Markets and Ruins of Ancient Athens Tour from Downtown Athens
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Take a guided tour around Athens to see the best of the city's many attractions. This Athens tour gives you an extensive look at city life and takes you up close to the Agora, the Acropolis, and other major sights around town. Each Athens walking tour is capped at 12 people, ensuring an intimate time in the city. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime.
Your Athens sightseeing tour begins at Kotzia Square in the middle of the city. There you'll meet your group and prepare for a lively start to the business day. Athens is known for its food markets, where you can find all sorts of local fruits, veggies, and other fare. After getting a glimpse of just how lively these markets can get, you'll continue to the next stop of your tour, Monastiraki Square, a famous shopping district. Although the flea market is the main attraction, there are other notable sights including Pantanassa Monastery and the Adrian Library. Don't forget to pick up a souvenir or two while in the market; you will find everything from Greek instruments to handmade jewelry.
In addition to shopping, expect plenty of sightseeing. You'll go past ancient Agora and check out see the lively central neighborhood of Thission, where you can see the ancient architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries along the way, as we head towards one of Athens' oldest areas, Plaka, to enjoy a freshly brewed coffee as we chat about all things ancient Greek.
You will then be dropped off outside of the Acropolis area where you are free to enter the site for further exploration on your own. The Acropolis is an ancient citadel that houses many of the city's historic structures like the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess of wisdom Athena.
For a true taste of daily Greek life, as well as the chance to see the city's most famous landmarks, join this small group Athens tour. Sightseeing is easy with this guided tour.
Please Note: This tour does not include transportation to the departure location, Kotzia Square. To reach Kotzia Square, you may take a taxi ride (approximately 20 EUR) at your own expense. Entrance fees to certain locations on the tour are not included in the tour price. This tour ends outside the Acropolis.
If you like to do a lot of walking and want to immerse yourself in Greek culture, this is the tour for you. Nicoletta our tour guide was amazing! She led us through all the key outdoor markets in Athens, had coffee at a charming roof top coffee shop, and gave us lots of interesting tidbits about Greek culture. We saw some ancient locations along the way, which made for beautiful photos. Awesome tour overall and I can’t wait to come back to Athens!
Great guide. caring. good knowledge. responded to questions about culture and language. nice review of Greek alphabet :)