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Erechtheion
Perched on its craggy escarpment overlooking the heart of Athens, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis (its name means ‘high city’ in ancient Greek) is the most famous classical site in the world. The colonnaded Parthenon may be first stop for most visitors, but the marble remains of the Erechtheion stood at the very soul of the Acropolis, marking the spot where the mythical ancient Greek gods Poseidon and Athena fought for ownership of the fledgling city. Named after the legendary King Erechtheus, the temple was built on the north side of the Acropolis hill between 420 and 406 BC, to a design by Athens’ great statesman, Pericles. It was a relatively late addition to the complex of temples and theaters, replacing an older temple as the center of religious ritual at the Acropolis. 

Built on a slope and fronted by six Ionic columns – still almost complete after 2,500 years – the Erechtheion is best known for its ornate Porch of the Caryatids (also called the Port of the Maidens), supported by marble statues of six virgins draped in cloaks. These days the statues are copies, but five of the originals (one has lost her head) can be viewed in the awesome New Acropolis Museum adjacent to the ruins.

Practical Info

The Acropolis is open in summer Mon 11am–7.30pm; Tue–Sun 8am–7.30pm; winter daily 8.30am–3pm. Admission €12, concessions €6. Walk up to the Acropolis from Plaka or follow the pedestrianized boulevards of Apostolou Pavlou and Dionissiou Areopagitou. Parts of the Acropolis are under restoration and have been covered by scaffolding for what seems like decades.
Address: Akropolis, Athens 105 58, Greece
Admission: €12
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Acropolis of Athens Skip The Line Admission Ticket

The Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the city's most iconic attraction, with its ancient Parthenon and beautiful views of the city. Because of the ancient monument’s popularity, lines to get in can get long. With this skip-the-line ticket, avoid the hassle of standing in line and head straight in.
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

Journey back to Ancient Greece on this 3-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, including a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary, stroll past the Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike, then stand in awe before the grand ruins of the Parthenon, looking down over Athens below. After exploring the sprawling citadel, follow your guide on a tour of New Acropolis Museum and learn more about the excavations as you browse more than 4,000 artifacts unearthed from the Acropolis.
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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
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See Athens’ main attractions with your own private group on a full-day city tour by minibus for up to 19 passengers. With a knowledgeable driver-guide, you’ll visit the Acropolis of Athens and the Acropolis Museum to soak up the archaeological wonders of this ancient city, plus see an array of other landmarks like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Panathenaic Stadium. Pickup is available at hotels or the cruise port.
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Athens By Night Private Tour

Experience the nighttime side of Athens on this private evening tour. Meet your driver at your hotel and depart in a private vehicle to the main sights of Athens, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Port of Piraeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Explore each place independently and at your own pace.
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Skip the long lines and explore the Acropolis at your own pace with this package. You'll not only get a pre-booked, skip-the-line ticket to the country's most important site, but you'll also get an interactive map and a self-guided audio tour that you can listen to on your smartphone, at your own pace, even if you're offline.
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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

If you’re short on time but want to see everything that Athens has to offer, take a five-hour tour by private transportation. The day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel and then takes you to the Acropolis, Panepistimiou Street, and much more. Traveling by private car enables you to take advantage of your time. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed guide at an additional coast.
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Skip-the-Line Tours

New Acropolis Museum and Acropolis of Athens Skip-The-Line Small Group Tour

Go by foot and get up-close to the ancient wonder of Athens’ Acropolis. Visit the Greek capital’s most-renowned monuments on this flexible half-day walking tour. Soak in the historic significance of the place where Western politics and ideals were forged, your guide on hand to tell you more about the site's rich history. Don’t just look through the window of a tour bus: truly experience the Acropolis by taking a stroll around this epic landmark of civilization.
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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

See the landmark monuments of Athens in a new light during a late afternoon tour of the Acropolis, guided by a licensed archaeologist. You’re guaranteed to skip any long wait lines during this walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avoid the crowds and warmer temperatures while taking a leisurely stroll around the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike and more.
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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

It can be difficult to cram all of Athens’ historical highlights into an itinerary, even more so if you also want to fit in other towns such as ancient Corinth. Remove the stress of planning a timetable with this full-day tour of the most impressive landmarks in the two towns. Spend the morning walking from the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, the highest hill in Athens, then jump over to Corinth for an exploration of the Corinth Canal and the Temple of Apollo.
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Explore the greatest of ancient Greek architectural feats on a 4-hour private walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens and the New Acropolis Museum, followed by dinner. Stroll around the UNESCO-listed Acropolis with an archaeologist to learn about its monuments, including the Parthenon. Then, visit the ultra-modern New Acropolis Museum for a guided tour of its spectacular statues and treasures. Finish with a delicious Greek dinner at a restaurant with stellar views over the Parthenon.
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Combine two popular tours of Athens and Cape Sounion into one day at a discounted price with this Athens Super Saver. In the morning, board an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights. With an expert guide, stroll around the Parthenon and antiquities on the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum; see the Panathenaic Stadium and more. Then, take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, where the Temple of Poseidon overlooks the Aegean Sea. Admire the glittering temple and stellar views before your return by coach to Athens.
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Delve deep into the history of ancient Greece on a 4-hour private tour of the ancient ruins of Athens. Visit the ruins on Acropolis Hill, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium, Lycabettus Hill, and much more. Discover what each building was used for over 2,000 years ago and what daily life was like for the ancient Greeks as you admire the ruins and views of the city.
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There’s so much to see in Athens and only so much time.  Maximize your Greek vacation with a full-day private tour of the city.  Starting from your hotel, you’ll have private transportation at your disposal whisking you away to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis. You can explore each location independently at your own pace or choose to hire a private guide in advance. It's your day.
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Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings

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Evening Athens & Acropolis Half Day Private Tour

Discover the wonders of Athens at a cooler time of the day—during the evening. Enjoy a hassle-free tour with round-trip transport included. You’ll see many Athens top sites from the comfort of a private vehicle, including the hill of Acropolis, the Parthenon, Parliament, and Lycabettus Hill. By going on a private tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience.
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Athens Highlights & Sounio Temple of Poseidon Full Day Private Tour

Experience the best of Athens and Sounio on this action-packed private day tour. By traveling in a private vehicle, you’ll be able to access places that would be hard to reach by public transport. It’s the perfect tour for travelers with limited time as you’ll see multiple Athens and Cape Sounio highlights in a day including Acropolis Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Temple of Zeus, and Temple Of Poseidon.
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Walking Tours

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Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit

The UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens is the city’s most visited attraction, but it has the traffic to match. This walking tour starts early to avoid the crowds and includes highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. For the full experience, upgrade to include a guided visit to the ancient Agora.
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Saint Paul Steps Full Day Private Tour

The Greek peninsula of Attica is full to the brim with ancient landmarks – so many that it can be easy to miss them. This day trip will take you on a whistle-stop tour of highlights in two Attican cities, Athens and Corinth. Start the day at the Acropolis and work your way down the hill to Parliament House in time for the changing of the guards. In the afternoon, drive along the isthmus to Corinth, visiting the Temple of Apollo and other historic sites.
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8-Day Athens & Cruise to Santorini,Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi, Rhodes & Heraklion

You can soak into the history and Athenian culture and you ‘ll be charmed by its beauty. Live a dream in the middle of the Aegean Sea and enjoy your wonderful vacation. Take advantage of the Greek sea and its beautiful sunsets. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping, and nightlife. A complete package that includes 4 nights’ accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers, visits, ferry tickets and 3 nights aboard FB.Highlights: Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thisseion, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center)Cruise on the Aegean islandsLive a dream in the middle of the Aegean Sea and enjoy your wonderful vacation. Enjoy activities, local specialties of Greek cuisine, shopping and nightlife.Complete package that includes 4 nights accommodation in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers, visits, Cruise tickets and 4 nights on board FB.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Private Tour with licensed Guide

Explore the magnificence of the Acropolis without feeling rushed by going on a private tour. Having one-on-one attention from your guide means you’ll be able to ask questions along the way and learn historical facts that you might not discover alone. As well as seeing the Acropolis, you’ll also visit the museum, where there are over 3,000 rare artifacts to discover.
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5-Day Tour of Athens, Delfi, & Meteora

Explore the glory of ancient Greece with this tour of Athens plus a 2-day classical tour. With this unique tour visit and enjoy UNESCO'S world heritage sites. With overnight accommodation included and an expert guide to accompany you, the tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – Delphi, and visit 11th-century monasteries perched on the rock towers of Meteora. Highlights:Athens (Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Monastiraki, Thission, Temple of Olympian Zeus, historical center)Meteora (monasteries, the cave of Theopetra)Delphi (Oracle of Delphi, Temple of Apollo, Archaeological Museum)
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