Downtown Athens

Photo Friendly 3:30 Hours 4+ People

Get to know the heart of downtown Athens in few hours on this sight-packed tour with our experienced local guide. See some of the top Athens attractions such as the Panathenaic Stadium and the Greek Parliament, and enjoy strolling through the Greek National Gardens and the picturesque neighbourhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki. Watch the Change of Guards at the Unknown Soldier Monument and capture unique photos.

Tour Details
Our tour starts outside Syntagma Metro Station. Our tour guide will be holding a Parthenon Tours sign. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure time of the tour.  Admire the change of Evzones guards, stationed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Parliament. Stroll through the Greek National Gardens and take in the plants, flowers and trees that have been collected from all over the world. Admire Zapeion Megaron that was used during the 1896’s Olympics as the main fencing hall and is currently used as a conference and exhibition center. Walk down Herodes Atticus road and see the Greek Presidential Residence. The tour continues to the Panathenaic Stadium, where you will learn about the first modern Olympic Games. The first part of our tour ends at the Temple of Olympian Zeus the largest of the ancient Greek temples, one of the first to be conceived and the last to be completed. After a quick break for beverages our tour continues in the picturesque shaded streets of Plaka one of the most iconic areas of Athens. Discover the secrets of classical antiquities such as the Ancient circular Lysicrate’s Monument. Your tour will finally take you to the vibrant Monastiraki area, where you will have the chance to get to know Hadrian’s library, the Roman Forum and the Flea Market. Our tour ends at Monastiraki Metro Station where our guide will provide you a Parthenon Tours souvenir.
  • Experienced local guide
  • Admire Zapeion Megaron, the Presidential Residence, the Panathenaic Stadium, Zeus Temple and Hadrian’s Arch
  • Stroll through the Greek National Gardens and the picturesque neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki
  • Discover the secrets of Lysicrate’s Monument, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Forum, and the Flea Market area
  • Experience Greek hospitality
Practical Info
  • Included:  experienced local guide
  • Not Included: Hotel pick-up and drop off service, entrance fees, gratuities
  • What to bring: ID or passport, voucher (printed or e-ticket), comfortable shoes, sunglasses and hat, sunscreen
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time
  • Languages: English. 
  • Private Tour is offered in different languages upon request. 
  • Beverages provided
  • Surprise quality gift
  • COVID -19 measures apply*

Trip Itinerary

09:45 AM -Syntagma Metro Station

Meet with your guide

10:00 AM – Unknown Soldier Tomb and the Greek Parliament

Change of guards and photoshooting

10:15 AM – Downtown Tour

Stroll through the Greek National Gardens. See Zapeion Megaron, pass through Herodes Atticus road and see the Presidential Residence. The tour continues to the Panathenaic Stadium and reach Zeus Temple and Hadrian’s Arch

11:45 AM- Break


12:00 PM – Downtown Tour Resumes

Walk through Plaka and admire Lysicrate’s Monument, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Forum, and the Flea Market area in Monastiraki

13:15 PM – Monastiraki Metro Station

Farewell gifts

Pricing Chart

3:30h Tour
4 People +
  • Local Guide
  • Beverages
  • Surprise Gift
3:30h Private Tour
up to 6 people
  • Local Guide
  • Beverages
  • Luxury Gift

Meeting Point

In Parthenon Tours your safety is our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  
  • Our guides are fully vaccinated and are regularly tested for Covid-19.
  • Our guides wear safety masks at all times and follow all the necessary sanitary protocols and precautions.
  • Your transport is professionally sanitized before your trip.
  • We require that you wear a protective mask in mandatory venues and crowded places, and that you keep the required distance from your fellow travelers so that everyone can safely enjoy the tour experience.
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“We only had a day to tour Athens. What a terrific tour. Saw so much and the overall quality and delivery of the tour was awesome. Thanks to our guide at Parthenon Tours who did an amazing job. Thank you!”
Miguel Alfonso
“Great guide excellent knowledge of the areas traveled. It was a great tour. The tour covered all the areas we expected.!”
Anna Crivei
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