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Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

1. Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments. Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts. Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that honored the god of medicine Asclepius, before the Parthenon. Wander around the temple to learn about how it was constructed for the goddess Athena. Once you familiarize yourself with the site's classical architecture, head indoors to the New Acropolis Museum for a brief break and refreshments (at own expense) in the cafe. Ranked one of the top 5 museums in the world, the New Acropolis Museum boasts collections of statues and other relics of everyday life in several galleries. In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the glass floor occasionally reveals an archaeological excavation site.

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

2. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Athens on a guided tour of the Acropolis. Save time with skip-the-line access to this popular attraction. Uncover the secrets of the past as you follow your guide through the fascinating exhibits in the Acropolis Museum. Skip the lines and head in faster following your guide as they go through Greek architecture, mythology & history. Explore the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and of course, the Parthenon as part of a detailed tour. Learn from your guide as they talk about the most important myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults, and how several events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct called Acropolis. Continue to the Acropolis Museum for the second part of the tour. Explore the stunning glass floors to see the excavations, and follow your guide for another hour to see treasures of the ancient Greek civilization and the museum building itself. See the original pieces from the temples in Acropolis and learn about their historical context from your guide. Hear about the Elgin Marbles in the Parthenon Gallery. Finish your guided tour at The Archaic Gallery with statues predating the Acropolis. After your guided tour, you have the option to stay in the museum to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view over the city and up to the Acropolis in its famous Museum Cafe.

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Private Guided Tour

3. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Private Guided Tour

In the company of a Professional licensed archaeological guide, skip the line to experience the Acropolis with the iconic Parthenon and the New Acropolis Museum. Dedicated to your group alone your private guide will bring to life the pinnacle of the classical Greek period along with many of its associated masterpieces housed in the nearby Museum for a once in a lifetime experience. The many masterpieces from the Acropolis along with models, videos & interactive installations are housed in the state-of-the-art New Acropolis Museum where your guide will illuminate the most impressive & significant pieces along with the stories of myth & legend behind them. The tour's combination of the Acropolis and Museum form a perfect pairing in the understanding of the core of the 'Golden age' of Classical Greece. To avoid the long ticket lines, your guide will pre-purchase your tickets. You will reimburse this cost directly to your guide upon arrival.

Athens: The Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

4. Athens: The Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Discover relics from Ancient Greece at the peak of its creative influence in the 5th century BC, and complete your visit to the iconic Acropolis with a guided tour of the Acropolis Museum. Designed by the architects Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis, the museum is a treasure chest of artifacts formerly held in other museums, in storage, or returned from foreign collections. Marvel at the 1st floor Archaic Gallery as it is bathed in natural light. See excavations made visible through stunning glass floors. A licensed local guide will show you highlights from the museum's collection of more than 4,000 artifacts, which include votive offerings to Athena, statues of the Caryatids, and a glass atrium built-in alignment with the Parthenon. Get a sense of what the city looked like in days gone by with 3D exhibits and a plexiglass floor that reveals the ruins of an ancient Athenian neighborhood.

Athens: City Sightseeing Tour including Acropolis Visit

5. Athens: City Sightseeing Tour including Acropolis Visit

Discover the diverse city of Athens. Known for its historical monuments, Athens is also home to many modern, elegant structures. Visit the Acropolis, which still stands as a reminder of the beauty and glory of ancient Athens. High atop its rocky base are the Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, with its stunning Porch of Maidens. Drive to the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathinaikon Stadium. This stadium was site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, birthplace of a world-wide tradition. Continue driving and pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament House on Constitution Square. Here you’ll experience views of government buildings and elegant structures of the 19th century. Drive along Panepistimiou Avenue and view the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, University, and National Library.

Athens: Acropolis and Μuseum Private Guided Tour

6. Athens: Acropolis and Μuseum Private Guided Tour

Explore the most popular landmark of the city during a 3-hour tour in the company of a licensed archaeologist tour guide. Enter through the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Walking up the sacred rock, see the hidden caves and sanctuaries and learn about the unknown cults of the area. Once at the summit of the hill, admire unique masterpieces of ancient architecture including the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and, of course, the Parthenon, the largest and most impressive temple. Hear the fascinating myths of Athens. Learn about the innovative architecture of the monuments, the scandals involving the artists and politicians of ancient times and the everyday and political life of classical Athens that made the city one of the greatest in the world.  Visit the impressive contemporary building of the New Acropolis Museum made of concrete and glass offering a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and modern Athens. The exhibition space of more than 150,000 square feet includes unique examples of sculpture and architecture.

Acropolis & Museum: Private Guided Tour without Tickets

7. Acropolis & Museum: Private Guided Tour without Tickets

Explore the history of Athens on a walking tour with a private guide. Start at the city's most monumental site, the iconic Acropolis. Admire the astonishing collection of sculptures that describe more than 2,500 years of history, from the glorious first theater of humanity at the Theatre of Dionysus, to the healing Temple of Asclepius, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. See the Temple of Athena Nike (Temple of Wingless Victory), the gateway of the Propylaea, the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheion, and the crowning glory of the Parthenon. Your licensed guide will explain the roles the various monuments played at the center of classical civilization in the western hemisphere, before taking you to the new state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum, where relics from Ancient Greece await your discovery in spectacular displays.

Athens: Ancient Highlights Self-Guided Treasure Hunt & Tour

8. Athens: Ancient Highlights Self-Guided Treasure Hunt & Tour

Play a fun treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting some of the major attractions in Athens on this self-guided walking tour. Explore the city at your own pace while using brains and teamwork to get to the end of the game. To get started, simply download the app and start the game at a time that's convenient to you (download instructions received via email after booking). Head over to the first location to begin the game and work your way through the streets of Athens. As you explore, answer riddles at each place to unlock the next location. Use the app to help you navigate between attractions. Anywhere along the tour route, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to fully take in the sights. By the end of your adventure, you'll have learned about the ancient city of Athens and some of the most memorable attractions of the city. Start your tour from the monument of the Unknown Soldier, a monument with huge symbolism for Hellenism! Visit Kapnikarea church with its strange name and many stories about its name, and explore Monastiraki Square, the center of Athens with its wonderful church and unique view. Photograph the Library of Pantainos with its unique aesthetics and admire the Arion ice with the unique ancient history it carries. Then the world-famous Herodus Atticus Odeon awaits you. Even the statue of the hero General Makrygiannis in a beautiful landscape will continue your beautiful journey in the heart of ancient Athens. Admire the Lysikrates monument. The church of Ragavas will enchant you, while the Tower of Andronikos will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

Zeus Temple, Acropolis & Museum Private Tour without Tickets

9. Zeus Temple, Acropolis & Museum Private Tour without Tickets

Meet with your expert private guide on the beautiful pedestrian walkway Dionisiou Areopagitou and depart on a fascinating historical trip to explore the 3 main attractions of the historical city of Athens. Your licensed knowledgeable tour guide will make the ancient stones come alive and narrate their stories. Being in Greece, the cradle of the European civilization, you cannot but visit the Acropolis, this unique UNESCO Heritage monument!  Enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary and Dionysus Theatre built in the 5th century BC. On your way to the Acropolis, enjoy the marvellous view that unfolds before your eyes. Seize the opportunity to take the best pictures of the surrounding monuments, such as, the Philopappos hill monument and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Observatory. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis, such as, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Agrippa Monument, and will point out the best point to capture with your camera the Ancient Agora, the Lycabettus hill and the best views of the city. The impressive Zeus Temple, the biggest Temple of antiquity is a must-see. You will not only admire the size of the building but you will also be able to take wonderful pictures of the Acropolis from a unique point of view. Continue to the Acropolis Museum with its stunning displays. The unique design of the Acropolis Museum has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors! The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts.

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum for Families

10. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum for Families

Start your journey by heading towards the archaeological site of the Acropolis. With your child-friendly guide, the whole family will explore Athens's most impressive sites and glorious monuments. Lose yourself in the stories and myths of the past. Children will be intrigued by the story-telling, while at the same time the rest of the family will be able to see the stories come to life thanks to the specially-designed, augmented-reality iPad mini. Your guide will provide each member with one such iPad at the site. Then, you will move on to the renowned New Acropolis Museum where you will admire treasures of the past from up-close.

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What people are saying about Acropolis Museum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 890 reviews

We had a great time on this walking tour of the Acropolis + Acropolis Museum. Our guide, Dorina, was knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and enthusiastic with our small group of about 12. It was a hot day (as it will be on most summer days in Athens) but she carefully maximized time in the shady parts of the territory to keep us as cool as possible. The use of a microphone/headset/earbud system was sooooo helpful and made the experience so much nicer than other tours I’ve been on. I didn’t feel the need to jockey for position near the guide so that I could hear the details since they were comfortably arriving in my ear as long as we were anywhere nearby. Lovely. The museum part of the tour was a nice addition and Dorina’s knowledge of the offerings and highlights allowed us to maximize our time before the onslaught of the cruise ship groups arrived. All in all, I highly recommend the use of this company as a great way to take in the deep culture of the Acropolis.

Tour was fantastic and I wish I read up on my green mythology before going. It was packed on the tick, but madga found us shade when telling us about the site. Easy to walk up and back. Museum was spectacular

Our guide was a great storyteller which made the whole experience wonderful. It was one of the hottest days in Athens but she captured our interest the whole time. Definitely recommend.

The tour guide that we had was amazing. She was friendly, knowledgeable , and a joy to be around !

The guide was knowledgeable and lively. We enjoyed our visit.