Small-Group Walking Tour in Ancient Athens Ruins and Markets

Get an insider’s look into the best Athens has to offer on this 2.5-hour small-group tour of the ancient city. Explore the city with a private guide who can share insights into the local history and culture. You’ll visit the culturally rich squares of Ktozia and Monastiraki. Avoid the hassle of a big group with this small-group tour, designed for 12 people or less.

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  • What's included :
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Coffee or soft drink
    What's excluded :
    • 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
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kotzia Square, 63A Athinas St, Athens Greece

    Your Athens tour begins at Ktozia Square, where you will meet your local guide.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Athens, Greece

    You will head to the Mayor of Athens’ neo-classical building on Athina Street, one of the busiest in Athens. Starting at 9.30 AM when the city’s shops and markets are bustling with Athenians, you’ll see the shop owners get ready for a day of business, just as they have done for the past 2,000 years. You will experience the spirit of Greek life with the same commerce of food that existed thousands of years before, and your local guide will be explaining these practices to you along the way.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Central Market, Athinas 42, Athens 999-20 Greece

    On this Athens market tour you’ll dive into the Athenian way of life as your guide leads you through the markets. Here you will find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetable, meat, cheese, and more on offer. Experiencing local produce is one of the best things to do in Athens, and you’ll be able to pick out all the local favourites with your guide to show you the way.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Monastiraki, Athens Greece

    Filled with warm colours, tastes, and smells, the next stop is Monastiraki Square. The name of the square derives from the Greek word for monastery, and in the centre of the square sits the Pantanassa Monastery.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hadrian's Library, Areos 3, Athens 105 55 Greece

    The square is also home to Hadrian’s Library, an archaic temple constructed in the Corinthian-style.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Tzisdarakis Mosque (o Moschea della Fontana di sotto), 1 Areos Street, Athens 105 58 Greece

    Not far away is the 18th century Tzistarakis Mosque, now a ceramics museum. This Athens tour will point out all these landmarks to you and give you all the information you need to know about them in this cultural hub of the city.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Avysinias Square, Athens Greece

    Next, we explore the square’s flea market, mingle with merchants, and see ancient monuments as you uncover even more Athens history. Then, you’ll head off to Ifaistou or Pandrossos to discover shops selling all kind of specialties such as leather sandals, handmade icons, Greek music instruments, and antiques. This is the perfect place to pick up a memento of your Athens travel experience.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Your tour will take you past Ancient Agora next, where merchants traded enthusiastically during Greek and Roman times.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

    You’ll see the lively central neighbourhood of Thission and pass houses from the 17th and 18th centuries along the way, as we make our way to one of Athens’ oldest areas, Plaka, to enjoy a freshly brewed coffee as we chat about all things ancient Greece.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

    Your Athens tour ends at the entrance of the Acropolis, where you are free to continue on your own or your local guide can give you advice on the best way to get back to your hotel. Don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see and do during your stay.

  • Departure Point :
    Kotzia Square, Athens 105 51, Greece
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Acropolis of Athens, Athens 105 58, Greece
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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 travelers 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 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Urban Adventures Greece

Activity ID: V-6176ANCIENT

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