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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.

Highlights

  • Half-day highlights of Athens small-group tour, led by an expert local guide
  • Watch the Greek Changing of the Guard ceremony by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • See top Athens attractions including Panathinaikos Stadium and the National Garden
  • Explore the New Acropolis Museum and the Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Pass Mars Hill and the Rock of Ares on the way to the Agora of Athens
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Acropolis of Athens and City Highlights Tour

Visit the Acropolis of Athens on a small-group tour!

Begin with a pickup from your central Athens hotel. Meet your knowledgeable guide, hop inside your air-conditioned minivan, and head into the heart of the city.

Have your camera poised as you pause outside the peach-painted Greek Parliament House in Syntagma Square. Snap photos at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier as the evzones (Greek presidential guards) perform the perfectly co-ordinated ritual of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.


Keep your camera ready as you continue your drive around some Athens attractions. View the leafy National Garden, the buildings of the University of Athens, and more, and stop to take pictures of the Panathinaikos Stadium. Gaze through the entrance at this outdoor, 60,000-seater stadium as you learn how it was the stage for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and is built using the excavated remnants of an ancient stadium. 

Circle around the Roman Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, and head for the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, Athens’ ancient rocktop citadel. 

Leave your minivan, and take a guided walk around the Acropolis’ main treasures. Inspect the Parthenon — the temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena — and marvel at other timeworn buildings such as the Nike Temple, Erectheion, Propylaia and others.


Having explored here, visit the stunning New Acropolis Museum, a recently built space ranked as one of the best five museums in the world. Explore the main collections of statues, friezes and carvings, all excavated from the Acropolis area.

Refuel with a snack (own expense) at the museum café, and drive past Mars Hill and the Rock of Ares (Aereopagus) to the Agora. Once the political, social and commercial heart of ancient Athens, the site is littered with broken columns and remains from its heyday. See the reconstructed Stoa of Atalos and the beautifully preserved Temple of Hephaestus, as your guide explains their history.

Afterward, return to the start point where your tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Marilyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Highly recommend this tour, very informative!

Myrna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

Mrs M K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent tour! Mariana was a very informative guide, would recommend the tour to anyone planning on visiting the Acropolis.

R S

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

This was the highlight I was waiting for when I booked my trip to Greece and it was worth it. It happened to be the hottest day of the summer, but our guide, Anastasia, was considerate, and smartly walked us up the slope with frequent breaks. She was knowledgeable, and passionate about the history. It was a good move to have us review all the pieces in the Acropolis museum before actually going up the hill - it made for great visualisation. The walk through the Agora, followed by Plaka were fascinating as well.

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