Guided tour

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

4.4 / 5

87 reviews

Activity provider: Key Tours

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours
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From £26.56 per person

Likely to sell out

Beat the heat and skip the long lines on this early morning tour of the Acropolis. Explore Plaka and see one of the last public baths in Athens.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Beat the heat and crowds with an early morning tour of the Acropolis
  • Learn about the history of this iconic site from your professional guide
  • Hear every word your guide says with a wireless audio guide system
  • Enjoy quick access with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Marvel at the centuries-old architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Full description

Meet your guide early in the morning and start your tour of the Acropolis before the heat of the day sets in. Admire the Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis as you make your way up the hill to view the ancient structures located there.

Tour the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa as your guide shares the fascinating history of this ancient site. 

Next, head downhill in the direction of Plaka, admiring views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk.

Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka with your guide as you discover secrets unknown even to the locals. Enjoy the tranquility of this village within a city as you explore the many narrow passages and discover hidden gems.

See the Bathhouse of the Winds, the Roman Forum, the Fethiye Mosque Museum, and Hadrian's Library as you head towards Monastiraki Square where your tour comes to an end.

  • Walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line access at the Acropolis
  • Whispers audio device
  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis (if the option is selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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

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Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's office. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 87 reviews

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In general I enjoyed the tour and especially the guide was very friendly and approachable. However the timing was wromg during summer hot days should start much earlier to beat the crowd and hot weather as going up to Acropolis while there is 36deg is hard and dangerous for your health.

30 July 2022

We met the guide at 8.45. The provided directions were easy to follow. The guide was friendly and her information was well timed and at the right level. We were provided with small ear phones so that we could hear the guide which was nice. The only issue was the quality of microphone used by the guide. It was a breezy day and so the mic cut out and we missed a lot of what she said. This is no reflection on the guide herself - she was lovely.

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26 July 2022

We managed to cover most of the site with some surrounding areas. The guide actively stopped in shady areas to explain so it wasn’t too bad in terms of hear though it was a hot day. Definitely start early also to avoid crowds. Loved our guide (Julie), she was able to answer questions well and was a great storyteller.

8 July 2022

Product ID: 388559