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clock-o90 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
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.

Reviews

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s
, Mar 2018

An award winning museum, well worth a visit if you are interested in Ancient Greek history.

o
, Oct 2017

Guide was pleasant and very knowledgeable..

C
, Jul 2017

I have taken many tours with Viator and this was by far not the best. There was confusion on where to meet the guide, who was late. It was a really big group with a large number of Spanish speaking participants. The guide was constantly trying to coral everyone and wasted a lot of time doing so. Amazing museum but disappointing tour.

m
, May 2017

This tour was just not what we were expecting. We did expect a group, but it turned out that the group was 40! people - by far the largest tour group we saw there other than groups of school kids. Also, the tickets said the tour started at 11:45, so we dutifully turned up at 11:40, only to find out when the guide showed up at 11:50 that the tour is really at 12:00 she's not sure why they keep listing it as 11:45... but today we're going to be a few extra minutes late because we were waiting for a busload of people to join us. So much for saving time by skipping the lines. If you're comfortable going around a museum in a very large group then this could possibly be a fine tour for you. We're not, and split off from the group after a few minutes, so for us it was a complete waste of money.

B
, May 2017

This was the most disappointing of 8 separate bookings in 4 different countries I have experienced with Viator. I was disappointed for multiple reasons. First, the tour guide was late arriving. When the guide arrived, we learned that our group of four an 11:45 was being added to a group of 16 that had been touring together since 8:00 am. The tour guide, Anastasia, seemed rushed and flustered. Our first stop in the Acropolis Museum was a LEGO model of the Acropolis. LEGO's? Really? We spent 10 minutes of the hour and 15 minute tour in front of LEGO's while she quizzed the group about the Acropolis. The two earnest 15 year olds in my group were angry that they couldn't answer the questions because they had not been on the earlier part of the tour and were made to feel uninformed. Another problem was the size of the group. The accoustics in the Acropolis Museum were not amenable to a group so large. Guided tours there should definitely have 10 or fewer participants. Ultimately, we chose to leave the tour, read the sinage carefully and learn for ourselves. In four years of using Viator, this was the worst experience I have endured. Also-there is noline to skip in Athens at the end of April. Useless, uneconomical and annoying.

J
, Dec 2016

Excellent guide!

L
, Oct 2016

This tour was a disappointment. After waiting for our guide 20 min. we rang the local company in Athens and they told us rather shortly that our guide would arrive soon. When the guide arrived we had to approach her to ask if she was our guide and then was told that we did not have any 'walkie talkie' devices so we would need to stay close. We tried this but eventually gave us and could not hear the guide at all. Viator responded immediately when we informed them of our problems which was great. I would use Viator again because they are responsive to the client's advice if the local company does not come up to scratch

T
, Sep 2016

This was a wonderful site to see. The tour guide shared much information and I like seeing a museum this way. I'm really in to Greece history. It was nice not to stand in line for a ticket also. :- I would definitely recommend this to everyone! Rick

G
, Sep 2016

Tour itself was great, but local operators canceled, rescheduled, and didn't give the best information on exactly where and when to meet. Just a little unnecessary stress after the long flights from Chicago.

E
, Aug 2016

Very informative tour .We learnt a lot and would be good to do before going to the Acropolis.


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