Athens

Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour

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From $35.34

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

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See the landmark monuments of Athens in a new light during a late afternoon tour of the Acropolis, guided by a licensed archaeologist. You’re guaranteed to skip any long wait lines during this walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avoid the crowds and warmer temperatures while taking a leisurely stroll around the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike and more.
  • Afternoon tour of the Acropolis of Athens, led by a licensed archaeologist
  • Slip past the crowds with skip-the-line access to the World Heritage Site
  • Explore the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike in the late afternoon light
  • Perfect sightseeing tour for classical history and archaeology buffs

What's Included

  • Professional licensed tour 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
  • Small groups of maximum 20 people per guide
  • Entrance tickets of Acropolis monuments (if you pick the option with tickets)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (about 5-10%)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees are excluded(unless you book the option with entrance tickets)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Meet your guide inside the tour office of Athens Walks at Athanasiou Diakou 16, 11742. Please be there 10 minutes in advance. Do not forget to add the postal code 11742 when you searching for the address at your GPS.

End point

  • Areopagus Hill
    Theorias 21, Athina 105 55, Greece

What To Expect

Led by a licensed archaeologist, start your tour by skipping the long wait lines at the Acropolis, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As you leisurely stroll through the Parthenon, basking in the late afternoon light that illuminates this landmark. Take ample time to sightsee and learn about classical history and archaeology. If in a larger group, use the audio guide system to ensure an immersive experience.

Continue on to view other monuments, including the Erechtium, Herodes Atticus Odeon, Ancient theater of Dionysus, Propylaia Gates, and Temple of Nike. If you choose the ""with entrance tickets"" option, you can secure your spot without any hassle and skip the lines.

Acropolis

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Parthenon

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Theater of Dionysus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Herod Atticus Odeon

Admission Ticket Free

Erechtheion

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Athena Nike

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Propylaea

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Athens Walks Tour Company

Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Persons under 25 years old they must need their passports to ensure their age as they have a discounted entrance ticket
  • 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.
  • Entrance fees are excluded (unless you book with entrance tickets) from the price and they cost 20 euros per adult, 10 euros per student (with show of passport or ID)
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please make sure this tour includes approximately one mile of walking uphill/downhill on uneven surfaces and 200 steps (both ways).
  • Guests are advised to wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. Large backpacks and oversized purses are not permitted inside the site. Long queues and waiting might occur and every effort is made to coordinate the best timings for visits.
  • 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


It's definitely better to go at 4PM since it's cooler at that time and there's a great breeze at the top.
The paths were quite slippery in some areas, so it was a challenge to get to the top.
Beware as there is a good amount of walking to do but that’s the case with the ruins in general, not just This tour.
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It was okay
Janah_Q, Feb 2024
It was okay. I don't think it should be worth this price for the experience though as the entrance fee for the Acropolis was only 10€ and no line during this season so just come here very early or later than 3pm for lesser crowd.
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Bill_R, Feb 2024
Our guide Katarina was so knowledgeable and had excellent presentation skills. We also appreciated her sense of humor. She set just the right pace throughout the two hours, and we left knowing so much about Greek, Athenian, and Acropolis/Parthenon history.
Great view & guide
dillon_r, Feb 2024
Office staff were super friendly &accommodating for several circumstances that came up. Tour guide Anastasia was fabulous and made the experience come alive; wish I had booked the museum tour with her as well.
A must do
Laila_A, Feb 2024
The tour was so much fun. Anastasia the tour guide was so engaging and had a way with stories! It’s a bit of a hike though so I recommend comfy shoes.
Our tour & tour guide were amazing!
Carol_M, Jan 2024
Our tour guide was amazing. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She gave us lots of information about the Acropolis, and really brought it to life! Lots of stops to take photos, ask questions - never felt rushed - could really try and take in this spectacular site!
Great Acropolis tour
Aldo_B, Jan 2024
The guide was extremely knowledgeable, passionate about Greek history and mythology, and very engaging
Perfect tour! Informative...
Daniela_C, Jan 2024
Perfect tour! Informative and light, just what you need. Good atmosphere, the guide was very interactive!
Friendly and intelligent tour guide.
Daniel_T, Jan 2024
The tour guide is extremely friendly and has so much knowledge on the history of Athens and the Acropolis. Definitely recommend the price is totally worth it!
Well worthwhile
Jeanette_B, Jan 2024
Magda, our guide, was informative, friendly and fun. She shared the information about our tour with passion and advised on other places to visit. We had a great time.
Great orientation tour
Kristyna_B, Jan 2024
This is a great tour to get a basic orientation of Athens - both in terms of history and major sites. The guide was knowledgeable and provided just enough details to keep it interesting. The length of the tour was good and we had extra time at the top to take photos and enjoy the view. It was crowded but manageable (Dec 31) but is definitely not appropriate for those with mobility issues. Bucket list - check!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Kristyna_B, Thank you for your positive feedback on our Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour. We're thrilled to hear that you found the tour to be a great orientation of Athens, providing valuable insights into the history and major sites. We appreciate your mention of our knowledgeable guide and are delighted that you enjoyed the length of the tour, including extra time for photos at the top. We hope you check more items off your bucket list with us in the future! Best regards,
Acropolis walking tour
D_V, Dec 2023
Katarina is a great guide, who managed to give a lot of info but not too much. Very nice pace of the tour as well, were in doubt wether to go due to photos of crowds but December is pefect.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear D_V, Thank you for choosing our Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour with Katarina. We're delighted to hear that Katarina provided a great balance of information at a nice pace. We appreciate your positive comments on the December timing and hope to assist you with more memorable tours in the future. Best regards,
Wonderful experience!!
Lisa_B, Dec 2023
This was a perfect tour for us!!! Our guide was super friendly and informative. She hit all the highlights of the Acropolis and gave some other suggestions for the rest of our Athens stay!!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Lisa_B, Thank you for your kind words about our Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour! We're thrilled that the tour was a perfect fit for you, and our guide provided a friendly and informative experience. We hope the suggestions for the rest of your Athens stay added value, and we look forward to assisting you with future travel plans. Warm regards,
A brilliant way to experience the Acropolis and Parthenon
Sara_P, Dec 2023
Excellent from start to finish, very well organised and our guide Zeta was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to be in her company for two hours.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Sara_P, We're pleased to hear that your experience on the Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour was excellent from start to finish. Zeta appreciates your compliments, and we're glad she made the two-hour tour enjoyable for you. Thank you for choosing our tour, and we hope to welcome you back for more adventures. Best regards,
Tour made Acropolis / Parthenon much more valuable experience.
Clark_R, Dec 2023
Great and interesting tour. Guide was knowledgeable and welcoming of questions and helped bring the experience to life.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Clark_R, Thank you for sharing your positive experience on our Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour. We're delighted to hear that the tour made your visit to the Acropolis and Parthenon a more valuable experience. It's wonderful that our guide's knowledge and welcoming attitude enhanced the tour for you. We appreciate your feedback and hope to assist you with more enriching tours in the future. Best regards,
Fantastic - would highly recommend
Pareen_S, Dec 2023
Guide was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, answered all questions, kept the group moving at a comfortable pace with enough time to see things and to also cover a lot of ground. Fantastic experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Pareen_S, Thank you for your positive feedback on our Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour. We're pleased to hear that our guide provided an outstanding and knowledgeable experience, keeping the pace comfortable and allowing enough time to explore. Your recommendation is highly valued, and we look forward to hosting you on more fantastic tours. Best regards,
Excellent driver Alex and...
Samantha_D, Dec 2023
Excellent driver Alex and tour guide Gari who helped bring the trip to life with lots of information and fun.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Samantha_D, Thank you for your positive review of our Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour. We're glad that our driver Alex and tour guide Gari brought the trip to life with information and fun. Your feedback is appreciated, and we hope to assist you with more informative and enjoyable tours in the future. Best regards,
Acropolis walking tour with Athens Walks
Tad_S, Dec 2023
This was an exceptional tour. The meeting location was easy to find and marked well. Our tour guide Magda was a wealth of knowledge. She shared so much and took a decent pace on the tour for all to enjoy. Her stop locations were spaced out nicely and were very natural breaking spots up the Acropolis. Many opportunities to soak in the history and take pictures. Fantastic tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Tad_S, Thank you for choosing our Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour. We're delighted to hear that your experience was exceptional and that Magda, your guide, was a wealth of knowledge. It's great to know that the meeting location was easy to find, and the tour pace allowed everyone to enjoy the stops. We appreciate your positive review and look forward to assisting you with more exceptional tours. Best regards,
Magta was great guide,...
David_H, Nov 2023
Magta was great guide, very knowledgeable and really cared about the group's experience! Highly recommend this group guide.
amazingly informative
Alexander_D, Nov 2023
Dimos is a great guide and with a lot of info and fun presentation. It is Definitely worth it to use a guide.
Great guided tour! Loved our guide, Magda.
Greg_G, Nov 2023
Our tour was great. Magda accommodated the slower walkers with the faster walkers and really understood when to stop and talk and encouraged questions. We loved that she asked us questions that made us think about the topic and that means that what we learned will stick with us. For example, she asked if we had ever read about Greek mythology and what our favorite myths were. This connected the Acropolis experience well. She was warm and inclusive. When we saw others on our tour later in the day, we were able to recall their names and greet them. It was a fabulous tour!
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