Tours and Excursions inAthens

60 tours found
Duration
10 hours
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Athens City Tour with Acropolis & Acropolis Museum
Duration
5 hours
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Sunset Tour: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon
Duration
4 hours
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Epidaurus & Mycenae One Day Tour from Athens
Duration
10 hours
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Duration
2 days
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Early Access to the Acropolis & Parthenon Walking Tour
Duration
2 hours
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Cape Sounio Half Day Afternoon Tour
Duration
4 hours
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Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis Half Day Tour
Duration
3.5 hours
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Athens Airport Arrival Private Transfer
Duration
45 minutes
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City Sightseeing Athens Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Duration
90 minutes
4.60869565217391323
Athens Private Day Tour: From Athens to Poseidon
Duration
10 hours
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About Athens

It goes without saying that no one can leave Athens if he hasn't visited "the sacred rock", Acropolis. What better chance to do it than the early access visit, far from the crowds with this small-group mythology tour. The Acropolis was home to temples and sanctuaries throughout recorded history and is a symbol of the city of Athens. Its religious importance was paramount to the ancient Greeks, and the buildings on the summit still capture the essence of their classical architecture.
Delve into the great history and the impressive mythology of ancient Greece on this small-group walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the ancient ruins of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Admire incredible views of the Parthenon, a paradigm of architectural and artistic perfection, and learn about its history and importance for the ancient Athenians. Explore the Theater of Dionysus, the birthplace of dramatic and comic art, as well as the social and political heart of Athens in ancient times. Marvel at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and get a sense of ancient artistic interests. Get close to important sights, such as the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion and Temple of Athena Nike. Pause to take photos of these glamorous ruins and learn their great history from your expert guide. Once at the summit of the Acropolis hill, take in the sweeping panoramas of the capital of Greece. Learn about the excavations and get an insight into the citadel's ruins.
Acropolis is this historic place in Athens you cannot miss – so join us to explore its many different sites in the best way and become a history buff if you aren't already.
Entrance fees: Acropolis admission ticket is being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access. Please note that a passport or ID card is required.


 

Thing to do in Athens

Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Audio Guide

Acropolis & Parthenon Admission Ticket with Audio Guide

Admission Ticket for National Archaeological Museum with Audio Guide

Admission Ticket for National Archaeological Museum with Audio Guide

Admission Ticket for Acropolis Museum

Admission Ticket for Acropolis Museum

Admission Ticket for Acropolis Museum

Admission Ticket for Acropolis Museum

Alexander the Great: Pella-Edessa-Naoussa full day tour from Thessaloniki

Alexander the Great: Pella-Edessa-Naoussa full day tour from Thessaloniki

Athens Private Tour: Parthenon & National Archaeological Museum Half Day Tour

Athens Private Tour: Parthenon & National Archaeological Museum Half Day Tour

FAQ

It is a tricky question! Although there are so many things to do in the Greek capital that could keep you occupied for weeks, you should opt for at least 3 days if you want to see the city's highlights and explore the local food scene!

As with any other European capital, Athens is perfectly safe if you use common sense – just be street-smart and when walking alone, avoid using your phone or listening to music with headphones.

However, Athens, like any major city, has areas where you should be more cautious, especially at night:

  • Omonoia Square and Nearby Areas  

Note: Omonoia has undergone recent renovations but still suffers from a reputation for petty crime and a somewhat gritty atmosphere, especially after dark.

  • Exarcheia 

Note: Known for its bohemian and alternative scene, Exarcheia is vibrant and culturally rich but has a history of political demonstrations and a stronger police presence.

The months between March and May, as well as September and November, are ideal for visiting Athens. The weather in the spring and autumn is pleasant, and sunshine is almost always prevalent. Not to forget, that there are fewer tourists, so smaller crowds and better flight and hotel prices than in the summer.

Beyond good eating, Greeks have an inherent love of children which makes travelling in Greece an absolute dream for parents. Athens offers everything you would hope for when holidaying with children and a little planning will go a long way to get the most out of your visit to this vibrant city.

The Athens public transport system is affordable, reliable and covers most of the city and suburbs. You can use all means of public transport using the same ticket (a single ticket costs €1.20 and is valid for 90 minutes).

Landing at Athens Airport and looking for your way to downtown Athens, there are plenty of options available! Depending on your budget, time, and needs, you can choose between airport taxis, metro, and buses. Furthermore, a good deal of airport car rental companies operates at Athens Airport, while private transfers attract a significant proportion of Athens airport passengers.

However, the cheapest way is with the blue metro line M3. The M3 metro departs towards Nikaia twice an hour. Depending on the location of your hotel, after a 40-minute ride you can get off at the metro stop 'Syntagma' or metro stop 'Monastiraki'.

From elegant boutiques to alternative fashion stores & department stores, Athens has countless options that make it a top shopping destination! 

The best shopping areas in Athens are: 

Ermou Street

The most commercial street of Athens, in the historic triangle of the old city of the capital, hosts commercial stores with famous brands that attract a lot of people for a simple walk on the sidewalk, for food and drinks, and of course shopping.

Kolonaki

An aristocratic district of Athens took its name because of an old 2-meter-high fish pole found in the area. Kolonaki has a large variety of sticks from famous fashion houses and customized accessories.

Voukourestiou

A breath away from Syntagma, the main street of Kolonaki is suitable for luxury shopping as some of the internationally renowned brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Prada, etc. as well as branded jewelry stores.

Notos Department Stores

Notos, where shopping is a ritual and a need for the whole family and each person individually, generously gives you everything you ‘want’ by offering products from the biggest and most renowned Greek and international brands. 

Attica Department Stores

Since 2005, it has been the ultimate shopping destination until the final drop! Here all the latest trends and the biggest names in fashion give an appointment with modern consumers to meet their needs in fashion brands for women, men, and children.

 

 

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