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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

Highlights
  • Experience Ancient Greece’s greatest monument: the Acropolis
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access (ticket at own expense) even at peak times
  • Explore the new Acropolis Museum with a guide
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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
From US$64.44
Overview
Skip the long lines at the iconic Acropolis (ticket price not included), discover the Acropolis Museum, and enjoy a guided walking tour of Athens in just a few hours on this action-packed tour that’s tailor-made for history buffs. Along the way enjoy the single most elegant approach to the Acropolis: a stroll up the pedestrian walkway Dionysiou Areopagitou.
What to Expect
The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards. 
Next, our guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you’ll walk towards the Acropolis on the beautiful pedestrian walkway called Dionysiou Areopagitou. 
The Acropolis Museum is another highlight on this tour, a perfect follow-up to actually exploring the sights at the Acropolis itself. Recognized as one of the top museums in the world, you’ll find yourself up close to the impressive marble masterpieces found on the Acropolis including dramatic sculptures and friezes that brilliantly define the Classical period of ancient Greece.
Skip-the-Line Access: The Acropolis 
The entrance tickets are not included in the tours fee because there are various rates depending on participants (students, children etc.), on the season (high, low) and there is free entrance on some specific dates throughout the year. However, we provide you with a skip-the line-service at no extra cost. We buy the tickets in advance so you skip the lines and have immediate access to the sights listed on the tour.Please make sure you have enough cash (Euros) with you to purchase the tickets from us at the beginning of your tour.
Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.  During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of its historic monuments including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple and other significant sights including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.  
NOTE: After the first part of the tour ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting for the Acropolis Museum Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum at approximately 13:45 (1:45 pm). 
Acropolis Museum 
Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach.  Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways.  The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout.  Panoramic views top the experience.  The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 (3:00 pm).
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2018
A great fun and informative tour!

Our tour guide was Angela and she was fantastic! She kept the energy up the entire time and always knew interesting things to point out on our tour. We visited about 6 sites and she gave the historical background on each with lots of detail....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brycet164
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile
Worth Every Penny and More!

We were only in Athens for 2 days and wanted to make the most of our time there. We found this tour on TripAdvisor . So glad we did. I'll list the great things about it: 1. Costas, our guide, an archaeologist. What better way...More

Thank JoAnn R
Reviewed 7 October 2018
Great Experience - Great Service - Excellent Guide

Although I booked late, Despina was very helpful and did everything possible to make my tour an enjoyable experience. Evita was an excellent guide - very friendly and a very nice person. I was amazed at her qualifications in Greek history and her knowledge was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DavidKouta
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour

This is a great way to see Athens. I always join a tour when I first arrive somewhere to get my bearings. However this tour is excellent, mostly due to Kostas the guide. You start in Syntagma which is easy to get to. From there...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile
Great insight to Athens and it’s history

This tour provided a brilliant overview of Athens city and the history. We were only here for 1 full day so this gave us everything we were after, and more! Kostas was a great guide and very helpful with tips for things to do after...More

Thank SpankNMoose
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amarillo007
12 June 2018|
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Response from Amie G | Reviewed this property |
You will need taxi from the port, not sure about Uber or Lift. Probably at least 1/2 hr outside of the city center, but more with traffic.
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Kunjan P
23 April 2018|
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Response from Amie G | Reviewed this property |
It started with 4, and then more joined along he way. I think we finished with about 15 people
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