it would have been a mistake to visit acropolis without our guide who made it even more amazing, answered all our questions, had excellent stories and anegdotes...
It is, of course, possible to explore the ruins of the Acropolis independently. But without an understanding of ancient Greek religion, culture, and history, it can be tough to tell exactly what you’re looking at—let alone what it all means. This guided walking tour takes the confusion out of the Acropolis and leaves you free to continue exploring once you’re done.
Greet your guide in Central Athens and then stroll to the Acropolis, pay your entrance fee, and head inside. Enter through the south side, stopping at the Theatre of Dionysus and the Sanctuary of Dionysus.
Inside the ancient citadel, ascend the sacred hill. Your guide will explain the names and meaning of sights like the Parthenon, with its missing marbles; the Temple of Athena Nike; the Erechtheion; and the Propylaea gateway.
At the summit, savor sweeping views of the modern city as your guide points out surrounding monuments, including Areopagus hill and the ancient agora, a meeting place that was once the beating heart of ancient Athens. The tour concludes here, leaving you free to explore at your leisure or make your own way back to your hotel.
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We recently spent a few hours on the walking tour of the Acropolis with Despina Savvidou who I believe is the owner of the Tour company. The tour was well paced, full of information and Despina looked out for the guests in all the dodgy...More
Way exceeded expectations. Valena was superb, especially if you like lots of fun facts and history. Definitely the way to beat queuing for Acropolis tickets. Marble up top of Acropolis can be slippery especially if wet, so jandals/flip flops a bit perilous.
We were so happy to have Aris as our guide. His English and descriptions were wonderful. It would have been a mistake NOT to have a guided tour. In spite of all the noise and the crowds, we were able to hear Aris' descriptions of...More
Our tour guide, Artemis, shared her passion for the history of the Acropolis and details of the construction of its buildings through memorable stories. She took good care of our group by choosing shady places for her explanations. A good idea to wear non-slip shoes,...More