Guided tour

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

From US$ 67.92 per person

Follow an archaeologist, hearing tales that bring the Greece of antiquity to life as you visit the monuments of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Greece's ancient sites with an archaeologist
  • Visit the hilltop monuments of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon
  • Admire Athens' breathtaking skyline from the top of the Acropolis
  • Get insight into the daily life of Greek civilians at the Acropolis Museum
  • Walk over the glass floor and head to the top of the Acropolis museum and admire the Parthenon temple glass gallery
Full description

Meet your licensed tour guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments.

Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts.

Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that honored the god of medicine Asclepius, before the Parthenon.

Wander around the temple to learn about how it was constructed for the goddess Athena. Once you familiarize yourself with the site's classical architecture, head indoors to the New Acropolis Museum for a brief break and refreshments (at own expense) in the cafe.

Ranked one of the top 5 museums in the world, the New Acropolis Museum boasts collections of statues and other relics of everyday life in several galleries. In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the glass floor occasionally reveals an archaeological excavation site.

Includes
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis Museum (depending on option selected)
  • Entrance fees (depending on option selected)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees (depending on option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. All participants between 6-11 years old must present either proof of full vaccination proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office, located 60 meters from the Acropolis metro station. If you are using Google Maps, make sure to add the postal code to the address. If you are arriving from the Acropolis metro station, use the Athanasiou Diakou Street exit and take the stairs up. Continue on this street for 60 meters and you will see the shop on your left.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please preorder your tickets. In case you do not have your entrance tickets, they will be purchased from your guide
  • Please note, the Acropolis tour lasts 2 hours. If you select to extend this tour to include the Acropolis museum it will last 4 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 212 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Our tour guide Artemis was a treat. She was friendly, professional and full of knowledge. You could tell she was passionate anout the history of her country and passed on her enthusiasm to the group. The tour of the Acropolis was as expected very insightful, however I would recommend the services of a guide at the Acropolis Museum. Without one, it might be meaningless, just another Museum, with Artemis, the main exhibits were explained, without looking at everything in detail. The Acropolis Museum is certainly impressive and definitely worth adding to your itinerary.

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October 24, 2021

This tour was great, our tour guide Marissa was hilarious and engaging. We learned a lot about the history of Greece and were able to take in the sites! Only downside was the headsets weren’t working properly and were unable to hear some things. Other than that I highly recommend this tour!

October 6, 2021

Amazing experience, a really intimate small group. We were fast tracked through, so no waiting in long queues. Our guide was lovely, very informative and friendly. There was so much to see and a lot of history that you would never know about without a professional guide. I would highly recommend this tour and pre-booking the entrance tickets. Also a huge thank you to the staff at the main office, we were running a bit late, they were so very accommodating to quickly get us to where the rest of the group were. Thank you for opening our eyes and minds to learn about this incredible part of our world history!

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September 18, 2021

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