Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon Guided Tour, optional Tickets

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Athens Acropolis Walking Tour with Skip the Line Tickets
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From $32.52

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

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


The vast size of the Acropolis can make it easy to get lost, so avoid the risk and get a shortcut to its must-see places with this guided walking tour. An upgrade is available to include entry tickets so you can avoid the long lines at the ticket offices. Once inside, a guide shows you its many architectural wonders—such as the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion.
  • Receive expert knowledge on the history of the Acropolis
  • Navigate the vast outdoor space more efficiently with a guide
  • Upgrade to include admission so you can avoid long ticket lines
  • Group sizes bigger than five people are given earphones for clear narration

What's Included

  • Disposable earphones (for groups of over 5 people)
  • Skip the lines at the ticket offices to the Acropolis of Athens (if option selected)
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
  • Use of the elevator at the Acropolis Hill
  • Skip-the-line separate entrance to the Acropolis. No one can skip the lines to Acropolis.

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Makrigianni 7, Athina 117 42, Greece

    Outside Acropolis metro station opposite the Capital Exchange (Makrigianni 7 Office). Coming by metro leave at the exit for Makriyianni/Dionysiou Arepagitou). Your guide will be next to the Metro sign, on the Makrigianni pedestrian walkway, holding a white and light blue “Athenian Tours” sign.

End point

  • Acropolis of Athens
    Athens 105 58, Greece

What To Expect

Theater of Dionysus (Pass By)

Herod Atticus Odeon (Pass By)


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Temple of Athena Nike (Pass By)


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • For the option without entry tickets, the activity provider will buy in advance the tickets for you so as to avoid queuing, so carry some cash with you. Otherwise you can buy the tickets yourself but please make sure to be on time at the meeting point for the tour to start as programmed
  • Entrance tickets (if you select option with entry tickets included) to be handed by the guide in paper form on date and time of the visit, at the meeting point.
  • Not suitable for children under 6 years old
  • Not suitable for people with mobility impairments.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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15 reviews
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Best Tour I ever had!
Christian_P, Feb 2024
Our guide was amazing. He was a wealth of knowledge that made learning about Acropolis fun and very memorable. We had plenty of time for pictures. Highly recommend your!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Christian, Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that our guide turned your Acropolis tour into a fun and memorable learning experience, making it the best tour you've ever had. Your high recommendation means the world to us, and we're delighted that you had ample time for photos. We look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable experiences with us! Warm regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team Experience the Essence of Athens
Eliane_R, Sep 2023
That we missed our time slot due to ridiculous traffic a 15min ride from the port took over an hr and missed our tour by 30min and there was no one there waiting or anyway to give us our tickets to get in and had to purchase new ones... very disappointing
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Eliane, We're truly sorry for the inconvenience you experienced due to traffic delays. We understand the frustration of missing a scheduled tour. Our team strives to offer flexibility, and we regret the oversight on this occasion. For future visits, please alert us if delays seem likely, so we can assist. To make amends, we'd like to offer you a complimentary tour. Please contact our team with your booking reference. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to serve you better next time. Kind regards, Spyros Kolyvas The Athenian Tours Team
Great tour and tour company
Sara_S, Mar 2023
Guide was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. Even sent recommendations via email for things to do and places to eat after the tour.
Knowledgeable and...
Melissa_H, Sep 2022
Knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide. He was able to capture everyone’s attention for the entire tour.

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