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

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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.
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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

The most exciting way to see Athens
If you want to get under the skin of a city, tasting and smelling is, without doubt, one of the most fascinating, fun and magical way of doing it.

Greek food has such a strong presence all round the world that I wasn’t sure how much I would learn (I’m just greedy, so I thought it would be a yummy day). What I hadn’t expected was the breadth and depth of knowledge our guide had, and - by contrast - just how little I actually knew! Greek salad in London (or anywhere else) has very little resemblance to Greek salad ...

Tiama took us from breakfast to dinner, from everyday peasant food to street food to elegant food, from savoury to sweet, from Greek coffee to mastika. We salivated over sesame bread, swooned over pita, breathed in the giddy smells of the spice market, crushed basil leaves between our fingers and learnt about herbs, ate olives so meaty I could almost go vegan if I had those in my life, went dreamy-eyed over thick Greek yogurt drizzled with thyme honey, and feasted on moussaka.

But it wasn’t just the food. As we walked round Athens, she wove the history of the city, its buildings, its traditions, its family life, its culture into the food we ate and tasted.

All this in just four hours. I could have read a book on Athens and not learned as much. I could have spent five days marching round with a guidebook and would not have learned as much.

I wanted another four hours, and then another four days of it! Tiama is absolutely superb as a guide. Her English is brilliant, she is funny, witty, brilliantly clever, and a lovely person to spend time with.

Thank you. Worth every single penny.
More fun than I thought it would be
I’m not a dancer, and have never been one. When my wife suggested this class, I went along with it to be a good sport. I didn’t expect to enjoy it, but I did.

Greek dancing is so easy, even I can do it. If you can walk in a circle, you can do it! The instructors were excellent, and our host at dinner (I’m sorry I don’t remember her name) was so nice, she made us feel at home.
Great food experience with Elena
Elena was an excellent guide on the food tour. Her knowledge of Greek history and Greek food recipes was outstanding. I tried food that I normally wouldn’t try on holiday and enjoyed everything. This is my first time visiting Greece, I will be back. Regards, Rob Mann
Fantastic!
We got to experiment Athens like a local. We really felt our tour guide did an excellent job of introducing us to amazing Greek food while explaining the origin behind it, one of the best things she said was ,”I wanted this tour to be something I would take my friends or family to if they were visiting”. That’s exactly how we felt! We went to neighborhoods and restaurants we would have never found on our own. We absolutely loved it!
Thank you!
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Tour operated by: Greeking.me