Best of Athens Tour: Ancient & Modern Times

Best of Athens Tour: Ancient & Modern Times

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( 88 reviews ) star City tour Athens 1 - 8 watch_later 3.5 hour
  • Admire Athens’ magnificent sights
  • Gain insight into Greek mythology
  • Explore a local flea market
  • Learn about Athens’ culture
  • Listen to the captivating myths
  • Delve into the Anafiotika quarter

You will meet here: Monastiraki Square

What you can expect

Be amazed by Athens’s must-see spots, stroll down the narrow streets and unveil its hidden gems. With a local private guide, you’ll get all the insights that you need to get the most out of the city.

Meet your local host at Monastiraki square, the most famous square in Athens. Start your tour with a beautiful view of ancient landmarks and admire one of the oldest and lesser-known churches in town.

Head to your next stop where you’ll check the popular flea market full of small shops. Take a look at the many items on display and admire the antique objects. Hear all about the Athenian lifestyle and learn how the democracy was born while passing Ancient Agora and Hadrian’s Library.

Walk around the Roman Agora and get insights into the Roman period of the city from your private host. Refuel with a coffee break in the Plaka district, the oldest district of the city also known as “Gods district”. Wander around the small pathways of the island-like area and discover its hidden gems.

Your local guide will lead you and your friends to a hidden area of the Anafiotika quarter. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Acropolis and the city. The entire area is populated by small houses with a touch of white and blue, giving you a true Greek island feel.

Listen to the intriguing stories of Greek Mythology and reach your next stops: the ancient Temple of Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Admire its structures and ask your private guides about the roles they played in Ancient Greece.
Continue to the National Gardens and enjoy discovering a green oasis. Take a look at the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion building and get to know more about the Athenian lifestyle.

End your tour at the Presidential Mansion and observe the ceremony of changing guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ask your host for final recommendations before you say “goodbye”.

Check out the hosts’ personal videos and pick your favorite one. Get in touch with them and personalize your experience as you like!


This is the plan

Meeting point
Start at the most well know square in Monastiraki
Stop 1
See where the latest alternative art and cultural exhibition is showcased
Stop 2
Find hidden gems in the local flea makert
Stop 3
Walk towards the ancient Agora
Stop 4
See the well preserved Hadrian's Library from AD 132
Stop 5
Next stroll past the Roman Agora and see the Tower of Winds
Stop 6
Head up to Mars hill where you will see a spectacular panoramic view of Athens
Stop 7
Time to enjoy a traditional Greek frappe or coffee
Stop 8
Enjoy the tranquil Anafiotika district with it's island feeling
Stop 9
Check out one of the most famous gates in Athens and the Temple of Zeus
Stop 10
Marvel at the magnificent Zappeion Hall and the National Gardens
Stop 11
End your tour in front of the Parliament building

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walkingtour
Duration
3.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Monastiraki Square
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check1 non alcoholic drinks
Not included
Food & Drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
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  • With the host of
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  • Private. Affordable.
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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.