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Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group Walking Tour provided by Athens Urban Adventures

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Overview
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.
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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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    Kotzia Square
    Stop: 2 minutes -
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  • 2
    Athens
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Central Market
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Monastiraki
    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
    Plaka
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Acropolis
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Acropolis of Athens
Athens 105 58, GreeceThe Acropolis
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Acropolis of Athens, Athens 105 58, Greece
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Coffee or soft drink
Exclusions
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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DPbears wrote a review 25 Mar
3 contributions
Having George as our local guide was fantastic! Getting to a hidden away rooftop cafe to enjoy some Greek coffee and an incredible view was a highlight.
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Date of experience: March 2020
adpjohns wrote a review 17 Mar
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Had a great time with Babis strolling through Athens on a crisp Saturday morning! Friendly and full of great information and tidbits that really added to my experience. I was in town for a full 5 more days and always knew where I was thanks to this tour. Would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Darryl & Roz wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
What an incredible way to experience Athens then AND now! Layers upon layers of culture to learn, and Babis made all the difference...with all his knowledge coupled with his personality & passion...what a GREAT experience never to be forgotten!!! P.S. Be sure to bring you best
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from purple_indian, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
From behalf of Babis and Urban Adventures Team, Thank you darrylandroz , for finding time for the feedback and choosing Urban Adventures inAthens. Our primal goal, is to always offer an insight of our city and create new friendships and amazing memories with our Guests. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed our Athens Ruins and Market Tour and our guide's hospitality and knowledge, made your experience and stay, memorable. Sunny Regards & Safe Travels, We can only hope to see you soon, on your next Athens Urban Adventure <3
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Monique wrote a review Feb 2020
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The tour was fabulous. Babis was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. The pace was great and very varied. I loved the back streets and would never have found them without this tour. Thanks so much for a great introduction to Athens
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from purple_indian, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group Walking Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear MoniqueLesley, We are so excited to read that your exploration of Athens with Babis, was an interesting experience, that will hopefully bring you back to Athens and Greece, in the future, for more historical, cultural and exploration (believe me this is just an appetizer) !!! We wish you safe travels and we can't thank you enough, for taking the time to leave a review for our Tour and our amazing guide. Urban Adventures Team takes pride in showing you the authentic side of each city! Sunny Regards from Babis and Athens Urban Adventures
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iceappeal wrote a review Jan 2020
Basel, Switzerland89 contributions15 helpful votes
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I had an amazing morning in Athens. On this tour you will see Athens from a different and more local perspective. First we strolled through the beautiful markets in the city center. There you find amazing herbs and spices, a lot of nuts, handmade soaps, olives, olive oils and so
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Response from purple_indian, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets Small-Group Walking Tour
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Dear iceappeal, In Urban Adventures, we are excited and honoured to read, this lovely review, which so kindly, you made the time to write. Nothing makes us more happy than that your Ruins and Markets Tour Experience, shared with George, was a great introduction to our city, history and culture. It is very important for us to read, that you got a "flavour" of Greece and the Athenian way of life(non touristic hidden gems and venues) and enjoyed it so much. Thank you so much, for finding the time for feedback and trusting us with your Best. Day. Ever. !!! From Urban Adventures and George, Safe Travels and Στο επανιδείν (See you soon)......
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This tour is fantastic and i will recommend my friend to join. Our tour guide was very good and enthusiastic.
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What an incredible way to experience Athens then AND now! Layers upon layers of culture to learn, and Babis made
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