Athens

Acropolis Of Athens & Acropolis Museum Skip The Line Private Guided Tour

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Acropolis Of Athens and The Acropolis Museum Skip The Line Tour
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Skip-the-line to see the Acropolis of Athens with this private walking tour. Meet your private guide for a visit to the famous archaeological site and learn about its history. Hear stories about Greek mythology and see the Theater of Dionysus. Continue the half-day tour with a visit to the Acropolis Museum. Customize the tour according to your interests and learn all about ancient Greece, art, architecture, and heritage.
  • Maximize time in Athens with skip-the-line access
  • Cover ground quickly with a private guide
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about Greek history at the Acropolis Museum

What's Included

  • Private Experienced & Licensed Tour Guide
  • Skip-The-Line-Service
  • Entrance Tickets For Archaeological Site of Acropolis & Acropolis Museum

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Dionysos Zonar's
      Rovertou Galli 43, Athina 117 42, Greece

      In front of Dionysos Zonar's Cafe Entrance. Please have with you passports or other document showing age and nationality. Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended.

    Start time

    09:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Acropolis

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Propylaea (Pass By)

    Parthenon (Pass By)

    Theater of Dionysus (Pass By)

    Herod Atticus Odeon (Pass By)

    Erechtheion (Pass By)

    Temple of Athena Nike (Pass By)

    Acropolis Museum

    2 hours Admission Ticket 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
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by Crispy Local

    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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips


    I highly recommend spending a little extra money and get a guide.
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    Reviews

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    Perfect Experience
    Taryn_W, Jan 2024
    Incredible tour! Thank you for making this such a memorable day!! Ben and I couldn’t have asked for a better guide
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal.
    Great experience!
    Don_J, Nov 2023
    The guide's knowledge, love of the subject, patience, and depth of history made this an exceptional experience. The tour lasted almost 4 hours, and every minute was interesting. We all agreed it was a wonderful finale to our trip and worth every penny. Highly recommend!!
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal.
    Approximately 4 hours…or 3 hours
    Christy_O, Oct 2023
    Not one to write a review and actually waited a couple weeks to write to let my initial frustrations subside. Having said that, I feel I need to give our experience so others are informed prior to working with this company. And know that my husband and I travel a lot and do quite a few private tours for a more personal experience. This tour is advertised as an “approximately” 4 hour tour (2 hours at the Acropolis and 2 hours at the Acropolis Museum). In a nutshell, our tour from meeting at 9am across from the Acropolis to the end of the tour at the Acropolis Museum lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes. We spent about 2 hours at the Acropolis and about an hour at the museum (skipping many of the things in the museum). After our tour guide left, we contacted the tour operator to let them know about the time variance vs what was advertised. The response was that this was an “approximately” 4 hour tour that could be 3 hours or 5 hours. Approximately in our mind is maybe 10 minutes…not 50 minutes. When we requested a PARTIAL refund for the tour being “approximately” 3 hours vs the 4 hours (as advertised), the tour guide came back to find us at the museum very frustrated and asking what else we wanted to see. We didn’t know what else we wanted to see since we weren’t the guide to know what all was there to see. Not to mention we wouldn’t want to continue a tour with a guide that confronted us in a very irritated manner. We tried to explain this to the tour guide as well as the operator neither of which seemed to see our point and stuck with the “approximately” 4 hours for the tour. We understand there are longer lines at certain times of the year that can affect your time at each of the places on this tour but saying 2 hours at the museum and being there just over an hour with our guide (skipping many things in the museum) seems a miss on the part of the tour guide and not due to how busy the museum was that day. One would think the tour guide would know enough about the museum to elaborate on other parts when knowing you had more time to spare. Either way, the response from the tour company’s owner, John, was there would be NO REFUND/ PARTIAL REFUND. My ask of this company is that they change their advertisement of this tour to reflect what “approximate” means so that the customer knows this could be 3 hours or 5 hours long (or somewhere in between). **PLEASE NOTE: NOT A TOUR FOR ELDERLY OR THOSE UNABLE TO CLIMB MULTIPLE STAIRS** My mom planned to do this tour with us (we paid for her to attend the tour as well) but she decided not to go after doing more research. We were told the tour guide would help her (my mom has a lung condition and carries a portable oxygen) but there is no way she would have been able to do this tour even with the help of the tour guide. Also, unwilling to refund her part of the tour minus the fee for her tickets (which is totally understandable if tickets already paid for).
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is a great opportunity for us to explain what really happened. First of all, you wanted an enderly person with oxygen bottle inhaler and stability problems (your mom) to do the tour. We informed you about a week before the tour that this is not wise and she will have trouble doing something like that. You responded that the tour guide could help her all the way up to Acropolis. We responded that the tour guide always helps (this is evident from the countless top reviews that refer to our tour guides offering their help beyond and above to elderly people). You decided to keep the initial reservation so we bought all the tickets. The day of the tour at the meeting point you said to the tour guide that your mom decided not to come. The tour itself is about 4 hours. We cannot give an exact time as every person has its own pace. If there are elderly people and there is a line to enter we even do 5 hours. Should we charge them more? You were young people and at the day there was no line so near the end of the tour you said to the tour guide that you are very satisfied and it was a great tour and she asked you if you wanted to stay some more as it is earlier than 4 hours. You said that you were good. She estimated that you were tired from the tour and all the info. You also gave her a very good tip. So, if you were dissapointed in her, why you gave her tip? Once you contacted us that the tour was not completed we contacted her and she came in 2 minutes. She was polite and told you to continue the tour with even more info. You said that you did not want to continue. If you wanted to continue the tour and you were not satisfied, why you did not continue? All the above, the way that you handled the situation shows that you were not interested in the tour itself. You just wanted to be refunded for your mom that she did not participated. We informed you from day 1 that you had to cancel her space but you ignored us. Our company has top tour guides, some are Archaeologists, some with Phd's some with a Master's degree. All of them are professional and we are top rated. We would never act in the way that you describe. We are always at your disposal.
    Highly recommended tour of Acropolis
    Tony_E, Oct 2023
    The sights were amazing and the guide was an archaeologist and hence extremely knowledgeable, as well as very personable.
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    Dear Tony, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal.
    Best tour experience!
    Sonya_N, Sep 2023
    Well worth the extra for a private guide! She was amazing ! Great experience! The tour guide was passionate about the history of Athens and was very knowledgeable. We were able to skip the lines to the museum which added to the experience .
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal.
    Excellent Acropolis tour
    kimwilliams1774, Sep 2023
    Very informative. Our guide Anda was very knowledgeable and a joy to spend the morning with. We highly recommend her.
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal.
    The place is a history book
    Adriana_D, Jul 2023
    The place is full of history, of great people, a marvel of the world. Id did help to have a very knowledgeable guide, and very caring by helping me in some difficult places.
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Dear Adriana, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal.
    Must do if you are...
    laurenkouser, Jun 2023
    Must do if you are visiting the Acropolis. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, she enabled us to navigate the crowds and make the most of the experience. We got so much more out of our visit by having her guide us, and by having a private tour for our group we were able to go at our own pace and focus our time the way we wanted.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Dear Lauren, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal!
    Amazing Acropolis tour
    Daniela_Q, May 2023
    Had an amazing 3 hour journey through time with Anda on our honeymoon. She was extremely informative and so much fun to be around.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Dear Daniela, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal
    Private tour
    Del_G, May 2023
    This was our first time to Athens. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour to our friends and family. THANKS
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal.
    Arania was knowledgeable...
    Engy_d, May 2023
    Arania was knowledgeable and excellent guide. The entire family enjoyed her expertise. Would highly recommend this Arania to friends.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Dear Engy, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal!
    Amazing tour with outstanding guide
    Neil_A, Nov 2022
    Our guide Anda was exceptional. We cannot recommend her highly enough and would have given this tour more stars if we could. Her tour made the history and modern situation of the acropolis come alive and we learnt so much in the four hours we were with her. She took the physical limitations of one of the group into account at all times which made a huge difference. Truly exceptional tour.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Dear Neil, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal!
    Go in evening hours rather than morning
    Jennifer_L, Sep 2022
    Our guide was very good at speaking English - however, it is still very difficult to hear her due to all the noise from others. I would recommend that we have earphones connected and she speaks into a microphone in the future. I had to look at her to read her lips most of the time which took away from looking at the views. Very difficult to look at the views with so many people and the rocky terrain. I would book later in the afternoon around sunset rather than morning. Morning was quite busy. The Museum is huge - ask for a copy of your tickets from your guide as we went to the restaurant and needed the tickets to get back in - and couldn't. Overall great experience - but learn from our mistakes. :)
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Thank you for the recommendations also. Always at your disposal!
    Great tour guide
    Gillian_E, Aug 2022
    Anda was a perfect guide for the Acropolis and museum. Knowledgeable and thoughtful- she tailored the tour perfectly to our requirements and took some lovely photos of us too!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Dear Gillian, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal!
    Best guide ever!
    Robyn_G, Aug 2022
    Our guide was fantastic, she was engaging and knew so much about the area! We had a wonderful experience. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are always at your disposal!
    The Guide was late for...
    Nabil_T, Aug 2022
    The Guide was late for almost 20 min, she is not friendly with family group special with kids the way explain the historical and Greek methodologies, the kids was bored, the tour price was very high for service we received even they didn't respect the what's include and what's exclude . never to repeat.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    Dear Nabil, thank you for sharing this review and giving us the opportunity to share some facts. It’s a really unfair review and we need to set the record straight. The guide was delayed 10’, which can easily happen, in a mega city like Athens and was then looking for the clients at the meeting place. The guide texted and informed the clients in advance, was constantly calling the clients and was trying to reach them while looking for them at the parking. Despite this short delay, the clients were not short changed. The tour lasted 4:10’ and it was just ended later. Secondly, the tour was adapted at the needs of the two daughters of the clients. The guide explained the historical background in an explicit and adapted to the cognitive level (about the age of 10 or 12) of the two youngsters language, answered repeatedly to their questions and even translated in French the meaning of their Greek names. When the children got tired (which is only natural for a physically demanding 4 hours tour), the guide accommodated their need for rest by offering them a break in the little garden by the Acropolis entrance and taking afterwards a slower pace down to the museum. As “unfriendly” should be interpreted by the client, the part where the guide did not entertain the opinion of one of the youngsters on god Poseidon. The girl was insisting on a version of the myth that she had read on the fiction book of Percy Jackson. The guide kindly explained that that was not the official version of the mythology. The girl however, insisted and wanted to have it her way. We feel that his review is the very result of the guide not abiding to her capricious version of the Greek mythology. Even if our young travelers want to have a special image of the Greek Mythology, our role is to always speak the truth.
    The tour of the Acropolis...
    Ashley_Y, Jul 2022
    The tour of the Acropolis of Athens and Museum was informative, interesting, well timed and constructed.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Dear Ashley, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Have a great time in Athens.
    Excellent
    Kathleen_C, May 2022
    Great tour! Ada was the best. She was knowledgeable, fun, and very nice. She made the sites come alive. A super tour and guide.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Dear Kathleen, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you liked the tour. Always at your disposal.
    Go with the best
    Robert_S, Sep 2021
    Life is too short for bad wine and bad tour guides :) Always go for the best . Anna( hopefully I got her name right?🙏) is definitely a top class guide . Creme-de-la Creme as they say in France ( where she got her Master’s degree in Sorbonne 😎) . Born in Athens, she’s in love with her country and its rich history . Anna is a young ,vibrant lady who’s got a great personality ,who takes your wishes into consideration ,who knows her job and has got excellent people skills .She even picks the right tone of the day so you can get the best light on Acropolis . Thank you so much for investing your heart into this tour ! Hope to see you again !!!❤️
    Response from Host, Sep 2021
    Thank you for your kind words!
    Highlight of Our Athens Visit
    Stephanie_L, Aug 2021
    We had a fantastic tour experience! Anda, our guide, was amazing. She has a background in museum studies, which I appreciated. She also made the tour engaging, fun, and a truly immersive learning experience. I'm happy we booked the private tour - the Acropolis is very busy, so the one-on-one attention and pace is totally worth it.
    Response from Host, Sep 2021
    Thank you so much for your kind words!

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