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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Syntagma Square, Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece
    • English speaking professional guide
    • Athens guide magazine
    • Athens map
    • Skip-the-line service
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees (36€ per adult/5€per child non EU cit.) are not included; payed in cash on the spot.
    • If you are a student or a teen hold your valid ID/student card to be entitled to reduced entr. fees
    • ISIC cards are not accepted by most archaeological sites; at the New Museum of Acropolis is accepted
    • University students non EU: entrance fees 18 euros/student
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BABY STROLLERS. Please have in mind that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our guide was an archeologist who is from Athens. He was very informative as he lead us through Athens to the acropolis and then through the acropolis Museum. Having a guide gave us insights that we’d never get on our own. It was a 6.5 hour relaxed pace professional tour with
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    Tour was amazing - saw changing of the guard, gardens, Temple of Zeus, Acropolis, and Acropolis museum, all with tons of helpful information from our wonderful tour guide, Artemis. She was incredibly nice and knowledgeable. The tour was a great way to see and learn a lot in a
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    Irene was friendly, knowledgeable and very good at keeping the group together. I did not rate it excellent because I would have like to have more time to explore Acropolis on my own but her history lessons where longer than the time allotted to go and explore and take
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    Kate was just great taking us to the Acropolis and through the Acropolis Museum. You can feel that she is a local by the way she explains the rich Greek history, with knowledge and lots of love. All the questions of our group were answered to detail and on a very interesting
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    Response from A_Gioldasi, Marketing Manager at The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you for your comment and the time you took to write it! We are pleased to read that you had such an interesting tour with Katerina. She loves to share with you her knowledge and she is a wonderful guide and person. Comfortable shoes and water are highly recommended :)
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    The tour is must do while in Athens. The guide was great with more information than one person can ever remember. Lots of time to take great pictures. However it is a walking tour and is not recommended for anyone who has trouble walking over a mile. There are stairs and hills
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    Response from A_Gioldasi, Marketing Manager at The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed your tour at the Acropolis! The stairs can be a problem for those who have trouble walking, but there is a specific path way for wheelchairs. Please contact us first so we can arrange it!
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    • Athens Walking Tours
    • Duration: 5h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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