Best of Athens Walking Tour
Journey through the ancient city of Athens, explore its best sites like the ruins of the Parthenon and more when you book this exciting walking tour. Your tour...
DescriptionJourney through the ancient city of Athens, explore its best sites like the ruins of the Parthenon and more when you book this exciting walking tour. Your tour comes with an expert local tour guide who knows all the popular attractions and local hidden gems to explore, including the Agora and Syntagma Square. You'll also take advantage of your included skip-the-line tickets to beat the crowds at the Acropolis and enjoy a walk around the ancient citadel on your own. It's the perfect tour for history buffs and art enthusiasts alike.Begin your journey from your port destination to Syntagma Square, where you'll meet your guide. As Athens' popular square, you'll get a chance to awe at some of the areas Neoclassical buildings and the Grande Bretagne--a former royal palace-turned-luxury-hotel. Witness a traditional changing of the guard ceremony of the Evzones--the guards of the tomb of the unknown soldier and the Constitution. Learn about the tradition and hourly event from your expert tour guide as you witness their decorated traditional 17th- and 18th-century ensemble that includes an old rifle and a red hat.Hop on the metro and journey to the Acropolis station. Admire the exposed ruins within the metro stations that were discovered during an excavation. Your metro ride will take you to the famous ancient citadel of the Acropolis, where you'll stroll along its cobbled streets and explore popular attractions, including the Ancient Agora--a commercial marketplace of ancient Athens made of marble and that depicts architecture from the Classical era.Continue your tour exploring Plaka and shopping on Adrianou Street, where you'll find intricate souvenirs, specialized shops that sell handcrafted leather sandals and bags, and Greek wine called ouzo. Explore Diogenes Square and pass by places like the National Gardens, the Panathinaiko Stadium where the Olympic Games were held and Hadrian's Arch, which erected to honor the Roman emperor Hadrian. You'll also explore Athens' modern city sites, including Kolonaki, where you'll find some of the city's hot spots. Complete your tour by skipping the line to explore the Acropolis and its sites before returning to get a transfer back to your port destination.If you're ready to explore ancient Athens and the best sites it has to offer, then you don't want to pass up this tour. Sign up for this exciting walking tour and experience this iconic city up-close and personal.
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Preparation AdviceWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. Please note though that in many churches modest dress is required; no shorts or skimpy tops are permitted.