Tour code: 2906ATHACRO
Delve into the history of ancient Greece on this 3-hour Athens walking tour. With an expert guide, stroll around the historical heart of Athens to see Syntagma Square, the Parliament Building and the ancient ruins tucked around the slopes of the stunning, UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Check out fascinating archaeological exhibits in Syntagma Square and admire awesome views of the Parthenon as you view the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and other sights. With revealing commentary from your guide throughout, this walking tour of Athens will delight history buffs.

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

Begin your Athens walking tour at Syntagma Metro Station in central Athens. Greet your guide and head inside the station museum to explore what’s on show.
View the impressive exhibits, discovered during building work on the station. See the most prized items including tombstones, remnants of a 5th-century aqueduct, pottery and even a 2,000-year-old beehive.
Afterward, walk with your guide to the nearby Greek Parliament Building on Syntagma Square. Snap photos of the handsome building as you hear about its past as a royal palace.
Then, delve further into historical Athens. Walk along the charming streets and admire the elegant architecture and sites such as the Zeus Temple.
Continue along traffic-free Dionysiou Areopagitou Street around the Acropolis’ slopes. As you walk, absorb the breathtaking views of the Acropolis and Parthenon, and pass the ancient Theater of Dionysus and sites such as Philopappou Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Mars Hill.

Your tour ends at the Acropolis summit. Before leaving, you may wish to ask your guide for further tips for sightseeing in the city.

Customer Reviews

Christina H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Stavros was our tour guide and was very informative and entertaining. He had lots of details to share, that we probably would not have been given in the traditional audio tour. The pace of the tour wasn't too fast, and the size of our group was small enough that we could hear what he was saying. He gave us the opportunity to ask questions at each landmark, which was also nice. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Joseph B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tour guide was so amazing I would recommend her to anyone! She had such an amazing personality and she had such great knowledge. My wife had a little trouble keeping the pace once we got to the Acropolis and the tour guide tried everything she could to wait for us without keeping the others waiting and for that, I was very grateful. The tour began at the metro station at Syntagma Square. She walked us around the station and introduced us to Greek history by the artifacts encased. Then we saw the changing of the guard which was very interesting to see. From there we walked through the national gardens, followed by the Zappeion, then over to the Temple of Zeus and finally a walk to the Acropolis. It's a tour for any shape and size just prepare for a lot of walking and climbing up the steps and ensure you have your camera ready. It was so beautiful and full of so much history that it would be disappointing to have missed it. Make sure you head to the museum afterwards, you will see the Ancient City of Athens underneath!

Patrick C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great guide friendly, knowledgeable, outstanding English. Just the right amount of time to gain deeper insight to the major sites but allowing time for exploring on own.

lynda b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Anna was our guide for the tour and was brilliant. Anna took time to explain things and the stories behind the many myths we came across and was not over our heads.

The way she explained things made them easy to understand and this tour would be extremely helpful for anyone with kids studying history. Highly recommended.

Linda K Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very good tour our guide was great very friendly and helpful, would recommend this tour.

nz_robyn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour. Our tour guide was very informative and interesting. We started from syntagma square and gradually walked our way up to the Acropolis. An easy pace, we stopped along the way to view changing of the guards and the temple of Zeus and our guide pointed out many other local landmarks. She also made sure we were in the shade as she talked to us about the history and the sites we were seeing.
Walking up to the Acropolis was made easy as we stopped in the shade and listened to our guide explain various historical details about the sites.
We both found the tour informative, unhurried and our guide was wonderful.
I would highly recommend this tour .

Candi W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Highlights included the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown - somber and impressive, Temple of Zeus, the Queen's Garden, Zappa's Venue, the Plaka and of course the Parthenon. We began at Symtagna Station with our entertaining and knowledgeable guide, Aristotle. He was able to answer any questions concerning Athens no matter what era of its history. His commentary was informative and he was unhurried as he moved us through the various sites.

Georgia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour! Aristotle was very knowledgeable and the group size was perfect. It was our first day in Athens so the tour really helped us get oriented. Definitely recommend

Joan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was excellent. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The Acropolis is definitely a must see. We enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend this tour to our friends.

Marcia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour is a great orientation to the city. By walking this route, from inside the station at the Square, past the Parliament the walk is timed so that you get to see the changing of he guard you can understand something of the layout of the city and the relationship of the various precincts to one another. The guide was knowledgeable and interspersed his commentary with amusing anecdotes. He paced the tour well, making sure we had shade and, where possible, seating when he spoke to the group. His commentary on the Acropolis was interesting and entertaining and he managed to keep the group together and deliver his material even though the site was crowded.

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