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Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum

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  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens
  • Get there before the crowds with an early morning tour
  • Learn more about life in ancient Greece at the Acropolis Museum

What's Included

  • Professional licensed tour guide - Skip the line
  • Entrance tickets if you book the options with entrance tickets
  • Small groups of less than 14 people per guide
  • Whisper tour guide system for better listening of your guide (for groups larger than 5)
  • Professional meeting point (check in area) with WIFI and WC available close to Acropolis
  • Entrance fees unless you book an option with entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece

    Athanasiou Diakou street 16 inside Tours & Activities office

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Meet your guide in the early morning and walk the short distance to the Acropolis. After picking up your tickets, head inside to explore the hilltop archaeological site.

Listen as your guide transports you back to ancient Greece with stories of the ancient city and its importance. Stop to admire the magnificent ruins, most of which date back to the 5th-century BC, including the much-photographed Parthenon, the restored Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion, known for its exquisite Caryatid statues.

After exploring the ruins, head to the Acropolis Museum to see even more artifacts that highlight the history of ancient Greece.

Your tour ends in Monastiraki Square in central Athens.

Acropolis

Acropolis of Athens

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Parthenon

Temple of Goddess Athena

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • People under 25 years old they should bring their passports or photo copy of them to ensure reduce price entrance ticket to Acropolis.
  • EU citizens under 25 years old have free entrance. Others under 25 years old have a 50% discount (Acropolis tickets). IDs or Passports are required for the guests under 25 years old to ensure Birth date at the Entrance Gates.
  • If you have not choose the option with entrance tickets - Entrance fees payable by cash directly to the tour guide on the day of the tour. Acropolis 20 euros per adult from April to October, 10 euros per adult from November to March. Acropolis museum 5 euros per adult from April to October.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, hats and sun cream
  • Participants should have with them their passports or photo copies of them and a valid vaccination certificate to enter the Museum of Acropolis
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Athens Walks Tour Company

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum ?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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Traveler Tips


Be prepared to get tired after the tour as there is a lot of standing time - wear comfortable shoes and don't forget to drink water and apply sunblock!
Reviews
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Dorina was a great tour...
Brian_T, May 2022
Dorina was a great tour guide! She was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Athens Walks for a guided tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum!
Would do this tour again.
JosephLee_C, May 2022
Great tour, lots to see. Our guide Anna was great and had tons of info. Beautiful grounds, with explanations of the restoration process.
A wonderful day on the Acropolis
Kathy_P, May 2022
Anna, our tour guide, did a wonderful job of explaining the history and mythology of the Acropolis. She learned each persons background and related points of interest to those backgrounds. This was my 4th tour of the Acropolis and I learn something new each time.
Fun experience!
Amy_Z, May 2022
Dorina was our tour guide, and she was excellent! Very knowledgeable about everything we saw, and moved at a good pace. Highly recommend!!
Great Tour Experience
Norman_H, May 2022
Learning the history of Athens, Parthenon, and other historical facts. Mariza was very informative and knowledgeable.
Absolutely fantastic
Michael_F, May 2022
Acropolis tour was absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide Vicky was absolutely amazing very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour. We cannot say enough how much we enjoyed it
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Michael, We are really happy that you had such an amazing time with us! I enjoyed having you in my group! Hope to see you again in Athens. Kind Regards, Vicky
Fun and well organised
Anna_N, May 2022
Vassiliki our guide was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable and provided us with a lot of interesting stories. It was a really well planned tour and combined the museum and the Acropolis without being overwhelming.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Anna, I am so glad to read that you had a great time with us. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you soon again! Kind Regards, Vassiliki
Definitely recommend this tour!
Candace_S, Mar 2022
Kostas was a friendly, knowledgeable guide who made sure everyone was comfortable and happy with his presentation. I would definitely do this tour again.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you very much for your great review! It was a pleasure to have you. We are looking forward to your next visit! Kind regards Kostas
1 traveler found this review helpful
Superb!
Ryan_E, Nov 2021
Excellent experience. Very knowledgeable and fun guide. Met some great people. Highly recommend this tour for all.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Best Regards, Athens Walks Team
Great company, great tour, great fun!
bdowlutta, Nov 2021
I'm a few weeks late writing this but enjoyed it so much that I had to make sure I came back to leave a review. This tour company is great, we had a slight issue with the alarm in the morning which meant we missed our planned tour but after contacting them panicking in the morning the lady who organises the tickets (very sorry I dont remember her name!) was so calm and helpful and simply booked us on to the following tour the next day. This definitely turned around what could have been a very dissapointing part of the holiday as it allowed us to carry on enjoying the day and we lost nothing out of it which we are very grateful for. The fact that the tickets are bought as part of the price is also a plus, a lot of tours on here do not do that but its much easier to have the guide organise everything and just removes the need to worry about one more thing when you are on holiday. The tour guide Kimono was very funny, knowledgeable and immediately got everyone acquainted. He is obviously very well versed in the history of Athens and we enjoyed his stories and anecdotes a lot. We opted for the walking tour and also the museum tour, both were very good and without the guide I feel we would have missed out on many things so it was a great pleasure to be part of it all.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Ben, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! We are here to ensure that all the issues will be resolved and you will enjoy your time with us. Our goal is to provide to all our guests an educational, unique and memorable experience. We are delighted to read that we have achieved it. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future! Yours Sincerely, Daphne
Must-Do when visiting Acropolis!
Brittany_L, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, “Vicky”, was wonderfully engaging, patient, and knowledgeable. Taking a guided tour definitely adds value to the experience, as I walked away with a whole new appreciation for Athens! Took the 9am tour which of course has crowds but Vicky warned later in the day is extra crowded.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Brittany, Thank you very much for your feedback. We certainly appreciate it! We are looking forward to see you back in Greece. Kind Regards, Vicky
Great day at the Acropolis!
Renee_D, Jul 2021
Our tour was great! The guide was funny and knowledgeable, along with being patient for us to take photos. We had a great time and although we were tired from the sun, we stayed with her to hear about the new acropolis museum as well. The location was challening to find in the morning, but we made it and really enjoyed our day!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
We're very happy you had a great time on your tour and we thank you for your very kind review! We hope to see you again! Kind regards
Acropolis Tour.
Paul_B, May 2021
Marissa gave us a wonderful tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. She was knowledgeable and gave information in a fun way! We had a great time. I would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, May 2021
Thank you very much for your feedback. It was great to meet you and explore Acropolis together. Yours SIncerely, Athens Walks
The only way to see the Acropolis
Ralph_L, Sep 2020
Our guide, Miss Efi, was a jewell! She had a degree in archaeology and worked on the restoration of the Parthenon. She let us chronologically through the treasures of the Acropolis museum and then to the Parthenon and surrounding buildings explaining everything in detail. She was easy to understand and delightful. She accommodated by changing her itinerary so we could eat first.
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Thank you for your feedback and hope to see you again.
Great history lessons
Yvette_F, Nov 2019
Maria is very knowledgeable on the history of Athens. She was able to provide information at every site and answer questions. She is very passionate about the history of her country.
Interesting tour
Nada_H, Sep 2019
This was a good choice for visiting Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Our guide was kind, professional and interesting. The tour was well managed, despite the place being very crowded and I can say we enjoyed it. The agency organizing the tour was also very helpful - we had some additional questions after booking and they were quick to answer and really helpful.
Mythological experience of the Acropolis
bzz013, Aug 2019
This tour is a must if you are visiting Athens - the Acropolis and Parthenon are the main attractions in Athens! Our guide Alexandra was very knowledgable about Greek mythology and made us experience what it felt like living in the Acropolis of Athens during ancient times! Be prepared to get tired after the tour as there is a lot of standing time - wear comfortable shoes and don't forget to drink water and apply sunblock! I would also suggest doing the Acropolis Museum (after the Acropolis) as it gives one further insight on what you see in the Acropolis.
Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour
Valerie_A, Aug 2019
We had Effie as our tour guide and she was excellent! Very informative and funny. She highlighted and detailed many important events as well as providing a great tour in the museum as well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Outstanding Guode
smf1111, Aug 2019
We toured the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Our guide’s name was Efi and she was completely great- friendly, enthusiastic, welcoming of questions, and extremely knowledgeable. It was a fairly warm day to climb the Acropolis and she helped us with finding shade and taking sufficient breaks. She then gave us an extraordinary tour of the Acropolis Museum. My wife and two teenage children were engrossed and most appreciative.
Excellent Tour
Manley F, Aug 2018
The depth and wealth of information was enriching - from the big sites to the interesting little pieces in the museum in the Agora. The pace was appropriate. Our tour guide, Efi, was was cordial and so knowledgeable.Thanks for a memorable visit to the Acropolis and Agora!

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