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Ancient Agora and Acropolis Athens Private Guided Tour

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Duration:
4 hours
Tour Category:
Acropolis Athens Private Tours
Departure Time:
09:00
Languages:
English

Ancient Agora and Acropolis Athens Private Guided Tour

Temple of Hephaestus

The Ancient Agora and the Acropolis Athens, a trip to history and the birthplace of Democracy and culture! A unique private tour that lets you experience the top archeological highlights of Athens in six hours.

You will start your tour at Acropolis explore the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Nikae and Propylaea! The Ancient Agora was the commercial, political, and financial center of Ancient Athens. The walk through the monuments will offer you the sense of traveling back in time.

You will visit the Hephaestus Temple – the best preserved Greek Temple from the 5th century BC. Also you will see  the Temple of Apollo Patroos, the Altar and the Stoa of Zeus. Your personal licensed guide will make sure that the ancient stones and stories come alive.

The Ancient Agora is the place where Socrates, Plato and many world renowned philosophers walked and taught. Your licensed guide will then take you to the Attalos Museum which is worthwhile visiting as it houses artefacts of great historical value.

The Acropolis

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Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.

During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and view to the city’s scenic hills: Filopappos, Mars, and Pnyx.

Next you will start the walking to the Ancient Agora with your personal guide. Before the tour in Agora there is no time for lunch so you can have a snack with you or buy one during the tour. We also recommend that you have a bottle of water with you.

Plaka

Narrow graphic street at Anafiotika, Plaka
Anafiotika, Plaka

You will walk through the picturesque Plaka neighborhood, with it’s the narrow streets, ending up at the Ancient Greek Agora.

Ancient Agora: The heart of ancient Athens

Statues at the Entrance of Ancient Agora
Statues at the Entrance of Ancient Agora

Out of all of Athens’ historical ruins, the Ancient Agora firmly defines the city’s status because as the cradle of Western civilization. At this place democracy and justice came to life. Ancient Agora was the absolute commercial, political, religious, and cultural hub wherein the best Greeks which include Plato, Socrates, Demosthenes theorized, spoke out and debated. Walk at the same places where some of the greatest minds of humanity got inspired at one of the most beautiful walks in Athens. Explore the temples, an ancient concert corridor and imagine ancient life below its well-known long, marble colonnaded arcades.  You’ll also see the significant artifacts on the Agora Museum, positioned inside the two-storied Stoa of Attalos which was built within the 2d century BC.

The site turned into occupied without interruption in all intervals of the city’s history. It turned into used as a residential and burial vicinity as early as the Late Neolithic period (3000 B.C.). Early within the sixth century, within the time of Solon, the Agora have become a public location.

Temple of Hephaestus

On top of Agoraios Kolonos hill, that is delimiting the Ancient Agora of Athens to the west, stands the temple of Hephaestus, broadly recognized as “Thisio”. It is certainly one of the nice preserved ancient temples, partly because it became converted right into a Christian church. According to the vacationer and geographer Pausanias, two deities were jointly worshipped in the temple: god Hephaestus, protector of all metallurgists, and goddess Athena Ergani, protective all potters and the cottage industries.

Tholos at the Ancient Agora

One of the more big public homes of the Agora is the Tholos. Is was a spherical structure, with six interior columns and a propylon on the east that become added in the 1st century BC. It turned into the headquarters of the 50 prytaneis who served as the government committee of the Boule (Council).

Bouleuterion at the Ancient Agora

It served as a meeting-place of the 500-member Boule (Senate), made up of 50 citizens, from every of the ten Athenian tribes. The representatives were chosen by way of allotment every year. As a legislative frame the Senate prepared the bills that afterwards were voted on in the meeting of all citizens. For a time the New Bouleuterion functioned at the side of the Old Bouleuterion, which apparently because of a scarcity of space came to be used most effective as a repository of nation archives.

Ancient Agora Museum – Stoa tou Atalou

The Tour to Ancient Agora and Acropolis will continue to the Museum of the Ancient Agora. The Museum is housed inside the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos. The Stoa was erected at some stage in the 2d century BC as a gift of the king of Pergamon, Attalos II, to Athens.

The exhibition is prepared in chronological and thematic units that reveal aspects of the private and non-private existence in Athens.

The earliest antiquities, potsherds, vases, terracotta figurines and weapons, relationship from the Neolothic , Bronze Age, Iron Age and Geometric period, come from wells and tombs excavated in the area of the Athenian Agora and its environs.

Ostracism and Pottery

The most crucial well-knownshows are the items associated with the numerous departments of civic existence and the institutions of the Athenian Democracy. These are dated from the Classical and Late Classical periods. Among them are exhibited legit clay measures, bronze reputable weights, a fragment of a marble allotment machine. Also you will see identity tags, a clay water-clock, professional bronze ballots, and potsherds inscribed with names of illustrious political personalities of the 5th cent. BC Athens which have been used as ballots within the process of ostracism.

Of special interest is a marble stele adorned with a relief showing the People (Demos) of Athens being crowned through Democracy and inscribed with a regulation in opposition to tyranny exceeded via the people of Athens in 336 BC. Also, you will see exhibited are excellent specimens of black-figured and red-figured pottery – some attributed to renowned vase painters-, in addition to kitchen and table ware, lamps, terracotta collectible figurines, cash and jewelry.

Here is where your tour Ancient Agora, Acropolis Athens comes to an end.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation at least 72 hours prior to scheduled Programme 100% refund.
  • Between 72 and 48 hours prior to booking date: 50% refund, except processing fees (paypal/credit card).
  • Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund

Entrance fees not included

April 1st to October 31st

Adults 25+: 10 euros
Citizens from non-EU countries between 6-24: 5 euros
European citizens 65+ : 5 euros
European citizens under 25 years of age are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour
All children 5 years of age and under are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour

November 01 to March 31

Adults 25+: 5 euros
Citizens from non-EU countries between 6-24: 5 euros
European citizens 65+ : 5 euros
European citizens under 25 years of age are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour
All children 5 years of age and under are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour
Prices of the entrance tickets are subject to changes without prior notice. For more details please check our entrance fees and tickets page

  • Acropolis
  • Plaka
  • Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Stoa of Attalos
  • Museum of the Ancient Agora
Included
  • .Private Licensed Guide
Excluded
  • .Gratuities
  • .Entrance fees
  • .Food and drinks
  • .Private transportation
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