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Athens: Acropolis, Old Town, Plaka, & Monastiraki Tour

Product ID: 132297
A wonderful walk through the unknown alleys and the secret corners of Plaka and Anafiotika followed by a thorough visit to the Acropolis and all its monuments!
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn more about the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Nike Temple and Sanctuary of Dionysus
  • Get off the usual tourist trail and explore the old buildings of Anafiotika
  • Visit the flea market on Monastiraki Square
Full description
Start your tour at the lively Flea Market of Monastiraki square and discover iconic landmarks as you make your way for a guided walk through the alleys of the historic Plaka and Anafiotika districts to discover hidden corners with the help of your guide. Explore more than 3,000 years of history and Greek mythology, and learn more about the city's modern-day culture. Take a closer look at significant details on historical buildings, including beautiful old chapels and numerous other monuments.

In the most unique part of the city, Plaka and Anafiotika, stroll around the little alleys and admire the white washed cubic houses with bright painted shutters and beautifully carved wooden doors, a typical Cycladic architecture. Find hidden gems of unspoiled beauty and magnificent views and learn secrets unknown even to many Athenians.

Encounter unspoiled beauty and get magnificent views from unexpected places as you make your way to the Acropolis.
Entering on the south, less crowded, slope of the Acropolis your guide will help you discover monuments including the Sanctuary of Dionysus and Theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus before walking up the slope to get panoramic city views. Get an insight into the significance of the historic monuments including the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaia and Nike Temple."
Includes
  • Local, licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis
  • Athens guide and map
What’s Not Included
  • Entry fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities (usually 10%)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide, holding an orange sign, will be waiting for you in front of the little chapel located in the center of Monastiraki Square right across the exit of Monastiraki Metro Station.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The tour will take place in all weather conditions. Bring sunscreen and a hat and wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
• Entrance fees are not included and must be paid on site. The cost is about €20 per person. Your guide will purchase the skip-the-line entry tickets in advance to save you time
• Those under 18 years old get free entry to the Acropolis and all archaeological sites on presentation of valid ID. Students and teenagers get a reduced price with valid ID or student card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Must be the Best Way to visit the Acropolis

Our guide, Marina (?), was terrific. A very well-paced morning climb from the side entrance with informative stops in the shade made it comfortable even for those with trouble walking (like me). Marina's wealth of knowledge was awesome & interesting, and she was very good at handling our questions and needs. It would have been 5 stars if we could have taken the Plaka & Anafiotika parts, too, but they were canceled for 'technical reasons.' Exploring those areas on our own was far less satisfying than Marina would have made it.

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August 21, 2018

I learned so much! The tour amplified my Acropolis experience!

Ani, our tour guide, was so great! We definitely benefitted by going early and by purchasing our tickets with the tour vs waiting in line as individuals. Ani told us so much about the Acropolis, about Ancient Greece, modern-day Greece, and more! I learned SO MUCH about what I was seeing. It definitely made my experience 100% better than I could have without her as our guide. I recommend taking the tour with Plaka afterward for all the same reasons, plus, having the guide show you the main sites is a great way to orient yourself in the city so that you can do your own sightseeing afterward. I can't say enough about how great this tour was - well worth your money! And Ani is incredible - so much info, and so much kindness and care for her tourists!

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July 8, 2018

Interesting and knowledgable

Our guides (Sofia and Vivi) were very nice and interesting. We learnd a lot. Much more than we would have by ourselves.

July 24, 2019

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