Guided tour

Athens: The Acropolis Guided Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: LITTLE OWL TOURS

Athens: The Acropolis Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: LITTLE OWL TOURS

From US$ 54.56 per person

Any trip to Athens is incomplete without visiting the Acropolis hill. Enjoy the exploration of the Acropolis’ ruins, accompanied by centuries-old tales and legends. Walk through history and experience the greatness of the legendary monuments and temples.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, Dutch
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Parthenon, the Erechteion, the Propylaea, and the Nike Temple
  • Experience the theatre of Dionysus and see the Odeon of Herodus Atticus
  • See the Asklepieion: one of the first hospitals in ancient Greece and enjoy a 360° view of Athens
Full description
This Acropolis tour starts at the side entrance of the hill and first takes you to the theater of Dionysos. Experience the theater of Dionysos, as you grab a spot on one of the ancient seats. Discover the birthplace of ancient Greek theater and continue your way up along the southern and sunny side of the Acropolis hill, passing by the remains of the first hospital in Athens, and the Odeion of Herodus Atticus. Marvel at the Propylaea, as you pass through this monumental entrance gate before you reach the top of the Acropolis. Here, you will take in views of the three temples: the Parthenon, the Erechteion, and the Nike Temple. Discover the tricks the architects used to build the monument and hear the myths that surround them. The Acropolis tour ends on top of the hill, where you can enjoy a 360° view of Athens.
Includes
  • Regular entry ticket
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Guided walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Free time to explore the archaeological site after the tour
  • Administration fees for ticket pre-booking
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • 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.
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Student card

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility and there is no elevator
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk uphill on uneven surfaces; on occasion, the terrain might be slippery
  • For kids younger than 6 years-old, you must go to the ticket booth to get a special printed ticket; these are not skip-the-line tickets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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The tour was organized by Little Owl Tours. They followed that up very well. Due to COVID (staff loss) and strike in Athens, our original reservation may have been canceled. They contacted us and solved it very efficiently for us. The Dutch guide and archaeologist is very pleasant and professional. She delivered a varied and captivating story that was a nice mix of history, archaeology, mythology and anecdotes. She also gave us a lot of practical information for further visits.

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April 6, 2022

Unsere Reiseführerin Jessica (glaube ich) aus Holland hat uns sehr gut auf deutsch über die Akropolis informiert. Auf dem Weg nach oben, hat sie immer mal wieder angehalten und über die Geschichte der Akropolis berichtet, so dass der Weg nicht beschwerlich war. Die Zeit ist schnell vorbei gegangen. Es war auch immer genug Zeit um Fotos zu machen.

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September 11, 2022

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Wir hatten das grosse Privileg, dass wir uns als einzige für diesen Rundgang angemeldet haben. Entsprechend hatten wir 3 eine „Privatführung“. Es gab viel Gelegenheit individuelle Fragen zu stellen. Der Rundgang war sehr fachkundig geführt. Auch auf die individuellen Fragen konnte kompetent geantwortet werden. Ein solcher Rundgang ist unbedingt zu Empfehlen, da man sich ohne fachkundige Informationen „nur“ alte Steine ansieht. Mit der Führung beginnen diese alten Ruinen und Tempel zu leben und erzählen eine Geschichte. Ein absolutes Muss!

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May 21, 2022

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