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

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Acropolis Guided Tour with Entry 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.
  • The attraction is wheelchair accessible with appropriate wheelchair routes and elevator facilities.
  • 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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  • 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
  • English audio guide

Athens Acropolis & Parthenon

  • Access to Acropolis site & Parthenon
  • Audio guide for Athens city (optional)

Exclusions

  • Guided tour

Acropolis Museum

  • All packages and backpacks must be deposited in the cloakroom on the ground floor of the museum.
  • The attraction is wheelchair accessible with appropriate routes and elevator facilities.

Athens Acropolis & Parthenon

  • The following museum services/facilities will no longer be offered to visitors until further notice: Family backpacks, baby strollers, 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 + Acropolis Museum Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

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  • Beat the crowds with a walking tour of Athens' crown jewel, the Acropolis, and delve deeper at the Acropolis Museum with an expert guide.
  • Go beyond the guidebooks with expert insights on the Acropolis and its treasures. Learn the stories behind the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and more.
  • Pass along exciting sites like the Theater of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, The Temple of Asclepius, and more.
  • Explore the Acropolis Museum's modern halls, and see artifacts unearthed from beneath your feet through the captivating glass floors.
  • Enjoy the tranquility of the Acropolis bathed in the soft morning light and avoid the afternoon crowds with an early morning tour.

Inclusions

  • 4-hour guided walking tour of Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
  • English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to Acropolis Parthenon
  • Skip-the-line entry to Acropolis Museum
  • Whisper audio set with earphones
  • Tip: Don't miss the Caryatid Porch at the museum, a captivating display of six female statues that once supported the roof of the Erechtheion.
  • This experience is accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers with the availability of additional routes and facilities.
  • Due to Greek Orthodox Good Friday observances, archaeological sites will have adjusted opening hours. Specifically, on Good Friday (3rd May 2024), sites will be open from noon until 6:00 pm. Orthodox Holy Saturday (4th May 2024) hours will be from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Early Access Guided Tour of Acropolis & Old Town with Entry Tickets

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  • Dip into the rich history of Athens as you explore historical monuments of international importance along with an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Beat the winding queues with the early access and skip-the-line tickets option and take Instagram-worthy pictures of the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion, amongst others.
  • Witness other significant sights such as the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens and the picturesque district of Plaka for its architecture.
  • Discover the Bathhouse of the Winds - the only surviving public bath from the 16th century
  • Wrap up your tour with leisure time at a flea market, where you can delight in local cuisine, textiles, souvenirs, and more.

Inclusions

  • Old Town & Plaka Neighborhood guided walking tour
  • Entry to Acropolis
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Whisper audio device
  • Tip: Try a new Greek snack at the Monastiraki Market. From fresh olives, nuts, and traditional koulouri (sesame bread ring) – you'll find a variety of flavors at the street vendor stalls.
  • This experience is accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers with the availability of additional routes and facilities.
  • Your tour guide will use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) and their temperature/wellness will be monitored daily.
  • Whisper audio devices will be given to all travelers to keep social distance guidelines sanitized thoroughly by our staff and inside the charging cases with UVC lights.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Acropolis & 6 Archaeological Sites Multipass + Acropolis Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • Save some bucks with this convenient combo, granting access to the Acropolis, 6 other archaeological sites, and skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis Museum.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Athens as you stroll through the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, including the Parthenon, a symbol of democracy.
  • Explore 6 iconic sites like the Stoa of Attalos, one of the largest shopping centers in the ancient world, and the majestic Temple of Olympian Zeus.
  • Bid adieu to long lines as you get skip-the-line access to the Acropolis Museum and discover Greece's rich archaeological discoveries from the Sacred Rock.
  • Delve deep into the past with your audio guide and explore the underground excavation site below the museum that was once home to an ancient neighborhood.

Inclusions

Acropolis + 6 Archaeological Sites

  • Timed entry tickets to Acropolis Hill
  • Entry to 6 archaeological sites: Ancient Agora, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Aristotle's School [Lyceum], Olympieion, Roman Agora

Acropolis Museum

  • Skip-the-line entry to Acropolis Museum
  • Admission to the underground excavation of an ancient neighborhood city
  • Audio guide in English

Acropolis + 6 Archaeological Sites

  • Tip: Try to visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and also to enjoy the sites in the soft morning or evening light.
  • This experience is accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers with the availability of additional routes and facilities.
  • Note: The multi-site adult ticket allows one entrance to each site and is valid over 5 consecutive days from the day it's redeemed.

Acropolis Museum

  • Tip: Don't forget to check out the museum's cafe for some refreshments and a chance to relax your feet.
  • Carry your earphones for the audio guide.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • This experience is accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers with the availability of additional routes and facilities.
  • All luggage and backpacks must be deposited in the cloakroom.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo: Acropolis + Acropolis Museum + Temple of Poseidon Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

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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

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  • 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.
  • This tour is wheelchair, pram/stroller accessible with appropriate wheelchair routes and elevator facility to get to the top of Acropolis.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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?

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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.