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  • Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

    1. Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

    Follow your expert guide to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Continue past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, Athens Academy, the university, the National Library and Constitution Square. At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens such as the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Continue and visit the New Acropolis Museum before enjoying lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, drive along the coastal road past the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, to see the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon. On the way, enjoy a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, have ti...

    Excellent guide, the first half was amazing. The second half was more driving than sightseeing, so although interesting I would not recommend it. The meetup directions were not correct and were almost missed or group.

  • Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

    2. Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

    Discover the cradle of civilization, birthplace of democracy, and 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 4.5-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, and go to the Hill ...

    The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable, gave us time to visit explore and take photos, recommend him to others

  • Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Including Entry Fees

    3. Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Including Entry Fees

    You’ll be picked up at your centrally located Athens hotel and begin your full-day tour with a visit to Panathinaikos Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Pass by the Prime Minister’s residence and the former Royal Palace, which is still guarded by the colorfully garbed Evzone soldiers. You’ll see the historically important Zappion building, now a conference and exhibition hall, before arriving at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, completed in 131 A.D. The tour continues past the National Gardens to Hadrian’s Arch and on to the Parliament. You’ll also pass by the National Academy, the National Library, the Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the Russian Orthodox Church. Marvel at the Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. Visit the Propylaea Gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheum with its famous Porch of Maidens. Take a s...

    The experience was nice and the places that we visited represent an important part of the history. Just one remark, we booked a tour in Spanish and it was shared with other people in English lenguaje, it should be only in Spanish or maybe reduce the price if we cannot have the guide all the time.

  • Athens: 2-Hour Self-Guided Audio Tour

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • 3-Hour Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis Including Entry Ticket

    7. 3-Hour Athens Sightseeing & Acropolis Including Entry Ticket

    This half-day tour of Athens’ most significant sites is perfect for first-time visitors that want a comprehensive orientation of the city. You will see many of Athens’ world-famous sites, both ancient and modern, all from the comfort of a luxury, air conditioned bus. Begin with a visit to Panathinaiko Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Pass by the Prime Ministers residence in the former Royal Palace. Discover many of Athens' most famous religious monuments, such as the Catholic Cathedral, St. Paul’s Church, and the exquisite Russian Orthodox Church. See Greek architecture, both modern and ancient, as you drive by the Temple of Olympion Zeus, the Academy, and Constitution Square. The comprehensiveve and varied tour concludes with an unforgettable visit to the Acropolis, icon of Athens, where you will discover the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon...

    My Spanish tour guide Anastasia was amazing super informative and charasmatic went above and beyond! Only downfall was the pickup was said to be included and it wasn’t.

  • Athens and Corinth Full-Day Tour with Transfers

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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 !

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What people are saying about Academy of Athens

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 329 reviews

Odisseas was an exceptionally, well versed guide. His professionalism from pick-up to drop-off was consistent, & I felt safe and at ease under his care. He was charming and hilarious with an ability to answer questions seamlessly while transitioning to new facts at each location. He was a true gem and I'd suggest his services to any incoming tourist. It was the highlight of my short visit. I was able to combine local tradition with an ancient Greek mythology lesson in one setting. Just perfect!

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!!!!!

Excellent visit, great discovery of Athens, very friendly guide