Guided tour

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Activity provider: Athens Walks Tour Company
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Follow an archaeologist, hearing tales that bring the Greece of antiquity to life as you visit the monuments of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Greece's ancient sites with an archaeologist
  • Visit the hilltop monuments of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon
  • Admire Athens' breathtaking skyline from the top of the Acropolis
  • Get insight into the daily life of Greek civilians at the Acropolis Museum
  • Walk over the glass floor and head to the top of the Acropolis museum and admire the Parthenon temple glass gallery
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis Museum
  • Entrance fees (depending on option selected)
  • Guide
  • Microphones (for groups larger than 5)
  • Entrance fees (depending on the option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Athens Walks office, located 60 meters from the Acropolis metro station. If you are using Google Maps, make sure to add the postal code to the address. If you are arriving from the Acropolis metro station, use the Athanasiou Diakou Street exit and take the stairs up. Continue on this street for 60 meters and you will see the shop on your left.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please preorder your tickets. In case you do not have your entrance tickets, they will be purchased from your guide
  • Please note, the Acropolis tour lasts 2 hours. If you select to extend this tour to include the Acropolis museum it will last 4 hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 502 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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The acropolis and museum tours were great. Lunch was ok felt a little rushed at the restaurant like we were in the way because it was a prepaid meal and menu. The evening tour of Poseidons temple was hectic. Barely made it in time before they closed the gates for the day. We were literally the last people allowed in. Sunset had already happened so it was pretty dark. Lost all the pretty pictures and security rushed us out as they were closed for the day. Disappointed that we paid for that part

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September 24, 2022

We visited the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum with this tour. Our tour guide Dorina was very knowledgeable and was able to provide an excellent history of the Acropolis, showing us things on the way that we never would have learned by going on our own. She used pictures to show us how key structures looked in the past which added to the experience and our understanding. Overall, really worthwhile way to spend a few hours at the amazing site.

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September 21, 2022

Our tour guide did an excellent job of fitting the key historical points of the Acropolis & Parthenon into an engaging tour. She shared a good balance of information about the ruins themselves and the different groups of people who were 'in control' of the site over the years. She also sought out shady spots to help keep us cool when she could.

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September 19, 2022

Product ID: 85922