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Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

1. Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Embark on an electric bike tour of Athens that combines the city’s ancient and modern sites, and enjoy panoramic views, picturesque streets, and well-known archeological sights along the way. Following a short briefing and test ride at the centrally located meeting point, cruise through a park to familiarize yourself with the bike before the start of your tour proper. Glide effortlessly up the hill to Pnyka and Filoppappou, where there will be time to admire the views and take panoramic photos. Go to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Areios Pagos (Supreme Court) on the slopes of the Acropolis, before heading to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Along the way, discover some of the city’s more modern monuments, and look at the Evzones (guards) standing in front of the Parliament building in their colorful tunics. Travel through the National Gardens to arrive at the Panathinaic Stadium, site of the very 1st Olympic Games. Then, cycle back through the narrow streets of Plaka to discover a picturesque neighborhood just steps from the Acropolis. Stop to look at the Tower of Winds and discover the Roman and ancient markets, before heading back.

Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

2. Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

Your first stop is at the Acropolis of Athens. The city’s rich history is documented on every step of the Acropolis of Athens, on every piece of marble gracing the Parthenon. You will have some time to explore the Acropolis Museum. Then, head to the Hellenic Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Take a quick stop for a photo before continuing on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a former colossal temple at the center of Athens. You will also stop at the Panathenaic Stadium and then Mount Lycabettus, to take a look at the city from above. You will then set off for the Archaeological Site of Sounion. Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio - an example of classical architecture of the 5th Century B.C. Upon your return to the city of Athens, you will stop at an idyllic place: Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera.

Athens: Best Sights of the City

3. Athens: Best Sights of the City

Visit the best places in Athens, stroll around the most scenic areas and learn interesting facts for one of the most historical cities around the world. During this 3-hour walking tour, you will see the city’s most iconic landmarks, visit some of the city's most picturesque neighborhoods and discover the hidden gems of the city only locals know. Visit the Greek Parliament and the presidential guards, see a green oasis in the center of the city, the residence of the Greek Prime Minister and the Panathenaic stadium as you walk through one of the most high-end streets of Athens. Explore the place where the first Olympic village was set, admire its architecture and the beautiful frescos.  Stroll around Plaka’s small alleys, admire the vibrant colors of the houses, see locals playing the traditional bouzouki and enjoy some of the best views of Athens. End this beautiful walking experience at one of the most striking architectural and cultural buildings of Athens, the Acropolis museum.

Athens Highlights Self-Guided Treasure Hunt and City Tour

4. Athens Highlights Self-Guided Treasure Hunt and City Tour

Play a fun treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting some of the major attractions in Athens on this self-guided walking tour. Explore the city at your own pace while using brains and teamwork to get to the end of the game. To get started, simply download the app and start the game at a time that's convenient to you (download instructions received via email after booking). Head over to the first location to begin the game and work your way through the streets of Athens. As you explore, answer riddles at each place to unlock the next location. Use the app to help you navigate between attractions. Anywhere along the tour route, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to fully take in the sights. By the end of your adventure, you'll have learned about the ancient city of Athens and some of the most memorable attractions of the city. The tour includes stops at the Hellenic Parliament, the Monument to Unknown Soldier, Ermou Street, Monastiraki Square, Pláka, the Church of Saint Nicholas Ragava, Areos Pagos Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon, and Dionysiou Areopagitou Street.

Athens: Full-Day Private Tour with Personal Driver

5. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour with Personal Driver

Visit the most important sites of Athens on a city tour and learn from your personal driver who has deep knowledge of local history and knows all the information you want to hear. Enjoy an intimate Athens tour customized to the needs and interests of your group. After getting picked up in a private luxury vehicle, your sightseeing in Athens will start with the hill of the Acropolis of Athens. On the historical hill, get the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum, and the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena. Afterward, head towards the Temple of Zeus by way of Hadrian’s Arch. From there you’ll visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Then, driving alongside the National Garden, witness the changing of the guard (Evzones) in front of the old palace (now the parliament house), above the central square of Athens. Get driven to Panepistimiou Street, one of the most historical streets of Athens, where you will see numerous neoclassical buildings still standing and dating back to the late 19th century. Spot the architectural trilogy of Athens: the National Library of Greece, the University of Athens, and the Academy of Athens. Then, moving into the historical center of the city, drive up the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, from the hill of the Acropolis of Athens to the Aegean Sea. You will be feeling hungry by now, so take a lunch break at a Greek traditional tavern with authentic Greek dishes (costs not included). After lunch, visit the two historically old neighborhoods of Athens, Plaka and Monastiraki, where the famous Andrianou Street is located. Visit a local flea market (shopping area) where you will also get to see the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds. Don’t miss the Ancient Greek Agora, considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and free speech. In the Ancient Agora of Athens, stop at the Temple of Hephaestus, the best-preserved temple in Greece still sanding largely as it was originally built, and at a small museum housed under the Portico of Attalos. Eventually, you'll get to the New Acropolis Museum, a brand new museum opened in 2009 to host all the findings that have been excavated on the hill of the acropolis and its slopes. This museum is considered one of the best in the world.

Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

6. Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

Discover the highlights of Athens on this family-friendly tour as you see sights like the acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, Prime Minister’s residence, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Journey through the Greek Riviera on the way to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Be picked up from you accommodation in Athens or Pireas in an air-conditioned Mercedes and head to the Acropolis. See the Parthenon that was dedicated to the goddess Athena at Parthenos and the entrance to the sacred area at Propylea. View the columns of the 420 BC temple of Athena and Nike. Stroll pass the Erechtheion with its maidens statues, the Roman theater of Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and an ancient Greek Theatre of Dionysus. Step into Greek mythology as you see the Hill of Ares where the god Ares is said to have had a trial. Visit the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Drive by the Prime Minister’s residence at Maximou Mansion which was the former royal palace. Continue past the House of Parliament and stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guard. Head up to the highest point of in Athens at Lycabettus Hill to capture pictures of panoramic city views. Get out of the city on a scenic coastal road through the Greek Riviera. Travel through some of Athens’ suburbs and resort areas like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Lagonisi on your way to the stunning coastal temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Have the option to stop to purchase lunch or have a coffee break on the waterfront. Return to your accommodation in Athens.

Athens City and Acropolis: 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Athens City and Acropolis: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Begin your tour of Athens in front of the Parliament building in Syntagma Square, where you’ll see the changing of the guard. From the city’s central historical district you’ll walk from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to the National Gardens, where you’ll enjoy a pleasant stroll to the neoclassical Zappeion Hall. Visit Europe’s oldest temple, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and the old Plaka district. The 3-hour guided tour continues with a visit to the Acropolis, where you’ll see the wonders of the Golden Age of Pericles. See the Propylea, the Temple of Nike, and the Parthenon. From the top of the hill you’ll have breathtaking views of the city and the sea. In addition, you’ll visit the Observatory, and Democracy, Philopappos, and Mars hills. Admire the Theater of Dionysos and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, where ancient Greek drama was first staged. Your guided tour ends on the hill of the Acropolis.

Acropolis & Athens City Sightseeing Tour with Russian Guide

8. Acropolis & Athens City Sightseeing Tour with Russian Guide

Following your hotel pick-up, enjoy transportation in a private luxury air-conditioned vehicle for your guided 3.5-hour tour with a professional Russian guide. Your first stop is Panathinaiko Stadium, the cradle of the first modern Olympic games, which took place in 1896. Pass by the Greek Parliament in the former Royal Palace of Syntagma Square and watch the fanciful Evzoni Guards in their amber tunics. Continue to the stately Zappion Conference Center in the National Gardens of Greece. Proceed past the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arc and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by more Evzones. Pass by the handsome Numismatic Museum at Schlieman's House, the Catholic Cathedral of Agios Dionysios Aeropagitis, Constitution Square and finally reach the breathtaking Acropolis. The Acropolis archaeological site is one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Visit the monumental marble gates of the Propylaea, the Temples of Athena Nike, the impressive Parthenon, and see also the famous Porch of Maidens at the Temple of Erechtheion. The tour officially ends here and you can continue exploring on your own, or if you prefer you can be dropped back at your hotel.

Athens: City Highlights Tour for First-Time Visitors

9. Athens: City Highlights Tour for First-Time Visitors

Embark on a sightseeing adventure through Athens on this action-packed three hour tour that has been designed for first-time visitors. Stroll around the Greek capital with a knowledgeable, local guide, and visit some of the city’s most important and iconic monuments. In addition to Athens’ landmarks, the tour takes you to off-the-beaten-path locations including picturesque courtyards and charming alleyways. As you explore, listen to your guide share fascinating insight into Athens’ history, traditions, and local culture. By the end of the tour, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and recommendations to enhance your vacation in this ancient wonderland. Highlights of the tour include the Hellenic Parliament, National Garden, Herodou Attikou Street, Presidential Mansion, Kallimarmaro Stadium, Zappeion Conference and Exhibition Center, Arch of Hadrian, Roman Agora, Pnyx, and more.

From Cruise Port: Athens City, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

10. From Cruise Port: Athens City, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

This is an ideal combo tour to see the city center sights in just a few hours. At the Acropolis of Athens, you’ll explore the graceful and enduring Parthenon which is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Then, you’ll dive deeper into its worldly significance at the Acropolis Museum where marble masterpieces from the Acropolis tell a compelling story on their own.  The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards. Next, your guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you will walk towards the Acropolis through the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou. Then you'll benefit from skip-the-line entry into the Acropolis, encountering many monuments as you go through and enjoying panoramic views of the city, perfect for photos.  Afterwards you'll have the chance to get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum. Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach. Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout.

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What people are saying about Hellenic Parliament

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 526 reviews

Had a great day! Picked up near our B&B. Beautiful authentic boat. Delicious lunch, freshly prepared, on board and something for everyone on the different islands. Cycling, swimming, site seeing, history... We were served at our beck and call by Sam and associates! During lunch the tzatziki was gone, but Sam made sure I got a whole portion to take home when I said goodbye. Really great and definitely recommended!

you can see much more by bike without getting tired.!! Nestea was nice, friendly & funny. It was a small group, 8 people & although I was worried about cycling on busy Athens roads we kept off these scary places & did parks & small or pedestrianised roads. A very pleasant way to spend the morning. Thanks

Great experience from a knowledge guide. Group was small and had an intimate feel. We made plenty of stops and never felt rushed. Bikes were good quality. Electric assist motors made the ride a breeze. 10/10 Recommend.

A really fun light hearted fly through the city on quieter roads and lanes. A great way to spend a morning

Great bike tour of the city & fantastic hosts with lots of knowledge & fun