- Local licensed English-speaking guide
- Skip-the-line service, immediate access to the Acropolis
- Athens guide magazine
- Athens map
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Food and beverages
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
What You Will See and Do
Discover the cradle of Western civilization on a guided visit to the Acropolis of Athens, the most important Greek monument. Let your licensed, local guide captivate you with the most wondrous tales of Greek mythology. Learn about the origin of words like panic and pandemic, and names like Europe, Athens, or Daphne, and be amazed by their true significance, and the marvelous myths connected with them. Surprise yourself with details about the roots of phrases and words you use every day, deriving from Greek mythology. Be inspired by ancient monuments coming to life, acquiring context and meaning you would never have guessed.
You will be taken onto the Hill of Pnyx, discovering the reason why it is the actual birthplace of the democratic governing system, and the power of the majority. Dive into ancient Greek mythology and let your guide captivate you with stories of love, revenge, infidelity, and passion. Learn about legendary disputes between Gods and humans, fate, and the afterlife.
Climb the sacred rock of Acropolis and admire the stunning architecture of the almost 2,500 years old Parthenon Temple, learn the importance of the Erechtheion Temple, and listen to vivid myths and capture storytelling on ancient Athens.
Let your eyes take in all the beauty and hear its historical echo through the centuries. Once on top, your guide will also show you significant spots of interest worth exploring, such as Mars Hill, Lycabettus Hill, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus, and the Anafiotika neighborhood. Let the muses whisper in your ear musical tales of creativity and inspiration. Welcome to Athens, the mythology queen.
Skip-the-Line-Access: The Acropolis
Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee and the ticket costs will be owed via cash 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 (by showing ID or pass)
During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.