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Ancient Athens, Markets and Ruins Small Group Tour

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Visit Athens' bustling centre, Pick up souvenirs in the Monastiraki flea market. See specialist goods on Ifaistou or Pandrossos Streets. Step back in time at the ancient Agora. Wander past 17th century houses. Explore the mighty Acropolis.

Description

Explore Athens from top to bottom. 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.

Meet your local guide at Kotzia Square, then head to the Mayor of Athens' neo-classical building on Athina Street, one of the busiest in Athens. Starting at 09:00 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 again of the Greek life with the same commerce of food that existed thousands of years before.

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. Filled with all these warm colors, tastes, and smells, the next stop is Monastiraki Square. 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. Explore the square's flea market, mingle with merchants and see ancient monuments. Explore Ifaistou or Pandrossos Streets to discover shops selling all kind of specialties such as leather sandals, hand-made icons, Greek music instruments and antiquities.

The next stop is the ancient Agora, where merchants were trading in Greek and Roman times. Walk through the area to Thisson passing by 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 will let you see the mighty Acropolis'* exterior. Walking around the site learn about the history and the myths, for each temple. The adventure 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.

Includes

  • Coffee or Softdrink

  • English-speaking guide
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Promo: Small Group Tour

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Coffee or Softdrink / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 09:15

    Check in at Kotzia Square

  • 09:30

    The Mayor of Athens' Neo-Classical Building

    Have the opportunity to see the Mayor of Athens' Neo-classical building on Athina street.

  • Flea Markets

    Wander through the flea markets and find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetables. meat, cheese, and other fresh products there is as your guide lead you through the market.

  • Monastiraki Square

    Proceed to Monastiraki Square after. The square's name derives from the Greek word for monastery. In addition, the center of the square sits the Pantanassa monastery.

  • Tzistarakis Mosque

    Continue to this 18th-century mosque, which is now operating as a ceramics museum. It is also home to the Adrian Library, a Corinthian-style inspired archaic temple.

  • Ifaistou or Pandrossos Streets

    Explore the square's flea markets and discover a variety of shops where you can find and buy leather goods, hand-made icons and Greek music instruments and antiquities.

  • Agora and Thission

    This area was known to be the trading place during the Greek and Roman times. Wander through the streets of Thission and find yourself surrounded by 17th and 18th-century houses. Once a forgotten city but was restored for the past 10 years.

  • Acropolis

    See the exterior of the Acropolis and hear about its history and myths while walking around the site. End the tour by exploring the place on your own or go back to your hotel with the advice of your guide.

  • 12:30

    Tour Ends in Acropolis

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Small Group Tour

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Coffee or Softdrink / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 09:15

    Check in at Kotzia Square

  • 09:30

    The Mayor of Athens' Neo-Classical Building

    Have the opportunity to see the Mayor of Athens' Neo-classical building on Athina street.

  • Flea Markets

    Wander through the flea markets and find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetables. meat, cheese, and other fresh products there is as your guide lead you through the market.

  • Monastiraki Square

    Proceed to Monastiraki Square after. The square's name derives from the Greek word for monastery. In addition, the center of the square sits the Pantanassa monastery.

  • Tzistarakis Mosque

    Continue to this 18th-century mosque, which is now operating as a ceramics museum. It is also home to the Adrian Library, a Corinthian-style inspired archaic temple.

  • Ifaistou or Pandrossos Streets

    Explore the square's flea markets and discover a variety of shops where you can find and buy leather goods, hand-made icons and Greek music instruments and antiquities.

  • Agora and Thission

    This area was known to be the trading place during the Greek and Roman times. Wander through the streets of Thission and find yourself surrounded by 17th and 18th-century houses. Once a forgotten city but was restored for the past 10 years.

  • Acropolis

    See the exterior of the Acropolis and hear about its history and myths while walking around the site. End the tour by exploring the place on your own or go back to your hotel with the advice of your guide.

  • 12:30

    Tour Ends in Acropolis

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Schedule

  • 09:15

    Check in at Kotzia Square

  • 09:30

    The Mayor of Athens' Neo-Classical Building

    Have the opportunity to see the Mayor of Athens' Neo-classical building on Athina street.

  • Flea Markets

    Wander through the flea markets and find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetables. meat, cheese, and other fresh products there is as your guide lead you through the market.

  • Monastiraki Square

    Proceed to Monastiraki Square after. The square's name derives from the Greek word for monastery. In addition, the center of the square sits the Pantanassa monastery.

  • Tzistarakis Mosque

    Continue to this 18th-century mosque, which is now operating as a ceramics museum. It is also home to the Adrian Library, a Corinthian-style inspired archaic temple.

  • Ifaistou or Pandrossos Streets

    Explore the square's flea markets and discover a variety of shops where you can find and buy leather goods, hand-made icons and Greek music instruments and antiquities.

  • Agora and Thission

    This area was known to be the trading place during the Greek and Roman times. Wander through the streets of Thission and find yourself surrounded by 17th and 18th-century houses. Once a forgotten city but was restored for the past 10 years.

  • Acropolis

    See the exterior of the Acropolis and hear about its history and myths while walking around the site. End the tour by exploring the place on your own or go back to your hotel with the advice of your guide.

  • 12:30

    Tour Ends in Acropolis

  • (For Check-In) Kotzia Square (Kotzia Square, Athina, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece) Time: 09:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Acropolis (Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece) Time: 12:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Kotzia Square (Kotzia Square, Athina, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece) Time: 09:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Acropolis (Acropolis of Athens, Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece) Time: 12:30:00

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  • In general, there are few dress restrictions in Europe. Please note though that in many churches, modest dress is required; no shorts or skimpy tops are permitted.

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  • Please note that a tour inside the Acropolis is not included in the tour price. If you wish to tour inside the Acropolis, this will have to be done separately at your own time.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

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