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Athens Walking Tours

Walking is the best way to discover Athens!

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A team of professional guides with more than 20 years of experience is ready to show you Athens. They are running the most successful guided walks in Athens. The best way to discover all aspects of this highly interesting city is on foot, in small, groups of maximum 18 people and minimum 5.

With their in-depth knowledge, they will show you the best of what this great city has to offer from an insider's point of view. Have a look at their tours and keep in mind that they are available for custom tours as well. All walking tours are conducted by professional guides who are highly qualified and licensed.

The guides are graduates of the Greek State College for Guides. They have all completed their three (3) year studies on sixteen (16) different subjects (history, art, geography etc.). Their profound and high educational level lists them amongst the best guides in Europe. They are friendly, knowledgeable and experienced and will help to give you a fascinating overview of the different aspects of Greek life and history in a remarkably short period of time.

See their programs and fill in the booking form if interested (booking in advance is necessary) and they will reply to you within 24 hours.

Note: All participants of walking tours will get a free map and a  city guide.

No 1. The Acropolis and Athens City Tour: An exciting trip through history

Acropolis: the highlight of the Greek civilisation.
Athens walking tours, Acropolis This comprehensive city tour will show you some of the most important landmarks and sights of the historical center of Athens but also a thorough visit to the Acropolis where your guide will give you in-depth guided tour of the history of this world heritage site and its breathtaking monuments

The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where your guide will show you shortly (in 10 minutes) the archaeological exhibits 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 passing by the Anglican church of S. Paul and the Byzantine church of Sotira of Lykodimos, (Russian church) along the way and reach the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have to opportunity to visit.

From there you enter the famous Plaka district where you will visit the Monument of Lysicrates.

From there we head towards the beautiful pedestrian walk way of Dionyssiou Areopagitou until we reach the Acropolis where we will begin our ascent while taking in the spectacular views of the city below. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon, Erection, Propylaia, Nike Temple and the surrounding monuments as well (Dionysus sanctuary, Philopappos Hill, Mars Hill, Observatory, Pnyx Hill, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Ancient Agora).

Duration: 3 hrs, the walking itself is 45 minutes; there will be ample of time to sit and rest a little in shady quiet places. Conducted daily with minimum participation 8 and maximum 18 people.

Meeting point: it is inside the Syntagma Metro Station, next to the ticket validating machines, beneath the hanging clock.

Pricing:
Adults: 36 €
Students: 29 €
Children under 12: FREE

Entrance fees to the Acropolis are not included in the tour's price.
General admission fee: 12 euros.
Reduced admission fee: 6 Euros.

The Acropolis ticket can be used for a few days ( 4-5 days) after its purchase for more archaeological sites, which are quoted on the Acropolis ticket itself (Roman Market, Ancient Agora, Temple of Zeus, Kerameikos, Dionysos sanctuary, Hadrian's Library ). You can buy this ticket at any of the five archaeological places you visit first and use it for the Acropolis too.

Prices of the entrance fees are subject to changes without notice.

For booking or more information please use this booking form

No 2. New Acropolis Museum Tour

New Acropolis Museum, Athens, GreeceThe New Acropolis Museum is the definite must for everybody visiting the city and the best way to complete the archaeological tour to the Acropolis of Athens. 

The New Acropolis Museum was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in co-operation with the Greek architect Michalis Photiadis. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors.

The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts.

Duration: 2 hrs, the walking itself is 20 minutes.

Meeting point: It is outside the main entrance of the New Acropolis Museum. Look for the Athens Walking Tour sign our guides are holding.

Pricing:
Adults: 29 €
Students: 23 €
Children under 12: FREE

Please note that on Mondays the Museum is closed
Entrance fees to the Acropolis Museum are not included in the price. General admission fee: 5 euros. Reduced admission fee: 3 Euros.
Prices of the entrance fees are subject to changes without notice.

For booking or more information please use this booking form

No 3. Combo Tour: Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

Acropolis from the Acropolis Museum, Athens, GreeceThis tour is the perfect combination tour with which you will experience the two most important attractions of Athens. The Acropolis of Athens, one of the most famous archaeological sites and  landmark of Athens and Greece and the Acropolis Museum where the masterpieces of the Acropolis are displayed in a stunning way and will be explained expertly by our Athens Walking Tour guide.

Duration: 5 hrs, the walking itself is 45 minutes; there will be ample of time to sit and rest a little in shady quiet places.

Meeting point: it is inside the Syntagma Metro Station, next to the ticket validating machines, beneath the hanging clock.

Entrance fees: Entrance fees to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are not included in the tour's price. It is 17 Euro.

* (12 Euro for the Acropolis (Reduced admission fee: 6 Euro) and 5 Euro for the Acropolis Museum (Reduced admission fee: 3 euros)).

The Acropolis ticket can be used for a few days ( 4-5 days) after its purchase for more archaeological sites, which are quoted on the Acropolis ticket itself (Roman Market, Ancient Agora, Temple of Zeus, Kerameikos, Dionysos sanctuary, Hadrian's Library ). You can buy this ticket at any of the five archaeological places you visit first and use it for the Acropolis too.

Pricing:
Adults: 53 €
Students: 43 €
Children under 12: FREE

For booking or more information please use this booking form

Additional information

Note: All participants of walking tours will get a free map and city guide.

- Walking tours take place daily and are not subject to any changes due to the weather, as it is usually sunny and warm in Athens. All our tours last three hours except the private, custom made tours. The walks are easy, covering a maximum one and a half miles at a moderate walking pace. All walks are also suitable for children or the elderly, although all participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes.

- Meeting point: Look for the orange color ‘Walking Tour’ signs the guides will be holding at the locations listed for each tour above.

- All tours begin at 09:30 a.m.

- Languages: We conduct the tours in English. Other languages are available upon request.

- Custom-made programmes and excursions outside Athens and individual programs are available upon request. They can organize special programs for your family or party of friends as well as for schools, universities, companies, incentives, embassies, etc. They also combine two tours so you can see as much as possible.

Important note: Prepayment is not required. You pay cash to your guide at the beginning or at the end of the tour. Prepayment is required only if it is a private tour.

For more information please use this booking form


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