Agora of Athens Tours

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The political and social heart of the ancient city of Athens, the famous Agora of Athens (or the Forum of Athens) is one of the city's most important archeological sites -- the remainder of the civic center and marketplace where Greek democracy was first brought to life.

Today, the ruins are regarded as the best-preserved example of an ancient Greek agora, standing to the northwest of the Acropolis between the hills of Areopagus and Kolonus Agoraios. Dating back to the 6th century BC (before which it was used as a residential area), the vast area was originally laid out by Peisistratus and featured an elaborate drainage system, a series of fountains and a temple devoted to the Olympian Gods. Later additions included the temples of Hephaestus, Zeus and Apollo, a series of altars and a concert hall, before the agora was finally abandoned after a Slavic invasion in the 6th century AD.

Today, the fragments of the once glorious marketplace provide important clues to the former political, civic and economic center of the ancient world, most notably the beautifully preserved Hephaiston temple and the shopping center of Stoa of Attalos, which now houses the Museum of the Ancient Agora.
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Hours: Summer (4/01 - 10/31) 8:30am - 7:30pm daily; Mon 11am - 7:30pm. Winter (11/01 - 3/31) 8am - 2pm daily.
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

Enhance your experience of Athens on a 4-hour mythological tour of the ancient Greek city. Alongside an entertaining guide, visit major landmarks like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple and listen to the captivating myths that surround each landmark. Hear tales that combine myth, legend and historical fact; admire the morbid majesty of the ancient Keramikos cemetery; and gain valuable insight into the culture of modern and ancient Greece on this educational tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum Small Group Walking Tour

Get an expert introduction to Athens’ most important archaeological sites — the Acropolis and Ancient Agora — during a 3-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access. Slip past the crowds at the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, where you’ll learn about the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Monument of Agrippa and more. After free time, follow your guide on foot through Athens' political center of Ancient Agora and its famous monuments, including Hephaestus Temple. Top off your itinerary at the museum, housed in the Stoa of Attalos.
  • Duration: 3 hours 27 minutes
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Private Tour: Highlights of Athens with Acropolis of Athens and Lunch

Explore several thousand years of Greek history during this intimate, 6-hour, private tour covering the top highlights in Athens. Step back in time with your private guide as you take in breathtaking sights like the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Parthenon and the amazing Acropolis, the white marble-clad Panatheian Stadium (site of the first modern Olympics) the colossal Temple of Zeus and much more. You’ll celebrate your discoveries with a tasty included lunch of modern Greek cuisine. Your private guide and transport, plus round-trip hotel transport and site entrance fees are also covered.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Acropolis, Athens City Tour, The Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum

Explore the city of Athens, visit the Acropolis and discover the ancient Agora during this 5-hour walking tour. Learn about the history, culture and daily life of ancient Athenian citizens through your guide's informative commentary. Stop for a snack and refreshments at the Acropolis canteen (own expense). See where Plato and Socrates taught and lectured, then finish with a visit to the Attalos Museum. Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of this Greek city's rich history.
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Athens Private Full-Day Tour

Make the most of your time in the Greek capital with a completely private, full-day tour of Athens’ most iconic attractions. Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a local guide and hit up all of the city’s must-see sites, including the Acropolis and its new museum, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora, the National Archaeological Museum, the Old Town Plaka and more. Watch the changing of the guard ceremony at the Greek Parliament Building, and take in panoramic city views from atop Lycabettus Hill. Price is per group, based on a maximum of 7 people.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

Delve into the rich history and heritage of Athens on a private full-day tour of the city’s headline acts. Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of the Acropolis of Athens, one of the world’s most famous archeological sites, and dive into the mythological world of Ancient Greece as you visit the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and Temple of Athena Nike. You’ll also get chance to see the Panathenian Stadium, where the first Olympic Games was held; witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the Greek Parliament; and visit the National Gardens.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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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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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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.
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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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Athens City Pass including Acropolis and hop-on-hop-off bus

Choose from three Athen city passes, all of which include a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, plus access to the Acropolis Museum. The “Classic” and “Complete” packages also include skip the line-access to the Acropolis itself, so you’ll save time waiting in line during the heat of the day. Depending on the option chosen, your trip can provide access to other museums and shopping outlets, plus round-trip transportation from the airport.
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Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

Discover the most ancient and atmospheric quarters of Athens on a small-group night walking tour. Feel the weight of history while passing the Greek and Roman Forums, and admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and Acropolis as the city's nocturnal energy comes alive in pubs and cafes. Catch the sound of the ‘laterna’ barrel piano drifting through doorways as you wind along narrow streets, and then complete the evening with a delicious Greek dinner in a traditional tavern.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Self Guided Delphi Day Trip from Athens

Set your schedule on this self-guided day trip to Delphi from Athens. Although the itinerary is planned, you can tailor to your specific preference. You’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site with a private driver, seeing noteworthy sites including monument of the Argive kings and the treasury of the Athenians. Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a hassle free trip.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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.
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Athens Riverside: A Journey in Mythical Athens

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Greek gods and philosophers on a 3-hour walking tour along the mythical Heridanos river in Athens, uncovered during construction of the city’s modern metro. Pass by the ruins of Roman baths, mystical sanctuaries, and ancient highlights like the Agora and Acropolis for a unique journey through millennia of Athenian history.
  • 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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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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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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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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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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Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

Get up close to Athens’ main highlights on this fascinating 6.5-hour tour, with a local guide. Traveling between the sites by comfortable minivan, visit the Acropolis to explore its treasures, including the Parthenon and Nike Temple. Take a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum; stroll around the ancient relics of the Agora; and enjoy a panoramic tour to witness the Panathinaikos Stadium and Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.This tour is limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from a guide.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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2-Day Combo-Saver Private Tour: Essential Athens highlights with Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon plus Delphi

Cover three Athens’ area highlights over two day-long tours, all free from transport worries, on this private Athens trip. On Day 1, explore the Acropolis and Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon. On Day 2, head northwest to visit UNESCO-protected Delphi and its museum. Learn about the sites from your driver, and opt to hire guides (additional cost) at each location for historical commentary as you explore. Accommodation is excluded.
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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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