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Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food

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Athens, Greece
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Overview

Combine ancient Greek architecture with traditional Athenian food on this walking tour of the Acropolis and Plaka. Head to the hilltop Acropolis and tour its age-old buildings as your guide shares their stories. Marvel at the Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Odeon, Propylaea, and more; and then explore Plaka, Athens’ cobbled old town. Admire the neoclassical architecture and visit cafes, markets, and shops to sample local delicacies such as Greek donuts, cheese, pies, coffee, and more.
  • Acropolis and Plaka food walking tour in Athens
  • Visit the hilltop Acropolis to see its 2,500-year-old highlights
  • Tour the Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Propylaea, and other classical wonders
  • Learn how the buildings testify to the glories of ancient Greece
  • Stroll through the cobbled Plaka and Anafiotika quarter of Athens’ old town
  • Visit markets and shops to sample specialities like 'loukoumades' (Greek donuts), cheeses, and coffee
  • Includes select food and drink tastings, with Acropolis admission at own expense
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Departure Point

Acropoli, Athens 117 42, Greece

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide near the Acropolis in central Athens for your walking tour. Then, head through the Acropolis gate to tour the hilltop citadel (tickets not included), famous for its semi-crumbled buildings from the 5th century BC.

Wander around the 2,500-year-old highlights of the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Temple of Asclepius, formerly a healing center dedicated to the god of medicine.

Learn the stories behind the buildings, and view the Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea, Caryatid Porch, and magnificent Parthenon.

Then, descend into the Plaka district, Athens’ old town. Enter the cobbled lanes of neo-classical houses and Byzantine churches, and visit the Anafiotika quarter, home to Cyclades-style whitewashed houses built by 19th-century immigrants homesick for their native isles.

Next, explore some of Athens’ food markets, visiting shops selling olive oils, wines, mushrooms, and herbs. Dive into a centuries-old café for a koulóuria (sesame bread), sample loukoumades donuts and filo parcels, and tasty pies and cheeses.

Then, wander through the meat and fish market, stopping for home-made and roasted coffee before perusing and purchasing (own expense) fruit, olives, hams, or other delicacies.

Your tour then ends near Monastiraki Square.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Acropolis
The greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, dedicated primarily to its patron, the goddess Athena, dominates the centre of the modern city from the rocky crag known as the Acropolis. The most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its greatest religious festivals, earliest cults and several decisive events in the city's history are all connected to this sacred precinct.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Parthenon
The Parthenon, dedicated by the Athenians to Athena Parthenos, the patron of their city, is the most magnificent creation of Athenian democracy at the height of its power.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Theater of Dionysus
Ancient Theater of Athens and first place where theatrical performances took place. A sacred place for the human civilization.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Herod Atticus Odeon
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus – known as the “Herodeon” – is located on the southern slopes of the Acropolis, on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. Entry to the Odeon is from the pedestrianised Dionyssiou Areopagitou Street, a walkway linking Athens’ main archaeological sites. The venue is easily accessible due to its location in the heart of the city.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Temple of Athena Nike
The temple of Athena Nike stands at the southeast edge of the sacred rock atop a bastion, which in Mycenaean times protected the entrance to the Acropolis. The Classical temple, designed by architect Kallikrates and built in 426-421 BC, succeeded earlier temples also dedicated to Athena Nike. The first one of these, a mid-sixth century BC wooden temple was destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The eschara, the altar believed to have supported the cult statue of the goddess, dates to this period
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Monastiraki
Monastiraki is a flea market neighborhood in the old town of Athens, Greece, and is one of the principal shopping districts in Athens. The area is home to clothing boutiques, souvenir shops, and specialty stores, and is a major tourist attraction in Athens and Attica for bargain shopping. The area is named after Monastiraki Square, which in turn is named for the Church of the Pantanassa that is located within the square. The main streets of this area are Pandrossou Street and Adrianou Street.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Plaka
The old historic Athens city center, named Plaka. Beautiful narrow steers and neoclassical 19th century buildings give you a feeling of being in the romantic times of 2 centuries ago.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Athens Walks Tour Company
Office and tour operator of Athens Full day tour
Admission Ticket Free
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Acropolis Museum
Visit to the New state of the Art, Acropolis museum on the footsteps of Acropolis
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance fees (30 euros per adult - Acropolis 20 euros + Acropolis museum 10 euros). 5 euros for kids under 18 with show of the passport. Tickets are purchased cash from your guide - Skip the line.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walks Tour Company

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food.

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kimberlyvincent
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide, Maritza, (I can’t recall exactly spelling) was amazing! She took us up to the Acropolis, gave us amazing history and details and never missed a beat to take pics, answer questions and always with a smile! The Acropolis museum was also a huge treat, again, full of detailed information we would have never known. The food portion was also great! We went to a couple amazing places that we would not have known about otherwise and had the BEST gyros. She was smart and funny and really made our very first tour in Greece the best possible. Thank you!!! Jerry & Kim, TX, USA
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An enriching experience
ducharme2007
, Jul 2019
An enriching experience Our tour guide, Maria, was very considerate of our comfort, taking us slowly through the acropolis on a very hot day, finding places for shade and rest. She shared information about the acropolis and Parthenon which conveyed the importance of this spot in Western culture. She also shared the mythology and drama, which made the tour fun. She also guided us through the museum, which gave us an even deeper appreciation of the site. The refreshments, which were local treats, were very welcome and delicious as well.
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Our tour was really great! We had...
Hilary P
, Oct 2018
Our tour was really great! We had plenty of time at the Acropolis and then went through the whole Plaka for our food tour. The tour was a small group - 6 people total so we were able to ask questions and get to know the tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and even gave us recommendations for things to do and see on the islands we were going to next. The food was great and a good way to learn about the local cuisine.
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We had three days in Athens for our...
Edward P
, May 2018
We had three days in Athens for our family vacation five of us. This half day tour was our first adventure. Rosa our tour guide was fabulous. We explored the Acropolis in depth while Rosa pleasently explanined the history. She answered all of our questions and was very personable. The second half of the tour included food tastings at four separate locations. Each stop included traditional Greek tastings including authentic Greek coffee and Gyros!. The food was more than enough to satisfy our appedite. We recommend!!!
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