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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

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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.
You'll start at
Fresko Yogurt Bar Acropoli
Dionysiou Areopagitou 3, Athina 117 42, Greece
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    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    A comprehensive tour of the Acropolis and all its monuments (Parthenon, Nike Temple, Dionysus Theater and many more)
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    Pass by Parthenon
    Pass by Theater of Dionysus
    Pass by Herod Atticus Odeon
    Pass by Erechtheion
    Pass by Temple of Athena Nike
You'll end at
Athens 117 42, Greece
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  • Explore the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the Theatre of Dionysus, Parthenon, and the Temple of Athena Nike (entrance at your expense)
  • Learn about ancient Greek history, mythology, drama, and lifestyles
  • Soak up sweeping views from the summit as you discover surrounding sights
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Fresko Yogurt Bar Acropoli, Dionysiou Areopagitou 3, Athina 117 42, Greece
1h 30m
Return Details
Acropoli, Athens 117 42, Greece
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Entrance fee to Acropolis (20 euros/adult) are not included; payed in cash on the spot.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • If you are a student or a teen hold your valid ID/student card to be entitled to reduced entr. fees.
  • ISIC cards are not accepted by most archaeological sites.
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Please have in mind that
  • baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis
  • archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dyl2013 wrote a review Feb 2020
Berkshire6 contributions1 helpful vote
Loads of information given by our brilliant guide. Not rushed, no crowds or queues and well worth the money.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you for your comment. We are happy you had a good time in your tour!
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103julie8888 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wiesbaden, Germany7 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We feel like we learned SO MUCH about the history of Athens and the Athens Acropolis. Highly recommend....
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thank you for your comment! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your tour and learned about the History of Athens. All of our licensed guides are carefully chosen in order to offer you the best experience!
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Elena D wrote a review Feb 2020
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I recommend you to visit the Acropolis with a guide. It was much more interesting than if I had visited without. Fotini, our guide was very nice, she spoke very good english. She even sang Happy Birthday in Greek for me because it was my birthday :) Thank you for the experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you for your lovely comment and happy birthday :) We are glad you had such a nice experience in your tour with Fotini, she is one of a kind!
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A P wrote a review Jan 2020
Philadelphia11 contributions4 helpful votes
Annie was a great tour guide- very friendly and told us some very interesting facts about the site! Highly recommend
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Thank you for your comment. Glad you had an enjoyable tour with Annie, she is indeed great!
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MWT999 wrote a review Jan 2020
UK12 contributions21 helpful votes
This tour is fine, you get a knowledgeable guide who can explain the history and architecture of the Parthenon very well. We were a group of 8, and expected a private guide. However, we were merged with others to make a group of 20 people, so for 1.5 hours they earned around
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thank you for your comment! We are glad you enjoyed the tour with your guide. All of our guides are excellent licensed professionals with a great passion for their job. You chose to participate in a small-group tour of maximum 22 people. On our site there is always the option of a private guided tour, for all our tours, should you wish one. We are sorry you felt that the tour was overpriced and crowded, since all the fees (public and private tours + sites' entrance fees) and the maximum number of participants are also explicitly stated on our site. We strive for excellence and the best experience possible for our guests, and that is why all our guides are licensed and highly knowledgeable, in order for you to gain a deeper understanding of the legacy of Acropolis, far beyond the information included in the history books. We hope your overall stay in Athens was great!
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This must be the definitive walking tour of Athens. Why? The personality and expertise of the Guide, Dorini. She
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Great Athens tour
Tour guide Dorina was great and was extremely knowable about the area and sites. We really enjoyed it and learned a
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Good guide, good tour
Our guide Foitini stayed enthusiastic and friendly for all 5hrs30mins of the tour. Took regular breaksbsonit wasn't
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Great Tour!
Very organized and informative!! It was an excellent tour that guided you through the history of the Acropolis.
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Great tour and guide. One of the best. Thanks Fotini
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Super informative and thorough!
Great tour with a lot included when you do all parts including the museum. Kimon was a fantastic guide and never gr
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Informative, fun and welcoming!
I had the pleasure of joining Fotini’s group for a 5.5 hour tour of the city including the Acropolis and Acropolis
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A friend and I booked this tour to finish off our lovely trip to Athens. We are so glad we booked this tour because
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A great tour of both the Acropolis and Acropolis museum with a fantastic, passionate guide. It was nice to have the
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We had a great day tasting all sorts of food and drinks! We had a group of 8 4 adults and 4 teens. Everyone enjoyed
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This was a good way to see the major highlights of Athens with informative details. Our guide, Natalia, did a good
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walking tour in the Acropolis
We were a small group and the visit lasted an hour and a half. The guide, Eli , was really good and so nice, highly
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