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Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined streets to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel and one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites. Head for the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Pick up your tickets and make your way inside to see the ancient treasures that await Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater regarded as the birthplace of the performing arts. Hear about its history and imagine it filled with the theatergoers of Ancient Greece. Stop at the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Once inside the Acropolis, get up close with important sights like the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Learn the history of these fascinating ruins from your guide. Once at the summit of the sacred hill, take in the sweeping panoramas of Athens. Learn about the excavations, and get an insight into the citadel’s ruins. Hear about surrounding monuments, such as Mars Hill and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.  Your tour concludes at the summit of the Acropolis, leaving you free to continue exploring the site on your own. You can choose between an early morning, morning or afternoon guided tour.

Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

2. Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

Get all your family involved in a tour exploring the magnificent "sacred Rock" of the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, the functioning heart of the ancient metropolis. 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 (the goddess of wisdom), Poseidon (the god of the sea), Dionysus (the god of wine), 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. All this will come alive in a way that keeps everyone's attention and interest, kids and parents alike. You will then continue to ancient Athens' marketplace, the Ancient Agora. Here you will discover the famed Temple of Hephaestus, decorated with depictions of the labors of Theseus and Hercules. Your family will also have a chance to retrace the steps of great thinkers such as Socrates and Plato, who used this space as a venue for spreading ideas and taking part in debates. 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. At the conclusion of your tour, you will take back home a piece of history you‘ll have created together as a family.

Athens: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

3. 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 Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

4. Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

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: Acropolis Museum Entry Ticket with an Audio Guide

5. Athens: Acropolis Museum Entry Ticket with an Audio Guide

Visit Acropolis Museum at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Enjoy walking around one of the best museums in the world. Marvel at the archaeological artifacts and learn about the Acropolis site.  Join this self-guided audio tour and visit the Acropolis Museum, built in 2009. Receive your e-ticket by email and download the self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Be transported back in time and experience the glory of classical Athens.  Walk around, listen to your narrator, discover the architectural wonders of the Golden Age of Athens, and see some of the finest examples of ancient Greek art. Admire the ancient ruins displayed in the impressive glass floor. Make sure you visit all of the 4 main galleries. Enter the first gallery, where you will get an insider's view of everyday life in ancient Athens. Discover wedding customs and ancient surgery practices as you gradually ascend to the next floor, where the exhibits will guide you through the riveting journey of the city's transition to democracy.  See monsters, heroes, gods, and iconic representations of the human body, and hear about the evolution of ancient art. Continuing to the third floor, the heart of the Parthenon, and see the Panathenaic Procession's narrative, pieced together on the frieze of the temple.  Hear fascinating tales from Greek Mythology depicted on the metopes and pediments of the temple, such as the birth of goddess Athena and the battle of the Centaurs, will fire up your imagination.  Finally, marvel at the famed artworks of Ancient Athens, including the iconic Caryatids. Enjoy an unforgettable visit that will blow your mind.

Athens: Cliff Diving Boat Trip in Nea Makri

6. Athens: Cliff Diving Boat Trip in Nea Makri

Board your private boat in Shinias Bay and embark on a 20-minute journey to Cape Marathon. This place famous for its cliffs (which range from easy to challenging). Arrive at one of the many hidden bays of Cape Marathon, where you will have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters and climb up the famous cliffs. Take the opportunity to view the seabed as you snorkel through the coves. 

Athens East Coast: Discover Scuba Diving in Nea Makri

7. Athens East Coast: Discover Scuba Diving in Nea Makri

With this course you will learn the basics of scuba diving: the theory of scuba diving, the signs you need to use underwater and you will get familiar with the scuba gear. In the beginning you will use the equipment in shallow waters and then off you go a bit deeper to explore the seabed. The maximum depth to reach is 6-10m. Once you complete your Discover Scuba Diving course, you will get your completion certificate that you can use if you wish to follow up with your education in scuba diving.  You will meet with your instructor at the scuba diving center where you will have the theory lesson, a briefing on safety measures, and you will try the equipment Once you finish with the theory, you will have a 5-10 minute trial dive in shallow waters to learn how to use the scuba gear and how to breathe underwater. When you feel comfortable with the equipment you will then have a dive for 30-40 minutes down to 6-10 meters in order to explore the seabed. The duration of the activity is 3 to 4 hours and it is also available for kids from the age of 8.

Athens: Electric Bike Tour

8. Athens: Electric Bike Tour

This morning electric bike tour lasts about 3.5 hours and it is a nice way to get yourselves oriented in the city of Athens. The ride takes place in the amazing historic city center, on pedestrian areas, low traffic streets, and parks away from the traffic hustle. Your local tour leader will head the tour, riding with you very close to the main archaeological sites and guiding you through some hidden areas, while providing you with a stunning experience!  The group rides close to the new Acropolis Museum and the Ancient Cemetery of Kerameikos, through the neighborhood of Thission, while you enjoy a great view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Then, cycle through the Ancient Greek Agora and pass by the Roman Agora Continue cycling in the historic district of Plaka, and then move to the National Gardens, one of the best areas to ride in downtown Athens. Stop also in front of the Presidential Mansion to see the Presidential Guards, and pass by the Panathenaic Stadium and Zappeion Exhibition Hall.

Hellenic Motor Museum Entrance Ticket

9. Hellenic Motor Museum Entrance Ticket

Learn about the history of the automobile with an entrance ticket to the Hellenic Motor Museum, located in the center of Athens. The Hellenic Motor Museum occupies 3 floors in Capitol Mall and was created by Theodore and Joanne Charagionis Foundation in 1977. Admire masterpieces of the automotive industry, experience the driving speed of F1 in the F1 simulator, and drive through an old car workshop. The museum also gives you the opportunity to learn about the evolution of the car through the history of the wheel. While ascending the spiral ramp of the building you can admire 72 unique exhibits dating from 300 B.C. to the end of the 20th century.  See more than 110 unique examples of the global automotive industry. The collection is rotating and has exhibits from companies that no longer exist, as well as classic models of famous current car manufacturers. Experience the driving speed of Formula 1 in the F1 simulator (please select the option ticket and F1 simulator if you wish to enjoy the simulator).

Private Acropolis and Athens City Tour

10. Private Acropolis and Athens City Tour

This comprehensive city tour takes you to the modern sights in the heart of Athens and the most important ancient sights that have been standing in the city for millennia.  The tour concludes at the Acropolis which is one of the most visited and culturally revered ancient sights in the world. It continues to stand higher than the metropolis built around it, offering panoramic views of the entire capital. Start at the Syntagma metro station for a 10-minute tour inside of the station’s museum.  Archaeological artifacts uncovered during the metro’s construction offer insight into daily life here thousands of years ago. The next stop is the Greek Parliament, followed by the Monument to the Unknown Soldier where you will watch the changing of the guards. The walk continues to the National Gardens of Athens, Zappeion, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The route passes by the Plaka district to reach the next and final stop: the Acropolis. Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee and the ticket costs will be payed to the tour guide before the tour begins. This way you can skip the long lines. This service is provided at no extra cost. Note that children under 18 years old have free admission to the Acropolis and all the archaeological sights. Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.    

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What people are saying about Attica

Despina was the most wonderful tour guide. She is a storyteller extraordinaire, weaving stories that are thousands of years old with current events and everything in between. Recommend the early tour. It was HOT!

Marina was a wonderful teacher and so good with the two children (my 11 year old son in particular found the cooking really interesting). Highly recommend.

The guide Despina was outstanding-very knowledgeable, full of entertaining facts and made sure we always stopped in the shade - ask for Despina

took the full 90min, well informed guide with good English skills

Was a great experience, our tour lady was very knowledgeable.