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Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Private Guided Tour

1. 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: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

2. 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.

Private Guided Tour: Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

3. Private Guided Tour: Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

Meet with your expert licensed private guide in the heart of Athens, Syntagma Square, and start with a brief look at a lovely collection of archaeological findings dating from classical times and discovered during excavations in the area.  Continue to the elegant House of Parliament to watch the Change of Guards by the famous Evzones, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Walk through the cool and shady National Garden, the former Queen Amalia’s Garden and admire the neoclassical architecture of Zappeion Hall.  Learn about the first Olympic Games of modern times and about prominent figures of Athens' recent history. Visit the Zeus Temple and Hadrian’s Arch from the Roman Era. Walk along the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou walkway until you reach the side entrance to the Acropolis.  Continue to the Acropolis by entering the site from the south slope, to visit the first theater of antiquity, the Dionysus Theater and to avoid the crowds. On your way to the UNESCO-listed admirable Acropolis monuments, see the Philopappos hill monument and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.  Marvel at the ancient beautiful constructions of the Acropolis: the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea gateway, the Erechtheion and focus on the astonishing Parthenon.  Listen as your knowledgeable guide will provide you with plenty of information and uncover fascinating facts about the construction and history of the monuments.  The unique, beautiful view of the city of Athens, including the Mars hill, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus, will capture your heart and mind. Enjoy time to explore and take pictures at the Acropolis after your Acropolis tour, before taking a short break for a snack or a drink. After having admired one of the most famous sites in the world, continue your tour to the Acropolis Museum.  The New Acropolis Museum was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in co-operation with the Greek architect Michalis Photiadis. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors.  The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts.

Athens: Acropolis and Μuseum Private Guided Tour

4. Athens: Acropolis and Μuseum Private Guided Tour

Explore the most popular landmark of the city during a 3-hour tour in the company of a licensed archaeologist tour guide. Enter through the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Walking up the sacred rock, see the hidden caves and sanctuaries and learn about the unknown cults of the area. Once at the summit of the hill, admire unique masterpieces of ancient architecture including the Propylaia, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and, of course, the Parthenon, the largest and most impressive temple. Hear the fascinating myths of Athens. Learn about the innovative architecture of the monuments, the scandals involving the artists and politicians of ancient times and the everyday and political life of classical Athens that made the city one of the greatest in the world.  Visit the impressive contemporary building of the New Acropolis Museum made of concrete and glass offering a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and modern Athens. The exhibition space of more than 150,000 square feet includes unique examples of sculpture and architecture.

Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

5. Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

Your first stop is at the Acropolis of Athens. The city’s rich history is documented on every step of the Acropolis of Athens, on every piece of marble gracing the Parthenon. You will have some time to explore the Acropolis Museum. Then, head to the Hellenic Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Take a quick stop for a photo before continuing on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a former colossal temple at the center of Athens. You will also stop at the Panathenaic Stadium and then Mount Lycabettus, to take a look at the city from above. You will then set off for the Archaeological Site of Sounion. Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio - an example of classical architecture of the 5th Century B.C. Upon your return to the city of Athens, you will stop at an idyllic place: Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera.

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

6. 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: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Private Walking Tour

7. 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: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum for Families

8. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum for Families

Start your journey by heading towards the archaeological site of the Acropolis. With your child-friendly guide, the whole family will explore Athens's most impressive sites and glorious monuments. Lose yourself in the stories and myths of the past. Children will be intrigued by the story-telling, while at the same time the rest of the family will be able to see the stories come to life thanks to the specially-designed, augmented-reality iPad mini. Your guide will provide each member with one such iPad at the site. Then, you will move on to the renowned New Acropolis Museum where you will admire treasures of the past from up-close.

Athens Private Tours: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

9. Athens Private Tours: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

Take a private tour of the ancient city of Athens on this 5-hour excursion with a personal guide. You will visit the Acropolis, icon of Athens perched on its plateau, and walk to Omonia Square, the central square of the modern day city. Tour the famous sites of Ancient Greece and get an overview of the modern city that will give you your bearings for the remainder of your vacation. Following a hotel pick-up, your first stop will be at the Panathinaikos Stadium, cradle of the first modern Olympic games, which took place in 1896. Pass by the Greek Parliament in the former Royal Palace of Syntagma Square and watch the fanciful Evzoni Guards in their amber tunics. Continue to the stately Zappion Conference Center in the National Gardens of Greece. Proceed pass the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arc and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, guarded by more Evzones. You will pass the handsome Numismatic Museum at Schlieman's House, the Catholic Cathedral of Agios Dionysios Aeropagitis, Constitution Square and finally the Acropolis, where you will visit the monumental marble gates of the Propylae, the Temples of Athena, Nike and Parthenon. See the famous Porch of Maidens at the Temple of Erectheion. Continue with a pleasant short past Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the daring new Acropolis Museum. Home to a multitude of archaeological finds from the Acropolis, major attractions include votives, artifacts of everyday life, archaic statues, Caryatids and the Parthenon hall with displays from the pediments, the metopes and the frieze. The tour officially ends here and you can continue exploring on your own, or if you prefer dropped back at your hotel.

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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What people are saying about Makrygianni

This was a great way for us to see many of the sites we wanted to see, plus some that we wouldn’t have known existed. We didn’t have a professional guide, but our driver Dimitri was excellent and helped us enjoy our stops even more. Of all the tours I’ve done on this trip, this was my favourite by far! Thanks Dimitri & team!

Our guide, Helena, was welcoming, thorough, and passionate about the tour of the acropolis. She was very patient with our questions an conversational. It was like walking and talking with someone we knew for years. Highly recommend this private tour with Helena. She was wonderful!

Very knowledgeable, very thoughtful. Period would only do the acropolis with a guide. I have done it before without a guide and they make all the difference

Our guide was excellent! She gave us an enormous amount of background detail and was easy to understand with a lovely sense of humor.

Frossa was a great guide. Her knowledge was amazing.