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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum

  • Experience Ancient Greece’s greatest monument: the Acropolis
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access (ticket at own expense) even at peak times
  • Explore the new Acropolis Museum with a guide
The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
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The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum
From US$68,26
Skip the long lines at the iconic Acropolis (ticket price not included), discover the Acropolis Museum, and enjoy a guided walking tour of Athens in just a few hours on this action-packed tour that’s tailor-made for history buffs. Along the way enjoy the single most elegant approach to the Acropolis: a stroll up the pedestrian walkway Dionysiou Areopagitou.
What to Expect
The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards. 
Next, our guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you’ll walk towards the Acropolis on the beautiful pedestrian walkway called Dionysiou Areopagitou. 
The Acropolis Museum is another highlight on this tour, a perfect follow-up to actually exploring the sights at the Acropolis itself. Recognized as one of the top museums in the world, you’ll find yourself up close to the impressive marble masterpieces found on the Acropolis including dramatic sculptures and friezes that brilliantly define the Classical period of ancient Greece.
Skip-the-Line Access: The Acropolis 
The entrance tickets are not included in the tours fee because there are various rates depending on participants (students, children etc.), on the season (high, low) and there is free entrance on some specific dates throughout the year. However, we provide you with a skip-the line-service at no extra cost. We buy the tickets in advance so you skip the lines and have immediate access to the sights listed on the tour.Please make sure you have enough cash (Euros) with you to purchase the tickets from us at the beginning of your tour.
Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.  During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of its historic monuments including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple and other significant sights including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.  
NOTE: After the first part of the tour ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting for the Acropolis Museum Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum at approximately 13:45 (1:45 pm). 
Acropolis Museum 
Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach.  Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways.  The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout.  Panoramic views top the experience.  The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 (3:00 pm).
Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Loved it

My first time in Greece and I wanted to learn about the sites from a local and I was not disappointed. Artemis was amazing! She made the tour fun, interactive and I learned more from her than what I was taught in school about Ancient...More

Thank salaneta
Reviewed 3 February 2019
Full Day Tour in Athens was Great !

We were on the tour for the full day with Despina. Very knowledgeable, her voice projected well, and she set a good pace. We saw everything we wanted to see, and got the historical background from Despina (the tour guide). Everyone else (6-8 people) was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jerome T
Reviewed 16 January 2019
Great overview of Athens, especially the Acropolis and the Museum

We love walking tours and Athens Walking Tours was perfect. We landed in Athens during the only 4 continuous days of rain in history, but our guide (and the group) braved the rains and winds to see as much as possible. Because of the weather,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank morrill_cdm
Reviewed 15 January 2019
Great tour of Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

This tour was wonderful. The guide was an archeologist which made it even more enjoyable and learned so much about Athens and all the sites we visited. Spend a day walking through Athens' most renowned sites. Watch the changing of the guard in Syntagma Square,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 12 January 2019
Great tour of Athens

I had a great tour with Hermes which started in the station at Stygmata square. After a first look at the exhibitions there we watched the change of guards before the real tour started which covered the national gardens, temple of Zeus and the Acropolis....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Oliver L
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14 March 2019|
Response from Craig D | Reviewed this property |
We had actually bought a ticket package the first day that got us into 7 sites. So, I only had to buy one that I had already used the previous days. Our package included the Acropolis and Museum as well. You pay for your... More
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Response from Craig D | Reviewed this property |
We also met in the downstairs floor of the Metro Station at Syntagma at 9 AM. The tour starts there before proceeding. We had the full day tour which included the Acropolis Museum. We were glad we did the museum as well. A... More
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