Beyond Acropolis: Athens Highlights Guided Tour

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Beyond Acropolis: Athens Highlights Guided Tour

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Athens is not JUST the Acropolis. Embrace the local Athenian vibe while fitting thousands of years of history in a leisure walk; ideal for first-time visitors!

Visiting Places: Syntagma Square & the Changing of the Guard, Plaka neighbourhood ( the oldest and most beautiful location in Athens), the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Anafiotika (a hidden Greek island on the slopes of Acropolis), the Roman Agora, the Tower of the Winds, Monastiraki Square, Hadrian’s Library, the hip & alternative Psirri neighbourhood
Duration: 4 hour (approx.)

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WHY WE LOVE IT

An ideal excursion for first time visitors and the perfect guided tour of Athens on orientation day!

Activity Description

Rise, shine and join us on an unforgettable walk under the fresh morning sky. You will meet your friendly local guide at Syntagma Square, where a walk full of fascinating insights into Athens’ history and mythology kicks off! Watch the ‘evzones’ - the Presidential Guard- outside the Greek Parliament and take a look at the historic area around you, the very core of Athens’ downtown.

Wander around the flagstone pathways of the aristocratic Plaka to discover the Athenians’ favorite hidden gems, as well as iconic landmarks, such as the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates and the Church of St. Nicholas Rangavas. Take in the view of the whole city from the “balcony” of Anafiotika, a hidden island on the slopes of the Acropolis. Get your camera ready for the best photos of your trip!

Walk through the narrow alleys and let your senses be captivated by the smell of the blossomed flowers and the colorful neoclassical houses of the area. Have a refreshing coffee-break in a beautiful café and discover the coffee culture that runs through the Greek blood. After your stop, continue your wandering in order to reach the premises of the Roman Agora with its long porticos and its impressive Gate of Athena. Gaze at the jewel-like Tower of the Winds, where you can experience most of the city's history at a single spot! Our walk will lead you into the buzzing Monastiraki Square, where you can check out the popular flea market, full of multi-colored shops. The walking tour comes to an end in the alternative and colored-by-street-art area of Psirri.

This tour does not include an Acropolis visit.

Special Features

  • An exploration of Athens' 5 most interesting neighborhoods: Syntagma, Plaka, Anafiotika, Monastiraki & Psirri

  • A walk through Athens' most historic landmarks, such as the Tower of the Winds and the Roman Agora

  • Services of an excellent local guide & archaeologist

  • Coffee break in the oldest Athenian neighborhood along with a surprise treat!

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Tue-Thu-Sun | 10 AM - Available daily for private tours upon request (extra charge)

Duration: 4 hours (approx. depending on pace)

Spoken Language: English (other languages upon request)

Meeting Point: Athens' central location, to be advised upon booking

Group Size: Max. 10 persons - private tours upon request

Pace: Easy

Included: Guided tour, coffee break

Excluded: Transfers to/from meeting point, Acropolis visit, any other food & drinks.

Note: This tour runs daily for private tour arrangements.

Discounts for Young Travellers: Children 11 years and older are charged with the full fare. Children younger than 11 years old can join free of charge.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation more than 5 days prior to scheduled Activity: Full refund (minus 20% for administrative and credit card fees). Cancellation 2-4 days prior to scheduled Activity: 50% refund. Cancellation 24 hours prior to scheduled Activity/No show: no refund. 

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)

  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity

  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion.


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