Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

From $71.06 per person

Travel back to ancient times with an archaeologist leading the way, 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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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 private guide, an experienced archeologist, 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 of 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 one of the stone seats 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 continuing to one of the most recognized buildings on the planet: the Parthenon. Meander around the perimeter of the temple to learn more 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 five 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 archeological excavation site.
Includes
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis Museum (depending on option selected)
  • Entrance fees (depending on option selected)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees (depending on option selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the local partner's 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

    4.8 /5

    based on 114 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5
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    Our tour with Marisa was fantastic. She has excellent English, is easily understood, answered all our questions patiently, and made the time pass quickly with many fun stories. (Even my 10 and 12 yr old boys who were grumpy tired by the end of the walk—mostly due to the heat—engaged as she told the myths.) My favorite part of the tour was her passion as she talked about the people who built the acropolis and it’s various statues, friezes, etc. She was able to impress on me the humanity of these ancient Athenians. She really made it relatable and I left the tour reflective on “why” and “how” I do things that are important to me.

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    July 8, 2021

    This guide is a must do if you are going to tour the Acropolis. I had no idea about the history and what I was viewing. Maritza was amazing and helped explain everything in a fun way. I had an 18 year old with me who hates museums but she was asking questions and said this was here favorite part of our trip to Athens. Matriza was helpful and kind. She took great photos of out party and was a joy to have around. If I owned a travel company I would hire her on the spot.

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    July 2, 2021

    Our tour guide was excellent is so many ways!! She remembered all our names, 15+ travelers, She was energetic, even with the extreme heat with one of the hottest days in Athens this year, highly knowledgeable, and very focused on ensuring everyone was as comfortable as possible due to the heat. She added ways for the travelers to participate and bring more excitement to the overall tour. I struggled with the heat towards the end and she was checking to ensure I was ok and if needed she would get medical assistance. One of the best guided tours I have done and our tour guide made the difference. The guided tour is the best way to visit & learn about the Acropolis and Museum as a traveler will gain more insight to many important items.

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    June 27, 2021

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