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Acropolis: Pre-booked Ticket with Audio Tour on Your Phone

Product ID: 175587
Skip the ticket line and enter the Acropolis Hill with a pre-booked entry ticket which will be sent to you by email. Download a fascinating self-guided digital audio tour on your smartphone and listen to a great story of the Acropolis at your own pace.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the ticket line and enter the Acropolis Hill with a pre-booked entry ticket which is sent to you by email
  • Download a digital self-guided audio tour on your smartphone and listen to engaging stories about the Acropolis
  • Explore the Propylaea, where the ancient Athenians are said to have placed a statue made by the famous philosopher Socrates
  • Visit the Erechtheion where there was once a golden lamp that could burn for a whole year with a single refuel
  • Enjoy the view from the Belvedere, and read about Xanthias, the worker who left his signature on the Parthenon stones
  • Discover the reason for the construction of a bastion only on your right-hand side as you climb the great staircase of the Acropolis
Full description
There is a ritual associated with a visit to Athens. First, you enjoy souvlaki and an authentic Greek salad. And then, as soon as possible, you climb to the Acropolis.

Skip the line to enter the most iconic attraction of Athens! Receive your ticket by email and go directly to the ticket-validating machines at the entrance. In addition, download the digital self-guided audio tour “Acropolis Classic” which combines history, politics, art, religion, and true stories from the daily lives of ancient Athenians to present the Acropolis of Athens and its classical monuments in an entertaining and revealing approach. Each stop comes with a selection of signature stories, allowing you to tailor this experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After you download it on your smartphone, the digital audio tour begins at the great staircase, the traditional way of visiting the Acropolis since the time of Pericles. The temple of Athena Nike allows you to explore the defensive role of the Acropolis and learn about the clash between innovators and conservatives in ancient Athens. Then you enter the Propylaea, a building much admired in antiquity (perhaps even more than the Parthenon). Most vestiges of its former beauty and glory are gone but try to imagine what it must have been like walking through the great doors and looking at a statue made by the great philosopher Socrates. As you enter the great court, right past the Propylaea, you see the Parthenon for the first time but you are also invited to envision this open space packed with statues of gods and heroes, including a bronze copy of the Trojan Horse. The Erechtheum is a peculiar temple, home to many different deities and divine ancestors, as well as a snake that enjoyed eating honey cakes. The old temple of Athena is nothing more than a line of stones on the ground, thanks to the fire and fury of the Persian invaders. And yet, among these ruins lie the remnants of the old palace of the Mycenaean kings of Athens.

As you take in the magnificent panorama of Athens at the Belvedere viewpoint, you will learn about the ingenious methods employed by the Athenians to bring all this marble from a distant mountain to the top of the Acropolis. Finally, it is time to explore the Parthenon, home to the gold and ivory statue of Athena Parthenos. The temple is a paradigm of architectural and artistic perfection. But it is also the source of countless stories about the throne of the Persian king, the birth of Athena, the virgins who spent their youth knitting the peplos of the goddess. Did we mention that the Parthenon is actually a pyramid?
Includes
  • Entrance fee / adult ticket for the Acropolis of Athens
  • Skip-the-line service (ticket sent to your email)
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content with offline interactive map
  • Free time on the Acropolis Hill
What’s Not Included
  • Live guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Internet access might be unavailable & mobile signal may be weak in the archaeological site
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Acropolis Hill, Dionysiou Areopagitou (walking distance from the Acropolis Metro Station).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Go to the entrance and show the ticket at the validating machines
• This is a self-guided tour for your smartphone. No live guide will accompany you
• The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, or iPad Mini 1st generation
• Acropolis opening hours: from September 16-30, 8 AM-7 PM; October 1-15, 8 AM-6:30 PM; October 16-31, 8 AM-6 PM; November 1 to March 31, 9 AM-5 PM
• One week before your visit, you will receive an email with instructions for the audio tour
• Your ticket will be emailed to you 24-hours prior to your visit date. Please check your spam folder
• EU citizens aged 0-25 are entitled free admission, however, they must wait in line to show an ID card or passport
• From April 1 to October 31, non-EU citizens between 6 and 25-years are entitles to a 50% reduction to the admission upon presentation of their passport
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 649 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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I felt so lucky to be able to walk around this magnificent place. I didn’t listen to the tour as my phone battery was low but I was able to read about the sites as I walked around and have the text as a keep sake so I can remind myself of the details later on. I appreciated the fact this was an amazing place to visit but didn’t feel ripped off my the agencies as it was reasonably priced.. unlike many other historical landmarks that I have visited.

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March 13, 2020

One of the best ways to experience the acropolis! The guide is informative and the ability to take it at our own pace was just a great was to see everything. The guide included everything you would want to know and more! Just make sure your phone is charged and ideally bring a power bank as you will have to use a lot of battery for this

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February 20, 2020

We found the app easy to download and use. Really helped us all experience the sites at our own pace by each downloading and use headphones. Biggest challenge was due to the crowds the audio would get ahead of us before we got to the locations it was talking about. Would definitely recommend.

November 2, 2019

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Clio Muse Tours

Product ID: 175587