5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

Discover Athen's Ancient history on this fascinating three-hour Private walking tour. No trip to Athens is complete without a visit to the ancient Acropolis. See this monumental structure that towers above the city below. You will also see such sites as the House of Parliament and the historical city centre .

Highlights

  • 3 hour walking tour of Athens
  • Visit top Athens' attractions including the Zappeion Hall, the Acropolis, the Zeus Temple and National Gardens
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private walking tour
  • Expert guide specializing in the history of the Athens Acropolis

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Ask your expert guide as many questions as you'd like on this private tour that culminates at Athens's most famous attraction. You also get to see other top city sights such as the House of Parliament, the National Gardens and the remains of Hadrian's Arch.

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What You Can Expect

Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

For all you History buffs out there, this is the perfect way to experience Athens!

Syntagma Metro station, where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones, an aqueduct from the 5th century BC, pottery, a 2,000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD.

Continue to the impressive House of Parliament with the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the city's famous statuesque Evzones, the presidential guards.

Your tour continues towards the National Gardens and on to the beautiful 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.

Continue strolling through the Plaka's paved streets before arriving at the Lysicrates Monument from the 4th century BC and the remnants of an old Christian Church. A ten-minute walk up the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian walkway will bring you to the Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon, with its spectacular views over the city below.

You will enjoy a profound and detailed explanation of the history of its monuments by our knowledgeable licensed guides. On the way to the Acropolis you will also see the Dionysious Sanctuary, the Philopapos Hill, the Herodion Theatre and the Mars Hill.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our private walking tour of the Acropolis was excellent. Our guide, Aristotle, an archaeologist, did a terrific job explaining the sites and putting everything in historical context. I have a background in ancient history; the others in our small group did not, but we were all equally impressed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Brilliant! Artemis was a great guide, very patient and took time to explain and share the rich history of her city.

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