Guided tour

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Athens Walks Tour Company
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From US$ 62.30 per person

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Follow an archaeologist, hearing tales that bring the Greece of antiquity to life as you visit the monuments of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Greece's ancient sites with an archaeologist
  • Visit the hilltop monuments of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon
  • Admire Athens' breathtaking skyline from the top of the Acropolis
  • Get insight into the daily life of Greek civilians at the Acropolis Museum
  • Walk over the glass floor and head to the top of the Acropolis museum and admire the Parthenon temple glass gallery
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis Museum
  • Entrance fees (depending on option selected)
  • Guide
  • Microphones (for groups larger than 5)
  • Entrance fees (depending on the option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Athens Walks office, located 60 meters from the Acropolis metro station. If you are using Google Maps, make sure to add the postal code to the address. If you are arriving from the Acropolis metro station, use the Athanasiou Diakou Street exit and take the stairs up. Continue on this street for 60 meters and you will see the shop on your left.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please preorder your tickets. In case you do not have your entrance tickets, they will be purchased from your guide
  • Please note, the Acropolis tour lasts 2 hours. If you select to extend this tour to include the Acropolis museum it will last 4 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 645 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Stelios was an amazing tour guide!!. Me and my 10 years old absolutely enjoy it. He is a super talented guide who went way beyond our expectations. He was very generous with his time and knowledge and totally managed to keep us engaged. I cant fine any more words, but I would totally recommend it.

November 27, 2022

fantastic and very informative! The tour Guide my group got was an absolute blessing. It was a privilege to visit and even more of a privilege to get the tour guide we had. I don't remember her name but she stated that both of her parents were Greek history professors I believe and she had been in athens for over 35 years. I hope that helps you find her. she was AMAZING and the tour was fantastic!

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November 25, 2022

NOTE: The tour with tickets included is not the best value during the off season. Tickets were worth 15 euros but the tour with tickets was 25 euros more than the tour without tickets. On to the review: tour guide Kimon was an excellent storyteller and we enjoyed learning about the history and myths of the Acropolis. Happy with the tour overall but getting charged 10 euros more per person than we should be was disappointing.

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November 24, 2022

Product ID: 85922