Erechtheion Tours

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
Read More

37 Tours & Activities to Experience

Category
Select Dates
Filter




Clear Filters
Clear Filters
Sort by:Default

Acropolis of Athens Skip The Line Admission Ticket

  The UNESCO World Heritage Acropolis of Athens 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, you'll get to avoid the hassle of standing in line and head straight in.**PLEASE NOTE: You must exchange the voucher for an Acropolis Ticket at the address listed below and on voucher.  The office is very close to the main entrance of the Acropolis so please go here first.  When you have exchanged the voucher please make your way to the Acropolis entrance from where you will gain Skip the Line entry**
  • Duration: 1 to 10 hrs
  • Duration: 1 to 10 hrs
From  
US$15.04
From  
US$15.04
See Details

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this 3.5-hour 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.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
From  
US$63.63
From  
US$63.63
See Details

Private Tour: Half day Athens Sightseeing and Acropolis Museum

Check off the top sights on your Athens must-see list during this 5-hour excursion with private guide. Explore the iconic Acropolis and its ancient temples, and relive the highlights of the first modern Olympic Games at Panathinaikos Stadium. You’ll also check out Syntagma Square, pass by the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Dionysos Theater, the National Gardens of Greece and much more. A flexible itinerary means you call the shots on what to do and where to go. Your private guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
From  
US$115.69
From  
US$115.69
See Details

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
From  
US$62.47
From  
US$62.47
See Details

SPECIAL OFFER

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

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.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
US$130.73
US$13.08 savings
From  
US$117.65
US$130.73US$13.08 savings
US$130.73
US$13.08 savings
From  
US$117.65
US$130.73US$13.08 savingsSee Details

Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Make the most of your time in Greece with this full-day privately chauffeured tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus and the New Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a coastal road trip to the dramatic clifftop Temple of Poseidon. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
From  
US$56.69
From  
US$56.69
See Details

Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

Delve into the rich history and heritage of Athens on a private full-day tour of the city’s headline acts. Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of the Acropolis of Athens, one of the world’s most famous archeological sites, and dive into the mythological world of Ancient Greece as you visit the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and Temple of Athena Nike. You’ll also get chance to see the Panathenian Stadium, where the first Olympic Games was held; witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the Greek Parliament; and visit the National Gardens.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
From  
US$104.12
From  
US$104.12
See Details

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From  
US$56.69
From  
US$56.69
See Details

Acropolis of Athens, Plaka, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum Tour

Get an expert introduction to Athens’ most important archaeological sites — the Acropolis and Ancient Agora — during a 3-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access. Slip past the crowds at the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, where you’ll learn about the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike, Monument of Agrippa and more. After free time, follow your guide on foot through Athens' political center of Ancient Agora and its famous monuments, including Hephaestus Temple. Top off your itinerary at the museum, housed in the Stoa of Attalos.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
From  
US$56.69
From  
US$56.69
See Details

Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

Get up close to Athens’ main highlights on this fascinating 6.5-hour tour, with a local guide. Traveling between the sites by comfortable minivan, visit the Acropolis to explore its treasures, including the Parthenon and Nike Temple. Take a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum; stroll around the ancient relics of the Agora; and enjoy a panoramic tour to witness the Panathinaikos Stadium and Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.This tour is limited to 12 people to ensure personalized attention from a guide.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
From  
US$112.22
From  
US$112.22
See Details

SPECIAL OFFER

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip plus Delphi Day Trip

Sightsee around Athens, Cape Sounion and Delphi on this 2-day Athens Super Saver. Combining three top-selling tours at a discounted price, and designed for those with pre-booked overnight accommodation, the tour spotlights the best of Athens and two of Greece’s classical treasures. On one day, discover top Athens attractions including the Acropolis, and take an afternoon trip to Cape Sounion, home to the stunning Temple of Poseidon. Couple the day up with a full-day trip to the spectacular mountainside temples and stadium at Delphi, one of Greece’s greatest archaeological wonders.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
US$246.41
US$24.64 savings
From  
US$221.77
US$246.41US$24.64 savings
US$246.41
US$24.64 savings
From  
US$221.77
US$246.41US$24.64 savingsSee Details

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
From  
US$43.96
From  
US$43.96
See Details

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 2-hour 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
From  
US$28.92
From  
US$28.92
See Details

Athens Private Full-Day Tour

Make the most of your time in the Greek capital with a completely private, full-day tour of Athens’ most iconic attractions. Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a local guide and hit up all of the city’s must-see sites, including the Acropolis and its new museum, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora, the National Archaeological Museum, the Old Town Plaka and more. Watch the changing of the guard ceremony at the Greek Parliament Building, and take in panoramic city views from atop Lycabettus Hill. Price is per group, based on a maximum of 7 people.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
From  
US$555.30
From  
US$555.30
See Details

SPECIAL OFFER

Athens Super Saver: Athens Sightseeing Tour plus Delphi Day Trip

Admire Athens’ star attractions and the classical site of Delphi on this 2-day Athens Super Saver — combining two best-selling tours for one discounted price. On one day, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Athens’ highlights, including Syntagma Square and a guided walk around the stunning monuments of the ancient, rocktop Acropolis. On the next or previous day — your choice — take a day trip to Delphi, one of Greece’s greatest ancient treasures. Tour the mountainside site, with its Temple of Apollo, stadium and sanctuaries, and hear all about its captivating history.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
US$194.35
US$19.43 savings
From  
US$174.92
US$194.35US$19.43 savings
US$194.35
US$19.43 savings
From  
US$174.92
US$194.35US$19.43 savingsSee Details

Athens 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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
From  
US$43.96
From  
US$43.96
See Details

Athens City Tour, Acropolis, Plaka, Ancient Agora & the Agora Museum Tour

Explore the city of Athens, visit the Acropolis and discover the ancient Agora during this 5-hour walking tour. Learn about the history, culture and daily life of ancient Athenian citizens through your guide's informative commentary. Stop for a snack and refreshments at the Acropolis canteen (own expense). See where Plato and Socrates taught and lectured, then finish with a visit to the Attalos Museum. Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of this Greek city's rich history.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
From  
US$64.78
From  
US$64.78
See Details

Athens & Sounio 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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
From  
US$74.62
From  
US$74.62
See Details

Private Full Day Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Kifisia District

Make the most out of your time in big and bustling Athens by booking this full-day private tour of the Greek capital, plus a special stop in the Kifissia district. Visit all the main sites and get an insider's view of each spot, thanks for your friendly knowledgeable guide. Learn the backstory of each place. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, the former Royal Palace, Parliament and see the changing of the guard, and much more. Then head to the sleepy Kifissia, a quiet neighborhood crammed with cool shops, cafes and bars. Private tour means you'll get ample attention from the guide.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
From  
US$478.94
From  
US$478.94
See Details

Evening Athens 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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
From  
US$39.33
From  
US$39.33
See Details

St 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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
From  
US$69.41
From  
US$69.41
See Details

6 Hours - Athens Sightseeing Private Tour

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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
From  
US$55.53
From  
US$55.53
See Details

Athens Private Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Food Tastings

Take in the architecture and history of Athens with a dedicated guide on this 4-hour private walking tour. Explore the city's iconic sights at your own pace with the personal attention of your guide. Listen to information about the history of the Greek capital while visiting the Temple of Nike, the Proplylaia Gates and the Parthenon. Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Plaka, admiring its charming streets and neoclassical balconies. Taste some of the best food Greece has to offer, such as local coffee, salami, pies and other desserts. All tastings are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
From  
US$69.41
From  
US$69.41
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
From  
US$28.92
From  
US$28.92
See Details

Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Athens during this 3.5-hour history-themed sightseeing tour of this iconic city’s major sights. Get a sense for the wealth of historical sites in Athens during panoramic drive past attractions like Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma Square, the National Library and more. After reliving the athletic glories of the first ‘modern’ Olympics at Panathinaiko Stadium you’ll head for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis where you’ll explore the Parthenon and temple of Athena. A guide, entrance fees and round-trip transport from select hotels is also covered.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From  
US$47.43
From  
US$47.43
See Details


Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785