Private Walking Tour: Ancient Agora, Plaka and Monastiraki monuments
Wander through the markets in the Monstiraki area, see classical Roman and Ottoman monuments of the city including the Ancient Agora and soak up the atmosphere in the Plaka's narrow paved streets that pass many of the city's Ancient sites on this three-hour private walking tour of Athens.
Syntagma Metro station, where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones, an aqueduct from the 5th century BC, pottery, a 2,000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD.
Heading down to Mitropoleos Square where you can visit the Cathedral which began construction on Christmas day in 1842. It remains a major city landmark and the site of important ceremonies like coronations of royals and weddings and funerals of the rich and famous.
Continuing on to the Monastiraki area, you will also see Roman and Ottoman monuments such as the Tower of the winds, he Fethiye Mosque, the Medrese, Hadrian's Library and Tzistarakis Mosque. After wandering through the colorful Flea Market you will arrive at the Ancient Agora. Wander around the site that was first developed in the 6th century BC and visit the Agora's museum housed in the Attalos Stoa.
After strolling through Avyssinias Square, your tour will end at Athinas Road where you may be drawn to the sights and smells of the colorful oriental food and spice market.
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- Local guide
- Private tour
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- During winter (November 1 to March 31) the latest starting time for tours will be 11:30am due to earlier closing times for archaeological sites and museums
Reviewed by: Olivia D Z, December 2013
Kostas was a superior guide and made this tour very memorable.
Reviewed by: Anne S, August 2012
Guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was very educational.