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Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined streets to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel and one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites. Head for the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Pick up your tickets and make your way inside to see the ancient treasures that await Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater regarded as the birthplace of the performing arts. Hear about its history and imagine it filled with the theatergoers of Ancient Greece. Stop at the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Once inside the Acropolis, get up close with important sights like the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Learn the history of these fascinating ruins from your guide. Once at the summit of the sacred hill, take in the sweeping panoramas of Athens. Learn about the excavations, and get an insight into the citadel’s ruins. Hear about surrounding monuments, such as Mars Hill and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.  Your tour concludes at the summit of the Acropolis, leaving you free to continue exploring the site on your own. You can choose between an early morning, morning or afternoon guided tour.

Athens: Acropolis Guided Walking Tour in Spanish

2. Athens: Acropolis Guided Walking Tour in Spanish

Explore the Acropolis of Athens, the site of the most celebrated Greek myths and significant religious festivals of ancient Athens with a guide. Gaze at the temple of Parthenon and the Propylaea, a monumental gateway into the Acropolis. Walk through the Acropolis dedicated to Athena, the goddess protector of the city. Learn about the long history of the capital of modern Greece. Visit the theater of Dionysus which holds 17,000 spectators and was used to host festivals honoring the birth of the Greek god. Be impressed by the Erechtheion, named after the demi-god Erechtheus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a giant stone theater. Enjoy commentary from your guide about the ancient greek myths behind the ruins. Take a look at the Caryatid stone carvings and the Temple of Athena Nike, the smallest temple. After your tour, have free time to stay longer and explore the outstanding site at your own pace.

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

3. 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 Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

4. Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Enjoy skip-the-ticket line access and discover the cradle of Western civilization on a guided visit to the Acropolis. Choose from either a small-group 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.

Acropolis: Entrance Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

5. Acropolis: Entrance Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

Explore the monuments of the Acropolis on a customizable morning or afternoon walking tour. Visit the Parthenon, and learn the fascinating history of the most important classical site in the western world. Join a licensed archaeologist guide, and admire an astonishing collection of sculptures that tell more than 2,500 years of history, from the 1st theater of human civilization at the Theater of Dionysus, to the healing Temple of Asclepius, and Odeon of Herodes Atticus. See the Temple of Athena Nike (Temple of Wingless Victory), and the gateway to the Propylaeum. Go to the remains of the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheum. Marvel at the crowning glory of the Acropolis at the iconic Parthenon (entrance fee not included and will need to be paid on the day), from where almost all of Athens can be seen.

Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

6. Historic Athens: Small Group Electric Bike Tour

Embark on an electric bike tour of Athens that combines the city’s ancient and modern sites, and enjoy panoramic views, picturesque streets, and well-known archeological sights along the way. Following a short briefing and test ride at the centrally located meeting point, cruise through a park to familiarize yourself with the bike before the start of your tour proper. Glide effortlessly up the hill to Pnyka and Filoppappou, where there will be time to admire the views and take panoramic photos. Go to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Areios Pagos (Supreme Court) on the slopes of the Acropolis, before heading to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Along the way, discover some of the city’s more modern monuments, and look at the Evzones (guards) standing in front of the Parliament building in their colorful tunics. Travel through the National Gardens to arrive at the Panathinaic Stadium, site of the very 1st Olympic Games. Then, cycle back through the narrow streets of Plaka to discover a picturesque neighborhood just steps from the Acropolis. Stop to look at the Tower of Winds and discover the Roman and ancient markets, before heading back.

Acropolis: Evening Tour With a German-Speaking Guide

7. Acropolis: Evening Tour With a German-Speaking Guide

Meet your licensed guide, an experienced archaeologist, and walk to the Acropolis, one of the most important collections of ancient buildings in the world. Learn about the history of the hilltop, with evidence of habitation stretching back over 6,000 years. Explore the construction of its most famous buildings, including the venerable Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheion, and the gateway to the Propylaea. As the sun sinks into the gulf, the twilight illuminates these ancient buildings in a timeless glow that conjures the spirit of 2,500 years of history. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater of human civilization, and the healing Temple of Asclepius. Listen as your guide talks about the importance of this place to classical civilization in the western hemisphere.

Athens: 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket & Acropolis Entry

8. Athens: 48-hour Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket & Acropolis Entry

Combine a Hop On Hop Off bus ticket that gets you to the city center of Athens, Piraeus, and the beaches with skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis. Enjoy easy access to some of the most popular attractions in the city. Visit the Acropolis that towers over the Greek capital and walk around its ancient grounds. Feel connected to the past as you stroll through this place of great importance to the ancient Greeks. Admire the temples, the Parthenon and the other important monuments dotted around the site. See the Propylae, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Porch of Maidens at the Erechtheion. Travel around Athens with your Hop On Hop Off bus ticket. Get off any time to check out interesting attractions and get back on to continue your journey. Listen to audio commentary available in 14 different languages.

Athens: Acropolis & Parthenon with Tickets & Food Tasting

9. Athens: Acropolis & Parthenon with Tickets & Food Tasting

Discover the Acropolis of Athens and enjoy unique Greek flavors during this combo guided tour and tasting experience, skip-the-line entry tickets included. Visit Plaka for an opportunity to explore the past and the present of the city and taste some local specialties. Start your trip by skipping the ticket line at the Acropolis of Athens and visiting the Theater of Dionysus. The theater sits on the south slope of the hill of the Acropolis, where all the worldwide famous ancient comedies and tragedies were first performed. Visit the Odeon of Herod Atticus, widely known as the Herodion, which was named the second-best theater in the whole world. See the remains of the healing temple of Asklepieion of Athens, a sanctuary west of the Theater of Dionysus that was built in honor of the gods Asclepius and Hygeia. Continuing the ascent to the Sacred Rock, pass through the acropolis’ monumental gateway, the Propylaea, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Admire the great 5th-century Parthenon, the most important surviving building of classical Greece. Snap pictures of the Erechtheion (Temple of Athena Polias), a unique masterpiece of architecture, and continue to the L-shaped staircase that leads to the higher Porch of the Maidens. Leaving the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, walk in the labyrinthine alleys of Plaka, the old historical neighborhood of Athens with the neoclassical architecture, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis. Plaka was also known as the Neighborhood of the Gods. In the heart of Plaka, sit and experience the gastronomic traditions of Greece. Enjoy unique flavors and tastes made almost entirely from Greek agricultural and livestock products. Your trip ends as the modern and the old are combined in a feast of senses.

Athens: Acropolis and Old Town Small Group Walking Tour

10. Athens: Acropolis and Old Town Small Group Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide at the Acropolis Metro Station, then set out on your sightseeing adventure. The monuments of the Acropolis stand in harmony with their natural setting, and these unique masterpieces of architecture allow you to travel back in time to Ancient Greece. As you wander around the many buildings that make up the Acropolis, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary about the famous mythological legends of Ancient Greece as well as the era's most significant religious beliefs, cults, and how the some of the city’s modern day events are still connected to this sacred precinct. After your tour of the Acropolis, walk downhill towards the traditional village of Anafiotika. Mimicking Cycladic architecture, with its stark white cubic houses, flat roofs and colorful shutters and doors, Anafiotika is a true hidden gem within the Greek metropolis. Learn about the fascinating history of this unique neighborhood, which was constructed in the 19th century when King Otto, sovereign of the newly established Greek monarchy, decided to revamp the capital. The village provides the opportunity to escape the crows of Athens whilst soaking up views of the city jungle below. Spend some time wandering through the picturesque streets, admiring the many bougainvillea-covered walls, and soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.

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A great experience! I feel that you really need a tour guide to get the most out of the experience. My tour guide was Eli and she was fantastic. I was impressed by how well she knew Greek history and she managed to make the tour fun. Would definitely do it again!

Eli, our guide, was fantastic! So engaging and passionate and entertaining. She brought the acropolis’ history, and mythology to life and enriched our experience beyond expectations.

Effie was great! She made sure that we saw all the most important sites and she shared so much information, stories, myths and legends. I enjoyed the tour tremendously!

I had a great guide who had so much knowledge about the area. She took us to many amazing sites and helped me understand the significance of everything.

Best way to see the Acropolis. Small group allows you to be close to your guide and nimble as you maneuver through the large cruise ship groups.