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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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$7.24
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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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$10.26
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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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$18.11
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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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$42.85
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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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$67.60
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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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$56.73
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$56.73
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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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$36.13
$44.06
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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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$78.46
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Athens Complete City Center Tour - 100% Electric Tuk (3 hours)

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Athens Complete City Center Tour - 100% Electric Tuk (3 hours)

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Visit Athens on a different and unique way, take a ride with us around the city Center, you will enjoy from an unique 360º view, you can ask us to stop and enjoy the sights whenever you want. Our Tuk Tuks are 100% Electric, Eco Friendly, we provide only private tours for you to enjoy from the best experience while visiting the city. Athens is full of history, culture and amazing monuments. Ideal for families, friends and small groups.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.32
$59.15
$11.83 savings
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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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$65.18
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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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$38.63
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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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$72.49
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Best of Athens City Segway Tour

Best of Athens City Segway Tour

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Enjoy a sightseeing adventure in Athens on the world’s most intuitive electric vehicle. After a quick training session, strap on a helmet—it’s included in the tour price—and cruise to must-see sites like the Acropolis, the Ancient Angora, Panathinaikon stadium, and Mars Hill. Cover more ground than you could on two feet and stop by hidden corners of the city that you won’t read about in a guidebook.
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  • 3 hours
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$102.60
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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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$14.47
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Private: Walking Tour Ancient Agora-Athens Central Market & Food Tour

Private: Walking Tour Ancient Agora-Athens Central Market & Food Tour

This tour will give us the opportunity to visit the Ancient Agora of Athens which is the largely green area in between Monastiraki and the Acropolis, as well as discover the secrets of Greek gastronomic tradition.
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  • 4 hours
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$256.82
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$256.82
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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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$71.22
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$71.22
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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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$15.69
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.32
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Play & Learn in the Ancient Agora of Athens: Private Family Workshop

Play & Learn in the Ancient Agora of Athens: Private Family Workshop

Up your parenting game during your trip to Athens with an activity that is both fun and educational for your little ones; join us for an interactive adventure in the Ancient Agora! Let your kids learn about the mythical creatures of ancient Greece, classical Greek architecture and the ancient Athenians’ daily life through a series of interactive games. 'Family-friendly' doesn't even begin to describe it!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$289.70
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.33
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Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Hop on an e-bike for a leisurely morning cycle through the historical center of Athens. With the bike’s electric motor, you’ll save your energy for sightseeing on a route that takes in landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Athens Acropolis, National Garden, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Ample photo stops are included through the tour, and you’ll also get a break for a coffee or ice cream, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$47.80
$54.32
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.60
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.06
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$350.06
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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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$44.06
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$44.06
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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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$56.73
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$56.73
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Group or Private Best of Athens: Early Parthenon, Ancient Greek Agora & Plaka

Group or Private Best of Athens: Early Parthenon, Ancient Greek Agora & Plaka

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Delve deep into the history of ancient Athens in this half-day tour with an expert guide. Experience the Parthenon at its quietest, step inside the Greek agora to see the Temple of Hephaestus, and explore the buzzing heart of Athens with a walk through the vibrant neighborhood of Plaka. If you want to see Athens as it was over 2,000 years ago, this is the experience for you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.95
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Athens: Acropolis Hill & Museum, Zeus Temple, Agora Audio Tours (no tickets)

Athens: Acropolis Hill & Museum, Zeus Temple, Agora Audio Tours (no tickets)

Experience the grandeur of the Athenian Golden Age as you unlock the secrets of the city’s illustrious ancient sites with four fascinating self-guided audio tours designed by an accredited expert. Simply download them on your phone and let the power of storytelling do its magic as you weave through world heritage landmarks of impeccable beauty. You’ll admire the stunning Parthenon, the Propylaea, the world-famous Acropolis Museum, the Museum of the Agora and Temple of the Olympian Zeus among many other must-see attractions with a fascinating selection of stories rich in history, art, anecdotal tales, and the most fun and quirky facts about Athens from culture industry insiders. Your audio tours will also lead you to the best vantage points, such as the Rock of Ares, the Pnyx and the Acropolis Belvedere from where you’ll be able to take in the most mesmerizing vistas of the city. Kindly note that entry fees to the archaeological sites and museums are not included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.18
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4-Hours Athens Ancient Agora & Aristotle’s Lyceum Private Tour

4-Hours Athens Ancient Agora & Aristotle’s Lyceum Private Tour

This tour applies to people who are interested in the Ancient Philosophical school and Aristotle's Lyceum in particular, combining a prominent museum in Athens comprising of a rich collection of artifacts that relate to Byzantine History & Christian Art.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$374.20
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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 182 Agora of Athens tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Agora of Athens costs USD 7.24. Guided Agora of Athens tours start around USD 7.24 per person. See all 182 Agora of Athens tickets and tours on Viator.
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