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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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One for all you history buffs! Discover Athens' ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with an expert local guide! Venture inside the ancient Acropolis of Athens — a UNESCO World Heritage site — and discover just how this ancient monument towers above the city below. You'll also see such sites as the Greek Parliament House and Syntagma Square in the heart of central Athens. All entrance fees are at your own expense.
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You'll start at
Syntagma
Athens 105 57, GreeceMEETING TIME: 15 minutes prior to tour departure time DURATION: 3 hours & 30 min MEETING POINT: Inside the Syntagma metro station Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours 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 given tour departure time.
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  • 1
    Syntagma Station
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Hellenic Parliament
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Change of Guards
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    Pass by National Garden
    Pass by Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center
  • 4
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Theater of Dionysus
    Stop: 15 minutes -
  • 7
    Herod Atticus Odeon
    Stop: 10 minutes -
    Pass by Propylaea
    Pass by Temple of Athena Nike
  • 8
    Parthenon
    Stop: 20 minutes -
You'll end at
Temple of Athena Nike
Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece
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Highlights
  • See the highlights of the Acropolis slopes in Athens on a walking tour
  • Navigate the sights with a guide so you don’t miss must-sees or details
  • Learn the history of Syntagma Square, Dionysus Theatre, and more
  • Limited to nine people, with Acropolis entry at own expense
What to Expect
Greet your guide in Central Athens and stop to see the ancient artifacts displayed at Syntagma Square metro station. View the treasures, including an ancient beehive and tombstones, and learn how they were unearthed during construction work here. Walk on to Greece’s Parliament building to admire its exterior, as your guide explains its former use as a royal palace, and then delve into historical Athens. Stroll along streets lined with stately buildings and see antiquities, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, before hitting pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou Street to explore the Acropolis’ slopes. Gaze up at the Acropolis’ temples, including the Parthenon, and pass the Theatre of Dionysus, Philopappou Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Mars Hill. Here, admire the panoramas over Athens, as you learn how St. Paul once preached from the rocks. Your tour concludes at the Acropolis summit.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Syntagma, Athens 105 57, Greece
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece
Inclusions
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited payable in cash on the day of the tour
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the tour itinerary may be subject to change
  • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BABY STROLLERS: Please have in mind that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis, archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We are so pleased to have selected Athens Walking Tours for our tour of Athens city center and the Acropolis. Our tour guide Kimon was fantastic from start to finish, taking care to explain at a comfortable pace and with the perfect amount of details. We came away from the tour
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 3 days ago
What a wonderful comment, we appreciate it! We are very pleased to receive such reviews, since our aim is to offer you the best memories from Athens! Kimon is an excellent guide who loves his job!
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We really enjoyed our tour with Katerina. As an archeologist, she had such a great understanding of the history of the area as well as archeological digs that have happened in and around Greece. She was witty and fascinating and her story about her dig at Akrotiri in Santorini
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 5 days ago
What a wonderful review, thank you! It is our goal, to offer you unique, informative and fun tours. We are glad you had such a great experience in your tour with Katerina! She is amazing!
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The tour was pleasant however our guide was rather general and didn't explain anything in detail. Nevertheless, she managed to keep my daughter interested and this was good enough to let me enjoy the Acropolis.
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your review. We believe that we deserve an extra star for keeping your daughter interested :). Nevertheless, we appreciate and value your feedback and would like to inform you that our tours are designed to include everyone regardless of their history knowledge level. We hope that you had a nice overall experience.
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Guide was very nice and seemed very knowledgeable, but her explanations and stories were, at least for me, too superficial and far in-between. I believe this was a conscious decision by the tour organizers, which I found regrettable, especially considering the steep price.
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are happy that you found your guide nice and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, we couldn't crosscheck your information in order to know which guided tour you joined. In any case, we would like to inform you that all of our guides are graduates of the Tourιst Guides School, licensed by the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the majority of them are also university graduates and have degrees in History, Archaeology, etc.. To deliver the best tour in town they present all the historical facts and mythological stories related to the attraction. We know that sometimes some stories sound superficial and far in-between but that's the reason why it's called mythology. And it is a basic component of Greek Ancient history. We would like to thank one more time for joining Athens Walking Tours!
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We had a great time on this tour and felt like it covered many of the main historical sites we wanted to visit.
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Thank you for your comment, we are glad you enjoyed your tour!
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Dyl2013
61
Great guide!
Loads of information given by our brilliant guide. Not rushed, no crowds or queues and well worth the money.
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greatescaper5
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
11041
Highlight of the trip
We had a great day tasting all sorts of food and drinks! We had a group of 8 4 adults and 4 teens. Everyone
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Rennyla
10045
Covered so much!
This was a good way to see the major highlights of Athens with informative details. Our guide, Natalia, did a
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jorge k
60
KIMON the best guide that i have ever seen
we spent a very nice day with our guide KIMON who is a grate guide it was wonderfull to go with him we were so
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Mark B
20
The Perfect Athens Tour
We are so pleased to have selected Athens Walking Tours for our tour of Athens city center and the Acropolis. Our
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Chiara
10
walking tour in the Acropolis
We were a small group and the visit lasted an hour and a half. The guide, Eli , was really good and so nice,
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Msteiner
20
Katerina was the best!
We really enjoyed our tour with Katerina. As an archeologist, she had such a great understanding of the history of
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103julie8888
Wiesbaden, Germany
61
The Best Guide!
Loved this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We feel like we learned SO MUCH about the history of
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103julie8888
Wiesbaden, Germany
61
Highly Recommend this Food Tour
This was a FANTASTIC tour with Rena! My husband and I had such a great time with her. We definitely saw and went
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Linda M
20
Athens Small Group Tasting and Walking Tour
I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide seemed knowledgeable and personable. I would highly recommend.
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