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Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

1. Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

Travel back in time on an informative and fun tour of the Acropolis of Athens. Guided by a field expert and licensed tour guide, discover the UNESCO World Heritage site through a journey into history, mythology, and storytelling. Continue with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which has been ranked as one of the top museums in the world. All the original surviving masterpieces from the temples of the Acropolis are displayed with the use of natural light. Excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. Visit Acropolis hill. See the Dionysus Theater, where famous ancient dramas and tragedies were first performed. Walk around the stunning Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius. On the top of the hill, visit the Propylea Temple of Nike and the Erechtheion Temple. See the Parthenon, which is the symbol of democracy and western civilization. Dating back to the 5th-century, these monuments are testimonials of the glorious ancient Athens and the Golden Age of Pericles. At the Acropolis Museum, explore the ground floor where exhibited artifacts reveal facets of the Athenian daily life. Get to know wedding customs, children's favorite toys, healing techniques, and religious practices. On the first floor, stand at a breathing distance from the mysterious archaic statues of the 6th century, which once adorned the Acropolis. Be fascinated as you walk next to the Caryatids and huge pieces of the Acropolis entrance. On the final floor, next to the breathtaking view of the Acropolis, admire the original unique concept and artistic excellence Parthenon frieze.

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

2. Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments. Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts. Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that honored the god of medicine Asclepius, before the Parthenon. Wander around the temple to learn about how it was constructed for the goddess Athena. Once you familiarize yourself with the site's classical architecture, head indoors to the New Acropolis Museum for a brief break and refreshments (at own expense) in the cafe. Ranked one of the top 5 museums in the world, the New Acropolis Museum boasts collections of statues and other relics of everyday life in several galleries. In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the glass floor occasionally reveals an archaeological excavation site.

Athens: Acropolis Museum Entry Ticket with an Audio Guide

3. Athens: Acropolis Museum Entry Ticket with an Audio Guide

Visit Acropolis Museum at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Enjoy walking around one of the best museums in the world. Marvel at the archaeological artifacts and learn about the Acropolis site.  Join this self-guided audio tour and visit the Acropolis Museum, built in 2009. Receive your e-ticket by email and download the self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Be transported back in time and experience the glory of classical Athens.  Walk around, listen to your narrator, discover the architectural wonders of the Golden Age of Athens, and see some of the finest examples of ancient Greek art. Admire the ancient ruins displayed in the impressive glass floor. Make sure you visit all of the 4 main galleries. Enter the first gallery, where you will get an insider's view of everyday life in ancient Athens. Discover wedding customs and ancient surgery practices as you gradually ascend to the next floor, where the exhibits will guide you through the riveting journey of the city's transition to democracy.  See monsters, heroes, gods, and iconic representations of the human body, and hear about the evolution of ancient art. Continuing to the third floor, the heart of the Parthenon, and see the Panathenaic Procession's narrative, pieced together on the frieze of the temple.  Hear fascinating tales from Greek Mythology depicted on the metopes and pediments of the temple, such as the birth of goddess Athena and the battle of the Centaurs, will fire up your imagination.  Finally, marvel at the famed artworks of Ancient Athens, including the iconic Caryatids. Enjoy an unforgettable visit that will blow your mind.

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

4. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Athens on a guided tour of the Acropolis. Save time with skip-the-line access to this popular attraction. Uncover the secrets of the past as you follow your guide through the fascinating exhibits in the Acropolis Museum. Skip the lines and head in faster following your guide as they go through Greek architecture, mythology & history. Explore the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and of course, the Parthenon as part of a detailed tour. Learn from your guide as they talk about the most important myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults, and how several events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct called Acropolis. Continue to the Acropolis Museum for the second part of the tour. Explore the stunning glass floors to see the excavations, and follow your guide for another hour to see treasures of the ancient Greek civilization and the museum building itself. See the original pieces from the temples in Acropolis and learn about their historical context from your guide. Hear about the Elgin Marbles in the Parthenon Gallery. Finish your guided tour at The Archaic Gallery with statues predating the Acropolis. After your guided tour, you have the option to stay in the museum to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view over the city and up to the Acropolis in its famous Museum Cafe.

Athens: Acropolis and Museum Entry Tickets with Audio Tour

5. Athens: Acropolis and Museum Entry Tickets with Audio Tour

At your own pace, explore Athen's fascinating Acropolis Hill and accompanying museum with this combination of pre-booked e-tickets and three immersive audio tours, downloadable to your smartphone. Receive your tickets via email, then simply download the self-guided audio tours and you’re all set for your Athens adventure. Arrive at Acropolis Hill and walk around this uniquely imposing site, through the walls of the Propylaea and the array of grand temples around the site. Visit the Temple of Nike, the Erechtheion, and the illustrious Partheon, and listen to countless tales about the divine ancestors of the Athenians as well as the mythical origins of this glorious city. Follow in the footsteps of world-famous historical figures such as Socrates and Pericles, and get valuable insight into the lives of these ancient Greeks. During the walk, unlock the secrets of ancient masonry and witness the unparalleled excellence of Athenian architecture. At the Acropolis Museum, allow the exhibits to guide you through the engrossing journey of Athen’s transition to democracy. Enjoy a comprehensive presentation of the evolution of the Ancient Greek style from its early steps to the artistic revolutions of the classical era.

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Private Guided Tour

6. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Private Guided Tour

In the company of a Professional licensed archaeological guide, skip the line to experience the Acropolis with the iconic Parthenon and the New Acropolis Museum. Dedicated to your group alone your private guide will bring to life the pinnacle of the classical Greek period along with many of its associated masterpieces housed in the nearby Museum for a once in a lifetime experience. The many masterpieces from the Acropolis along with models, videos & interactive installations are housed in the state-of-the-art New Acropolis Museum where your guide will illuminate the most impressive & significant pieces along with the stories of myth & legend behind them. The tour's combination of the Acropolis and Museum form a perfect pairing in the understanding of the core of the 'Golden age' of Classical Greece. To avoid the long ticket lines, your guide will pre-purchase your tickets. You will reimburse this cost directly to your guide upon arrival.

Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

7. Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

Discover the cradle of civilization, the birthplace of democracy, and the home of philosophy on a private half-day tour of Athens. You will experience some of the greatest monuments ever built, with visits to all the major attractions, from the site of the first modern Olympics to the former Royal Palace. The 5-hour tour takes in the Panathenaic Stadium, the only marble stadium in the world. Built over the ruins of the ancient Roman stadium of Athens, it was where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Continue to the famous Arch of Emperor Hadrian, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated to the King of the Olympian gods, and the largest temple of the ancient world. Go to the Acropolis, considered a work of architectural perfection. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater ever built in the world. You will also see the Odeon of Herod the Atticus, go to the Hill of Pnyx, visit the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Nike, the Erechteion, and the New Acropolis Museum. Take in some wonderful panoramic city views from Lycabettus Hill, and visit the Parliament buildings to see the changing of the Royal Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Continue to Omonia Square and the open-air flea market in the lively Plaka neighborhood. Finally, see the 19th-Century Anglican church of St. Paul, the former Royal Palace, the Numismatic Museum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Library, the Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, and Museum of Cycladic Art.

Athens: The Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

8. Athens: The Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

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 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.

Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

9. Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

Travel back in time at the Panathenaic Stadium to see where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Pass the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch to take a look at the Greek Parliament building and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Admire the state buildings of the old Academy, Athens University and the National Library on Syntagma Square Then, head to the Acropolis to explore the famous monuments of Ancient Greece from classical times. Visit the monumental gate of the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the iconic Parthenon before learning more about the history of the city at the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum.

Athens and Piraeus Private Tour For Groups

10. Athens and Piraeus Private Tour For Groups

Discover both ancient and modern Athens on this tour. First, you will head to the Acropolis, which - along with its Parthenon - is the most important ancient site in the Western world. You need around one hour to visit the Acropolis and Parthenon (in high season calculate an hour and a half). After this, you will take a panoramic tour around all of Athens' most important monuments. You will have the opportunity to visit, stop, and take pictures at: the Temple of Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, National Library, the Greek Parliament with the changing of the guards, and Ancient Agora/Roman Agora. You can also choose to stop for shopping, souvenirs, or a walk in famous areas like the Plaka old city area, the Monastiraki area, Ermou street shopping center, or Varvakeios central food market. Next, you will drive 10km south from the center of Athens to the port city of Piraeus. This is the biggest port in the Mediterranean, the hub of the Aegean ferry network, the centre of Greece’s maritime trade, and the base for its large merchant navy. Beyond its shipping offices, banks, and public buildings are a jumble of pedestrian precincts, shopping districts, and rather grungy areas. Discover the most attractive quarters of Piraeus city, like Mikrolimano little port, Marina Zeas/Pasalimani, the Peiraiki coastal area, and Kastella Hill.

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We had a great time on this walking tour of the Acropolis + Acropolis Museum. Our guide, Dorina, was knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and enthusiastic with our small group of about 12. It was a hot day (as it will be on most summer days in Athens) but she carefully maximized time in the shady parts of the territory to keep us as cool as possible. The use of a microphone/headset/earbud system was sooooo helpful and made the experience so much nicer than other tours I’ve been on. I didn’t feel the need to jockey for position near the guide so that I could hear the details since they were comfortably arriving in my ear as long as we were anywhere nearby. Lovely. The museum part of the tour was a nice addition and Dorina’s knowledge of the offerings and highlights allowed us to maximize our time before the onslaught of the cruise ship groups arrived. All in all, I highly recommend the use of this company as a great way to take in the deep culture of the Acropolis.

Tour was fantastic and I wish I read up on my green mythology before going. It was packed on the tick, but madga found us shade when telling us about the site. Easy to walk up and back. Museum was spectacular

The tour guide that we had was amazing. She was friendly, knowledgeable , and a joy to be around !

The guide was knowledgeable and lively. We enjoyed our visit.

Tour was very interesting and explained a lot of myths