The Acropolis, the landmark of Greece!
You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as 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 Odeon of Herodes Atticus
, the Observatory
as well as the Philopappos
, Mars Hill
, and Pnyx Hill
Time for exploring and picture taking at the Acropolis will be provided after your Acropolis tour. Then you will walk with your tour guide to the Ancient Agora. On the way and before you start the guided tour in the Ancient Agora at about 13:30 (1:30 pm), you will have time to get a sandwich or a drink.
The Ancient Agora - the heart of the Ancient City!
After your Acropolis tour you will have a short break to get a snack or beverage, as the tour schedule does not include time for a leisure lunch. You will then walk down to the Ancient Agora
which was the commercial, political, and financial center of Ancient Athens. The walk through the monuments will offer you the sense of traveling back in time. You will visit the Hephaestus Temple
- the best preserved Greek Temple from the 5th century BC, and you will see the wonderful church of the 12 Apostles
, the Temple of Apollo Patroos
, the Stoa of Zeus
, the Altar of Zeus
, and with your knowledgeable and professional guide the ancient stones will come alive. The Ancient Agora is the place where Socrates
and many world renowned philosophers walked and taught. Your licensed guide will then take you to the Attalos Museum
which is worthwhile visiting as it houses artifacts of great historical value such as the ID’s of the ancient Greeks, and the original measures and weights for the Market inspectors.
The tour ends at the Ancient Agora at approx. 15:00 (3 pm).
Would you like to have a meal after your tour?
Your Athens Walking Tours guide holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will pick you up from the "FRESKO" Yogurt Bar
located on 3, Dionysiou Areopagitou st. which is at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway that takes you from Hadrian's Arch to the Acropolis.
Please be at the meeting point at 11:15 am.
This tour is a part of the tour "City Tour & Acropolis" which starts earlier. Our guide with his/her group will come to the meeting point between 11:15 am and 11:30 am the latest; she or he will be holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign.OUR TIP
: While waiting for your guide at "FRESKO" it is a good idea to enjoy a fresh authentic Greek yogurt with honey or spoon sweet. It’s a tasty and healthy delicacy and the right refreshment before going up to the Acropolis.
*On Good Friday (Greek Orthodox Easter) our tour starts at 12:15 pm (not 11:15 am).See pictures of the meeting point
Adults: 49 €
Students: 45 €
(please hold your valid ID card)
Teenagers (12-17 yrs): 45 €
Children (6-11 yrs): 20 €
Infants (0-5 yrs): FREE
Entrance tickets (28 € / 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
- On Good Friday (Greek Orthodox Easter) our tour starts at 12:15 pm.
- Our tours take place in all weather, rain or shine.
Admission fees for all places we visit during the Acropolis, Ancient Agora and the Attalos Museum (Parthenon, Nike temple, Propylea, Erechtheion, Dionysus Theatre, Ancient Agora and Attalos Museum) are not included
in the tour's price.
Entrance Ticket PricesFrom 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 Acropolis and the Ancient Agora Free?
When is the Acropolis Open?
When is the Ancient Agora Open?
When is the Acropolis and the Ancient Agora 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.