Athens

Ancient Athens tour: Acropolis, Parthenon and Acropolis Museum

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The Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Skip The Line Small Group Tour
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From $66.14

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Go by foot and get up-close to the ancient wonder of Athens’ Acropolis. Visit the Greek capital’s most-renowned monuments on this flexible half-day walking tour. Soak in the historic significance of the place where Western politics and ideals were forged, your guide on hand to tell you more about the site's rich history. Don’t just look through the window of a tour bus: truly experience the Acropolis by taking a stroll around this epic landmark of civilization.
  • Visit the New Acropolis Museum, a world-renowned archaeological center
  • Explore the monuments of the Acropolis at leisure, with ability to tailor stops
  • See the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Athena, Propylaea and more
  • The Greek sun and streets can get hot: bottled drinking water provided

What's Included

  • Licensed tour guide 
  • Entrance tickets unless you book the option with entrance tickets 
  • Gratuities 

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Athanasiou Diakou 16 street - Office of Athens Walks

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Acropolis

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Parthenon

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Theater of Dionysus

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Theater of Dionysus

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Herod Atticus Odeon

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Propylaea

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Erechtheion

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Acropolis Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance tickets are excluded unless you booked the option with entrance tickers. If you are without you buy them cash from your guide at the meeting point unless you have bought them already. Unless you book the option with entrance tickets 
  • 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
  • People under 25 years old they will need to have their physical passports or IDs to ensure reduce price of their participants
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 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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Traveler Tips


If you are going up to the Acropolis, do wear good shoes, as the top is rocky, and the rocks are very slippery from thousands of years of traffic.
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Excellent tour guide and experience
Raj_P, Jan 2024
Excellent tour guide and experience. In depth knowledge of rich history made tour very memorable. Pace was perfect.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Raj_P, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with our Ancient Athens tour: Acropolis, Parthenon, and Acropolis Museum. We're thrilled to hear that you found the tour excellent, and the in-depth knowledge of the rich history made it very memorable. We appreciate your kind words and hope to host you on more enriching tours in the future. Best regards,
Good guides make a difference
Shirley_H, Nov 2023
Selina, our guide, was very personable, friendly, customer oriented, always answered questions and had a concern for her groups safety. Very organized and knowledgeable and made our long walking tour enjoyable!.
Outstanding tour with lots of information.
David_J, Oct 2023
Outstanding tour of the Acropolis sights and museum. Our guide, Selena, was excellent at explaining the background about how these ancient buildings came to be and how the myths were fused to them. We learned an amazing amount of detailed information during our tour. Highly recommended.
Wonderful experience
epyatt, Oct 2023
This was a perfect tour for a first time visitoror anyone wanting to learn more about the acropolis. Our guide Dorina was very good, informative, good humoured and clearly loved her work. Everything was on time and well organized.
Well worth the money and time!
Matthew_D, Oct 2023
Great tour! Worth every bit of the money and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire tour experience.
Very interesting tour w loads of history
James_R, Sep 2023
Lengthy tour with loads of amazing sights and information. Guide was excellent and my only suggestion is to improve audio devices which were difficult to hear at times.
Acropolis of Athens/Museum tour
Jan_R, Sep 2023
Fantastic experience! Leeza or Leza (Lisa) our walking tour guide did a phenomenal job!! Highly recommend this tour!! We can't say enough to do it justice! It was a beautiful morning and the Acropolis of Athens and its Museum was perfectly timed and ended just about 1pm in the eatery area to get an authentic Greek meal.
Wonderful experience!
Caitlin_P, Sep 2023
Ermes was a wonderful host, he was very knowledgeable and charismatic! We enjoyed every moment of the tour, it was a dream come true!
Great Tour!
Charlotte_B, Sep 2023
Artemis gave an incredible tour! Had so much local information and really appreciate the option to have our tickets provided for us. Would highly recommend!
Great tour!
Rachael_B, Sep 2023
Kostas was a fantastic guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a passion for the history and the artistic details. I highly recommend this tour. Wear good solid walking shoes and try to book in the morning to avoid the heat. Museum was also worth the extra time.
Lovely rainy day experience
Theresa_Z, Sep 2023
My boyfriend and I loved this tour! Magda was a wonderful guide, super knowledgeable and made our rainy day experience enjoyable. We learned so much from her - tidbits from past and present. She also gave Great recommendations of places to visit / eat!
Walking tour
Vishnu_R, Aug 2023
Our tour guide Anastasia was wonderful, very knowledgeable, experienced and helpful. This tour was informative and inactive, we loved that.
Don’t skip the museum!
Teagan_P, Aug 2023
Climbing all those steps in the heat and the crowds was worth it! Stepping out onto the top and seeing the Parthenon was so amazing. Our guide was brilliant (can’t remember his name but he was dressed like a safari guy!) the right mix of facts and humour had everyone listening. He always sort out the shade and made sure everyone had water before going in. Finishing off at the museum was great as we got out of the sun and into the air conditioning.
Amazing Acropolis Parthenon and museum tour
Voula_C, Aug 2023
The most amazing detailed history of the acropolis and the Parthenon by Chris. Truly an amazing guide who also made us laugh. The museum experience was just as amazing and very informative Chris really knows his stuff. Highly recommend
Paradise
Gina_D, Jul 2023
A great experience!!! Fantastic!!! Mariska was amazing!! Grecian history and local history was interesting!
Great experience, Lisa is amazing
Buffalo_M, Jul 2023
Great experience from start to finish. Lisa provided a perfect level of detail, always adding great context to what we were seeing. And the pace was very manageable, moving from shade to shade as it was already hot out. Definitely recommend!
Great value way to see Athens
Nicholas_N, Jul 2023
Lisa was a great tour guide, knowledgeable, insightful and spoke very good English. The walking tour was a great way to experience the historical sights of Athens.
Hot Chaos
Neal_K, Jul 2023
The tour guide did a good job. He knew a lot about the history of Ancient Greece. It says bottled water provided and it was not, make sure you bring you’re own. It was crazy hot and very crowded. Also note that right now there is no skip the line. Wasn’t the tours fault but maybe save your money by purchasing another tour until it’s back up. The lines are crazy long.
Great tour - highly recommended!
craig_t, Jun 2023
Tour was great! Our guide (Anna) was fabulous - very informative and really knew the topics with super clear English. The walk up the Acropolis was much easier than I (old guy) expected. We stopped often for details about various lower parts of the Acropolis. The history was very interesting.
Excellent tour
Margery_M, Jun 2023
Anastasia’s insight & knowledge was fantastic. She really gave of herself. Excellent commentary & well paced tour.

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