Antique intertwines with modern in the historical capital of Europe. Past meets present to create the two faces of Athens that await to be experienced in the carefully designed Athens tours by The Travel Insiders. Attractive to both history buffs and modern culture seekers, this happening metropolis is overflowing with things to see and do. Your Insider’s Guide to All the Best in Athens will help you pick your preferred Athens tour so that you may experience the best of both worlds.
The Best Attraction in Athens
Of course, the best attraction in Athens is the world-renowned Acropolis, one of the most significant UNESCO world heritage sites around the world! This ancient site is described by Fodor’s as one of the “Awe-Inspiring Ruins from the World’s Greatest Civilizations”. “Crowning the city of Athens, the Acropolis—“High City” in Greek—seems to reach up into the clouds.” When on a tour in Athens, avoid the crowds at this must-see ancient site with our Premium Skip-The-Lines Athens - Piraeus Joined Tour. Visit the best attraction in Athens without having to wait in an exasperating long line at the ticket office, especially when on an Athens tour in the hot summer months. Simply walk up the sacred hill to the Acropolis site and see all the principle buildings. Admire the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion with the famous Caryatid Statues and the magnificent Parthenon.
The Best Museum in Athens
On our Athens - Piraeus Joined Tour - The Ultimate Athens Experience, you will have the opportunity to visit the New Acropolis Museum, the new heart of this old city. It hosts the most representative Greek antiquities and has been named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction by World Travel Awards. Underneath this cutting-edge museum are the excavations of Ancient Athens. On your Athens tours, become a part of history as you walk on the glass floor of the museum, the only thing separating you from her glorious past!
The Best View in Athens
Athens stretches across the plain of Attica and is built on seven hills, all of which offer great views to the city. Many Athens tours offer great views. However, our Athens - Piraeus Joined Tour - The Highlights of Athens will take you to Lycabettus, the highest point which allows for a 360-degree panoramic vista over the bustling city below. From the observatory and the chapel of Saint George, you will enjoy the best view in Athens! On a clear day, you may even see out until the island of Aegina gleaming on the horizon.
The Best Neighborhood in Athens
Our Private Athens Tour - New Acropolis Museum, Acropolis Site & Plaka will take you to the foothill of the Acropolis to discover Plaka, the Old Town of Athens. The best neighborhood in Athens is situated in the heart of the modern city and is packed with souvenir shops, traditional Greek tavernas and cafes. This nostalgia-inducing neighborhood is a charming place to walk around. Combine your Athens tour with a stroll through the labyrinth of narrow lanes and admire the pastel coloured houses.
The Best Shopping in Athens
Enjoy some shopping on your Athens at a Glimpse - Acropolis Site & Plaka tour. Your insider’s guide to all the best of Athens brings you back to the Plaka district where you will find the best shopping in Athens! Packed with jewelry stalls, gift shops and fashionable boutiques, there is nothing it does not offer. This is the perfect place to find the ideal souvenir and bring a bit of Greece home with you. From ancient Greek sandals to the latest trends in fashion, Plaka has it all. So, happy shopping on your Athens tours everyone!
The Best Street Food in Athens
Greeks live to eat and drink! So, your Insider’s Guide to All the Best in Athens wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the best street food in Athens. Apart from all the tavernas and restaurants, you should try the Greek “fast food". There are plenty of so-called “souvlatzidika” in the city center and in Plaka where you can buy gyros and souvlaki (pork or chicken on a little wooden skewer) wrapped in a pita topped with tzatziki, fries and tomatoes). The souvlaki is really inexpensive and is traditionally eaten standing or while walking around when on your tour in Athens. Kali oreksi!
Athens is definitely a city you should visit at least once in your lifetime! This lively city which combines past and present has the best of everything! Follow your insider’s guide to all the best of Athens and make your tour in Athens last forever.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your Athens tour with The Travel Insiders today - the city awaits!
- Premium Skip-The-Lines Athens - Piraeus Joined Tour (5h)
- Athens - Piraeus Joined Tour - The Highlights of Athens (4-5h)
- Athens - Piraeus Joined Tour - The Ultimate Athens Experience (7h)
- Athens at a Glimpse - Acropolis Site & Plaka (4-5h)
- Private Athens Tour - New Acropolis Museum, Acropolis Site & Plaka (6-7h)