Acropolis Morning Walking Tour(Small Group)

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Acropolis Morning Walking Tour
  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get more out of your visit to the Acropolis by going on a morning walking tour. Avoid the stress of wasting time in long entrance lines and discover fascinating historical insights about the Acropolis that you wouldn’t find out if exploring the area alone. Highlights include the Temple of Athena Nike, Mars Hill, the Dionysus Theater, and much more.
  • No waiting around—enjoy skip-the-line access with your guide
  • Good for mixed fitness levels—relaxed pace and lots of breaks
  • Get a guide’s top tips on the best views of the Acropolis
  • Learn as you explore through guide commentary

What's Included

  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Skip the line service
  • Entrance fees: 20 euros, 10 euros(Winter Season). Entrance tickets are purchased in cash from guide.
  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Tips

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Makrigianni 4, Athina 117 42, Greece

    The meeting point is right outside the Acropolis Metro ( subway) Station, which is located next to the Acropolis Museum. Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to departure time.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • Acropoli
    Athens 117 42, Greece

    The tour ends at the top of the Acropolis.

What To Expect


1 hour 45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Persons under 25 are entitled to a half price entrance ticket( they must present an ID at the entrance). Persons under 25 from the EU are entitled to free entrance ( they must present an ID at the entrance).Entrance tickets are purchased from guide.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Mister Plato

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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83 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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The Acropolis and so much more
David_L, Mar 2024
Our guide was excellent- very knowledgeable and interactive. He brought the whole experience to life. I knew the bare bones but he added the meat.
Acropolis -- best part of our trip.
Richard_W, Mar 2024
My partner and I visited on a weekday at 09:30. We were the only two, making the experience personal and engaging. We were greeted by Nick, who was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. Nick's tour was the perfect length, and by 11:00 (perhaps slightly before) we were done, which gave us time to walk around the Acropolis by ourselves. Nick was approachable and knew how to make the tour fun and educational. I will recommend it to all of my friends. Next time Nick, please stick around as we'd have loved to give you a tip! Make sure you see this first, as the tour will give you historical context for so many things and make other stops (such as the Acropolis museum) even more interesting.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Richard, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are also very delighted to know you enjoyed your tour. Your words are the best tip for Nick. Best Mister Plato
A wonderful tour!
Mary_C, Jan 2024
The pace of the tour was perfect. Our guide Niko was very knowledgeable and imparted the information in an easily digestible way. He brought the history alive and added so much to our understanding and enjoyment of this breathtaking, one of a kind place. Bravo!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you, Mary, for such a kind and meaningful review on your Acropolis Walking tour. Best Mister Plato
Acropolis walking tour
susan_J, Dec 2023
All parts, really enjoyed our tour, perfect time allowed for tour and then we could stay on our own and leave when ready
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you, Susan, for telling about your tour! We are glad you enjoyed it. Take care Mister Plato
First rate experience. Knowledgeable and personable guide. Great experience.
DAVIDP_E, Nov 2023
Only one other couple joined with this tour but our guide gave us the full service attention and consideration. Our guide was Greek and his name (shortened) was Nick or Nik. He was knowledgable and spoke in an educational way to be make all stops interesting. He was always concerned for our comfort and safety. He started the tour on time and completed it in 90 minutes as was scheduled by us. A great and memorable time.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear David, your review is so much welcome and appreciated! Thank you! Mister Plato
Sue_W, Nov 2023
Nik was very knowledgeable and kind. He took it really slow as the uphill is steep. I'd highly recommend.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you, Sue, for sharing your feedback about your Acropolis Morning Walking Tour! Nik is honestly going to appreciate it. Take care Mister Plato
would book again if i'm back
Esther, Nov 2023
the Acropolis is really a must-see, plus Nikos was an amazing & gentle guide. I was the only one–a family who was supposed to join cancelled last-minute but the tour still went ahead which I appreciated alot. Very knowledgeable & very encouraging with the little greek mythology and things I had read before. Was so interesting it made me do a detour in my plans to the national archaeological museum to see more. Get your tickets beforehand from
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Esther, thank you for taking the trouble to write a review! We truly appreciate your words and are so delighted to know you enjoyed your tour. Reviews like yours brightens our day and motivates us to improve. Best Mister Plato
Very interesting
Julie_T, Oct 2023
Our guide Nikko explained the history surrounding the Acropolis and pantheon which made our tour much more interesting then if we did it on our own.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Julie, thank you for your honest and kind review! We really appreciate it. Take good care Mister Plato
Nikos gives the best tour of the Acropolis, Parthenon, and surrounds.
SE_P, Oct 2023
The small-group tour is the way to go! We were a family group of four older adults. We had a wonderful guide, who found us (waiting in the wrong spot - oops) and whisked us through the line of waiting-for-their-time-slot patrons and onto our tour route. Nikos is very cheery and considerate to his tour participants with well-timed washroom breaks, nice pace of walk-climb and stops to discuss interesting points along the way. He made sure we understood that this was our tour -- we had lots of opportunities to ask questions and discuss the ideas and places we were experiencing. Nikos was very knowledgeable and had reference photos which really brought the Acropolis, the Parthenon and all the buildings alive! It was interesting to see some of the repair work in progress and we expect that the finished product (est. 5 yrs) will be amazing. If we have the chance to return after the repairs are completed, we will ask Nikos for another tour!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear guest, we are so grateful for your taking the time to write about your tour with Mister Plato. At the same time we are really pleased to hear you enjoyed the time spent with Nikos, one of our best guides. Again thank you so much! Regards Mister Plato
Everything I had hoped for.
RM_P, Oct 2023
Nikos is an excellent guide who anticipates questions and patiently answers those he hasn’t. He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing information related to history, architecture, and the arts.I learned a lot. Five congenial people were on our tour. Great morning!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you, RM, for your nice comments on your tour guide. We truly appreciate it. Kind Regards Mister Plato
Educational Tour
Paul_F, Oct 2023
Learning all the history of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. The guide was very good and didn't rush us.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you, Paul, for your encouraging words! Take good care! Mister Plato
Very informative tour!!
Vinodh_R, Oct 2023
Great tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. We had a very small group of 5 people a d the tour guide did a great job of keeping us engaged while explaining the history of acropolis and Greek mythology.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you, Vinodh, for your very positive feedback. We are extremely happy to hear that your guide did a great job. Best Regards Mister Plato
100% recommend this tour
Colleen_H, Sep 2023
Excellent tour guide who was clear and made the history interesting and entertaining. The ear buds helped greatly.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Colleen, we are happy you enjoyed your tour with Mister Plato. Moreover, we are really so thankful for your review. Kind Regards Mister Plato
Would do it again!
Nela_M, Sep 2023
The guide was great. Have been before but this time around was very informative and fun. It was great family fun!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Nela, we are more than happy to hear you had a great time on your Acropolis tour with Mister Plato. We wish you well!! Mister Plato
Awesome tour with Mister Plato!
Laurene_P, Sep 2023
Mister Plato was an amazing guide! He was SO knowledgeable and informative, but also fun, and he was very conscious of the needs of his group. I was a senior and he made many stops to let us rest, while he gave us so many fun and interesting facts. I HIGHLY recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you, Laurene, for sending this so inspiring review on your tour with Mister Plato. We promise we 'll keep up doing our best. Take care! Mister Plato
Nikos is the kindest man
PeggySue_F, Sep 2023
We were to tour the Acropolis as a group of 4: my husband & I and my parents. Although the tour was titled ‘small group’ it was just us. However, the Acropolis was closed due to thunderstorms during our ticket window. Nikos was incredibly flexible & helpful waiting for the weather to clear and getting us in when it reopened. Unfortunately, my mother tripped and injured herself. Nikos was essential in that urgent situation: getting her first aid, then helping us get her to the hospital when mom decided to x-ray the injury, helping us navigate the emergency room, and not leaving us until we were with the doctor. Above & Beyond. Oh yes, he was also an excellent guide, gave us an overview of Greek history while we were waiting out the rain, and could answer our peculiar questions (engineers & scientists among us) about the Acropolis.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Peggy, we hope your adorable mother has recovered from her injury and she is healthy and full of life again. It was such a pity that because of her injury she didn't do the tour with the rest of you. Nikos isn't only just a superb guide but he is also a good hearted person who cares about people and always tries to help if it's possible. So, it's not surprising at all that he tried to do the best he could. Thank you for your kind words! It means a lot to us. Our kindest regards to Peggy! Mister Plato
Amazing tour!
Ann_M, Aug 2023
Our guide was knowledgeable and clearly loves the Greek history! The pace of the walk uphill was considerate of the heat and range of abilities in the group. Amazing!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Ann, we are so grateful for these kind words of yours. We wish you all the best! Mister Plato
A wonderful day with a guide that went above and beyond.
Joanne_M, Jul 2023
Our guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable and shared so much with us on our tour. Line ups at the Parthenon were incredibly long but he filled the time with many interesting facts not only about where we were but also about what we could see within Athens from our viewpoint at the Acropolis leading to the Parthenon. Our group was on the smaller size which made it nice. Our guide went above and beyond offering to taking photos when there was a good opportunity. He even helped start us on our way back to our hotel. We highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are so thankful to you, Joanne, for sending a review on your Acropolis tour with Mister Plato. Reading your review was such a joy for us. Thank you again! Wishes Mister Plato
Great educational tour of the acropolis
Nicholas_W, Jul 2023
The guide was well versed in not only the Acropolis’s history but also the history of the surrounding area. Tying in the Greek mythology also made the tour most educational and informative formative
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Nicholas, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Acropolis tour with Mister Plato. Your kind words and comments mean a lot to us, too. Best Mister Plato
NOT A SKIP THE LINE tour. There is no such thing!
Sylvia_L, Jul 2023
Viator needs to stop saying that there are skip the line tours at the Acropolis. They do not exist. The tour was otherwise excellent and Nikos was an amazing knowledgeable guide who was always considerate (looking our for us, making sure there was adequate shade, making rest stops etc. ) We joined a very very long line at around 9.30 and took about 40-45 min to get through the entrance. You have to buy entry tickets online on your own (this is stated clearly in the description of this tour). Overall a nice short tour of the Acropolis with a fantastic guide whoade all the difference.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you, Sylvia, for taking the time to write about your tour with Mister Plato. Sometimes in Summer the Acropolis can be very crowded. As a result, for safety reasons, travelers will have to wait in the queue at the entrances rather than waiting in the sun at the top of the hill. Once again, thank you for your very kind comments on our guide! Kindest Regards Mister Plato
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