Plaka Tours

Plaka is the oldest residential district of Athens. Its historic narrow lanes and stepped alleys wind up the lower slope of the Acropolis. Once the heart of working class Athens, then the centre of music and nightclubbing, nowadays it's full of cafes and restaurants, also shops which tend to be aimed at tourists with prices to match. But it's definitely the nicest part of Athens to wander around between visits to the nearby archaeological sites and museums. 

Head up the steps to the small area of Anafiotica. This is like a little Greek island village transplanted to Athens. It was built by the migrant workers who came to build the Presidential Palace in the 19th century when it was King Otto's palace.

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Plaka is situated between the Acropolis and the National Gardens. The nearest metro is Akropoli.
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Athens Night Sightseeing Tour with Greek Dinner Show

Experience the full magic of Athens by night with this 3.5-hour panoramic evening tour, with an enjoyable Greek dinner show included. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, enjoy spectacular views of top Athens attractions such as the Parthenon, Temple of Zeus and Greek Parliament building, all beautifully floodlit against the night sky. Then, head for a traditional taverna in the old district of Plaka for a delicious Greek dinner and colorful folklore show of traditional dancing, music and song.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Hidden Athens Small Group Walking Tour and Picnic: Plaka and the Hills of Athens

Escape the well-trodden tourist track and discover a quieter side of Athens on this leisurely 3.5-hour to 4-hour walking tour. With a local guide, explore the tucked-away areas around the slopes of the Acropolis and uncover their ancient and recent past. Stroll around the cobbled Plaka, Athens’ Old Town; and delve into Anafiotika, where the sugar-cube houses mirror a whitewashed Cyclades village. Discover the ancient sites of Mars Hill and Philopappou Hill, and savor a delicious Greek picnic and glass of wine as you gaze over Athens sprawled below.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Athens Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Memorialize your time in the Greek capital with a private, 1 to 4 hours photoshoot and walking tour in Athens. Stroll through some of the city’s most picturesque locales with a professional photographer guide and have your photo taken against the backdrop of ancient ruins, lush gardens or typical Athenian streets. Learn about the city’s history along the way, and receive a web gallery of high-quality images of you and your sweetheart, friends or family.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 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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Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

Discover the best of Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on this full-day Super Saver — a combination of two popular tours for a great discounted price. Start with a guided morning stroll around top Athens attractions such as Syntagma Square, the charming old Plaka district, and more. Then, take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis to see its classical showpieces, including the Parthenon. Finish with a scenic afternoon trip to see the Temple of Poseidon, a 5th-century BC temple perched on sea cliffs at Cape Sounion.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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City Sightseeing Athens, Piraeus & Beach Riviera Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Experience the best of Athens in one day and your own way, with this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off Athens bus tour. Travel around by open-top double-decker bus and create your own sightseeing itinerary. Learn about Athens’ history from the onboard audio guide and choose from three routes with 37 stops total. Perhaps visit the spectacular Acropolis, the cobbled streets of the Plaka, the New Acropolis Museum, or other top sights—you set the pace and choose where to explore on foot.
  • Duration: 24 to 72 hrs
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  • Duration: 24 to 72 hrs
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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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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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Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour

Discover the highlights and hidden treasures of Ancient Greece and learn the tips and techniques of professional photography on this guided, full-day, private photo tour. Walk the city streets and the outskirts of the Greek capital. Learn practical tips from a professional photographer guide, capturing the details that many amateurs miss. See the city from an entirely new perspective and get creative pictures to make memories that last a lifetime. Hotel pickup, drop-off and transportation are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Guided Sightseeing Shore Excursion Tour of Athens

Take in all that Athens has to offer during this comprehensive 8-hour guided sightseeing shore excursion covering the Greek capital’s top highlights. Explore the birthplace of Western Civilization as you visit the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, the charming neighborhood of Plaka, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, and much more.
  • 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: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 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 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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  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy, 3-hour bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly path and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum and Dipylon Gate. Soak up the city’s modern culture in the lively Plaka area, and take a refreshing coffee break at a local café.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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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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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

See Ancient Greece's most impressive sights on this 3-hour Athens walking tour. Get an up-close look at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the presidential guards who protect it. Explore the National Gardens and wander the timeworn streets of Plaka. Then, cap your tour at the Acropolis of Athens, the Greek capital’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed showstopper, where the Parthenon and other classical ruins await.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Essential Athens Highlights: Private Half Day or Full Day walking Tour

Spend a half day exploring the fascinating ancient monuments and vibrant culture of modern-day Athens. Join your guide on a route that takes you through the most important relics of the ancient Greek empire, including the Acropolis, Theater of Dionysus, Agora and Temple of Zeus. See where the modern Olympic Games were held, and stroll through the city’s bustling markets. This private, 4-hour tour can be customized to suit the pace and interests of the group for a fantastic introduction to the Greek capital.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD299.20
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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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USD19.56
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Hop on a bike for this fun and fascinating 2-wheeled tour around Athens, capped off by an unforgettable sunset. Follow a friendly tour leader to most of the capital’s major sights and panoramic viewpoints.  Cover much more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility to stop often and soak up scenes of daily life along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Escape the daytime heat and see Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Meet your guide in the late evening, then hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky. This small-group tour is limited to just 11 participants.
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Make the most of your time in Greece with this full-day private guided walking tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the ancient Agora. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a ride along the coastal rode. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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USD459.16
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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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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USD102.42
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  • Duration: 3 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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USD223.25
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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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