Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens Tours & Activities

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

1. Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

Discover the cradle of civilization, the birthplace of democracy, and the home of philosophy on a private half-day tour of Athens. You will experience some of the greatest monuments ever built, with visits to all the major attractions, from the site of the first modern Olympics to the former Royal Palace. The 5-hour tour takes in the Panathenaic Stadium, the only marble stadium in the world. Built over the ruins of the ancient Roman stadium of Athens, it was where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Continue to the famous Arch of Emperor Hadrian, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated to the King of the Olympian gods, and the largest temple of the ancient world. Go to the Acropolis, considered a work of architectural perfection. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater ever built in the world. You will also see the Odeon of Herod the Atticus, go to the Hill of Pnyx, visit the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Nike, the Erechteion, and the New Acropolis Museum. Take in some wonderful panoramic city views from Lycabettus Hill, and visit the Parliament buildings to see the changing of the Royal Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Continue to Omonia Square and the open-air flea market in the lively Plaka neighborhood. Finally, see the 19th-Century Anglican church of St. Paul, the former Royal Palace, the Numismatic Museum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Library, the Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, and Museum of Cycladic Art.

Athens: Private Evening Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

2. Athens: Private Evening Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Enjoy pickup from your hotel or meet your driver at a centrally located meeting point. Hop inside your charming electric tuk-tuk, which is the perfect size to navigate the city’s narrow roads, then set out on an evening of exploration. Start with a tour of the Athens’ most emblematic buildings and monuments including the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church. Continue the tour onto Mount Lycabettus and admire unforgettable views across the city and the Acropolis. Drive through the neighborhood of Kolonaki next, then pass by the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch. The tuk-tuk then winds its way through the narrow streets of the Plaka neighborhood, before heading to the Romain Agora and Hadrian’s Library. Pass by Thiseio to marvel at sprawling views of the Parthenon, then visit the areas of Monastiraki and Psiri. Throughout the tour, soak up the romantic atmosphere of Athens as the sun sets and day turns into night. At the end of an unforgettable evening tour, the driver will drop you off at the starting point, or to another location of your choosing.

Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

3. Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

Explore Athens on an eco-friendly, 100% electric tuk-tuk that’s perfect for getting around on the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this 3-hour tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments at the center of the city: see the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and the Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church.   Then, climb up Mount Lycabettus, a hill located in the city, and take in gorgeous 360-degree views of Athens. Follow this with visits to the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch.   Continue on to the Plaka neighborhood with its charming streets, restaurants, bars, and shops. See Romain Agora, Hadrian's Library and the Ancient Agora. Finally, visit the Acropolis, a sight you simply can’t miss. Your driver will end your tour by passing through Thissio and Monastiraki’s flea market.

Athens Instagram Tour: The Most Scenic Spots

4. Athens Instagram Tour: The Most Scenic Spots

Athens is without a doubt filled with an endless collection of ancient and modern cultural monuments and neighborhoods that will stun even the most articulate poet. This tour is designed for those who wish to take photos of the most iconic and picturesque sites of one of the oldest cities in Europe. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, you'll see where the locals spend their daily routine and hear interesting stories about the local culture. Your local escort will meet you at the Fountain of the Syntagma Square. Here you have a first view of the busy center of the capital of Greece. The first stop will be the Greek Parliament where you will be able to see and photograph the Godly giants in kilts up close. The famous evzones are one of Athens' most popular tourist attractions and an instagrammable spot you can't miss. Your escort is available to snap cool shots for you. You will then visit the National Garden, a green oasis right in the center of the city. Home of 7000 trees, lakes and, several animals, the "garden of Amalia" also hosts a botanical museum, a conservatory and, various ancient ruins. It is the ideal place and a perfect scenic spot to find the right photography inspiration. Your next stop will be the Kallimarmaro stadium where your local guide will help you make fresh pictures and look more creative by finding the right point of view. This is one of the most iconic landmarks of Athens with a rich history directly connected to the modern Olympic games. You'll then take a stroll to reach Plaka, the neighborhood of Gods and one of the most picturesque areas of Athens. Plaka is one the best places to capture the perfect photo; little colorful houses, small alleys, cute cafes and many spots with views to the city will make the perfect background you are looking for your photographs. The next spot is placed on a hill, where you will enjoy the most breathtaking views of Acropolis and the city itself, following in the footsteps of Ancient Greeks. This is definitely one of the most Instagram-worthy places in Athens where you will take some of the most impressive photos. In addition to all the above places, you will have also the opportunity to explore more of the best spots in the city where you will exercise your artistic skills by taking spectacular photos and sharing them on Instagram. At the same time, you will learn about the history of the city and feel like an Athenian as you mingle with the locals. You'll have opportunities to take lots of pictures so don't forget your camera!

Athens: History of Rebellion Walking Tour

5. Athens: History of Rebellion Walking Tour

Begin your tour in Monastiraki and transport yourself to an era when Athens was still under the grip of Ottoman rule. Discover the captivating stories of resistance that ignited the Greek Revolution just 200 years ago. As we stroll towards Syntagma, the very heartbeat of modern-day protests, get to know the heroic acts of individuals who became legends and the massive popular movements of Athenians hoping for freedom in the face of fascism, violence, and oppression. Next, explore the vibrant neighborhood of Exarchia, the current hotbed of resistance and activism that welcomes anarchists, refugees, the LGBT+ community, and artists. Immerse yourself in the community’s creative energy and learn about its important role in Athens’ battle for social justice. With each step, discover how Athens’ history of resistance has shaped the city we see today and continues to inspire its future.

The Best of Athens Tour: Top Sights and Attractions

6. The Best of Athens Tour: Top Sights and Attractions

Visit the best places in Athens, stroll around the most scenic areas and learn interesting facts for one of the most historical cities around the world. During this 3-hour walking tour, you will see the city’s most iconic landmarks, visit some of the city's most picturesque neighborhoods and discover the hidden gems of the city only locals know. Visit the Greek Parliament and the presidential guards, see a green oasis in the center of the city, the residence of the Greek Prime Minister and the Panathenaic stadium as you walk through one of the most high-end streets of Athens. Explore the place where the first Olympic village was set, admire its architecture and the beautiful frescos.  Stroll around Plaka’s small alleys, admire the vibrant colors of the houses, see locals playing the traditional bouzouki and enjoy some of the best views of Athens. End this beautiful walking experience at one of the most striking architectural and cultural buildings of Athens, the Acropolis museum.

Private Guided Tour: Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

7. Private Guided Tour: Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

Meet with your expert licensed private guide in the heart of Athens, Syntagma Square, and start with a brief look at a lovely collection of archaeological findings dating from classical times and discovered during excavations in the area.  Continue to the elegant House of Parliament to watch the Change of Guards by the famous Evzones, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Walk through the cool and shady National Garden, the former Queen Amalia’s Garden and admire the neoclassical architecture of Zappeion Hall.  Learn about the first Olympic Games of modern times and about prominent figures of Athens' recent history. Visit the Zeus Temple and Hadrian’s Arch from the Roman Era. Walk along the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou walkway until you reach the side entrance to the Acropolis.  Continue to the Acropolis by entering the site from the south slope, to visit the first theater of antiquity, the Dionysus Theater and to avoid the crowds. On your way to the UNESCO-listed admirable Acropolis monuments, see the Philopappos hill monument and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.  Marvel at the ancient beautiful constructions of the Acropolis: the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea gateway, the Erechtheion and focus on the astonishing Parthenon.  Listen as your knowledgeable guide will provide you with plenty of information and uncover fascinating facts about the construction and history of the monuments.  The unique, beautiful view of the city of Athens, including the Mars hill, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus, will capture your heart and mind. Enjoy time to explore and take pictures at the Acropolis after your Acropolis tour, before taking a short break for a snack or a drink. After having admired one of the most famous sites in the world, continue your tour to the Acropolis Museum.  The New Acropolis Museum was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in co-operation with the Greek architect Michalis Photiadis. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors.  The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts.

Athens: Sightseeing Tour with Skip-the-Line Acropolis Entry

8. Athens: Sightseeing Tour with Skip-the-Line Acropolis Entry

Experience the best of Athens on a half-day tour that will take you on an unforgettable journey through the city's most iconic landmarks, like the Acropolis, Panathenaic Stadium, and Parliament Building. Visit the Panathenaic Stadium, the Parliament building, and the changing of the guards ceremony with an expert commentary. Explore the Athens Trilogy and learn about its fascinating history and architectural beauty. Explore Plaka and Monastiraki's charming neighborhoods. Stop at Ancient Agora for a quick photo of the impressive Temple of Hephaestus before continuing to experience the vibrant energy of Athens's old town. Conclude your tour with a visit to the magnificent Acropolis, where you'll skip the line and explore its iconic sites such as the Propylaea gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, and Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens, without waiting in large queues.

Athens: City Highlights and Panoramic Private Tour

9. Athens: City Highlights and Panoramic Private Tour

This 4 hours tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Ancient Athens is one of Europe's oldest cities, one with a continuous history whose beginnings can be traced some 5.000 years ago. The Greek capital is known as the cradle of democracy. Exploring the imposing Rock of the Acropolis, the cradle of Western Civilization. Learn more about the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion , the Odeon of Herod Atticus, the ancient theatre of Dionysus, the first in human history. Discover some of the most important sightseeing places of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, the stadium that the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. We continue at the Syntagma Square, where the Greek Parliament is located, with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier fronting it and we will watch the changing of the Guards, two Evzones - members of the presidential Guard (a select military corps) - stand on both sides of it, in traditional costume. Stroll to the National Garden, where Zappeion is located an emblematic 19th c. historic edifice, used today as a venue for official ceremonies and meetings, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the Old Parliament building. Climb on Lycabettus Hill, a green location, on the top of which you will enjoy a lovely view of the entire city and drive along Vasilissis Sofia Avenue which is lined with neoclassical buildings, embassies and museums. Before heading back explore Plaka and Monastiraki, the city's oldest districts with numerous bars and tavernas. Sample the regions culinary splendors tasting souvlaki’’ the traditional Greek food. At the end of the day, your private transfer will escort you to the port or your hotel.

Athens: Private Tour with Cruise Pickup & Optional Guide

10. Athens: Private Tour with Cruise Pickup & Optional Guide

Starting from your cruise ship in Piraeus, the first stop of your tour is the famous symbol of our civilization Acropolis. You will visit the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the Caryatids, the Herodion theater, the ruins of the Theater of Dionysus, and Areopagus (the Mars Hill). Then, you will visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium, known as Kallimarmaro Stadium; the original stadium was built in 1863 for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens. Afterwards you will have the opportunity taking amazing photos from Lycabettus hill, where the view of Athens is breathtaking. You will also the chance see the Trilogy of Athens, the Academy, the National Library and the First University of Athens. Next destination: The Parliament, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier and watching and taking photos the Changing of The Guards. You will have free time at the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka. You will have time for shopping and you will have also the opportunity to taste the delicious traditional Greek food (Optional).

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4.7
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This was the best thing I did in my three days visiting Athens. Maelle was an excellent, knowledgeable and warm guide and I could not recommend them enough. My only negative is that I should have done this on my first day in Athens instead of the last so I could have had a better understanding and appreciation of the city for my stay. 10/10. Do it. :)

This game was the perfect choice to get to know the city better and have a great time. It was fun to learn some secrets and cool stories other tourists probably won't know and find hidden clues in the city. We also loved the thoughtful gift at the end and all the recommendations from Maelle!

My tour guide was Fotis he was excellent. We were late and he waited for us without complaining. He is a people person. He was knowledgeable about the area. He was very patient with us . We got in at 830 am did the tour after 2pm so was a bit tired.

I loved the tour! Had a very personal and lovely experience with her, learnt a lot about the political and social history of how Athen came to be and its different neighbourhoods. Highly recommend!

Definitely 5 Stars for Demitri and the Tuk Tuk tour. Well organised and informative throughout. Thanks very much.