The Essential City Tour
See the best of what Athens has to offer, with our world famous Athens Acropolis and city tour. This is a detailed guided tour that will take you through the historical part of the city, to the Acropolis of Athens and its famous monuments.
The Absolute Must Tour
This comprehensive city tour, will show you some of the most important landmarks and sights of the historical center of Athens but also a thorough visit to the Acropolis, where your guide will give you an in-depth guided tour of this world heritage site and its major breathtaking monuments all in one fascinating tour.
Walking Through Historical Athens
The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station
, where you will visit the metro Museum (in 10-15 minutes) with very interesting archaeological artifacts from the daily life of Ancient Athenians, 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.
Your tour continues towards the National Gardens
and onto the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall
, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Zeus Temple
and Hadrian’s Arch
, both of which you will have the opportunity to visit. From there you walk towards the Acropolis through the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou.
Your Acropolis Guided Your
You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary and Dionysus Theatre
built in the 5th century BC.
As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold.
Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion
, the Propylaia
, the Nike Temple
, the Agrippa monument
and the surrounding monuments such as the Herodes Atticus Odeon, the Ancient Agora, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos
and Pnyx Hills
The tour ends on the Acropolis where you will have plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the wonderful views down to the city of Athens.
Would you like to have a meal after your tour?
Would you like to add the Acropolis Museum visit to your tour?
Would you like to add the Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum to your tour?
Your Athens Walking Tours guide holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will be waiting for you INSIDE the Syntagma Metro Station one level down, by the ticket validating machines
, underneath the big central hanging clock. Please be at the meeting point by 09:15 because the tour starts at 09:30 am.
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per adult33 €
per student (please hold your valid ID card)33 €
per teenager (12-17 yrs) 22 €
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
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Food and beverages
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The tours do not take place on the following public Holidays: January 1st - New Year's Day, March 25th - National Holiday, April 14th - Greek Orthodox Good Friday (before 12:00), Αpril 16th - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday, May 1st - Labor Day, October 28th- National Holiday, December 25th & 26th - Christmas
- Our tours take place in all weather, rain or shine.
Admission fees for all places we visit during the Athens City Tour & Acropolis (Parthenon, Nike temple, Propylea, Erechtheion, Dionysus Theatre and Temple of Zeus) are not included
in the tour's price.
Entrance Ticket Prices
From November 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017
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.