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Propylaea Tours

Propylaea
The Propylaea is an ancient gateway in Athens, Greece that leads to the famous Acropolis. It surrounds the natural entrance to the plateau where the Acropolis is located. This entryway is actually a collection of impressive buildings that were built from 438 to 432 BC. Today you'll see two large structures with a smaller one in the center, but this is because most of the center structure is missing. When it was complete, it looked like the front of a temple with Doric columns. Inside the structure are several Ionic columns.

The stairway visitors walk up while approaching the Propylaea is built into the natural rock of the plateau. The Propylaea itself is made of the same marble that was used in constructing the Parthenon. Though it is in a ruined state today, it is still an impressive structure, and visitors can imagine how much more striking it must have been in ancient times.

Practical Info

The Propylaea is located at the entrance to the Acropolis. To get there, take the metro to Acropoli. Acropolis opening hours are 8am to 6:30pm daily, and admission is 12 euros.
Address: Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens, Attica, Greece 10558, Greece
Hours: Daily 8am-6:30pm
Admission: 12 euros
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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  • 3 hours
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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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. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this walking tour of Athens will delight history buffs. Please note admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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$121.38
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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  • 8 hours
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$177.45
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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

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If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel and then takes you to the Acropolis, Panepistimiou Street, and much more. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast.
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$152.61
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Athens By Night Private Tour

Athens By Night Private Tour

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Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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  • 4 hours
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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

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It can be difficult to cram all of Athens’ historical highlights into an itinerary, even more so if you also want to fit in other towns such as ancient Corinth. Remove the stress of planning a timetable with this full-day tour of the most impressive landmarks in the two towns. Spend the morning walking from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, the highest hill in Athens, then jump over to Corinth for an exploration of the Corinth Canal and the Temple of Apollo.
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  • 9 hours
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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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6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

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There’s so much to see in Athens and only so much time.  Maximize your Greek vacation with a full-day private tour of the city.  Starting from your hotel, you’ll have private transportation at your disposal whisking you away to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis. You can explore each location independently at your own pace or choose to hire a private guide in advance. It's your day.
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  • 6 hours
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4 hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

4 hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

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Delve deep into the history of ancient Greece on a 4-hour private tour of the ancient ruins of Athens. Visit the ruins on Acropolis Hill, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium, Lycabettus Hill, and much more. Discover what each building was used for over 2,000 years ago and what daily life was like for the ancient Greeks as you admire the ruins and views of the city.
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  • 4 hours
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$137.23
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Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Discover the wonders of Athens at a cooler time of the day—during the evening. Enjoy a hassle-free tour with round-trip transport included. You’ll see many Athens top sites from the comfort of a private vehicle, including the hill of Acropolis, the Parthenon, Parliament, and Lycabettus Hill. By going on a private tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
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Acropolis and Ancient Agora Private tour with licensed Guide

Acropolis and Ancient Agora Private tour with licensed Guide

Experience some of Athens’ top historic destinations on this all-day excursion. After meeting up with a friendly, knowledgeable guide, explore landmarks like the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Theater of Dionysus, the Temple of Nike, and the Museum of the Ancient Agora. Capture memorable photos of ancient Athens’ architectural treasures and learn their stories with a friendly, knowledgeable guide.
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  • 4 hours
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 8-Day Athens and Cyclades: Paros, Santorini and Mykonos

8-Day Athens and Cyclades: Paros, Santorini and Mykonos

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Greece always pleasantly surprises its visitors who keep unforgettable memories. Experience the myth of the lost Atlantis in Santorini and enjoy the deep blue sea with its magnificent sunsets. Enjoy crazy nights in Mykonos, Greek cuisine, and nightlife. A complete package that includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers, guided visits and ferry tickets. Paros is located in the center of the archipelago. It owes its reputation to its white marbles and beauty of its landscapes, with gentle hills, valleys planted vineyards or olive groves, villages with flowered walls and lanes, not to mention the beaches. Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thisseion, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center) Paros (Naousa, Kolibithres, the Virgin Mother of Ekatontapiliani church) Santorini (Archaeological site of Akrotiri, Oia, Fira, Nea Kameni volcano, Imerovigli, Firostefani) Mykonos (Little Venice, Lower Mills, Matogiannia)
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  • 8 days
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11-Day Amazing Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini & Heraklion(Crete)

11-Day Amazing Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini & Heraklion(Crete)

Greece. The Aegean Sea. Apollonius Light. All Greek mythology in front of your eyes, a valuable road, a holy place. In the country that gave birth to culture, each step is a journey through history. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping, and nightlife. A complete package that includes 10 nights’ accommodation in a specific hotel with breakfast, transfers, guided visits and ferry tickets. Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thissio, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Historical Center), Delos (archeological museum, ancient theatre, Temple of Isis), Santorini (archeological site of Akrotiri, Oia, Fira, Nea Kameni volcano, Imerovigli, Firostefani), Mykonos (Little Venice, Lower Mills, Matogiannia), Heraklion in Crete (Knossos Palace)
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  • 11 days
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$1,879.84
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 5-Day Tour of Athens, Delfi, & Meteora

5-Day Tour of Athens, Delfi, & Meteora

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Explore the glory of ancient Greece with this tour of Athens plus a 2-day classical tour. With this unique tour visit and enjoy UNESCO'S world heritage sites. With overnight accommodation included and an expert guide to accompany you, the tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – Delphi, and visit 11th-century monasteries perched on the rock towers of Meteora. Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thission, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center) Meteora (monasteries, the cave of Theopetra) Delphi (Oracle of Delphi, Temple of Apollo, Archaeological Museum)
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  • 5 days
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$744.13
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The best of Athens walking tour

The best of Athens walking tour

Covered by ancient legends Athens- capital of Greece is inviting us for great tour. Powerful civilization of European culture and great empire with its landmarks, ancient buildings, and temples are unveiling secrets of the imposing Acropolis Hill. Why is Acropolis called Athens’ ancient citadel? Is it true that the Parthenon can be recognised as a symbol of Athenian democracy and birthplace of western civilisation? How does Erechtheion's temple become one of the most magnificent architectural monuments with statues carved by Callimachus or Alcamene? Acropolis Hill is a place of history, secrets, knowledge and architecture! With your local charismatic guide you will discover Propylaea, the marble gate of the Acropolis, Erechtheion Temple, decorated by the magnificent Caryatids sculptures, Parthenon, and much more. You will hear secret stories of the sacred rock.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$708.64
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8-Day Athens & Cruise to Santorini,Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes & Heraklion

8-Day Athens & Cruise to Santorini,Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes & Heraklion

In the first 3 days you can soak into the history and Athenian culture and you ‘ll be charmed by its beauty. Live a dream in the middle of the Aegean Sea and enjoy your wonderful vacation. Take advantage of the Greek sea and its beautiful sunsets. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping, and nightlife. The following 4 days we cruise on the Aegean islands. Live a dream in the middle of the Aegean Sea and enjoy your wonderful vacation. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping, and nightlife. A complete package that includes 3 nights’ accommodation in a 4* hotel of your choice in Athens with breakfast, transfers, Cruise tickets and 4 nights on board FB.
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  • 8 days
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$1,820.69
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$1,820.69
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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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$353.15
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$353.15
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5-Day Tour of Athens and Thessaloniki

5-Day Tour of Athens and Thessaloniki

Discover Athens, the capital of Greece. Visit the most famous archaeological sites and museums of the city. Continue with Plaka district on the foot of Acropolis, Walk Ermou street from Syntagma to Monastiraki. Drink ouzo in Thiseion. For a real Greek nightlife experience visit Psirri area, Fly to Thessaloniki the second major city in Greece. This modern city has an important heritage consisting of Roman and Byzantine museums and buildings recounting its past. A trip to Thessaloniki must include a coffee in Aristotelous, do some serious shopping in Tsimiski and last but not least enjoy one drink in Ladadika listening to Greek music. Highlights Athens: Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum, Erechtheion, Pnyx Hill, Plaka, Monastiraki, Psirri Highlights Thessaloniki: White Tower, Archaeological Museum, Central market, Ladadika, Ano Poli. Saint Demetrius Church
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  • 5 days
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$826.94
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$826.94
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Acropolis and Museum Private Guided Tour & Food Tasting

Acropolis and Museum Private Guided Tour & Food Tasting

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Enjoy a perfect tour at the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum and combine them with an amazing food tasting! The best way to enjoy a staying in Athens, that you will savior in your minds and hearts for years. The usual tours do not give you time to delight in the breathtaking monuments and view. Have a private licensed guide that will be with you inside the Acropolis and the Museum and not just a driver that is not allowed inside! Learn everything about the Acropolis, visit the Museum and have a coffee there (own expense) to relax and absorb the unique artifacts that you have seen. After the museum you will have a food tasting at a local deli with many traditional Greek products in slow pace! Have a perfect day in Athens at the amazing ancient monuments and live like a local at the same day! Avoid tourist traps and the usual spots that everyone goes!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.69
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$230.69
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Sunset at the Acropolis and Museum Private Guided Tour

Sunset at the Acropolis and Museum Private Guided Tour

Discover the ancient history of Athens under the light of the setting sun! Book our 4-hour Athens walking sunset tour and visit the magnificent architectural and artistic complex of the Acropolis. Enjoy a tour at the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum! Go for the evening tour and avoid the big crowds and the warm summer. The best way to enjoy a tour in Athens, that you will savior in your minds and hearts. The usual tours do not give you enough time to delight in the breathtaking monuments and view. Give yourself the chance to have a unique private tour without any rush, as a tour should actually be! Have a private licensed guide that will be with you inside the Acropolis and the Museum and not just a driver that is not allowed inside! Learn everything about the Acropolis, visit the Museum and have a coffee there to relax and absorb the unique artifacts that you have seen
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.37
Price varies by group size
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$173.37
Price varies by group size
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Athens Walking Private Tour - Licensed Tour Guide

Athens Walking Private Tour - Licensed Tour Guide

Athens, the birthplace of democracy, is celebrated for its myriad cultural landmarks, temples and monuments from the classical era. See all of the city's highlights, including the Acropolis, Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Temple of Athena Nike and much more on this private walking tour. With a licensed archaeologist leading the way, avoid crowds and tourist-traps, and hear this ancient city's unique stories.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.63
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$192.63
Price varies by group size
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Saint Paul Steps Full Day Private Tour

Saint Paul Steps Full Day Private Tour

The Greek peninsula of Attica is full to the brim with ancient landmarks – so many that it can be easy to miss them. This day trip will take you on a whistle-stop tour of highlights in two Attican cities, Athens and Corinth. Start the day at the Acropolis and work your way down the hill to Parliament House in time for the changing of the guards. In the afternoon, drive along the isthmus to Corinth, visiting the Temple of Apollo and other historic sites.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.66
Price varies by group size
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$204.66
Price varies by group size
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Private Evening Tour Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Dinner with licensed Guide

Private Evening Tour Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Dinner with licensed Guide

Enjoy a tour at the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum combined with an amazing dinner! Go for the evening tour and avoid the big crowds and the warm summer. The best way to enjoy a tour in Athens, that you will savior in your minds and hearts. The usual tours do not give you enough time to delight in the breathtaking monuments and view. Give yourself the chance to have a unique private tour without any rush, as a tour should actually be! Have a private licensed guide that will be with you inside the Acropolis and the Museum and not just a driver that is not allowed inside! Learn everything about the Acropolis, visit the Museum and have a coffee there to relax and absorb the unique artifacts that you have seen. After the museum the guide will get you at a local restaurant to have a great dinner in order to taste traditional food. Important detail, the guide will lead to the restaurant and leave. If you want him to accompany you through dinner there is a small extra charge.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$269.68
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$269.68
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Propylaea hours of operation?
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Propylaea hours of operation: Daily 8am-6:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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