• Duration: 5,5 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artefacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards. 

Next, our guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you’ll walk towards the Acropolis on the beautiful pedestrian walkway called Dionysiou Areopagitou. 

Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.

During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.

NOTE: After the first part of the tour, which ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting your guide for the Acropolis Museum Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum at approximately 13:45 (1:45 pm).

The Acropolis Museum is another highlight of this tour, a perfect follow-up to actually exploring the sights at the Acropolis itself. Recognized as one of the top museums in the world, you’ll find yourself up close to the impressive marble masterpieces found on the Acropolis including dramatic sculptures and friezes that brilliantly define the Classical period of ancient Greece. 

Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach. Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artefacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout. Panoramic views top the experience. 

The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 hours (3 pm).

Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own transfers to reach the designated meeting point and start the tour. Meeting point: Syntagma Metro Station.

Itinerary

Meet your guide.

Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own transfers to reach the designated meeting point and start the tour. Meeting point: Syntagma Metro Station.

Our staff, holding an orange sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the given tour departure time.

Athens City Tour

What you will see:

The Greek Parliament.

The Monument of the Unknown Soldier.

The Changing of the Guards. 

The National Gardens.

Zappeion Hall.

The Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. 

The Acropolis

Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Once there, you will see Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike and many more!

Snack Break! (13:00-13:45 pm)

After the first part of the tour, which ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting your guide for the Acropolis Museum Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum at approximately 13:45 (1:45 pm).

Acropolis Museum

Recognized as one of the top museums in the world, you’ll find yourself up close to the impressive marble masterpieces found on the Acropolis including dramatic sculptures and friezes that brilliantly define the Classical period of ancient Greece. 

The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 pm.

What's included

  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map

What's excluded

  • Entrance fees: please advise "Important Information" section about the costs.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Protective mask.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Money for personal expenses and entrance fees (paid directly to your guide at the day of the tour).
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

Note: On Greek Orthodox Good Friday, April 30th the tour will start one hour later (at 10:30 am) due to the late opening of the Archaeological sites.

Entrance tickets:

  • Acropolis - 20 € / 10 € reduced *
  • Ancient Agora - 10 € / 5 € reduced *

Temple of Zeus - 8 € / 4 € reduced *

  • Acropolis Museum - 10 € / 5 € reduced **

* Reduced admission applies in the following cases:

  • All visitors, during the period November 01 to March 31 of each year

All NON-European Union citizens from 6 to 24 years old year-round 

  • Greek citizens and citizens of other European Union member states aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport to prove age and nationality 

** Specifically for the Acropolis Museum

  • - REDUCED ADMISSION:

Students from Higher Education Institutions and teachers accompanying them, from non-EU countries, with a current student identification card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC)

  • Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries, with current identification card to confirm the age

Greek Senior citizens and Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with a current identification card to confirm the age

  • - FREE ADMISSION:
  • Young persons under 18 years of age, from EU countries, with current identification card
  • Children under 5 years of age, from non-EU countries
  • Students from Higher Education Institutions and Tour Guide Training Institutions, from EU countries, with a current student identification card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • ΙCOM and ICOMOS cardholders

Teachers accompanying children on primary & secondary education school visits

  • Journalists, with current journalists’ identification card
  • Members of the ‘Friends of the Acropolis’ (EFA), with a current membership card
  • Visitors with disabilities (67% or more) from EU and non-EU countries and person accompanying them, with disability certificate by the Health Ministry or public sector medical report, clearly indicating disability and its percentage.
  • Professors of Archaeology, with current identification card

Tour Guides with professional license from the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism

  • Greek unemployed citizens, with identification card and current unemployment card
  • Greek citizens performing their military service, with current military service identification card
  • Employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, with a current working identification card
  • Members of the Greek Parliament
  • Official guests of the Greek Public
  • Disclaimer: We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but admission fees might change without any prior notification. We assume no liability for changes or incorrect information.
  • Covid-19 Safety Measures
  • What we do for you:
  • Use of protective masks by our staff at all times.
  • Contactless temperature tests to all our guests & our staff,
  • Use of antiseptic wipes & gels at our check-in points, and during your tour.
  • Use of sanitized earsets during your tour.
  • Contactless procedures wherever possible.
  • Regarding transfer services, please note that all vehicles are being sanitized daily and our drivers keep all required safety measures and protocols.
  • What you do for all:
  • Check if your tour is mask-mandatory and bring your own mask.

Kindly keep the required 2 m. (6 ft) distance from your fellow visitors.

Categories

  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • CITY BREAK
  • CITY TOURS
  • ARTS AND CULTURE
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS

Guided Language

  • English

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