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Acropolis of Athens Tour

Highlights
  • Explore the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a local guide
  • See the Theatre of Dionysus, Parthenon, and the Temple of Athena Nike
  • Learn about ancient Greek history, mythology, drama, and lifestyles
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Acropolis of Athens Tour
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Overview

It is, of course, possible to explore the ruins of the Acropolis independently. But without an understanding of ancient Greek religion, culture, and history, it can be tough to tell exactly what you’re looking at—let alone what it all means. This guided walking tour takes the confusion out of the Acropolis and leaves you free to continue exploring once you’re done.

What to Expect

Greet your guide in Central Athens and then stroll to the Acropolis, pay your entrance fee, and head inside. Enter through the south side, stopping at the Theatre of Dionysus and the Sanctuary of Dionysus.

Inside the ancient citadel, ascend the sacred hill. Your guide will explain the names and meaning of sights like the Parthenon, with its missing marbles; the Temple of Athena Nike; the Erechtheion; and the Propylaea gateway. 

At the summit, savor sweeping views of the modern city as your guide points out surrounding monuments, including Areopagus hill and the ancient agora, a meeting place that was once the beating heart of ancient Athens. The tour concludes here, leaving you free to explore at your leisure or make your own way back to your hotel.

Reviews (95)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Very informative tour with a knowledgeable guide

The tour was conducted just as specified in the instructions with regard to meetup, etc, and last about 2 hours. Andronikos was our guide and his knowledge of the Acropolis and Ancient Greece was fantastic. It was a nice tour with just the right amount...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent and archaeological

It was early November and we were extremely lucky-the weather was perfect. The guide, Viki, was most pleasant and knowledgeable although we are still confused about the sequence of events in Greek history but that was us not her!!!! Strongly recommend taking a tour -...More

Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Athenian Tours

The guide was very informative and we proceeded at a leisurely pace as I have a mobility problem. We included a visit to the near by Acropolis Museum which bought the whole experience in to context. Recommend Athenian Tours. Tour was Self, Wife & Adult...More

Thank pandgsmall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

The first thing that was impressive was that our guide is a archeologist that fell in love the first time he saw the Acropolis when he was a kid and decided to learn all he could. He was a wealth of information. He also did...More

Thank glennz882
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Guide!!

We had a great guide - she was very informative and knowledgeable. She did a great job explaining the site and the history.

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Anthony B
24 October 2018|
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Response from travelfiend1102 | Reviewed this property |
It's only 90 minutes. Met at a fun yogurt shop, started walking by the long lines at 8:30 am and the guide finished at 10, but that was plenty of time for her to explain the highlights. You can hang as long as you like and... More
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Jendayi N
16 October 2018|
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MEETING TIME: 8:15 am START TIME: 8:30 am DURATION: 1 hour & 30 min MEETING POINT: "FRESKO" Yogurt Bar, 3, Dionysiou Areopagitou st. They were very thorough with their email: Your Athens Walking Tours guide holding the... More
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Mark d
11 September 2018|
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90 minutes with the guide, but you can stay on the grounds as long as you like afterwards. It was just the right amount of time and a small group.
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