The Acropolis, Plaka & Ancient Greek Agora: Private Walking Tour

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Discover the best of Greece, including the Acropolis, the charming Plaka neighbourhood, and the Ancient Greek Agora on this private half-day walking tour.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Your half-day guided tour of Athens is the best way to check everything off your to-do list while enjoying the undivided attention of a private guide, who will be sure to tailor the experience to your interests. 

On your private half-day tour of Ancient Athens, you will:

  • See the Acropolis and Parthenon with tickets included in the tour price;
  • Have a comprehensive Private tour of Greece's most iconic archaeological site, including the Parthenon and the Theatre of Dionysus, where classical works by the most famous Greek poets were first performed in the 5th Century B.C;
  • Learn about all the ways Acropolis Hill has been used over the centuries;
  • See firsthand the famed Erechtheion temple – the most complex building on the Acropolis;
  • Walkthrough the charming Plaka district, with its white staircases, cafe and terraces and see the Lysicrates Monument;
  • Enjoy entrance tickets into the Greek Agora to explore Ancient Greece's economic and political centre;
  • Admire the Temple of Hephaestus, known to be the best-preserved ancient Greek temple in the world, and is even older than the Parthenon;
  • Finish your tour in the Greek Agora, where you will be free to continue exploring at your own pace.

On your private half-day tour, you will start by exploring the three temples from the Acropolis complex, the Parthenon, the Erechtheum and the temple dedicated to Athena Parthenos (Athena the Virgin). Today, the Acropolis (meaning “hill city'') is Athens’ crowning glory: a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most important cultural monuments as the celebrated birthplace of democracy. 

Incredible human endeavour built The Acropolis 2,500 years ago as thousands of tons of marble quarried at Mount Pentelicus 10 miles northeast of the city, were lugged up steep steps to the Attica plateau by vast legions of manual labour. Hand-hewn using mallets, foundations were built using great blocks of limestone dating back to the Late Cretaceous period. 

Next, wander through the city’s historic centre, Plaka, where your guide will give you recommendations for finding the best real local fare and artisanal shops for you to return to during your trip.

After exploring Plaka, you will visit the Greek Agora, where you can see the Temple of Hephaestus, believed to be the best-preserved ancient Greek temple in the world –older even than the Parthenon. Your tour will end in the agora, where you can continue to explore at your own leisure. 

Your tour includes the "combo ticket", which will give you access to the Roman Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Library, Archeological site and Museum of Kerameikos, Lykeion Gymnasium during the 4 days following your tour.

Tour duration
4 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour: no transportation is included

Tickets included
- English-Speaking tour guide
- Acropolis and Greek Agora admission tickets
- Combo ticket that gives you access to these additional sites in the 4 days following your tour

Other inclusions
- Gratuities optional
- Additional tickets are not included
- Food and drink are not included
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included

Suitable for
Couples, Family, Friends, Master, Seniors

Attractions along this route:

An ancient citadel high above the city, this group of stunning ruins are among the most important cultural icons of Western civilisation.

Crowning the Acropolis hill, the sublime marble columns of the Parthenon form the most recognisable monument in Athens.

This temple across from the Parthenon is famous for its Caryatids, the six larger-than-life female columns which support its roof.

This stunning monumental gateway leads onto the plateau of the Acropolis.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Built on the Acropolis' southwest slope in memory of the beloved wife of magnate Atticus, this 2nd century theatre is still used today as a venue for live performances.

Theatre of Dionysus
One of the earliest preserved theatres in Athens, this space was used during festivals to honour the wine god Dionysus.

The Agora was the heart of ancient Athens, acting as a focal point for commercial, political and social activity.

Hadrian's Library
See the remains of the largest structure erected by Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, which held not just a library but also music and lecture rooms.

Tower of the Winds
An octagonal Pentelic marble clocktower in the Roman Agora considered the world's first meteorological station.

Lysicrates Monument
The monument sits on Tripidon Street, the ancient road that led from the city entrance to the theatre and was erected in honour of victory at the Great Dionysia festival.

Sanctuary of Zeus Polieus
On the East of the Erechtheion around 500 BC, the Athenians built the open-air sanctuary of Zeus Polieus, the city protector.

Temple of Rome & Augustus
The Temple was built at the end of the 1st c. BC on the east side next to the Parthenon.

Pandroseion temple
Temple dedicated to Pandrosus, one of the daughters of Cecrops I, the first king of Attica.
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