Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this 3-hour Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historical 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.
3-hour walking tour around the ancient Acropolis of Athens
See archaeological exhibits in and around Syntagma Station
Get to know Athens while exploring Syntagma Square and and other important attractions
Enjoy spectacular views from the Parthenon at the top of Athens' acropolis
Learn about each of the monuments from a professional local guide
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
This tour adds context to your Athens experience with a local guide providing commentary.
Begin your Athens walking tour at Syntagma Metro Station in central Athens. Greet your guide and head inside the station museum to explore what’s on show. View the impressive exhibits, discovered during building work on the station. See the most prized items including tombstones, remnants of a 5th-century aqueduct, pottery and even a 2,000-year-old beehive. Afterward, walk with your guide to the nearby Greek Parliament Building on Syntagma Square. Snap photos of the handsome building as you hear about its past as a royal palace. Then, delve further into historical Athens. Walk along the charming streets and admire the elegant architecture and sites such as the Zeus Temple. Continue along traffic-free Dionysiou Areopagitou Street around the Acropolis’ slopes. As you walk, absorb the breathtaking views of the Acropolis and Parthenon, and pass the ancient Theater of Dionysus and sites such as Philopappou Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Mars Hill.
Your tour ends at the Acropolis summit. Before leaving, you may wish to ask your guide for further tips for sightseeing in the city.
This was an amazing tour with an extremely passionate and knowledgable guide. We walked a long way, however with lots of stops to marvel at the sights, it didn't seem long or tiring. We learnt such a lot and saw things we definitely wouldn't have seen or known about had we not done this tour. Athens is amazing with incredible history and beautiful people and this was a 'not to be missed' highlight of our time there.
On the first part we were a small group and it was easy to get along what the guide said. On the other part, several people joined the group and the group became a bit large and it could sometimes be difficult to get along with everything our skilled guide told us. But We had a great tour