Acropolis, Ancient Agoras and Plaka
Experience the wonders of ancient Athens, including the Acropolis, the Ancient Greek Agora and Parthenon on this exciting half-day tour. Your small-group tour includes a tour guide who knows the ins and outs of Athens as well as skip-the-line tickets, making this the ideal excursion for history enthusiasts who enjoy a crowd-free experience and only have a little bit of time. You'll also visit ancient Grecian theaters and take a stroll through Plaka--a historical neighborhood in Athens dotted with narrow cobblestone streets and cafes and boutiques run by families.
Begin your early-morning adventure with a trip to the Parthenon to beat the crowds. Here, you'll see sides amazing views of some of Athens' most popular attractions along the hillside, including the Temple of Athena, the Erechtheum, and the Monumental Gateway--a colossal entryway made of limestone or marble and commissioned by Pericles, a prominent leader of ancient Athens. Pull out your camera and take breathtaking views of the cityscape.
You'll also get to skip the line at the Ancient Greek Agora---ancient Athens' commercial center. The ruins of this former city center date back 2,500 years and are home to the Temple of Hephaestus, which stands almost as it did when it was first created. Your tour will also take you to iconic attractions like the Arch of Hadrian, the Lysicrates Monument, the Theaters of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus, and the Tower of Winds--the timekeeping tower that houses a bronze weathervane.
Continue your journey back in time down the cobbled streets of the ancient neighborhood of Plaka, where your tour concludes. You'll discover how this historic neighborhood transformed throughout two millennia into the modern metropolis it is today while maintaining its archaic roots.
Skip the lines of popular Athens attractions and experience a trip of a lifetime when you visit the historical sites of this guided tour. Save your spot and book this epic half-day excursion.
Please Note: This tour concludes in central Athens.