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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.

Athens: Acropolis Regular Ticket with Options for More

2. Athens: Acropolis Regular Ticket with Options for More

Explore the ancient Acropolis at your own pace with skip-the-line e-tickets. Choose to upgrade your experience with optional combo tickets to the city's top archaeological attractions and museums, including Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Kerameikos, Olympieion, Roman Forum, Hadrian's Library, Aristotle's Lyceum, and the National Archaeological Museum. You can select the ticket-only option or the ticket with audio option to access up to 6 captivating audio tours on your smartphone. Uncover the history of the city as well as a number of fascinating sites that shaped contemporary Athens on a self-guided audio walking tour. After booking, simply download your ticket and audio tours on your phone with the link sent to you. Once you enter each attraction, put on your headphones and discover the sites through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon anecdotes from ancient times.

Athens: Electric Bike Tour

3. Athens: Electric Bike Tour

This morning electric bike tour lasts about 3.5 hours and it is a nice way to get yourselves oriented in the city of Athens. The ride takes place in the amazing historic city center, on pedestrian areas, low traffic streets, and parks away from the traffic hustle. Your local tour leader will head the tour, riding with you very close to the main archaeological sites and guiding you through some hidden areas, while providing you with a stunning experience!  The group rides close to the new Acropolis Museum and the Ancient Cemetery of Kerameikos, through the neighborhood of Thission, while you enjoy a great view of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Then, cycle through the Ancient Greek Agora and pass by the Roman Agora Continue cycling in the historic district of Plaka, and then move to the National Gardens, one of the best areas to ride in downtown Athens. Stop also in front of the Presidential Mansion to see the Presidential Guards, and pass by the Panathenaic Stadium and Zappeion Exhibition Hall.

Athens: Morning Bike Tour

4. Athens: Morning Bike Tour

Cycle the historic center of Athens on a 9-kilometer bike tour, and see archaeological and architectural highlights of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Mansion, indoor exhibition center of the Zappeion Hall, and Roman Agora. Discover the city’s green spaces, such as the National Gardens, and explore historic neighborhoods such as Plaka at the footsteps of the Acropolis. Go to the ancient burial site of Kerameikos Cemetery. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens, and enter the traditional neighborhood of Thission. Although you will not enter any of the archaeological sights, you will stop for approximately 5-8 minutes at each one while your tour leader provides valuable information and tells interesting stories. Get off your bike for a short walking tour of an areas that bikes can’t access, but leads you to an amazing view far off the tourist path.  Designed for the average cyclist, the route avoids the busy city traffic by following mostly flat paths and bike trails. Enjoy a more intimate experience in groups of no more than 12 people.

Athens: Evening Guided Walking Tour with Plaka & Dinner

5. Athens: Evening Guided Walking Tour with Plaka & Dinner

Beginning at Syntagma Square in the heart of the city, you will first visit the iconic monument, the 'Tomb of the Unknown Soldier', which is guarded by the famous Evzone soldiers. Here you will see the 'changing of the guards' ceremony that takes place every day at the top of the hour. You will then make your way to 'Hadrian's Arch', a monumental gateway before stopping at the grandiose ruined 'Temple of Zeus'. Your tour will then continue into the historic neighbourhood of Plaka, one of the oldest and busiest areas of the capital. Enjoy walking in the footsteps of ancient figures below the illuminated Acropolis and discover the Tower of Winds', a marble clocktower, and the Roman Agora, the first shopping court in history. After appreciating the large structure of 'Hadrian's Library', you will then have entered Monastiraki where you will walk through to reach the hustle and bustle of Psirri. Your Athens highlights Tour will come to an end with a visit to one of the best eateries in the area for an appetising evening meal.

Athens: Sunset Bike Tour

6. 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.

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.

Athens: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

8. Athens: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See Athens at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like ancient Agora, Hadrian Library, and Areopagus (Mars Hill) and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

Athens: Agora, Plaka & Monastiraki Private Tour

9. Athens: Agora, Plaka & Monastiraki Private Tour

Meet your expert private guide in Syntagma square and start your tour. Walking along Mitropoleos Street, arrive at the Metropolis Athens Cathedral which marks the borders to the Old Town of Athens, the Plaka. Follow your guide through Plaka’s alleys to discover its treasures one by one. See the Roman Forum, the Tower of the Winds, the Metresse, Hadrian’s Library and Tzistarakis Mosque. Continue to Monastiraki Square and to the busy and colorful Flea Market, and Avyssinias square with the antique dealers.  At the Ancient Agora, see where ancient Greeks used to trade and gather to discuss city matters, creating the concept of democracy. See the South Stoa, the Tholos, the Monument of the Eponymous Heroes, the Altar of the Twelve Gods, the Temple of Hephaestus, and much more. Visit the beautiful Agora Museum in the Attalos Stoa, and see a rich selection of artifacts used in the daily life of the Athenians. 

Athens: Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Athens

10. Athens: Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Athens

Journey back in time to explore the culture and heritage of Athens with a visit to the Acropolis and its monuments. Admire incredible views over the city and discover the ancient temples dedicated to Greek gods and goddesses. Meet your expert guide outside the Acropolis Museum to begin your fantastic half-day tour.  Visit inside the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum to see sculptures, vases, jewellery, and more from ancient Greece. See iconic landmarks including Hadrian’s Library, the Parthenon, the Stoa of Attalos, and the Ancient Agora. End your tour with a sightseeing walk through the Plaka neighborhood.

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What people are saying about Hadrian's Library

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 819 reviews

The Acropolis is very beautiful and definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately, Google Maps did not lead us to the main entrance, which is why the circular route did not match the audio guide. The museum was also very nice and educational. The audio guide is highly recommended there.

It was everything I hoped for and more I wanted this trip for many years and now taking it I am satisfied. Mythology, culture, food, history, architecture rolled up like a gyro and served with mint and ginger flavored lemonaid.

This package included practically everything that we wanted to see in Greece. It was very convenient to buy it all at once!

A really fun light hearted fly through the city on quieter roads and lanes. A great way to spend a morning

A little hard to follow the directions, but an excellent and comprehensive guide.