Best of Athens in 1 Day: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & City Tour - in Athens - LikeALocal Guide

Best of Athens in 1 Day: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & City Tour

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85.63 EUR

If you’re only in Athens for a few days you still have the time to go through 2.500 years of culture and history... in only 7 hours! See it all on our scenic tour around the vibrant city which takes you around Ancient, Byzantine, Neoclassical and Modern Athens!

Duration: 7 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish
Xenia was a great guide. We visited all of the sites and went at a good pace. We had lunch at a small restaurant which was nice. Highly recommend this tour.
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Highlights

  • Guided tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
  • Walking tour around Athens' highlight spots and landmarks
  • Services of a fun licensed guide
  • Complementary skip-the-line Acropolis tickets service

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Description

Begin your full-day adventure with the Acropolis and let your guide reveal the history of its impressive monuments, including the Parthenon, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea and the Erechtheion. Walk to the Acropolis Museum to gaze at exhibits nearly 3.000 years old; with your licensed guide by your side, you will learn all about the customs and daily life of ancient Greece.

Stroll around the neighborhood of Plaka to admire its neoclassical buildings and the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates. Wander around Athens on foot and pass by some of its most important monuments, such as the Temple of Zeus.

Continue onto Syntagma square, where you can gaze at the Greek parliament; if you're lucky, you may also catch the changing of the presidential guards! Reach Monastiraki Square to admire the Tzistarakis mosque, Hadrian's library, and the Pantanassa church; all significant parts of Athens' heritage.

Next, walk to the National Gardens, home to thousands of plant species. Your tour will come to an end once you reach the Panathenaic Stadium, host of the 1st modern Olympic Games! By the time we say goodbye, you’ll have seen Athens' most important elements!

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What’s included & not included

  • 7-hour walking tour with an expert archaeologist guide
  • Private guided tour to the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, and Athens' highlights
  • Hotel pick up on foot, provided that your hotel is located within walking distance from the starting point of the tour (10-15 mins)
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Tickets of the archaeological sites (we can pre-purchase Acropolis tickets for you)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up with a luxury vehicle (can be arranged)

Meeting point

Acropolis Metro Station (Acropoli, Athens, Greece)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (5)

5.0/5

N
We absolutely loved our Best of Athens tour with Vicky. She was the best! Vicky was a wealth of knowledge and provided great background and context to everything we saw. I would absolutely recommend this tour for anyone curious about Greek culture, history and the origins of Western civilization.
D
Marialena was a wonderful guide and a highlight of our trip. Her education and professional experience in archeology made the museum come alive as we connected with people throughout history. Greeking.me was a pleasure to work with. Eleni offered many options for our extended day in Athens as she scheduled our custom tour. Greeking.me was a pleasure to work with. Eleni offered many options for our extended day in Athens as she scheduled our custom tour. We'd recommend Greeking.me to other travelers who want to see Greece though local eyes with the assurance of a professional guide and driver

This operator has 65 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

J
Making Athens Incredibly Awesome!
We did 2 tours with those guys - the 'Breakfast and Acropolis Tour' and the 'Private Night Food Tour with Wine Tasting'. Both Eva and Elena provided fantastic tours that were fun, informative, and at a pace that was comfortable. The Greek breakfast before the Acropolis tour was a nice way to start the day and fill up before walking with Eva around the Plaka and the Acropolis hill. I couldn't imagine doing a tour of the Acropolis without a great guide to tell you the history and mythology of the ancient city. The food and wine tour with Elena was also a wonderful way to learn about Greek culture. Food stops were excellent and provided a good overview of common foods that the Greeks eat - some expected and many unexpected. Both Elena and Eva also sent post-tour emails to us on things to do in Athens and the islands we were going to be visiting on our trip - a nice follow-up touch that speaks to the quality of this company. Highly recommend a tour with them when visiting Athens.
J
A great foodie night in Athens!
I booked a private Athens by Night Food Tour & Wine Tasting tour with my wife. Our guide Marina was lovely, knowledgeable and so much fun! She showed us around neighborhoods we wouldn't have found on our own, told us stories and personal anecdotes of places and history of Athens. The food we got to taste was excellent and eclectic.
We thoroughly enjoyed our night, highly recommended!
M
Beautiful Athens at Night Crawlers Tour
we booked our Night Crawlers Athens Tour and enjoyed every minute of this 5 hours walking tour. informational and beautiful, and concluded with light meal and vine at the outside seating of one of the taverns. thanks to Eleni for her thoughtful guiding,
M
Night tour with appetizers
Had an amazing time with Eleni. She was very knowledgeable and kind. We learnt so much about the historical sights as well as the city. My boyfriend and I are in our 20s and she was able to give amazing suggestions for bars that we would never found otherwise. The food was fantastic and the restaurant atmosphere that she took us to was very cool. We could not have asked for a better guide. We highly recommended this and her!!
K
Authentic Greek Cuisine food tour - Not to be missed!
This food tour was my favorite experience from my recent trip to Greece. The walking tour began in Syntagma Square and ended in Psirri, stopping in several neighborhoods over the four-hour tour. The tour purposely avoided obvious selections (Gyros, Souvlaki), providing samples of Greek cuisine from places our guide, Elena, visited as a child and continues to visit as an adult. Most places we stopped had been operating in that location, specializing in one food item, for generations, now operated with children and sometimes grandchildren of the original proprietor.

Our tour group was small; there were only 3 of us. The portions were extremely generous and there was never any pressure to purchase the products we were sampling. The tour moved at a leisurely pace, but make sure you are wearing good walking shoes. There are plenty of opportunities to sit down, talk with each other while savoring each morsel. But that wasn't all. Later that night, Elena sent each of us a personalized email listing all 10 stops, their addresses and the name of what we tried. I highly and enthusiastically recommend this tour.
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