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Private Guided Tour: Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Private Guided Tour: Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

From US$ 226.56 per person

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

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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 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, 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 at the ancient beautiful constructions of the Acropolis: the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea gateway, the Erechtheion and focus on the astonishing Parthenon. 

Listen as 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.

Enjoy time to explore and take pictures at the Acropolis after your Acropolis tour, before taking a short break for a snack or a drink. After having admired one of the most famous sites in the world, 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.

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.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

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 bring 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 29 reviews

Review summary

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

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Excellent tour! Fotini our guide was awesome. We saw a lot of the city, learned a lot of history, and got great pictures. Fotini was very knowledgable about The Acropolis and historical monuments. We had a bit of a tight schedule and she accommodated us so that we were able to see all of the key points. The crowds were very large at some of the places we visited, and she navigated us through making sure we didn't miss anything. Definitely a must do tour!

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October 12, 2022

My husband and I greatly enjoyed spending the day as a one on one tour. We felt that the extra money spent for the private tour was worth it! We were able to go at our own pace, ask any questions we had or clarifications, and could easily interact with our guide. Katia/Katarina was our guide for the day and we could not recommend her enough! She did a fantastic job of keeping us engaged and is a wealth of knowledge.

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August 8, 2022

There’s no better way to see Athens! Walking thru the city was an enlightening and exciting experience. I learned more about Greek history and mythology in one day than I had my whole life. Attempting to see all of the sights alone wouldn’t have done them any justice. I highly recommend this tour as it takes you to all of the necessary sites in a one day experience. A special thank you to my guide Katia!

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July 6, 2022

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