Explore the Acropolis & Museum Private Tour with a Local Guide

Athens, Greece
Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Please note: Price varies by group size. On this skip-the-line tour, you'll save time visiting the Athens sight you’re most excited to see: the Acropolis. You’ll whiz past the crowds, and hear fascinating commentary about the UNESCO-listed site. Your itinerary also leaves time for highlights including Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora, as well as hidden gems such as the tiny village of Anafiotika and Greek Orthodox churches. Please note the admission to the sites is not included in the price of the tour.
  • Avoid long lines with skip-the-line access to the Acropolis (entry at own expense)
  • See other highlights including Hadrian’s Library and the Roman Agora
  • Visit hidden gems such as the Tower of Winds and a traditional market
  • Hear fascinating commentary from your guide at each location

What's Included

  • Private guide
  • This tour is carbon neutral
  • Acropolis and Museums entrance tickets aren't included, need to be paid to host in cash (35Eur p.p.)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Makrigianni 9, Athina 117 42, Greece

    At the entrance of Ice Queen Gelato

End point

  • Acropolis, Athens 105 58, Greece

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Theatre of Dionysus

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Herod Atticus Odeon

1 hour Admission 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
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Withlocals

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Wonderful tour!
      Phil_B, Sep 2023
      The tour was very informative! The guides always know the best items to share, skipping lines, take the best pictures etc. if you want to immerse yourself with the history of this area, highly recommend this tour. Best not to wear sandals, saw many people with the wrong footwear.
      Great tour
      Richard_A, Sep 2023
      We had a great tour of the Acropolis and Museum with Costas. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed learning about the different sites within the Acropolis and our guide was very knowledgeable and did not overwhelm us with information. Definitely wear.comfortable shoes since the walk up and around the top is uneven and can be slippery. Also, we had to pay separately for the tickets to the Acropolis (20 euros each person) and for the Museum (15 euros each) within a time slot. Make sure to download the actual tickets to your phone since they scan them to gain entry. Costas sent us a link to go to for the tickets. Most of the three hours was spent on the Acropolis with about 45 minutes in the Museum at the end with him pointing out highlights and then letting us look at the rest after the tour ended. I would highly recommend this tour if you don’t want to be a part of a big group and want personalized attention.
      Amazing Tour
      JasmineJ, Jul 2023
      We had a great time on this private tour. Our guide Markella was amazing, so friendly and knowledgeable! She made the tour very interesting and we enjoyed all the extra details she provided throughout the tour. It was a great way to see the Acropolis and we highly recommend it especially with Markella.
      Acropolis and surrounds
      Graham_F, May 2023
      Seeing the magnificent acropolis and surrounding terrain. Great guidance from our host. Walking uphill was difficult given the age of our group.
      So much better than just an audio guide!
      RyanEicher, Feb 2023
      Arianna was very knowledgeable and took her time to explain all the interesting background about each site. Made everything that we saw come to life!
      Must do!!!
      Joe_K, Jan 2023
      Our guide was amazing and knowledgeable. Super informative and well worth it. This is my second time in Athens and this tour was better than the last.
      Well worth it!
      Tyler_F, Oct 2022
      Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and we very much enjoyed our time going around the Acropolis and learning more about the city and history along the way.
      Athens Walking Tour Experience
      Ann_L, Oct 2022
      Our guide, Stefanos, was very knowledgeable. It was a very vigorous walking tour (we circumnavigated then walked to the top of the Acropolis), but Stefanos knew when to stop for breaks, navigate around crowds, and get us to the most scenic sites. We've been to Athens multiple times, but this time we saw sites we'd never seen before, and learned tons about ancient Athens and its more recent history as well. Even though it was very busy, and windy, we really enjoyed this tour.
      Heidi_L, Oct 2022
      Our tour guide, Markella, was wonderful. We did this as a layover tour on our way to Rome. The week prior, I had many questions regarding timing as we had to make our connecting flight and Markella was very responsive and helpful in planning. The tour was very informative; however, as we approached the Acropolis, it was extremely crowded and we were concerned that we wouldn’t get to the top quickly enough. Markella carefully got us through the slow-moving crowds and then had our driver pick us up closer to the exit area so we wouldn’t miss our flight!
      Excellent guide to an amazing place
      Carl_R, Sep 2022
      Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was not rushed and took time to accommodate our group, which included a person with some mobility challenges. An excellent investment.
      Excellent, informative tour!
      Heidi_G, Sep 2022
      Costas was a wonderful guide, sharing his extensive knowledge of Greek history! Would definitely recommend!
      Great tour with Markel
      Robert_S, Aug 2022
      Markel was an excellent guide. She was so full of knowledge and enthusiastic to share her knowledge with us. Wonderful tour!
      A great experience
      John_B, Jul 2022
      Our guide was fantastic. He was entertaining and informative. In fact, he was so good. We asked if he was a teacher. The sites speak for themselves but Having someone to explain the stories and mythology takes it to another level. I highly recommend the tour.
      Fantastic tour
      Alex_M, Jun 2022
      Costas has a great wealth of knowledge and shares it in a fun and engaging manner. The sites speak for themselves but he made them come to life.
      Well spent time and money
      msallwein, Jun 2022
      Our guide was extremely knowledgeable! He gave us all the background information we needed and helped us avoid large crowds. It was money and time well spent.
      Great tour of Athens and the Acropolis
      Josh_H, Jun 2022
      Great tour filled with interesting facts about both Greece and Athens. Did a good job engaging with the children as well.
      Great private tour
      Susanna_M, Jun 2022
      Great private guide who knew all places the right timing and background information. Furthermore, he took very good pictures of us at wonderful spots. He was very caring and gave us tips in order to make the best of the experience. 😊
      A 3pm start was a great...
      Sylvie, Jun 2022
      A 3pm start was a great idea. Not too crowded because the cruise tourists are gone. Not too hot. Be prepared for lots of dates and names. Very informative and just the perfect length.
      Perfect tour for short stay in Athens.
      Patricia_J, May 2022
      Our tour guide was fantastic. We appreciated his extensive knowledge and ability to speak good English. He made the tour fun and educational. We only had a short time in Athens and this 3 hour walking tour was perfect. When we saw some of the larger tour groups, we were thankful to have just four in our tour.
      Well worth doing!
      Natalie_D, Apr 2022
      Our tour was relaxed, but so much interesting information! Our tour guide was so warm and helpful, and incredibly informed. Well worth doing.
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