The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

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The Acropolis Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

From $74.02

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

  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


Skip the long lines at ticket office of the iconic Acropolis (ticket price not included), discover the Acropolis Museum, and enjoy a guided walking tour of Athens in just a few hours on this action-packed tour that’s tailor-made for history buffs. Along the way enjoy the single most elegant approach to the Acropolis: a stroll up the pedestrian walkway Dionysiou Areopagitou. 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.
  • Experience Ancient Greece’s greatest monument: the Acropolis
  • Explore the new Acropolis Museum with a guide
  • Soak up highlights of Athens, including the Changing of the Guards

What's Included

  • English speaking professional guide
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Skip-the-ticket line service
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees are not included; paid in cash on the spot

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Syntagma Square
    Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece

    Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time.

End point

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

What To Expect

Change of Guards

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Garden (Pass By)

Zappeion (Pass By)


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. A valid passport is required for verification.
  • 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 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

It's a lot of walking so bring good walking shoes and plenty of energy.
May be tough for older people (over 75) due to climbing approximately 40 stories.
The tour was tiring (of course, since we had to go up the acropolis), but well worth it!
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Excellent Guide and Walking Tour
James_G, Nov 2023
We took the Athens Walking Tours 5 hour city tour with Margarite as our Guide. She was such a great Guide - we really enjoyed our time with her. This tour is perfect for an overview of the city. Good value, well-coordinated and executed. I highly recommend this company and Margarite!
Athens walking tour
Robert_F, Nov 2023
We took the walking tour of The Acropolis and the new museum. Our guide was Olesya. She was so fun and so knowledgeable about Greek history and culture. I wish we could take her with us on our cruise as our guide for all our excursions. She was amazing.
Phenomenal Ancient Masterpieces
Nancy_W, Nov 2023
Being able to see such phenomenal ancient structures was a great achievement. It is hard to believe how these wonders were thoughtfully designed and constructed. Our guide was amazing in explaining all of this to us in a very interesting presentation. The day was perfect as it was warm but not unbearable and our guide made sure to find shady spots to stand.
Hermes (sp?) did a great job.
Mary_B, Oct 2023
Our guide, Hermes, was very knowledgeable about everything we saw and he discussed things in an entertaining way. We didn’t think the walking was too strenuous or excessive, but wear good walking shoes and cool clothing. It gets hot up on the hill. Major thanks to Hermes for our restaurant recommendation in the Plaka area. It was the dining highlight of our entire trip.
A must do in Athens
Lawrence_R, Oct 2023
We went on the 6 hour Acropolis/Museum tour. Our tour guide Ermis was very knowledgeable and passionate about everything we saw. Don’t be intimidated by the height. He stopped several times to tell us about the sites on the way up. The tour is the to go instead of wandering around wondering what you are look at. October is a great time to go.
Sonia_F, Oct 2023
This tour exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide Annie/Ann was just amazing. Her vast knowledge of Greek history and archeology made everything we experienced so much more context. Amazing!!
Walking tour of Athens and pickup point comments
BARRY_B, Oct 2023
Guide Giota from walking tours was great. Unfortunately we nearly missed the tour because of the poor information on the meeting place. It said Synatagma square but it was really on the first basement floor of the nearby subway. A helpful guide told me this might be where it was otherwise we would have missed it. You need to improve your explanations for meeting points. We had the same problem the next day when we asked for a hotel pickup. It said 0830 hrs leaving. The pickup driver came at 0730 hrs. He told us the real leaving point was the A media hotel a short 10 minute walk away. Again, the tour meeting point should say ‘make your way to the Amelia hotel for the leaving time or get a hotel pickup. Also, on your website I could not read the hotel meeting drop down list as the top half of all sites was missing. PS: we will book directly with walking tours in the future.
Great Tour
Lee_S, Oct 2023
Oh my this was a Great way to see the Acropolis. Lots and lots of walking and step climbing but there aren't any escalators or elevators. You have to see the Acropolis when in Athens or Greece! It's a Must do! Our guide was excellent. She knew her stuff and was very passionate about the subject. We also got head of the line privilege. This in itself was worth it. The Museum was fantastic. Our guide was superb here too. The whole experience couldn't have been better.
Great overall experience - worth it
Cherian_T, Oct 2023
Totally worth it. Guide was very patient and engaging. All places were totally worth the visit. It’s a walking tour and check the weather and if it’s hot - probably a good idea to get a tour that has ride from place to place.
Ginny_C, Oct 2023
We had the most amazing tour guide- I cannot remember her name! She had a PHD in archeology and made everything come alive. She was also funny and a great wealth of information.
Great Tour
Bob_C, Sep 2023
Very thorough tour through some of the highlights of Athens and the Acropolis, along with the museum. Guide provided an even paced trip through history with great views and stories to match. Thank you.
Don't Miss This One
RayL_Q, Sep 2023
What a great tour. Our guide Annie was simply amazing. She has a wealth of knowledge about the subject matter and takes great pride in her Greek heritage. I would give 10 stars if I could !!
A must do tour
Nick_G, Sep 2023
Absolutely brilliant tour where you get to see pretty much everything. Our guide, Apollon was incredible and so knowledgeable
Great tour of the...
Kyra_O, Sep 2023
Great tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum! Sissy was our guide and she was incredible! 10/10 recommend!
Acropolis Adventures
Erin_M, Aug 2023
Maria was the best tour guide! She was knowledgeable and fun. Thanks for an amazing tour!! I highly recommend this trip
The Gods have Spoken
Helen_K, Aug 2023
We are Greeks from Australia. But decided to do this walking Tour and Skip the line for acropolis and museum. Our guide named Maria. Was outstanding. The knowledge of History was exceptional and she was passionate about Athens and its monuments. We learned so much that we didn't Know. We had been to the Acropolis before. But this was fantastic. Maria brought to life the history of the area. We were out most of the day. But had alot of stops under shady trees to escape the sun.
Now I like Athens even more because of this tour!
Nadine_A, Jul 2023
We really had so much fun in this tour, Nikoletta our guide was so kind and well informed. The tour was very organised which is really convenient.
We had a wonderful day...
Jessica_R, Jun 2023
We had a wonderful day with our guide and learned a lot about the history of Athens. We were very tired toward the end and did not stay too long at the museum. Pack water, snacks hats and sunscreen.
Great history tour of Acropolis and Greece!
Timothy_B, Jun 2023
We had a great time and our guide was excellent! She was very knowledgeable and shared interesting information about Acropolis and Greek history in general. We couldn’t have been happier. We also signed up for the museum tour which was also very informative. Highly recommend!
Fun and knowledge filled tour!
Anthony_D, Jun 2023
Alesia was a fantastic tour guide! She was knowledgeable and super friendly. It was a long and hot day but the built in break was perfect. We had a great time walking and learning. Make sure to pack water and sun screen, the Greek sun takes no prisoners. Wear comfy shoes with some grip. The way up to the Parthenon isn’t too steep but it has a lot of marble steps and they can get slippery.

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