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Uncovering the Best Guided Athens Tours and Activities for an Unforgettable Trip

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

Athens Greece is a historically rich travel destination. The city boasts an antique charm entwined with modern vivacity. Here, unique architectural wonders unfold with every ancient stone telling timeless tales. Explore Athens, a city where the past meets the present in perfect harmony. Below are several things you can do while visiting. If multiple things catch your eye, you can check out the Athens City Pass or Museum Pass for additional savings.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Athens Walking Tour

Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historic heart of Athens to see Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building, and the ancient ruins tucked around the slopes of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Check out fascinating archaeological exhibits in Syntagma Square and admire awesome views of the Parthenon as you view the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other sights.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9:30am

Price

$51 per person

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City Highlights Bike Tour

Explore the city of Athens on a 24 gear trekking bike. Enjoy riding a comfortable bike in a small-group tour. See all major landmarks of Athens and cycle in off-the-beaten-path routes.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am and 1:30pm

Price

$29 per person

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Professional Photoshoot at Anafiotika Village

Your photographer will meet you at the location and skilfully guide you through the photoshoot using their local knowledge, ensuring each frame reflects the charm and tranquillity of this idyllic setting. After the photoshoot, you will receive your edited photos in a digital gallery link within 48 hours directly to your phone or email.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 7pm

Price

Starting from $37 per group of 8

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Day Trip to Delphi and Arachova

Discover the ancient wonders of Delphi, a UNESCO Heritage Site, on this guided tour. Visit the Oracle of Delphi and marvel at the Parnassus mountains for an unforgettable journey.


Duration

10 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am

Price

$41 per person

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2-Day Athens & Delphi Tour

Uncover the archaeological treasures of Ancient Greece on a 2-day tour of Athens and Delphi. Tour the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum, and travel to the ancient center of the earth in the hills of Mount Parnassus to see the oracle of Delphi.



Duration

2 Days

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am

Price

$175 per person

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Hot-Air Balloon Flight Experience with Snacks & Wine

Fly in a hot-air balloon and take in sweeping panoramas over the mainland between Athens and ancient Thebes. Enjoy a small-group experience and toast to your flight certificate with sparkling wine.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Saturday & Sunday at 6:30am

Price

$233 per person

Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

Enjoy the sunset at Cape Sounio on this evening bus tour with zero carbon footprint. Drive through the suburbs of the Greek Riviera and watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea from the Temple of Poseidon


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 4pm

Price

$28 per person

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Acropolis Entrance

Explore the Acropolis at your own pace along with a self-guided audio tour. Receive your ticket in an email, skip the long ticket lines, and visit one of the world's most famous monuments.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday from 8am - 5pm

Price

$27 per person

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Acropolis Museum

Pre-booking skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis Museum in Athens is a time-saving strategy to take care of planning in advance. With the option to use a mobile or paper ticket, you’ll walk right past long lines for purchasing admission onsite; that ensures even more time to explore thousands of ancient artifacts in the Acropolis Museum.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am

Price

$14 per person

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Museum of Illusions

Experience something totally unique during your trip to Athens. Explore 60 innovative and interactive installations at the Museum of Illusions. Let your imagination go wild as you snap crazy photos with your friends.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 12pm to 8pm

Price

$12 per person

Alternative

Hellenic Motor Museum - $11 per person


Ancient Greek Theater Performance

Immerse yourself in a captivating blend of ancient Greek theater and modern innovation during a theater performance in English at the foot of the Acropolis with this entry ticket.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday from 7am to 11pm

Price

$26 per person

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Pub Crawl

This will be a safe environment where you are going to meet international travel buddies! You are going to enjoy a free shot at each bar and discounts on delicious cocktails! You'll also receive a bunch of photos of that epic night!


Duration

4-5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10pm

Price

$17 per person

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Greek Wine Tasting

Greece offers a wide range of wine regions, a wealth of unique grapes, and a history of winemaking that dates back more than 6,000 years. Discover its wealth of fine wines on this private tasting experience less than a mile from the Acropolis. You’ll sample three small glasses and learn about their terroir, varietals, and geography, with the help of maps, an app, and a professional sommelier.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 12:30pm - 11:30pm

Price

$23 per person

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Greek Cooking Class with Dinner & Wine

Immerse yourself in the world of Greek cuisine with this guided cooking class in our chef's restaurant in Athens. Learn basic local recipes and taste your own creations along with some wine.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 4:30pm

Price

$41 per person

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Thermal SPA Experience At Lake Vouliagmeni

Escape the bustle of the big city for half a day—and enjoy a pampering, natural spa experience—on this private, half-day tour to Lake Vouliagmeni on the Athenian Riviera. Following morning departure from your hotel, travel via air-conditioned vehicle to the lake (admission own expense), located amidst a dramatic natural setting. Soak in the always-warm mineral waters, and upgrade to enjoy a traditional Greek taverna lunch afterwards.


Duration

4 - 5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am & 10am

Price

Starting from $118 per person

Alternative

Athens Riviera Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

Start your evening in style on board a charming wooden sailing boat with a glass of sparkling wine while gazing around Athenian Riviera.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7:30pm

Price

$84 per person

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Sea Kayaking Adventure on the South/East Coast

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on a sea kayaking tour on the Aegean Sea. Learn the basics from your instructor and paddle along the beaches of eastern Attica.


Duration

4 - 6 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10:30am

Price

$127 per person

Alternative


Private Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, then Discover Scuba Diving for beginners if for you.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$180 per person

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Snorkeling Adventure in Athenian Riviera

This is the perfect snorkeling adventure for all experience levels—even if you are a complete beginner. After a hassle-free pickup and a transfer in a private vehicle—simply put on your provided mask, fins, and snorkel—then begin your underwater adventure. The snorkeling spot is a beautiful location on the Athenian Riviera, and the trip includes an optional stop at a local restaurant on the way back.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9:30am

Price

Starting from $183 per person


Private Jet Ski Safari at Athens Riviera

Hop on board this outdoors experience to popular Athenian Riviera on a jet ski safari. Explore rocky islands, discover picturesque and secluded beaches, stop at a popular beach bar or restaurant and gaze Temple of Poseidon as you cruise on endless blue & white of Aegean sea in a private mode. Let your personal skipper, guide you to places you have never been before and relax as you swim or snorkel in pure turquoise waters.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am, 10am, and 5pm

Price

$215 per person


Olympic Games Workout

Get the background on what the Olympic Games were really about in venues connected to original events. Find out how ancient athletes trained and learn techniques before you compete in a race in the world’s first modern Olympic stadium.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am

Price

$58 per person

Alternative

Indoor Skydiving

Experience freefall in the only wind tunnel in Greece. All the necessary equipment (suit, goggles, helmet) is provided. Experienced instructors will teach you how to fly.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Friday - Sunday from 11am - 5pm

Price

$48 per person


Ceramic and Pottery Workshop

A unique experience for whoever wants to try out pottery and create a unique piece of art. In this workshop, unlock your creativity and create a usable object.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 2pm and 4pm

Price

$32 per person

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