Guided tour

Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket

From £38.13 per person

Visit the Athens Acropolis and explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour. Discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological site with a licensed guide. End at the summit with free time to explore on your own.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Athens Acropolis
  • Visit famous monuments, such as the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike
  • Get insights on Ancient Greece from a local guide
  • Take in the breathtaking views of Athens from the summit of the Acropolis
  • Learn new facts about sites such as Mars Hill, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Enjoy some free time to explore the Acropolis on your own
Full description

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the tree-lined streets to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel and one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites. Head for the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the main crowds. Pick up your tickets and make your way inside to see the ancient treasures that await

Visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater regarded as the birthplace of the performing arts. Hear about its history and imagine it filled with the theatergoers of Ancient Greece. Stop at the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Once inside the Acropolis, get up close with important sights like the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Learn the history of these fascinating ruins from your guide. Once at the summit of the sacred hill, take in the sweeping panoramas of Athens. Learn about the excavations, and get an insight into the citadel’s ruins. Hear about surrounding monuments, such as Mars Hill and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.  Your tour concludes at the summit of the Acropolis, leaving you free to continue exploring the site on your own. You can choose between an early morning, morning or afternoon guided tour.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis
  • Local, licensed guide
  • Small group 1.5-hour guided walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

Fresko Yogurt Bar (at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway from Hadrian's Arch to the Acropolis). Your guide will be holding an orange colored sign. Youths (under 25 years old) and seniors (65+) must hold a valid EU passport or ID in order to be entitled to the reduced tickets included in the price. Should a valid passport not be presented at the time of check in, then supplementary fees will apply (to be paid in local cash).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  A valid passport is required for all guests for verification of age and nationality at the sites
  • The tours take place in all weather conditions, rain or shine
  •  When booking, please ensure that you select the appropriate option according to your nationality so that you receive the proper entry ticket
  • Baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 973 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Ioánna was a fantastic and very knowledgable guide. We enjoyed her storytelling, and were fascinated to learn she is an archaelogist with expert insights into the history, science and cultural stories connected to the acropolis heritage site. The experience was worth every penny - we also encourage anyone to add on the museum experience if they have extra time!

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15 October 2021

Our experience at the Acropolis was amazing! Our guide was funny and personable and we learned a lot that we otherwise would not have known just by doing a self-guided tour. Unfortunately, in this time of COVID, you will find yourself in very close quarters with travelers from all over the world, and there are times it's impossible to keep a safe distance from crowds. It's worth noting if you're concerned that there are plenty of spots with very little wiggle room.

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2 October 2021

This was an excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, we learned a lot about the history of the area. I also loved the fact that we were in a small group of 6, making it so much easier to move around and to have our questions answered. I definitely would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Athens

25 September 2021

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