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Private Guided Tour: Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

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Private Guided Tour: Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

From US$ 243.16 per person

Take the essential city tour of Athens with your own privately booked guide! See the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, as well as plenty of highlights of Athens.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the House of Parliament with the tomb to the unknown soldier, where you will have the opportunity to see the changing of the guards
  • Visit the Acropolis of Athens with all its monuments such as the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, the Agrippa monument and the Nike Temple.
  • Explore the Acropolis Museum
  • Enjoy a private tour with a Professional Licensed Guide
Full description
Meet with your expert licensed private guide in the heart of Athens, Syntagma square and start with a brief look at a lovely collection of archaeological findings dating from classical times and discovered during excavations in the area. Continue to the elegant House of Parliament to watch the Change of Guards done by the famous Evzones, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Walk through the cool and shady National Garden, the former Queen Amalia’s Garden and admire the neoclassical architecture of Zappeion Hall. Learn about the first Olympic Games of modern times and about prominent figures of Athens recent history. Visit the Zeus Temple and Hadrian’s Arch from the Roman Era. Walk along the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou walkway until you reach the side entrance to the Acropolis.  Continue to the Acropolis by entering the site from the south slope, in order to visit the first theater of antiquity the Dionysus theater and to avoid the crowds. On your way to the Unesco-listed admirable Acropolis monuments, see the Philopappos hill monument and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Marvel the ancient beautiful constructions of the Acropolis: the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea gateway, the Erechtheion and focus on the astonishing Parthenon. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with plenty of information and uncover fascinating facts about the construction and history of the monuments. The unique, beautiful view of the city of Athens, including the Mars hill, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus, will capture your heart and mind, same as you will capture them on camera. Time for exploring and picture taking at the Acropolis will be provided after your Acropolis tour and also a short break for a snack or a drink. After having admired one of the most famous sites in the world you can continue your tour to the Acropolis Museum. The New Acropolis Museum was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in co-operation with the Greek architect Michalis Photiadis. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors. The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts. The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum.
Includes
  • Local licensed guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
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
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you with an orange Athens Walking Tours sign inside of the Syntagma metro station, one level down, by the ticket validating machines located underneath the big central hanging clock. Please be at the meeting point by 9:15 am. The tour starts at 9:30 am.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a hat and a bottle of water (also available for purchase on the way). Bring a sweater if you are visiting in the early spring or autumn.
  • Entrance fees are not included. The Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis Museum Tickets cost €31 for adults and €16 for students.
  • The tour duration is 5,5 hours, which includes around 70 minutes of walking. The distance covered is around 2 miles, with many stops in shady corners.
  • The walking pace is moderate and suitable for everyone.
  • The tour is conducted in English (unless another language agreed).
  • There are restrooms along the route.
  • The Entrance fees to the Archaeological sites visited are not included in the tour price. Please make sure you have cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. The tickets will be bought for you in advance so you can avoid queuing.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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We only had about 36 hours in Athens on the start of our Honeymoon and we really wanted to make the most of it, so we booked a private tour of the Acropolis & Museum. This was an amazing choice because it allowed us to talk one on one with our guide, move around Athens freely, ask all sorts of questions and really get an intimate feel of the city! Dorina, our tour guide, was absolutely fantastic & every few steps it seems she taught us new things about the history of the city. She was so incredibly knowledgeable I wish I could have taken her with us through the rest of Greece! We were referencing things she said or taught us the rest of our 10 day trip, she really helped make our honeymoon! The tour was also definitely a lot of walking (I think we did 12 miles or so that day) so bring comfortable shoes, a hat & a water bottle to combat the heat. Refill stations are available. The Museum is new and well worth the visit -if you're a history buff you can't pass this one up!

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October 5, 2021

Very knowledgeable guide! This was the best tour!!! I don’t know what we would have done without her, we wouldn’t have near as much information or appreciation for what we experienced on this tour. 20,000 steps logged on this day. My husband has a difficult time walking and we had to take it slow. Our guide was great at accommodating and very courteous.

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October 16, 2019

We loved our private tour! Annie was amazing and told great stories! My girls 10-14 were engaged with the Greek methodology stories. So much fun!

August 8, 2021

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