Athens

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum

From $60.76

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Avoid long lines at the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum on a half-day tour that gets you straight into the popular sites without the hassle of waiting for tickets. Following the Acropolis tour with a guided visit of the Acropolis Museum takes you beyond the monument for a glimpse of daily lives in ancient Athens, from spirituality to celebrations and magnificent artwork.
  • Skip-the-line access saves time for exploring
  • A field expert English-speaking Certified guide shares an in-depth perspective on the ancient sites
  • See the Acropolis, preserved original statues, and friezes
  • Convenient meetup point at a central metro station

What's Included

  • English speaking licensed guide
  • Skip the lines at the ticket offices to the Acropolis of Athens & Museum (if option selected)
  • Tickets to Acropolis & Acropolis Museum are included (if option selected)
  • Enter through a separate entrance to the Acropolis Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Skip-the-line separate entrance to the Acropolis. No one can skip the lines to Acropolis.
  • Use of the elevator at the Acropolis Hill

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Makrigianni 7
    Makrigianni 7, Athina 117 42, Greece

    Οutside the Acropolis metro station opposite the Capital Exchange Acropoli (exit Makriyianni / Dionysiou Areopaghitou). Your guide will be next to the Metro sign holding a white and light blue “Athenian Tours” sign. Υou can also consult the following link (https://maps.app.goo.gl/Nz56K2Z5Fni2nPVB8).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Acropolis

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Acropolis Museum

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • In an effort to ensure that you will avoid any kind of discomfort and most importantly that you will feel comfortable, our guides may change order of the sites you may visit.
  • Choose the private option for a more intimate experience at a starting time that can be arranged upon request
  • If you opted for the "WITHOUT tickets" choice, please bring cash to purchase your admission ticket at our check-in spot just before the tour (around 35 euros per person). We can reserve tickets for your designated time as long as you let us know in advance that you will get them from us. Otherwise you must buy them on your own from the official sites at least 24 hours before the tour.
  • Due to strict Acropolis entry times, punctuality is crucial. Latecomers cannot be accommodated, and no refunds will be provided.
  • Not suitable for children under 6 years old
  • Not suitable for people with mobility impairments.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

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.

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Reviews

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Great tour!
Russell_N, Mar 2024
Great tour! Very good information! Guide answered all our questions and was very thorough. Thank you.
Great guide, great audio
Patrick_W, Feb 2024
Our guide was terrific—very knowledgeable and excellent English. We have recommended this tour to several friends.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Patrick, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that our guide's knowledge and command of English made your tour memorable. Your recommendations to friends are the highest compliment we could receive. We're committed to providing experiences that are not only informative but also enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming your friends and offering them the same great experience. Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Best tour guide
Patricia_S, Feb 2024
Iris was a great tour guide and very informative. It was a long tour maybe even like a field trip but she made it enjoyable. Keep up the great work !’
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Patricia, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with Iris on our Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour. We're delighted to hear she made your tour enjoyable and informative, transforming it into an engaging field trip. Your encouragement means a lot to us, and we'll certainly pass on your compliments to Iris. Looking forward to welcoming you on another adventure soon! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Excellent Tour
Jenna_B, Feb 2024
Excellent tour! Our guide was wonderful. She gave us such interesting information and kept us engaged the whole time. I would not suggest visiting the Acropolis or the museum without a guide as you will miss too many important details. I recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Jenna, Thank you for your excellent review! We're so pleased to hear that our guide made your tour of the Acropolis and Museum engaging and informative. It's wonderful that you value the depth a knowledgeable guide adds to the experience, highlighting important details that might otherwise be missed. We appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled you had such a positive experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for more tours in the future! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Acropolis
Veronica_B, Feb 2024
Our tour guide Iris was wonderful, informative and so sweet. We loved it. We highly recommendthis tour to the Acropolis. The view is amazing..
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Veronica, Thank you for your wonderful review and for recommending our Acropolis tour! We're thrilled to hear that Iris made your experience informative and enjoyable with her sweetness and vast knowledge. It's great to know you loved the tour and found the views amazing. We aim to provide memorable experiences and are delighted that we could do that for you. We hope to see you again on another tour soon! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Great tour
Anthony_M, Feb 2024
Great tour fantastic guide in a great city. Beware of the yellow cab taxis that could try and rip you off given the chance. Agree a fair before you get in the taxi. Great sites to visit surrounded in history to enjoy.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Anthony, Thank you for your positive feedback on our tour and the kind words about our guide and the city of Athens! We're glad you enjoyed the historical sites. It's wonderful to hear you found the tour and the sites enjoyable and we look forward to offering you more great experiences in the future Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Enthusiasm
Donna_L, Feb 2024
Alexia’s enthusiasm and knowledge!! Friendly demeanor, youthful exuberance. She allowed us time to rest and encouraged us to take pictures. We never felt rushed. Alexia is a true gem!!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Donna, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience with Alexia. Her enthusiasm, knowledge, and friendly approach embody our tour's spirit. It's great to know she made your visit comfortable, allowing time for rest and photos. We agree; Alexia is a gem, and we're fortunate to have her on our team. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable tours in Athens! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Great tour!
Kelsie_A, Feb 2024
The tour guide was so good and informative, and was very engaging. We had a fantastic time. It was the perfect length
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Kelsie, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you found our guide both informative and engaging, contributing to a fantastic tour experience. It's great to know the length of the tour was just right for you. We strive to make each visit memorable and are so pleased you had a perfect time. We look forward to welcoming you back for more great experiences in Athens! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
10/10
Kevin_H, Jan 2024
Really good tour, covered everything you’d want and at no point did the 3/4 hours feel like it was dragging, Hera our tour guide was really really knowledgeable and had great delivery and pacing, highly recommended tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Kevin, Thank you for your outstanding review! We're thrilled to hear that the tour, led by Hara, met all your expectations without feeling lengthy. Her expertise and excellent delivery and pacing clearly made a significant impact. We appreciate your high recommendation and are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to have the opportunity to guide you again on your next visit to Athens! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Can’t miss tour
David_H, Jan 2024
What’s not to like about the Acropolis; tour was pretty good; guide had loads of information although a bit disjointed in delivery
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear David, Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the Acropolis tour and found the guide's knowledge valuable. We appreciate your feedback on the delivery of information and will use it to enhance the cohesiveness and clarity of our future tours. Your insights help us improve and ensure a more seamless experience for all our guests. We hope to welcome you back to Athens for another tour soon! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Nice, but maybe find a better and shorter one
Roee_M, Dec 2023
The tour was nice. We had a small group of less than 10 people. We got an headphone for just one ear, which was annoying. The guide was very nice and knowledge but not very charismatic and didn't lead the tour at the best. I've almost lost the group twice because he was walking too fast and didn't wait. Also he chose to speak up next to a concert and I couldn't hear anything he was saying (the headphone didn't help because it was just one ear). Overall I wouldn't recommend this tour, he was too long and not as good as the other one I had in Athens...
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Roee, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your comments about the small group size and the knowledge of our guide. However, we're sorry to hear about the challenges you faced, especially with the audio equipment and the pacing of the tour. We understand how crucial clear communication and group cohesion are to a great tour experience. Your input on the guide's charisma and the unfortunate timing near a concert is valuable for us to improve our services. We're always aiming to provide the best tours, and we'll certainly take your suggestions into account. If you're willing to give us another chance, we'd love to offer you a more tailored experience in the future that better matches your expectations. Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Very informative and interesting
Marylou_B, Dec 2023
We enjoyed the tour. The guide Kimon was very knowledgeable, informative and interesting. He was also happy to provide answers to all questions asked.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Marylou, Thank you for sharing your experience with our guide Kimon on the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Museum tour. We're thrilled to hear that his knowledge and engaging storytelling made your tour both informative and interesting. It's wonderful that he was attentive to all your questions, enhancing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you on more enlightening tours in the future! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Great adventure
Jane_C, Dec 2023
Knowledge guide very good at answering questions impressive museum. And we learned much about the early civilization of Greece
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Jane, Thank you for your positive review! We're glad to hear that our knowledgeable guide effectively answered your questions and that you found the museum impressive. It's wonderful that you gained valuable insights into the early civilization of Greece through our tour. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for more enlightening experiences in Athens! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Amazing Acropolis tour.
Marilyn_S, Dec 2023
Great tour! Guide was knowledgeable and kept everyone at a perfect pace, never felt rushed or hurried but got through so much. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Marilyn, Thank you for your amazing review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and found our guide's knowledge and pacing perfect. It's wonderful to hear that you felt comfortable and well-informed throughout the tour. Your high recommendation means a lot to us, and we hope to offer you more great experiences on your next visit to Athens! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
The tour guide Saline did...
Jeffrey_J, Dec 2023
The tour guide Saline did an outstanding job and kept the entire group interested and entertained with valuable information associated with the Acropolis.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Jeffrey, Thank you for your kind words about our guide, Selina! We're delighted to hear she did an outstanding job, keeping your group engaged and entertained while sharing valuable information about the Acropolis. It's great to know that her guidance added so much to your experience. We look forward to offering you more engaging and informative tours on your next visit to Athens! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
A Walk Through History
David_E, Dec 2023
Obviously a personal guided tour isn't cheap, but the young lady who escorted me around the Acropolis site and Museum really knew her subject. i got told all aspects of the history, culture and myhthology of what i was seeing, often backed with drawings of how the site looked when it was whole. The tour is tailored to your own needs and pace, and you can rest and marvel where ever you want. My four hour tour finished in the spectacular Parthenon Room on the third floor of the museum, where you can gaze and reflect at leisure at all you've seen and heard.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear David, Thank you for sharing your experience with our personalized guided tour. We're thrilled to hear that your guide's deep knowledge of history, culture, and mythology greatly enriched your visit to the Acropolis and Museum. It's wonderful that the tour was tailored to your pace and interests, culminating in the spectacular Parthenon Room. We're glad it was a memorable journey through history for you and hope to welcome you back soon! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Acropolis Tour
Carrie_S, Nov 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and it enhanced the whole experience. I would not tour it without a guide. Learning the history behind the ruins really brings the acropolis to life and makes you understand the significance.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Carrie, Thank you for your positive review! We're so pleased to hear that our knowledgeable guide greatly enhanced your Acropolis tour. It's wonderful that learning the history behind the ruins brought the site to life for you. We agree, a guide truly does make a difference in appreciating the full significance of these ancient wonders. We hope to guide you through more of Athens' rich history soon! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Worth it!
PABLO_P, Nov 2023
Hara did an amazing job clearly explaining the history of the Acropolis! She is precise and has right pace for this adventure! Tour is easy and not overwhelming! The six of us highly recommend it because you will learn so much about Greek history that you otherwise won’t hear about online! Fascinating!!!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Pablo, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that Hara's clear and precise explanation of the Acropolis' history made your tour both enjoyable and informative. It's great to know the pace was just right and the experience wasn't overwhelming. We appreciate your high recommendation and are delighted you found the insights into Greek history fascinating. Hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Excellent Tour!
Beth_R, Nov 2023
You just can't beat having an actual archaeologist as your guide! Hara lived up to her name & created a very joyful, interesting, and educational tour! I'm so glad I booked this tour!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Beth, Thank you for your fantastic review! We're so glad to hear that Hara, our archaeologist guide, provided a joyful, interesting, and educational tour experience. It's wonderful that you found the booking worthwhile and enriching. We look forward to hosting you again for more excellent tours in the beautiful city of Athens! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Breathtaking
Tanya_H, Nov 2023
Awesome to see the world famous site. Your guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed all of it. Fantastic site
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Tanya, Thank you for your enthusiastic review! We're delighted to hear that our guide's knowledge greatly enhanced your visit to the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Museum. It's wonderful to know you enjoyed the entire experience at these world-famous sites. We hope to welcome you back to Athens for more breathtaking adventures soon! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
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