1. Greece
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  3. Athens
  4. Acropolis of Athens

Athens, Acropolis & Museum Tour without Tickets

Product ID: 13875
Experience the most important attractions in Athens on a tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. In addition, your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the city, including visits to Parliament House and the National Garden of Athens.
About this activity
Duration: 5.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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
  • Visit the Acropolis with a professional licensed guide
  • See other highlights of the city including the National Garden of Athens
  • Tour the Acropolis Museum, and learn more about this important archeological site
Full description
On this comprehensive city tour you’ll see some of the most important landmarks and sights in the historical center of Athens. You’ll also tour the Acropolis, enjoying an in-depth guided tour of this World Heritage Site.

The 5-hour tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where your guide will show you the archaeological finds that came to light during the construction of the metro.

Head on to Parliament House and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. See the changing of the guard before continuing on to the National Garden of Athens and the beautiful neo-classical Zappeion Hall. In front of the hall, note the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch Tower.

Enter the famous Plaka district, and continue on the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionyssiou Areopagitou to the Acropolis. Begin your ascent while taking in spectacular views of the city below.

Your guide will provide a detailed account of the monuments of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, Erechteion, Propylaia, and the Nike Temple. Learn about surrounding landmarks, such as the Dionysus Sanctuary, Philopappos Hill, Mars Hill, and the Ancient Agora.

The tours ends at the New Acropolis Museum, where you’ll have a chance to see some of the more than 4,000 magnificent objects that were unearthed during the excavation of the site.
Includes
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees (approximately €38 per adult/€19 concessions/€5 per child)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Inside the Syntagma Metro Station at Syntagma Square. Your Athens Walking Tours guide will be waiting for you one floor down, next to the ticket validating machines and beneath the big central hanging clock. The guide will be holding an orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The tour duration is 5 hours and 10 minutes, and the walk itself is around 55 minutes
• The distance covered is around 1.5 miles, with many stops in shady corners
• The walking pace is moderate and suitable for all
• Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a hat and a bottle of water (also available for purchase on the way)
• Bring a sweater if you are visiting in the early spring or autumn
• There are restrooms along the way
• The tour is conducted in English, and operates daily
• Please note that the 1st part of the tour ends at the Acropolis at 1:00 PM. At this point, you will have 45 minutes of free time to get a snack or a drink before you start the guided tour to the Museum in the museum at 1:45 PM. You can do this in the coffee shop of the museum or at the many spots along the pedestrian walkway next to the museum
• Please have in mind that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance used to enter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 291 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Kimon was a terrific guide. Passionate about the subject matter and very attentive to the pace of the tour to ensure we covered all of the spots to sight-see in the allotted time. Coupling the museum tour to follow after visiting the Acropolis was great because there was so much context to the museum exhibits and flow after the walking tour. Highly recommend!!!

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January 11, 2020

Amazing tour!

Katerina was an absolutely incredible guide. She led us on a nearly six hour tour that was interesting and engaging, and also gave us plenty of time for breaks and photo stops. One of the best, most informative guided tours we have ever taken - and well worth the cost!! Thank you, Katerina!!

July 29, 2019

Angeliki was a knowledgeable, friendly and patient guide.

Angeliki conducted or your off the Parthenon, Acropolis and Acropolis museum. Even my 10 and 11 year old kids thought it was fun and interesting seeing and hearing about myths, truths and history along our walking tour. Angeliki kept us in the shade, where possible, on a hot day and maintained a not-too-fast, not-too-slow pace with breaks along the way. I especially liked her insights on current restoration activities.

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July 20, 2019

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ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Product ID: 13875