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Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

1. 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, 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.

Acropolis & Museum: Private Guided Tour without Tickets

3. Acropolis & Museum: Private Guided Tour without Tickets

Explore the history of Athens on a walking tour with a private guide. Start at the city's most monumental site, the iconic Acropolis. Admire the astonishing collection of sculptures that describe more than 2,500 years of history, from the glorious first theater of humanity at the Theatre of Dionysus, to the healing Temple of Asclepius, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. See the Temple of Athena Nike (Temple of Wingless Victory), the gateway of the Propylaea, the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheion, and the crowning glory of the Parthenon. Your licensed guide will explain the roles the various monuments played at the center of classical civilization in the western hemisphere, before taking you to the new state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum, where relics from Ancient Greece await your discovery in spectacular displays.

Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Private Walking Tour

4. Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Private Walking Tour

A private walking tour is a great way to see the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum in Athens. The tour will be led by a professional guide who will show you around the ancient site and tell you all about its history. Your guide will meet you in the front of the Acropolis Museum or at your exact location if it is nearby. We can arrange entrance tickets for you to the Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis Slopes Precinct - you'll get in without having to queue. The first stop on your private walking tour is at the Propylaea, which was built by Mnesicles in 437 BC. It was designed to be a grand entrance with two large Doric columns on either side of the path up to the gates. The Propylaea served as a ceremonial gateway for visitors, who would enter through it onto the Sacred Way that led from Athens to Eleusis. It was also used for many other purposes, such as an assembly place, meeting hall, and shelter for the people of Athens. The Propylaea is an impressive gateway, built on the site of an ancient temple to Athena. It consists of three temples connected to each other by a long wall with four large corner towers. The main entrance was at the eastern end, and was only accessible to those who paid the high fee for admittance (one drachma ). The city-state of Athens was founded on the Acropolis, a relatively small hill about twenty-five metres high. The Acropolis was an important place for ancient Greeks because it marked the centre of their religious and political life. The grand temple in honour of the goddess Athena on top of the Acropolis is thought to have been built around 450 BC by Peisistratos, the Greek tyrant. The ancient ruins on the Acropolis of Athens are still an important part of Greek culture and history, allowing visitors to learn about Greece’s past. In addition, many theatre companies perform plays that are based on events from the last century. This tour is the best way to see Athens in a short period of time. You will be able to see not just two of the most popular sites in Athens. You will also be able to see many other sites such as the the Parthenon, Agora, Temple of Athena Nike, Panathenaic Stadium, National Gardens, and more!

Athens: Ancient Highlights Self-Guided Treasure Hunt & Tour

5. Athens: Ancient Highlights Self-Guided Treasure Hunt & Tour

Play a fun treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting some of the major attractions in Athens on this self-guided walking tour. Explore the city at your own pace while using brains and teamwork to get to the end of the game. To get started, simply download the app and start the game at a time that's convenient to you (download instructions received via email after booking). Head over to the first location to begin the game and work your way through the streets of Athens. As you explore, answer riddles at each place to unlock the next location. Use the app to help you navigate between attractions. Anywhere along the tour route, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to fully take in the sights. By the end of your adventure, you'll have learned about the ancient city of Athens and some of the most memorable attractions of the city. The tour includes stops at the Hellenic Parliament, the Monument to Unknown Soldier, Ermou Street, Monastiraki Square, Pláka, the Church of Saint Nicholas Ragava, Areos Pagos Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon, and Dionysiou Areopagitou Street.

Athens: Private Full-Day Classical Tour

6. Athens: Private Full-Day Classical Tour

Start your private experience in the morning with pick up from your hotel in Athens. Then, head over to the Acropolis for a tour of the most significant parts of this archaeological site. Upgrade your tour to include a private guided tour with a licensed English-speaking guide, authorized to enter all the archaeological sites with you, or alternatively explore the sites at your own pace without a guide. First, walk uphill through the grand marble entrance and marvel at the astonishing construction of the Parthenon, a splendid temple built by the Greeks and dedicated to goddess Athena. Gaze down at the modern city of Athens from the hilltop, exploring all sides for panoramic views of the old town and its picturesque buildings. See the ancient Theater of Dionysus, the Roman Temple of Zeus, and the world-famous Herodeion theater. Then, visit the spectacular Acropolis Museum which houses a wide collection of original sculptures. Marvel at the glass-made floor which reveals the ruins of ancient buildings underneath. On the first floor, admire marble masterpieces and impressive views of the Acropolis Hill, the Lycabettus Hill, and the rest of the city. Next, take a relaxing stroll through the picturesque 19th-century streets of Plaka and Monastiraki. See where significant personalities dwelled in stunning houses built in the neoclassical architectural style. See old sites and monuments, including the Greek Agora, the Roman Forum and the tower of the winds, the ruins of Hadrian’s Library, old Orthodox churches, and historical mosques. After this, walk through the Flea Market to Adrianou Street, where you feel the commercial vibe of the old town. Turn down the scenic, flowery back streets and experience the calmness of the Anafiotika neighborhood, with some of the oldest houses in the Plaka district. Complete your tour with a drive around the most popular parts of modern Athens. Take a look at the extraordinary venue for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the Roman temple of Zeus with its imposing pillars, the National Gardens, the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the outstanding 19th-century University of Athens, the Academia, and the National Library.

Athens Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Athens Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. On this amazing audio tour you'll soak up the atmosphere in the fascinating ancient and historic city of Athens, birthplace of the famous Olympic Games. Home to plenty of ancient structures, buildings, museums, and charismatic streets you will be able to learn about its most famous destinations such as the iconic Parthenon, the famous Theater of Dionysus and mesmerizing Temple of Zeus. At night, enjoy the relaxed pace of Athens nightlife by exploring many of the wonderful restaurants and bars! You will also see the amazing Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, Zappeion, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Panathenaic Stadium, Syntagma Square, and Platka 1 and 2. 

Athens: Introduction Walking Tour with a Local Guide

8. Athens: Introduction Walking Tour with a Local Guide

If you are in Athens just for a short layover, make the most of your time by joining a walking tour to some of Athens' best spots. Get to know the city and experience the real vibe and energy of the city even in a short time. See many of the city's major landmarks with the help of a local guide. Explore various districts, parks, architectural gems, and other points of interest. Start from Syntagma Square, the location of the Hellenic Parliament. Continue to the National Garden, the Panathenaic Stadium, and the Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center. Finally, stroll through the atmospheric Plaka district, before arriving at Filopappou Hill. Once you finish this walking tour, you will have explored the most important parts of Athens so that the next time you visit the city, you will know what to see and where to go.

Athens: Acropolis & Ancient Greece Private Walking Tour

9. Athens: Acropolis & Ancient Greece Private Walking Tour

Meet your local guide at the entrance to the Acropolis Museum, then head inside to discover its ancient wonders. Explore this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Center with your guide, and learn about its rich history, myths, legends, and more. Highlights of the tour included the Parthenon, Erechtheion’s Temple, Propylaea, and more. As you wander around, listen to stories about this former ancient citadel and the powerful civilization that created it. Hear about the Ancient Greek empire and imagine what life might have been like during this era. Find out how Erechtheion’s Temple became one of the most significant architectural monuments. Learn whether the Parthenon can be considered the birthplace of Western democracy. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Ancient Greece, as well as of this fascinating archaeological complex.

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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.

We had a wonderful time, visiting Acropolis and the Museum. Vicky our guide was very knowledgeable, telling us all about the Acropolis history. She took her time in explaining us everyhting, answering our questions and also give us some tips, of things to do while in Athens. We sure recommend this tour!

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

Our guide was a great storyteller which made the whole experience wonderful. It was one of the hottest days in Athens but she captured our interest the whole time. Definitely recommend.

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