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Athens: Highlights and Acropolis Guided Tour without Tickets

1. Athens: Highlights and Acropolis Guided Tour without Tickets

Discover the extraordinary sites and ancient ruins of Athens on a comprehensive city tour that takes to you face-to-face with antiquity at some of the city’s most breathtaking World Heritage Sites. Your 3-hour walking tour begins at the Syntagma metro station. The guide will show you the archeological sites around this historic square before continuing on to Parliament House and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. You’ll even get to see the pageantry of the changing of the guards! Visit the National Garden of Athens, and see the neo-classical Zappeion Hall. In front of the Hall are the towering columns that once belonged to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. This 6th-century B.C. temple was dedicated to the kings of the gods, but wasn't completed until nearly 600 years later. From here you’ll enter the hip and cool Plaka district. Walk past the the portrait of Melina Merkouri, one of Greece’s most famous film actresses and politicians. Continue walking along the winding pedestrianized streets, passing bustling cafés. You’ll soon begin the ascent to the Acropolis, taking in stunning views of the city below. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the monuments at the base of the Acropolis, including the famous Parthenon, Erechteion Propylaia, Nike Temple, the Dionysus Sanctuary, and Philopappos Hill.

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Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

2. Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

Discover the must-see sights of Athens at the best time of day on an afternoon bike tour of the historic monuments. Avail of the breathtaking views of the ancient city as you cycle to landmark monuments, starting at the National Gardens, followed by the Panathenaic Stadium and Presidential Mansion. Get off your bike to take short walks to different locations, and journey through the history of Ancient Greece at monuments such as the Roman Agora. Admire the columns of the Zappeion exhibition hall, and cycle through the charming Plaka district at dusk. Make your way to Kerameikos just north of the Acropolis and explore the hip district of Thisseio.

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Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

3. Private Tour of Classical Athens and Cape Sounion

Start with meeting your guide via pickup from your hotel in Athens. First drive by Hadrian's Arch, a monumental gateway resembling a Roman triumphal arch. Stop at the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, a colossal temple at the center of Athens. Visit the nearby Acropolis with its famous Parthenon. Next, discover the Olympic Stadium at Kallimarmaro, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.  Travel to Mount Lycabettus to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Athens. Visit the breathtaking Athens National Archaeological Museum housing some of the most important artefacts from around Greece. After this stop, drive by the neoclassical buildings of the 'architectural trilogy' consisting of the National Library, Athens University, and the Academy of Athens. Pass by Stadiou Street with the remarkable statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis, the General of the War of Independence of 1821. After discovering some of Athens' main sights, travel along the Athens Riviera, the coastal road that passes the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni ,Voula, and Varkiza towards Cape Sounion. Be captivated by the crowning jewel of the peninsula, the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Built between 444 and 440 BC, it is one of the major monuments of the Golden Age of Greece. Enjoy your refreshments at the snack bar overlooking the temple and the sea. Next, make your way to Kavouri where you will treat your taste buds to delicious Greek delicacies by the Saronic sea, before travelling back to the designated drop-off point in Athens.

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Athens: Highlights Walking Tour Tickets Not Included

4. Athens: Highlights Walking Tour Tickets Not Included

Step into ancient Greece on this in-depth walking tour of historical central Athens, including the Acropolis World Heritage Site and other key monuments such as Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and the Parthenon. After meeting your guide in the hotel lobby, you will begin by visiting the Greek House of Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guards. Your tour continues on to the beautiful National Gardens, passing by the Anglican church of St. Paul and on to the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Heading to the famous Plaka district, you will see the portrait of Melina Merkouri before moving on to the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian walkway. From here, you will begin the mythical climb to the Acropolis, enjoying the spectacular views of the city below. Your qualified English-speaking guide will provide a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis including the Parthenon, Erection, Propylaia, Nike Temple and the surrounding monuments such as the Dionysus sanctuary, Philopappos Hill, Mars Hill, Observatory, Pnyx Hill, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Ancient Agora.

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Athens: Full-Day Private Tour by Limo-Minivan

5. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour by Limo-Minivan

Start your tour at the Acropolis hill, where you can see the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena, Nike, and Propylaea, and glimpse the famous Parthenon. From the top of Acropolis hill, marvel at the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Areopagus. Move on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. See the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic games of the modern era were held in 1896. Witness the Evzones changing of the guards at the Presidential Palace. Visit the Athens Trilogy of Culture: the National Library of Greece, the Athens University, and the Academy, and see the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Houses of Parliament, Constitution Square, and enjoy a panorama of the city from Lycabettus hill. Drive through modern Athens and stop at Hermou street, the old city Plaka and Flea Market for traditional Greek delicacies, and grab something to drink. If time permits, visit some additional sites such as Hefestus Temple, Kerameikos, Greek & Roman Agora, and Socrates Prison. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the New Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum to complete your experience.

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Acropolis & Athens City Sightseeing Tour with Russian Guide

6. Acropolis & Athens City Sightseeing Tour with Russian Guide

Following your hotel pick-up, enjoy transportation in a private luxury air-conditioned vehicle for your guided 3.5-hour tour with a professional Russian guide. Your first stop is Panathinaiko Stadium, the cradle of the first modern Olympic games, which took place in 1896. Pass by the Greek Parliament in the former Royal Palace of Syntagma Square and watch the fanciful Evzoni Guards in their amber tunics. Continue to the stately Zappion Conference Center in the National Gardens of Greece. Proceed past the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arc and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by more Evzones. Pass by the handsome Numismatic Museum at Schlieman's House, the Catholic Cathedral of Agios Dionysios Aeropagitis, Constitution Square and finally reach the breathtaking Acropolis. The Acropolis archaeological site is one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Visit the monumental marble gates of the Propylaea, the Temples of Athena Nike, the impressive Parthenon, and see also the famous Porch of Maidens at the Temple of Erechtheion. The tour officially ends here and you can continue exploring on your own, or if you prefer you can be dropped back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 119 reviews

We enjoyed our ride around Athens to the coast line. Our guide was very friendly and did a great job catering our ride to our rising style. It was nice to ride around and see the different parts of the city but, especially fun to see all the boats at the port. We stopped for some local treats including some wonderful Bourekas to which our guide treated to us. We also got a great recommendation for dinner restaurant which was fantastic. I definitely recommend this tour during your next trip to Athens.

Very nice exploration of the sights of Athens with practical tips and locations for tourists who are in Athens for the first time. Dimitri was a TOP guide who was able to give a lot of information and background information in a relaxed manner. Tour highly recommended, easy to do even without an e-bike.

Julio was an excellent , friendly and knowledgeable guide . The bicycle tour was a great way of getting an overview of Athens . We are so grateful to him for making it so enjoyable. Thanks

Despina was an incredible and knowledgeable guide that made our entire experience enjoyable. She gives you all the great and interesting facts you want to know about Athens. Absolute must!

Our guide was amazing!! She really took her time to explain history and culture to us. Very knowledgeable and a great story teller. Definitely book!