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Acropolis of Athens Tour

Highlights
  • Explore the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a local guide
  • See the Theatre of Dionysus, Parthenon, and the Temple of Athena Nike
  • Learn about ancient Greek history, mythology, drama, and lifestyles
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Acropolis of Athens Tour
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Overview

It is, of course, possible to explore the ruins of the Acropolis independently. But without an understanding of ancient Greek religion, culture, and history, it can be tough to tell exactly what you’re looking at—let alone what it all means. This guided walking tour takes the confusion out of the Acropolis and leaves you free to continue exploring once you’re done.

What to Expect

Greet your guide in Central Athens and then stroll to the Acropolis, pay your entrance fee, and head inside. Enter through the south side, stopping at the Theatre of Dionysus and the Sanctuary of Dionysus.

Inside the ancient citadel, ascend the sacred hill. Your guide will explain the names and meaning of sights like the Parthenon, with its missing marbles; the Temple of Athena Nike; the Erechtheion; and the Propylaea gateway. 

At the summit, savor sweeping views of the modern city as your guide points out surrounding monuments, including Areopagus hill and the ancient agora, a meeting place that was once the beating heart of ancient Athens. The tour concludes here, leaving you free to explore at your leisure or make your own way back to your hotel.

Reviews (99)
1 - 5 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour and a brilliant guide

Our guide, Despina, was very friendly and full of information. Found this tour a lot more interesting than other tours I’ve been on as I wasn’t bombarded with dates, names, places etc. Everything was explained in a way that makes sense and really holds your...More

1  Thank roryt1992
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cold and Rainy, Still Beautiful!

Through the cold and the rain, we still enjoyed our time with Despina and learned a lot about the history of Greece, Athens, and the Acropolis. Despina was charming and reminded me of my Nana. We were there on a cold rainy day in December,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lee s
Reviewed 18 November 2018
Great tour; great guide

Many thanks to Hermes for showing us round the Acropolis. He was extremely knowledgeable and clear, and the tour added significant value. He also spent a lot of time helping us plan the rest of the day, and kindly walked us back down after the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alex67890
Reviewed 13 November 2018
Very informative tour with a knowledgeable guide

The tour was conducted just as specified in the instructions with regard to meetup, etc, and last about 2 hours. Andronikos was our guide and his knowledge of the Acropolis and Ancient Greece was fantastic. It was a nice tour with just the right amount...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 8 November 2018
Excellent and archaeological

It was early November and we were extremely lucky-the weather was perfect. The guide, Viki, was most pleasant and knowledgeable although we are still confused about the sequence of events in Greek history but that was us not her!!!! Strongly recommend taking a tour -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Malcolm R
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Response from Beebz2017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for slow response. The tour takes 3-4 hours.
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MEETING TIME: 8:15 am START TIME: 8:30 am DURATION: 1 hour & 30 min MEETING POINT: "FRESKO" Yogurt Bar, 3, Dionysiou Areopagitou st. They were very thorough with their email: Your Athens Walking Tours guide holding the... More
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