The ideal combination tour
Α unique tour combining a glimpse of modern Athens, with two of its’ most important archaeological sites; the Acropolis
& all its famous monuments and the cradle of Democracy, Ancient Agora
& its Museum
Your Wonderful City Tour
This tour starts at 09:30 a.m. The tour begins INSIDE the Syntagma metro station
where you will visit the metro Museum (10-15 minutes) with very interesting archaeological artifacts from the daily life of Ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro.
You will then continue on to the House of the Greek Parliament
, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier
and watch the changing of the guards. Your tour continues towards the National Gardens
and onto the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall
, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus
, which you will have the opportunity to visit and the Hadrian’s Arch
. From there you enter the famous Plaka
The Acropolis the landmark of Greece!
You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary
and Dionysus Theatre
built in the 5th century BC. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon
, the Erechtheion
, the Propylaia
, the Nike Temple
, the Agrippa Monument
and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus
, the Observatory
as well as the Philopappos
, Mars Hill
, and Pnyx Hill
Time for exploring and picture taking at the Acropolis will be provided after your Acropolis tour. Then you will walk with your tour guide to the Ancient Agora. On the way and before you start the guided tour at the Ancient Agora at about 13:30 (1:30 pm), you will have time to get a sandwich or a drink.
Ancient Agora - the heart of the Ancient City!
After your Acropolis tour you will have a short break to get a snack or beverage, as the tour schedule does not include time for a leisure lunch. You will then walk down to the Ancient Agora
which was the commercial, political, and financial center of Ancient Athens. The walk through the monuments will offer you the sense of traveling back in time. You will visit the Hephaestus Temple
- the best preserved Greek Temple from the 5th century BC, and you will see the wonderful church of the 12 Apostles
, the Temple of Apollo Patroos
, the Stoa of Zeus
, the Altar of Zeus
, and with your knowledgeable and professional guide the ancient stones will come alive.
The Ancient Agora is the place where Socrates
and many world renowned philosophers walked and taught. Your licensed guide will then take you to the Attalos Museum
which is worthwhile visiting as it houses artifacts of great historical value such as the ID’s of the ancient Greeks, and the original measures and weights for the Market inspectors.
The tour ends at the Ancient Agora at about 15:00 (3 pm).
Would you like to have a meal after your tour?
Your Athens Walking Tours guide holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will be waiting for you INSIDE the Syntagma Metro Station one level down, by the ticket validating machines
, underneath the big central hanging clock. Please be at the meeting point by 09:15 because the tours starts at 9:30 am.View the map
Adults: 56 €
Students: 48 €
Teenagers (12-17 yrs): 48 €
Children (6-11 yrs): 22 €
Infants (0-5 yrs): FREE
Entrance tickets (30 € / adult) are not included
in the tour's fee. Teenagers and children are free of charge and students are entitled to reduced tickets.
We usually buy the tickets for you in advance, in order not to line up. Please make sure you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets.Discounts
- Discount Code for Second Tour (SNDT): 5% discount for booking a second tour
- Discount Code for Families & Groups (FMD): 5% discount to families/groups with 4 or more paying members
- Discount Code for Groups with Second Tour (SNDT+4): 10% discount to families or groups (4 or more paying members) booking more than one tours
For more information on discounts & special rates please read the FAQ ABOUT AWT
- Entrance tickets
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Food and beverages
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The tours do not take place on the public Holidays: January 1st - New Year's Day, March 25th - National Holiday, April 14th - Greek Orthodox Good Friday (before 12:00), Αpril 16th - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday, May 1st - Labor Day, October 28th - National Holiday, December 25th & 26th - Christmas
- Our tours take place in all weather, rain or shine.
- The Ancient Agora is open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm in summer and from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm in winter.
Admission fees for all places we visit during the Acropolis, City tour, the Ancient Agora and the Attalos Museum (Parthenon, Nike temple, Propylea, Erechtheion, Dionysus Theatre, Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum) are not included
in the tour's price.
Entrance Ticket Prices
From November 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Reduced prices will apply; for more information on discounts and Entrance Fees to the Archaeological Sites and Museums please click here.
We usually buy the tickets for you in advance, in order not to line up. Please make sure that you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets.
Prices of the entrance tickets are subject to changes without prior notice.
When is the Entrance to Acropolis and the Ancient Agora Free?
When is the Acropolis Open?
When is the Ancient Agora Open?
When is the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora Closed?
We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but opening times might change without any prior notification. We assume no responsibility for changes or errors. Please call Acropolis Archaeological site to confirm at +30 210 3214172.