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Agora of Athens
The Agora was the political and social heart of the ancient city of Athens, and the ruins of this civic center and marketplace are among the most important archaeological sites in today’s capital. Explore this cradle of Greek democracy, including the Temple of Hephaestus and Stoa of Attalos.

The Basics
The Agora of Athens is considered the best preserved example of an ancient Greek agora in the world. Visit with a guide for expert insight into these ruins, which can be hard to interpret on one’s own. For independent travelers, the hop-on-hop-off bus and downloadable audio guide of the archaeological site provides both transportation and extra information.

Join a private or small-group walking tour that includes skip-the-line tickets—a must for these popular and crowded ruins—as well as a visit to the Agora Museum. Or, opt for a tour that pairs a visit to the Agora with the Acropolis. Look for a family-focused tour if visiting with kids; some guides specialize in making the site come to life for younger travelers.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Agora of Athens and its museum are a must for archaeology buffs.
  • Almost all of the ruins are outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
  • Some areas of the site are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers; the museum is fully accessible.
  • The Stoa of Attalos houses the Museum of the Ancient Agora, where you can view ancient art and artifacts unearthed at the site.
  • The Acropolis combination ticket includes entry to the Acropolis and six other sites— including the Agora—within a 5-day admission window.

How to Get There
The ancient Agora sits above the modern city of Athens and is a short walk from the Acropolis. Take the metro Green Line to the Thissio station, and walk about five minutes along Adrianous Street to the site.

When to Get There
The Agora of Athens is open every day except major holidays. The site is almost entirely outdoors, so avoid visiting during the midday hours in summer. Instead, time your tour for early morning or late afternoon and take refuge in the museum when the temperatures soar.

The History of the Agora of Athens
The Agora of Athens, where Socrates once expounded his philosophy, dates back to the 6th century BC. This vast area lies to the northwest of the Acropolis and once featured an elaborate drainage system, a series of fountains, and a temple devoted to the Olympian Gods. The Agora was finally abandoned after a Slavic invasion in the 6th century.
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Skip the Line: Roman Agora of Athens Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Roman Agora of Athens Entrance Ticket

Explore Rome’s influence on Athens with a visit to the ancient Roman Agora, once the central marketplace of the city during the first century BC. Reserve your ticket ahead of time and avoid any wait to get inside the archaeological site, where you can freely roam among landmarks like the Tower of the Winds, Gate of Athena, and Fethiye Mosque, a 17th-century Byzantine shrine.
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  • 3 hours
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$7.20
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$7.20
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Skip the Line: Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus Entrance Ticket

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Athens’ Agora, set below the Acropolis, is a must-visit for housing the relics of the ancient city’s marketplace and meeting area. Make a visit extra-easy with this skip-the-line ticket: you’ll avoid having to buy admission on the day and bypass any long ticket lines. Once inside, explore the ruins independently: inspecting highlights such as the near-intact Temple of Hephaistos, the Stoa of Attalos, and Byzantine-era Church of the Holy Apostles.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.21
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Ancient Agora of Athens: e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

Ancient Agora of Athens: e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

The political center of ancient Athens, the Agora of Athens is one of the city’s star attractions. Save hours spent in line by prebooking fast-track tickets for a slot that suits your schedule. Then skip the expense of a live guide and explore at your own pace with an audio tour. Download the guide to your Apple or Android device ahead of time to avoid roaming charges or poor signal.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$18.01
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Entry e-tickets for the Top Ancient Athens Attractions and 3 Audio Tours

Entry e-tickets for the Top Ancient Athens Attractions and 3 Audio Tours

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Avoid long lines to purchase admission to Athens’ top sites by pre-booking electronic tickets. Included admission to the Acropolis, the Agora of Athens, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Naós tou Olympíou Diós) takes care of three key destinations in a single booking. You’ll also have access to self-guided audio tours and offline content designed for independent exploring.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$42.62
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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
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$64.83
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$64.83
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Skip the Line Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

Skip the Line Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

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For lovers of classical Greek culture and history, a visit to the Agora of Athens is a must. On this guided tour, explore the temples and an ancient concert hall, follow in the footsteps of Plato and Socrates through its marble colonnades, and see the most significant artefacts in the Museum of the Ancient Agora.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$38.42
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Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

Athens Highlights: a Mythological Tour

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Enhance your experience of Athens on a mythological tour of the ancient Greek city. Alongside an entertaining guide, visit major landmarks like the Acropolis and the Olympian Zeus Temple and listen to the captivating myths that surround each landmark. Hear tales that combine myth, legend and historical fact; and gain valuable insight into the culture of modern and ancient Greece on this educational tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$67.23
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Athens City Tour with The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and The Agora Museum

Athens City Tour with The Acropolis, Ancient Agora and The Agora Museum

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Explore the city of Athens, visit the Acropolis and discover the ancient Agora during this 5-hour walking tour. Learn about the history, culture and daily life of ancient Athenian citizens through your guide's informative commentary. Stop for a snack and refreshments at the Acropolis canteen (own expense). See where Plato and Socrates taught and lectured, then finish with a visit to the Attalos Museum. Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of this Greek city's rich history.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$72.10
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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
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$78.04
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Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)

Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)

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Customize your own tour of Athens and visit the landmarks that are of more interest to you on this private adventure. Choose from a number of key landmarks like the Royal Palace of Athens, the Temple of Zeus, the Archaeological Museum, and enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Acropolis. Discover ancient Greece’s rich history as you stroll around the ruins with your dedicated guide and get insider tips on the best places to eat and drink.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$348.18
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Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

Athens at Night Small-Group Walking Tour with Dinner

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Discover the most ancient and atmospheric quarters of Athens on a small-group night walking tour. Feel the weight of history while passing the Greek and Roman Forums, and admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and Acropolis as the city's nocturnal energy comes alive in pubs and cafes. Catch the sound of the ‘laterna’ barrel piano drifting through doorways as you wind along narrow streets, and then complete the evening with a delicious Greek dinner in a traditional tavern.
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  • 5 hours
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$102.05
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Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

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On this skip-the-line tour, you'll save time visiting the Athens sight you’re most excited to see: the Acropolis. You’ll whiz past the crowds, and hear fascinating commentary about the UNESCO-listed site. Your itinerary also leaves time for highlights including Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora, as well as hidden gems such as the tiny village of Anafiotika and Greek Orthodox churches. Please note the admission to the sites is not included in the price of the tour.
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  • 2 hours
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$80.64
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Ancient Agora of Athens: Audio Tour on Your Phone (no ticket)

Ancient Agora of Athens: Audio Tour on Your Phone (no ticket)

No trip to Athens could be complete without a visit to the Ancient Agora! Enjoy a hassle-free visit to one of the most dynamic attractions of Athens with a fascinating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone and follow, at your own pace, the riveting journey of the evolution of Athenian democracy. Your tour begins with a comprehensive introduction to the chain of events that made democracy possible in ancient Athens while, during your walk, anecdotal stories from the lives of bright Athenian personalities, such as Aristides the Just and glorious Pericles, will come alive through the original and fun content of your expertly designed audio guide. This is an unmissable opportunity to immerse yourself into the world of classical Athens and listen to the stories of the first democratic citizens in world history. * Ticket/entrance fee to the archaeological site is not included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$14.40
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Covid-19 Regulated Private Tour in Athens

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Covid-19 Regulated Private Tour in Athens

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Athens is known for both its ancient sites and its modern masterpieces. Explore the best of Athens on a private day tour. You’ll save time researching highlights by having a guide to shortlist and take you to the best bits. Your day will be enhanced with commentary along the way. Interesting attractions you’ll pass include Monastiraki Square, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, the Temple of Zeus, and Zappeion Hall.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$93.65
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Athens Electric Bike Tour

Athens Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Athens’ busy streets and steep hills by whizzing around the sights on an easy-to-ride electric bike. Glide effortlessly around the hilltop ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, pedal around the atmospheric Old Town of Plaka, and explore lively Monastiraki. Hop off along the way to see the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and the National Gardens of Athens.
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  • 3 hours
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$56.43
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$56.43
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly paths and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, and the Keramikos Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$35.93
$43.82
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Athens Night Segway Tour

Athens Night Segway Tour

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Admire the dazzling monuments and prettily lit streets of Athens at night on this 3-hour Segway evening tour. Riding an electric, eco-friendly Segway, glide around the twinkling Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods as your guide entertains you with historical tales. See the floodlit Hadrian’s Library and Agora; admire glittering city views from the slopes of the illuminated Acropolis, and enjoy a drink stop at a friendly bar. Finally, cruise around top Athens attractions such as the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium.  Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
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$108.74
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$108.74
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Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

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Explore Athens at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that provides easy transportation to key attractions like the Panathenaic Stadium and the Parthenon, part of the Acropolis. Travel across two interchanging lines—the Blue and the Orange—plus enjoy access to/from the port in Piraeus for cruise passengers.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
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$15.61
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Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

Acropolis of Athens Segway Tour

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Journey around ancient Greece on a Segway! This thrilling Segway tour is the ideal introduction to Athens, taking in historic highlights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestous. Learn to operate your easy-to-use self-balancing Segway, then follow your guide on a scenic tour around the neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki and Thiseio, stopping to take in the views from Mars Hill. Best of all: this small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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$70.84
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Athens City Pass all inclusive including Acropolis and Hop-on-Hop-off Bus

Athens City Pass all inclusive including Acropolis and Hop-on-Hop-off Bus

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Choose from six Athen city passes, all of which include a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, plus access to the Acropolis Museum. This 48-hour pass also includes skip-the-line access to the Acropolis itself, so you’ll save time waiting in line during the heat of the day. Depending on the option chosen, your trip can provide access to other museums and shopping outlets.
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  • 1 to 6 days
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$85.12
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Get Lost in Athens with an Insider

Get Lost in Athens with an Insider

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Experience the delights of eclectic Athens on a tour that includes bustling markets, ancient marvels and traditional coffeehouses. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Psiri and Kolonaki; browse the stalls at Monastiraki flea market and Athens Public Market; and admire ancient sites like Kerameikos Cemetery and the Temple of Hephaestus. Along the way, discover bold street art, foodie hotspots, handicrafts workshops and secret local hangouts.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.63
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$57.63
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Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

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Escape the daytime heat and see Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Meet your guide in the late evening, then hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky. This small-group tour is limited to just 11 participants.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$56.43
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$56.43
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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Hop on a bike for this fun and fascinating 2-wheeled tour around Athens, capped off by an unforgettable sunset. Follow a friendly tour leader to most of the capital’s major sights and panoramic viewpoints. Cover much more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility to stop often and soak up scenes of daily life along the way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$43.82
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$43.82
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Semi-private Historical & Contemporary Segway Tour in Athens

Semi-private Historical & Contemporary Segway Tour in Athens

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Cover lots of ground in Athens without being stuck on a tour bus thanks to a smooth-moving Segway that let's you zip around the Greek capital’s famous hills and top sights with ease. The electric scooter and semi-private group size offer the flexibility to stop often and hear live commentary about the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora, Monastiraki Square, and other must-see landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.17
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$65.17

Athens Coastal Bike Tour

Athens Coastal Bike Tour

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See a different side of the Greek capital on an energizing half-day bike tour of Athens. Cycle through the city along bike-friendly paths, getting a great perspective of landmarks like the Parthenon, before heading to the beautiful coastline known as the Athens Riviera. Soak up fantastic views of the Saronic Gulf while riding along the water, and see coastal highlights that most visitors miss like the Faliro Olympic Complex and Flisvos Marina. Enjoy leisure time to explore the marina, and take advantage of your local guide’s insider expertise.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$54.03
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$54.03
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Athens Highlights Evening Tour with Meze Dinner - Private Experience

Athens Highlights Evening Tour with Meze Dinner - Private Experience

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Experience Athens at its most enchanting — as darkness falls — on this 4-hour evening walking tour. Admire views of the illuminated Parthenon and Acropolis and roam the alleyways of Plaka past tavernas filled with cheerful locals. Continue by classical sites bathed in moonlight and learn about their role during Athen’s Golden Age between 500 and 300 BC. Lastly, discover Monastiraki’s flea market and join the locals at a bar in picturesque Psyrri, savoring a drink and traditional ‘mezedes’ appetizers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.08
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$168.08
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Philosophy and Democracy tour of Athens

Philosophy and Democracy tour of Athens

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In this tour, we: a. Will see many of the most important landmarks of ancient Athens and give you tips for sightseeings, activities, food, night life etc. b. Will provide an overview of the city’s ancient history and discuss about its greatest achievements such as Philosophy, Democracy, Sciences, Art etc. c. Will examine some of the ancient philosophical theories under a new light due to surprising latest scientific discoveries d. Discuss the ancient Democracy compared to the modern
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.01
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Full Day Private Athens Shore Excursion

Full Day Private Athens Shore Excursion

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If your cruise is only stopping in Athens for a day or so, this shore excursion offers a whistle-stop journey around all of the major landmarks of the cradle of Western civilization. Waste no time on a snails-pace group tour of one or two major landmarks; instead, see as much of the city as possible with private transport and a carefully planned itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
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$198.69
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Agora of Athens 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 183 Agora of Athens tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Agora of Athens costs USD 7.20. Guided Agora of Athens tours start around USD 7.20 per person. See all 183 Agora of Athens tickets and tours on Viator.
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