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Acropolis & Athens Walking Tour

Athens and Acropolis

Description

This city tour will not only show you the most important landmarks and sights of the historical center of Athens but will also include a complete tour of the Acropolis where your guide will give you an in-depth guided tour of this world heritage site and its major breathtaking monuments all in one fascinating tour.

Itinerary

Walking through historical Athens 
The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where you will visit the metro Museum (in 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 Acropolis guided tour
Your tour continues towards the National Gardens and on to 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 the opportunity to visit. From there you walk a little through the famous Plaka district where you see the statue of Melina Merkouri. You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary andDionysus Theatre built in the 5th century BC. Your guide will take care of the tickets so you can skip the line. 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 Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Agrippa Monument and the surrounding monuments such asthe Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Observatory as well as the PhilopapposMars, and Pnyx Hills.

The tour ends on the Acropolis.

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Pickup

At Syntagma square in front of the hotel "Amalia Athens". Your tour guide or office representative will be holding the  sign board with the sign WALKING TOURS -ATHENS CITY TOURS  to identify them. Please make sure that you get there at 15 minutes before the walking tours starts. 

Dropoff

at Syntagma square

Things to bring

- Printed voucher 

- Photo / Video Camera

Inclusions

- Athens Guide magazine
- Athens Map
- Local professional  guide

Exclusions

- Entrance fees (17 or 9 EUR)
- Food and beverages
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Gratuities

Cancellation

Cancellations more then a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Adult: 29 EUR

Teenager (13-18): 24 EUR

Child (6-12):15 EUR

Child (0-5): FREE 

**Entrance fees to the Acropolis are not included in the tour's price. It is 12 Euros**

**Entrance fees to the Acropolis Museum are not included in the tour's price. It is 6 Euros**