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Acropolis of Athens Tour

Highlights
  • Explore the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a local guide
  • See the Theatre of Dionysus, Parthenon, and the Temple of Athena Nike
  • Learn about ancient Greek history, mythology, drama, and lifestyles
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Acropolis of Athens Tour
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Overview

It is, of course, possible to explore the ruins of the Acropolis independently. But without an understanding of ancient Greek religion, culture, and history, it can be tough to tell exactly what you’re looking at—let alone what it all means. This guided walking tour takes the confusion out of the Acropolis and leaves you free to continue exploring once you’re done.

What to Expect

Greet your guide in Central Athens and then stroll to the Acropolis, pay your entrance fee, and head inside. Enter through the south side, stopping at the Theatre of Dionysus and the Sanctuary of Dionysus.

Inside the ancient citadel, ascend the sacred hill. Your guide will explain the names and meaning of sights like the Parthenon, with its missing marbles; the Temple of Athena Nike; the Erechtheion; and the Propylaea gateway. 

At the summit, savor sweeping views of the modern city as your guide points out surrounding monuments, including Areopagus hill and the ancient agora, a meeting place that was once the beating heart of ancient Athens. The tour concludes here, leaving you free to explore at your leisure or make your own way back to your hotel.

Reviews (92)
1 - 5 of 51 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Excellent tour

The first thing that was impressive was that our guide is a archeologist that fell in love the first time he saw the Acropolis when he was a kid and decided to learn all he could. He was a wealth of information. He also did...More

Thank glennz882
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Guide!!

We had a great guide - she was very informative and knowledgeable. She did a great job explaining the site and the history.

Thank Road65486
Reviewed 4 days ago
Just what we wanted

We had an excellent guide with Anna and a small group for the early morning tour. She took time to get to know us and guided us gently up the slope explaining the details and significance of the sights on the route. We felt that...More

Thank Timhodsman
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Guide, Great Time!

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour lasted just over an hour and a half. Had a smaller group for the tour (under 20 people) and it was the perfect length of a tour. Was able to walk around more after our tour...More

Thank Wanderer757543
Reviewed 1 week ago
Knowledgeable Guide

Our guide Aris was very knowledgeable and did a good job explaining things and pointing out interesting details as we hiked up to the top of the Acopolis. Rating it as 4 stars because I thought tour was a bit overpriced and not a great...More

Thank jbr719
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90 minutes with the guide, but you can stay on the grounds as long as you like afterwards. It was just the right amount of time and a small group.
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