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Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

1. Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Join this walking tour to explore the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens with skip-the-line entry tickets. Start early to avoid the crowds and see highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. Walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Plaka, Athens’ Old Town. Meet your guide early in the morning and start your tour of the Acropolis before the heat of the day sets in. Admire the Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis as you make your way up the hill to view the ancient structures located there. Marvel at the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa as your guide shares the fascinating history of this ancient site.  Next, head downhill in the direction of Plaka, admiring views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk. Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka with your guide as you discover secrets unknown even to the locals. Enjoy the tranquility of this village within a city as you explore the many narrow passages and discover hidden gems. See the Bathhouse of the Winds, the Roman Forum, the Fethiye Mosque Museum, and Hadrian's Library as you head towards Monastiraki Square where your tour comes to an end.

Athens: Guided E-Scooter Tour in Acropolis Area

2. Athens: Guided E-Scooter Tour in Acropolis Area

Discover the wonders of Athens with Parthenons Scooters on our exhilarating e-bike , e-scooter tours in the Acropolis area. Embark on a thrilling adventure through the ancient streets, effortlessly gliding past iconic landmarks like the view of Parthenon. Our experienced guides will provide captivating commentary, immersing you in the city's fascinating history. Choose our comfortable e-bikes, e-scooters for a convenient and eco-friendly way to explore. Uncover hidden gems and soak in the rich cultural heritage of Athens with Parthenons Scooters. Book your unforgettable tour now on Get Your Guide! MEETING POINT : 16 KAVALLOTI str. ATHENS (our store) STATION 1 : Odeon of Herodes Atticus STATION 2 : Ancient site of Kerameikos STATION 3 : National observatory of Athens STATION 4 : Philopappou hill - Prison of Socrates PASS BY : The historical Dionysiou Areopagitou Street STATION 5 : Arch of Hadrian STATION 6 : Temple of Olympian Zeus During our tour, you will have a lot of photos, videos and much more...

Athens E-Bike guided tour,22 must see locations. History&fun

3. Athens E-Bike guided tour,22 must see locations. History&fun

Welcome to Parthenon Wheelers website! We are a bicycle tour agency based in Athens, Greece, and we specialize in providing unforgettable tours around the city’s most popular historic places! Our team of expert guides is passionate about sharing their love and knowledge of Athens with visitors from all over the world. We believe that the best way to experience this magnificent city is on two wheels, and our tours are designed to take you on a journey through time, exploring the rich history and culture of Athens. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a first-time rider, our tours are suitable for all levels of experience. We provide comfortable and well-maintained bicycles and safety equipment to ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride. Our tours are also conducted at a leisurely pace, allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of Athens at your own pace. Our tours take you to some of the most iconic and historically significant places in Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, and the Panathenaic Stadium. Our expert guides will provide you with fascinating insights into the history, mythology, and culture of these incredible places. At our agency, we are committed to providing our guests with the highest level of customer service. Our website makes it easy to book a tour, and our team is always available to answer any questions you may have. We also offer private tours for those who prefer a more personalized experience. Thank you for considering us for your next adventure in Athens. We look forward to sharing the magic of this incredible city with you!

Athens: Viewpoints Treasure Hunt "Theseus Missing"

4. Athens: Viewpoints Treasure Hunt "Theseus Missing"

WHAT WILL I DISCOVER? Your journey will begin at the spectacular New Acropolis Museum. Along your 23 places of visit, you will discover hidden gems of the Athenian Western Hills such as astronomical instruments, ancient Athenian neighborhoods and monuments, burials of famous personalities and so much more. Iconic instagram spots will be encountered along the way, so be prepared to take unique shots. Athens is a true city of wonders! WHAT IS MY MISSION ? It's time to introduce you to Aegeus, king of Athens. His son, Theseus, recently traveled to Crete to fight the Minotaur and since then he hasn't heard from him! Some people told Aegeus that they saw his son's ship return with black sails, which would mean that he is dead. But he can't be. Aegeus is convinced that Aegeus is here somewhere. Where could he be hiding? Let's go look for him together! We will go up to places with panoramic view in order to locate him and visit ancient municipalities where the inhabitants will help us find him.

Athens: West Hills Walking Tour and Herakleidon Museum Visit

5. Athens: West Hills Walking Tour and Herakleidon Museum Visit

Discover the road less traveled in the West Hills of the Acropolis with a shared group tour with an expert historian and archaeologist. Discover the birth of democracy in Ancient Athens and learn all about the construction and intricacies of this influential building. Begin the walking tour just outside of the Acropolis Metro Station, Dionysiou Areopagitou exit. Get acquainted with the group and receive relevant directions from your historian-archaeologist. Head west walking on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, one of the most beautiful walking streets of Athens. The first stop is next to the Dionysian Theater, on the southeast slope of the Acropolis hill, as you hear facts about the ancient Greek theater and its role in Athenian society. Walking parallel to the archaeological site, and standing outside of it, the second stop is the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. It exhibits the evolution of the theater as a constructed physical space, but also as a form of art, from the Greek-Hellenistic era, towards the Roman times. Leaving the Acropolis behind, the group continues to head West through the Mouseion Hill (also known as The Philopappos hill) and the Pnyx Hill. Encounter the ruins of the ancient gate of the first wall of Ancient Athens and then head north towards the Pnyx. On the walk, two stops are made to see the Deme and the streets of Ancient Athens, and admire the view from the top of the hill, all the way to the Piraeus Port and the sea. Turning east, take in the breathtaking view. It's said this is the best view of the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the Mount Lycabettus, and of the modern city today. Take your time to witness the remnants of ancient history. See the expanse of Pnyx in front of you, where Ecclesia, the Parliament of Athenian Democracy, once held its meetings. Afterward, make a brief stop outside the nearby National Observatory of Athens, where you can learn important historical information about the building. Head to the Herakleidon Museum and take the opportunity to admire the specifics of the exhibition, Eureka, Science, Art, and Technology of the Ancient Greeks. To end your journey through time, enjoy some refreshments as your guide answers questions and offers advice about must-sees, cool activities, and most importantly, what to avoid on your stay in Athens.

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Exo na po ta kalitera logia gia oli tin diorganosi tis ekdromis. Tha tin proteina se olous! Ta e-scooters einai pragmatika i kaliteri epilogi gia na deite ta istorika mnimeia tis polis. Emas mas arese oli i empeiria kai perasame katapliktika. Euxaristoume therma ton ksenago mas o opoios eixe kanei eksairwtiki ksenagisi. Mpravo sas, paidia! Tha ksanarthoume sigoura!

Great tour, we've visited multiple places and heard really interesting stories about each of them - lots of history and lots of fun with scooters!

Our guide, her english is a bit hard to understand, but she is trying and very informative and helpful. I am still giving her a 10

Angela, our guide, gave detailed explanations throughout the walk. Our questions were also answered promptly. Thank you Angela!!

Very interesting and perfect way to learn about this ancient famous site.