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Below you can find information for the reduced admission tickets to the Acropolis

Acropolis Northern and South Entrance

  • 10€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • 10€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 10€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with current student ID) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round 
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

Disclaimer: We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but opening hours and ticket prices might change without any prior notification. We assume no responsibility for changes or errors. For more information click here.

 

 

 

The Acropolis is open during the following hours:

Winter (November - March): 8 am – 5 pm
Last entrance 4.30 pm

Summer (April - October):  8 am - 7.30 pm
Last entrance to the Site at 7 pm


From the 1st pf September the following opening hours apply, due to a gradual reduction in the length of the day:
1st to 15th September 8 am - 7.30 pm, Last entrance to the Site at 7 pm
16th to 30th September 8 am - 7 pm, Last entrance to the Site at 6.30 pm
1st to 15th October 8 am- 6.30 pm, Last entrance to the Site at 6 pm 
16th to 30th October 8 am - 6 pm, Last entrance to the Site at 5.30 pm

The Acropolis is closed to the public on the following days:

  • 1 January
  • 25 March
  • 1 May
  • Easter Sunday (16th April 2023)
  • 25 December
  • 26 December

Also on Good Friday (Orthodox Easter) the Acropolis opens at 12 pm. For 2023 Good Friday is on the 14th of April.

The Acropolis is partially accessible for people with disabilities and reduced mobility. You can see the accessible passage for people with disabilities at: http://theheartofancientathens.gr/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Efaath_Acropolis_accessibility.jpg

There is an elevator available for wheelchairs, people with diminished abilities, and any parent attending two or more infants on her/his own. The elevator is located at about 350 m. far from the main entrance of the archaeological site.

The facility is not available during extreme weather conditions and strong winds. 

At this tour you start with greek yoghurt and at the end of the tour, you get to try traditional Greek pies. 

Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be on your feet for a good amount of time on an Acropolis and city walking tour. There will be plenty of stops along the way to take a break and enjoy the sights, though.

We, at the Athens Walking Tours, do take care and purchase the tickets in advance for all our guests so, no lining up at all!

We, at the Athens Walking Tours, do take care and purchase the tickets in advance for all our guests so, no lining up at all!

  • By the Dionysus Theater entrance, there are many stores where you may get a snack or a coffee or a drink before you enter the Acropolis.
  • You are allowed to carry only water with you on the Acropolis 
     
  • By the Dionysus Theater entrance, there are many stores where you may get a snack or a coffee or a drink before you enter the Acropolis.
  • You are allowed to carry only water with you on the Acropolis 

We, at the Athens Walking Tours, do take care and purchase the tickets in advance for all our guests so, no lining up at all!

The Acropolis has two entrances: the main one to the west and the side entrance, known as the Dionysus Theater entrance, situated in the southeast.

Crowd levels at these entrances can vary based on the time of day and year. Typically, the main entrance tends to be busier, though this can fluctuate due to different factors. When visiting the Acropolis as individuals, both entrances may experience considerable crowds.

At Athens Walking Tours, our choice of entrance depends on the specific tour you select, allowing us to utilize both entrances for our groups.

100% Refund 

We have extended our refund policy, offering 100% refund if you can't travel due to Covid-19 or need to reschedule, providing you with a risk-free booking experience.

It is a fact that the whole world is experiencing an unprecedented threat due to the current COVID-19 virus situation. Thanks to the immense efforts of the scientific community as well as the measures the world leaders are taking in all countries, we are praying that we will overcome it in a relatively short time.

We will be here to welcome you to our beautiful city, when traveling is thriving, the planes are crossing the skies and the Acropolis opens its doors for you!

This article was updated on May 15, 2021.

 

 

 

Refund policy for cancellations & amendments of all bookings :

Small-Group Tours

  • 100% refund if you cancel your reservation in writing, at least 24 hours before the tour's start time. 
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the start time or fail to show up, you will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Within 24 hours it is not possible to modify the date and/or the hour of the reservation or make any change to the number of participants, or any other amendments, due to limited availability.

Private Tours

  • 100% refund if you cancel a reservation, in writing more than 72 hours prior to the start time of the tour.
  • If you cancel within 72 hours of the start time or fail to show up, you will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Within 72 hours it is not possible to modify the date and/or the hour of the reservation or make any change to the number of participants or any other amendments, due to limited availability.

Shore excursion Tours

  • 100% refund if you cancel your reservation in writing, at least 48 hours before the tour's start time. 
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of the start time or fail to show up, you will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Within 48 hours it is not possible to modify the date and/or the hour of the reservation or make any change to the number of participants or any other amendments, due to limited availability.

One Day Cruise

  • 100% refund if you cancel your reservation up to 12 hours prior to the start time of the tour.
  • If you cancel a reservation less than 12 hours prior to the start time of the tour or if you are a no show, then you are not entitled to a refund.

Catamaran Cruises (private or semi-private)

  • 100% refund if you cancel your reservation up to 5 days prior to sailing day
  • 70% refund if you cancel your reservation 5 to 3 days prior to sailing day
  • If you cancel a reservation 3 days to day of sailing or if you are a no show, then you are not entitled to a refund.

Βus Tours (Cape Sounion, Argolis, Delphi)

  • 100% refund if you cancel your reservation up to 24 hours prior to the start time of the tour.
  • If you cancel a reservation less than 24 hours prior to the start time of the tour or if you are a no show, then you are not entitled to a refund.

Meteora Tours

  • 100% refund if you cancel your reservation up to 24 hours prior to the start time of the tour.
  • If you cancel a reservation less than 24 hours prior to the start time of the tour or if you are a no show, then you are not entitled to a refund.
  • We reserve the right to change these booking conditions at any time prior to you making a booking.

Cancellation Due To Planes, Trains Or Automobile

  • As stated above, we do not refund clients within 24 hours of a tour, and this includes customers who are late due to flight or train cancellations, delays or issues caused by traffic or congestion, etc. In such instances, a refund can only be requested and considered if supported by valid evidence and official documentation, along with updates from relevant authorities. However, it's important to note that the final decision regarding refunds for entrance tickets is solely determined by the Greek State.
  • If you are concerned about the possibility of cancellation or nonrefundable costs, we recommend the purchase of travel insurance.

We reserve the right to change these booking conditions at any time prior to you making a booking. 

The Current Situation 

This article was updated on June 14th 2021 with all the latest information. 

Like all countries, Greece as well has been affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. However, due to the early measures taken by the government, Greece is one of the countries with the lowest reported laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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If you find yourself in Athens, you cannot miss visiting its crown, Acropolis! The ‘’sacred rock’’ of Acropolis offers a majestic view of the city while being surrounded by the classical elegance of the Parthenon and the Erectheion temples.

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It remains open from 8:00 am to the sunset time which varies, of course, depending on the season. During summer you can surely visit it until 8:00 pm while in winter until 5:00 pm. 

 

There are two entrances to the Acropolis: the main one which is in the west and the side entrance (known as Dionysus Theater entrance), which is located in the southeast.

If you use the main one, you should know that it is usually very crowded. You should be prepared to wait long in the line to enter the site.

We, at the Athens Walking Tours, use only the Dionysus Theater entrance for all the advantages it offers us:

Using the Dionysus Theater entrance you have the opportunity to see much more than the visitor using the main entrance. You will see the Dionysus Theater –the oldest and most important theater in Europe, the Thrasylus sponsor’s monument, the Eumenes Stoa, the Asclepius Sanctuary and many more sites and monuments.

The Dionysus Theater entrance is never as busy and crowded as the main one.

We, at the Athens Walking Tours, do take care though and purchase the tickets in advance for all our guests so, no lining up at all!

By the Dionysus Theater entrance, there are many stores where you may get a snack or a coffee or a drink.

Restroom facilities and Tourism Info just next to the Dionysus Theater entrance.

 

 

Acropolis, Athens city tour, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum

 

Acropolis Entrance Fees

The admission  for the Acropolis is: 

  • 20€ for the adults from April 01 to October 31
  • 10€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • Free for children up to 18 years old (with valid ID or passport) and students from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round
  • 10€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 10€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

Entitled to free admission are: 

  • Tour Guides with professional license from the Hellenic Ministry of Development
  • Teachers or parents accompanying children on primary and secondary education school visits
  • Official guests of the Greek Public
  • Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries and people accompanying them
  • Archaeologists, with a current working identification card
  • Journalists with a current identification card

Entrance is free to the Acropolis to all visitors on the following days:

  • 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 18 April (International Monument Day)
  • 18 May (International Museum Day)
  • The last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)
  • October 28th
  • Every first Sunday of the month, from November 1st to March 31st annually

 

 

 




Just the Acropolis afternoon tour

 

ENTRANCE FEES TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES & MUSEUMS OF ATTICA

(VALID AS OF JANUARY 01, 2022)

Below you can find information for the tickets and entrance fees for the major archeological sites of Athens. 
From November 1st to March 30th (01/11-31/03) of each year, a reduced rate applies exclusively to single-use tickets for all archaeological sites and museums belonging to the State.

Special Combo Ticket

There is a Special ticket package (combo) that covers 7 archaeological sites in Athens.

The cost is 30 € and there is only a Full Version. 

  • It is valid for 5 days. It can be used for 5 days after the first entrance, which must have been realized within 5 days from the selected date.
  • It is valid for
    • Acropolis of Athens
    • Ancient Agora of Athens
    • Ancient Agora of Athens Museum
    • Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos
    • Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos
    • Lykeion Archaeological Site
    • North slope of the Acropolis
    • Olympieio (Zeus Temple)
    • Roman Agora of Athens
    • South Slope of Acropolis
  • It is valid for one admission per site 

Acropolis Northern and South Entrance

  • 20€ for the adults from April 01 to October 31
  • 10€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • 10€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 10€  for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries all year-round 
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

Ancient Agora & Agora Museum

  • 10€ for the adults from April 01 to October 31
  • 5€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • 5€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 5€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round 
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

Roman Agora

  • 10€ for the adults from April 01 to October 31
  • 5€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • 5€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 5€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round 
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

Hadrian Library

  • 6€ for the adults from April 01 to October 31
  • 3€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • 3€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 3€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round 
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympieion)

  • 8€ for the adults from April 01 to October 31
  • 4€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • 4€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 4€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round 
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

Keramikos (site & museum)

  • 8€ for the adults from April 01 to October 31
  • 4€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • 4€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 4€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round 
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

Aristoteles Lyceum

  • 4€ for the adults from April 01 to October 31
  • 2€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • 2€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 2€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round 
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

National Archaeological Museum

  • 12€ for the adults from April 01 to October 31
  • 6€ for the adults from November 01 to March 31
  • 6€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 6€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free for children and youth up to 25 years old (with valid ID or passport) from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year-round 
  • Free for all children up to 5 years old

Acropolis Museum

From April 1 to October 31

  • 15€ for the adults 25+, covering all the sites that will be visited
  • 10€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 10€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free entrance for guests under 24 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID) all year-round
  • Free for children up to 5 years old

From November 1 to March 31

Reduced prices will apply:  

  • 10€ for the adults 25+, covering all the sites that will be visited
  • 5€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year-round
  • 5€ for children and youth up to 25 years old outside the EU (with valid ID or passport) all the year-round
  • Free entrance for guests under 24 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID) all year-round
  • Free for children up to 5 years old

Entrance is free to all visitors at all archaeological sites on the following days:

  • 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri)

  • 18 April (International Monument Day)

  • 18 May (International Museum Day)

  • The last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)

  • October 28th

  • Every first Sunday, from November 1st to March 31st annually.

  Entrance is free to all visitors at the Acropolis Museum on the following days:

  • 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri)

  • 25 March (National Holiday)

  • 18 May (International Museum Day)

  • October 28th (National Holiday)

Disclaimer: We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but opening hours and ticket prices might change without any prior notification. We assume no responsibility for changes or errors.

 

 

 

We offer the following discounts: 

  • 5% discount on multiple tours (code: SNDT). This discount applies to multiple tours you book with us in the same booking and under the same name. It applies to all our tours except for transfers. (Copy the Promotional Code SNDT and paste it into the "Apply Promotional Code" field when you reach the checkout page).
  • 5% discount if you are a group of 4 or more (code: FMD). This discount applies when you book with us 4 or more paying clients in the same booking and under the same name. It applies to all our tours except for private tours and transfers. (Copy the Promotional Code FMD and paste it into the "Apply Promotional Code" field when you reach the checkout page).
  • 10% discount if you are a group of 4 or more AND you book multiple tours (code: SNDT+4). This discount applies to groups with 4 or more paying clients for booking a second or any additional tour with us in the same booking and under the same name. It applies to all our tours except for private tours and transfers. (Copy the Promotional Code SNDT+4 and paste it into the "Apply Promotional Code" field when you reach the checkout page).
 

Entrance is free to all visitors on the following days:

  • 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 18 April (International Monument Day)
  • 18 May (International Museum Day)
  • The last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)
  • October 28th
  • Every first Sunday of the month, from November 1st to March 31st annually

The following visitors are entitled to FREE ADMISSION: 

  • All children under 5 years of age (with current identification to prove age)
  • Young European citizens under 25 years of age (with valid identification to prove age and nationality)
  • Persons over 25 years, being in secondary education (evening schools, second-
    chance schools) and in vocational schools from EU member-states and countries of
    the European Economic Area, upon presentation of attendance certificate bearing
    evidence of its duration.
  • Tour Guides with professional license from the Hellenic Ministry of Development
  • Teachers or parents accompanying children on primary & secondary education school visits
  • Persons with disabilities (67% or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability
  • Archaeologists, with valid license
  • Journalists by presenting their valid work permit.

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but temrs and conditions might change without any prior notification. We assume no liability for changes or incorrect information. Please call the Acropolis Archaeological site to confirm at +30 210 3214172.

 

Entrance to the Acropolis Museum is free on:

  •  6 March
  • 25 March
  • 18 May (International Museum Day)
  • 28 October 

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but conditions might change without any prior notification. We assume no responsibility for changes or errors. Please call the Acropolis Museum to confirm at +30 210 9000900

 

The multi site (combo or combined) ticket is available at the cost of 30€. It is valid for 5 days and includes entrance to the Acropolis and 6 more Archaeological sites: Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, Keramikos Cemetery and Lyceum of Aristotle. 

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but conditions might change without any prior notification. We assume no responsibility for changes or errors.

 

If you have already purchased a multi site (combined) 30€ ticket then you may also use it to visit the Agora and the Attalos Museum. This is a combined ticket, which, apart from the Acropolis, also includes entrance to 6 more Archaeological sites: Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos Cemetery and Lyceum of Aristotle. 

If you haven't purchased the combined ticket, then, the admission is: 

10€ for adults over 25 years of age from April 01 to October 31

5€ for adults over 25 years of age from November 01 to March 31

Free for young European citizens up to 25 years old (with valid proof of age and nationality) all year round

5€ for non European citizens up to 25 years old (with valid proof of age and nationality) all year round

5€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all the year round

Important Notice: We purchase tickets for you in advance, so you don’t have to wait in line. This complimentary service gives you immediate access to the sites listed on the tour. We ask that you please make sure you have enough cash (Euros) with you to purchase (commision free) the tickets on the spot.

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but admission fees might change without any prior notification. We assume no liability for changes or incorrect information. Please call the Αncient Agora Archaeological site to confirm at +30 210 3210185.

 

 

From April 1 to October 31 

  • 15 € for the adults 25+, covering all the sites that will be visited
  • 10 € for students from non-EU countries  (with valid student ID)
  • 10 € for young persons 6 to 24 years old from non-EU countries
  • Free entrance for guests under 24 years and students from EU countries (with valid student ID) all year round
  • Free for children up to 5 years old

From November 1 to March 31 Reduced prices will apply:   

  • 10 € for the adults 25+, covering all the sites that will be visited
  • 5 € for students from non-EU countries  (with valid student ID)
  • 5 € for young persons under 24 years old from non-EU countries 
  • Free entrance for guests under 24 years and students from EU countries (with currentvalid student ID) all year round
  • Free for children up to 5 years old

 

Important Notice: Admission fees are not included in our tours' prices. We purchase the tickets for you in advance, so you don’t have to wait in line. This complimentary service gives you immediate access to the sites listed on the tour. We ask that you please make sure you have enough cash (Euros) with you to purchase (commission free) the tickets on the spot.

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but admission fees might change without any prior notification. We assume no liability for changes or incorrect information. Please call the Acropolis Museum to confirm at +30 210 9000900.

If you have already purchased a multi-site (combined) 30€ ticket then you may also use it to visit the Acropolis. This is a combined ticket, which, apart from the Acropolis, also includes entrance to 6 more Archaeological sites: Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos Cemetery and Lyceum of Aristotle. 

 

If you haven't purchased the combined ticket, then, the admission fee is: 

20€ for adults over 25 years of age from April 01 to October 31

10€ for adults over 25 years of age from November 01 to March 31

10€ for non European youth up to 25 years old (with valid proof of age and nationality) all year round

10€ for seniors (over 65 years old) from the EU (with ID or passport) all year round

 

Important Notice: Admission fees are not included in our tours' prices. We purchase the tickets for you in advance, so you don’t have to wait in line. This complimentary service gives you immediate access to the sites listed on the tour. We ask that you please make sure you have enough cash (Euros) with you to purchase (commission free) the tickets on the spot.

  

Entitled to free admission are:

  • Young European citizens up to 25 years old (with current identification to prove age and nationality) all year round
  • Children up to 5 years old
  • Students from Tour Guide Training Institutions, with valid student identification card
  • Tour Guides with professional license from the Hellenic Ministry of Development
  • Teachers or parents accompanying children on primary and secondary education school visits
  • Official guests of the Greek State
  • Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries and person accompanying them
  • Archaeologists, with valid license
  • Journalists by presenting their valid work permit

Entrance is free to the Acropolis to all visitors on the following days:

  • 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 18 April (International Monument Day)
  • 18 May (International Museum Day)
  • The last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)
  • October 28th
  • Every first Sunday of the month, from November 1st to March 31st annually
 

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information but conditions might change without any prior notification. We assume no liability for changes or incorrect information. Please call the Acropolis Archaeological site to confirm at +30 210 3214172 or click here

 

Kindly note that it is not possible to have the experience of the Cooking Class in any other form but only as a participant of it. The dinner that follows is also for the participants only. If you feel ready to enhance your cooking skills by preparing a real Greek feast and enjoying delicious food after it, join us! We will be glad to host you!

 

Option 1

Have a wonderful City tour and visit definitely the Acropolis, the crown of Athens.  After the tour you can have a relaxing stroll in the Athens old town, the Plaka for a quick lunch and some shopping. Your can continue with the Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon tour where you will enjoy breathtaking views and you will take amazing pictures.

Option 2

Join the Athens Food tour which will give you an insight on the Greek gastronomy. Walk in a non touristy part of Athens where you will make many delicious stops. You will visit deli shops, restaurants and the bustling Athens Central Market. In the afternoon test your cooking skills in the Athens Cooking Lesson with hands on  cooking with fresh ingredients. Learn about the Mediterranean diet, prepare with the help of your experienced cooking instructor a real Greek feast and enjoy it with the rest of your classmates.

Option 3

If your time in Athens is really limited combine history and gastronomy in just one tour. Book our Private Acropolis & Athens Food Tour. See the Acropolis, the landmark of Athens and enjoy traditional delicacies in just 5 hours!

 

A: During our Food Tour you will visit deli shops, restaurants and the bustling Athens Central Market. Please note that you DO NOT HAVE to shop in any of the stores we visit. No purchase is required. But if you do like to buy something, you can do so during the tour and also at the end of the tour. You will be given a map with all the stores you visited so you can go back if you like.  

 
 

You will taste typical Greek foods and beverages that will give you an insight on the Greek gastronomy. Olive-oil, rusks, yogurt, honey, olives, tzatziki, feta, different kinds of cheese, pies, souvlaki and many more. 

 

We recommend that you eat a light  breakfast before joining us for the tour. We sample food during this tour we don’t have a full meal served. 

 

During our wonderful Food Tour you walk in a non touristy part of Athens where you will make many delicious stops. You will visit deli shops, restaurants and the bustling Athens Central Market. You will taste original Greek delicacies that will satisfy all your senses!

 

Our tours do not include pick up. You will have to come to the meeting point of your tour which is clearly described in the confirmation mail you received from us after your booking.

Our long experience allows us to have many and outstanding suggestions. Our city disposes beautiful places, secret and “delicious” corners. We would be happy to reveal them to you. You could combine a historical with a culinary tour if you can’t choose between the two. You could tell us your preferences and we can create a tailor made tour just for you and your party. Contact us and for sure we will revert to you with some interesting suggestions the soonest possible. 

 

Yes you could. We accept VISA and Mastercard only.

 

Your guide will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point and he / she will be holding the orange colour Athens Walking Tours sign.

 

There are places you can drop your luggage very close to our meeting point or lockers in many central Athens Hotels. Please ask us in advance to give you all information. 

 

No, the Acropolis ticket which costs 20€ per adult (April 1st to October 31st) and 10€ per adult (November 1st to March 31st) is valid only for the Acropolis and only for one entry. The Ancient Agora has a separate ticket, 8€ per adult (April 1st to October 31st) and 4€ per adult (November 1st to March 31st). There is a combined ticket though, which is available at the cost of 30€, it is valid for 5 days and includes entrance to the Acropolis and 6 more Archaeological sites: Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos and Lyceum of Aristotle. 

 

We don't have a pick up from the hotels. We meet in the center of Athens, outside or inside Metro stations. If you tell us where you are staying we will gladly give you information on how to get to the meeting point or the cost to take a taxi to get there. If wished we can arrange for you a private taxi transfer.

 

We do not need to use ear sets during our tours as we have only small groups and our tour guides talk directly to the group. We like to be in contact with you to receive your questions and answer them the best possible way. Apart from being highly qualified, the Athens Walking Tours guides share a passion for their work, which they regard as a mission, and do not repeat rehearsed information, but, rather, share their wealth of knowledge about Greece in the past and present with our visitors.

 

The Magic of Small Group Tours

At Athens Walking Tours, we're proud to have pioneered the concept of small group tours in the city, setting a standard of quality and intimacy that has stood strong since 2004.

Advantages of Small Group Tours

We firmly believe that the best experiences are the ones shared in close-knit circles. That's why our tours are exclusively designed for small groups. This approach ensures that you, our valued guest, can connect on a personal level with our knowledgeable guides, engage in meaningful conversations, and have your questions answered thoroughly. Whether you're delving into the historical treasures of Athens or exploring its culinary delights, the small group environment creates a dynamic and enriching adventure.

Historical Tours 

Our commitment to fostering personal connections and insightful learning experiences led us to limit the group size for our historical tours. With a maximum capacity of 24 individuals and an average of around 15 participants, you're guaranteed ample opportunities to interact with our expert guides. This exclusive setting ensures that your journey through Athens' captivating history is as engaging and informative as possible.

Ear Sets for Enhanced Experience: Our exclusive ear sets are reserved for our historical tours, allowing you to absorb every fascinating detail of our guide's narratives. This way, even in bustling historical sites and museums, you'll never miss a moment of the captivating stories.

Culinary-Street Art Tours

For the gastronomically inclined, our culinary-art tours offer an immersive exploration of local flavors. With a group size limited to 16 participants and an average of 8, we guarantee that you can fully engage with local vendors and artisans. This smaller group size allows you to traverse charming narrow streets with ease and enjoy intimate interactions with the creators behind the culinary delights.

Cooking Lesson and Dinner

Our culinary adventures extend to cooking lessons and dinners that promise more than just exceptional cuisine. With a maximum of 16 participants and an average of 6, our cooking lesson takes place in a remarkable restaurant at the foot of the Acropolis. Here, you'll be treated to a panoramic view that captures the grandeur of the Parthenon and the heart of Athens. As you learn to create delectable Greek dishes, the stunning backdrop adds an extra layer of magic to your experience.

At Athens Walking Tours, we've always believed that the journey is as important as the destination. By offering small group tours, we're committed to ensuring you connect deeply with history, culture, and cuisine. Feel free to reach out for any questions or to reserve your spot on an unforgettable adventure with us.

Except from our private tours which can be arranged for any time convenient for you, there are also some small group afternoon tours. It is the Sunset Acropolis Tour, the Acropolis Museum tour, the Ancient Agora and also the Cape Sounion Tour. 

 

If you need to contact us about your booking, you’ll need to provide us with your reference number so that we can find your booking details. Your reference number can be found in both the confirmation email you receive once your tour has been confirmed. Your reference number always is a 5 digit number and it is written on the Subject line of the confirmation mail you will receive (e.g Athens Walking Tours - Confirmation # 18090)

 

After booking you'll receive a Confirmation Letter - Voucher by email from us. This is also the payment confirmation. It’s a good idea to keep the emails for your records. Your voucher is especially important because it contains the details of the tour meeting point and contact information in case of an emergency. 

 
 

Yes. By using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted, you are secured against fraud. 

 

The confirmation process depends upon the booking conditions. Most tours are confirmed at time of booking, however others will be advised to you within 12-48 hours. If confirmation is not received within 48 hours, please contact us for further assistance.

 

We do reply within 12-48 hours. If you haven’t received any reply to your emails during this time please check your “spam” or “junk” folder too. The e-mails remain in this folder for up to 7 days and then are automatically deleted by your email provider.

 

The meeting point for the beginning of each tour can be found on the tour & activity information page and also on the e-voucher you will receive via email upon completion of your booking.

 

Athens Walking Tours has a complete online booking service and we offer 24 hour, 7 days a week customer service via email to support your booking questions. Our goal is to respond to each query we receive within 12 to 24 hours. Of course you can book over the phone too. Our call center operates 7 days a week from 7am to 11pm (Local Athens Time). There will always be there someone to help you and give you all the information needed!

 
 

Yes!

A 5% discount applies on your second tour you book with us as long as the booking is made at the same time with your first tour. Please use the Discount Code for Second Tour: SNDT when you do your booking. 

 

This offer does not apply on private tours and on transfers.

 

Of course we can accommodate groups, smaller or bigger. There is 5% discount for families and groups with 4 or more paying members on all Athens Walking Tours programs except for the private ones and the transfers. In order to have the discount, when you do the booking use the Discount Code for Families and Groups: FMD. If you prefer a private tour, tailor made for your group check our Private Tours or contact us via mail at info@athenswalkingtours.gr or by calling us at +30 210 8847269 from 7:00am to 11:00 pm daily seven days a week.There will always be there someone willing to help you with your questions. 

 

Our tour prices do not include the guides’ gratuities. Gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of the service cost. Tips are expected but not required and depend on the satisfaction of the client of the service provided.

 
While booking with the Athens Walking Tours, in most tours, you have both options: to have the entrance fee included in your booking or, to book without the entrance fee and pay for it separately in cash on the spot. Both options are given clearly in the booking process.
For all tours and booking options where the entrance fees are not included, we purchase them for you in advance so you skip the lines holding your ticket. It’s an extra, free of charge service offered to our clients.
 
Please be advised that the skip the line service provided, concerns the line for the ticket counter and not the line for the site entrance (ticket validation booths).

When you make a booking, you can pay either by VISA or by MasterCard. If you contact us by email we can also accept payments by bank transfer or Pay Pal. 

Our prices for the Small Group Tours (4,6,8 pax) are really good and affordable and the tours are conducted by knowledgeable, highly qualified and experienced guides. This is why our guests are very happy and satisfied with the tours and they consider them as a great value for money. We never have big groups of  40 or 50 people. 

Private tours are not expensive if you consider that you have the guide only for your party, you can make any question you like and of course follow your own pace.  For sure a private tour is not the first thing we suggest to our guests but it’s a special service. If someone asks for a private tour we do offer a price per person (the more the persons are the lower the price is). Of course there is a minimum price we can offer as a responsible Travel Agency and it covers the needs of the guest and of course the costs of the services provided. 

 

All Group tours are offered daily only in English. Private tours can be offered in other languages too. Please contact us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour or you would like a quote for a private tour. 

You can contact us via mail at info@athenswalkingtours.gr or by calling us at +30 210 8847269 from 7:00am to 11:00 pm daily seven days a week.There will always be there someone willing to help you with your questions. 

 
 

Yes cameras are allowed to all our tours! In fact, we strongly encourage participants to take photos during our tours. But do have in mind that on the Acropolis, tripods and/or professional cameras are not allowed. Also at the Acropolis Museum there are some areas where photos are not allowed. Your guide will inform you about this properly. 

 

No, in Greece you don’t have to pay for using public toilets or toilets at restaurants and cafes.  Sometimes though, you can leave whatever you want as a tip for the person who cleans. 

 

Yes, toilets facilities are available during the tours. 

 

In Athens we have at least 330 days of sunshine during the year! In case of rain you will have the unique experience to see Athens and the Acropolis in rain! In any case, all our tours are held rain or shine. You should dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and bring along an umbrella if necessary. If you forgot your umbrella at the hotel we provide you with a raincoat!

 

The walking required during our Walking Tours is not more than one and a half mile, at a moderate pace and often stops so that explanations can be given about the interesting monuments, sites or spots. We always stop in the shade during summer; there are also many seating opportunities and refreshment stops. We advise you though to use comfortable shoes, wear a hat in the summer months and hold a bottle of water.

 

 

For the climb up to the Acropolis

We would like to inform you that baby strollers are not allowed inside the Acropolis archaeological site due to its uneven terrain and that there is no cloakroom, at the side entrance we use to enter.

For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller. If you choose to carry the baby stroller with you (at your own responsibility), please notify us accordingly in advance, in order to offer you assistance for arranging its safe storage at one of the available spots nearby.

You can certainly use a baby stroller in the surrounding areas of Acropolis, which are conveniently paved for pedestrians. The Acropolis Museum, the Syntagma Metro station and the Agora Museum, are fully accessible for baby strollers, as well as for people with impaired movement.  

 

For the Athens Food Tour

We are walking in the heart of the city, sometimes it is crowded and there is uneven terrain in some spots. It can be challenging to do the tour with a stroller, but it is certainly manageable. 

 

Due to the various food establishments and the archaeological places we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed.

 

About our historical tours

Our historical tours are suitable for all ages. Elderly people can attend our walking tours as we keep a moderate walking pace, make a lot of stops with seating opportunities and we always stop in the shade in summer. Our tours are not only child friendly but also highly recommended for them. All of our guides are specifically trained to provide our young clients with easy to understand information about the history of Athens.Your babies are also welcome but please do keep in mind that strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis it would be better to use a baby pouch instead.  

About our food tour 

Οur food is suitable for all ages too. Children are more than welcome in our culinary tours and they enjoy them a lot. The Athens Food tour is fun, entertaining with a lot of tasting and sampling of delicious Greek foods that children love. Elderly people can join them also since the walking is at a moderate pace, always in the shade in summer and we also stay a lot inside nice air conditioned stores where people can sit. 

Vegetarians or vegans can also be accommodated in our food tour as there is a huge variety of foods we taste that they are suitable for them also. 

About our cooking lessons 

Our Cooking Lesson is not suitable for children younger than 6 years old. Cooking utensils (such as knives and graters)  are used and parents should decide about whether their children are mature enough to use. Children of course should always be accompanied by adults.

 
 

No food, alcohol or refreshments are allowed inside the sites or museums. Only water. 

 

Yes it’s possible to join our culinary tours if you follow a gluten free diet. Some of the dishes will be customized for your and some food samples will be substituted will be substituted by something suitable for your diet. Of course pies with phyllo dough, desserts made of dough,  bread or rusks are going to be missed. But you will not miss the experience of tasting the Greek cuisine!

 

You don’t need to wear anything special for the Cooking Class. We suggest comfortable clothes and shoes. Aprons and all the necessary utensils will be provided by us for the cooking lesson. 

 

You certainly do! At the end of your cooking lesson you will eat what you have prepared. So don’t blame the chef if you don’t like the food….

 

Our cooking lesson is a combination of hands-on and demonstration. The participants prepare the whole menu, a real Greek feast, on their own under the constant guidance of their experienced instructor. During the demonstration your Cooking instructor explains all the steps very clearly. After the lesson you get a printed copy of the recipes prepared in order to be able to recreate them for your beloved ones when you will be back at home.  

This cooking lesson is addressed to amateurs cooks, no previous experience is needed. 

 

Our Athens Food Tour includes 8 tasting locations, with 20-25 tastings in total. The tour will give you a taste of the best and most authentic culinary treats of the Greek cuisine. At the end of the tour a whole souvlaki wrapped in pita bread with delicious tzatziki is waiting for you.  

Definitely you can as soon as we are aware of your diet restrictions and/or your allergies. We will make any effort to provide you with substitutions suitable for your diet whenever this is possible. It is very important though to know this in advance so we can tell you what you can or cannot eat or drink and protect you of course. 

 
 

Yes, you can buy water or other refreshments at the kiosks you find on your way during our walking tours. 

 

If a date is booked out, there is always a chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please contact us via mail at info@athenswalkingtours.gr or by calling us at +30 210 8847269 from 7:00am to 11:00 pm (Athens local time), daily,  seven days a week, to let us know what date you are interested in.

 

Yes, booking a tour in advance is absolutely suggested. We run all our tours in small groups only, of maximum 18 people for the historical tour, 16 people for the Food Tour and 16 people for the Cooking Lessons. More than that we split the groups into two or three smaller groups and we need to take care of guides’ availability for more groups. So we advise you to book in advance to make sure you have a spot reserved as many of our tours are popular, and can be sold out pretty soon. If you decide to participate in any of our tours the very last minute though, don’t hesitate to contact us via mail at info@athenswalkingtours.gr or by calling us at +30 210 8847269 from 7:00am to 11:00 pm (Athens local time), daily,  seven days a week, to check for availability. 

 

Yes, it’s possible to do more tours in one day. For example you could do the City & Acropolis Walking Tour in the morning and the Half Day Tour of Cape Sounion & the Temple of Poseidon in the afternoon 

OR

the Athens Food Tour in the morning and the Athens Cooking Lesson in the afternoon. Please do pay attention on the specific tour times for detailed information about our tours.

 

Yes, there is an elevator at the Acropolis but only wheelchair or other other kinetic equipment users or doctor’s certificate holders (certifying that there is a disability) are entitled to use it.

 

 

All the tours contain a few inclines and uneven terrain. Duration of our tours varies from 1,5 to 5,5 hours. It may be challenging to do the tour with a wheelchair or a stroller but not impossible. They are all manageable as long as the wheelchair holder is accompanied by an able-bodied carrier. In this case, a private tour is highly recommended so you can have your own pace. 


For the climb up to the Acropolis

We would like to inform you that baby strollers are not allowed inside the Acropolis archaeological site due to its pretty uneven terrain and that there is no cloakroom, at the side entrance we use to enter.For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller. If you choose to carry the baby stroller with you (at your own responsibility), please notify us accordingly in advance, in order to offer you assistance for arranging its safe storage at one of the available spots nearby.

Regarding wheelchairs, there is an elevator to the Acropolis hill which you may use with an escort. You will miss a small part of the tour because the group uses the side entrance to the Acropolis but you will do all the main parts of it. You will meet with your tour guide on the top of the Acropolis.


For the Athens Food Tour

We are walking in the heart of the city, sometimes it is crowded and there is uneven terrain in some spots. It can be challenging to do the tour with a wheelchair or stroller but it is manageable as long as the wheelchair holder is accompanied by an able-bodied carrier.

We kindly ask our guests to arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time of their tour to have time for checking in and ensure a punctual departure from the start point. Being on time is essential for the whole group.

 

If you book a private tour you can visit the Acropolis any time convenient for you. Our group tours visit the Acropolis at about 11:30 am. People believe that going up to the Acropolis very early they will avoid the crowds but they get negatively surprised as many people make the same thought. We advise you to go shortly before noon that most of the early visitors are gone and the Acropolis is usually less crowded.

 
 

At Athens Walking Tours, we pride ourselves on providing two types of immersive tour experiences: private tours and shared small group tours. Each option offers unique benefits that cater to different travel preferences, and both offer the advantage of provided earsets to ensure the best possible audio experience. Here's what to expect from each tour option:

Private Tours

Private tours are exclusively tailored for individuals, families, or groups who seek a personalized touring experience. When you book a private tour, your party will be the only participants. This allows for a flexible itinerary customized to your interests and pace. Note that private tours come at a higher cost on a per-person basis because the tour resources, including the guide's time and expertise, are devoted solely to your party.

Every guest on a private tour will receive an ear set. This not only enhances the audio experience but also allows guests to maintain a comfortable distance from the guide and other party members while still hearing every intriguing detail about Athens' rich history.

Advantages of Private Tours:

Personalized Experience: Tours are tailored to your group's interests, needs, and pace.

Exclusive Guide: Your guide's full attention is dedicated to your group, ensuring a comprehensive and engaging experience.

Flexibility: Adjustments can be made to the schedule and itinerary as per your preferences.

Privacy: The tour is exclusively for your group, offering a more intimate environment.

Improved Audio Experience: Provided ear sets offer better audio clarity and freedom to move about without missing any information.

Shared Small Group Tours

Shared small group tours are designed for solo travelers or small groups who enjoy the opportunity to meet and interact with other like-minded explorers. Group sizes for these tours range from a minimum of 2 participants to a maximum of 24, averaging around 16 persons per tour. These tours are a cost-effective option as the expense is shared among the participants, reducing the per-person cost.

Similar to private tours, guests in shared small group tours will also be provided with ear sets. This ensures everyone can clearly hear the guide's commentary even if they choose to keep some distance from the group for personal comfort.

Advantages of Shared Small Group Tours:

Cost-Effective: As the tour cost is shared among participants, this makes for a more affordable per-person price.

Social Interaction: Offers an excellent opportunity to interact and share experiences with fellow travelers from around the globe.

Structured Itinerary: Shared tours follow a set itinerary, ideal for those who prefer a planned schedule and do not wish to worry about logistics.

Balanced Attention: Despite the group setting, our guides ensure every participant receives personalized attention, ensuring an engaging and immersive experience.

Improved Audio Experience: Provided ear sets mean you can clearly hear the guide's commentary, no matter your position in the group.

Regardless of whether you choose a private tour or a shared small group tour, our aim at Athens Walking Tours is to provide an unforgettable exploration of Athens. Our knowledgeable guides are passionate about sharing their insights into Greek history and culture, promising a tour experience that will leave lasting memories.

Is there a minimum number of participants required to conduct a shared small group tour? 

No, there is not. However, we usually require at least 2 participants for the shared small group tours. In the rare event that there are no other participants and you are traveling solo, we will contact you to discuss all open options. We are committed to ensuring you have an enriching and enjoyable tour experience, regardless of the circumstances.

How large are the groups on the Athens Walking Tours?

The group sizes for our shared small group tours can vary, but they are always kept within a range that ensures an intimate and balanced experience for every guest. This allows each participant to interact meaningfully with the tour guide and fellow participants. Here are the specifics for each type of tour:

Cultural - Historical Tours: For these enlightening tours, the group size can range from a minimum of 2 participants to a maximum of 24, with an average group size typically around 14 people.

Food and Wine Tours: On our gastronomical adventures, we keep the groups smaller to facilitate a more intimate experience. Group size ranges from a minimum of 2 participants to a maximum of 16, with the average group size being about 8 people.

Cooking Lessons: In our hands-on cooking classes, we want to ensure each participant gets personal attention and guidance, hence we limit the group size to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 16 participants, with an average group usually consisting of 6 people.

Regardless of the type of tour you choose, we maintain optimal group sizes to ensure every guest enjoys a rich, interactive, and personal experience with us at Athens Walking Tours.

Do you offer private tours for individuals or small groups? 

Yes, we do! Our private tours are perfect for individuals, families, or small groups who prefer a more personalized and exclusive experience. When you book a private tour, your party will be the only participants, allowing for a tailored journey through Athens at your preferred pace.

Will I still have a personal experience if I opt for a shared small group tour? 

Absolutely! While shared small group tours include more participants, we maintain a balance to ensure each participant receives personalized attention. Plus, every participant receives an ear set to clearly hear the guide's commentary, regardless of their position in the group.

What measures do you have in place to ensure everyone can hear the guide clearly in both private and shared small group tours? Do you provide ear sets or headphones or earbuds? 

To ensure that everyone can hear the guide clearly, regardless of the group's size, we provide ear sets (usually earbuds) for all guests on our tours. This not only enhances the audio experience but also provides the freedom to move about comfortably without missing any captivating details about Athens' rich history. 

We have two morning tours for you at 9:30 and 11:15 am which cover all you need to see in town at a very limited time but we can also set up a private tour for you at your time convenience.

 

Yes there are later tours that you could join. You could start at 11:30am with one of the following tours: Just the Acropolis & the Acropolis Museum Tour &  Acropolis, Ancient Agora and the Agora Museum 

 

 

Our daily operated tours are designed to cover all major monuments and attractions one should see being in town for a short or limited time. Check them and choose the best for your. And most important, all our tours are operated by licensed, knowledgeable, well educated tour guides.

 

Athens has Mediterranean climate. That means that it  mild, and generally warm and temperate. Sometimes, during summer it gets really hot but bearable as there is very low humidity. The sun is usually strong. This is why we take care to keep our guests in shade and why we advise them to use either an umbrella or a hat, sunscreen lotion, comfortable clothes and shoes and have water with them. 

 

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