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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

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    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).
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Our guide, Dorina, was so knowledgeable and interesting! She led us on a fascinating and informative tour of the Acropolis and other neighboring ruins, as well as the Acropolis museum. Temperatures were in the high 90s, but even in the heat she was upbeat and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank CMarieJ14
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    An absolutely wonderful tour - our organized and insightful guide Nikos was also quite caring with an elderly couple in our group who was really over their head with the tour physical demands and heat. He did a spectacular job of keeping us all moving...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank terrilynnt2015
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    My friend and I had an amazing tour with Athens walking tours! We loved everything and our tour guide (Aristotle) was brilliant and fun. Highly recommend to see all of Athens!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Thallia M
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Great guided visit led by Thanasis. Great historian and very interested in sharing his knowledge and experiences. Recommend!!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank floinz
    A_Gioldasi, Marketing Manager at Athens Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for your comment! We are glad you had a nice experience with Thanassis. He is indeed an excellent guide!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Very organized, very informative and inexpensive tour. Our tour guide, Kostas Kastellakis, was very well informed and has a real passion for the history of his country. His English was great and he was very efficient. He also gave us a great recommendation for a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 215ramon
    A_Gioldasi, Marketing Manager at Athens Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it! We are happy to read that you enjoyed your tour with Kostas. He is an amazing guide and a wonderful person!

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    Robert B
    15 August 2019|
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    Response from salaneta | Reviewed this property |
    The price you get online is for the tour, you’ll pay an additional 30€ in cash before it starts for your tickets into the Olympieion or Agora, the acropolis museum and the Acropolis hill. Your guide gives explanations... More
    12 July 2019|
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    Response from Denis T | Reviewed this property |
    I fully agree with the answers below. If not familiar with the subway/train, take a taxi.
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