• Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Acropolis Walking Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

Roger C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great walking tour, would definitely recommend.

Andrew G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Val was extremely knowledgeable. She talked very fast which wasn't helpful, but you get used to it. I'd recommend it.

Fiona D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our tour guide Kostas was terrific and great start to time in Athens.

hekai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wonderfull experience, a must do in Athens.

linabelle_bella

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Really good tour, great pic stops. Knowledgable tour guide.

Jenny D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This review is 2 years too late! We took this trip in Oct 2014 and our tour guide was Kostas. It was and amazing tour and Kostas was very knowledgable, relatable and friendly. There was a lot of walking....a lot. So be prepared and wear comfy shoes. The Acropolis is crazy busy with tourist and keep in mind you are walking uphill...a long way so I don't recommend sandles. There is a point where you are walking up stairs and its slippery with not much traction so be careful if you are clumsy. We had already walked around the Temple of Zeus the day before because our hotel was right across the street, but going with Kostas made it so much better. Yes you can walk around yourself and not pay for a guide, but to hear the stories and legends of this amazing city while looking at sites you only read about in books is a better experience all around and definitley worth the money.

NAG United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour with very knowledgeable guide, “Viki.” Learned a lot about major sites and just how to get around. Excellent introduction to Athens.

clarore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our tour guide Aris was very knowledgeable. Great tour. Saw a lot of the major sites. The duration of the tour was just right- not too long and not too short. It ended early enough in the afternoon for you to spend the rest of the day/night exploring the rest of the city. Highly recommend!

ibleyman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour! The guide was wonderful and very informed. Totally recommend!

Adrian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The guide was very knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about the history of the city. Despite the heat (it was 37C in Athens that day), it was worth every minute. She also found us shade (we needed it) and did most of the talking there. I highly recommend this tour.

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