Guided tour

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 40.77 per person

Beat the heat and skip the long lines on this early morning tour of the Acropolis. Explore Plaka and see one of the last public baths in Athens.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Beat the heat and crowds with an early morning tour of the Acropolis
  • Learn about the history of this iconic site from your professional guide
  • Hear every word your guide says with a wireless audio guide system
  • Enjoy quick access with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Marvel at the centuries-old architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Full description

Join this walking tour to explore the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens with skip-the-line entry tickets. Start early to avoid the crowds and see highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. Walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Plaka, Athens’ Old Town.

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.

Marvel at 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.

  • Walking tour
  • Tour guide
  • Skip-the-line access at the Acropolis
  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis (if the option is selected)
  • Audio device (to hear the guide better)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meet at the Key Tours office.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
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4.4 /5

based on 180 reviews

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Dimitri our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the Acropolis and the Plaka area weaving the facts with stories to keep the tour interesting. Tour was run at a steady pace but still allowed time to look at the different parts of the Acropolis and take photos. Really recommend booking the Plaka as an inclusion as this was great to explore the area in Athens that looked like a mini Santorini/Mykonos in its architecture and get ideas and directions of places to visit.

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October 19, 2022

We had a wonderful time! Angela was great and super knowledgeable! We had an easy time for the walk but it can be extremely difficult for anyone with walking problems which a few from our group had (there are many stairs and steep inclines and declines). We learned so much!!

October 2, 2022

The tour of the acropolis was very good, the only thing that would improve is that the plaka part was more about pointing out where things were rather than an explanation or real tour and despite the fact that we finished almost an hour before what was said on the page.

September 23, 2022

Product ID: 388559