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Acropolis of Athens Tour

Highlights
  • Explore the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a local guide
  • See the Theatre of Dionysus, Parthenon, and the Temple of Athena Nike
  • Learn about ancient Greek history, mythology, drama, and lifestyles
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Acropolis of Athens Tour
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Overview

It is, of course, possible to explore the ruins of the Acropolis independently. But without an understanding of ancient Greek religion, culture, and history, it can be tough to tell exactly what you’re looking at—let alone what it all means. This guided walking tour takes the confusion out of the Acropolis and leaves you free to continue exploring once you’re done.

What to Expect

Greet your guide in Central Athens and then stroll to the Acropolis, pay your entrance fee, and head inside. Enter through the south side, stopping at the Theatre of Dionysus and the Sanctuary of Dionysus.

Inside the ancient citadel, ascend the sacred hill. Your guide will explain the names and meaning of sights like the Parthenon, with its missing marbles; the Temple of Athena Nike; the Erechtheion; and the Propylaea gateway. 

At the summit, savor sweeping views of the modern city as your guide points out surrounding monuments, including Areopagus hill and the ancient agora, a meeting place that was once the beating heart of ancient Athens. The tour concludes here, leaving you free to explore at your leisure or make your own way back to your hotel.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Illuminating experience

Our tour guide, Artemis, shared her passion for the history of the Acropolis and details of the construction of its buildings through memorable stories. She took good care of our group by choosing shady places for her explanations. A good idea to wear non-slip shoes,...More

Thank deluge2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very good!

our tour guide Artemis was very good. explained everything clearly and definitely knew her stuff. entertaining to listen to. Would definitely recommend this trip to others.

Thank Vekshana S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Acropolis Tour

Great, very well organized walking tour! Nick was a great guide, very easy to understand and informative. Strongly recommend!!

Thank departurescheryl
Reviewed 12 April 2018
really god tour, with excellent guide

We really enjoyed this tour, the guide was very friendly and spoke good and clear English. She Had excellent knowledge of the sites we visited and told interesting facts and stories. The space was good and well suited for every body, we where worried for...More

Thank PhilDane
Reviewed 1 April 2018
Good tour but sold useless tickets to the Acropolis Museum

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this tour. The tour of the Acropolis itself was fine and we knew from the beginning that the tour did not include the nearby Acropolis Museum. Therefore when we checked in with the guide in the morning we paid an extra...More

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Ioannis G, Owner at Athens Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear guest, I am really sorry that you were upset! You booked this tour with us, the Athens Walking Tours, through Viator pages. In this case we do not know your e-mail or the hotel you are staying. This data is kept by Viator. All...More

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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
The tour guide skips the line with the group tour and hands over the money all at once. She collects the money from you at the meet up location. It’s a fast process.
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