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Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group Walking Tour

  • Discover a lesser-known side of Athens on a walking tour
  • Visit Monastiraki, ruins, and more, and learn about Athens’ culture and past
  • Dip into markets and shops, explore the Agora, and circle the Acropolis
Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group Walking Tour
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Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group Walking Tour
Exploring Athens without a guide may mean you miss out on lesser-known sights and vital background on its classical treasures. This small-group tour provides an insider’s look at some hidden gems and lower-profile antiquities, together with the Acropolis. Peruse the food and flea markets in and around Monastiraki, see the Agora and Hadrian’s Library, and walk the Acropolis’ perimeter, all as your guide shares details on the sights.
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central Athens and begin your walking tour along Athinas Street.

Pass the Mayor’s Office and see the locals going about their business as your guide shares details of city life and Athens’ 2,000-year-old culture.
Roam backstreets and buy some foods for a post-tour snack from a fresh produce market, with tips from your guide.

Admire the 1st-century Hadrian’s Library near Monastiraki Square and pass the 18th-century Tzistarakis Mosque before chatting with vendors at various shops. Then, after perusing Monastiraki’s flea market, continue to either Ifaistou or Pandrossos to discover their artisanal stores.

Next, wander around the Agora, once the heart of ancient Athens, and take in views of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis from Thisson. Finally, stroll around the Acropolis perimeter as your guide provides background on the monuments.

Your tour concludes here, leaving you to explore independently either in the Acropolis (own expense) or outside.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Extremely worthwhile introduction to Athens

Vicki Stergiopoulou was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. We saw some interesting places around central Athens that we wouldn't have found on our own, such as the fish market and the colourful fruit and vegetable market. Also we visited the fascinating antique and junk...More

Thank Adi2014222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great way to experience this wonderful city

We met our lovely guide, Vasiliki Stergiopoulou, on our first morning in Athens. She was charming, knowledgable and great fun. The tour was the perfect way to get a feel for the city in terms of geography, history and cultural context. Very highly recommended!

Thank Julia J
Reviewed 9 June 2018
Shown an insight into Athens

We had a great morning with our guide Nikoleta! Athens was just another big city until we spent a few hours with her. We walked some of the local neighbourhoods, saw where the best food is sourced and had a great coffee with amazing Acropolis...More

Thank Erin L
STEFANOS P, Public Relations Manager at Athens Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Helo Erin, Our moto is Best. Day. Ever. and we always try to do it :-) Thank you for taking the time and submitting your feedback! Hope to see you again in our city or on any other Urban Adventures tour around our planet! Greetings...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Streets and Markets tour with Evelina!

We had a great time walking through the markets, and various locations in Athens. We ended up outside the Acropolis and went in after the tour. Evelina was enthusiastic and knowledgable in both historical and I was specially glad to hear about present topics. Evelina...More

Thank Ricardo M
Rebecca S, Manager at Athens Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hello Ricardo. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. All of us at Athens Urban Adventures have one mission. To give our guest their Best Day Ever and I am so happy that you enjoyed our tour and city. Safe...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018
The personals knowledge our guide shared with us were incredible

we've been going around Athens for hours, walked (a lot), test food, and learned a lot of news things. I'm thanks-full to our guide, Evelina who have done an incredible job despite our turbulent group, she managed to please to everyone. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Thomas P
Rebecca S, Manager at Athens Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hello Thomas. We loved reading your comments. Thank you so much for letting us know about your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time with Urban Adventures and our local guide Evelina. Hope to have you back in Athens!

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