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Athens: Electric Bike Tour

1. 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 Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

2. 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. This tour helps you understand how Athens became the mythical city known 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.

Private Acropolis and Athens City Tour

3. Private Acropolis and Athens City Tour

This comprehensive city tour takes you to the modern sights in the heart of Athens and the most important ancient sights that have been standing in the city for millennia.  The tour concludes at the Acropolis which is one of the most visited and culturally revered ancient sights in the world. It continues to stand higher than the metropolis built around it, offering panoramic views of the entire capital. Start at the Syntagma metro station for a 10-minute tour inside of the station’s museum.  Archaeological artifacts uncovered during the metro’s construction offer insight into daily life here thousands of years ago. The next stop is the Greek Parliament, followed by the Monument to the Unknown Soldier where you will watch the changing of the guards. The walk continues to the National Gardens of Athens, Zappeion, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The route passes by the Plaka district to reach the next and final stop: the Acropolis. Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee and the ticket costs will be payed to the tour guide before the tour begins. This way you can skip the long lines. This service is provided at no extra cost. Note that children under 18 years old have free admission to the Acropolis and all the archaeological sights. Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.    

Athens: Old City and National Gardens Puzzle Tour

4. Athens: Old City and National Gardens Puzzle Tour

Enjoy an interactive city discovery experience across Athens’s Old City. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with all the information you need for your adventure being received via email before the activity. Solving 10 riddles, your challenge starts inside the Syntagma Square Metro Station at the “Fragment of a Mosaic Floor”. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as the history of the city. You'll discover spots in Athens’s Old City that most locals don’t even know, as you see popular sights from a different angle. Explore Athens’s iconic landmarks, stately buildings, famous characters, charming streets, and an enormous verdant garden where you’ll be treated to a bird symphony. Along the route, you’ll discover favorite local cafes and artisan shops as the game leads you past the city’s oldest distillery, where you can sample Greek spirits. Solve the 10 riddles and unlock short stories, as well as a tip to find some favorite rooftop haunts which provide fantastic panoramic views over the city. The highlights you will discover throughout the game include Mitropoleos Square, the National Gardens, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the picturesque 11th-century Byzantine Church of Saint Catherine.

Ancient Athens for Kids: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

5. Ancient Athens for Kids: Private 4-Hour Walking Tour

Discover Athens on an easygoing walking tour — a great option for the whole family. Learn about how the Athenians lived and played and enjoy fun activities and refreshing beverages. Start at Pnyx Hill, where the Athenians gathered to make their popular assemblies and practice the way of the Athenian Democracy with an activity. Then, walk to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and familiarize yourself with the 12 gods of Olympus. Continue by exploring the traditional neighborhood of Plaka and get to know the life of the young and also the older Athenians. After a short stop for enjoying a beverage, head to Hadrian's Gate and learn how to write your name in Greek, and enjoy a fun activity right outside of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue to Zappeion Hall and play an ancient Greek game. Then enter the Panathenaic Stadium, where your kids will learn all about the Olympic Games. The next stop will be the National Gardens, and the tour finishes at the famous Syntagma Square and the Hellenic Parliament.

Athens: Pandora's Box Treasure Hunt & Sightseeing Tour

6. Athens: Pandora's Box Treasure Hunt & Sightseeing Tour

Discover the main tourist attractions and get to know the magical city of Athens in a different and fun way. Accompany Pandora on a difficult mission and help her save our world. You will have to solve a series of riddles that the first woman in the world will be posing, you will find the answer at each of the stops, where she will take the opportunity to talk about the place in question and share curious facts about it. The goal is to find the final point, where finally, only if you are a true philhellenic, you will manage to open the famous box that once brought us all the evils of humanity. Its content is a mystery, however, it will be necessary to carry out a ritual with which we will be able to stop the feet of the evil Hades (god of the underworld). Note: The difficulty of this treasure hunt will be adapted to the profile of the participant, so it is suitable for all audiences. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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What people are saying about Zappio District

100% happy. Hermes was brilliant. Knew his onions, flawless English and funny to boot. Great way to learn the history but not get bored. Plus he volunteers Info like “why didn’t anyone ask me about the toilet paper in Greece”? You can ask him anything. Don’t think twice about it - the tour was worth the money and the agony of 10.240 steps and 27 flights.

The value for the sites is excellent and the sites themselves need no explanation. The audio guide is incredibly basic and surface level.

Enjoyed the acropolis and the sight seeing in Athens! The audio tour was a bit short. But the map helped show a lot of the city.

All sites were easy to enter in late May. Some had staff outside scanning tickets which made entry quicker.

A worthwhile, informative bus trip to give you the lay of the land.