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Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

1. Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

Travel back in time on an informative and fun tour of the Acropolis of Athens. Guided by a field expert and licensed tour guide, discover the UNESCO World Heritage site through a journey into history, mythology, and storytelling. Continue with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which has been ranked as one of the top museums in the world. All the original surviving masterpieces from the temples of the Acropolis are displayed with the use of natural light. Excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. Visit Acropolis hill. See the Dionysus Theater, where famous ancient dramas and tragedies were first performed. Walk around the stunning Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius. On the top of the hill, visit the Propylea Temple of Nike and the Erechtheion Temple. See the Parthenon, which is the symbol of democracy and western civilization. Dating back to the 5th-century, these monuments are testimonials of the glorious ancient Athens and the Golden Age of Pericles. At the Acropolis Museum, explore the ground floor where exhibited artifacts reveal facets of the Athenian daily life. Get to know wedding customs, children's favorite toys, healing techniques, and religious practices. On the first floor, stand at a breathing distance from the mysterious archaic statues of the 6th century, which once adorned the Acropolis. Be fascinated as you walk next to the Caryatids and huge pieces of the Acropolis entrance. On the final floor, next to the breathtaking view of the Acropolis, admire the original unique concept and artistic excellence Parthenon frieze.

Athens: Acropolis Museum Entry Ticket with an Audio Guide

2. Athens: Acropolis Museum Entry Ticket with an Audio Guide

Visit Acropolis Museum at your own pace with a skip-the-line ticket and a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Enjoy walking around one of the best museums in the world. Marvel at the archaeological artifacts and learn about the Acropolis site.  Join this self-guided audio tour and visit the Acropolis Museum, built in 2009. Receive your e-ticket by email and download the self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Be transported back in time and experience the glory of classical Athens.  Walk around, listen to your narrator, discover the architectural wonders of the Golden Age of Athens, and see some of the finest examples of ancient Greek art. Admire the ancient ruins displayed in the impressive glass floor. Make sure you visit all of the 4 main galleries. Enter the first gallery, where you will get an insider's view of everyday life in ancient Athens. Discover wedding customs and ancient surgery practices as you gradually ascend to the next floor, where the exhibits will guide you through the riveting journey of the city's transition to democracy.  See monsters, heroes, gods, and iconic representations of the human body, and hear about the evolution of ancient art. Continuing to the third floor, the heart of the Parthenon, and see the Panathenaic Procession's narrative, pieced together on the frieze of the temple.  Hear fascinating tales from Greek Mythology depicted on the metopes and pediments of the temple, such as the birth of goddess Athena and the battle of the Centaurs, will fire up your imagination.  Finally, marvel at the famed artworks of Ancient Athens, including the iconic Caryatids. Enjoy an unforgettable visit that will blow your mind.

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

3. Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide early in the morning and start your tour of the Acropolis before the heat of the day sets in. Admire the Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis as you make your way up the hill to view the ancient structures located there. Tour the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa as your guide shares the fascinating history of this ancient site.  Next, head downhill in the direction of Plaka, admiring views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk. Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka with your guide as you discover secrets unknown even to the locals. Enjoy the tranquility of this village within a city as you explore the many narrow passages and discover hidden gems. See the Bathhouse of the Winds, the Roman Forum, the Fethiye Mosque Museum, and Hadrian's Library as you head towards Monastiraki Square where your tour comes to an end.

Athens: The Acropolis Walking Tour with a French Guide

4. Athens: The Acropolis Walking Tour with a French Guide

Explore the monuments of the Acropolis on a small group afternoon walking tour with a French-speaking licensed tour guide and archaeologist. Visit the Parthenon, and learn the fascinating history of the most important classical site in the western world. Join a licensed archaeologist guide, and admire an astonishing collection of sculptures that tell more than 2,500 years of history, from the 1st theater of human civilization at the Theater of Dionysus, to the Healing Temple of Asclepius, and Odeon of Herodes Atticus. See the Temple of Athena Nike (Temple of Wingless Victory), and the gateway to the Propylaeum. Go to the remains of the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheum.  Marvel at the crowning glory of the Acropolis at the iconic Parthenon (entrance fee not included and will need to be paid on the day), from where almost all of Athens can be seen.

From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & Arachova

5. From Athens: Full-Day Bus Trip to Delphi & Arachova

Meet your guide at the Halandri Metro Station and journey to Delphi via bus. As you drive towards Delphi, you’ll see the sacred site emerge from two terraced rocks known as Fedriades.  Discover what the ancient Greeks called “the navel of the earth.” Visit the Oracle of Delphi, the holiest site in Ancient Greece. Learn about great figures of ancient history such as Alexander the Great and Cicero as you take a trip to Greek mythology. Explore the archaeological museum of Delphi, and see artifacts from the Archaic through the Roman era, including the Sphinx of the Naxians, the Iniohos, and the statue of Antinoos. Afterward, enjoy a delicious homemade lunch at a nearby restaurant. Before returning to Athens, see the picturesque village of Arachova nestled in the foothills of Mt. Parnassus.

Acropolis: Evening Tour With a German-Speaking Guide

6. Acropolis: Evening Tour With a German-Speaking Guide

Meet your licensed guide, an experienced archaeologist, and walk to the Acropolis, one of the most important collections of ancient buildings in the world. Learn about the history of the hilltop, with evidence of habitation stretching back over 6,000 years. Explore the construction of its most famous buildings, including the venerable Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheion, and the gateway to the Propylaea. As the sun sinks into the gulf, the twilight illuminates these ancient buildings in a timeless glow that conjures the spirit of 2,500 years of history. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater of human civilization, and the healing Temple of Asclepius. Listen as your guide talks about the importance of this place to classical civilization in the western hemisphere.

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Private Guided Tour

7. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Private Guided Tour

In the company of a Professional licensed archaeological guide, skip the line to experience the Acropolis with the iconic Parthenon and the New Acropolis Museum. Dedicated to your group alone your private guide will bring to life the pinnacle of the classical Greek period along with many of its associated masterpieces housed in the nearby Museum for a once in a lifetime experience. The many masterpieces from the Acropolis along with models, videos & interactive installations are housed in the state-of-the-art New Acropolis Museum where your guide will illuminate the most impressive & significant pieces along with the stories of myth & legend behind them. The tour's combination of the Acropolis and Museum form a perfect pairing in the understanding of the core of the 'Golden age' of Classical Greece. To avoid the long ticket lines, your guide will pre-purchase your tickets. You will reimburse this cost directly to your guide upon arrival.

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

8. Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments. Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts. Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that honored the god of medicine Asclepius, before the Parthenon. Wander around the temple to learn about how it was constructed for the goddess Athena. Once you familiarize yourself with the site's classical architecture, head indoors to the New Acropolis Museum for a brief break and refreshments (at own expense) in the cafe. Ranked one of the top 5 museums in the world, the New Acropolis Museum boasts collections of statues and other relics of everyday life in several galleries. In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the glass floor occasionally reveals an archaeological excavation site.

From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

9. From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi

Discover Delphi on a guided tour from Athens. Visit the Temple of Apollo and Delphi Archaeological Museum and take in the views of the Greek countryside. Depart Athens and drive through the fertile plain of Boeotia, crossing the town of Thebes, world-renowned for its tragic story of King Oedipus. Continue through the picturesque towns of Livadeia and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Upon arrival at Delphi, explore the "Omphalos" ("Navel of the Earth"). Marvel at the ruins of an ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of the oracle. Learn how its influence extended beyond the confines of the Hellenic world, and take in the views of a landscape of unparalleled beauty. See the remains of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, and visit the Treasury of the Athenians. Look at the remaining columns of the Temple of Apollo, and go to the Delphi Archaeological Museum where masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture can be found. Look at the legendary Charioteer of Delphi, regarded as one of the finest bronze sculptures of the ancient world. See the statue of the athlete Aghias and other artifacts from antiquity. Enjoy lunch in the modern village of Delphi, before the return trip to Athens by the same route (if selected). A short stop in Arachova will be provided for your comfort. 

Athens: Guided Urban Street-Art Tour

10. Athens: Guided Urban Street-Art Tour

Throughout this hip tour, you will be introduced to the local street art scene, getting to know some of the best graffiti in Athens. As you stroll around, learn how the socio-economical factors and the crisis have affected the urban culture and the local artists. See a lot of street art which is connected to both the past and current situation, and understand how many of the artists were affected, and what each work represents. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore various districts of Athens and mingle with the locals. Visit some of the most up-and-coming-areas, as well as some of the underground neighborhoods of Athens. Your expert guide on street art will guide you through small alleys and hidden courtyards, throughout the center of Athens. During this activity, also learn how to decode the messages, drawings and images you will find on your way.

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100% happy. Hermes was brilliant. Knew his onions, flawless English and funny to boot. Great way to learn the history but not get bored. Plus he volunteers Info like “why didn’t anyone ask me about the toilet paper in Greece”? You can ask him anything. Don’t think twice about it - the tour was worth the money and the agony of 10.240 steps and 27 flights.

What a great tour. The guide so knowledgeable and the art amazing. The guide made it all so interesting and a wonderful way to see other areas of the city. All within walking distance.

It was so helpful to have an experienced tour guide to provide history and backstory to the sites we were looking at - and to have good photo recommendations!

You must not miss this important history.. A knowledgeable guide makes it so much more interesting . I felt sorry for the people that did not have a guide.

Guide was excellent and was very accessible and enthusiastic about the subject matter.