Monastiraki Tours

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The neighborhood of Monastiraki in central Athens is known for its bargain shopping, vibrant nightlife, and an array of historic ruins and monuments. The word “Monastiraki” means “little monastery,” and refers to the small monastery in Monastiraki Square. It’s all that remains of a once-great monastery in this area. A more modern house of worship, the Tsisdarakis Mosque, was built in 1759 during the Turkish occupation.

Surrounding Monastiraki Square, there are narrow streets lined with shops of every variety. On Sundays, there is also a flea market off the main pedestrian avenue, where you’ll find antiques, furniture, jewelry, books and nearly everything else you can imagine. The remains of Hadrian’s Library are directly across the street from the Monastiraki Metro station, and both the Roman Agora and the Ancient Agora are also nearby.

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The Monastiraki Metro station is right on Monastiraki Square, and is served by two of Athens’ Metro lines.
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Greek Small-Group Cooking Class in an Athens Tavern

Learn the secrets behind your favorite Greek dishes with this 3-hour cooking class in Athens. Led by an expert instructor, step inside a traditional tavern, sip on a glass of raki and try your hand at four starters and one main course, using fresh, local ingredients. Then sit down to savor the fruits of your labor with your fellow chefs. Numbers are limited to 14 to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD88.90
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full-day Small Group Athens Walking Tour with Food Tasting

The UNESCO-listed Acropolis is undeniably the star attraction of Athens, but the ancient Greek capital also has a wealth of sights to discover away from the tourist trail. This full-day small-group walking tour will introduce you to the real Athens, as you shop at the local markets, explore the vibrant Plaka neighborhood, visit a secret garden and sample traditional Greek foods.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group Walking Tour

Get an insider’s look into the best Athens has to offer on this 2.5-hour small-group tour of the ancient city. Explore the city with a private guide who can share insights into the local history and culture. You’ll visit the culturally rich squares of Ktozia and Monastiraki and get an up-close look at the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Avoid the hassle of a big group with this small-group tour, designed for 12 people or less.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Alternative Athens City Walk

Get acquainted with historical Athens on this private, half-day walking tour. Explore the Greek capital on foot with your own private guide and uncover the city’s iconic landmarks, ancient ruins and magnificent royal palaces. Then, veer off the tourist trail and get a taste of local life at vibrant markets and much-loved spots that most visitors miss. Hear of the city’s storied past as you stroll, and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this 3.5-hour morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Gourmet Food Walking Tour in Athens

Indulge your inner foodie on this 4-hour gourmet tasting tour and sample the edible delights of Athens. Take to the streets for a walking tour of Athens’ cafés, markets, delicatessens and street food haunts. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private food-expert guide as you uncover the secrets of Greek cuisine and learn more about the city’s culinary heritage. Stop along the way to sample local treats like sweet donuts, Greek bread and regional cheeses, washed down with Greek wine and freshly brewed coffee.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Greek Cooking Class in Athens Including Rooftop Dinner with Acropolis View

Be taught how to make real Greek food and enjoy dinner with a view on this 3.5-hour cooking class in Athens. Head to a much-loved bakery in vibrant Monastiraki and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes, from tzatziki to spinach pie, with hands-on guidance from an experienced chef. Then, when the food is ready, head up to the roof to enjoy the fruits of your labor while you take in unbeatable views of the Acropolis of Athens, the UNESCO-listed jewel in Athens’ crown. This small-group tour is limited to just eight participants.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

There’s so much to see in Athens and only so much time.  Maximize your Greek vacation with a full-day private tour of the city.  Starting from your hotel, you’ll have private transportation at your disposal whisking you away to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis. You can explore each location independently at your own pace or choose to hire a private guide in advance. It's your day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Athens Electric Bike Tour

Make easy work of Athens’ busy streets and steep hills by whizzing around the sights on an easy-to-ride electric bike. This 3-hour small-group bike tour is limited to 12 people and is ideal for first-time visitors or those wanting to see more of the city. Glide effortlessly around the hilltop ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, pedal around the atmospheric Old Town of Plaka and explore lively Monastiraki. Hop off along the way to see the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and the National Gardens of Athens.
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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USD51.95
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  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

Journey around ancient Greece on a Segway! This thrilling 2-hour Segway tour is the ideal introduction to Athens, taking in historic highlights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestous. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around the neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio, stopping to take in the views from Mars Hill. Best of all: this small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Athens Night Segway Tour

Admire the dazzling monuments and prettily lit streets of Athens at night on this 3-hour Segway evening tour. Riding an electric, eco-friendly Segway, glide around the twinkling Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods as your guide entertains you with historical tales. See the floodlit Hadrian’s Library and Agora; admire glittering city views from the slopes of the illuminated Acropolis, and enjoy a drink stop at a friendly bar. Finally, cruise around top Athens attractions such as the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

On this skip-the-line tour, you'll save time visiting the Athens sight you’re most excited to see: the Acropolis. You’ll whiz past the crowds, and hear fascinating commentary about the UNESCO-listed site. Your itinerary also leaves time for highlights including Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora, as well as hidden gems such as the tiny village of Anafiotika and Greek Orthodox churches.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food

Combine ancient Greek architecture with traditional Athenian food on this 4-hour Acropolis and Plaka walking tour. Head to the hilltop Acropolis and tour its age-old buildings as your guide shares their stories. Marvel at the Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Odeon, Propylaea, and more; and then explore Plaka, Athens’ cobbled old town. Admire the neoclassical architecture and visit cafes, markets, and shops to sample local delicacies such as Greek donuts, cheese, pies, coffee, and more.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Athens Private 5 hours Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in contemporary and ancient history on a private 5-hour sightseeing tour of Athens. Choose a start time that works for you and complimentary transportation takes you from your hotel to the Acropolis Museum. From there, enjoy in depth tours of the Acropolis, Monastiraki, National Gardens, and beyond. Along the way, interact with your guide and ask as many questions as you like. Relax as comfortable transit returns you to your hotel
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Acropolis Half-day Walking and Trikke Tour

Discover many of Athens’ historical gems on this half-day tour. By combining a walking tour and a Trikke tour, you’ll cover more ground and enjoy two very different experiences. The walking part of the tour will take you to places near the Acropolis that can only be reached on foot. Your Trikke ride will help you explore the rest of Athens at a faster pace—highlights include the National Gardens, and Zappeion Hall.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Athens Tour with Electric Bike

If you’re short on time and energy, take a three-hour electric bike tour of Athens.  After being fitted with your bike, your private guide takes you past the city’s sights of the past and present. Feel free to stop whenever you like to ask questions or take photos. With the aid of your electric motor, you’ll cover several important areas of the city without getting worn out.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Best of Athens Full-Day Tour with Transportation

Spend a full, 8-hour day exploring Athens with a private guide. This tour allows you to visit highlights such as The Acropolis, the Ancient Greek Agora, Hadrian Library, and more. Stop in Plaka for free time and lunch. Round-trip private transportation included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Ancient Agora of Athens Walking Tour

Behold the wonders of Ancient Greece with a private tour of the Ancient Agora of Athens. With your own personal guide, you’ll spend three hours exploring the well-preserved ruins and towering Doric columns of the old agora, where Greek democracy was born. See the Metroon and other magnificent buildings like the Temple of Hephaestus. You’ll also visit the Church of the Holy Apostles and the Stoa of Attalos, which houses the Museum of the Ancient Agora.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Athens Old Town Electric Bike Tour

Discover the top sights of Athens with ease on a 3.5-hour electric bike tour, led by a local guide. Hop on your electric-powered bike, and make light work of Athens’ attractions following a route that’s 95% traffic-free. Ride around the Acropolis rock and ancient agora, delve into historical Plaka, see the Bath House of the Winds, and more. Stop to savor a traditional Greek coffee, and learn about the sights via the crystal-clear headset commentary from your guide. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Athens Small-Group Food Tasting Tour

Let your taste buds do the exploring on this 2.5-hour small-group tour focusing on the best of Greek cuisine. Led by a local guide, you’ll set out on foot to sample such classics as creamy feta, rich olives and olive oil, and sesame seed-crusted ‘koulouri’ (bread). Wash it all down with a glass of strong, licorice-flavored ouzo. Your guide will even take you to a local delicatessen, where the owner will divulge the secrets to Athens' best eats. A small group limited to 12 people or less ensures a more intimate, personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

Explore the heart of historical Athens and its ancient Agora on this 3-hour private walking tour. With your own private guide, learn about Athens’ long history and colorful culture as you stroll by the markets and squares of Monastiraki, and delve into the charming lanes of the Plaka, the city’s Old Town. Discover churches, Ottoman-era monuments and Roman ruins, and explore the Agora, once the main square of ancient Athens. View the antiquities here, and visit the archaeological museum at the restored Stoa of Attalos, the forum’s ancient shopping mall.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Athens Half-Day Grand Sightseeing Electric Bike Tour

Explore the best of Athens with very little effort on this 4 hour electric bike tour. With a local guide, set off by electric-powered bike to discover the Greek capital’s ancient and modern highlights. Cruise by the Greek Parliament on Syntagma Square, see the Panathenaic Stadium, and explore historical Plaka and the ancient ruins beneath the Acropolis. Travel much of the way along traffic-free streets, stop to sample tasty Athenian delicacies, and hear about the sights from your informative guide, via the provided headsets. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD75.05
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Highlights and Hidden Gems in Athens Walking Tour

Perfect for travelers seeking an alternative sightseeing experience, this 3-hour Athens sightseeing tour reveals the city’s highlights and hidden gems. Alongside your guide, you’ll stroll down secluded alleys and over ancient roads and tick off top Athens attractions including the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Uncover the best souvenir shops and local haunts, and sample a traditional Greek sweet in a café. On this small-group tour, limited to 12 people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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