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Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS
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From US$ 47.50 per person

Visit the Athens Acropolis and explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological site with a licensed guide. End at the summit with free time to explore on your own.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Athens Acropolis
  • Visit famous monuments, such as the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike
  • Get insights on Ancient Greece from a local guide
  • Take in the breathtaking views of Athens from the summit of the Acropolis
  • Learn new facts about sites such as Mars Hill, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Enjoy some free time to explore the Acropolis on your own
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis
  • Local, licensed guide
  • Guided walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, 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

Fresko Yogurt Bar (at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway from Hadrian's Arch to the Acropolis). Your guide will be holding an orange colored sign. Youths (under 25 years old) and seniors (65+) must hold a valid EU passport or ID in order to be entitled to the reduced tickets included in the price. Should a valid passport not be presented at the time of check in, then supplementary fees will apply (to be paid in local cash).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  A valid passport is required for all guests for verification of age and nationality at the sites
  • The tours take place in rain or shine
  •  When booking, please ensure that you select the appropriate option according to your nationality so that you receive the proper entry ticket
  • Baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller
  • The Covid19 measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. It is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities
  • During the off-season, tours operate with a minimum capacity. If the tour does not reach the minimum number of participants then you will get the following possibilities: a) move the reservation to another tour or another day b) run the tour as private with an agreed new fee c) cancel the tour and get a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1107 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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We found it very worth it to visit the Acropolis with a tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of the group’s questions, and made the tour very entertaining with lots of historical facts and aspects. The attraction has an interesting history and it helps when someone paints it for you. The meeting beforehand was very easy as well.

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June 24, 2022

I couldn’t imagine visiting without a guide! Not only did our guide find all the shaded spots for our group to stop while she talked along the way but she also was a great story teller and answered all our questions. Thank goodness we booked the 8:30 tour bec even in June Athens is crazy hot!!! Thanks so much!!!

June 17, 2022

This was very unorganised to start with and we sort of left for 40 minutes past the meeting time, wandering where to go or what to do. Once it started, Koko (our tour guide) was very knowledgeable and funny. It would have helped if we got given earphones as we couldn’t hear some of the things he was saying specially as the tour was quite quick and we couldn’t keep up with it all

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June 14, 2022

Product ID: 54919