Athens: Acropolis & Plaka Neighborhood Private Walking Tour

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Join an accredited archaeological guide for a private walking tour of the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens. Enhance your tour by selecting an option that includes a guided tour of the Plaka district.

Highlights

  • Your Tour is led by State-Accredited Licensed Archaeologist Expert.
  • Combine the History of the Acropolis & Parthenon with the Bustling Plaka Area
  • Learn about the History & Mythology of the Ancient Greeks
  • Explore the small off-the-path streets and local artisan shops of the Plaka
  • Choose a food option, ideal for families

Description

In the company of a Professional Licensed Archaeological Guide, have the incredible History & Mythology of the Acropolis with its iconic Parthenon brought to life before you before a stroll through the bustling Plaka Neighborhood. From Jaw-Dropping insights for seasoned Historians to amazing stories for junior Archaeologists, our experienced and considerate guide will pitch things appropriately to make the most of your valuable time. Start your tour journey with the Acropolis, taking in all of the incredible monuments & temples of the site. See the Theater of Dionysus the worlds oldest & consider how some of Ancient Greece’s most famous plays were first performed on its stage some 3000 years before. Continue to the 5-meter-thick defensive walls built not by the classical Greeks, but by their ancestors another thousand years before. Climb to the gigantic entrance, the Propylaea and learn how the sun would have glinted from the bronze spear tip of the gigantic statue of the Goddess Athena that once stood there, the last thing many of the sailors would have seen when leaving from Cape Sounion some 70km away to wars and trade in the ancient Mediterranean. Hear the secrets of the Temple of Nike, learn about the mythology of the Mystical Erechtheion & the struggle between the God Poseidon and Goddess Athena, and wonder at the stunning Parthenon a masterpiece of art and architecture. Among the panoramic views of Athens stretched out below take in the depth of time cultural & Historical significance with your guide before finally descending through the olive trees to view the Odeon of Herodes Atticus Theater, still in use each Summer. The famous Plaka area has been continuously inhabited since ancient times & in this charming area with its small streets and pretty houses you will pass by numerous monuments from ancient Greek times, to Roman and Byzantine times spanning some 3000 years. Alongside you will be guided through the most pretty areas and pass by charming shops and markets with a wide mix of authentic products, artisan jewellery & local eateries, to basic souvenir stalls, scattered among shady restaurants & cafes. This is a fun & interesting area & your guide will highlight its many hidden corners & point out some off the beaten parts as well as informing you on its local history & culture. At the end of your tour, you are free to stay & enjoy the area, or our guide will return you to the meeting point and help with any onward directions needed. Flexible booking options are also on hand too, so you can also select a more focused 90-minute tour of the Acropolis only, or expand you cultural knowledge with the food option to includes stops in the Plaka for Quintessential Classics like Greek Coffee/Mountain Tea, Souvlaki or traditional savory pies, & Sweet/Cake delicacies. Going at your own pace & suitable for all ages this is a wonderful & informative start to any tour of Athens & Greece.

Includes

Private guided tour Archaeologist guide Traditional food tastings (if option selected)

Important Information

  • Kindly ensure you have admission tickets with you before your tour.
  • If you need us to purchase Skip-the-line Tickets for you, just let us know by message after booking.
  • The Acropolis has steps and uneven surfaces
  • In the event of limited availability, the starting time may be changed

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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