Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket
- Skip the line
- Duration options: 2 - 3.5 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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Excellent tour. Kimon was a brilliant guide who involved the whole group and brought the Acropolis to life. He didn't only give us information, he presented it in a really interesting and thought-provoking way. Really fantastic; this was an experience I think we will always remember.
Kimon was our tour guide and he was absolutely excellent. He had a wealth of knowledge about all of the artifacts and the architecture. He was friendly and engaging. He made the tour of the museum an unforgettable experience! A million thanks Kimon!
I love to do the bike tours wherever I go and this one did not not disappoint. Our guide Kostas loves what he does and it shows. Very engaging and knew the best photo spots.
Well worth the money to see and learn about these beautiful ruins. Our guide was worried about talking too much but I could have listened for hours. Very knowledgeable.
Natasha was informative and friendly. It was a great way to learn more and interact more with the vast history of the Acropolis.