Plaka, Athens

Plaka tours, things to do and tickets

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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

Duration: 4 hours
See the sights of Athens in this fun and easy 9km journey by bike. This 3 hour tour cycles at a nice, relaxed pace on quiet streets and narrow paths We make stops at many of the must-see sights of ancient Athens including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum and the National Gardens.
Gain local insight to the city and enjoy a modern view of Athens without missing the amazing ancient part.

Athens Gods, Myths and Legends Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Discover the history and the myths of Ancient Athens on a private tour with a local guide. Admire the best places related to Greek Gods and hear the tales behind them. Get intriguing facts of the places you’ll see and hear great insights of the context in which these myths were created. Start your local experience and meet your guide at the Trilogy of Athens, a complex of three elegant buildings representing the 12 Olympian Gods. Get an introduction to Ancient Greece and take a look at the jewels of Athenian neoclassical architecture. Marvel at the impressive elements and be amazed by the details. Move on to the next stop, follow your private guide and wander around the bustling street of Sofokleous. Let your local host tell you everything about Hermes, the God of commerce which is known as the protector of humans. Ask about the tricks the used to play on other gods and how he fooled Apollo. Make a stop at the Varvakios Market, a less known place, where locals love to go. Gaze at all the goodies on display and take in the delicious smells surrounding you. Listen to the legends of Artemis - the Goddess of hunting, Poseidon - the God of sea and Demeter, and the Goddess of Agriculture. Learn more about their lives and understand what really hides behind their stories. Soak up the atmosphere of the streets and make a stop at a trendy bar, unknown among tourists. Enjoy an extraordinary story about Dionysus, the God of fertility and wine. Find out more about the how Dionysus taught the world how to cultivate grapevines to make wine while enjoying a glass of wine yourself. Then, head to Monastiraki Square, a vibrant neighborhood in the old town of Athens. Admire ‘Tower of the winds’, a marble clocktower found in Roman Agora, an area that was known as the hub and focus of ancient Athenian life. Discover the lesser-known monuments in the historical Plaka as your guide shares the legends that swirl around the Gods Aiolos, Apollo and Ares. Your tour ends in one of Athens’ famous, scenic, tiny neighborhoods of Anafiotika. Stroll through its narrow fairytale streets and make a final stop for an amazing view of Acropolis. End your experience with the legend of Zeus and admire the breathtaking view. Take a look at the hosts’ personal videos and choose the one you like the most. Get in touch with them and customize your experience to fit your preferences.

Athens Electric Bike Tour

Duration: 3 hours - 3 hours
Tick off Athens’ most famous sights on this 2.5 to 3-hour electric bike tour. With a local leading the way and your electric motor doing the hard work for you, cycle with ease around the ancient sights near the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens. Get up close to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the New Acropolis Museum, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and more. Then, get a taste of local life in the Old Town of Plaka neighborhood. Small-group tour with numbers limited to 12.

Athens Full Day Private Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Athens is on your bucket list and this is the best way to learn it. Visit the most important sites of Athens and do a city tour on a luxurious private vehicle with drivers who know all the information you want to hear while customizing it on your needs.

Acropolis Skip the Line & Hidden Gems Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Explore the most famous symbol of Athens as you’ve never imagined. The best of Acropolis is waiting for you in this 100% private walking tour by your very own professional guide. Get ready to kick-off your tour at one of the most famous meeting points in Athens: the Monastiraki Square. Located right in the heart of the city center, you’ll find a unique blend of styles, eras, and cultures. Lively and always dynamic all it takes is a 360-degree turn to see the very history of Athens surrounding you. Admire ancient landmarks, like the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Roman Agora, Ancient Agora, the Evzones, and the 'tomb of the unknown soldier.' Stroll towards the archaeological site of the Hadrian's Library, once an impressive construction of extraordinary richness. Walk towards the Gate of Athena and admire the Roman Agora where you can see the use of the ruins through the ages. Reconstruct the past in the present, as you discover how thousands of years of history and different civilizations formed the life in Athens. Head to the most famous building in the Roman Agora: an eight-sided marble tower that is a combined water clock, sundial, and a weathervane. Continue wandering down hidden alleyways and discover Athens from an insider’s perspective. You will gain an understanding of daily life in the city, where past and present still mingle. Make your way towards Plaka, the most ancient part of the city. Check out some of the oldest taverns of Athens that have been meeting points for over two decades. Get ready to enter the tiny village of Anafiotika, a tranquil oasis isolated from Plaka’s buzz. Enjoy the cluster of small houses built on the slopes of the Acropolis. It's like being on a Greek Island. Let your local host show you iconic monuments that hold an even more impressive story. Stroll by one of the most picturesque Greek Orthodox churches of Athens, and you’ll understand why this is a local favorite for weddings, baptisms or relaxing walks. Arrive at your final stop and enter the incredible Acropolis through the less touristy south slope. What’s even better is that there’s no need to wait in line! Your new local friend has already purchased your tickets in advance. Just pay your host directly. Check out the hosts’ personal video’s and pick your favorite one. This tour can always be 100% customized to your preferences and wishes. Friendly tip: *Due to the very hot summers, make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and water. Good walking shoes are a must. The walking route can be customized according to your physical condition, and an alternative entryway is available.

Best of Athens Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Duration: 4 hours
Be amazed by Athens’s must-see spots, stroll down the narrow streets and unveil its hidden gems. With your favorite local, you’ll get all the insights that you need to get the most out of the city. Meet your local host at Monastiraki square, the most famous square in Athens. Start your tour with a beautiful view of ancient landmarks and admire one of the oldest and lesser-known churches in town. Head to your next stop where you’ll check the famous flea market full of small shops. Take a look at the many items on display and admire the antique objects. Hear all about the Athenian lifestyle and learn how the democracy was born while passing Ancient Agora and Hadrian’s Library. Walk around the Roman Agora and get insights into the Roman period of the city from your local host. Refuel with a coffee break in the Plaka district, the oldest neighborhood in Athens also known as “Gods district.” Wander around the small pathways of the island-like area and discover its hidden gems. Your local insider will lead you to a hidden area of the Anafiotika quarter. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Acropolis and the city. The entire area is populated by small houses with a touch of white and blue, giving you a real Greek island feel. Listen to the intriguing stories of Greek Mythology and reach your next stops: the ancient Temple of Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Admire its structures and hear from your host about the roles they played in Ancient Greece. Continue to the National Gardens and enjoy discovering a green oasis. Take a look at the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion building and get to know more about the Athenian lifestyle. End your tour at the Presidential Mansion and observe the ceremony of changing guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ask your host for final recommendations before you say “goodbye.” Check out the hosts’ videos and pick your favorite one. Get in touch with them and personalize your experience as you like!

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

Duration: 9 hours
See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines two best-selling tours at a saving of 10%! Begin with a leisurely paced walking tour to see top Athens attractions, like Syntagma Square and the historic neighborhood of Plaka, on your way to the Acropolis. Tour this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site and its ruins with your guide, and then travel to picturesque Cape Sounion in the afternoon to see the Temple of Poseidon.

Acropolis monuments, Parthenon and Athens Hidden gems walking tour in Plaka

Duration: 4 hours
Escape the buzz of downtown Athens and head to Acropolis peaceful hill for a 3.5-hour leisurely-paced walking tour, finishing with a walk to picturesque Plaka! Your expert local guide will introduce you to the gentle hills around Athens’ Acropolis, chatting about the area’s ancient history as you go. Discover the charms of Plaka (Athens’ Old Town), Anafiotika with its pretty Greek island-style houses, and visit Medieval age chapels.
A leisurely made walking tour when you combine the glorious Acropolis monuments and Parthenon temple with Athens's most picturesque and beautiful neighborhood, the majestic Plaka.

90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Athens

Duration: 2 hours
Discover Athens’ secrets and add a dose of local insights during this private tour. Meet your private guide at one of the most famous squares in Athens, the Syntagma Square. See the Greek Parliament building and enjoy the ceremony of Changing of the Guard. Stroll through the picturesque streets, pass the Church of Panaghia Kapnikarea and end up at Monastiraki Square. While you admire Hadrian’s Library you private host will tell you all the tales behind this magnificent site. Move to Pandrossou Street, an ancient narrow street of Athens. What makes it so amazing is the variety of items that are sold there: from handmade traditional Greek artifacts to leather products and unique souvenirs. Next, you’ll delve into the Old Town neighborhood of Plaka, known for its colorful buildings and tiny streets. Your host will give you tips about the best cafes and restaurants in the area and you’ll gain an insight into the daily lives of Athenians. Make a stop at the oldest distillery in Plaka, with over 100 years of operations. The place has a fun vibe and sells homemade liqueurs. Admire the hundreds of colorful bottles and get your last recommendations before you head back to Syntagma Square, where your tour ends. Ask your guide any questions along the way to make the most out of your holiday in Athens. Watch the hosts’ personal videos and get in touch with the one you like the most. Personalize your tour according to your preferences and get ready to discover Athens with a local.

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Duration: 3 hours
Check off the Greek capital’s top sights after the sun has set on this late evening tour of Athens by electric bike. Pedal through the city center and soak up the ambiance as locals and visitors alike amble along the timeworn streets. Cruise through vibrant neighborhoods such as Plaka (or Athens Old Town), passing ancient sights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens and Panathenaic Stadium lit up against the night sky. Numbers limited to 11 on this 2.5-hour tour, ensuring a small-group experience.

Shop 'til You Drop in Athens

Duration: 3 hours
Shopping lovers get ready to shop 'til you drop. Join me for an unforgettable shopping spree in Athens. Wander the streets like a true local and admire hidden gems. Let me tell you stories only insiders know. I'll introduce you to the city's best designer shops, and we'll stroll from modern, affordable Greek shops to handmade jewelry boutiques. Fancy some natural Greek cosmetics, ceramics or something completely different? Just let me know, and I'll show you the way. Feel like buying some souveniers? I can show you the most lovely souvenir shops in town. In between shopping stops I'll tell you everything you need to know about the city's lifestyle. I'll point out the must-see attractions along the way. Our journey will begin in the upmarket neighborhood of Kolonaki. Our walk will be about 5 km and we'll visit the most important neighborhoods of Athens. Stroll through Syntagma, Monastiraki, Plaka, and Psiri. During our shopping walk you'll have the opportunity to meet fashion insiders. Get to know eco friendly brands and buy whatever catches your eye! Please note that on Monday and Wednesday afternoon shops are closed in Athens (except for shopping malls, large department stores and tourist shops). All shops are closed on Sundays.

Athens Private Full-Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours
This 8-hour tour covers all the must-see attractions when in Athens. It includes the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Archaeological Museum, Temple of Zeus, Old Olympic Stadium, the changing of the guards, the Ancient Agora and much more. Also, stroll the Athens Flea market and Plaka, the old city of Athens. Depending on your preferences, you may wish to stop for lunch in downtown Athens or by the sea.

Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings

Duration: 4 hours
Enjoy a  tour of Acropolis monuments. Your licensed tour guide will meet you in a central location and you will start the tour of the landmark of the Greek capital. After your private option tour of Parthenon, Erechtheum, Propylaeum Gates, the temple of Nike you visit the historic neighborhood of Athens, Plaka with its picturesque streets and beautiful neoclassical balconies. Finish your tour visiting the culinary back streets of the city enjoying some of the most famous delicacies of the country such as pies, salamis, deserts, and local coffee.

Historical Private Athens Walking Tour Including the Changing of the Guard

Duration: 3 hours
Discover what makes Athens so unique on this private 3-hour tour led by a local guide. Dive into the Greek capital’s storied history at Syntagma Square, where you’ll see the eye-catching Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk the perimeter of the Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage site; pass through the Ancient Agora of Athens; and see the Panathenaic Stadium. Then, get a taste of modern life from a local’s point of view in Plaka — or Athens Old Town — and Kolonaki.