Acropolis: 3-Hour Scholar-Led Walking Tour

Acropolis: 3-Hour Scholar-Led Walking Tour

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3 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the central position of the Acropolis in Greek history and culture
  • Learn about the archaeological history of the Acropolis
  • Explore the main buildings of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon
Explore the towering presence of the Acropolis and its history on a 3-hour scholar-led tour of the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum. Gain a deeper understanding of Athenian society and the central position that the Acropolis has played in it.
What to Expect
During this 3-hour walk you’ll have the opportunity to look closely at the Acropolis and its fundamental role in the city. Your scholar/guide will break down its archaeological history, from construction to ruin, and from to discovery to reconstruction.

You’ll learn about the differences in the various types of architecture (such as Doric and Ionic) and how the ancient Greeks planned, designed, and executed these amazing structures.

Your visit will cover the main buildings on the Acropolis, including the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and the Parthenon. Your guide will spend considerable time talking about the role of religion in Athenian culture and will cover the sweep of ancient Greek history.

During the walk you’ll also visit the stunning new Acropolis Museum, designed by Bernard Tschumi and opened in 2009.
What's Included
  • Expert guide
What's Not Included
  • Museum entrance: €5
  • Acropolis entrance: €12
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

We meet at the entrance of the New Acropolis Museum, located at 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street in the southern shadow of the Acropolis. Our specific meeting point is in front of the statue of the owl (symbol of Athena) located just outside the entrance to the museum.

What to Remember
The tour is conducted in small groups, with a maximum of 6 participants, to ensure that you have the best experience possible!

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.

Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours of the tour, all reservations are final and cannot be refunded.

Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable.

Cancellations within 2 business days need to be made directly with our local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancellations made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored.

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