- Round trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus and back
- Acropolis guided tour
- Acropolis Museum guided tour
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Athens Guide magazine
- Athens map
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
- Entrance tickets to the Acropolis and museum
What You Will See and Do
The Ideal Combination Tour
See city center sights including two top sights in just a few hours. At the Acropolis of Athens, you’ll explore the graceful and enduring Parthenon which is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Then, you’ll dive deeper into its worldly significance at the Acropolis Museum where marble masterpieces from the Acropolis tell a compelling story on their own.
The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards.
Next, our guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you walk towards the Acropolis through the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou.
Skip-the-Line-Access: The Acropolis
Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee and the ticket costs will be owed to the tour guide before the tour begins. We save you time by buying entrance tickets in advance so you can skip the lines. This service is provided at no extra cost. Note that children under 18 years old have free admission to the Acropolis and all the archaeological sites.
Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll encounter the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for photos.
During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of its historic monuments including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, and other significant sights including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens, and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.
NOTE: After the first part of the tour ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting for the Acropolis Museum Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum at approximately 13:45 (1:45 pm). There will be no time for a leisurely lunch.
Top Museum of the World: Acropolis Museum
Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach. Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout. Panoramic views top the experience.
The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 (3:00 pm).