1. Greece
  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Acropolis of Athens

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Afternoon Guided Tour

Product ID: 132351
Learn about Ancient Greece on a late afternoon skip-the-line guided tour of the Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. See impressive artifacts displayed under glass floors and explore the significance of monuments such as the Parthenon.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the impressive Acropolis Museum
  • Learn more about the Parthenon, Erechtheion and other landmarks of the Acropolis
  • Beat the crowds and hot sun on a late afternoon tour
  • See masterpieces from an ancient civilization beautifully displayed
  • Admire the contemporary museum architecture of Tschumi and Photiadis
Full description
Beat the crowds and skip the long lines to the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum to learn more about Ancient Greece and classical civilization. Designed by the Swiss architect, Bernard Tschumi and the notable Greek architect, Michalis Photiadis, the museum has captivated visitors since it opened in 2009.

Explore in a small group to see stunning artifacts excavated from the Acropolis of Athens. Marvel at unique displays under glass floors and admire marble monuments impressively displayed through the use of natural light. Be amazed by the museum's contemporary open-plan design with panoramic views of the Acropolis.

Then, walk up the legendary hill of the Acropolis of Athens to skip the long lines to the precious jewels of the ancient city. Get an insight into the significance of historic buildings such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaia and Temple of Athena Nike. 
Includes
  • Local, licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum
  • Athens guide
  • Athens map
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities (usually 10%)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Fresko Yogurt Bar, 3 Dionysiou Areopagitou, near the Acropolis Metro Station at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway from Hadrian's Arch to the Acropolis of Athens. Look for the orange sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Entrance fees cost about €30 from April till October (€10 for the Museum and €20 for Acropolis)and €15 from November to March (€5 for the Museum and €10 for Acropolis). This must be paid in cash on the day of your tour. Your guide will purchase the skip-the-line entry tickets in advance to save you time
• Those under 18 years old get free entry on presentation of valid ID. Students are entitled to a discount on presentation of valid ID.
• The tour will take place rain or shine
• Sunscreen, a hat, and walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Vicky was our tour guide. She was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. She kept our attention despite the fact that we had just flown through the night and had little sleep. AND she didn’t get blown away in the giant windstorm we faced at the top of the Acropolis!!! In fact, she kept her cool and her sense of humor despite the crazy weather conditions. I would highly recommend this tour especially with Vicky.

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7 October 2019

Thanks Basilisks for sharing your knowledge with patient .........::..

It was a great idea to have a guide, one of the best parts: skipping the lines. Basilisks was very patient and she has a great knowledge about the tour she gave us a lot of information and taking breaks is strategic places and moments. Please, advise in the website that we have to buy the entrance tickets separated of this services.

21 August 2019

Absolutely wonderful and Ioanna our tour guide was amazing!! Detailed about the interesting things and fast about the boring things! Definitely liked going through the museum first to get a background of what we were about to see in the Acropolis. Recommend wearing good comfortable walking shoes! The walk up to the Parthenon is no joke but breaks are taken along the way so it makes it very enjoyable. Bring a snack and water cause you won’t eat or drink for 4 hours at least.

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18 June 2019

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ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Product ID: 132351