Guided tour

Athens: The New Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

4.2 / 5

42 reviews

Athens: The New Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS
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From US$ 32.74 per person

Travel back in time on a 1 hour 15 minute guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum, and see artifacts from Ancient Greece at the peak of its creative influence. Marvel at the Modernist building that now houses ancient relics, and see 3D interpretations.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the highlights of the New Acropolis Museum with a local guide
  • See the ruins of an ancient Athenian neighborhood
  • Marvel at votive offerings to Athena
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the ruins of the Acropolis
  • Admire the Modernist building by the architects Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis
Full description
Discover relics from Ancient Greece at the peak of its creative influence in the 5th century BC, and complete your visit to the iconic Acropolis with a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum. Designed by the architects Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis, the museum is a treasure chest of artifacts formerly held in other museums, in storage, or returned from foreign collections. Marvel at the 1st floor Archaic Gallery as it is bathed in natural light. See excavations made visible through stunning glass floors. A licensed local guide will show you highlights from the museum's collection of more than 4,000 artifacts, which include votive offerings to Athena, statues of the Caryatids, and a glass atrium built in alignment with the Parthenon. Get a sense of what the city looked like in days gone by with 3D exhibits and a plexiglass floor that reveals the ruins of an ancient Athenian neighborhood.
Includes
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees (approximately €10 per adult/€5 reduced price)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional and typically 10% of the service cost)
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
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet outside the Acropolis Museum in front of the OWL statue. It's located inside the Acropolis Museum’s premises before entering the museum on the left-hand side right next to the exit door. Your guide will be holding an orange sign with a logo on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Winter is an off-season period in Athens and the tours operate with a minimum capacity. If the tour does not reach the minimum number of participants, the local partner will inform you and offer you to move the reservation to another tour or another day, run the tour as private with an agreed new fee, or cancel the tour and refund your booking fee
  • The Covid-19 measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities
  • Tours take place in all weather conditions, rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    3.9/5

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Natasha was our guide. She was informative, spoke great English and made learning about Greek history fun. She made our visit worthwhile and way more enjoyable then for us to do on our own. She not only knew her history but she answered our questions and helped us to appreciate our time even more. We are typically not museum people, so I was pleasantly surprised as to how much we learned and enjoyed this experience with Natasha.

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August 21, 2021

I really enjoyed this tour and the tour guide. It was the last part of a larger tour that the other guests had been part of. I wish that I had been a part of that full day tour which visited the Acropolis itself and other parts of the city, as I really like the tour guide.

August 8, 2019

Loved it <3

Our guide, Natasha, was fantastic. The amount of information is just enough to keep you interested, curious and not overwhelm you. Natasha delivered that perfectly - good energy, smiling, always making sure everybody has a good view of the object in question. We only booked the Museum Tour with her but hearing the other participants, going for both the Acropolis + Museum is well worth it.

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April 12, 2019

Product ID: 54958