The Original: Athens Old Town Guided Walking Tour with Acropolis
Dive into the heart of the city and discover ancient Athens' most spectacular sights with the comfort and flexibility of this small-group excursion. Learn more about some of the most notable monuments of the city with your professional and experienced guide.
Begin your tour and discover Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, from where you will be led to the magnificent Acropolis, a highlight of the city of Athens. Following your guide, you will immerse yourself in the historical importance of this ancient site. Admire the ruins of imposing buildings such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, Propylaea, and the Temple of Nike as you explore the hill. You will gain insight into the significance of the historical monuments, including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city's scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx. Have your camera ready and fill the memory card with picture-postcard vistas from the magnificent views of the city from this scenic hilltop location.
Going down, continue your tour to the Monastiraki, a flea market neighbourhood in the old town of Athens near Plaka. The area is a significant tourist attraction and one of the central shopping districts of the city. Enjoy the most beautiful walks, exciting sights, the best hangouts and the unknown stories of the most beloved Athenian spot. See the stately pillars of the remaining Roman Hadrian's Library and the Roman Agora, while the passage from the well-preserved Tower of the Winds will impress you. Then, explore Plaka's picturesque backstreets and discover a charming little neighbourhood at the foot of the Acropolis, Anafiotika. You will spend enough time in the settlement of Anafiotika, considered to be the loveliest part of Plaka. Its Cycladic houses characterize this 19th-century neighbourhood painted brilliant white and decorated with splashes of growing bougainvillaea.
- Professional and licensed guide
- Early and Skip-the-line access at the Acropolis
- Walking tour
- Hotel pick up/drop off service
- Acropolis entrance fee
- Gratuities (optional)
Keeping you safe (COVID-19 measures): Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) and their temperature/wellness will be monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for you. Whisper audio devices will be given to all our travellers to keep social distance guidelines which are sanitized thoroughly both from our staff but also inside the charging cases with UVC lights. Plexiglass separators have been installed in our ticket office, sanitizing dispensers are available at each desk and floor markings show clearly visible distancing guides.
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.
Meeting point: The meeting point is our office at 26 Athanasiou Diakou str. 11743.