5 star rating: Highly Recommended 134 Reviews

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

Highlights

  • 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 January 2015

Totally worth time and money. The guide was great. full of information. It is the best way to explore the city. Totally recommended!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our guide, Despina Savvidou, was the best! The tour started immediately right inside the train station were we met with incredible artifacts unearthed during the station's construction. Despina kept us on schedule and made sure we were at the right place at the right time...like seeing the changing of the guard at the Greek Parliament House. Our walk through the "gardens" was very pleasant and enjoyable. Despina's knowledge about the area and ancient customs made everything come alive. Seeing the Acropolis was incredible, but walking the other areas (like Zeus Temple), rounded out the experience and made for an excellent tour. I would highly recommend this walking tour which feels more like a leisurely stroll that takes you into the Acropolis via "the back door".

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