Guided tour

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

From $70.39 per person

Travel back to ancient times with an archaeologist leading the way, hearing tales that bring the Greece of antiquity to life as you visit the monuments of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.

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Duration 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Greece's ancient sites with an archaeologist
  • Visit the hilltop monuments of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon
  • Admire Athens' breathtaking skyline from the top of the Acropolis
  • Get insight into the daily life of Greek civilians at the Acropolis Museum
  • Walk over the glass floor and head to the top of the Acropolis museum and admire the Parthenon temple glass gallery
Full description
Meet your private guide, an experienced archeologist, 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 of 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 one of the stone seats 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 continuing to one of the most recognized buildings on the planet: the Parthenon. Meander around the perimeter of the temple to learn more 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 five 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 archeological excavation site.
Includes
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis Museum (depending on option selected)
  • Entrance fees (depending on option selected)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees (depending on option selected)
Not suitable for
  • 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office, located 60 meters from the Acropolis metro station. If you are using Google Maps, make sure to add the postal code to the address. If you are arriving from the Acropolis metro station, use the Athanasiou Diakou Street exit and take the stairs up. Continue on this street for 60 meters and you will see the shop on your left.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please preorder your tickets. In case you do not have your entrance tickets, they will be purchased from your guide
  • Please note, the Acropolis tour lasts 2 hours. If you select to extend this tour to include the Acropolis museum it will last 4 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 157 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Amazing experience, a really intimate small group. We were fast tracked through, so no waiting in long queues. Our guide was lovely, very informative and friendly. There was so much to see and a lot of history that you would never know about without a professional guide. I would highly recommend this tour and pre-booking the entrance tickets. Also a huge thank you to the staff at the main office, we were running a bit late, they were so very accommodating to quickly get us to where the rest of the group were. Thank you for opening our eyes and minds to learn about this incredible part of our world history!

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September 18, 2021

Ou tour of the Acropolis and museum was wonderful, a lifetime bucket list. Our guide, Artemis, was terrific. She was able to pace the walk up by stopping frequently in the shade to tell us some things which made the climb up easy, even for my 72 year old husband. We were with our adult children and their spouses and we all enjoyed it immensely.

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September 18, 2021

The half day acropolis and new acropolis museum tour was amazing. The tour guide was very informative, very engaging, remembered all our names and always included us in her stories to help us remember the interesting and long history. She was excellent and made it very enjoyable. Best experience in Athens!

August 21, 2021

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