Athens Acropolis Tours | Discover this UNESCO World Heritage site with an expert guide

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Acropolis Guided Tour with Fast Access Tickets

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  • The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments represent the classical civilization bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world!
  • On this guided walking tour, you'll get a sense of this historic city as your licensed English-speaking archeologist guide shares intriguing intel about each highlight.
  • Walk past an astounding collection of sculptures that represent over 2,500 years' worth of history.
  • Stand at the Parthenon, the most important temple of the Acropolis, and peer down at Athens from this unique vantage point.
  • Gasp at the world's first theater, the Theater of Dionysus, the Healing Temple of Asclepius, the Temple of Athena Nike, the gateway to the Propylaeum, and more.
  • At the Erechtheum, you'll notice the remains of the Porch of the Caryatids and the only remaining six Caryatids that support the roof.

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  • Small group private experience
  • English-speaking professional and licensed guide
  • Access to Acropolis, Parthenon
  • Access to the Theater of Dionysus
  • Access to Herod Atticus Odeon
  • Tip: Visit post 1pm for the best chance of minimal or no waiting time at the security check.
  • Please Note: Your ticket allows you to skip the 'ticket' line and not security lines.
  • This attraction is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Infants must sit on laps. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please bring a passport, ID cards, or student cards. The ticket includes all parts of the attraction.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Acropolis Parthenon + Acropolis Museum Tickets

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  • With this combo ticket to Acropolis Museum & Athens Acropolis & Parthenon, skip the lines and see Athens’ archeological discoveries while you save money!
  • Acropolis Museum sits in a famous neighborhood of ancient Greece. Walk past exciting cultural exhibits and classical masterpieces.
  • Don’t miss the fascinating excavation site that lies below the museum, believed to have been an active community consisting of sea streets, houses, and shops.
  • Tour the most famous galleries at Acropolis, including the Archaic Gallery and the Parthenon Gallery.
  • Enter the famous temples of Parthenon, Athena Nike, and Erechtheion and explore the Athenian remnants.
  • Visit the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, considered to be one of the best open-air theaters in the world.

Inclusions

Acropolis Museum

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis Museum
  • Entry to the underground excavation site

**Athens Acropolis & Parthenon **

  • Access to Acropolis site & Parthenon

Exclusions

  • Guided tour

Acropolis Museum

  • All packages and backpacks must be deposited in the cloakroom on the ground floor of the museum.

Athens Acropolis & Parthenon

  • The following museum services/facilities will no longer be offered to visitors until further notice: Family backpacks, baby strollers, wheelchairs, Reading Lounge on the second floor, and Parent’s Room on the first floor.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo: Acropolis Parthenon + Acropolis Museum Guided Tour with Tickets

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  • Set off on a leisurely walking tour through the world-famous excavation site of Acropolis with an expert English-speaking guide by your side.
  • As you walk past the citadel's ruins, you'll learn fascinating facts and excavation details about the Acropolis.
  • Pass along exciting sites like the Theater of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, The Temple of Asclepius, and more.
  • Visit the most important temple at the site, the Parthenon, and admire remarkable panoramic views of Athens from here.
  • Head indoors to the Acropolis Museum and walk through a host of galleries that boast statues and relics from ancient Greece.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Acropolis Parthenon with entry
  • Guided tour of Acropolis Museum with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Tip: Aim to get here at least half an hour before opening time in order to avoid the tourist crowd.
  • Please Note: Your ticket allows you to skip the 'ticket' line and not security lines.
  • This tour takes place in English.
  • This attraction is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Please bring a passport, ID cards or student cards. The ticket includes all parts of the attraction.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Acropolis Parthenon & Ancient Agora Guided Tour

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  • Head to the Acropolis of Athens, an enduring symbol of ancient Greek, with an expert English-speaking tour guide.
  • Explore the various temples in the citadel like the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion.
  • With a group of 22 people or less, you'll get to interact closely with the tour guide as they regale stories about Athens.
  • Stroll around Plaka, a historical district giving a glimpse of the rich Athenian culture.
  • Find rare-known spots in the little alleys of Plaka with your guide.
  • End your tour at Monastiraki Square and head to the flea market or quaint cafes at your own pace.

Inclusions

  • Acropolis and Old Athens Tour
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Entry to the Acropolis & Parthenon
  • Acropolis Entrance fees
  • Audio guide app
  • Whisper audio devices
  • Plaka neighborhood & Ancient Roman Agora visit
  • Visit to The Library of Hadrian, The Bathhouse of the Winds, & the Tower of the Winds
  • This experience can accommodate a maximum of 22 people in 1 group.
  • Please Note: Your ticket allows you to skip the 'ticket' line and not security lines.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable footwear as this tour involves a fair amount of walking.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Acropolis Parthenon, Acropolis Museum & Temple of Poseidon Full-Day Guided Tour

€88
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  • Enjoy a perfect overview of ancient and modern Greece with this full-day, guided tour from the Acropolis to Omonia Square.
  • Learn all about the world-famous archeological sites you visit with the help of your expert, English-speaking guide.
  • Enjoy photo-stop opportunities at the world’s first Olympic Games stadium, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, and much more..
  • Walk past Herodion and Dionysos Theater and get priority access to the Acropolis Museum.
  • Wonder at remarkable marble statues and other ancient artifacts at the Acropolis Museum - deemed to be one of the world’s best!
  • Relax and take in the remarkable sights of suburbian Athens on your scenic drive to Cape Sounion.

Inclusions

  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Full-day tour
  • Access to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon
  • Guided tour of UNESCO-listed Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum
  • Whisper audio devices
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • Round-trip hotel transfers (applies for centrally located selected hotels in Athens)
  • Greek lunch

Exclusions

  • Entry to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and Temple of Poseidon
  • Entry to the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaiko Stadium
  • Please Note: Your ticket allows you to skip the 'ticket' line and not security lines.
  • Note: entrance fees to the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and Temple of Poseidon is not included in this ticket and should be paid to the guide at the start of the tour.
  • Please note that a passport or ID card is required.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Athens + Acropolis Tickets

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  • Explore Athen's icons with this 2-day unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour.
  • Customize your itinerary and explore each stop at your own pace. The buses cover 35 stops across 4 different lines.
  • Access informative pre-recorded commentary available in 16 languages aboard the open-top buses.
  • Stay connected throughout your journey with complimentary Wi-Fi access.
  • Bypass the long ticket lines to enter the Acropolis with these entry tickets.
  • Discover iconic Athens landmarks including the Temple of Zeus and the Parthenon.

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HOHO bus tour

  • 2-day unlimited HOHO pass
  • Audio guide in Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese & Russian
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Free map of the city
  • Headphones

Acropolis Complex

  • Access to Acropolis site and Parthenon
  • Mobile audio guide (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry tickets to attractions other than Acropolis

Orange Line: Athens

  • First Bus: 8.30am from Syntagma Square, Old Parliament
  • Last Bus: 7.30am from Syntagma Square, Old Parliament
  • Frequency: every 15 mins
  • Popular Stops: Acropolis Museum, Temple of the Olympian, Panathenaic Stadium

Blue Line: Piraeus

  • First Bus: 10.45am from Acropolis
  • Last Bus: 5.45pm from Acropolis
  • Frequency: approx 2 hours
  • Popular Stops: Planetarium, Piraeus

Yellow Line: Glyfada

  • First Bus: 10am from Acropolis
  • Last Bus: 7.10pm from Acropolis
  • Frequency: approx 1-2 hours
  • Popular Stops: Kosmas Beach, Glyfada Beach

Green Line: Vouliagmeni

  • First Bus: 10.38am from Divani Apollon
  • Last Bus: 6:20pm from Voula Park
  • Frequency: approx 1-2 hours
  • Popular Stops: Astir Beach, Kavouri Beach

Please click here for the detailed route map and boarding points and here for the detailed timetable.

HOHO bus tour

  • Tip: If you wish to visit Acropolis during your HOHO tour, then use the Blue Line.
  • Disabled guests are welcome as the buses are wheelchair accessible.
  • Note that from Jan to Mar, Yellow and Green Lines are closed.
  • Children aged 5 and under can travel for free.

Acropolis

  • Tip: The Acropolis complex attracts tourists from all around the globe and gets crowded during peak hours. It's recommended that you visit early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid large crowds and enjoy a more tranquil visit.
  • Please Note: Your ticket allows you to skip the 'ticket' line and not security lines.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
AcropolisGuided Tours

One of the world’s most popular tourist attractions, the Acropolis of Athens is testament to the rich history, culture, art, and architecture of Ancient Greece. Built atop a rocky hill, it comprises the ruins of several historical monuments and structures, primarily from the 5th century BCE. Over the centuries, it has endured many natural and manmade challenges like earthquakes and invasions, and has served as a citadel, place of worship, royal residence, and administrative building. Read on to know how a guided Acropolis tour can help you best explore this architectural and archaeological marvel.

Why take an Acropolis tour?

Acropolis tours

Which Acropolis tour is best for you?

Guided tours with skip-the-line access

Suited for: Visitors who want to explore in-depth

Duration: 2 hours

Ticket price: from €51

  • Guided tours with skip-the-line access allow you to bypass long ticket queues and directly enter the Acropolis of Athens, giving you more time to explore it.
  • You will be accompanied by an expert English-speaking tour guide, who will enrich your experience by sharing interesting facts and details about the history and archaeology of the Acropolis of Athens.
  • With these guided Acropolis tour tickets, you can visit all the important landmarks at the site and enjoy a comprehensive experience.

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Acropolis Guided Tour with Fast Access Tickets

Combo guided tours

Suited for: Visitors who have limited time or are on a budget

Duration: 3 hours or more in total

Ticket price: from €36

  • Combo guided tours allow you to comprehensively explore multiple landmarks in Athens with one ticket, making them a cost-effective option. You also get an in-depth tour of these attractions, ensuring you don't miss out on any significant landmarks.
  • Depending on the combo guided tour you choose, you can visit other top attractions along with the Acropolis of Athens like the Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sunion.

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Highlights covered on your Acropolis tour

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Propylaea

Built between 437 BC and 432 BC, the Propylaea is the grand gateway to the Acropolis of Athens. It features six towering columns made of marble and limestone. It is an impressive and striking staircase that leads to the top of the Acropolis. Comprising two porticos on the east and west along with a central doorway in the front, the Propylaea is an architectural marvel with intricate details that add to the grandeur of the Acropolis.

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The Theatre of Dionysus

One of the oldest architectural complexes on the southern slope of the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus was built in the fourth century BC and is dedicated to Dionysus, the Greek God of wine and good times. The Greek tragedies of Euripides and Sophocles were performed at this sprawling theatre, which could accommodate almost 20,000 people making it the largest public space in the ancient city of Athens. It is believed that the government of Athens at the time also held several meetings at this iconic place.

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Erechtheion

Another temple dedicated to Greek gods and goddesses, the Erechtheion was named after Erechtheus, the mythical king. This ionic structure was built between 421 BC and 406 BC and shares ground with the Old Temple of Athena and Pandroseion. Do not miss the Caryatids – six female statues that support the roof of the temple. Located on the northern side of the Acropolis, the Erechtheion is believed to be the mastermind of architect Mnesicles and is a must-see on your visit to the ancient citadel.

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built in 162 AD as a theatre that could accommodate about 5,000 people. Located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis, this theatre was built by politician Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife Aspasia Annia Regilla. This massive structure is made entirely of stone and is still used as a venue for concerts and cultural events in Athens.

What to expect on an Acropolis tour?

Once you meet your tour guide and fellow tour group members at the Athens Acropolis entrance, you will be able to proceed directly inside the Acropolis site.

There, you will be taken throughout the vast complex and shown all the important points of interest like the Propylaea, the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, the Theatre of Dionysus, the Temple of Zeus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and more.

Your expert tour guide will also share interesting stories about the Acropolis of Athens and the myths associated with it, giving you a deep insight into the historical landmark.

The guided tour will help you explore this vast and iconic site more efficiently, and navigate it with ease.

Acropolis of Athens visitor tips

  • Book your Acropolis tour tickets online and in advance. Tickets get sold out quite fast since this is one of Greece's most popular tourist attractions.
  • Wear comfortable shoes with a firm grip because you’ll have to do a lot of walking on uneven terrain and slippery surfaces.
  • The Acropolis of Athens is wheelchair friendly. Guests who use wheelchairs or have mobility issues can access the site via the specially designed elevator and chairlift. Once at the site, they can use the two established routes to move around and explore the site.
  • Make sure you set aside at least 2 to 3 hours for your visit.
  • If you are carrying luggage or large backpacks, you must store them in the cloakroom with storage facility at the main entrance of the Acropolis of Athens.
  • Make sure you carry sunblock and protective clothing like hats or jackets because there’s no shade on the Acropolis slopes.

Frequently asked questions about Acropolis tours

Can I book an Acropolis tour?

Yes, you can book your Acropolis tours online.

How much does an Acropolis tour cost?

Acropolis tours start at €13.

What are the different types of Acropolis tours?

Visitors can choose between guided tours with priority access to the Acropolis of Athens or combo tours, where you can explore one or more other landmarks in Athens along with the Acropolis. You can also avail of the optional audio guide, which is available in 5 languages.

What does an Acropolis tour cover?

A guided Acropolis tour typically includes access to all sections of the site that are open to the public, such as the Propylaea, the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Zeus, the Theater of Dionysus, and more.

In what languages are the Acropolis guided tours available?

The Acropolis guided tours are available in 5 languages – English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

How many people can go on an Acropolis guided tour?

It depends on the type of Acropolis tour you book. The small group guided tour can accommodate up to 10 people while other guided tours can take as many as 25 guests.

Is booking an Acropolis tour worth it?

Yes. Taking an Acropolis tour is worth it because it’s the best way to explore this iconic architectural marvel and learn all about its history.

Do the Acropolis tours include skip the line access?

Yes, some of the Acropolis guided tours include skip the line access.

Can I cancel a booked Acropolis tour?

Depending on the experience you book, you can cancel a booked Acropolis tour up to 24 hours before the scheduled date and get a full refund.

How long does an Acropolis tour last?

Acropolis guided tours can be anywhere between 2 hours to 10 hours long, depending on the experience you choose.