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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

  • Experience Ancient Greece’s greatest monument: the Acropolis

  • Enjoy skip-the-line access (ticket at own expense) even at peak times

  • Explore the new Acropolis Museum with a guide

The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

Skip the long lines at the iconic Acropolis (ticket price not included), discover the Acropolis Museum, and enjoy a guided walking tour of Athens in just a few hours on this action-packed tour that’s tailor-made for history buffs. Along the way enjoy the single most elegant approach to the Acropolis: a stroll up the pedestrian walkway Dionysiou Areopagitou.

What to Expect

The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards. 

Next, our guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you’ll walk towards the Acropolis on the beautiful pedestrian walkway called Dionysiou Areopagitou. 

The Acropolis Museum is another highlight on this tour, a perfect follow-up to actually exploring the sights at the Acropolis itself. Recognized as one of the top museums in the world, you’ll find yourself up close to the impressive marble masterpieces found on the Acropolis including dramatic sculptures and friezes that brilliantly define the Classical period of ancient Greece.

Skip-the-Line Access: The Acropolis 

The entrance tickets are not included in the tours fee because there are various rates depending on participants (students, children etc.), on the season (high, low) and there is free entrance on some specific dates throughout the year. However, we provide you with a skip-the line-service at no extra cost. We buy the tickets in advance so you skip the lines and have immediate access to the sights listed on the tour.Please make sure you have enough cash (Euros) with you to purchase the tickets from us at the beginning of your tour.

Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.  During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of its historic monuments including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple and other significant sights including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.  

NOTE: After the first part of the tour ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting for the Acropolis Museum Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum at approximately 13:45 (1:45 pm). 

Acropolis Museum 

Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach.  Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways.  The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout.  Panoramic views top the experience.  The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 (3:00 pm).
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Acropolis Walking Tour

We had an amazing experience with Alex. His knowledge of the history and the politics of the various times was very interesting. He tied all of the history together when we finished at the Acropolis museum. Alex is very passionate about the legacy of the...More

Thank Mark d
Reviewed 6 days ago
Outstanding tour guide - great tour

I was wondering why we needed a tour guide but I am so happy we did. Our guide was Kostas Kadtellakis who is a great guide and a great person, more later. It started with changing of the guard, thru national gardens, on to Haderian's...More

Thank wacotom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent walking tour

This is a great way to see the sights of Athens. The walking is not difficult and we were given opportunity to take restroom breaks and also to buy water or snacks. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. We enjoyed all...More

1  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an eye opener for me. was worried I will be walking for 5hours and thought it will be too tiring but truth is I enjoyed the trip so much I didn't notice the time run. our guide for the tour Kostas was just...More

Thank Amma F
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile
Mist do

To the point that if you haven't seen this, you haven't really seen Greece. It's a mesmerizing place, the summit. But even the path towards it is excellent. For starters, it's paced very well. Our tour guide Nikos was very well versed and friendly, he...More

Thank Daniel S
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13 June 2018|
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Response from Amie G | Reviewed this property |
You will need taxi from the port, not sure about Uber or Lift. Probably at least 1/2 hr outside of the city center, but more with traffic.
Kunjan P
23 April 2018|
Response from Amie G | Reviewed this property |
It started with 4, and then more joined along he way. I think we finished with about 15 people