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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: The Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

2. 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, Acropolis & Museum Tour without Tickets

3. Athens, Acropolis & Museum Tour without Tickets

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.

Athens: Private Tour with Acropolis Skip-the-Line Entry

4. Athens: Private Tour with Acropolis Skip-the-Line Entry

The tour starts with a pickup from your hotel and a small briefing from your host. You will then head towards the Acropolis which, besides being the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, also dominates the center of the modern city offering panoramic views that will be perfect for photos. Your licensed guide will guide you through the monuments of the Acropolis, which is the most accurate reflection of the splendor, power, and wealth of Athens at its peak during the golden age of Perikles. After the Acropolis, you will have the option of visiting the museum of the Acropolis which was built to house every artifact found on the Archeologicak site and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. Alternativelly you can choose to visit the Temple of the Olympian Zeus that used to have 104 colossal columns and was one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world. Hadrian's Arch stands there also, which is a masterpiece of symmetry. Continue on to the Royal Palace of Athens that has housed the Parliament since 1934, watch the changing of the presidential guard and see the monument of the Uknown Soldier. Then you can visit one of the oldest public museums in Greece, the Numismatic (Coin) Museum which is housed in Iliou Melathron. Enjoy a coffee in its beautiful gardens before moving on to the University of Athens, the Academy and the Library, 3 of the most beautiful buildings Athens has to offer. The Panathenaic Olympic Stadium is up next and also there is the possibility of visiting the Archaeological Museum or South Suburbs of Athens and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, which is designed as a multifunctional arts, education, and entertainment complex. After a journey through history and culture and numerous choices of activities and sightseeings that put together a tour of unparallel beauty and great interest, your driver will bring you back to your hotel.

Athens: 4-Hour Mythological Walking Tour

5. Athens: 4-Hour Mythological Walking Tour

Ancient Greek mythology includes myriads of myths about the lives of gods and mortals. Since antiquity, the townspeople of Athens have created their own myths about the city and their gods, whom they worshiped in temples and through their rituals. Start your Athens Mythology Tour from the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the wondrous monument that was designed to be the largest temple in Greece. Your erudite and charismatic guide will be your personal storyteller as you learn about the adventurous birth and life tales of the father of 12 Olympian gods. Ascend to the slopes of the Acropolis rock, finding yourself at the Theater of Dionysus, the place where ancient theater was glorified. Passing by the Asklepieion, listen to the healing secrets of Asclepius, the mythological figure who was punished by Zeus for his supernatural remedies. Your path to Acropolis will soon unfold before you; stand in awe at the Propylaea, the impressive marble gate of the hill, and learn the stories of Athena Nike, the victorious deity worshiped by the Athenians. Parthenon, the monument that encapsulates the principals and values of western civilisation is your next stop, where mythology was put under the service of the city of Athens. Continue by visiting the Erechtheion, the cult temple of Athena, and the actual place where according to ancient Athenians, the battle of Athena and Poseidon took place. Acropolis Museum hosts some of the most impressive artefacts of the ancient Greek world, therefore your journey will take you there where your guide will show you statues and artefacts connected to some of the most loving and horrifying stories.

Athens: Acropolis and Museum Guided Tour

6. Athens: Acropolis and Museum Guided Tour

Enjoy a leisurely stroll to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel and one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites. Head for the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Then, pay your entrance fee and make your way inside to see the bounty of ancient treasures that await. Along the way, visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater that is often cited as the birthplace of the performing arts. Hear about its history and imagine it filled with the theatergoers of Ancient Greece. Stop at the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Once inside the Acropolis, get up-close to important sights, such as the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Pause to take photos of these fascinating ruins, and learn their history from your guide. Once at the summit of the sacred hill, take in the sweeping panoramas of Athens. Learn about the excavations, and get an insight into the citadel’s ruins. Hear about surrounding monuments, such as Mars Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the ancient Agora, once the heart of Athens. Continue on to the New Acropolis Museum, now ranked as one of the top 5 museums in the world. See the highlights of the impressive collection of statues and relics. Go to the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, where the glass floors reveal excavation sites. End your tour inside the museum, leaving you free to explore its exhibits further should you wish.

Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

7. Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

Follow your expert guide to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Continue past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, Athens Academy, the university, the National Library and Constitution Square. At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens such as the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Continue and visit the New Acropolis Museum before enjoying lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, drive along the coastal road past the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, to see the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon. On the way, enjoy a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, have time to leisurely walk on the rocky promontory of Sounion.

Athens: 3-Hour Private Acropolis Museum By Night Tour

8. Athens: 3-Hour Private Acropolis Museum By Night Tour

After meeting with a member of the Be a Greek team outside the Acropolis Metro Station (Makrigianni str.) visit one of the top museums in the world at its most beautiful moment, at night. Home to over 4000 archaeological artefacts from the Acropolis and its slopes the Museum is a must-see when visiting Greece. Experience in full the incredible blend of history, traditions, folklore and religion that made Ancient Athens probably the most important center of the ancient world. Learn about many important ancient artefacts, like the Metopes of the Parthenon and the world-famous Caryatids, the exceptional Maidens of the Erechtheion (a complex marble building in the Ionic order which was considered the most sacred part of the Acropolis of the Parthenon). Enjoy the Athenian night as you admire some of the most interesting artefacts discovered on the Acropolis and all the surrounding sites. Enjoy a brief refreshment break such as a coffee or other traditional beverage provided by the Be a Greek team with the extraordinary view of the Acropolis rising above you in the late evening.

Athens: Acropolis Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

9. Athens: Acropolis Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Meet your friendly and professional guide at the Acropolis Metro Station in the afternoon, then head to the world-famous Acropolis Museum. Avoid the long wait to get in and enjoy skip-the-line entry, meaning more time to explore the wonders within the museum’s walls. With your expert guide, wander through the museum’s fascinating collection of statues, monuments, artifacts, and antiquities from the Ancient Greek era. As you explore the museum, learn about the rich history of the Acropolis as well as the Ancient Greeks themselves. You’ll also get to see incredible excavation work through the museum’s incredible glass floors, and admire breathtaking views of the Acropolis itself from the balcony.

Athens: Acropolis & Ancient Greece Private Walking Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Makrygianni

We love the acropolis and acropolis museum tour so much! Christos was an amazing guide and doing exactly what he was made to do! His knowledge and excitement for his city, culture and the history was wonderful! We learned so much and loved he walked us through the museum so we knew what we were looking at! Consider yourself very lucky if you get Christos as your tour guide, you won’t be disappointed!

Cristos was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. Having the history and stories to accompany the beauty the architecture made the experience much more enjoyable and engaging. Would highly recommend.

This is a great and efficient way to see the Acropolis and learn a lot at the same time.

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

Tour was very interesting and explained a lot of myths