of the day is Plaka, where history and present-day blur as you stroll down the oldest street in the world. Your guide will show you the most interesting points in the neighbourhood including a view of the Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds (the first meteorological station in the world), Lysicrates Monument, the Arch of Hadrian and the Melina Merkouri Cafe. At the end of your Athens City Tour, we’ll leave you with a special gift: a combo pass that you can use within five days to enter five of the city’s best attractions, including Hadrian’s Library and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

About the Supplier: Walks offers exclusive small group tours across 13 locations and special access to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and attractions as well as unique cultural experiences.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Ancient Greek Agora
  • Headsets for groups over seven
  • Local expert guide
  • Plaka city stroll

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (if you wish, go on then)
  • Hotel transfers

Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Group Size: Max 10

Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed

Wheelchair Accessibility: No 

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

At all archeological & museum sites: no drinks (except water) or food is allowed.

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