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Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined streets to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel and one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites. Head for the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Pick up your tickets and make your way inside to see the ancient treasures that await Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater regarded as the birthplace of the performing arts. Hear about its history and imagine it filled with the theatergoers of Ancient Greece. Stop at the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Once inside the Acropolis, get up close with important sights like the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Learn the history of these fascinating ruins from your guide. Once at the summit of the sacred hill, take in the sweeping panoramas of Athens. Learn about the excavations, and get an insight into the citadel’s ruins. Hear about surrounding monuments, such as Mars Hill and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.  Your tour concludes at the summit of the Acropolis, leaving you free to continue exploring the site on your own. You can choose between an early morning, morning or afternoon guided tour.

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Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

2. Athens: Mythology Tour for Families

Get all your family involved in a tour exploring the magnificent "sacred Rock" of the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, the functioning heart of the ancient metropolis. Your guide will have plenty to tell you about the history and the legends of all the gods and heroes, such as the almighty Zeus, Athena (the goddess of wisdom), Poseidon (the god of the sea), Dionysus (the god of wine), and many more. Through timeless myths you will explore the theater of Dionysus, drama's first home; the resplendent Propylaea; the sacred Erechtheion; the Temple of Athena Nike, and of course, the magnificent Parthenon. All this will come alive in a way that keeps everyone's attention and interest, kids and parents alike. You will then continue to ancient Athens' marketplace, the Ancient Agora. Here you will discover the famed Temple of Hephaestus, decorated with depictions of the labors of Theseus and Hercules. Your family will also have a chance to retrace the steps of great thinkers such as Socrates and Plato, who used this space as a venue for spreading ideas and taking part in debates. This is where your guide will lead you in a group family activity that's based on the gods and heroes you've been hearing about, allowing your kids (and you!) to interact imaginatively with your very special surroundings. At the conclusion of your tour, you will take back home a piece of history you‘ll have created together as a family.

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Private Acropolis and Athens City Tour

3. Private Acropolis and Athens City Tour

This comprehensive city tour takes you to the modern sights in the heart of Athens and the most important ancient sights that have been standing in the city for millennia.  The tour concludes at the Acropolis which is one of the most visited and culturally revered ancient sights in the world. It continues to stand higher than the metropolis built around it, offering panoramic views of the entire capital. Start at the Syntagma metro station for a 10-minute tour inside of the station’s museum.  Archaeological artifacts uncovered during the metro’s construction offer insight into daily life here thousands of years ago. The next stop is the Greek Parliament, followed by the Monument to the Unknown Soldier where you will watch the changing of the guards. The walk continues to the National Gardens of Athens, Zappeion, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The route passes by the Plaka district to reach the next and final stop: the Acropolis. Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee and the ticket costs will be payed to the tour guide before the tour begins. This way you can skip the long lines. This service is provided at no extra cost. Note that children under 18 years old have free admission to the Acropolis and all the archaeological sights. Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.    

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Athens: Acropolis Virtual Tour with a Licensed Guide

4. Athens: Acropolis Virtual Tour with a Licensed Guide

Discover the fascinating history of the Acropolis in Athens from the comfort of your home on a fully interactive virtual 1-hour webinar led by a local Greek history expert.  Take a digital tour that is loaded with a wide array of activities where you will get a unique insight into the most famous attraction of Ancient Greece, which you can’t find with a simple google search. Virtually explore the landmarks of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Nike Temple, as well as other significant places in Athens, such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx and the Dionysus Theater, one of the oldest and most important theaters of the world.  By interacting with an expert, local licensed guide, you will attain a deeper understanding of the vivid history, wonderful mythology, and amazing architecture of this majestic monument. At the end of your virtual tour, expand your knowledge and ask the questions you always wanted to ask about this iconic site during a live Q&A session.

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What people are saying about Theatre of Dionysus

Our guide was Katrina. She was very knowlegable, enthusiastic, and easy to listen too. She was obviously very passionate about her job. Felt she really brought the Acropolis and its people back to life in Ancient times. Absolutely fantastic

The guide had a deep knowledge about the history of the Akropolis. We enjoyed the tour very much. The name of our guide was Natasha.

Natasha was informative and friendly. It was a great way to learn more and interact more with the vast history of the Acropolis.

Very informative and educational tour. Be prepared to walk and climb. Tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable.

Stevie is a very good tourist guide, very nice and very knowledgeable!