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Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group Walking Tour

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Exploring Athens without a guide means you may miss out on lesser-known sights and vital background on its classical treasures. This tour walks along the perimeter of the Acropolis and also visits hidden gems: Peruse the food and flea markets in and around Monastiraki, and see the Agora and Hadrian’s Library, hearing guide commentary along the way. And because it’s a small-group tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions.
You'll start at
Kotzia Square
Athens 105 51, GreeceKotzia Square, in Athina Avenue between metros staions of Omonia and Monastiraki, in front of the Mayor Building. Your guide will meet you at the fountain in this square. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///smaller.signal.hinders
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  • 1
    Kotzia Square
    Stop: 2 minutes -
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  • 2
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Central Market
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Hadrian's Library
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Tzisdarakis Mosque (o Moschea della Fontana di sotto)
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Avysinias Square
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Ancient Agora of Athens
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 9
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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You'll end at
Acropolis of Athens
Athens 105 58, GreeceThe Acropolis
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  • Discover a lesser-known side of Athens on a walking tour
  • Explore Monastiraki’s markets and the Agora
  • Enjoy views of Acropolis and learn about its history
  • Limited to 12 for a personalized feel, with a coffee or soda included
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Kotzia Square, Athens 105 51, Greece
2h 30m
Return Details
Acropolis of Athens, Athens 105 58, Greece
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Coffee or soft drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Central Market
  • Entry/Admission - Monastiraki
  • Entry/Admission - Hadrian's Library
  • Entry/Admission - Tzisdarakis Mosque (o Moschea della Fontana di sotto)
  • Entry/Admission - Avysinias Square
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Entry/Admission - Plaka
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: All the stores you visit on this tour are 100% locally owned and run. Supporting small-scale, locally-run businesses helps to preserve the traditional character of old Athens.
  • By joining this tour, you are supporting a street vendor who sells traditional Koulouri sesame rings, which helps increase his income.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally-produced crafts.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that this tour does not go inside the Acropolis.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Athens Urban Adventures
Hanh Le
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Fantastic tour
This tour is fantastic and i will recommend my friend to join. Our tour guide was very good and enthusiastic.
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Darryl & Roz
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Randers, Denmark
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An amazing tour with a very passionate and professional guide Evalina. We visited several hidden gems and
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The tour was fabulous. Babis was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. The pace was great and
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Egaleo, Greece
The best tour of my life
Very professionals, kind, understanding and above all, experts on their field! Oh, I've learned so much about my
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George was very full of knowledge and like a local friend to us sharing his interesting stories about Athens and
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Basel, Switzerland
Amazing morning in Athens
I had an amazing morning in Athens. On this tour you will see Athens from a different and more local perspective.
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Fantastic tour
This tour is so special. We tasted many different types of food, sweets and real Greek coffee. The food was
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Great, Unique Tour
This tour was so much fun. Nikoleta was a wonderful guide. We had a challenging group as I’m a vegetarian but she
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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