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Erechtheion Tours

Erechtheion
Perched on its craggy escarpment overlooking the heart of Athens, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis (its name means ‘high city’ in ancient Greek) is the most famous classical site in the world. The colonnaded Parthenon may be first stop for most visitors, but the marble remains of the Erechtheion stood at the very soul of the Acropolis, marking the spot where the mythical ancient Greek gods Poseidon and Athena fought for ownership of the fledgling city. Named after the legendary King Erechtheus, the temple was built on the north side of the Acropolis hill between 420 and 406 BC, to a design by Athens’ great statesman, Pericles. It was a relatively late addition to the complex of temples and theaters, replacing an older temple as the center of religious ritual at the Acropolis. 

Built on a slope and fronted by six Ionic columns – still almost complete after 2,500 years – the Erechtheion is best known for its ornate Porch of the Caryatids (also called the Port of the Maidens), supported by marble statues of six virgins draped in cloaks. These days the statues are copies, but five of the originals (one has lost her head) can be viewed in the awesome New Acropolis Museum adjacent to the ruins.

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The Acropolis is open in summer Mon 11am–7.30pm; Tue–Sun 8am–7.30pm; winter daily 8.30am–3pm. Admission €12, concessions €6. Walk up to the Acropolis from Plaka or follow the pedestrianized boulevards of Apostolou Pavlou and Dionissiou Areopagitou. Parts of the Acropolis are under restoration and have been covered by scaffolding for what seems like decades.
Address: Akropolis, Athens 105 58, Greece
Admission: €12
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 Entrance e-ticket for Acropolis - Athens with Audio Tour on Your Phone

Entrance e-ticket for Acropolis - Athens with Audio Tour on Your Phone

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Skip the long lines and explore the Acropolis at your own pace with this package. You'll not only get a pre-booked, skip-the-line ticket to the country's most important site, but you'll also get an interactive map and a self-guided audio tour that you can listen to on your smartphone, at your own pace, even if you're offline.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.20
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$25.20
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.91
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Journey back to Ancient Greece on this guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.93
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$63.93
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.91
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$79.91
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

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Discover the architectural marvel of Ancient Greece with a visit to Athens’ star attraction – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. Follow your guide on a walking tour around the hilltop archaeological wonder, stopping to admire the Propylaea gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Dionysus Sanctuary as you climb to the summit. Learn more about the fascinating ruins and imagine their former glory as you roam the sprawling citadel, stand in awe before the Theatre of Dionysus, and look out over the city from the Parthenon.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$39.34
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$39.34
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Admission Ticket

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The Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the city's most iconic attraction, with its ancient Parthenon and beautiful views of the city. Because of the ancient monument’s popularity, lines to get in can get long. With this skip-the-line ticket, avoid the hassle of standing in line and head straight in.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.83
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$17.83
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Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit

Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit

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The UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens is the city’s most visited attraction, but it has the traffic to match. This walking tour starts early to avoid the crowds and includes highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. For the full experience, upgrade to include a guided visit to the ancient Agora.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.88
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$36.88
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Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

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Explore the greatest of ancient Greek architectural feats on a 4-hour private walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens and the New Acropolis Museum, followed by dinner. Stroll around the UNESCO-listed Acropolis with an archaeologist to learn about its monuments, including the Parthenon. Then, visit the ultra-modern New Acropolis Museum for a guided tour of its spectacular statues and treasures. Finish with a delicious Greek dinner at a restaurant with stellar views over the Parthenon.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.93
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$122.93
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

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See the landmark monuments of Athens in a new light during a late afternoon tour of the Acropolis, guided by a licensed archaeologist. You’re guaranteed to skip any long wait lines during this walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avoid the crowds and warmer temperatures while taking a leisurely stroll around the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.88
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$36.88
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Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

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Get an expert introduction to Athens’ most important archaeological sites—the Acropolis and Ancient Agora—during this walking tour with skip-the-line access. Slip past the crowds at the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, where you learn about the Parthenon, Propylaea gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Monument of Agrippa and more. After free time, follow your guide on foot through Athens' political center of Ancient Agora and its famous monuments, including Hephaestus Temple. Top off your itinerary at the museum, housed in the Stoa of Attalos. Please note admission to the attractions is not included in the tour price, and needs to be paid in cash to your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.38
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$66.38
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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

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If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel and then takes you to the Acropolis, Panepistimiou Street, and much more. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.59
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$158.59
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Athens Super Saver: Athens Sightseeing Tour plus Delphi Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: Athens Sightseeing Tour plus Delphi Day Trip

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Admire Athens’ star attractions and the classical site of Delphi on this 2-day Athens Super Saver — combining two best-selling tours for one discounted price. On one day, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights, including Syntagma Square and a guided walk around the stunning monuments of the ancient, rocktop Acropolis. On the next or previous day — your choice — take a day trip to Delphi, one of Greece’s greatest ancient treasures. Tour the mountainside site, with its Temple of Apollo, stadium and sanctuaries, and hear all about its captivating history.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.88
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$185.88
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Delphi Day Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Delphi Day Trip

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Sightsee around Athens, Cape Sounion and Delphi on this 2-day Athens Super Saver. Combining three top-selling tours at a discounted price, and designed for those with pre-booked overnight accommodation, the tour spotlights the best of Athens and two of Greece’s classical treasures. On one day, discover top Athens attractions including the Acropolis, and take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, home to the stunning Temple of Poseidon. Couple the day up with a full-day trip to the spectacular mountainside temples and stadium at Delphi, one of Greece’s greatest archaeological wonders.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.66
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$235.66
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Athens Private Full-Day Tour

Athens Private Full-Day Tour

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Make the most of your time in the Greek capital with a completely private, full-day tour of Athens’ most iconic attractions. Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a local guide and hit up all of the city’s must-see sites, including the Acropolis and its new museum, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora, the National Archaeological Museum, the Old Town Plaka and more. Watch the changing of the guard ceremony at the Greek Parliament Building, and take in panoramic city views from atop Lycabettus Hill. Price is per group, based on a maximum of 7 people.
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  • 8 hours
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$590.08
per group
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$590.08
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.13
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$126.13
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Athens By Night Private Tour

Athens By Night Private Tour

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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.76
Price varies by group size
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$73.76
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The Mythological Acropolis: The place of the gods

The Mythological Acropolis: The place of the gods

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On your trip to Athens you cannot miss knowing the characters of Greek mythology in our special Acropolis soundwalk. Discovering this marble of ancient history and learning about the gods of Greek Mythology has never been this fun. Let Medusa, the goddes with the serpents as hair that turns everyone into stone be your guide. This special audio walk promises to take you to discover the Acropolis of Athens on an epic journey. The 3D Sound effects will immerse you to an alternate reality as Medusa reveals her own story. You will explore the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, intended for musical events by the Romans, the Propylae, which had a turbulent history, the temple of Athena and learn about the story of Nike the goddess that presided athletic competitions and military disputes. The Tour then takes you to the Parthenon and ends in the Erechtheum where Medusa reveals the truth behind her tragic story that made her a monster for ever.
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  • 39 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.99
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$6.99
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Acropolis and Museum Guided Private Tour

Acropolis and Museum Guided Private Tour

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Explore the magnificence of the Acropolis without feeling rushed by going on a private tour. Having one-on-one attention from your guide means you’ll be able to ask questions along the way and learn historical facts that you might not discover alone. As well as seeing the Acropolis, you’ll also visit the museum, where there are over 3,000 rare artifacts to discover.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.44
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Jewish & Athens highlights - Private tour from Athens or Piraeus port (8 hours)

Jewish & Athens highlights - Private tour from Athens or Piraeus port (8 hours)

We visit Athens/ Jewish sites as travelers, not as tourists. If you want to see the Jewish & Athens highlights, we recommend a 8 hour private day tour. The tour starts with a convenient pickup from your location ( Athens - Piraeus) and then takes you to the Acropolis Museum & Hill, Zeus Temple, Olympic stadium, Jewish Museum, Synagogue, Monastiraki/ Flea Market - Giousouroum, the ancient & modern Agora, Lycavetus hill with a panoramic view of Athens and many more... Schedule is flexible, but most importantly we can drive on small roads and you will see Athens from all different angles. We are content to show you the Athens we know and love, as travelers and not as tourists and for this reason we will avoid the tourist traps. You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info
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  • 8 hours
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$86.05
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$86.05
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Athens private day tour (up to 8 hours), from Athens center or Piraeus

Athens private day tour (up to 8 hours), from Athens center or Piraeus

We visit Athens as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy history/culture, scenery, photography. If you want to see everything that Athens has to offer, then we suggest both modern & classical Athens sites in a full day tour. The day starts with convenient pickup and then takes you to the Acropolis Hill, Zeus Temple, Olympic stadium, Plaka, ancient & modern Agora, Lycavetus hill and many more. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly we can drive on small roads and you will see Athens from all different angles. We are dedicated to show you the Athens we know and love, as travelers and not as tourists and for this reason we will avoid the tourist traps. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed archaeologist guide (extra cost). You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.76
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$73.76
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 5-Day Tour of Athens, Delfi, & Meteora

5-Day Tour of Athens, Delfi, & Meteora

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Explore the glory of ancient Greece with this tour of Athens plus a 2-day classical tour. With this unique tour visit and enjoy UNESCO'S world heritage sites. With overnight accommodation included and an expert guide to accompany you, the tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – Delphi, and visit 11th-century monasteries perched on the rock towers of Meteora. Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thission, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center) Meteora (monasteries, the cave of Theopetra) Delphi (Oracle of Delphi, Temple of Apollo, Archaeological Museum)
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$773.26
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8-Day Cosmopolitan Holiday in the Athenian Riviera

8-Day Cosmopolitan Holiday in the Athenian Riviera

Take a extensive tour of Athens, including the Acropolis, Constitution Square and Hadrian's Arch, among many other sites. Have some free time in Athens or take an optional day-long cruise to three different islands. Then spend three free days at the Athens Riviera, lounging on the beach and taking in the beauty of seaside Greece and the idyllic environment.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$785.55
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$785.55
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Athens Private Full Day Tour 8 hours

Athens Private Full Day Tour 8 hours

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This 8-hour tour covers all the must-see attractions when in Athens. It includes the Acropolis with the Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Zeus, Old Olympic Stadium, the changing of the guards, the Ancient Agora, the Archaeological Museum and much more. Also, stroll the Athens Flea market and Plaka, the old city of Athens. Depending on your preferences, you may wish to stop for lunch in downtown Athens or by the sea.
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  • 8 hours
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$300.25
Price varies by group size
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$300.25
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Athens Half day Christian Tour | Apostle Paul first Spoke - Acropolis, Parthenon

Athens Half day Christian Tour | Apostle Paul first Spoke - Acropolis, Parthenon

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Regarding the spot from where Apostle Paul spoke to the Athenians, it is also said that he preached in front of the High Court’s Body as one of its members (Dionysius the Aeropagite) adopted the ideas of his preaching. Areopagus was the name of the hill west of the Athenian Acropolis. In this half-day tour we will drive you to were St.Paul first came to Athens. Then we will visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon,the Erechtheion, Mars Hill (Areopagus), (Acts 17:22) were Apostle Paul delivered his sermon to the Athenians. You then proceed by visiting the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Nike, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament House, Presidential Palace, Panathenian Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Plaka, the Ancient agora,(St. Paul’s meeting place), the Roman agora, Academy, the University and the National Library.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$320.27
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$320.27
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Athens Old Town Small Group Walking Tour: Acropolis, Monastiraki and Plaka

Athens Old Town Small Group Walking Tour: Acropolis, Monastiraki and Plaka

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Take the stress and waiting out of visiting the Acropolis in Athens with this skip-the-line tour. Avoid the heat and crowds by getting there early, heading right in with reserved tickets and a guide who will show you the must-see parts of the ancient temple and surrounding sites. Back on the level of mortals, explore the winding streets and 3,000-year history of the Plaka, the heart of ancient Athens. Uncover secrets hidden in the stones, and finish in time for lunch at lively Monastiraki Square.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.93
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$63.93
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Should I book Erechtheion tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Erechtheion can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 44 Erechtheion tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Erechtheion 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Erechtheion costs USD 25.20. Guided Erechtheion tours start around USD 25.20 per person. See all 44 Erechtheion tickets and tours on Viator.
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