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Propylaea Tours

Propylaea
The Propylaea is an ancient gateway in Athens, Greece that leads to the famous Acropolis. It surrounds the natural entrance to the plateau where the Acropolis is located. This entryway is actually a collection of impressive buildings that were built from 438 to 432 BC. Today you'll see two large structures with a smaller one in the center, but this is because most of the center structure is missing. When it was complete, it looked like the front of a temple with Doric columns. Inside the structure are several Ionic columns.

The stairway visitors walk up while approaching the Propylaea is built into the natural rock of the plateau. The Propylaea itself is made of the same marble that was used in constructing the Parthenon. Though it is in a ruined state today, it is still an impressive structure, and visitors can imagine how much more striking it must have been in ancient times.

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The Propylaea is located at the entrance to the Acropolis. To get there, take the metro to Acropoli. Acropolis opening hours are 8am to 6:30pm daily, and admission is 12 euros.
Address: Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens, Attica, Greece 10558, Greece
Hours: Daily 8am-6:30pm
Admission: 12 euros
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this 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.
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

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See the landmark monuments of Athens in a new light during a late afternoon tour of the Acropolis, guided by a licensed archaeologist. You’re guaranteed to skip any long wait lines during this walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avoid the crowds and warmer temperatures while taking a leisurely stroll around the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike and more.
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historic heart of Athens to see Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building, and the ancient ruins tucked around the slopes of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Check out fascinating archaeological exhibits in Syntagma Square and admire awesome views of the Parthenon as you view the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other sights. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this walking tour of Athens will delight history buffs. Please note admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

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If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel and then takes you to the Acropolis, Panepistimiou Street, and much more. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast.
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

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Explore the Acropolis, Athens’ crowning glory, and other historical highlights on this personalized walking tour. With a private guide, see the Greek Parliament House and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square; meander through the charming Plaka neighborhood; and view monuments such as the Zeus Temple. Then, hear about the glories of ancient Athens as you admire its showpiece monuments at the UNESCO-protected Acropolis. Stroll around highlights such as the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, and ogle the breathtaking views from the rock down over Athens.
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  • 3 hours
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Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

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Make the most of your time in port in Piraeus with a private half-day shore excursion to Athens. Unravel the secrets of Ancient Greece as you walk around the monumental ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens (entrance not included) and the Parthenon. Then, hop aboard a minivan to see the rest of the city, including the lively Syntagma Square, the Panathinaikon Olympic Stadium and ancient landmarks like the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Best of all: your tour is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your cruise ship.
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  • 4 hours
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Historical Athens and Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour

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See ancient Greece's most impressive sights on this 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 Garden 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.
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Athens By Night Private Tour

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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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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.
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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

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Sunset at the Acropolis and Museum Private Guided Tour

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Discover the ancient history of Athens under the light of the setting sun! Book our 4-hour Athens walking sunset tour and visit the magnificent architectural and artistic complex of the Acropolis. Enjoy a tour at the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum! Go for the evening tour and avoid the big crowds and the warm summer. The best way to enjoy a tour in Athens, that you will savior in your minds and hearts. The usual tours do not give you enough time to delight in the breathtaking monuments and view. Give yourself the chance to have a unique private tour without any rush, as a tour should actually be! Have a private licensed guide that will be with you inside the Acropolis and the Museum and not just a driver that is not allowed inside! Learn everything about the Acropolis, visit the Museum and have a coffee there to relax and absorb the unique artifacts that you have seen
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Acropolis and Museum Private Guided Tour & Food Tasting

Acropolis and Museum Private Guided Tour & Food Tasting

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Enjoy a perfect tour at the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum and combine them with an amazing food tasting! The best way to enjoy a staying in Athens, that you will savior in your minds and hearts for years. The usual tours do not give you time to delight in the breathtaking monuments and view. Have a private licensed guide that will be with you inside the Acropolis and the Museum and not just a driver that is not allowed inside! Learn everything about the Acropolis, visit the Museum and have a coffee there (own expense) to relax and absorb the unique artifacts that you have seen. After the museum you will have a food tasting at a local deli with many traditional Greek products in slow pace! Have a perfect day in Athens at the amazing ancient monuments and live like a local at the same day! Avoid tourist traps and the usual spots that everyone goes!
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  • 6 hours
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