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Athens: Acropolis and 6 Archaeological Sites Combo Ticket

1. Athens: Acropolis and 6 Archaeological Sites Combo Ticket

Save time and money during your time in Athens with a pre-booked combo ticket that gives you access to 7 of Athens' top archaeological sites. Enjoy savings of up to 50% and avoid the long lines of tourists at the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Temple of Zeus, Aristotle's School, Hadrian's Library, and Kerameikos Ancient Cemetery. Enhance your experience with a self-guided audio tour as you wander around at your own pace. Marvel at the Parthenon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, standing on Acropolis Hill, and immerse yourself in this impressive structure's 2500 years of rich history. Whilst there, visit the Ancient Agora that lies on the north-western slopes of the Acropolis. Learn more about this former artistic, spiritual, and commercial center. Just north of the Acropolis, explore the site of the Roman Agora, which was once the focus of public life in Athens. You can also enjoy access to the renowned Hadrian's Library and Temple of Olympian Zeus in the Olympion Site, as well as Kerameikos, the ancient cemetery that stretches to the banks of the Eridanos River and the nearby Lyceum.

Athens: Acropolis Ticket with Optional Audio Tour & Sites

2. Athens: Acropolis Ticket with Optional Audio Tour & Sites

Athens strolling stress-free! Get your e-tickets for Acropolis Hill and the dazzling Acropolis Museum. Upgrade your experience with optional combo tickets, offering access to top archaeological attractions and museums as the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, Kerameikos, Temple of Zeus or National Archaeological Museum. Choose your time slot (only) for Acropolis Hill and receive e-tickets by email. Download tickets and tours via the provided link and dive into ancient tales at each attraction. Enjoy Athens and its beauty, with professional storytelling and historical insights. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable, and while time slots may appear here, it's essential to make your binding selection for the Acropolis Hill on the Clio Muse Tours "My Booking Page" for a smooth, stress-free experience.

Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

3. Athens, Piraeus, and Coastline: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus, and the coastline of the Athenian Riviera at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Benefit from easy transportation to key attractions, such as the Panathenaic Stadium and Parthenon at the Acropolis. Travel on 4 lines for 1 day, including Athens (Orange Line), Piraeus (Blue Line), Glyfada (Yellow Line), and Vouliagmeni (Green Line). Get acquainted with the Greek capital's most beautiful sites and enrich your cruise or vacation experience. Recorded commentaries in 16 languages will provide historical, cultural and social information about one of the most ancient capitals of the world. Blue Line - Piraeus  Ideal if you have just arrived on a cruise, you can hop on the Blue Line at either of the cruise terminals in the Port of Piraeus, just a stone's throw from your cruise ship. See attractions such as the yacht marina at Pasalimani and the ancient harbor of Mikrolimano. Don't miss out on the impressive new Museum of Acropolis and walk up the hill to admire the Parthenon at the top. The bus takes passengers directly to the most eminent monuments of Athens and Greece. Orange Line - Athens The Orange Line roams by the most beautiful attractions further down the city center from the Acropolis and Parthenon. Explore the historic Plaka district and discover the most traditional area of Athens. Visit the gate of the Roman emperor Hadrian. See the Temple of Olympian Zeus and admire the largest temple in Greece from Roman times. Go to the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square and look at its impressive guards. Stroll through Ermou to experience the busiest shopping street in Athens. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. Go to the National Library to marvel at an outstanding building of great historical value. Drop by the National Archaeological Museum, or roam around the picturesque area of Monastiraki and its Flea Market. Take a walk through the quaint neighborhood of Thission.  Yellow Line − Glyfada Enjoy a tour of the Athenian Riviera, starting from the Planetarium stop of the Blue Line. Find out how the bewildering desert of the 1900s has evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Greece. From the Niarchos Foundation to the Marina Alimou, the Yellow Line blends history with the modern. Watch the sunset from Marina Flisvou or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. From the Glyfada Terminal, you can wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital and shop at the luxury department stores. Wind down in a beautiful cafe and don't miss out on the beach bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by the seaside.  Green Line − Vouliagmeni Vouliagmeni may be better associated with its beaches, but the area is also a history lesson in its own right. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, Vouliagmeni is certainly worth a visit. Relax at the beautiful beach of Kavouri Oceanis, one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Go to Vouliagmeni Lake to discover one of the city's most popular spots. Don’t miss out on the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings.

Athens: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. Athens: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Experience the Greek capital on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour along 3 different routes. You’ll travel on an open-top, double-decker bus as you take in the many important sights and attractions of the city. With the help of the onboard multilingual audio guide you can trace the history and culture of Athens from ancient times to the present day. In addition to the city’s many monuments, you’ll come across a multitude of shopping opportunities along the route. You can visit world-renowned museums and marvel at the ancient temples - the Acropolis and Parthenon. Athens Route Stops: Stop 1 - Syntagma Square Stop 2 - A Acropolis / Plaka Stop 3 - A Acropolis Museum Stop 4 - A The Acropolis & Parthenon (Interchange: Piraeus route) Stop 5 - A Temple of Zeus Stop 6 - A Parliament / National Gardens Stop 7 - The Four Museums Stop 8 - The National Gallery Stop 9 - A Ancient Olympic Stadium Stop 9 - B Parliament / National Gardens Stop 10 - National Library Stop 11 - National Archaeological Museum Stop 12 - Omonoia Square Stop 13 - Karaiskaki Square Stop 14 - Monastiraki Square Stop 15 -Kotzia Square Piraeus Route Stops: Stop 1 - Pantion University Stop 2 - Niarchos Foundation Stop 3 - Municipal Theatre Stop 4 - Cruise Terminals A & B Stop 5 - Lions Gate Stop 6 - Cruise Terminals A & B Stop 7 - Archaeological Museum of Piraeus Stop 8 - Votsalakia Beach Stop 9 - Mikrolimano Harbour Stop 10 - Planetarium Stop 11 - Athens Ledra & Intercontinental Beach & Riviera Route Stops: Acropolis/Plaka Pantion University Niarchos Foundation Falire/Flisvas Edem Ag.Kesmas Beach Bomo Palace Asteria Beach Divani Apollon Oceanis Beach/ Atrir Palace Vouliagemi Lake Pigadakia Blazer Suites Glyfada town Golf Ag.Kosmas Kalamki Poseidon Hotel Marriot/Planetarium Grand Hyatt/ Intercontinental Temple of Zeus

Athens: Greek Food Tour with Tastings

5. Athens: Greek Food Tour with Tastings

Explore Athen's food markets on a 4-hour walking tour. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling Greece's "Green Treasures" such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs, and traditionally made pasta and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek with koulóuria (sesame bread rings). Sample the famous Ancient Greek loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Continue to a local phyllo pastry shop. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakery. Next, wander through the famous meat and fish markets. Try roasted coffee and visit specialty shops for fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli products. Enjoy local wine, organically produced olive oil and honey, aged aromatised vinegar, and world-famous Greek yogurt with thyme honey topping. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. Continue your culinary exploration in the historic city center, where your food tour leader will take you to some of the most authentic downtown mezedes taverns (Greek tapas). End your tour with a famous Greek souvlaki aka pita bread with pork or chicken delicious gyros. This tour can be done easily also for vegetarians.

Athens: City and Seaside Yellow Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

6. Athens: City and Seaside Yellow Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy the sights of Athens, Piraeus, and Riviera from the top deck of a double-decker hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Admire the architecture of the cities and learn about their history from the onboard commentary that’s available in 12 languages. Choose either the 90-minute Athens route that begins at Syntagma Square, the 60-minute Piraeus route that starts out at the cruise terminal, or the 120-minute Riviera and beaches route with a starting point at the Acropolis. There is an interchange bus stop at the Acropolis that connects all of the lines. These tourist-friendly city tours offer the opportunity to admire and stop and visit spectacular sites. From May to October, enjoy complimentary audio-guided walking tours of the surrounding areas of the Acropolis, Plaka, and the National Gardens. In Athens, a city filled with historical and cultural monuments, you can hop off to explore the Acropolis and Parthenon archaeological sites. Take in the new Acropolis Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Explore picturesque Plaka and Monastiraki, where you’ll discover neoclassical buildings, archaeological findings, and souvenir shops. Historic Piraeus port is one of the most important commercial seaports in the Mediterranean. Nearby, you’ll find a number of private harbors, such as the Mikrolimano and the Zea Marina (Pasalimani). Admire the architectural beauty of the Municipal Theater and visit the Planetarium, one of the best equipped in the world.

Athens: City Pass w/ 30+ Attractions and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

7. Athens: City Pass w/ 30+ Attractions and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Make the most of Athens with an all-inclusive Athens City Pass. This full packed ticket unlocks access to over 30 top attractions, choose from. Marvel at the soaring heights of the Acropolis to the fascinating exhibits of the New Acropolis Museum. Dive into the ancient wisdom held at Hadrian's Library, and absorb the historic ambiance of Kerameikos, among plenty of other treasures. The Athens City Pass also includes a complimentary hop-on hop-off bus tour for 48-hours through the city's captivating streets. Take the stress out of planning your trip to Athens, and get to know the city's rich history, culture, and vibrant atmosphere through museums, tours, and gastronomy. To make your experience is fully complete, our top recommendation for you: Book your One Day Cruise, including hotel transfer and lunch buffet, to the famous three islands Hydra, Poros & Aegina. Explore the city at your own pace with up to 5 days validity and save up to 60 % compare to single bookings. The following attractions are included: Landmarks and monuments: - Acropolis with Parthenon and the North and South slope - skip the line entry ticket and time slot - Ancient Agora - Stoa of Attalos - Roman Agora - Hadrian`s Library - Temple of Olympian Zeus - Kerameikos - Lyceum - Arch of Hadrian - National garden & Diomedes Botanic garden - Athenian Trilogy Museum and galleries: - New Acropolis Museum - Herakleidon Museum - Kotsanas Museum: Ancient Greece – The Origins of Technologies - Kotsanas Museum: Ancient Greek Musical Instruments and Games - Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum - Museum of Illusions - Hellenic Motor museum Hop-on Hop-Off: - 48-hour Hop on Hop off bus ticket Activities & Leisure Attractions: Day Cruise from Athens to islands of Hydra, Poros & Aegina (incl. lunch buffet and hotel transfer), optional bookable Discount Partner (save up to 50% off): - Designer Outlet McArthurGlen - Museumsshop: "Alex Mylona" Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art - Frissiras Museum - Mastiha Shop - Electric Bike Tours - Heteroclito Cave & Bar a Vin - Elixir, Spices & Herbs - Daily Theatrical Show

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

8. Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Join this walking tour to explore the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens with skip-the-line entry tickets. Start early to avoid the crowds and see highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. Walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Plaka, Athens’ Old Town. Meet your guide early in the morning and start your tour of the Acropolis before the heat of the day sets in. Admire the Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis as you make your way up the hill to view the ancient structures located there. Marvel at the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa as your guide shares the fascinating history of this ancient site.  Next, if you have selected the option with the walking tour to Plaka head downhill and admire views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk. Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka and discover secrets unknown even to the locals. Enjoy the tranquility of this village within a city as you explore the many narrow passages and discover hidden gems. See the Bathhouse of the Winds, the Roman Forum, the Fethiye Mosque Museum, and Hadrian's Library as you head towards Monastiraki Square where your tour comes to an end.

Athens: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

9. Athens: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience while in Athens. Bring the whole family along for sure fun for all ages. Discover 60 visual and interactive illusions, including the infinity room, inverted room, chair illusion, holograms, and many more. Different visual illusions teach spectators how perceived reality is affected by sciences, vision, perspective, and other stimuli. On top of that, interactive illusion installations invite visitors to become one with the work and to take photos of friends and family within the different rooms. Gear up for an experience that is sure to captivate and challenge your imagination.

Athens: 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket & Acropolis Entry

10. Athens: 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket & Acropolis Entry

Combine a Hop On Hop Off bus ticket that gets you to the city center of Athens, Piraeus, and the beaches with skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis. Enjoy easy access to some of the most popular attractions in the city. Visit the Acropolis that towers over the Greek capital and walk around its ancient grounds. Feel connected to the past as you stroll through this place of great importance to the ancient Greeks. Admire the temples, the Parthenon and the other important monuments dotted around the site. See the Propylae, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Porch of Maidens at the Erechtheion. Travel around Athens with your Hop On Hop Off bus ticket. Get off any time to check out interesting attractions and get back on to continue your journey. Listen to audio commentary available in 14 different languages.

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I’ve actually taken this tour twice, first a year ago and second yesterday. It’s a good way to familiarise yourself with the main areas of central Athens and it’s pleasant to sail through the streets on a bike. Tried electric this time for little extra zip. Maria was an energetic and entertaining guide, kept up an informative commentary and gave us lots of history, useful tips and fun stories. Quick and exciting introduction to Athens.

Thanks a lot to our guide Christos! we took this tour in last minute because we stayed only half day in Athene. Christos show us most interesting points and we take wonderful pictures. He suggested where to eat our dinner and the special dessert. Thanks!

Stella made us feel comfortable, is a great organiser & cook, and provided us with some extra nutrition-based info as well. A great way to learn how to cook Greek food when back home, and - as a solo traveller - meet fellow foodies.

Greg our guide was goergous- provided us with loads of information about Athenian Street Art and greek Society

The guide was kind, friendly and very informative about the art.