When in Greece, you’d be remiss to overlook spending some time in the country’s capital, Athens. Make no mistake, the nearby Greek Islands are stunning, but Athens has many jewels of its own to discover. There’s simply no better way to navigate treasures like the Acropolis, Ancient Ago and Temple of Olympian Zeus and unravel their mysteries than with a guided tour.  

Don’t miss these Athens attractions

  • Acropolis
  • Syntagma Square
  • Panathinaiko Stadium
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • The City of Athens Technopolis

Acropolis Now

When one thinks of Athens, the first image that comes to mind is the ancient ruins of the Acropolis and the classically Greek Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. Set aside half a day to climb up the sacred rock, explore what remains of the remarkable and advanced ancient Greek Civilisation, and admire the sweeping city views.

Take a walking tour of Athens and wander the streets of a city with over 3,000 years of history. From antique markers to little back-alley tavernas, Athens is a treasure trove of new and old culture. Athens is a place where modern buildings stand side by side ancient ruins, where modern street art collides with ancient artefacts, where friendly locals uphold tradition and celebrate their heritage. Wandering the streets is a delight.

Sit back and relax

Give those Grecian sandals a rest and discover the city onboard an Athens double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. Take advantage of the onboard commentary to learn everything there is to know about old and new Athens, and once you’re ready, hop on and off at the designated stops as you please.

However you decide to navigate Athens, let your taste buds be open to Greek delicacies and your eyes be fascinated by the remains of the foundations of Western Civilisation. Uncover Athens with a tour and learn about this city’s rich history and culture. 

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