|Small Group of max: 18 people||Duration: 3 hrs & 15min|
|Tour Type: Cultural, Historical ||Food & Drinks: Not Included|
|Activity Level: Moderate||Price: 69 € per person|
Thinking of What to Do in Athens?
Whether it is your first time to Athens and the Acropolis or the first of many, this ingenious structure will never cease to take your breath away upon first glance. But Athens is not just the Acropolis, it is a thriving modern metropolis with much to explore.
On this comprehensive tour of Athens you will discover the most important landmarks and sights of the historical city center of Athens combined with a grand tour of the magnificent Acropolis and it’s exquisite monuments where your guide will explain the history of how the Parthenon and other Acropolis monuments were conceived and built, by whom and why.
The Essential Athens Tour
The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where you will visit the metro Museum (in 10 minutes) with very interesting archaeological artifacts from the daily life of Ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. You will then continue on to the House of the Greek Parliament
, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier
and watch the changing of the guards
The City Tour
Afterwards you will head towards the National Gardens and the beautiful example of neoclassical architectural design Zappeion Hall
, a building used for official meetings and events. From this vantage point you will see the remaining colossal columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus
, that have survived thousands of years of theft and pillaging, and Hadrian’s Arch
both of which you will visit.
We will reach the Acropolis from the southern slope to avoid the crowds who usually choose the western slope and to also visit the Dionysus Theatre
, the most significant theatre of its kind in Europe, where the first performance was held 2500 years ago.
Mounting the Sacred Hill of the Acropolis
As we begin our ascent we will marvel at the spectacular views of the city below as your guide begins to give you a detailed explanation of the Acropolis monuments such as the Parthenon
, Nike Temple
and the surrounding monuments as well as the hills of Philopappos
, the Observatory
, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus
and the Ancient Agora
Time for exploring and picture taking at the Acropolis and Athens' old town, the Plaka, will be provided after your Acropolis tour.
Back to the Port of Piraeus and your ship
Your transfer will depart at 3:50 pm
from Alpha Bank
, at the beginning of the pedestrian Walkway of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, next to Melina's statue across Hadrian’s Arch.
If for any reason you miss the return transfer, you will have to return to the port of Piraeus with your own means.
per adult61 €
per student61 €
per teenager (12-17 yrs)44 €
per child (6-11 yrs)FREE
for infants (0-5 yrs)
Entrance tickets (26 € / adult) are not included
in the tour's fee. Teenagers and children are free of charge and students are entitled to reduced tickets.
We usually buy the tickets for you in advance, in order not to line up. Please make sure you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets.
- Discount Code for Second Tour (SNDT): 5% discount for booking a second tour
- Discount Code for Families & Groups (FMD): 5% discount to families/groups with 4 or more paying members
- Discount Code for Groups with Second Tour (SNDT+4): 10% discount to families or groups (4 or more paying members) booking more than one tours
For more information on discounts & special rates please read the FAQ ABOUT AWT
- Pick up service at Port of Piraeus
- Round trip transfer from Piraeus Port and back
- Acropolis guided tour
- Free time in Plaka
- Acropolis visit
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Athens Guide magazine
- Athens Map
- Food & drinks
- Gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost
- Entrance tickets
Admission fees for all places we visit during the Acropolis, City tour & free time in Plaka with Transfer (Parthenon, Nike temple, Propylea, Erechtheion, Dionysus Theatre and Temple of Zeus) are not included
in the tour's price.
Entrance Ticket PricesFrom April 01 to October 31, 2016
From November 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017
- Free for children up to 18 years old and students from EU countries (with current student ID)
- 50% Discount for students outside the EU (with current student ID)
- 26 € for the adults, covering all the sites that will be visited
Reduced prices will apply; for more information on discounts and Entrance Fees to the Archaeological Sites and Museums please click here
We usually buy the tickets for you in advance, in order not to line up. Please make sure that you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets.
Prices of the entrance tickets are subject to changes without prior notice.
When is the Entrance to the Athens Acropolis Free?
When is the Acropolis Open?
When is the Acropolis Closed?
We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but opening times might change without any prior notification. We assume no responsibility for changes or errors. Please call Acropolis Archaeological site to confirm at +30 210 3214172.