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Athens: Acropolis and 6 Archaeological Sites Combo Ticket

1. Athens: Acropolis and 6 Archaeological Sites Combo Ticket

Save time and money during your time in Athens with a pre-booked combo ticket that gives you skip-the-line access to 7 of Athens' top archaeological sites. Enjoy savings of up to 50% and avoid the long lines of tourists at the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Temple of Zeus, Aristotle's School, Hadrian's Library, and Kerameikos Ancient Cemetery. Marvel at the Parthenon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, standing on Acropolis Hill, and immerse yourself in this impressive structure's 2500 years of rich history. Whilst there, visit the Ancient Agora that lies on the north-western slopes of the Acropolis. Learn more about this former artistic, spiritual, and commercial center. Just north of the Acropolis, explore the site of the Roman Agora, which was once the focus of public life in Athens. You can also enjoy access to the renowned Hadrian's Library and Temple of Olympian Zeus in the Olympion Site, as well as Kerameikos, the ancient cemetery that stretches to the banks of the Eridanos River and the nearby Lyceum.

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Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

2. Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Enjoy skip-the-ticket line access and discover the cradle of Western civilization on a guided visit to the Acropolis. Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience and indulge in tasty Greek treats when you upgrade to include a street food tour in Athen's old town. At the start of the tour, meet your dedicated guide at a hot spot for traditional Greek delicacies, where there are restroom facilities and you can purchase water or snacks. Let your guide take you onto Pnyx Hill, which is the actual birthplace of democracy. Continue to immerse yourself in Ancient Greek history on a 50-minute tour of the world-famous Acropolis in Athens. Admire the stunning architecture of the Parthenon Temple, learn the importance of the Erechtheion Temple, and hear myths and stories about ancient Athens. After your guided tour, you have the option to stay on the hill to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view over the city and up to the Aegean Sea. Your guide will show you a different route towards the south exit so that you also see the Altar of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus, the birthplace of theater drama. Upgrade and extend your tour by adding a Greek street food experience. Follow your guide to explore additional areas of the Acropolis hill and the south slope. Afterward, walk into the Old Town for a guided tasting of popular Greek street foods.

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Acropolis, Agora, and Zeus Temple Entrance Tickets w/ Audio

3. Acropolis, Agora, and Zeus Temple Entrance Tickets w/ Audio

Enjoy fast-track entry to the Acropolis and Slopes, the Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus with your pre-booked e-tickets. Experience the grandeur of the Athenian Golden Age as you unlock the secrets of the city’s illustrious ancient sites with three fascinating self-guided tours designed by an accredited expert.   Simply download on your smartphone the audio tours Acropolis Classic, The Great Debt: the Olympieion and Ancient Agora: The Birth of Democracy and let the power of storytelling do its magic! Throughout your walk, you’ll admire the Museum of the Agora, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus among many other fascinating attractions and you’ll get the chance to enjoy magnificent views of the city from the best vantage points. This is an unmissable opportunity to experience hassle-free and at your own pace the history of Ancient Athens and see it come alive through a fun and original storytelling concept!

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Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour

4. Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour

Join a small group at the Acropolis metro station for a more interactive and personal experience. Get to know your local guide who has a professional license as she goes over the day's itinerary. Start your walk right away to discover Acropolis which the most popular monument in Athens.  The Acropolis is next to the Plaka neighborhood which is just south of the Agora.  The Acropolis is easily the most popular monument in Athens so you get a very detailed tour including the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia and of course the Parthenon. Look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a reference point for the modern development of Athens. Enjoy the Acropolis and its complementary sites over wonderful views over Athens. See the Acropolis Museum to complement the tour. Your guide organizes the timing of the museum either before or after the Acropolis proper considering the season and the crowds.  Acropolis Museum is stunning, to say the least. Our small group tour in Athens includes the treasures of the ancient Greek civilization and the museum building itself is worth discovering. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors. The Acropolis Museum houses original pieces from the temples in Acropolis, protecting them from deterioration while also giving their historical context. Learn about the Elgin Marbles in the Parthenon Gallery; the famous marble frieze recreated with both original marble and casts of those pieces. The Archaic Gallery has statues which pre-date the Acropolis itself. After around three hours, your tour concludes back at the original start point.

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Athens Attractions Combo: 3 Entry Tickets with Audio Guides

5. Athens Attractions Combo: 3 Entry Tickets with Audio Guides

Explore 3 must-see ancient landmarks of Athens with this convenient entry ticket and self-guided audio tour combo for the Acropolis of Athens, Acropolis Museum, and National Archaeological Museum. Enjoy a bonus self-guided audio walking tour of Athens. After booking, download the app and the audio tours on your phone prior to your visit. Upon arrival at the archeological sites, simply put on your headphones and enjoy a personalized tour at your own pace. Enrich your experience with the audio tours that use the power of storytelling to help you learn historical information, uncommon stories, and anecdotes from ancient times. As an added perk, step out of the grandeur of the Athenian Golden Age and discover contemporary Athens with a bonus self-guided walking tour of the city. Get the most out of your visit with tour content made up of in-depth research squeezed into brief and original stories that will make your tour both engaging and informative.

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Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

6. Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well known attractions. Suitable for all ages, the tour will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora and visit the Temple of Hephaestus.

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Athens: Hidden Athens Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Athens: Hidden Athens Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

Get off the usual tourist trail on a 3-hour walking tour that goes beyond the historic sights of Athens. Meet your guide at Syntagma Square, and wander down streets that reveal a rich history with every step. Walk the more hidden routes towards the Parliament building, and learn its history as you look at the guard in front of the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. See the ancient ruins of the National Garden, and continue to the Zappeion Exhibition Hall and Zappeion Garden. Go to the Panathenaic Stadium (also known as the Kallimarmaron) to see the home of the first modern Olympic Games, held in 1896. Continue past the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arc, and the Theater of Dionysos, Herodus Atticus Odeon, and Areios Pagos on the southern slopes of the Acropolis. Follow ancient streets through the Plaka area to Anafiotika, a hidden island inside the city of Athens. Stop for refreshments, and sample a traditional Greek sweet, before going to the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, and Monastiraki Square, a popular meeting point with a long history.

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Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

8. 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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Athens: Ancient Agora Pre-Booked E-Ticket with Audio Tour

9. Athens: Ancient Agora Pre-Booked E-Ticket with Audio Tour

No trip to Athens could be complete without a visit to the Ancient Agora! Make the most of your visit with a fast-track e-ticket and waltz in this unique site with a fascinating audio tour on your phone. Download the tour on your smartphone and follow, at your own pace, the riveting journey of the evolution of Athenian democracy as you enjoy a visit to the most dynamic archaeological site of Athens. Your tour begins with a comprehensive introduction to the chain of events that made democracy possible in ancient Athens. At the foot of the hill where the temple of Hephaestus still stands radiant, you’ll learn about Solon, whose legal reforms paved the way for the formation of the earliest civil society in world history. Just uphill from the Tholos, take a glimpse of the ruined Bouleuterion, where 500 Athenians met daily to draw up laws and proposals presented to the city’s popular assembly. As you continue your walk, anecdotal stories from the lives of bright Athenian personalities, such as Aristides the Just and glorious Pericles, will come alive through the original and fun content of your expertly designed audio guide. The exhibits in the Museum of the Agora are bound to fascinate you, providing a rich pool of information on the ingenious, yet at times cruel, methods used by the Athenians to defend their democracy from any malign influence. Enjoy picture-postcard vistas to the Acropolis from the hill of Pnyx and the Rock of Ares, while later as you ascend on the hill of Philopappos, you’ll discover the prison of Socrates and gain some important insights into the life and death of the great Athenian philosopher. Your tour ends within easy reach of the Acropolis archaeological site, in front of the theatre of Dionysus, where you’ll marvel at the oldest theatre of the world and the actual place where the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were once staged.

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Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

10. Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide early in the morning and start your tour of the Acropolis before the heat of the day sets in. Admire the Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis as you make your way up the hill to view the ancient structures located there. Tour the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa as your guide shares the fascinating history of this ancient site. Next, head downhill in the direction of Plaka, admiring views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk. Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka with your guide as you discover secrets unknown even to the locals. Enjoy the tranquility of this village within a city as you explore the many narrow passages and discover hidden gems. See the Bathhouse of the Winds, the Roman Forum, the Fethiye Mosque Museum, and Hadrian's Library as you head towards Monastiraki Square where your tour comes to an end.

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What people are saying about Ancient Agora of Athens

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,054 reviews

I loved this experience. Without a guide, my trip to the acropolis would have felt like an empty tourist attraction. This guide was exceptional. I was continuously impressed by her knowledge, expertise, and professionalism. I also really appreciated being given transmitters for the audio. I was able to hear her without having to stay glued to her side. It was really fantastic. Exactly what I was hoping for and exceeded expectations. My only complaint is that I would have appreciated slightly more detailed directions to the meeting place. It was not obvious where to go after exiting the metro stop, and I ended up waiting at the wrong place for several minutes, as I don’t read Greek and I had no WiFi/network once I was away from my hotel.

The tour is simply amazing and had been more memorable with an able guide like Natasha who is highly knowledgeable and really enjoys the work she does. Our family was highly impressed with her kind nature and passionately responding to every question and almost felt we were been transported to the antiquity.

What I was looking for, the only drawback should be given the option of being able to extend the acropolis ticket to the package of all archaeological sites

This was so beneficial as we did not have to wait in any lines to pick up physical tickets. Great value to see multiple historic sites.

Excellent guide sweet and with deep knowledge of Greek history