Guided tour

Athens, Acropolis & Museum Tour without Tickets

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Athens, Acropolis & Museum Tour without Tickets

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

From US$ 69.57 per person

Experience the most important attractions in Athens on a tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. In addition, your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the city, including visits to Parliament House and the National Garden of Athens.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • Visit the Acropolis with a professional licensed guide
  • See other highlights of the city including the National Garden of Athens
  • Tour the Acropolis Museum, and learn more about this important archeological site
Full description
On this comprehensive city tour you’ll see some of the most important landmarks and sights in the historical center of Athens. You’ll also tour the Acropolis, enjoying an in-depth guided tour of this World Heritage Site. The 5-hour tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where your guide will show you the archaeological finds that came to light during the construction of the metro. Head on to Parliament House and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. See the changing of the guard before continuing on to the National Garden of Athens and the beautiful neo-classical Zappeion Hall. In front of the hall, note the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch Tower. Enter the famous Plaka district, and continue on the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionyssiou Areopagitou to the Acropolis. Begin your ascent while taking in spectacular views of the city below. Your guide will provide a detailed account of the monuments of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, Erechteion, Propylaia, and the Nike Temple. Learn about surrounding landmarks, such as the Dionysus Sanctuary, Philopappos Hill, Mars Hill, and the Ancient Agora. The tours ends at the New Acropolis Museum, where you’ll have a chance to see some of the more than 4,000 magnificent objects that were unearthed during the excavation of the site.
  • Local licensed guide
  • Tour
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Entrance fees (approximately €38 per adult)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

Inside the Syntagma Metro Station at Syntagma Square. Your Athens Walking Tours guide will be waiting for you one floor down, next to the ticket validating machines and beneath the big central hanging clock. The guide will be holding an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The distance covered is around 1.5 miles, with many stops in shady corners
  • The walking pace is moderate and suitable for all
  • Bring a sweater if you are visiting in the early spring or autumn
  • There are restrooms along the way
  • The first part of the tour ends at the Acropolis at 1:00 PM. At this point, you will have 45 minutes of free time to get a snack or a drink before you start the guided tour to the Museum at 1:45 PM. You can do this in the coffee shop of the museum or at the many spots along the pedestrian walkway next to the museum
  • People aged 25 and under are entitled to a reduced entry ticket or a free entry to archeological sites
  • Senior citizens, people aged 18 and under, and EU students are entitled to a reduced entry ticket to archeological sites and the Acropolis
  • To receive free or discounted entry tickets, you must bring a valid ID, student ID, or passport
  • Please bring cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. These will be bought in advance to avoid queueing
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 298 reviews

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Acropolis visit was a childhood dream and this guided tour was just totally worth it. The tour started on time, instructions where to meet were clear and easy, the audio headsets worked like a charm and let us maintain some air from the guide and other members of our group, also on top of the mountain this was a blessing as the wind was howling and there were large crowds and it was quite noisy. Coming to the guide, Angela was a real angel. She took us at a steady pace and my wife, though recovering from a recent leg sprain, found it comfortable. We did have some steep climbs and it was sunny. But Angela gave the right breaks, kept us in the shade and we didn’t even notice the difficulty. Overall top class and I will remember this visit for long. Highly recommend this pkg.

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October 8, 2022

I don't want to knock on the guide because she definitely did the best she could. But this company should not allow kids under the age of let's say 16 do these tours. Our tour ended over a half hour late because of a family who had 3 kids (all around the age of 12/15 I would say.) And with that are moms constantly asking about where they can eat, or where is water, and where the next bathroom break is. We were constantly waiting on them as a whole group. The tour itself was well organized and it was a nice day.

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July 11, 2022

100% happy. Hermes was brilliant. Knew his onions, flawless English and funny to boot. Great way to learn the history but not get bored. Plus he volunteers Info like “why didn’t anyone ask me about the toilet paper in Greece”? You can ask him anything. Don’t think twice about it - the tour was worth the money and the agony of 10.240 steps and 27 flights.

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May 30, 2022

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