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Athens: Guided Tour of Ancient Agora and Agora Museum

Product ID: 122771
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Visit Ancient Agora, the commercial, political and financial heart of ancient Athens. The walk through the monuments will offer you the sense of traveling back in time. This is where the ancient Athenians created the cradle of western civilization.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore one of the most important sites of the antiquity, the birthplace of philosophy and democracy
  • Visit the Hephaestus Temple, the best-preserved Greek temple from the 5th century BC
  • Admire the Attalos Museum and its artifacts of great historical value
Full description
Visit the cradle of democracy and explore one of the most important sites of the antiquity, the birthplace of philosophy. The ancient agora was the commercial, political and financial heart of ancient Athens and is the place where Socrates, Plato and many world-known philosophers walked and taught their thinking. 

You will visit the Hephaestus Temple, the best preserved Greek Temple from the 5th century BC and you will see the wonderful church of the 12 Apostles, the Temple of Apollo Patroos, the Stoa of Zeus, the Altar of Zeus. With the input of your knowledgeable guide, the ancient stones will come alive. 

Then your licensed guide will take you to the Attalos Museum, which is worthwhile visiting as it houses artifacts of great historical value.
Includes
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
What’s Not Included
  • Entry fees to the archaeological sites (€4-€8 )
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional, 10% recommended)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide, holding an Athens Walking Tours orange colored sign, will meet you outside the main entrance of the archaeological site of the Ancient Agora, on Adrianou street, opposite St. Philippos Greek Orthodox Church. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given departure time. This is a continuation of the Athens City Tour & Acropolis tour which starts earlier and thus the guide will come pick you up together with the rest of the group at the main entrance of the Ancient Agora.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet tour requirements. In that case, an alternative or a full refund will be offered.
• The tour takes place in all weather, rain or shine, so please be prepared with hat, raincoat etc.
• Admission fees for all places visited are not included in the tour price. Please make sure you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. The tour operator will pre-buy the tickets for you so that you skip the ticket line
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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We took this 90 min tour on our last day in Athens to basically fill in time. Am so glad we did as we would never have visited the Ancient Agora or area if we hadn’t. Dorina was a fabulous guide explaining the history of the area and the ruins. After walking up to Hephaestus Temple we went to the Attalos museum where relics of the area are on display. After the tour was finished you could stay and continue to look around on your own. Highly recommend. (Tip: make sure you go to the Ancient Agora to meet and not the Roman Agora.

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October 24, 2019

Amazing

Alex was a great guide! He knew everything, gave us a lot of information. The tour was very complete, we spend 2 hours at the Acropolis, he explained every building. Then we spent about 1 hour at the Museum where you can find many of the oroginal things that were found at the acropolis. Finally we walked around and sow some other beautiful things of Atenas. At the acropolis you have to print tour Tickets, we didnt and the agency gave them to us

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May 15, 2019

costas was grear

meeting point should be in front of agora entrance.

October 27, 2018

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ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Product ID: 122771