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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum provided by Athens Walking Tours

The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
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Tour snapshot
Skip long lines at the Acropolis with express entry service
Duration:
5h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
18
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    18
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Save time and money on this half-day combo tour that features the major highlights of Athens. After providing an informative walking tour through the city center, your guide enables you to skip long lines at the Acropolis (own expense) and points out features often missed by solo visitors inside. Cap off the itinerary with a guided walk through the Acropolis Museum that pinpoints well-known masterpieces and hidden gems.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Go with a guide who can offer little-known facts and anecdotes
  • 2-part tour: Enjoy free time to rest and snap photos in between
  • Take home a map and guidebook magazine
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Go with a guide who can offer little-known facts and anecdotes
  • 2-part tour: Enjoy free time to rest and snap photos in between
  • Take home a map and guidebook magazine
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2906P33
Important information
Inclusions
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees are not included; paid in cash on the spot
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Syntagma Square, Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece Departure Point: Syntagma Metro Station Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time. Please be at the meeting point by 9:15 am as the tour departs at 9:30 am.
  • Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece
Additional information
  • 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
  • ENTRANCE FEES (TICKETS) ARE NOT INCLUDED - Please make sure you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. We buy the tickets for you in advance, in order to avoid lining up. Note that we are only allowed by the Museum to pre-buy adult tickets.
  • A valid passport or ID is required for verification at the sites for youths under 25 years of age and any person entitled to reduced entrance at the sites
  • The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees are not included; paid in cash on the spot
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
Departure details
  • Syntagma Square, Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece Departure Point: Syntagma Metro Station Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time. Please be at the meeting point by 9:15 am as the tour departs at 9:30 am.
  • Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece
Additional information
  • 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
  • ENTRANCE FEES (TICKETS) ARE NOT INCLUDED - Please make sure you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. We buy the tickets for you in advance, in order to avoid lining up. Note that we are only allowed by the Museum to pre-buy adult tickets.
  • A valid passport or ID is required for verification at the sites for youths under 25 years of age and any person entitled to reduced entrance at the sites
  • The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Syntagma Square
    Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece
    Departure Point: Syntagma Metro Station Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time. Please be at the meeting point by 9:15 am as the tour departs at 9:30 am.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Change of Guards
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    National Garden
  • 2
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Acropolis Museum
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Acropolis Museum
    Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece
    See address & details
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224 reviews
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Femke
Rome, Italy31 contributions
Our guide 'Athina' was excellent in telling the stories behind the sites we visited. Sometimes a little hard te hear, but that just meant you needed to stay close, which wasn't a burden at all. We had a challenging group, with people constantly wondering off, so I can imagine it was a challenge to not get frustrated. At the end of the tour the main part of the group left, so in the museum we had a private tour. And although she had another tour in the afternoon, she took the time to show us the most interesting pieces of the exhibition. . Loved her stories and enthusiasm! We are a whole lot of information the richer.
Sidenote; It's a lot of walking (and standing still) and this, combined with the heat, can be a challenge. So be aware of this when you go. Definitely take water with you!
Written 22 June 2022
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Randerson
Madison, WI26 contributions
My wife and I loved this tour. It covered quite a few stops including the subway history (an excavation site!), changing of the guard, pearls about the city while walking between sites, the national garden, Zeus monument, hadreons arch, Acropolis, and Acropolis museum.

A tour is a must for Athens. Not as many signs to self guide a tour yourself so having a guide adds so much value to your stay.

Our group was small (~8 total). And had an amazing tour guide (Vicky) who was truly pationate about the material and city. They also give you an ear piece to hear the tour guide as some areas can get quite buy

FYI: need cash for tickets not included in price = Acropolis, Acropolis museum, and Zeus monument. They make it easier though by buying all 3 from the tour guide at the beginning.
Written 18 April 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Wow! What a review! It is not every day that we receive feedback as detailed and thoughtful as yours. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the tour so much! Moreover, your comments have given us valuable insight, and we honestly thank you for taking the time to share them with us. May we add that we do have all-inclusive tour options, i.e. total online payment including the entrance fees, should someone wish to pay for everything in advance, but of course we offer the skip-the-line service to all our guests, as we buy the tickets beforehand. It would be our honor to host you and your wife again soon! Until then, keep traveling the world safely, and have an amazing day!
Written 5 May 2022
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Delana L
8 contributions
May 2022
Absolutely amazing tour to kick off our stay in Greece! This tour took us to many of the main sites that were on our list for Athens and we learned so much more than we would have if we had just did it by ourselves. Natasha was our tour guide and she was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable, answered any questions we had, and was very accommodating of our group. She also gave us a lot of great tips that we used for our second day in Athens.

There is a stop around 11:30 for snacks where there is a coffee shop with sandwiches and an ice cream shop. However, we also brought snacks with us as we knew it would be a long day- that was very helpful! Also make sure you have plenty of water and sunscreen- there's not much shade up at the acropolis.

Yes, it's a long tour, but that's clearly marked in the description of the tour, and if you don't like lots of history or being on your feet all day, they offer the tour in chunks- you could do just the acropolis, just the city, etc.

We thought the tour was of fantastic value for the price and would highly recommend!
Written 16 May 2022
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Sophia_AWT
And what an amazing feedback, dear guest! Your words lifted our spirits and brought a smile on our faces. It means so much to us when our guests appreciate the hard work that goes into making each experience as perfect as possible! Please join us again soon, and until then keep collecting wonderful moments!
Written 5 June 2022
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Ken H
4 contributions
Jun 2022
Guide's English was VERY weak. She had a hard time sharing whatever she knew.
Highlights of the tour are the Acropolis and the Museum and those tickets are not included in the package price. Guide did not accompany us through the Acropolis. A good guide makes the tour and ours was a complete waste of money.
Written 19 June 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Dear guest, we are terribly sorry you did not enjoy your experience. Unfortunately, you booked the non-inclusive option of the tour (tour price only), and that is why the tickets were not included. We have both inclusive and non-inclusive options as guests sometimes prebook online the sites' tickets by themselves. As for your guide's poor English, we are really surprised, as all our guides speak English fluently, but of course we will look into it right away and take corrective action immediately. Thank you for your helpful feedback, and have a wonderful day!
Written 22 June 2022
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Breno Chuba
Doha, Qatar14 contributions
Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Costas was an amazing. He was very knowledgeable about both historical and current events in Athens. We had so much details about all places that were part of our tour

I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is looking to learn more about Greek history and culture in 5 hours. Special thank you to Costas for making it such a memorable experience

I recommend you to buy the combo ticket (30 EUR) in the first stop of your tour
Written 5 July 2021
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Sophia_AWT
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, and top rating! We are very happy you enjoyed the tour, and all the information. All our guides love to share their vast knowledge with you, and do so in a most pleasant manner. We appreciate the time you took to share your experience, and hope to have you back very soon!
Written 7 July 2021
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Jim C
Water Island, St. Thomas42 contributions
Tour guide Dorina was great and was extremely knowable about the area and sites. We really enjoyed it and learned a ton. I would highly recommend that if you visit the Acropolis you MUST also do the museum... there is just way too much in the museum that augments what you see outside at the Acropolis. A few in our group only did the Acropolis and they missed a lot in the museum.

Thanks for a great day in Athens!
Written 8 March 2020
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Thank you for your comment! Truth is that the Acropolis Museum is one of a kind! Dorina is indeed great ;)
Written 9 March 2020
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BradBerg
Austin, TX27 contributions
Jul 2021
Our guide, Kimon, was knowledgeable of all the main Athens sites and Acropolis museum. He is an architect by trade and has a passion for the architecture and history of architecture of the city. This can be a bit in depth at times, but does show his enthusiasm.. He did seem a bit rushed, not allowing for any extra time for questions; we had a very enthusiastic pre-teen who had lots of interest in mythology and Kimon seemed a bit annoyed to be answering questions which was unfortunate. We have been on a lot of tours where the time was not as important at the information given. Overall, it is a long day with lots of information. but gives a good overview of the major sites. If you are interested in lots of architectural information of sites, this will be a wonderful tour for you.
Written 8 July 2021
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Sophia_AWT
Thank you for leaving this detailed review of your experience. We were really surprised to read your comments, as Kimon is one of our top-rated guides. He constantly receives excellent reviews, as he is extremely professional, a true perfectionist we could say, patient, kind, and indeed very knowledgeable, as you already described. He is always happy to answer as many questions as possible, in fact, he loves it when the audience is really engaged. Perhaps that is the real reason he was more in-depth than expected or desired. Since excellence and customer satisfaction are always our number one priorities, we will certainly look into the situation immediately. We are always grateful when our guests' reviews contribute to our continuous improvement. We hope that in the future, you will give us another chance to give you the tour you wished for. Once again, we do appreciate your valuable feedback.
Written 9 July 2021
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Mary Anne M
Venetia, PA43 contributions
After doing some research, I found this Athens Walking Tour. It seemed to have all of the important sights that are must sees when visiting and it did not disappoint! We LOVED IT! We traveled with our 13 year old daughter and 11-year-old son. I signed up and the purchase process is so easy. We went to the designated spot and met our guide Eli Kritharaki and she was absolutely fantastic!! She was so knowledgeable, engaging especially with the kids in the group. My son is still telling us facts that Eli told him on the trip. It was during that extreme hot spell and Eli was extremely considerate of everyone in the heat. Her knowledge of the history of Athens was absolutely amazing: unforgettable! I would highly recommend this tour and if you can get her that would be a two thumbs up!
Written 16 August 2021
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Anthoula G
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are happy that your kids loved this tour and loved Eli. Eli, like all of our guides, is really passionate about our city and she manages to channel all that passion to all our guests! And even on extra hot days, she makes sure you don't feel it that much by keeping you in shade most of the time. Thank you again for taking the time to leave this review!
Written 23 August 2021
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Sheronda S
Selma, TX51 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Our guide was so thorough and passionate about sharing the history of her beloved country with us that I felt that we were transported back in time! The descriptive words that she used opened my eyes to Greek mythology in an in depth way, that I have a new appreciation for history. Our guide mesmerized us with her story telling. She really made the tour great and unforgettable!
Written 10 June 2022
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Deborah B
26 contributions
Apr 2022
Our tour guide Herms was fantastic. He knew so much about history and events, and put it all together without overwhelming us. I highly recommended this tour, and would considering doing it a second time. Definately considr with the Museum option as this brings things into an even fuller perspective. It id nto seem like a 5 hour+ tour because it was so interesting and well paced.
Written 15 April 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Dear Debora, we really appreciate your lovely review! We will make sure to share your feedback with Hermes; he will be thrilled to know his efforts have paid off. Since you would consider doing the tour a second time, then we are waiting for you very soon; we have many more interesting experiences that you will find equally incredible! Until then, stay safe and keep having a wonderful time whatever you do!
Written 5 May 2022
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Unique. Authentic.
Our guide Christiana was so enthusiastic and full of stories about her family. We learned a lot about real life in
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Needed headsets to hear guide
Our family of 9 joined a walking tour led by Eli. The meeting place outside a yogurt shop was unorganized by the co
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Very knowledge and enthusiastic tour guide!
The guide was very knowledge about the history of the acropolis and Greek mythology in general. It was a major help
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Great tour to start visit Athens
We started our stay and visit to Athens by going on this guided tour, and it was a very good decision! We got grea
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Wonderful variety of food tasting
loved going through the local street market and visiting family-owned little stores. Sampling a variety of food and
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This was a great tour.
This was a fantastic tour. Maria was an excellent tour guide and told us everything we needed to know. Great Englis
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Not our Favorite
Wasn't our favorite tour experience of our trip. Our tour guide, while very friendly, struggled to find the 'right
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Katrina was Amazing!!!
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This was one of our favorite activities in Athens. The venue was clean and the view of the Acropolis at night is ST
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Great day out
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Great experience
Rena K. was fun and knowledgeable! She took us to eat at the favorite places of the locals. We enjoyed the tour!
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Awesome Greek food and spirits tour with Rena
Fabulous food tour with our knowledgable and passionate guide Rena. We loved our tour! Rena set the tone for the
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Excellent guide in wonderful location
Christopher our guide was engaging and spoke clear English. He has an obvious passion for the subject and was very
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Angela amazing tour guide 😊
Angela was an unbelievable amazing tour guide! During the tour, it was extremely hot outside, so she let us postpon
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Amazing tour by Angela
Angela was a great tour guide. We were able to learn so much from her and she was very accommodating and actually r
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