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Athens and Acropolis: Skip-the-Line 3-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 13827
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Take a guided tour through the streets of Athens and see the city’s highlights, including Syntagma square, the Parliament, and the hip Plaka district. Admire the views of the Acropolis before ascending to the site, where you’ll enjoy priority admission.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
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 lines and avoid the crowds with your group tickets
  • Explore the magic of Athens with a knowledgeable guide
  • See Syntagma Square, with a history extending back to ancient times
  • Marvel at the Acropolis, towering high above the city
Full description
Discover the extraordinary sites and ancient ruins of Athens on a comprehensive city tour that takes to you face-to-face with antiquity at some of the city’s most breathtaking World Heritage Sites.

Your 3-hour walking tour begins at the Syntagma metro station. The guide will show you the archeological sites around this historic square before continuing on to Parliament House and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. You’ll even get to see the pageantry of the changing of the guards!

Visit the National Garden of Athens, and see the neo-classical Zappeion Hall. In front of the Hall are the towering columns that once belonged to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. This 6th-century B.C. temple was dedicated to the kings of the gods, but wasn't completed until nearly 600 years later.

From here you’ll enter the hip and cool Plaka district. Walk past the the portrait of Melina Merkouri, one of Greece’s most famous film actresses and politicians. Continue walking along the winding pedestrianized streets, passing bustling cafés.

You’ll soon begin the ascent to the Acropolis, taking in stunning views of the city below. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the monuments at the base of the Acropolis, including the famous Parthenon, Erechteion Propylaia, Nike Temple, the Dionysus Sanctuary, and Philopappos Hill.
Includes
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet inside the Syntagma metro station, next to the ticket validating machines, beneath the hanging clock. Please make sure that you arrive 15 minutes prior to given departure time. The guide will be holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• 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.
• Entrance fees are not included. The Acropolis and Temple of Zeus Tickets cost €26 for adults and €13 for students. Children under 18 enter for free
• A minimum number of participants is required. There is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
• The tour duration is 3 hours and 10 minutes, which includes around 45 minutes of walking. The distance covered is around 1.5 miles, with many stops in shady corners
• The walking pace is moderate and suitable for everyone
• The tour is conducted in English
• There are restrooms along the route
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 76 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.9/5

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ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Product ID: 13827