Step back to ancient times in a spectacular contemporary setting on this guided 75-minute tour of Athens’ New Acropolis Museum. Skip any lines with a priority-entrance ticket and explore the stunning museum to see and learn about some of its 4,000 archaic, classical and Roman artifacts, all discovered around the Acropolis hill and many formerly exhibited in the original Athens Acropolis Museum. Admire statues and friezes from the Parthenon; see treasures from other temples; and inspect fascinating everyday items such as Roman amphorae as your expert guide details their history.

Highlights

  • Skip the line tickets to ensure your valuable time is not wasted standing in queues
  • Learn about the Athens Acropolis - a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes guided tour of the Athens New Acropolis Museum with a knowledgeable tour guide
  • View exhibits including the Parthenon Hall and statues from the Archaic period
  • Continuing browsing the Acropolis Museum at your leisure when your guided tour finishes

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Guided Tour of Athens New Acropolis Museum

Skip the Line: Guided Tour of Athens New Acropolis Museum

With your expert guide, use your fast-track entrance ticket to head inside the spectacular New Acropolis Museum in central Athens. Opened in 2009, the museum was built to house the archaeological relics of the ancient Acropolis site that were previously held in the original Acropolis Museum.

Your skip-the-line entry ticket allows you to bypass any entrance lines, so you can spend more time viewing the incredible artifacts inside than standing in line.

Once inside, stroll around the spectacular interior and see the main highlights of the 4,000 or so exhibits. Listen as your guide recounts the stories of the antiquities and the archaic, classical and Roman periods they date from, and inspect everything from sublimely carved statues to ordinary household items, all of them unearthed around the Parthenon and Acropolis site.

View showpieces such as some of the original marble statues, friezes and caryatids — figures of maidens used as columns — that adorned the Acropolis’ temples, and see finds from early Christian homes such as mosaics, busts and amphorae. Gaze down through the glass floor panels to see the excavations that revealed some of the exhibits, and hear how the archaeological discoveries delayed the museum’s opening from its scheduled date of 2004.

After roughly 75 minutes of exploring, your tour concludes at the museum. Say goodbye to your guide and choose to continue your museum visit independently or set off into Athens on your own.

Customer Reviews

Arie v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

excellent and very informative tour of the fabulous Acropolis Museum!!
highly recommended in a beautiful, clean building, with great view of the Acropolis!
great value for money, incl entry ticket.

Joan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really great museum and we had a great and knowledgable guide. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Would highly recommend it to everyone and you really do want to skip the lines!

John A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating since we arrived on the wrong day for the tour and she went out of her way to include us in the group for the day we arrived.

Marie-Odile B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very competent lecturer.

Beth W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a wonderful guide,
Evangelos, who escorted us through the New Acropolis Museum. He was very knowledgable and made sure to talk to all tour members. He shared fascinating insights into Greek culture, especially the swirling controversy surrounding ownership of Greek antiquities. Excellent!

Nicholas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Excellent tour! The guide was very informative and knowledgable.

Immad S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Very good and informative I learned about Greek history.. Recommend this visit more then acropolis itself.

Jane G. Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Had a great guide. Didn't know when I bought ticket this would be included. Unfortunately, I had to wait many hours before I could be admitted to the museum. Thought I was buying ticket to avoid line which there was none.

Dianne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

You really need a guide with knowledge when you visit such a museum as this. We scored such a guide, it was obvious the guide had studied this era and was well informed and approachable to explain finer points. You can after the tour go back and look again at the points and issues the guide raised and really absorb the information the guide brought to light.

Francine R Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2011

excellent

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