Athens Acropolis and Parthenon Walking Tour

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Acropolis of Athens Tour

From $37.96

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Prebook this Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon tour to guarantee your visit to the UNESCO World Hertiage Site. Going with a guide gives you more as you walk along the site learning the history and beauty behind the ruins. Plus, you can choose whether to add your admission ticket for convenience when you book or to purchase when you arrive there.
  • Explore the Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon with a guide
  • Ideal for those short on time who want to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Choose to upgrade to book this tour with a provided admission ticket
  • Get an Athens map for your other self-guided adventures in the city

What's Included

  • Local licensed English-speaking guide
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Small Group tour
  • Entrance fee to Acropolis (20 €/adult) depending on the option you choose; paid in cash on the spot.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Fresko Yogurt Bar Acropoli
    Dionysiou Areopagitou 3, Athina 117 42, Greece

End point

  • Acropoli
    Athens 117 42, Greece

What To Expect

Meet your guide and group at a yogurt bar near the base of the Acropolis at your chosen time. If you’ve chosen the tour option without admission tickets, you need to give your guide cash at this point: They have prepaid, so there’s no need to buy online or line up for tickets.

Then follow your licensed guide up the hill to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed site, passing the Propylaea and the Dionysus Sanctuary.

Your guide will introduce the key monuments on the hilltop and explain the role they played in classical Greek culture: the Theatre of Dionysus, the original home of drama, the Parthenon, the iconic temple of the goddess Athena, the Erechtheion, with its graceful female columns, and more.

You’ll leave with an Athens guide magazine and a map of the city.


25 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Theater of Dionysus

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Herod Atticus Odeon

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Athena Nike

10 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
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • BABY STROLLERS are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and 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.
  • ENTRANCE FEES (Depending on the option you choose they can be included or NOT included):from April 1st to October 31st: Adults 25+: 20 euros . Reduced prices apply for youth 6 - 24 years old. Infants are entitled to a free entrance
  • If you are entitled to a reduced entrance at the site, then a valid ID or Passport is required for verification of age and nationality at the sites.
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • Dress according to weather
  • If you've chosen the WITHOUT tickets option, you need to pay cash for your admission ticket at our check-in location just before the tour (approx. 20 euros per person). We've secured tickets for your specified time.
  • Opting for an independent ticket purchase (discouraged) requires 24-hour advance notice. Failing that, you will also have to pay also the tickets we buy for you at the meeting point.
  • Strict Acropolis entry times mean we can't wait for latecomers. No refunds will be given.
  • All visitors undergo airport-style security; expect peak season waits of up to 30+ minutes.
  • Cutoff times sync with Athens local time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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Great tour! A MUST see...
Alicia_T, Apr 2024
My guide, Apollon, was awesome. So very knowledgeable about everything on the tour. He was very engaging & answered all questions. The entire was beautiful, with all the rich culture & the sights.
Great walking tour
Paige_S, Apr 2024
Meet up spot was easy to find and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable! It’s quite a hike to the top so bring a bottle of water, wear good shoes and you should be in somewhat decent shape.
Great for families!
Daniel_G, Apr 2024
We loved the tour guide and the overall experience. Despite starting at 9am it was already very busy so it was a challenge to get great photos but that’s understandable. What an amazing structure to see! Our 5 through 10 year olds loved the tour as well and had no problems walking on their own. Our guide did great making sure no one got lost in the crowds. Thank you!!
Acropolis and Parthenon brought to life by Nikoletta
Jonathan_M, Apr 2024
Our visit to Athens was requested by our two eldest who have been reading the Percy Jackson books. Seeing the Acropolis and Parthenon was part of that but the ruins were brought to life by Nikoletta’s enthusiastic commentary and extensive knowledge. There is so much to learn about the Acropolis and Nikoletta packed in a tremendous amount of it in just over 2 hours! Very lively, passionate and enjoyable; we left much more informed about ancient Greece and the modern Greek way! Highly recommended!
Knew nothing, finished learning alot.
Mike_K, Apr 2024
The guide was very knowledgeable and told lots of stories of the past. I little bit of a hike and not recommended for people who are unstable.
Excellent knowlegeable and intelligent guide. A great experience!
Joe_B, Apr 2024
The guide knew the history of the Acropolis very well and communicated to us wonderfully. Highly recommend this tour.
Amazing tour with Margarita
Sunny_P, Apr 2024
Amazing tour. Beyond my expectations thanks to the guide Margarita. It was like walking in a live history documentary with her. Mature insights and interpretation of the history and mythology
Excellent family tour
Katherine_g, Mar 2024
Really nice tour - the perfect amount of time! No way would we have enjoyed the site without the tour.
Acropolis Frenzy Tour
David_G, Mar 2024
The tour was okay but not worth the cost. Our tour guide was knowledgeable but spoke very fast and very quickly changed topics such that it was difficult to follow what she was saying about what we were being shown. I learned more simply by reading the signage that was posted throughout the Acropolis.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We genuinely appreciate your insights as they help us improve the experiences we offer. We're truly sorry to hear that your recent tour of the Acropolis didn't meet your expectations. While we're pleased to hear that you found the signage helpful, we believe that a tour guide's role goes beyond simply relaying information already available. The guide you had receives many positive reviews, but we understand that customer preferences do vary, and your feedback is extremely valuable. We'll discuss this with her directly to help her adjust her delivery style and ensure guests have enough time to process the information. We hope that you'll consider giving us another chance in the future, and we thank you again for sharing your thoughts with us. If there's anything else we can do to assist you or if you have any further feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out.
the guide was so...
lesley_b, Mar 2024
the guide was so informative. I can't say enough about her. I felt totally immersed in the acropolis history. She was approachable and kind.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Dear Lesley, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We pride ourselves on having knowledgeable and engaging guides, and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Creating a comfortable and welcoming environment is important to us, and it's fantastic that she made sure everyone felt included. Thank you again for your kind words! Best Wishes!
Acropolis Tour
Kuldeep_S, Feb 2024
Adonis was a wonderful guide. Passionate and very knowledgeable in explaining the history of the site. Always willing to answer any question's.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your kind review! At Athens Walking Tours, we take pride in selecting knowledgeable and engaging guides who can share their expertise with you in a captivating way. Thanks again for choosing to explore Athens with us. We hope to see you again soon for another adventure! We wish you all the best in your travels!
Great tour guide! Would recommend this tour for all ages.
Suzanne_S, Jan 2024
Our guide was great-knowledgeable, an archaeologist by profession, and took time to answer our questions.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your positive experience of our Athens Acropolis & Parthenon Walking Tour! We're delighted to hear that you had a great tour and found our tour guide knowledgeable and accommodating. All of our guides are licensed tour guides, and many of them are also archaeologists, which makes the experience even more enriching. We strive to provide insightful and engaging tours for participants of all ages, and we're glad to hear that you would recommend our tour to others. Thank you for choosing Athens Walking Tours, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another memorable experience in the future!
Great Tour
Barbara_T, Jan 2024
Wonderful guide, very knowledgeable. Book this tour if you want to walk at a good pace with stops to learn about the history.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Barbara, Thank you for your kind words about our tour! We’re thrilled to hear that you had a great experience. Our tours are designed and led by our team of licensed guides who are passionate about sharing their knowledge of Athens’ rich history. Their expertise is what makes our tours stand out, and we’re delighted that you appreciated their insights. Ensuring a comfortable pace for our guests in our tours is a top priority for us. Your recommendation means a lot! It’s the highest compliment we can receive and it motivates us to continue providing high-quality experiences.
Friendly & Informative
Mitchel_L, Dec 2023
Very excellent walking tour of the Acropolis with a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. If you’re interested in seeing the sites and knowing the history, this is the tour for you.
Most worthwhile
Hector_A, Dec 2023
Our guide Margarita was cheerful and instructive The tour provided a good context for all we were seeing
Great experience!
Nishnat_M, Dec 2023
It was a great experience. Very informative and got to see beautiful sights of Athens today and it's past. Sissy was a great guide! Very helpful and accommodating!
Amazing history lesson
Kimberly_G, Nov 2023
Our guid was amazing- so knowledgeable and a linguistic dream. The history she provided brought the area ‘to life’
Perfect tour
Todd_M, Nov 2023
Was short enough to get a great understanding of the history and plenty of time to explore afterwards. Excellent tour guide!
KenandLucy_M, Nov 2023
Well organised walking tour of the Acropolis. So easy to find the meeting place. Very good tour company to work with. Very impressed. Wish I remembered the name of our Tour Guide(lovely lady) on the 04NOV morning-tour number 80? She was very informative and loved all the knowledge she told us about the Acropolis and other details surrounding. LOVED IT! Would highly recommend.
Lots of great info in 90 minutes
Lisa_F, Nov 2023
Our guide Tina was extemely knowledgeable. We learned so much in a short period of time. Well worth it.

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