• Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

Start at the Syntagma metro station for a 10-minute tour inside the station’s museum. Archaeological artifacts uncovered during the metro’s construction offer insight into daily life here thousands of years ago. The next stop is the Greek Parliament, followed by the Monument to the Unknown Soldier where you will watch the Changing of the Guards.

The walk continues to the National Gardens of Athens, Zappeion, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The route passes by the Plaka district to reach the next and final stop: the Acropolis.

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 Propylaia, 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. 

The tour ends at the Acropolis.  

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.

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.

See the Heart of Athens.

Start at the Syntagma metro station for a 10-minute tour inside the station’s museum. 

Next, you will see the Greek Parliament, followed by the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, the National Gardens of Athens, Zappeion, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch.

The Acropolis.

You’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments.

You will see Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, 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. 

The tour ends at the Acropolis.  

What's included

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

What's excluded

  • Entrance fees: please advise the "Important Information" section about the costs. We offer free skip-the-line service by which we purchase the tickets in advance in order to save you time and avoid lining up at the cashier of each archaeological site you visit. This service is provided at no extra charge. The ticket costs will be owed to our staff before the tour begins. 
  • 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 *
  • Temple of Zeus - 8 € / 4 € 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 
  • 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.
  • Total walking time: 45 minutes.
  • 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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