Sites viewed and visited:
- The House of Parliament with the tomb to the unknown soldier, where you will have the opportunity to see the changing of the guards
- A short guided tour at the Syntagma Metro Station displays
- The Zappeion Hall
- The Zeus Temple
- The Hadrian's Arch
- The Theater of Dionysus
- The Acropolis of Athens with all its monuments such as the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, the Agrippa monument and the Nike Temple.
- Herodion, Filopappos Hill, Mars Hill, Ancient Agora and many more
The Essential City Tour
Meet with your expert licensed private guide in the heart of Athens, Syntagma square
and start with a brief look at a lovely collection of archaeological findings
dating from classical times and discovered during excavations in the area. Continue to the elegant House of Parliament
to watch the Change of Guards
done by the famous Evzones
, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
. Walk through the cool and shady National Garden
, the former Queen Amalia’s Garden and admire the neoclassical architecture of Zappeion Hall
. Learn about the first Olympic Games
of modern times and about prominent figures of Athens recent history. Visit the Zeus Temple
and Hadrian’s Arch
from the Roman Era
. Walk along the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou
walkway until you reach the side entrance to the Acropolis
Continue to the Acropolis
by entering the site from the south slope, in order to visit the first theater of antiquity the Dionysus theater
and to avoid the crowds. On your way to the Unesco-listed admirable Acropolis monuments
, see the Philopappos
hill monument and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus
. Marvel the ancient beautiful constructions of the Acropolis
: the Temple of Athena Nike
, the Propylaea
gateway, the Erechtheion
and focus on the astonishing Parthenon
. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with plenty of information and uncover fascinating facts about the construction and history of the monuments. The unique, beautiful view of the city of Athens, including the Mars hill, the Ancient Agora
and the Temple of Hephaestus
, will capture your heart and mind, same as you will capture them on camera. Your tour will be concluded on the Acropolis
, allowing you all the free time you’d like for further exploration on your own.
Our recommendation is
the Syntagma Metro Station
, because we believe it is the right and most convenient spot for the route of the tour! The meeting point is next to the ticket validating machines, underneath the hanging clock. Your tour guide or office representative will be holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign to identify them.
Ask us for pick up from your hotel! Some, but not all hotels are conveniently located within the route of the tour and in this case, our guide will gladly meet you at your hotel lobby and start your tour from there.View the map
Prices start from 30 €
per adult. It depends on your group size. VIEW OUR PRICES
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
For more information on discounts & special rates please read the FAQ ABOUT AWT
- Local Licensed Guide
- Private tour
- Athens Guide magazine
- Athens Map
- Entrance tickets (approx. 26 €)
- Hotel pick up and drop off (unless agreed)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability .During winter (November 1 to March 31) the latest starting time for tours will be 12:30 pm due to earlier closing hours of the archaeological sites and museums
You can present either a printed paper or an electronic voucher for this.
Entrance tickets for all places we visit during the Private Acropolis & City Tour (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
Note: If you intend to stay longer in town and want to visit more places then, there is a combo ticket available at 30 Euro which allows you to visit 7 places ( the Αcropolis with all its monuments, Dionysus Theater, Zeus Temple, the Ancient Agora & the Attalos Museum, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Forum, the Kerameikos with its wonderful Museum and Aristotle’s Lyceum) within a 5 days time span.
- 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
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.