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  • Location:Athens, Greece
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Acropolis Walking Tour Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Centre

One for all you history buffs! Discover Athens' ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with an expert local guide! Venture inside the ancient Acropolis of Athens — a UNESCO World Heritage site — and discover just how this ancient monument towers above the city below. You'll also see such sites as the Greek Parliament House and Syntagma Square in the heart of central Athens. All entrance fees are at your own expense.


  • 3-hour walking tour around the ancient Acropolis of Athens
  • See archaeological exhibits in and around Syntagma Station
  • Get to know Athens while exploring Syntagma Square and and other important attractions
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the Parthenon at the top of Athens' acropolis
  • Learn about each of the monuments from a professional local guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Make the most out of your visit to the acropolis! This comprehensive tour of the preeminent Athens landmark offers lots of history and entertaining anecdotes, along with sensational city views.

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What You Can Expect

Acropolis Walking Tour Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Centre

Acropolis Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Syntagma Station, where your tour starts. The station, and nearby area, is home to a collection of archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones, an aqueduct from the 5th century, pottery, a 2,000-year-old beehive and an ancient mosaic.

After admiring the artifacts, your guide will introduce you to the Greek Parliament House, formerly a palace. Stop for photos by the stately structure, and then take a stroll through the historical part of the city. Continue strolling through the streets, seeing historical landmarks such as the Zeus Temple alongside other fine architecture. A leisurely paced 10-minute walk up the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou leads to the Acropolis of Athens, crowned by the Parthenon with its spectacular views over the city below. On the way to the acropolis you will also see Dionysious Sanctuary, Philopapos Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Mars Hill.

The tour finishes at the acropolis' summit, where your guide will offer some tips for other places to see independently in Athens.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour was wonderful! Very informative and interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable and courteous. He was cognizant to the heat of the day and would try to get the group into the shade as much as possible which was appreciated. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

well organised, great guide Hermes - knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommended as an intro to an amazing city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

learned a lot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

get to see all the best views of athens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Interesting and informative way to see the main sites of the city with no more than 18 participants. The tour ends on the Acropolis which is handy as you can then spend as much time as you want there and nearby sites. Our tour guide Dorina was very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Do this tour the first day that you are in Athens! Not only were we guided by a licensed archaeologist, but we got a great overview of the Acropolis and heart of Athens! The tour included tickets to several other archaeological sites, allowing us to explore them for free on subsequent days. These sites included the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Keremeikos cemetery, the Roman Forum and the Greek Agora. A great way to be introduced to Athens!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was an awesome tour with a lot historical inside and tipps where else to go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Hermes was a great tour guide!!! It was super hot when I took the walking tour, but he always made sure everyone could stand in the shade when he would stop to talk about the different buildings in the Acropolis. He was pretty funny too, and knowledgeable and informative about the history of the Greeks. He was also very willing to answer questions and took an interest in getting to know the people on the tour. I would definitely recommend him and this tour! Bring water!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent and factual tour....learnt and saw so much. Stavros a great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide Kostas was knowledgable and fun. We enjoyed the sights and the information and stories he told along the way. It was very hot the day we toured and he tried to get us in the shade as much as possible and to refill our water bottles. I would recommend not taking the museum tour immediately after as you only have 45 minutes between walking down from the Acropolis, having lunch and meeting him for the museum tour. We were tired and hot so we had a nice lunch nearby and then toured the museum on our own. I would highly recommend this tour and hope you get Kostas as your tour guide!

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