Acropolis & Ancient Agora Tour

Duration: 4 hours

The Athens essentials that you just can’t miss! This tour brings together the historical and architectural highlights of Athens, along with some of the most adorable alleys of the city far and beyond the touristic trails. This is a great tour to navigate among all the fundamental must-see sights in Athens from the locals’ perspective.

Acropolis & Ancient Agora Tour / Details

The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Acropolis and Ancient Agora walking tour includes but is not limited to:

  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Propylaea
  • Temple of Wingless Nike
  • Erectheion
  • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
  • Ancient Greek Agora
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Stoa of Attalus
  • Roman Agora

 

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If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.

First thing to do on this walking tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise.

There you will be able to explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the widely known female statues, the imperious maidens called Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon.

From the Acropolis Hill you will be able to gaze the other historical hills of Athens that are Areopagus, Philopappus Hill (or Hill of the Muses), Hill of the Nymphs, Pnyx,and the Hill of Lycabettus. The Acropolis, meaning the highest edge of the city gives you the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, your guide will take you for a nice stroll till you will reach the Ancient Greek Agora, the meeting point of the Athenians, the market place and the cradle of Philosophy.

There you will have the chance to see one of the most well preserved temples in Greece, the temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalus, that has been reconstructed in order to be used as the Museum of the Agora, that is your next point of exploration. Continue with your guide to the last part of the tour the Roman Agora and walk under the impressive gate that stands still waiting for its visitors.

Entrance fees, to the Acropolis and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site).

Free admission for:

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U

Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

Entrance fee to the Acropolis Museum is 5 Euro pp.

Free admission for:

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 12 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U

Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

 

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SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March

Opening hours for the archeological sites of Athens including Acropolis & Ancient Agora:

  • Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
  • Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

• 1 January: closed
• 6 January: closed
• Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 25 March: closed
• Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
• Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
• Easter Sunday : closed
• Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 1 May: closed
• Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
• 15 August: 08.30-15.00
• 28 October: 08.30-15.00
• 25 December: closed
• 26 December: closed

 

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There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations.
  • Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
  • Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
  • In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary.
  • Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour.
  • Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.
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