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  • Athens: Ancient Greek Mythology Exploration Game

    1. Athens: Ancient Greek Mythology Exploration Game

    Discover the city's fascinating history and attractions as you solve clues around Athens. Travel back in time and relive Athens' ancient history by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Athens for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and ...

  • Athens: 2-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

    2. Athens: 2-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Explore Athens at your own pace with a self-guided audio tour on your phone. Listen to fascinating stories on a downloadable app designed by an accredited expert storyteller and historian. Based on an award-winning storytelling concept, this tour will take you from Syntagma Square and through the most important landmarks in the city. Blend in with the locals as you tour the city without a conspicuous group.

  • Athens: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis

    3. Athens: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis

    Discover the diverse city of Athens. Known for its historical monuments, Athens is also home to many modern, elegant structures. Visit the Acropolis, which still stands as a reminder of the beauty and glory of ancient Athens. High atop its rocky base are the Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, with its stunning Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathinaikon Stadium. This stadium was site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, birthplace of a world-wide tradition. Continue driving and pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. Here you’ll experience views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library.

  • Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

    4. Athens: Electric Bike Day Tour

    Start your tour at the meeting point where you will have the chance to meet your fun and friendly guides. Once you've had the chance to meet your guides, you will be shown the route for the day, hop on your E-bike and off you go.  Once you have set off on your journey, you will start by seeing three wonderful neoclassical buildings from the 19th-century. You will pass by the old Parliament before you turn North toward Kolonaki, the upper part of the city known for its luxury and exclusive streets. Take off to the War Museum to see fighter jets, helicopters and more before heading back to Syntagma square. The tour is scheduled so that you will be on time to watch the famous changing of the guards and take photos with the Evzones.  Next, visit the National Gardens where you will enjoy a break and drink some delicious, complimentary sodas. Continue on your journey to visit the Presidentia...

    Great tour! Guide was excellent, and very knowledgeable. We got to see so much of the city and all the important sites.

  • Athens and Corinth Full-Day Tour with Transfers

    5. Athens and Corinth Full-Day Tour with Transfers

    Experience a full-day tour which combines the 2 historical cities, Athens and Corinth. Visit the Acropolis which is symbol of democracy. See the Parthenon which is considered the most perfect building in the world. The Erechtheion became famous for its Karyatides, the Propylae, and the reconstructed Temple of Athena Nike. Continue to the Acropolis Museum which was recently voted the fifth best in the world. See the famous Arch of Roman Emperor Adrian and the Temple of Zeus which was the biggest in ancient world. Catch a panoramic view over Athens from Mount Lycabettus and take some beautiful pictures. Visit the Panathinaiko Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896. Watch the changing of the guards at the Parliament. Tour around the city center and see some fantastic Neoclassic buildings such as the University of Athens, the Academy of Art and Sciences, and the National Lib...

    Our excursion to Corinth and Athens was fantastic. Our driver Odysseus was exceptional. The knowledge of Athens and Corinth was phenomenal. We learned so much from him while driving to our tour sights!!!! Odysseus even stopped and let me go into a Starbucks in Athens (which was not apart of the tour. But he did so because we told him Starbucks was my favorite). All in all, Odysseus went above and beyond to ensure our experience was enjoyable and memorable! This Tour and our tour guide was AMAZING!!!!!

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

    6. 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 an...

    Carlos was a fantastic guide, friendly and very knowledgeable, can’t recommend highly enough, if you do one thing while in Athens this is the activity to book!!!!!

  • Athens: Sights and Food Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    7. Athens: Sights and Food Tour on an Electric Bicycle

    Explore the sights of Athens by electric bike, and journey through time, from the days of the Romans to the Ottoman sultans, and on to Greek independence and the modern day metropolis. Start near Hadrian’s Gate, thought to have been built to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Hear about the infamous Ottoman sultan Hasekis as you enjoy magnificent views of the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue to the 19th-century mansion of the Zappeion Megaron, built to house the participants of the 1st modern Olympic Games. See the neighboring Panathenaic Stadium, a symbol of the Greek athletic traditions. Next, look at the Presidential mansion and Prime Minister's residence on Herodou Attikou street. Visit the National Garden, the oldest and most famous botanical garden in Greece. Then, go to the Parliament building and Syntagma Square to see the Presidential Guard dress...

    Amazing moment and amazing guide! We really enjoyed this experience. Dimitria showed us nice places, not only the mythological ones. We ate delicious lukumades before going around the acropolis and then we had the famous local souvlakis for lunch ! It was so yummy ! The bikes are electrical so the trip is totally easy I greatly recommend !

  • Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

    8. Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

    Travel back in time at the Panathenaic Stadium to see where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Pass the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch to take a look at the Greek Parliament building and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Admire the state buildings of the old Academy, Athens University and the National Library on Syntagma Square Then, head to the Acropolis to explore the famous monuments of Ancient Greece from classical times. Visit the monumental gate of the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the iconic Parthenon before learning more about the history of the city at the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum.

    Mathew was an amazing guide, bilingual with our tour. Very professional yet friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. I think the tour co need to alter times to include a break either for coffee or early l7ncy break. Too long without a break. But tour was fantastic value for money and interesting. Well done Mathew Linda and family,

  • Athens: Alternative Walking Tour

    9. Athens: Alternative Walking Tour

    With a recorded history that spans over 3,400 years, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. This alternative walking tour takes you through Athens' rich history and multifaceted culture, surprising and enchanting you around every street corner. As you stroll through Athens' primeval streets, learn from your knowledgeable guide about the complex history of the ancient city. Visit landmark buildings such as the Parliament, the Academy, the University and the National Library, and come to understand their role in the construction of a contemporary European capital. Stroll through the beautiful neighborhoods of Psiri and Monastiraki, where the footprint of the Ottoman Empire is still present, to understand how the old city and its traditions mixed – or didn’t– with Western European values and ideas. Pass through Omonia Square, Kotzia Square, the central markets and many other fas...

  • Athens: 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    10. Athens: 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    Start the day from the central meeting point or with an optional hotel pickup and explore Athens on an eco-friendly electric tuk-tuk, perfect for navigating the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this sightseeing tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments in the center of the city. See the Hellenic Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and 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 on to see the site of the ancient Olympic games, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Arch of Hadrian. The tour concludes in the Plaka neighbourhood in the shadow of the Acropolis and its ancient temple, from where you can get off or return to the starting point of your tour.

    100% recommend this activity! We loved it and the guide, Carlos, is fantastic. Definitely do this activity when in Athens!

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What people are saying about Academy of Athens

excellent way to know in an efficient and comfortable way the different tourist places of the city; Carlos was a very friendly guide and knows the best spots to take the best photo. His Spanish is perfect for those Latinos who are eager to hear his language so far from home.

Great! The electric bike tour allows you to see as much as possible in one morning. Sophie was a great guide and introduced us to all the main places of interest in Athens. And the breaks to taste loukoumades and souvlaki were a plus

Carlos was a fantastic guide, friendly and very knowledgeable, can’t recommend highly enough, if you do one thing while in Athens this is the activity to book!!!!!

Hello It was a good way to visit the center of Athens with mythological reminders

Excellent visit, great discovery of Athens, very friendly guide