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Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined streets 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. Pick up your tickets and make your way inside to see the ancient treasures that await Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater regarded 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 with important sights like the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Learn the history of these fascinating ruins 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 and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.  Your tour concludes at the summit of the Acropolis, leaving you free to continue exploring the site on your own. You can choose between an early morning, morning or afternoon guided tour.

Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

2. Athens: Acropolis Small-Group Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Enjoy skip-the-ticket line access and discover the cradle of Western civilization on a guided visit to the Acropolis. Choose from either a small-group or private guided experience and indulge in tasty Greek treats when you upgrade to include a street food tour in Athen's old town. At the start of the tour, meet your dedicated guide at a hot spot for traditional Greek delicacies, where there are restroom facilities and you can purchase water or snacks. Let your guide take you onto Pnyx Hill, which is the actual birthplace of democracy. Continue to immerse yourself in Ancient Greek history on a 50-minute tour of the world-famous Acropolis in Athens. Admire the stunning architecture of the Parthenon Temple, learn the importance of the Erechtheion Temple, and hear myths and stories about ancient Athens. After your guided tour, you have the option to stay on the hill to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view over the city and up to the Aegean Sea. Your guide will show you a different route towards the south exit so that you also see the Altar of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus, the birthplace of theater drama. Upgrade and extend your tour by adding a Greek street food experience. Follow your guide to explore additional areas of the Acropolis hill and the south slope. Afterward, walk into the Old Town for a guided tasting of popular Greek street foods.

Acropolis: Entrance Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

3. Acropolis: Entrance Ticket and Guided Walking Tour

Explore the monuments of the Acropolis on a customizable morning or afternoon walking tour. Visit the Parthenon, and learn the fascinating history of the most important classical site in the western world. Join a licensed archaeologist guide, and admire an astonishing collection of sculptures that tell more than 2,500 years of history, from the 1st theater of human civilization at the Theater of Dionysus, to the healing Temple of Asclepius, and Odeon of Herodes Atticus. See the Temple of Athena Nike (Temple of Wingless Victory), and the gateway to the Propylaeum. Go to the remains of the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheum. Marvel at the crowning glory of the Acropolis at the iconic Parthenon (entrance fee not included and will need to be paid on the day), from where almost all of Athens can be seen.

Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

4. Athens Mythology Highlights Tour without Tickets

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well known attractions. Suitable for all ages, the tour will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora and visit the Temple of Hephaestus.

Athens: Acropolis Regular Entry Ticket with Audio Tour

5. Athens: Acropolis Regular Entry Ticket with Audio Tour

There is a ritual associated with a visit to Athens. First, you enjoy souvlaki and an authentic Greek salad. And then, as soon as possible, you climb to the Acropolis. Skip the line to enter the most iconic attraction of Athens! Receive your ticket by email and go directly to the ticket-validating machines at the entrance. In addition, download the digital self-guided audio tour “Acropolis Classic” which combines history, politics, art, religion, and true stories from the daily lives of ancient Athenians to present the Acropolis of Athens and its classical monuments in an entertaining and revealing approach. Each stop comes with a selection of signature stories, allowing you to tailor this experience to your personal interests and schedule. After you download it on your smartphone, the digital audio tour begins at the great staircase, the traditional way of visiting the Acropolis since the time of Pericles. The temple of Athena Nike allows you to explore the defensive role of the Acropolis and learn about the clash between innovators and conservatives in ancient Athens. Then you enter the Propylaea, a building much admired in antiquity (perhaps even more than the Parthenon). Most vestiges of its former beauty and glory are gone but try to imagine what it must have been like walking through the great doors and looking at a statue made by the great philosopher Socrates. As you enter the great court, right past the Propylaea, you see the Parthenon for the first time but you are also invited to envision this open space packed with statues of gods and heroes, including a bronze copy of the Trojan Horse. The Erechtheum is a peculiar temple, home to many different deities and divine ancestors, as well as a snake that enjoyed eating honey cakes. The old temple of Athena is nothing more than a line of stones on the ground, thanks to the fire and fury of the Persian invaders. And yet, among these ruins lie the remnants of the old palace of the Mycenaean kings of Athens. As you take in the magnificent panorama of Athens at the Belvedere viewpoint, you will learn about the ingenious methods employed by the Athenians to bring all this marble from a distant mountain to the top of the Acropolis. Finally, it is time to explore the Parthenon, home to the gold and ivory statue of Athena Parthenos. The temple is a paradigm of architectural and artistic perfection. But it is also the source of countless stories about the throne of the Persian king, the birth of Athena, the virgins who spent their youth knitting the peplos of the goddess. Did we mention that the Parthenon is actually a pyramid?

Athens: The Acropolis Walking Tour in German or Dutch

6. Athens: The Acropolis Walking Tour in German or Dutch

This Acropolis tour starts at the side entrance of the hill and first takes you to the theater of Dionysos. Experience the theater of Dionysos, as you grab a spot on one of the ancient seats. Discover the birthplace of ancient Greek theater and continue your way up along the southern and sunny side of the Acropolis hill, passing by the remains of the first hospital in Athens, and the Odeion of Herodus Atticus. Marvel at the Propylaea, as you pass through this monumental entrance gate before you reach the top of the Acropolis. Here, you will take in views of the three temples: the Parthenon, the Erechteion, and the Nike Temple. Discover the tricks the architects used to build the monument and hear the myths that surround them. The Acropolis tour ends on top of the hill, where you can enjoy a 360° view of Athens.

Athens: 4-Hour Mythological Walking Tour

7. 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: Private Tour with Acropolis Skip-the-Line Entry

8. 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 Museum, Temples, and Corinth Full-Day Tour

9. Athens: Acropolis Museum, Temples, and Corinth Full-Day Tour

Experience a full-day tour which combines the 2 historical cities, Athens and Corinth. Visit the Acropolis which is symbol of democracy. See the Parthenon which is considered the most perfect building in the world. The Erechtheion became famous for its Karyatides, the Propylae, and the reconstructed Temple of Athena Nike. Continue to the Acropolis Museum which was recently voted the fifth best in the world. See the famous Arch of Roman Emperor Adrian and the Temple of Zeus which was the biggest in ancient world. Catch a panoramic view over Athens from Mount Lycabettus and take some beautiful pictures. Visit the Panathinaiko Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896. Watch the changing of the guards at the Parliament. Tour around the city center and see some fantastic Neoclassic buildings such as the University of Athens, the Academy of Art and Sciences, and the National Library. See the residence of Sleiman, the Geman Archaeologist who found Troy. Afterwards, continue southwest to Corinth an make a short stop to see the Corinth Canal and the Diolkos which helped the Corinthians to pull the ships along. Arrive in ancient Corinth, where you can see ruins of 2 theaters, the Temple of Apollo, temples of the Roman period, and of course the altar where Saint Paul spoke to the Corinthians about the new religion. The Museum which hosts hundreds of artifacts from different periods is really interesting. After lunch (optional) you'll return back to Athens.

Acropolis & Museum Guided Tour without Tickets

10. Acropolis & Museum Guided Tour without Tickets

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.

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A great experience! I feel that you really need a tour guide to get the most out of the experience. My tour guide was Eli and she was fantastic. I was impressed by how well she knew Greek history and she managed to make the tour fun. Would definitely do it again!

Very well organized with a lot of information. Our guide, Hermes, explained what were going to see and always paused for questions from the group. There could’ve been more time given to take pics but you can always do that after the guided portion.

Eli, our guide, was fantastic! So engaging and passionate and entertaining. She brought the acropolis’ history, and mythology to life and enriched our experience beyond expectations.

I had a great guide who had so much knowledge about the area. She took us to many amazing sites and helped me understand the significance of everything.

Best way to see the Acropolis. Small group allows you to be close to your guide and nimble as you maneuver through the large cruise ship groups.