• Athens Sightseeing Tour

    Athens Sightseeing Tour

    This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the…

  • 2-Day Combo Private Tour: Essential Athens & Temple of Poseidon plus Delphi

    2-Day Combo Private Tour: Essential Athens & Temple of Poseidon plus Delphi

    Exclusive to your group alone, this private tour combines 3 of the most popular tours; a tour of all main Athens highlights & old town; an after lunch coastal road trip to sounion & the landmark clifftop Temple of Poseidon; and on Day 2, an unforgettable visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Delphi…

  • Private FullDay: Essential Athens, Cape Sounion/Temple of Poseidon & Great Lunch

    Private FullDay: Essential Athens, Cape Sounion/Temple of Poseidon & Great Lunch

    Why this tour: We avoid the crowds, it is totally private & personalized, flexible and it includes real Greek food with no fixed menu.A really PRIVATE day journey -just for you and your partner or group- to all the Athens essentials & the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. We explore as much as we…

  • Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum

    Private Walking Tour: Benaki Museum

    Visit Greece’s finest private museum on this 3-hour private walking tour from Athens. The museum contains the vast collection of Antonis Benakis, accumulated during 35 years of avid collecting in Europe and Asia.

  • Athens Sunset Bike Tour

    Athens Sunset Bike Tour

    This 3h afternoon bike tour offers a chance to capture a sunset in Athens as you ride around the city and pass by all the must see locations. Admire the ancient monuments together with the bustling new part of the city during the afternoon breeze. Your tour leader will lead you to all the major…

  • Essential Athens Highlights Half-Day Private Tour with Flexible Options

    Essential Athens Highlights Half-Day Private Tour with Flexible Options

    From pick up at your Hotel, Cruise ship or Athens residence sit back in comfort as our experienced professional tour driver takes you on a private tour of all the Athens Highlights including the Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum, Arch of Hadrian, Temple of Zeus, Olympic Stadium, Parliament & Changing of the Guards, so you won’t…

  • 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

    Private flexible tour combining the Highlights of Athens with a coastal road trip to the Sounion peninsula & amazing clifftop Temple of Poseidon as you relax along the way in one of our new full extra Mercedes models with free WiFi & bottled water in the company of a highly experienced, knowledgeable & considerate Tour…

  • 2-Days Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour in Athens with Skip-the-Line Acropolis Ticket

    2-Days Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour in Athens with Skip-the-Line Acropolis Ticket

    Admire the city of Athens,Piraeus & Riviera/Beaches with the 48hrs unlimited hop on hop off sightseeing tours. Learn all about history and culture, with the commentary on board available in 14 languages. Combine the hop on hop on tours with the skip-the-line entrance ticket to Acropolis, towering over the capital. Walk around on its grounds…

  • Private Downtown Athens Tour

    Private Downtown Athens Tour

    Admire the change of Evzones guards, stationed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Parliament. Stroll through the Greek National Gardens. Admire Zapeion Megaron, walk down Herodes Atticus road and see the Greek Presidential Residence. Continue to the Panathenaic Stadium and the Temple of Olympian Zeus the largest of the…

  • Essential Athens Highlights Full-Day Private Tour with Flexible Options

    Essential Athens Highlights Full-Day Private Tour with Flexible Options

    From pick up at your Hotel, Cruise ship or Athens residence sit back in comfort as our experienced professional tour driver takes you on a tour of all the Athens Highlights including the Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum, Arch of Hadrian, Temple of Zeus, Olympic Stadium, Parliament & Changing of the Guards, and National Archaeological Museum,…

  • Half Day Athens Highlights Private Tour 5H

    Half Day Athens Highlights Private Tour 5H

    The chance for a very unique trip. The Athenian Highlights offers you the most picturesque tour around the city, combining history, magnificent views and tastes from a very delicate gastronomy center.After the Athenian experience, we drive you through the Riviera. A palm tree–lined esplanades and idyllic beaches dominate a unique slice of Mediterranean coastline – urban…

  • Athens 3 Hours Driving Tour with a Luxury Mercedes

    Athens 3 Hours Driving Tour with a Luxury Mercedes

    The most compact way for the traveler to see all the hidden gems of the city and to listen the most incredible stories.We love our city. The most passionate drivers offers you a time lapse into the Ancient Greek History Trust the localsWe specialize in leisure and business trips. A team of responsible drivers corresponds…

  • Athens Private Tour: Ancient Greece Mythology Exploration Game

    Athens Private Tour: Ancient Greece Mythology Exploration Game

    Embark on a mythological quest around Athens, full of adventure and mystery. On the way, you will visit some of the city’s famous attractions, such as Acropolis, Pnyx, and more. And you will discover all their stories while solving clues on your phone. Are you ready to relive history?+ Discover stories about Greek mythology+ Climb…

  • Mercedes Luxury Private Tour Athens – Marathon 8 Hours

    Mercedes Luxury Private Tour Athens – Marathon 8 Hours

    We love our city. The most passionate drivers offers you a time lapse into the Ancient Greek History in 8 hours.Trust the locals.We specialize in leisure and business trips. A team of responsible drivers corresponds your needs. Our luxurious cars are equipped with all amenities such as, CLIMA, LEATHER SEATS,GPS NAVIGATOR and WIFI. We would…

  • Athens Half Day & Enjoy The Athenian Reviera Swimming Lunch Private Tour 8h

    Athens Half Day & Enjoy The Athenian Reviera Swimming Lunch Private Tour 8h

    A great opportunity for us to provide you one of the most hisorical tours, Combining the beauty of the city with its history and uniqueness along the Times! Visit one of the most important temple ever, the Temple of Poseidon!!! A picturesque Temple, built on the edge of an impressive hill, observing the Crystal Aegean…

  • Half Day Athens Highlights Private Tour 5H

    Mercedes Luxury Private Tour Ultimate Athenian Tour & Food Taste 8 Hours

    We love our city. The most passionate drivers offers you a time lapse into the Ancient Greek History Trust the localsWe specialize in leisure and business trips. A team of responsible drivers corresponds your needs. Our luxurious cars are equipped with all amenities such as, CLIMA, LEATHER SEATS,GPS NAVIGATOR and WIFI. We would be happy…

  • Mercedes Luxury Private Tour Ultimate Athens 4Hours-Sounio 4Hours

    Mercedes Luxury Private Tour Ultimate Athens 4Hours-Sounio 4Hours

    We love our city. The most passionate drivers offers you a time lapse into the Ancient Greek History Trust the localsOur Food Taste is included into the priceWe specialize in leisure and business trips. A team of responsible drivers corresponds your needs. Our luxurious cars are equipped with all amenities such as, CLIMA, LEATHER SEATS,GPS…

  • Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Museum

    Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour with Acropolis Museum

    This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop).Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the…


Archaeological tours of Athens typically cover the Odeon and other important ancient sites on and near the Acropolis; exploring with a guide helps you interpret the ruins. Most Acropolis tours include skip-the-line tickets to avoid a long wait to enter. Alternatively, see the theater during an evening performance; the venue hosts summertime open-air concerts and stages classical plays, and hosts the Athens & Epidaurus Festival from June through August.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • You can admire the theater from above by heading to the Stoa of Eumenes on the western edge of the Acropolis and looking down.
  • There is little shade at the Odeon so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen.
  • High-heeled shoes cannot be worn by audience members due to the steep steps to reach the seats; choose comfortable flat shoes if attending a performance.
  • Some areas of the Odeon are accessible to wheelchairs; enquire at the box office for additional information.

How to Get There

The Odeon is located on the southern slope of the Acropolis along the pedestrian-only Dionysiou Areopagitou, which runs between the area’s main archaeological sites; the nearest metro stops are Monastiraki and Acropoli.

When to Get There

If visiting the Odeon by day, arrive in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat of midday and peak visiting hours. Opening times for evening concerts vary according to the event, but be sure to arrive with plenty of time to spare as the stairs are very steep and it may take a few minutes to reach your seat.

Athen’s Ancient Blockbusters

In addition to the Odeon, archaeology buffs can take in nearby A-list ancient Greek sites such as the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis of Athens, home of the magnificent Parthenon temple; Propylaia; Temple of Athena Nike; and Erechtheion complex, with the statue-lined Porch of the Caryatids. Most archaeological tours cover these headliners, along with the Acropolis Museum.