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Acropolis & Ancient Agora

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Acropolis & Theater of Dionysus Tour

A must to do tour of Athens! You will see the Parthenon, the temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and the theater of Dionysus

Ancient Agora Group & Acropolis Group Tour

Date: Tuesday 08 April 2014

Time: 09:15am

Ancient Agora and Acropolis Group Tour

Ancient Agora in Athens, Greece and Acropolis Group Tour  is Athens’ most significant sites and a visit there is perfect for first-time visitors who want to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic position of Acropolis in Athens; the history and its role in Greek culture. From Acropolis to Ancient Agora you will walk in the footsteps of ancient and modern Greeks with a local, licensed English speaking Tour Guide.

Meeting Point: Inside Acropolis Metro Station, next to the info desk, please see image attached. Your Tour Guide will be holding an Athens Walking Guide Sign.

You will start your tour inside the Acropolis metro station exploring the daily life of Ancient Athens through the displays of artifacts and casts of the “Parthenon marbles”. Then we take a nice short walk in the pedestrian streets of Makrigianni and Dionysus Areopagitou, nearby Plaka and the new Acropolis Museum, meeting the locals.

Athens Walking Guide enters inside Acropolis from the main entrance and guide you inside Acropolis sharing his in depth knowledge of the Propylaia, the “Nike” Temple, the Parthenon, the Erectheion and all the monuments that are mentioned in our list (the Beule Gate,the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Observatory, the Philopappos monument, the Mars and Pnyx Hills, the Sanctuary of Dionysus, which the great writers Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles performed their dramatic plays back in the 5th century B.C. We will finish the first part of the tour in the viewpoint of Acropolis and you will have free time (up to 20 minutes) to explore the hill on your own (washroom available).

The Ancient Agora tour

After your free time break, we meet in the official exit of Acropolis (Your Athens Walking Guide will show you the way) and we will continue our walking tour towards Ancient Agora. The ancient agora is the cradle of ancient democracy with a marvelous museum of the ancient history in the reconstructed Stoa of Attalus by the money of the sponsor Rockefeller back in the 1950’s. Inside the Agora (marketplace) we will see a church of the 11th century A.D., the Panathenian way, the palace of the giants and the Temple of Hephaestus.

At last we will walk towards the modern historical city of Athens, Monastiraki square and Plaka area where you can have you lunch.

The tour finishes in Monastiraki area , Monastiraki area is a safe area of Athens which lies in the shadow of the Acropolis with easy access to taxi’s and Metro Station.

Special Notes

  • Duration three hours and a forty minutes
  • The tour starts at 09:15 a.m. and finishes approximately at 12:50 p.m., nearby restaurants for your lunch.
  • Acropolis & Ancient Agora Tour is unpatented but original idea of Athens Walking Guide
  • Cost of entrance tickets of the archaeological sites