Philopappou Hills Tours

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Philopappou Hills
The Acropolis is Athens’ most famous hill, but one that can’t escape notice (especially as you climb up to the Parthenon) is the nearby Philopappou Hill. This forested hill was once called Mouseion Hill, or “Hill of the Muses,” but has been known as Philopappou Hill since a monument of the same name was built atop the hill in the year 116 C.E. The monument and tomb, the most noticeable part of the hill when viewed from anywhere else in Athens, was for the Roman consul and senator Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos. He was a powerful and respected man in Athens, having lived there for many years, and was a prominent theater sponsor. The monument is a partial ruin today, but you can still see aspects of Philopappos’ life carved into the stone.

Lower on Philopappou Hill, you can also visit what some say is the cell where Socrates was imprisoned in 399 C.E. before he was executed. Many others contend the cell was in the Ancient Agora, but that doesn’t stop city officials from labeling the caves on this hill as “Socrates’ Prison.”

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Access to Philopappou Hill is free, and there’s no admission fee to see the monument or the caves called Socrates’ Prison.
Address: Athens, Greece
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Acropolis of Athens, Plaka, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum 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: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Athens City Tour, Acropolis, Plaka, Ancient Agora & the Agora Museum Tour

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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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

Discover the architectural marvel of Ancient Greece with a visit to Athens’ star attraction – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. Follow your guide on a 1.5-hour walking tour around the hilltop archaeological wonder, stopping to admire the Propylaea gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Dionysus Sanctuary as you climb to the summit. Learn more about the fascinating ruins and imagine their former glory as you roam the sprawling citadel, stand in awe before the Theatre of Dionysus and look out over the city from the Parthenon.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 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: 150 to 180 minutes
  • Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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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
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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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
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
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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
  • Duration: 3 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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

Explore the Acropolis, Athens’ crowning glory, and other historical highlights on this 3-hour private 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Athens Sun Down Electric Bicycle Tour

Experience the beauty of Athens in the cooler evening hours on a sundown tour by electric bike. Get a battery-powered boost to cruise through the city’s bustling streets, historic sites and surrounding hills for majestic viewpoints and a great dose of local culture. Cover much more ground than walking to make the most of your time, and visit many of the city’s most iconic attractions, including Monastiraki Square, the New Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Roman Market.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Athens Like a Local Acropolis Tour

Experience the Acropolis area of Athens like a local, with a side order of Greek 'mezze' (snacks), wine, and music. This private 3-hour experience takes you to the scenic hills near the Acropolis to discover their ancient myths and history. Cap it with a picnic of olives, cheese, and wine as you enjoy live Greek music and panoramic Acropolis views. Your experience takes place in evenings during summer, and the afternoons at other times.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Anafiotika and the Mythical Hills of Athens Walking Tour

Explore central Athens on a walking tour focused on the neighborhood of Anafiotika and the city's hills. As you follow a guide along ancient pathways that lead to Mars Hill (Areopagus), Pnyx Hill, and Philopappos Hill, learn about the long history of the area and enjoy views of the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Athens Small-Group 2.5 Hour Electric Bicycle Tour

See Athens’ essential sites by electric bike on a 2.5-hour, guided tour of the city with an experienced guide. Enjoy the flexibility to ride at your own pace, by pedaling your bike or just zipping along using the electric assist. Trace an all-star route from the Acropolis to the Panathenaic Stadium, a scenic park and historic churches and markets, and continue past the Ancient Theater, the Herodion and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get a great overview and orientation of the city that’s as active, or relaxing, as you want.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Early Morning Athens Marketplace, Acropolis and Parthenon Tour with Pastry Shop Visit

Get an early start in ancient Athens during this 3-hour morning city tour offering minimal crowds and a variety of sensory delights. Wander the historic Varvakeios Market, observing the bustle of early-morning shoppers picking up their daily goods. Then ascend to the timeless Acropolis, listening to the sweet song of sunrise birdcalls as you admire this famous wonder. Cap off your “early riser” excursion with coffee and a cheese or spinach pie at a traditional pastry shop on Syntagma Square. A tour host, breakfast and round-trip hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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