Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket
- Small group
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 2 hours
The Acropolis was the center of Athenian culture and worship for millenia. As the heart of Western civilization, it's now one of the world's foremost heritage sites and an essential addition to any sightseer's bucket list. Here are a few reasons why.
The limestone hill's shallow caves and steep slopes provided prime Neolithic real estate, and its freshwater springs may have inspired the myth of Athena – a fertility goddess!
Acropolis means "highest point" and as the most fortified site, became the seat of Athenian kings until the realities of the republic pushed administrative buildings further out.
It had been a dedicated site of worship for just 30 years before being sacked by the Persians in 480BC. Afterwards, Pericles began a construction project that lasted 50 years!
The Parthenon was used as an Ottoman garrison from 1458. During the Morean War, Venetian artillery blew its gunpowder supply and significantly damaged the Acropolis' temples.
The archaeological site is still being partly restored, but you'll see the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and the Propylaea gateway among the ruins on your tour!
Admission prices begin at €12 (€6 concessions). Skip the lines by booking a tour in advance!
The Acropolis is open to visitors between 8:00AM and 8:00PM from April to October, and until 5:00PM from November to March.
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We joined a tour of the acropolis with our three children (ages 10 - 13) as we thought we would get more out of it - and that was definitely true. Our guide gave us a really clear and comprehensive explanation of the history of Athens and the building of the acropolis complex which the children really enjoyed and which helped us make sense of what we saw during our Athens trip.
Tour fantastique. Visiter l'Acropole l'après-midi est une idée géniale car vous évitez les foules le matin et la chaleur. Est plus frais et léger est idéal pour prendre des photos. Notre guide parlait parfaitement le français et nous avons beaucoup appris. Sans un guide aurait été impossible de réaliser la gloire de l'Acropole. Beau, éducatif et confortable 2 heures.
It took the hassle out of trying to get to places, we were picked up from our hotel. our guide was very helpful. The only down side was we had to pay extra for the entrance onto the museum and the acropolis. Our guide couldn't actually come into the sites with us.
Very interesting historical perspective, Betty was passionate about improving our understanding of the history and the relevance of this beautiful place. Would recommend absolutely.
This was the perfect way to see the core Athen’s highlights in comfort accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Would recommend this experience to anyone coming to Athens!