Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

93 reviews

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

From $71.47 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

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
  • Discover the well-preserved marble columns of the Temple of Hephaestus
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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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

4.7 / 5

based on 93 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5
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Great tour with outstanding guide Efi, explained a lot from all areas of life then and today, funny and serious, good mix of entertainment and know how. Even the kids (13 yrs and 16 yrs) liked the tour. (no waiting time and not a lot of people due to COVID, unfortunately for the Greek, good for us)

October 9, 2020

Definitely was worth it to do this iconic landmark with a guide to gather the background information and insights. It would simply not have been the same experience just walking through by myself. It was a bit pricey but you have to ask yourself, how often are you in Athens and can experience the Ancient World firsthand.

November 12, 2019

Guide Christopher was very knowledgeable about archelogy, Greek history and culture. He led a relaxed tour and took care to give rest periods in the shade. He pointed out many features I would have missed. It was especially valuable to have him provide an overview of the most important artifacts in the museum and explain the significance behind them.

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October 30, 2019

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