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Athens: Acropolis Ticket with Optional Audio Tour & Sites

1. 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: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

2. Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments. Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts. Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that honored the god of medicine Asclepius, before the Parthenon. Wander around the temple to learn about how it was constructed for the goddess Athena. Once you familiarize yourself with the site's classical architecture, head indoors to the New Acropolis Museum for a brief break and refreshments (at own expense) in the cafe. Ranked one of the top 5 museums in the world, the New Acropolis Museum boasts collections of statues and other relics of everyday life in several galleries. In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the glass floor occasionally reveals an archaeological excavation site.

Athens: Acropolis and Mythology Highlights Small Group Tour

3. Athens: Acropolis and Mythology Highlights Small Group Tour

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well-known attractions. This tour helps you understand how Athens became the mythical city known today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora, and visit the Temple of Hephaestus.

Athens: Ancient Agora of Athens E-Ticket with Audio Tour

4. Athens: Ancient Agora of Athens E-Ticket with Audio Tour

No trip to Athens could be complete without a visit to the Ancient Agora! Make the most of your visit with a fast-track e-ticket and waltz in this unique site with a fascinating audio tour on your phone. Download the tour on your smartphone and follow, at your own pace, the riveting journey of the evolution of Athenian democracy as you enjoy a visit to the most dynamic archaeological site of Athens. Your tour begins with a comprehensive introduction to the chain of events that made democracy possible in ancient Athens. At the foot of the hill where the temple of Hephaestus still stands radiant, you’ll learn about Solon, whose legal reforms paved the way for the formation of the earliest civil society in world history. Just uphill from the Tholos, take a glimpse of the ruined Bouleuterion, where 500 Athenians met daily to draw up laws and proposals presented to the city’s popular assembly. As you continue your walk, anecdotal stories from the lives of bright Athenian personalities, such as Aristides the Just and glorious Pericles, will come alive through the original and fun content of your expertly designed audio guide. The exhibits in the Museum of the Agora are bound to fascinate you, providing a rich pool of information on the ingenious, yet at times cruel, methods used by the Athenians to defend their democracy from any malign influence. Enjoy picture-postcard vistas to the Acropolis from the hill of Pnyx and the Rock of Ares, while later as you ascend on the hill of Philopappos, you’ll discover the prison of Socrates and gain some important insights into the life and death of the great Athenian philosopher. Your tour ends within easy reach of the Acropolis archaeological site, in front of the theatre of Dionysus, where you’ll marvel at the oldest theatre of the world and the actual place where the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were once staged.

Athens: 2-Hour Highlights Tour by E-Bike After Sunset

5. Athens: 2-Hour Highlights Tour by E-Bike After Sunset

Experience Athens after dark on an e-bike ride through the city center. Listen to street musicians and enjoy the cooler air of the evening as you admire the historic monuments illuminated for the night. Climb the Hill of Nymphs for views of the Acropolis and Mount Lycabettus. Stop at Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Greek Parliament building to admire the traditional tunics of the Evzones guards. Discover the site of the first modern Olympic Games at the Panathenaic Stadium. Cycle the picturesque streets of Plaka, lined with cafés and restaurants, and see the Ancient Agora, Temple of Hephaestus and porticoes of the Stoa of Attalos.

Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour By Electric Scooter

6. Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour By Electric Scooter

Explore the ancient civilization of Athens on this guided e scooter e bike bike tour. Stop at the landmarks of the Acropolis and learn about the history from your expert guide. Meet Wheelz team at the store behind the Acropolis Museum and get your training before we start. As soon you are ready we start traveling back thousands of years in History on a comfy and silent Eco friendly e scooter,e bike,bike We stop at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the front entrance of Parthenon, Areopagus Hill, Pnyx, National Observetory, Church of Agia Marina,pass through Thiseio,and the Temple of Hephaestus. Feel the spirit of Democracy in the place where it was born. Start thinking like Sokrates, Aristoteles and Plato !! Then, ride on to the neoclassical neighborhood of Thissio. Discover the beautiful restaurants and cafes in the area and get recommendations of places to try during your stay. . Lastly, go to the Temple of Hephaestus and have a juice to cool down before returning to the starting point.

Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

7. Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

Your guide will have plenty to tell you about the history and the legends of all the gods and heroes, such as the almighty Zeus, Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, Poseidon, God of the Sea, Dionysus, God of Wine and Theater, and many more. Through timeless myths you will explore the Theater of Dionysus, drama's first home; the resplendent Propylaea; the sacred Erechtheion; the Temple of Athena Nike and, of course, the magnificent Parthenon, perhaps the world's most iconic building. All this will come alive in a way that keeps everyone's attention and interest, kids and parents alike. After you've discovered the secrets of the city's formidable hill, you'll take a short walk to reach ancient Pnyx, the birthplace of democracy, where all Athenians gathered to discuss all sorts of politics. There, you'll hear more mythical stories about Theseus and the Minotaur, Zeus' jealous wife, Hera and Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty.  This is where your guide will lead you in a group family activity that's based on the gods and heroes you've been hearing about, allowing your kids (and you!) to interact imaginatively with your very special surroundings. In the end, not only will you understand what made this city and its Gods immortal and legendary, but you'll also get to take back home a piece of history you'll create together as a family.

Athens: Ancient Agora of Athens Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. Athens: Ancient Agora of Athens Self-Guided Audio Tour

The Ancient Agora of Athens was once the political, commercial and social heart of the ancient city. Throughout the centuries, it’s been under threat. First, it faced destruction at the hands of the Herulians when they ransacked the city in 267 AD. As time went by and the city expanded, the area endured years of neglect, and was gradually abandoned. On this walking tour, I’ll sift through the layers of Agora’s history and, by sharing stories from its famous and lesser-known residents, return it to its former glory. Our tour starts at the entrance to this archaeological site, the ancient Agora. From there, you’ll walk through the relatively small open space on the Northern slopes of the Acropolis and hear how the area was once an indispensable part of Athenian life, and a place where democracy was upheld. As you stroll around Agora’s ruins, I’ll show you where the Temple of Ares, Odeon of Agrippa concert hall, and the marketplace once stood. The entire site was a melting pot where merchants, bankers, traders, craftsmen, butchers, scribes, architects and builders would meet and mingle. I’ll tell you about who these people were, from philosophers who would wander about surrounded by their students, to the gossiping merchants who attended chariot races. On this tour, you’ll have a chance to: • Stroll down Panathenaic Street, one of the most popular ancient streets in the city • Find out how democracy was practised in ancient Athens • Take in the remains of Athens State Prison • Listen to stories from the city’s glory days • Gaze at the Holy Church of the Holy Apostles of Solakis, one of the few medieval buildings not torn down by archaeologists in their pursuit to unearth even older buildings • Learn about Socrates’ noble death • See the best-preserved temple in Greece • View Stoa of Attalos, the only reconstructed building within the Agora • Hear legends that blend with history If you’d like to escape the hustle and bustle of Athens’ city centre for a while, this is the tour for you! This hour-long walk will introduce you to the city’s political history and the everyday life of the ancient Athenians. It’s a rather difficult site to explore by yourself so join me on this walk-through time where I’ll shed light on the turbulent history of one of the city’s most fascinating neighbourhoods.

Athens E-Bike guided tour,22 must see locations. History&fun

9. Athens E-Bike guided tour,22 must see locations. History&fun

Welcome to Parthenon Wheelers website! We are a bicycle tour agency based in Athens, Greece, and we specialize in providing unforgettable tours around the city’s most popular historic places! Our team of expert guides is passionate about sharing their love and knowledge of Athens with visitors from all over the world. We believe that the best way to experience this magnificent city is on two wheels, and our tours are designed to take you on a journey through time, exploring the rich history and culture of Athens. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a first-time rider, our tours are suitable for all levels of experience. We provide comfortable and well-maintained bicycles and safety equipment to ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride. Our tours are also conducted at a leisurely pace, allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of Athens at your own pace. Our tours take you to some of the most iconic and historically significant places in Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, and the Panathenaic Stadium. Our expert guides will provide you with fascinating insights into the history, mythology, and culture of these incredible places. At our agency, we are committed to providing our guests with the highest level of customer service. Our website makes it easy to book a tour, and our team is always available to answer any questions you may have. We also offer private tours for those who prefer a more personalized experience. Thank you for considering us for your next adventure in Athens. We look forward to sharing the magic of this incredible city with you!

Athens: Full-Day Private Tour

10. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour

Your private tour will start with the Acropolis, a complex of buildings that includes the Parthenon (main temple), the best example of classic architecture from the 5th-century BC, Erectheion (the temple with 6 female figurers, Caryatides), the Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Godess), Propylaia (the monumental Gate), Odeon of Herodus Atticus, Dionysus theater and finally, the Mars Hill or Areios Pagos (the first ancient court and the place that St. Paul preached Christianity for the first time in Athens). The next stop will be the Temple Of the Olympian Zeus (the largest temple in Hellenic and Roman times), the Panathenian Stadium (the stadium of the first Olympic Games in 1896), the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guards (Euzones) in front of the Greek Parliament, opposite the Syntagma or Constitutional Square. After that, you will see the Trilogy of Athens (the Academy, the First University of Athens and the National Greek Library) and finally, the Lycabettus Hill (the highest point of Athens) and don't forget to take some pictures and a memory in your mind and heart of the entire city. Drive through Plaka (the oldest neighborhood in Athens), a picturesque quarter of the city, where there are little shops with handmade crafts and gifts for you to buy and Monastiraki (Flea Market), where you can have a pleasant walk and shop with your friends and family. If time permits, your next stop will be the ancient Greek Agora or the Roman Agora (ancient markets), where you'll find the Temple of Hephaestus (the most well preserved temple in Greece), the Stoa of Attalos and the beautiful St. Catherine Orthodox Church. When you feel hungry, get ready to taste some famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. The tour will guide you to a traditional Athens restaurant or tavern. It's up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the most well-known Greek dishes. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the New Acropolis Museum, where you can see the marbles of the Parthenon and a superb collection of artifacts and relics found on the Acropolis excavations or the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, almost twice the size of the previous one that houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations not only Greece, but the Middle East and the Balkans as well from prehistory to late antiquity.

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My girlfriend and I visited Athens in the first week of January of 2023. The Acropolis, Parthenon and Acropolis Museum are must sees for first time visitors to Athens. Our tour guide Zeta was incredibly engaging, knowledgeable and very attentive to the needs of our tour group! She seemed to be an endless vault of information and answered all of our questions without skipping a beat! My girlfriend and I are in our early 20s and Zeta felt like our mother! We were so sad when she left! I would definitely recommend this tour with this company to anyone, one of the best tours I had while traveling!

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very informative. She shared historical facts and mythology in a way that was engaging for adults and our two children. It is four hours and we were exhausted at the end, but it was well worth it.

This was a perfect tour. The guide was welcoming and enthusiastic, we learnt a lot during the Acropolis and Museum tour! You are in excellent hands if you book this tour!

Our guide was excellent and shared so much interesting information. I recommend adding on the Acropolis museum tour as well.

Annie was a wonderful guide. We learned so much more than we would have on our own. Highly recommend.