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  • Location:Athens, Greece
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

Behold the beginnings of Western civilization with an experienced archaeologist on a 4-hour walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Unparalleled history unfolds as you stroll by the Parthenon and other monuments of the Acropolis of Athens; visit the New Acropolis Museum to gawk at ancient statues; and delight in sweeping views of the citadel during an authentic Greek dinner. It’s an afternoon fit for the gods, and a Viator Exclusive created just for our customers. The experience can’t be booked anywhere else!


  • Marvel at some of the world’s finest architecture on an easy walking tour through the Acropolis of Athens
  • Absorb the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site from your archaeologist guide
  • Frequent breaks at the Parthenon and other notable monuments allow time for photos
  • Peer below at a real excavation site in the Acropolis Museum
  • Gaze at impressive views of the Acropolis during a Greek dinner with wine at a nearby restaurant
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else — don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This Viator Exclusive offers a 360-degree insight into the Acropolis of Athens! Learn about this remarkable historical site from a professional Greek archaeologist. Enjoy views of the ruins from the New Acropolis Museum's café, and then finish your day at a renowned Athenian restaurant.

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

Visit the New Acropolis Museum with an expert historical guide!

Arrive at Athens Red Line ticket station to meet your guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your Viator Exclusive: a unique combination of a tour, museum visit and dining experience at the Acropolis of Athens. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments.

Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight of the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus — an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of the performing arts. Perch yourself on one of the stone seats to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. You’ll also pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October.

Find peace and quiet at an asclepieion — a healing temple that honored the god of medicine Asclepius — before continuing to one of the most recognized buildings on the planet: the Parthenon. Meander around the perimeter of the temple to learn more about how it was constructed for the goddess Athena.

Once you familiarize yourself with the site's classical architecture, head indoors to the New Acropolis Museum for a brief break and refreshments (own expense) in the cafe. Ranked one of the top five museums in the world, the New Acropolis Museum boasts collections of statues and other relics of everyday life in several galleries. In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the glass floor occasionally reveals an archaeological excavation site.

End the day with a delicious dinner at a nearby restaurant that affords views of the Parthenon and surrounding hills. Indulge in an authentic Greek meal paired with a bottle of wine as you discuss the history you discovered on this exclusive tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is one of the best tours my wife and I have been on. I actually didn't realize that it was a private tour. I was expecting a small group of 4-6 but it was just the two of us with a wonderful guide, Thanakis. He's not just an archaeologist but a history professor at Geogetown. For something so significant and so rich with history, it's amazingly easy and affordable to visit the Acropolis and other archaeological sites in Athens. To make a visit to the Acropolis as special as it should be, visit it with a historian or an archaeologist. The insight, history, mythology, and rich information they can share will help you truly appreciate not only the ancient Greeks but the excruciatingly difficult work that goes into restoring the structures. I felt sorry for the majority of tourists who climbed the Acropolis just to take a selfie. It's so much more than that. I also suggest you visit the Acropolis museum AFTER you visit the Acropolis. They complement and enrich each other nicely. And a good guide can tell you the significance of the museum's architecture as well. This tour includes dinner and a bottle of wine at a nearby restaurant. The restaurant we went to was listed in 36 hours. Well done viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the highlight of our visit to Athens. Our tour guide met us at our hotel and during a short walk to our first stop she gave us the itinerary she had arranged in advance. Our tour was set up by the tour guide so we would visit the New Acropolis Museum before we climbed to the Acropolis. This allowed us to learn about the Acropolis prior to actually visiting the site. Our tour guide was extremely informative with dates, history, and information we had never before knew existed about the Acropolis. We finished our tour with a quiet dinner at a Athens restaurant where the food was very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Was fabulous! Our guide Despina was just wonderful. So knowledgeable and passionate. Dinner was great too. Loved this special part of the world.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was GREAT!!! Could not have been happier with this experience. My husband and I were the only tourist for the time that we scheduled, so we had her undivided attention. She was knowledgable about the museum and Acropolis. Would definitely do this again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Had the best tour guide ever very informative and the nicest person

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

the guide was very nice. the restaurant as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This was an exciting day I was concerned for my wife as she has problems with her knee and walking but we were able to make it to the top of the Acropolis although it was very windy and cold that day just unbelievable this is a and it is must for anyone visiting Athens, then onto the New Acropolis Museum with our guide who was so informative and understanding of our silly questions, there are a great deal of things to see here it is a pity that you are not allow to take photos throughout the museum but that means we may have to go back. The Greek Dinner was spectacular full 3 course à la carte type meal and in a great location so good that we went back the next evening. We would recommend this to all those interested in seeing a part of Athens, from the old to the new.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

a personalized tour with a lovely and knowledgeable guide. marissa brought history to life in an engaging manner (complete with mini-quizes!) that made for a wonderful afternoon. dinner was delicious with the best baklava i've ever had hands down!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing. It's set up for small groups and in our case there was just the 2 of us. It's lead by a qualified archeologist/ historian and the information provided and the ability to discuss, explore and understand is fantastic. We spent as much time as we needed at the acropolis then the museum.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We were in Athens for the day only Our tour guide was fantastic she was very informative and had time to discuss everything we wanted to know would recommend this tour to anyone. Thanks for a great time. Ken and Keren Barker

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