- Local licensed guide
- Skip-the-line service
- Athens guide magazine
- Athens map
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and beverages
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
The Ideal Combination Tour!
See the city center including the three top sights in just a few hours. Among others, you will visit the remarkable temple of Zeus and at the Acropolis of Athens, you’ll explore the 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 tell a story on their own.
Athens City Tour
The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station where, together with your guide, you will “take a peek” at the life of the ancient and byzantine Athenians, while examining the ancient artifacts wonderfully displayed at the metro’s museum. Next, you’ll be initiated in the modern history of Greece, while observing the Changing of the Guards, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and the Greek Parliament.
Your walk will continue through the National Gardens and Zappeion Hall, to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympieion. Visit the former colossal temple, according to Vitruvius, one of the most famous marble buildings ever constructed. From Hadrian’s Arch, you’ll walk towards the Acropolis on the beautiful pedestrian walkway called Dionysiou Areopagitou.
Visit the most renowned monuments of the city, starting with the Dionysus Sanctuary and Theater, located at the south entrance of the site, at the foot of the majestic rock of the Acropolis of Athens.
While ascending the sacred hill of the ancient Athenians, your experienced guide, will provide you with ample information on all the significant monuments surrounding the Acropolis and you will have the opportunity to take perfect panoramic photos of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars and Pnyx.
You will then visit one by one all the admirable, eternal buildings of the Acropolis, among which, stand out the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea and the Nike Temple. Your guide will unravel the skein of time, offering you a journey in the mythology, the history and the architecture which resulted in the wondrous creations you see in front of you.
Birds-eye views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.
NOTE: After the first part of the tour, which ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting your guide 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).
Top Museum of the World: Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis Museum is another highlight of this tour, a perfect follow-up to actually exploring the sights at the Acropolis itself. Recognized as one of the top museums in the world, you’ll find yourself up close to the impressive marble masterpieces found on the Acropolis including dramatic sculptures and friezes that brilliantly define the Classical period of ancient Greece.
Wander among the wonderful ancient Acropolis artifacts, elegantly incorporated in the museum’s seamless modern lines and view masterpieces created during a wide time range, spreading from the Archaic period up to the time of the Roman empire.
For the first time, you will have the opportunity to view exhibits, such as the infamous Caryatids, from all sides as three-dimensional exhibits. The glass walls of the galleries allow the everchanging natural light to illuminate different aspects of the exhibits throughout the course of the day and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways.
Panoramic views top the experience.
The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 hours (3 pm).
Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee. We, however, offer free skip-the-line service by which we purchase the tickets in advance in order to save you time and avoid lining up at the cashier of each archeological site you visit. This service is provided at no extra charge. The ticket costs will be owed to our staff before the tour begins. Note that children and youths under 25 years old are entitled to reduced or free admission at the site, depending on age and nationality (a valid ID or passport is required for verification).
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