Athens

Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum

Badge of ExcellenceAthina, Greece
Acropolis tour with optional Ancient Agora tour
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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens is the city’s most visited attraction, but it has the traffic to match. This walking tour starts early to avoid the crowds and includes highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum.
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens
  • Get there before the crowds with an early morning tour
  • Learn more about life in ancient Greece at the Acropolis Museum

What's Included

  • Professional licensed tour guide - Skip the line
  • Entrance tickets if you book the options with entrance tickets
  • Small groups of less than 18 people per guide
  • Whisper tour guide system for better listening of your guide (for groups larger than 5)
  • Professional meeting point (check in area) with WIFI available close to Acropolis
  • Entrance fees unless you book an option with entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Athanasiou Diakou 16
    Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece

    Athanasiou Diakou street 16 inside Tours & Activities office

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide in the early morning and walk the short distance to the Acropolis. After picking up your tickets, head inside to explore the hilltop archaeological site.

Listen as your guide transports you back to ancient Greece with stories of the ancient city and its importance. Stop to admire the magnificent ruins, most of which date back to the 5th-century BC, including the much-photographed Parthenon, the restored Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, known for its exquisite Caryatid statues.

After exploring the ruins, head to the Acropolis Museum to see even more artifacts that highlight the history of ancient Greece.

Your tour ends in Monastiraki Square in central Athens.

Athens (Pass By)

Theatre of Dionysus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Herod Atticus Odeon

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of Athena Nike

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Propylaea

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of Athena Nike

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Parthenon

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Erechtheion

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Acropolis

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Acropolis Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • People under 25 years old they should bring their passports or IDs of them to ensure reduce price entrance ticket to Acropolis.
  • EU citizens under 25 years old have free entrance. Others under 25 years old have a 50% discount (Acropolis tickets). IDs or Passports are required for the guests under 25 years old to ensure Birth date at the Entrance Gates.
  • If you have not choose the option with entrance tickets - Entrance fees must be purchased online in advance through the official website. Acropolis 20 euros per adult from April to October, 10 euros per adult from November to March. Acropolis museum 15 euros per adult from April to October.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, hats and sun cream
  • Participants should have with them their passports or photo copies of them
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 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 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


Be prepared to get tired after the tour as there is a lot of standing time - wear comfortable shoes and don't forget to drink water and apply sunblock!
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Knowledgeable guide & Wonderful trip
Yiyuan_H, Feb 2024
Everything on this trip was great. Our guide is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She knows everything about the Acropolis. All the interesting stories and the fantastic view attracted me. The trip is designed comfortable and you won’t feel tired after all the walking. If you want to learn something about the history, this trip is a great choice!
A tour worthy of the God's!
Ross_M, Feb 2024
Our tour guide, Anastasia, was excellent. She was so friendly and her knowledge of the Acropolis tour highlights was impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Athens.
Excellent experience!
Angela_N, Feb 2024
Anna was an excellent tour guide that engaged the group not only in providing mythology examples and explaining the sites, but also in showcasing Greek culture. She was enthusiastic and made the tour much more engaging than if I had done it on my own.
Excellent and well worth doing
Nic_K, Feb 2024
The guide was very good and very informative of Greek history and sites we saw. it was nice and sunny warm with recommend taking water. Experience would definitely recommend it.
Visit of a Lifetime!
Scott_P, Feb 2024
Breathtaking views, brilliant guides, inspiring history! Small group (about 16) climbed the acropolis at a comforable pace and stopped at each notable site. Each time, we were educated and entertained with warmth and humor. Strongly recommend!
Definitely Recommended
Michael_N, Feb 2024
Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, plus a good communicator and a well organised and not physically challenging trip as the walking was relatively easy. The weather was fantastic as well!
Awesome guide and tour
Linda_O, Feb 2024
We had a great experience on this tour of the Acropolis and museum. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much more on this tour than if we had done it on our own.
Off season was great
Michael_R, Feb 2024
The walk to to top of the acropolis was much easier than I imagined. We stopped many times to learn different things.
Excellent tour
Patrik_E, Feb 2024
Anastasia was an excellent tour guide in communicating interesting facts and anecdotes about ancient Greece. I feel a lot more knowledgeable about everything relating to the Acropolis.
Guided tours enhanced the experience.
John_R, Feb 2024
Errmes was our tour guide, and what a great experience we had. We felt as though we were being given a tour by a professor of history. He was incredibly knowledgeable, had a sense of humor, to go along with it and he answered all questions without hesitation. I would absolutely recommend Errmes. I would also strongly recommend spending the extra money for a guided tour inside the museum. There are so many artifacts inside the museum and the significance of them would be easy to miss, but Errmes was able to bring meaning to them and help you understand their importance. I have a much better understanding of Greek history, thanks to Errmes
Fantastic. Museum was great too!
AnyaLiftig, Jan 2024
Great guide. Went above and beyond. Knew her stuff inside and out. Really made the experience come alive. I did the museum add on and also highly recommend.
High City
Elita_R, Jan 2024
Annie was our tour guide who was engaging and very knowledgeable. She made the whole experience amazing- despite the rain. She really knows her Ancient Greek history. She was very organized when it was time to continue the tour with the travelers who stayed for the museum. The museum was Amazing! I would definitely recommend this tour and Annie as the tour guide.
Great Tour Guide Made the Experience Better
Maria_P, Jan 2024
The tour guide was great. She had an awesome personality and was super informative; this enhanced the experience significantly.
Acropolis walking tour
Josafina_P, Jan 2024
Great guid and very excellent tour. The Parthenon is spectacular. I recommend going in winter it was so quiet that it was almost a private tour.
Entertaining and informative tour guide to draw you into the true greek history
andrea_s, Jan 2024
Artemis was amazing. She was so passionate about the history. She drew us all in with her knowledge and emotional description of the acropolis. we felt very lucky to have her as our guide.
Amazing
Carol_G, Jan 2024
One of the best tours in Athens. Our tour goide was very knowledgeable. This is a definite when you. Is it Athens.
Very experienced and enthusiastic guide
Carly_D, Jan 2024
Our guide was amazing! He gave wonderful insights about what we looking at and the Greek Myths and history behind everything.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Carly_D, We're delighted to receive your feedback on our Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum. It's fantastic to hear that your guide provided wonderful insights into what you were seeing, along with engaging information about Greek myths and history. Thank you for recognizing our guide's experience and enthusiasm. We look forward to welcoming you on more insightful journeys. Warm regards,
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Nick_D, Jan 2024
Our tour was great we had a great guide by the name of Sophia she had a lot of information to tell which was great. She pointed out all the cool things on our tour. This tour showed us everything that we wanted to see on the Acropolis and more she also told us other things to do which was great as well. Highly recommend!!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Nick_D, Thank you for choosing our Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour and for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that Sophia, your guide, provided a wealth of information and pointed out all the cool things on the tour. It's fantastic that the tour exceeded your expectations, and we appreciate your recommendation. We hope to host you on more exciting tours in the future! Warm regards,
Great tour!
Victor_D, Dec 2023
Great tour & great guide (Gari)! She even arranged for an extra stop at the oldest theather in the world as we were ahead of schedule.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Victor_D, Thank you for your positive feedback on our Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour. We're pleased to hear that Gari, your guide, made the tour great and even arranged an extra stop at the oldest theater in the world. Your recommendation is highly appreciated, and we look forward to hosting you on more great tours. Warm regards,
Great experience
Malaseth, Dec 2023
Must do tour. Guide was great. Saw and heard about a lot of history conveniently on a small amount of time. The only improvement I would suggest is to have clear signs across the metro station for the tour company as it was confusing getting to the place in the morning when we were in a rush. Really enjoyed the tour though. We were not rushed.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Malaseth, Thank you for sharing your positive experience on our Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour. We appreciate your feedback, and we'll certainly consider your suggestion about clearer signs at the metro station for the tour company. We're glad you found the guide great and enjoyed the convenient overview of history. We hope to welcome you back for more enriching tours in the future. Best regards,
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