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Explore Athens from top to bottom on this cultural tour of Athens. Wander through flea markets, window-shop for leather goods and handmade icons and explore the city’s rich ancient past. See Agora where merchants bargained in Greek and Roman times, wander past the 17th and 18th century houses of Thisson and finish at the mighty Acropolis. This is an Athens travel experience you won't forget!
- Visit the bustling city centreand pick up souvenirs in the Monastiraki flea market on this unique Athens tour
- See specialist goods on Ifaistou or Pandrossos Streets
- Step back in time at the ancient Agora
- Wander past 17th century houses and explore the mighty Acropolis on this ultimate Athens travel adventure
Tour style:Walking, Local Life & Culture, History & Heritage
English speaking local guide
Tips, foods, drinks, entrance fees
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 2.5-3 hours
- Pickup location:
Kotzia square. Pick up is in Kotzia square, in Athina Avenue between metros staions of Omonia and Monastiraki, in front of the Mayor Building. Meet in the square at the Fountain.
- Pickup Time: 9.00 AM
- Drop off location:
Acropolis area where you are free to enter the site for further exploration.
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Athens Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
In general, there are few dress restrictions in Europe and dress codes are similar to those you are used to at home. Please note though that in many churches modest dress is required; no shorts or skimpy tops are permitted.
- Child policy:
Travellers must be 12 years old or older.
- Language: English
We start your local Athens tour by meeting your local guide at Ktozia Square, then head to the Mayor of Athens’ neo-classical building on Athina Street, one of the busiest in Athens.
Starting at 9 am when the city’s shops and markets are bustling with Athenians, ready for a day of business just as they have done for the past 2,000 years. You will experience the spirit of Greek life with the same commerce of food that existed thousands of years before, and a classic Athens sightseeing must.
Dive into the Athenian way of life as your guide takes you through the markets. Here you will find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetable, meat, cheese and fresh on offer. Experiencing local produce is one of the best things to do in Athens.
Filled with all these warm colours, tastes, and smells, the next stop is Monastiraki Square, the next stop on our Athens walking tour. The name of the square derives from the Greek word for monastery, in fact in the center of the square sits the Pantanassa monastery. Not far away is the 18th century Tzistarakis mosque, now a ceramics museum. The square is also home to the Adrian library, an archaic temple constructed in the Corinthian-style.
Next, we explore the square’s flea market, mingle with merchants and see ancient monuments as you uncover some Athens history. It is then off to Ifaistou or Pandrossos Streets to discover shops selling all kind of specialties such as leather sandals, hand made icons, Greek music instruments and antiquities. This is the perfect place to pick up a momento of your Athens travel experience.
The next stop on our Athens tour is the ancient Agora, where merchants were trading in Greek and Roman times. Walk through the area to Thisson passing houses from the 17th and the 18th century along the way. Thission used to be a forgotten neighborhood of Athens but in the past 10 years it has been completely renovated, with many pedestrian streets, and restored houses.
The final stop is the mighty Acropolis. Walking around the site learn about the history, and the myths, for each temple. See the Athina Nike, the Caryatides and the Parthenon, constructed in the Golden Age of Athens under Pericles.
Our Athens tour ends here where you are free to continue on your own personal exploration or the guide can give you advice on the best way to get back to your hotel.
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This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this trip
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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