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Propylaea, Athens

Propylaea, Athens

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Athens: Acropolis Entry Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

1. Athens: Acropolis Entry Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

Visit the Acropolis, perhaps Greece's most important landmark and one of the world's most-visited sites. Book this ticket to avoid the lines at the ticket office. Get the most out of the experience with an optional audio guide on your phone and uncover the history of the city. Receive your e-ticket by email and check your voucher for instructions on how to download your audio guide. Then, with your phone and headphones in hand, go directly to the South Entrance, close to the Acropolis metro station, and scan your ticket at the ticket-validating machines. Take as much time as you need. Walk into the Theater of Dionysus and then, see the UNESCO-listed Parthenon Temple, which is dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war. Visit the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Wander around all sides of the hill and get some marvelous views of the capital of Greece. See the surrounding mountains and the blue Aegean sea which surrounds Athens. 

Athens: Acropolis Ticket with Optional Audio Tour & Sites

2. Athens: Acropolis Ticket with Optional Audio Tour & Sites

Athens strolling stress-free! Get your e-tickets for Acropolis Hill and the dazzling Acropolis Museum. Upgrade your experience with optional combo tickets, offering access to top archaeological attractions and museums as the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, Kerameikos, Temple of Zeus or National Archaeological Museum. Choose your time slot (only) for Acropolis Hill and receive e-tickets by email. Download tickets and tours via the provided link and dive into ancient tales at each attraction. Enjoy Athens and its beauty, with professional storytelling and historical insights. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable, and while time slots may appear here, it's essential to make your binding selection for the Acropolis Hill on the Clio Muse Tours "My Booking Page" for a smooth, stress-free experience.

Athens: Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour

3. Athens: Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour

Take in the ancient wonders of Athens. Walk through tree-lined streets to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis, one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites. Beat the crowds and head for the south slope of the Acropolis to pick up your skip-the-line tickets and make your way inside to see the ancient treasures that await. Stop at the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Once inside the Acropolis, get up close to 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, including Mars Hill and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Conclude your tour at the summit of the Acropolis, leaving you free to continue exploring the site at your own pace. Choose between an early morning, morning, or afternoon guided tour. Skip-the-Ticket Line Access We are pleased to offer all our guests a convenient skip-the-ticket-line service. We take care and pre-purchasing the entrance tickets for each archaeological site and Museum visited during the tour, saving you the hassle of buying them online or queuing up at the ticket counters. However, please be aware that even with our skip-the-ticket-line service, there might be some waiting time required for security checks. This is because visitor numbers can fluctuate unpredictably at the sites throughout the day. The typical waiting time falls within 0 to 10 or 30 minutes, though on rare occasions, it might be longer. 

Athens: Acropolis & Museum Tickets with Optional Audio Guide

4. Athens: Acropolis & Museum Tickets with Optional Audio Guide

Visit the breathtaking Acropolis with a pre-booked admission ticket on the date and specific time you want. Discover one of the most famous and most visited monuments in the world of antiquity. Stroll up to the UNESCO-listed site that served as the ancient citadel, and discover the buildings at your own pace. Receive your ticket to your e-mail along with instructions to download your audio tour and go directly to the South Entrance, close to the Acropolis metro station. Scan your ticket at the ticket-validating machines, put on your headphones and listen to our professional, licensed guides present you with historical information and narrate original handpicked stories. You have as much time as you need. The entrance ticket includes also access to the Propylae, Temple of Athena Nike, Parthenon, and Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens. After exploring the ruins, visit the Acropolis Museum which contains some of the important works of contemporary architecture and priceless findings from the Acropolis monuments. With your audio guide, see the main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from the archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the majestic Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments, and the frieze.

Acropolis: Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour

5. Acropolis: Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to the Acropolis, an ancient marvel that has captivated visitors for centuries. Prepare to be transported back in time as we embark on a journey through the fascinating history and architectural prowess of ancient Athens. Our Acropolis tour begins at the famous Ancient Theatre of Dionysus, the birthplace of drama and the oldest Greek theater still in existence. As you stand among its ancient stone seats, imagine the theatrical performances that once captivated thousands of spectators. Learn about the pivotal role of theater in ancient Greek society and its enduring legacy in modern drama. Then walk all the way up to Propylaia Gates the imposing entrance gateway that will instantly impress you with its grandeur and symmetry. As you step through its monumental gates, feel the weight of history as you join the ranks of ancient philosophers, statesmen, and worshippers who once roamed these sacred ground. Moving further along, we encounter the Erechtheion, a temple that stands out with its unique and captivating design. Marvel at the Caryatids, the magnificent female figures that serve as supporting columns, each with its own distinct pose and personality. Discover the legends and myths associated with this sacred sanctuary, including the contest between Athena and Poseidon for the city's patronage. Next, we approach the iconic Parthenon, the crown jewel of the Acropolis. As you gaze up at its magnificent facade, you'll be astounded by the precision and skill of the ancient Athenian architects. Learn about the Parthenon's purpose as a sanctuary for the goddess Athena and its role as a symbol of Athens' power and influence over the ancient world. Finally, as the tour concludes, take a moment to absorb breathtaking panoramic views of Athens from the Acropolis hill. Marvel at the vibrant city spread out beneath you, juxtaposing the ancient wonders you have just explored with the bustling modern life. Join us for an unforgettable journey through time on this Acropolis tour, where ancient history comes alive in the heart of Athens. Immerse yourself in the stories and architecture that shaped the ancient world and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the enduring legacy of Greek civilization

Athens: Small Group Guided Tour of Acropolis & Parthenon

6. Athens: Small Group Guided Tour of Acropolis & Parthenon

Experience the wonders of the famous Acropolis and the Parthenon with a guided tour. Enjoy the privileges of skip-the-line tickets and priority access, allowing you to bypass the long queues and immediately begin exploring these iconic sites. Embark on a captivating journey in time as your guide leads you through the various historical periods, starting from the ancient Hellenistic and Roman eras and continuing through the Byzantine and Ottoman periods right up to the modern day. As you walk up the hill in shades of ancient olive trees, gain insights into the celebrated myths of ancient Athens, and learn about its significant religious festivals and earliest cults. Discover how pivotal events in the city's history are interconnected with this sacred precinct. Marvel at the most significant structures that grace the Acropolis today, including the majestic Parthenon, the imposing Propylaia, the intricate Erechtheion, and the elegant Temple of Athena Nike. Pause to take in the breathtaking panoramic views of Athens from this commanding vantage point, witnessing the evolution of the city over nearly 3,000 years. Afterward, have the option to continue exploring the hill at your own pace or follow your guide towards the south exit for captivating views of the Altar of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus.

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

7. Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Join this walking tour to explore the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens with skip-the-line entry tickets. Start early to avoid the crowds and see highlights such as the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and the Acropolis Museum. Walk the narrow cobblestone streets of Plaka, Athens’ Old Town. 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. Marvel at 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, if you have selected the option with the walking tour to Plaka head downhill and admire views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk. Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka and 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.

Athens: Parthenon, Acropolis and Museum Small Group Tour

8. Athens: Parthenon, Acropolis and Museum Small Group Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Acropolis, Parthenon, and the Acropolis Museum with pre-reserved admission tickets. Travel back in time to ancient Athens and learn the rich history and mythology from a field expert and licensed tour guide. Join your small group and ascend the iconic Acropolis Hill to start your tour. Encounter remarkable landmarks that bear witness to ancient Greece's cultural legacy. Behold the grandeur of the Dionysus Theater, where iconic dramas and tragedies were first performed. Wander through the captivating Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the sacred sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius. Reaching the summit, set your gaze upon the Parthenon, an enduring symbol of democracy and Western civilization. See the architectural wonders of the Propylea Temple of Nike and the Erechtheion Temple. Once down the hill, enter the renowned Acropolis Museum to experience the splendor of the original masterpieces salvaged from the Acropolis temples, skillfully showcased in natural light. Marvel at the fascinating excavations laid bare beneath glass floors and walkways, offering a glimpse into ancient treasures. Enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the Acropolis, and marvel at the original and extraordinary Parthenon frieze led by your expert guide.

Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Including Entry Fees

9. Athens, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Including Entry Fees

You’ll be picked up at your centrally located Athens hotel and begin your full-day and zero-carbon tour with a visit to Panathinaikos Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Pass by the Prime Minister’s residence and the former Royal Palace, which is still guarded by the colorfully garbed Evzone soldiers. You’ll see the historically important Zappion building, now a conference and exhibition hall, before arriving at the Temple of Olympian Zeus, completed in 131 A.D. The tour continues past the National Gardens to Hadrian’s Arch and on to the Parliament. You’ll also pass by the National Academy, the National Library, the Old Parliament, Constitution Square, and the Russian Orthodox Church. Marvel at the Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. Visit the Propylaea Gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheum with its famous Porch of Maidens. Take a short, pleasant walk past the Herodion and Dionysos theaters to the new Acropolis Museum. The museum houses more than 4,000 artifacts from the Acropolis site, and its exhibits cover the Greek Bronze Age as well as the Roman and Byzantine periods.

Athens: Acropolis Ticket with Multilingual Audio Guide

10. Athens: Acropolis Ticket with Multilingual Audio Guide

Explore the Acropolis at your own pace with time-slotted e-tickets and an informative self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive e-tickets via email, select your preferred time slot, and enter the Acropolis Hill. Download the "Acropolis Classic" audio tour, blending history, art, and daily life in ancient Athens. Explore key sites and marvel at the Parthenon, discovering the city's rich history. From the great staircase to the Belvedere viewpoint, uncover the secrets of marble transport and the iconic Parthenon. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable, and while time slots may appear here, it's essential to make your binding selection for the Acropolis Hill on the Clio Muse Tours "My Booking Page" for a smooth, stress-free experience.

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This was a wonderful way to tour the Acropolis and gives you a bigger picture of what you are seeing. Listen to a bit ahead of time so you know which gate to enter (South Gate near the Acropolis Museum) and can focus on the storytelling and not worry about being in the right place. I used the tour a couple of times and I learned so much!

All went great, our tour guide (Alyssia? - curly brunette hair) was really lovely and knowledgeable. Tour was interesting, at the end she answered all our questions and gave us few food recommendations! Posting my travels on @awaywithmon and @monfromlondon if anyone is interested in travel tips!

Had a great time visited the acropolis Monday and completed the others over next three days all were as we expected Parthenon was amazing

Our guide (Pan) was fabulous and funny. She brought back the joy of studying ancient history!

just use the ticket to scan to enter the site easy.