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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

  • See the highlights of the Acropolis slopes in Athens on a walking tour
  • Navigate the sights with a guide so you don’t miss must-sees or details
  • Learn the history of Syntagma Square, Dionysus Theatre, and more
Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
From US$45.40
Roaming the antiquities on Athens’ Acropolis slopes by yourself may give you only a sketchy picture of their history and risks you missing some must-sees. With this small-group walking tour, a guide shows you around and sheds light on each sight’s past. Plus, the tour begins at Syntagma Square, so you cover some of Athens’ more modern highlights, including the Parliament. Admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
What to Expect
Greet your guide in Central Athens and stop to see the ancient artifacts displayed at Syntagma Square metro station. View the treasures, including an ancient beehive and tombstones, and learn how they were unearthed during construction work here.

Walk on to Greece’s Parliament building to admire its exterior, as your guide explains its former use as a royal palace, and then delve into historical Athens. Stroll along streets lined with stately buildings and see antiquities, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, before hitting pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou Street to explore the Acropolis’ slopes.

Gaze up at the Acropolis’ temples, including the Parthenon, and pass the Theatre of Dionysus, Philopappou Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Mars Hill. Here, admire the panoramas over Athens, as you learn how St. Paul once preached from the rocks.

Your tour concludes at the Acropolis summit.
Reviews (272)
1 - 5 of 43 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great way to spend a morning in Athens

Thanasis, our guide, was so passionate about Athens stories! It lasted longer than expected even, as he had so much to say. It was very informative and definitively philosophical to some extend: we left the tour inspired by many stories and sights. Don't forget to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debora L
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Private Acropolis walking tour

Must do .... and worth every penny. Evita, our Athens walking tour guide was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and helped us understand the history in a way that made it come alive in a very fun way. We were able to ask questions and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scenic25348670123
Reviewed 7 November 2018
History explained

Firstly there is a fair amount of walking on the tour as you would expect, but we went at a very decent pace on a hot day. Our guide Despina was excellent, very knowledgeable. The best thing for me was that she didn't bombard you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gordon0504
Reviewed 24 October 2018
Super walking tour of Athens

We took the Athens walking tour in late October 2018, with Anna as our group leader. We met at Syntagama station, where we had the opportunity to buy tickets for the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis, which meant we could avoid the queues at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed 18 October 2018
A Great Way to See Athens

I enjoyed our walking tour with Artimus. She was engaged, interested, informative, and fun. I learned a lot and it was well worth the time despite the maddening crowds at the Acropolis. I appreciated the fact that Artimus shared personal and family experiences that gave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Matt_SD_2015
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Phil Y
29 October 2018|
Response from Nzree | Reviewed this property |
sorry I am late to see this - yes it did
ogechi e
11 August 2018|
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Response from Einon_E_Mouse | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Greek guide with excellent English.