Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour

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Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

From $61.27

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

  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Journey back to Ancient Greece on this guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis. Please be aware that even with our skip-the-ticket-line service, there might be some waiting time required for security checks. This is because visitor numbers can fluctuate unpredictably at the sites throughout the day. The typical waiting time falls within 0 to 10 or 30 minutes, though on rare occasions, it might be longer.
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, with an expert guide during a guided tour
  • Visit famous monuments including the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike
  • Take in breathtaking views of Athens from the acropolis' summit and learn about the excavation efforts
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum, which houses more than 4,000 artifacts

What's Included

  • English speaking professional guide
  • Skip-the-ticket line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Small Group tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum (35€/adult) depending on the option you choose
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Your guide, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you at "Fresko Yogurt Bar Acropoli" located at 3, Dionyssiou Areopagitou st. Please be careful as there's also another Fresko in Athens. We are meeting at Fresko Yogurt Bar Acropoli

End point

  • Acropolis Museum
    Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece

What To Expect


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Theater of Dionysus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Herod Atticus Odeon

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Erechtheion (Pass By)

Temple of Athena Nike (Pass By)

Acropolis Museum

1 hour 15 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
  • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BABY STROLLERS: Please have in mind that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis, archaeological site and that 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
  • Bring a hat and wear sunscreen lotion
  • Brinng a bottle of water
  • 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. 35 euros per person). We've secured tickets for your specified time.
  • Opting for an independent ticket purchase (discouraged) requires 24-hour advance. 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.
  • Tours run rain or shine.
  • Accurately select EU or NON-EU citizenship during booking. Incorrect choice may mean paying the price difference or tour forfeiture. 11. A valid passport is required for verification.
  • Backpacks are not allowed
  • 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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Traveler Tips

Make sure your wear good shoes, as the there is some climbing, as well as slippery marble in some areas.
It's a must to take this tour, you will understand the ruins and not just pass through them.
If your looking for a walkthrough of the acropolis and then time for photos, this is a good.


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Great Tour
Jason_M, Nov 2023
We had a great archaeologist guide who spoke excellent English. He was easy to hear and understand, especially with the microphone packs provided. The many stops during the ascent of the Acropolis were timed perfectly to make the ascent manageable for persons of all ages and abilities. We had a great time!
Great tour
PeterJun_S, Nov 2023
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. We enjoyed both the Acropolis and museum tour. The museum tour focused on the highlights, but there was a lot more to see in the museum. We suggest to plan for some extra time after the tour to explore the rest of the museum on your own.
Your best way to really experience the Acropolis
Sean_T, Nov 2023
Our guide Margertia was very open and interactive with the group; easy to hear through the provided earphones. We felt that this kind of tour was the best way to really learn about the history of Athens and the Acropolis. The pace was good; the average fitness of our group was balanced; this is necessary since the tour involves a lot of walking, much of it up hill (both ways - in the snow! ok, just kidding). Note, you will be on your feet for essentially 4 hours. The autumn timing of our tour allowed for manageable crowds. There were enough opportunities provided to stop and experience the spaces and take pictures. A final stop at the Acropolis Museum was a highlight and added to our understanding of the period and art and construction.
Excellent tour. From...
Irina_S, Nov 2023
Excellent tour. From booking (detailed information, including options), to checking in (recommend doing it in advance to get your listening devise adn tickets if applicable, then snack, have coffee on or buy water from an arrays of shops near by, before starting the tour). Our guide was knowledgeable, considerate and caring. While climbing to the top of Acropolis, she was stopping at regular intervals, trying to keep us in the shadow and even sitting down where possible during her informative talks, photo taking etc. (it was a hot day). Recommend without any reservations.
Good tour
Allan_D, Nov 2023
Guide was knowledgeable and patient. We don’t have to weight in any lines for tickets. Glad we toured the museum too.
Great guide, great tour, great day!
filipe_v, Nov 2023
Our guide Olesya was great! She is very, very knowledgeable and was graceful sharing with us a wonderful tour.
Go on this Acropolis Tour !
Ruth_S, Nov 2023
Fascinating tour! Our guide Demetrius was so knowledgeable. We were very impressed with him. The museum was amazing. Highly recommend!
Informative and efficient!
Craig_T, Oct 2023
Learning about the history of the Acropolis and seeing the highlights of the museum. Informative and efficient.
Must see with a guide to appreciate fully!
Shirley_V, Oct 2023
The incredible architecture they were capable…Our guide helped us appreciate the amazing details as well as the history. The restoration is so impressive.
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Gary_M, Oct 2023
More information regarding entrance to museum appreciate knowing no backpacks to enter. I would not carry. Also. Inform that it was a Greek h op holiday
Kathleen_P, Oct 2023
Apollo was our tour guide and he was wonderful! His knowledge of the stories of Greek gods brought us a vivid picture of what life was like as an Athenian in BC. He was very knowledgeable!.
Tour of Acropolis
Michael_R, Oct 2023
Seeing the Parthenon. Only down side was no water was available when we were told there would be plenty available. Got somewhat dehydrated
Acropolis comes alive!
jlbeyak, Oct 2023
The guide made the trip memorable due to her knowledge and skill of information exchange. Learning the history of the site made it come alive.
Interesting tour, but too sliw
Laura_M, Oct 2023
There were a lot of people on this tour, many very slow. We could have gotten the same tour in less than 2 hours without all the stops for water, bathrooms and rest.
Great guide
Dale_O, Oct 2023
Niobe was an excellent, knowledgeable guide. She made it a great experience! The Acropolis Museum was first-rate.
Acropolis climb
Judith_M, Oct 2023
A great experience! The meeting point was well organized. I thought I would be able to take an elevator to the top of the acropolis. When I realized that was not possible, I decided to start the tour and, if needed, abort, when I could not keep up. Our guide, Apollo, was excellent. The hike up was possible because we stopped often in shady areas. He was very knowledgeable and interesting. He watched over his group carefully, making sure no one was lost along the way! The whole experience was outstanding, including the tour of the museum.
Acropolis Tour
Sara_S, Oct 2023
Good cultural knowledge but maybe need to abbreviate some of the information. It went on too long and she “lost” some folks in the minutia.
A Must Take Tour
Gai_K, Oct 2023
It is so hard to say what was most memorable. Annie was so well informed, paced the climb to the Acropolis perfectly, was inclusive, funny, and energetic. All in all, she was an ideal guide. I really appreciated how much she knew about the Acropolis and Greek gods and the way that she taught us about them.
Fantastic morning tour
Sam_G, Oct 2023
Natasha was very knowledgeable and we really felt like we learned so much on this tour. She had an answer for every question and was entertaining too. The ascent to the top didn’t feel too hard going as she broke it up with different views along the way. Please take care and wear sensible shoes, we witnessed two falls as the stones underfoot are slippery with wear.
Wonderful learning Day
Andrew_J, Oct 2023
Tour guide was excellent. The walk to the top can be steep at times, but not too bad. My wife used a walking stick for extra stability on the marble and steps. Stops along the way to rest and take photos as the guide told us information. Once on top, amazing structures. The tour guide took photos of anyone that wanted with people, and we had time to rest. There is no shade up top other than in the shade of the structures. The walk down is easier, a different route. Headed over to the museum, which is an amazing place. Can be busy, but tour guide kept us all together and explained so much. There is some seating along the windows while the guide talked. This tour is fantastic and there is so much information learned. I did read people in the summer were very over heated and skipped the museum. Our day was hotter than normal, 92 degrees, and I can see if it was even warmer this could be a problem. Try to get the early tour.

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