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Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

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Athina, Greece
Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments

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Overview

Explore the heart of historical Athens and its ancient Agora on this private walking tour. With your own private guide, learn about Athens’ long history and colorful culture as you stroll by the markets and squares of Monastiraki, and delve into the charming lanes of the Plaka, the city’s Old Town. Discover churches, Ottoman-era monuments and Roman ruins, and explore the Agora, once the main square of ancient Athens. View the antiquities here, and visit the archaeological museum at the restored Stoa of Attalos, the forum’s ancient shopping mall.
  • Private walking tour of Athens' classic Ottoman and Roman monuments
  • See the ancient Agora, the site which was developed in 6th century BC
  • Soak up the sights and smells of the colorful oriental food and spice near Avyssinias Square
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private walking tour
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Local guide
Private tour
Entrance fees (approx. 10 euros) payable in cash directly on the day of the tour
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Syntagma Square , Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece

Departure time : 9:30 AM - Please be at the meeting point 15 min. prior to given departure time (if you would like to arrange a different departure time, please notify us accordingly at the time of booking) Inside the Syntagma Metro Station, next to the ticket validating machines, underneath the hanging clock. The tour guide or office representative will be holding an orange colored sign to identify them.

9:30 AM
Ancient Agora of Athens , Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece

After conclusion of the visit to the Museum of Attalos, your guide will depart, leaving you to enjoy and further explore the site and the old part of the city.

Meet your private guide near Syntagma Metro station in central Athens, and start your walking tour with a look around the station’s small museum.

Showcasing some of the finds excavated in the area, this fascinating space displays some interesting ancient artifacts. View the age-old remains of burial tombs, a 2,000-year-old beehive and the remnants of Roman mosaics believed to date to the 5th century BC.

Then, stroll to nearby Mitropoleos Square, home to Athens Cathedral. This ornate church was built in 1862 and is the seat of the archbishop of the city’s Greek Orthodox Church.

Continue from here into Monastiraki, a buzzing neighborhood of shop-filled lanes. Wander through the flea market and view Ottoman-era buildings such as the Tzistarakis Mosque and Fethiye Mosque. Delve deep into the Plaka, where a tangle of paved lanes make up the heart of Athens Old Town. See the Doorway of the Medrese, the entrance to a former Turkish theological school; and take photos of the remaining columns of Hadrian’s Library, built by the Emperor Hadrian in 132 AD.

Head into the Agora, the site of the commercial, political and social heart of ancient Athens. Inspect the ruins with your guide as you hear how the area was developed in the 6th century BC. View the Tower of the Winds that served as the forum’s timepiece, and visit the archaeological museum in the Stoa of Attalos, the now-reconstructed ancient shopping hall.

Afterward, make your way through Avyssinias Square to Athinas Street. Soak up the aromas and colors of the food and spice markets and end your tour here when you say goodbye to your guide.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
Pass by the Metropolis Athens Cathedral of Athens
Pass By:  
Plaka
Old Turkish neighborhood
Stop At:  
Ancient Agora of Athens
Market place, where ancient Greeks used to do their trades, but also used to gather to discuss city matters, thus, creating the idea of Democracy.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Temple of Hephaestus
Temple of Hephaestus
Stop At:  
Stoa of Attalos
See a rich selection of artifacts used in the daily life of the Athenians
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Kostas was a superior guide and made...
Olivia D Z
, Oct 2013
Kostas was a superior guide and made this tour very memorable.
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Guide was very knowledgeable and the...
Anne S
, Jul 2012
Guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was very educational.
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The walking tour was fantastic. Our...
Donald H
, Jul 2012
The walking tour was fantastic. Our guide was extremely interesting. We had 4 of us of which two wer 15 and 16. He made it very easy for them to understand and enjoy

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