The visit inside the Acropolis on top of which stands the wonderful Athena Temple
, the Parthenon
and the fabulous Acropolis Museum
a modern architectural monument where the masterpieces of the Parthenon
are displayed are a “must“ visit. Let your your friendly, knowledgeable and helpful guide reveal to you the beauty of our city! Let the Myths, the history and the culture of Athens come alive during this fascinating journey in history.Sites viewed and visited:
The Essential City Tour
- 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 Acropolis Museum
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.
The Acropolis Tour
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.
Time for exploring and picture taking at the Acropolis will be provided after your Acropolis tour and also a short break for a snack or a drink.
After having admired one of the most famous sites in the world you can continue your tour to the Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum - The Definite Must Visit
The New Acropolis Museum was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in co-operation with the Greek architect Michalis Photiadis. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors. The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts.
The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum.
Prices start from 55 €
per adult. It depends on your group size. VIEW OUR PRICES
Entrance tickets (31 € / adult) are not included
in the tour's fee. Teenagers and children are entitled to reduced tickets (please see Entrance Fees' section).
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.Discounts
- 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
- Entrance tickets
- 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
- On Good Friday (Greek Orthodox Easter) our tour starts at 10:30 am (not 09:30 am).
- The tours do not take place on the 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.
- The Museum is open daily (Monday to Sunday).
Admission fees for all places we visit during the Acropolis, City Tour & Acropolis Museum Tour (Parthenon, Nike temple, Propylea, Erechtheion, Dionysus Theatre, Temple of Zeus and Acropolis Museum) are not included
in the tour's price.Entrance Ticket Prices
From November 1 to March 31
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 Entrance to the Acropolis Museum Free?
When is the Acropolis Open?When is the Acropolis Closed?When is the Acropolis Museum Open?When is the Acropolis Museum 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.