The Acropolis along with the Ancient Agora & Agora Museum is a ‘must do’ tour if you love ancient history.
|TOUR CODE NUMBER||AWT-AGT21|
|MEETING POINT||Your guide will pick you up from the “FRESKO” Yogurt Bar located on 3, Dionysiou Areopagitou st. which is at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway that takes you from Hadrian’s Arch to the Acropolis.
Please be at the meeting point at 11:15 am.
This tour is a part of the tour “Athens City Tour & Acropolis” which starts earlier.
Our guide with his/her group will come to the meeting point between 11:15 am and 11:30 am the latest.
*On Good Friday (Greek Orthodox Easter) our tour starts at 12:15 pm.
|DEPARTURE TIME||11:30 AM|
|RETURN TIME||15:00 PM|
|MAX GROUP SIZE||18 persons|
|WALKING TIME||40 min|
|LANGUAGE||English (All other languages only on a private basis tour)|
|ENTRANCE FEES||Admission fees for all places we visit during the Acropolis, Ancient Agora and the Attalos Museum (Parthenon, Nike temple, Propylea, Erechtheion, Dionysus Theatre, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum) are not included in the tour’s price.
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We usually buy the tickets for you in advance, in order not to line up.
|FAQ ABOUT ACROPOLIS||For information about Acropolis please click here.|
|FAQ ABOUT ANCIENT AGORA||For information about Ancient Agora please click here.|
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The Acropolis, the landmark of Greece!
On our way to the Acropolis, we will pass the new Acropolis Museum, home to the exhibits found during the many years of excavations on the Acropolis.
We will enter the Acropolis from the southern side, to first visit the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus built in the 5th century BC, dedicated to the god of wine making.
As we ascend up to the Acropolis (also called the Sacred Hill), we have a lovely view of modern Athens.
Our guide will give you all the relevant information about the many monuments on and around the Acropolis:
- The famous Parthenon, the most important monument of Ancient Greek civilization, dedicated to Athena the patron goddess of Athens
- The Erechtheion, located on the most sacred part of the hill
- The Temple of Nike
- The Agrippa Monument
- The Herodes Atticus Theater, built in 160 AD is used in the Athens Summer Festival to house world famous performers creating a marvelous, unforgettable experience
- The Observatory
- Philopappos Hill or (Muses Hill), from where you can have a fantastic view of the Acropolis and all of Athens
- Mars or Areopagus Hill
- Pnyx Hill, where the ancient Athenians gathered for political discussions
When the tour of the Acropolis ends, there will be ample time to take photos and have a drink or a sandwich before your descent to the Ancient Agora.
The guided tour starts at approximately 13:30 (1:30pm).
The Ancient Agora – the heart of the Ancient City!
Located on the north western side of the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora was the centre of ancient Athens – all law courts, political meetings and juries took place here. It was also the main commercial and financial centre of Athens and a place where many ancient philosophers like Socrates and Plato walked and taught.
The most important monument of the Ancient Agora is the Temple of Hephaestus, the best preserved ancient temple in Greece, dating back to the 5th century BC.
Another significant monument is the Stoa of Attalos which now houses the Attalos Museum, housing many interesting exhibits found during excavations of the Agora area (an area which has been used by people for at least 5,500 years).
As you walk through the Agora, you will see many interesting monuments, the Temple of Apollo, the Stoa of Zeus, the Altar of Zeus Agoraios, all explained in detail by our guide who will uncover the beauty and history of the area, ranging from Archaic to Greco-Roman and Byzantine times.
The tour will end at approximately 15:00 (3:00 pm).