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Explore the greatest of ancient Greek architectural feats on a 4-hour 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.

Highlights

  • Marvel at some of the world’s finest architecture on an easy walking tour through the Acropolis of Athens
  • Absorb the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site from your archaeologist guide
  • Frequent breaks at the Parthenon and other notable monuments allow time for photos
  • Peer below at a real excavation site in the Acropolis Museum
  • Gaze at impressive views of the Acropolis during a Greek dinner with wine at a nearby restaurant
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else — don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner

Visit the New Acropolis Museum with an expert historical guide!

Make your own way to the Athens Red Line ticket station and meet your guide, a professional archaeologist. Get a fascinating introduction to the afternoon ahead, and then set out on your Viator Exclusive: a unique mix of an Acropolis walking tour, New Acropolis Museum visit and dinner.
Walk up the south slope of the Acropolis, the ancient hilltop citadel that’s home to the remnants of several magnificent buildings. Constructed during the heyday of ancient Greece in the 5th century BC, the area includes the famous Parthenon.

At the top, take a tour of the ruins as your guide provides insightful commentary on their construction, history and excavation. Stroll to the Theatre of Dionysus — an amphitheater regarded as the birthplace of the performing arts. Settle on a stone seat and imagine the sights and sounds experienced by long-ago audiences who came here to watch plays by Greek writers such as Euripides, Sophocles and Aeschylus.

Gaze at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; a theater still used every summer for the Athens Festival, and inspect the site of the Asclepeion — where a healing temple dedicated to the god of medicine Asclepius once stood.

Then, make your way to the Acropolis’ showpiece: the Parthenon. One of the world’s most recognized buildings, this spectacular temple was designed to give thanks to Athena, Athens’ patron goddess. Walk around the perimeter with your guide as you learn how this beautifully symmetrical Doric gem has served as a temple, church and even a mosque through the centuries.

Continue to the stunning New Acropolis Museum, the ultra-modern museum that contains the archaeological treasures found at the Acropolis site. Explore the collections of statues, friezes and other antiquities in the light and airy galleries as your guide uncovers intriguing facts about their history. As you walk around, gaze down through the glass floors to see the showcased archaeological excavations where many of the exhibits were discovered.

Lastly, make your way to a nearby, well-regarded restaurant that boasts fabulous views of the Parthenon. Take a seat and savor a delicious meal of classic Greek dishes, washed down with a bottle of wine. As you eat, admire the views and chat over your afternoon of fascinating discoveries. Your experience ends when you leave the restaurant.

Customer Reviews

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide was very knowledgable. She made history come alive for us. The dinner was very good with an amazing view of the Acropolis.

ksherring27

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic tour with wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide Effie. Recommend for people with a strong interest in art and history. The dinner was so delicious also.

Neil M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the most fantastic tour we have ever been on. Mariza,, the guide really made it for us. Bringing stories from years ago, to life. She is a true asset to Viator. Thank you. Thoroughly recommend. X

ilca1122917

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the best way to see the Acropolis. Our tour guide Sophia was great. You could tell she was passionate about the history and information she was presenting. Not like taking a robotic guide tour, she customized for the things we seemed most interested in. To top it off dinner was amazing.

Todd R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Love, love, love this tour! Our guide was Greek and and an archeologist, so his knowledge of the history of Greece was very impressive. We went through the New Acropolis Museum first, which let the crowds and heat die down at the Acropolis. We spent about 2 hours touring the Museum. Once we got to the Acropolis, the crowds had thinned, and our guide took some really cool photos of us with the city and Parthenon. The dinner was EXCELLENT! One of the best we had during our time in Greece. This tour is worth the extra money if you're interested in history and want a real conversation with your guide, instead of someone just talking at you.

Theresa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Best tour ever. Our guide was amazing and knowledgeable. Will only do private tours in the future. Really worth the extra 's.

sergio m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide was absolutely amazing. Knowledgeable and took the time to explain things thoroughly. We moved at a quite reasonable pace and he tailored the entire tour to our specifications. This was a private tour. Totally worth the money.

Daniel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

100 would do this again! We are very interested in learning about the history and culture where we travel and we really couldn't have been happier with this! Unfortunately we were so mesmerized and enthralled with our guide and what we were doing that we completely forgot his name by the time we got back to our hotel, this is my only regret. Not only was our guide Greek and a knowledgeable archeology professor, he also had an interest in theatre and acting. So he was probably the most perfect person to give this tour with his mix of skills and background. He had great pride and insight on all things Greek, a wealth of knowledge about archeology, art, Mythology and Greek History and a way of presenting information with a bit of poetry and/or the dramatic. He spoke excellent English, as most of the Greeks we met did, and all we wished was to have more time. If you do not enjoy learning or listening or art and history then this tour is not at all for you. The meal afterwards was enjoyable and we were grateful, especially as this was our first day, to be taken around one on one and have everything taken care of. This tour was perhaps the highlight of our trip, the bar was set very high on the first day!

Jun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is one of the best tours my wife and I have been on. I actually didn't realize that it was a private tour. I was expecting a small group of 4-6 but it was just the two of us with a wonderful guide, Thanakis. He's not just an archaeologist but a history professor at Geogetown. For something so significant and so rich with history, it's amazingly easy and affordable to visit the Acropolis and other archaeological sites in Athens. To make a visit to the Acropolis as special as it should be, visit it with a historian or an archaeologist. The insight, history, mythology, and rich information they can share will help you truly appreciate not only the ancient Greeks but the excruciatingly difficult work that goes into restoring the structures. I felt sorry for the majority of tourists who climbed the Acropolis just to take a selfie. It's so much more than that. I also suggest you visit the Acropolis museum AFTER you visit the Acropolis. They complement and enrich each other nicely. And a good guide can tell you the significance of the museum's architecture as well. This tour includes dinner and a bottle of wine at a nearby restaurant. The restaurant we went to was listed in 36 hours. Well done viator!

Stewart G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the highlight of our visit to Athens. Our tour guide met us at our hotel and during a short walk to our first stop she gave us the itinerary she had arranged in advance. Our tour was set up by the tour guide so we would visit the New Acropolis Museum before we climbed to the Acropolis. This allowed us to learn about the Acropolis prior to actually visiting the site. Our tour guide was extremely informative with dates, history, and information we had never before knew existed about the Acropolis. We finished our tour with a quiet dinner at a Athens restaurant where the food was very enjoyable.

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