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Acropolis of Athens Walking Tour with Optional New Acropolis Museum Visit

Shared Day Tour From Athens
Behold the beginnings of Western civilization with an experienced archaeologist on a 4-hour walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Unparalleled history unfolds as you stroll by the Parthenon and other monuments of the Acropolis of Athens; visit the New Acropolis Museum to gawk at ancient statues.

 

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure time: 9:00
  • Travel Style: Cultural, History
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Days of operation : Daily
  • Free Cancellation up to 48hrs

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient monuments of the Acropolis in Athens
  • Skip the lines - We buy your entrance tickets in advance so you skip the lines.
  • See the crowning glory of the Parthenon
  • Wander the galleries of the state-of-the-art New Acropolis Museum
  • Discover the first theater of humanity at the ancient Theater of Dionysus
  • Admire the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheion

Inclusions

  • Meeting in location: Acropolis Metro Station Ticket Level
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Entrance fees payable by cash directly to the tour guide on the day of the tour.

Covid-19 Measures

  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Starting Points

What to expect

Explore the history of Athens on a walking tour. Start at the city’s most monumental site, the iconic Acropolis. Admire the astonishing collection of sculptures that describe more than 2,500 years of history, from the glorious first theater of humanity at the Theater of Dionysus, to the healing Temple of Asclepius, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

See the Temple of Athena Nike (Temple of Wingless Victory), the gateway of the Propylaea, the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheion, and the crowning glory of the Parthenon.

Your licensed guide will explain the roles the various monuments played at the center of classical civilization in the western hemisphere, before taking you to the new state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum, where relics from Ancient Greece await your discovery in spectacular displays.

Start with magnificent Acropolis monuments and walk around the iconic Parthenon. You enter through the South Slopes and on the way up on your right hand you admire the the Ancient Theater of Dionysus. Be part of the theater’s spectators and listen the stories and descriptions of your archaeologist guide. Walk up and pass by the concert hall of Herodes Atticus still used today from Modern Athenians as a music hall. Walk under the Propylaia Gates and admire the astonishing Parthenon temple.

Make you way down hill and walk in the new state of the art Acropolis museum designed by the famous architect Bernard Tschumi. Explore the world heritage galleries and walk over the glass floors looking down to the ruins and buildings of Ancient Athens city.

Map

FAQ

How will I recognize our tour escort?

Your tour escort shall hold Athens Walks  signage at the pick up point.

What do I need to bring with me on the tour?

Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and comfortable clothes during summer months & warm clothes and waterproof jacket during winter months. Have your ticket (electronic or printed) with you & your ID/PASSPORT (or copy).