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Arch of Hadrian Tours

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Arch of Hadrian
Erected in honor of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century A.D, the Arch of Hadrian's monumental gateway remains one of the most striking remnants of ancient Athens. Located on the ancient road between the Athenian Agora and the Olympieion, the elaborate structure was supposedly built to honor the arrival of Hadrian in 131 AD.

The Arch, standing in front of the once magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus (the Olympieion), formed a symbolic gateway between the old city district and the new Roman-built city, erected by Hadrian. Notably, two inscriptions feature on the sides of the arch: the western side, looking onto the old city reads ‘ This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus’ and the eastern side, facing the Olympieion, reads ‘This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus’. The exact meaning of the latter phrase is hotly disputed – some say it is simply naming the new city as that of Hadrian; others insist it was a deliberate contradiction of the former statement, indicating that the entire city was now ruled by Hadrian.

Today the main structure of Hadrian’s Arch remains remarkably preserved and is one of the most popular attractions of modern Athens. Towering at a height of 18 meters, the fully symmetrical Roman-style arch is an impressive sight – sculpted entirely from Pentelic marble, adorned with Ionic architraves and crowned with a row of Corinthian columns and pilasters.
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Athens Electric Bike Tour

Athens Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Athens’ busy streets and steep hills by whizzing around the sights on an easy-to-ride electric bike. Glide effortlessly around the hilltop ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, pedal around the atmospheric Old Town of Plaka, and explore lively Monastiraki. Hop off along the way to see the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and the National Gardens of Athens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.65
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$56.65
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly paths and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, and the Keramikos Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$36.08
$44.00
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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Make the most of your time in Greece on this full-day privately chauffeured tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and the New Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a coastal road trip to the dramatic clifftop Temple of Poseidon. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$232.63
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Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

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View the highlights of Athens with ease on this 2-hour Segway tour, with a local guide. Save your legs from walking and ride a fun, self-balancing, electric Segway around some of Athens’ top city sights as your guide recounts their history. See the Old Parliament House, Hadrian’s Arch and other landmarks; and admire the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games. Choose from three departure times to suit your schedule and enjoy a personalized experience on a small-group tour that's limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours
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$71.12
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Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

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Make the most of your time in port in Piraeus with a private half-day shore excursion to Athens. Unravel the secrets of Ancient Greece as you walk around the monumental ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens (entrance not included) and the Parthenon. Then, hop aboard a minivan to see the rest of the city, including the lively Syntagma Square, the Panathinaikon Olympic Stadium and ancient landmarks like the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Best of all: your tour is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your cruise ship.
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  • 4 hours
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$359.81
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Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Hop on an e-bike for a leisurely morning cycle through the historical center of Athens. With the bike’s electric motor, you’ll save your energy for sightseeing on a route that takes in landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Athens Acropolis, National Garden, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Ample photo stops are included through the tour, and you’ll also get a break for a coffee or ice cream, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Athens Tour with Electric Bike

Athens Tour with Electric Bike

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If you’re short on time and energy, cruise through Athens on an electric bike in just 3 hours.  After being fitted with your bike, your private guide takes you past the city’s historic and modern sights. Stop whenever you like to ask questions or take photos. With the aid of your electric motor, cover several important areas of the city without getting worn out. Enjoy refreshing water or a bottle of beer at the end of your ride.
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  • 3 hours
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$51.53
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Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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Hop on a bike for this fun and fascinating 2-wheeled tour around Athens, capped off by an unforgettable sunset. Follow a friendly tour leader to most of the capital’s major sights and panoramic viewpoints. Cover much more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility to stop often and soak up scenes of daily life along the way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$44.00
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Acropolis Athens Classic eBike Tour

Acropolis Athens Classic eBike Tour

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Discover the top sights of Athens with ease on an electric bike tour, led by a local guide. Hop on your electric-powered bike, and make light work of Athens’ attractions following a route that’s mostly traffic-free. Ride around the Acropolis rock and ancient agora, delve into historical Plaka, see the Bath House of the Winds, and more. Stop to savor a traditional Greek coffee, and learn about the sights via the crystal-clear headset commentary from your guide. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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$55.21
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Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Tour and Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Tour and Cape Sounion Trip

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See the best of Athens and visit the Temple of Poseidon on a private, full-day shore excursion. Meet your guide at Piraeus Port, then climb into your private minivan and set off in search of the Greek capital’s premier sights. See Syntagma Square, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and more while your guide talks about the history and mythology of Ancient Greece. Then, travel onward to Cape Sounion, the site of the ruined Temple of Poseidon.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$456.31
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Acropolis Half-day Walking and Trikke Tour

Acropolis Half-day Walking and Trikke Tour

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Discover many of Athens’ historical gems on this half-day tour. By combining a walking tour and a Trikke tour, you’ll cover more ground and enjoy two very different experiences. The walking part of the tour will take you to places near the Acropolis that can only be reached on foot. Your Trikke ride will help you explore the rest of Athens at a faster pace—highlights include the National Gardens, and Zappeion Hall.
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  • 4 hours
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$109.17
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Historical Athens Walking Tour Including the Changing of the Guard

Historical Athens Walking Tour Including the Changing of the Guard

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Discover the ancient history of Athens, Greece on this guided, 3-hour walking tour. Walk along the city streets packed with famous and not-so-famous historical sites and the center of Greek civilization. See sites like the Acropolis of Athens, the Ancient Agora of Athens and Panathenaic Stadium. Learn about the 4,000-year history of Athens and discover modern-day life from a local guide’s perspective. Also, witness the traditional Greek changing of the guard ceremony. Metro ticket is included.
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  • 3 hours
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Full Day Private Shore Excursion Ancient Corinth and Athens Must See

Full Day Private Shore Excursion Ancient Corinth and Athens Must See

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See the best of Athens and the surrounding area in just one day with this private shore excursion. Your guide will meet you at the port and take you to the Ancient Corinth, home to one of the oldest temples of Greece (the Temple of Apollo), followed by a visit to Athens to see the Acropolis, the Arch of Hadrian, the Panathenaic Stadium, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. You'll also visit the Corinth Canal, dating back to the late 19th century before returning to port.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$199.47
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Discover Athens and the Acropolis, 4 hour Private Tour

Discover Athens and the Acropolis, 4 hour Private Tour

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This private tour of Athens is ideal for those with limited time in Greece’s history-rich capital. Tick off all of Athens’ most popular attractions as you travel with ease and efficiency between landmarks such as the Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panthenon and the Agora of Athens. This private tour means you can choose between a morning or afternoon departure, and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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$209.35
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Full Day Private Cape Sounion and Athens Must See Tour

Full Day Private Cape Sounion and Athens Must See Tour

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Combine a discreet Athens sightseeing tour with an escape to the scenic Cape Sounion on this private full-day tour. Avoid all the hold-ups and distractions that come with a large group tour as you move from highlight to highlight. Enjoy the views of the glittering Myrtoan Sea from the Temple of Poseidon before heading back to Athens in a private vehicle to explore local landmarks like the Acropolis and the Arch of Hadrian.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$199.47
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8-Day Classic Greece Tour: Athens, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

8-Day Classic Greece Tour: Athens, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi & Meteora

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Get a comprehensive grip of Greece on this 8-day guided tour, staying first for 4 nights in Athens and then moving on to see some off-the-beaten-path spots, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Take walking tours of Athens' greatest sites, learning about the long and interesting history of the city. After departing Athens, visit the ancient theater at Epidaurus, stop by legendary Delphi, learn about the history of the Olympic games at Olympia, and explore amazing Meteora, Overnight accommodation is included and an expert guide accompanies you.
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  • 8 days
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$1,276.47
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Private Half-Day Athens Highlights Tour

Private Half-Day Athens Highlights Tour

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Combine the classic with the contemporary on this private 5-hour sightseeing tour of Athens, designed for travellers seeking a personalized experience. Stay cool in the daytime heat as you travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to sights such as the iconic Acropolis, the Agora of Athens, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. See, too, examples of modern architecture including the University of Athens and the National Library. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Athens are included on this private tour.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$300.53
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Full Day Private Athens Shore Excursion

Full Day Private Athens Shore Excursion

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If your cruise is only stopping in Athens for a day or so, this shore excursion offers a whistle-stop journey around all of the major landmarks of the cradle of Western civilization. Waste no time on a snails-pace group tour of one or two major landmarks; instead, see as much of the city as possible with private transport and a carefully planned itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.47
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8-Day Tour of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini

8-Day Tour of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini

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See the greatest hits of Greece with this 8-day/7-night trip to Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. Take a guided tour of Athens, seeing all the main sites, including the Acropolis. Then board a ferry for the ride to Mykonos, enjoying the deep blue Aegean Sea along the way. On Mykonos, tour the island, strolling down its marble streets and relaxing on the beach. After a ferry ride to beautiful Santorini, take some time to soak up the iconic views.
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  • 8 days
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$1,360.85
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Athens Classic Tour - A 3,000 Years History City Alternative Presented

Athens Classic Tour - A 3,000 Years History City Alternative Presented

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TRIP DETAILS We discover the hidden corners of the city and ancient Athens by cycling in places such as the Hill of Pnyx, the old Observatory and the Monument of Philopappos, the prison of Socrates, the Roman Agora, Koile, Aristotle’s School and Hadrian’s Library. We admire the incomparable view of the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis from Arditos Hill, the Parthenon and the port of Piraeus from Philopappos Hill, the Ancient Agora and the whole of Athens from Areopagus Hill. We cross the oasis of the National Garden and the Zappeion, Plaka and the traditional district of Anafiotika. We also experience the contrasts of the modern city: designer storefronts and shops with second hand goods, trendy restaurants and quaint cafés. And after tasting traditional souvlaki, we complete our cycling in the shadow of the Acropolis.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$67.48
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Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour

Private Full Day Athens Photography Tour

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Discover the highlights and hidden treasures of Ancient Greece and learn the tips and techniques of professional photography on this guided, full-day, private photo tour. Walk the city streets and the outskirts of the Greek capital. Learn practical tips from a professional photographer guide, capturing the details that many amateurs miss. See the city from an entirely new perspective and get creative pictures to make memories that last a lifetime. Hotel pickup, drop-off, and transportation are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$360.40
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Withlocals Connect - Greek Mythology: Athens Gods & Legends

Withlocals Connect - Greek Mythology: Athens Gods & Legends

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Doing your own family tour of Athens may leave the kids uninspired and everyone unaware of the myths behind its ancient history. This private family tour reveals the legends that shaped the city’s neighborhoods and culture, firing your imaginations with tales of the Greek gods and their exploits. Explore the Athens Trilogy, markets, and other places associated with the myths; enjoy fun activities, and sample “loukoumades” donuts along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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$32.54
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Private Half Day Athens Tour

Private Half Day Athens Tour

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Athens can be overwhelming to navigate, so explore the sprawling Greek capital the easy way with a dedicated guide and driver. Skip the stress of public transit or long hot walks, and let your Athenian host take you directly to the must-see attractions, from the ancient Acropolis to the stately Greek parliament building and famous Olympic stadium. Plus, get personalized tips on where to eat authentic Greek food away from the tourist traps.
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  • 5 hours
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$146.11
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Private Shore Excursion Driving Tour of Athens Highlights and Athenian Riviera

Private Shore Excursion Driving Tour of Athens Highlights and Athenian Riviera

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Our 25 years experience and expertise can help you make the most out of your limited time in Athens. We have created this tour as the introduction to Athens before you dedicate more of your time to the profound visit of the city and the coast line.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$158.82
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