Academy of Athens

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 478 reviews

For us this was an interesting introductory tour to Athens. The guide was very knowledgable but inevitable there were time pressures especially in the Acropolis Museum. We were able to stay on at the Museum after the tour ended and explore it more thoroughly. One niggle was that as we didn’t have individual tickets, we had to ‘persuade’ the security man at the lower level excavations, which are very interesting, to let us enter to look around. This should not have been necessary and GYG must arrange for their clients to have full individual tickets/passes for the Museum and Excavations just as we had at the Acropolis. The Acropolis Restaurant is excellent and an ideal place to have a quick lunch after the tour. Though we enjoyed it, in our view the tour is on the expensive side for a half day tour with a relatively large group.

Theo was an incredible guide. As the pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard, it was only the two of us but he brought so much enthusiasm and expert knowledge to the tour. He clearly loves his city and I do too now! We walked around quirky neighbourhoods, admiring incredible street art, refreshments in a hidden garden bar, snacks in a taverna and learnt a lot about Athens’ struggle from economic crisis to regeneration. One of the best urban adventures tours I’ve done :)

It took the hassle out of trying to get to places, we were picked up from our hotel. our guide was very helpful. The only down side was we had to pay extra for the entrance onto the museum and the acropolis. Our guide couldn't actually come into the sites with us.

I recommend this tour to anyone out there looking to full explanation about those historical sites, costa the guide tour Explained lots of things and could understand as he was explaining things in details which was amazing tour enjoyable.

This tour gave me the opportunity to walk through some of the most beautiful and interesting places in Athens and Babis my guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about his city.