Guided tour

Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS
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From US$ 54.28 per person

Likely to sell out

Skip the ticket line to the Acropolis and see Athens' most famous monuments. Hear about Ancient Greek myths from a licensed guide. Upgrade your experience with a Greek food tasting tour in Old Town.

About this tour

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Duration 2 - 3.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Greek

The Original experience

  • Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line access to the world-famous Acropolis of Athens
  • Discover the history and myths of ancient Athens from a professional guide
  • Explore hidden spots on Pnyx Hill and admire views of the Aegean Sea
  • Choose from either a shared group or private guided experience
  • Taste traditional Greek snacks when you upgrade to the street food tour option
Full description

Enjoy skip-the-ticket line access and discover the cradle of Western civilization on a guided visit to the Acropolis. Choose from either a shared or private guided experience and indulge in tasty Greek treats when you upgrade to include a street food tour in Athen's old town.

At the start of the tour, meet your dedicated guide at a hot spot for traditional Greek delicacies, where there are restroom facilities and you can purchase water or snacks.

Let your guide take you onto Pnyx Hill, which is the actual birthplace of democracy. Continue to immerse yourself in Ancient Greek history on a 50-minute tour of the world-famous Acropolis in Athens.

Admire the stunning architecture of the Parthenon Temple, learn the importance of the Erechtheion Temple, and hear myths and stories about ancient Athens.

After your guided tour, you have the option to stay on the hill to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view over the city and up to the Aegean Sea.

Your guide will show you a different route towards the south exit so that you also see the Altar of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus, the birthplace of theater drama.

Upgrade and extend your tour by adding a Greek street food experience. Follow your guide to explore additional areas of the Acropolis hill and the south slope. Afterward, walk into the Old Town for a guided tasting of popular Greek street foods.

  • 2-hour guided tour with a licensed guide
  • Small group for a better experience
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket
  • Meeting point with restroom facilities and Greek delicacies
  • Greek street food tasting tour in Athen's old town (if option selected)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel transfer
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Fresko Yogurt Bar Thissio. Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag. The meeting point is easily accessible on foot from the Thissio and the Acropolis Metro stations. There are 2 FRESKO Yogurt Bar locations in Athens. Please make sure you are at the Thissio FRESKO Yogurt Bar in order not to miss your tour.

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The tour requires walking uphill and on uneven surfaces
  •  The tour is done at an easy pace and provides a few short stops in the shade
  • After the tour ends you can stay on the Acropolis Hill to continue exploring on your own
  •  This is a skip-the-ticket line entry ticket, but there may still be a wait of up to 20 minutes to enter the Acropolis in high season
  • For those aged 0-24 years, you will need to go to the ticket booth and show your ID to receive a special entry ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 825 reviews

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Tour of the acropolis was very informative. Our guide, Aleksandra, provided context and detail that really added to our experience. We also elected for the food tour, which was our favorite part. Chrissy provided an excellent walking tour of Kerameikos. We learned some interesting aspects of Greek culture and sampled a variety of food. If you have the time, the cost of this tour is well worth it and I highly recommend adding the street food.

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September 18, 2022

Excellent guide took us through the Acropolis and provided great commentary on the history of the Acropolis, the temples and ancient Athenian life. I would definitely recommend going early to avoid heat and crowds. I opted to add on a tour of the old city and lunch. Both were great

September 14, 2022

Great experience, the guide was aware of the challenges of seeing the site, while sharing limited space with large crowds , the heat was a factor, and was hard to find respite from that, guide kept us moving and interested , she was very knowledgeable of what we were viewing and was able to answer most questions

September 9, 2022

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