The classical period was an era of unprecedented political and cultural achievement. In this period, Athens reached its greatest political and cultural heights: the full development of the democratic governmental system under the Athenian statesman Pericles; the building of the Parthenon on the Acropolis; the creation of the tragedies of Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides; and the founding of the philosophical schools of Socrates and Plato.
Walk in a nutshell
Step back in time and gain a vivid insight into Athens’ classical past. In addition to the great monuments of classical Athens, you will also learn about all major aspects of daily life from food and sports to religion, education, and politics. You will see the houses people inhabited, admire the theatre where the masterpieces of ancient drama were first performed; learn about the architecture of the Parthenon; discover the ruins of the state prison where Socrates was executed; and visit the Athenian Agora, the heart of ancient Athens where political, judicial, commercial, cultural and religious activities all found a place together.
Private group rates in Athens, (max 25 persons per group)
Duration Rate per Group
1-2 hours 260 €
3-4 hours 310 €
5-7 hours 320 €
8 hours 350 €
Full day (outside Athens) 430 €
Rates include VAT 24% and all legal charges and fees Does not include entrance tickets, transfers, meals, gratuities (optional), and any other service not mentioned above
List of selected landmarks Fee per person
Acropolis of Athens [adult €20/reduced €10]
Acropolis Museum [adult €5/reduced €3]
Ancient Agora of Athens [adult €8/reduced €4]
Plaka, the old town of Athens n/a
Roman Agora of Athens [adult €6/reduced €3] Hadrian’s Library [adult €4/reduced €2] Kerameikos [adult €8/reduced €4] National Archaeological Museum [General Admission €10]
The Pnyx & Philopappou Hill n/a
Olympieio (Temple of Zeus) [adult €6/reduced €3] Lykeion (Aristotle’s Lyceum) [adult €4/reduced €2] Landmark Panorama* [adult €30/reduced €15] * Unified ticket includes entrance to Acropolis Hill, Ancient Agora, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Hadrian’s Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens and is valid for five days.
Great Small Museums
Byzantine & Christian Museum
Benaki Museum – main building
Benaki Museum – Islamic Art
Benaki Museum – Ghika Gallery
Museum of Cycladic Art
Athens City Museum
Policies: a service fee for ticket prepurchase and skip the line.
Coffee break: € 7 pp
Lunch break: € 15 pp
Dinner: €20 pp
Other languages: € 5-10 pp
- Rates vary according to the duration of the walk.
- This walk is available for private bookings only and allows further customization/theme adaptation
- This is a cultural city activity – please equip yourself with comfortable shoes, a hat and sun-block.
“We turn aside to trace the footsteps left by ancient Time“
Aeschylus, The Suppliant Maidens. 533.
Image Credit: Frederic Boissonnas, 1903