5 star rating: Highly Recommended 154 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 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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was agreat tour and our guid desbina was great. She had a terrific knowledge of all historical facts and myths and entertained us all the way to the Acropolis. She was very proud of her Greek heritage and you could see that in everything she said. I saw all the major sites of Athens and got more ideas on where else I might want to go. Very worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a great walking tour and our tour guide was wonderful! I learned a lot. Plus, the Acropolis has so beautiful views!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Enjoyed the tour. Guide very knowledgeable and pace was just right.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We enjoyed the tour very much. It was a beautiful day and we had a great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent guide. Well worth the experience.

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