Markets and Ruins of Ancient Athens Tour from Downtown Athens

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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 20 minute taxi (not included, approximately 20 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Coffee or a soft drink is included.
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions A maximum of 12 people is permitted on this tour. Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas.

Markets and Ruins of Ancient Athens Tour from Downtown Athens

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.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  5 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great tour and guide
October 02, 2019
Great tour of parts of Athens I'd never have seen otherwise such as the markets. Cool to learn some of the history behind them. Tour guide was very fun.
Reviewer: Zack Ruppert
5 Stars
Athens tour
August 23, 2019
This was a fabulous tour. The young woman who led the tour was very knowledgeable and lovely. We were very lucky that there were only the two of us with the tour guide. As a result it was a very personalized tour.
Reviewer: Fern Rouleau
5 Stars
June 25, 2019
Absolutely first class tour. Theo was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, and made it a fun tour.
Reviewer: Paul Armstrong
5 Stars
One of the best tours
April 23, 2018
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!
Reviewer: Julianna
5 Stars
Efaristo Theo!
June 26, 2017
Great guide. caring. good knowledge. responded to questions about culture and language. nice review of Greek alphabet :)
Reviewer: Cecilia
5 Stars