Guided tour

Acropolis & Museum Guided Tour without Tickets

4.7 / 5

78 reviews

Acropolis & Museum Guided Tour without Tickets

From US$ 56.46 per person

Skip the long lines to the Athens Acropolis and explore the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 3-hour walking tour that includes a visit to the New Acropolis Museum. Discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological site with a licensed guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Athens Acropolis
  • Visit famous monuments, such as the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike
  • Take in the breathtaking views of Athens from the summit of the Acropolis
  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum, and see more than 4,000 artifacts
  • Explore the collections of the New Acropolis Museum at leisure
Full description
Enjoy a leisurely stroll 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. Then, pay your entrance fee and make your way inside to see the bounty of ancient treasures that await. Along the way, visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater that is often cited 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 to important sights, such as the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Pause to take photos of these fascinating ruins, and learn their history 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, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the ancient Agora, once the heart of Athens. Continue on to the New Acropolis Museum, now ranked as one of the top 5 museums in the world. See the highlights of the impressive collection of statues and relics. Go to the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, where the glass floors reveal excavation sites. End your tour inside the museum, leaving you free to explore its exhibits further should you wish.
Includes
  • Local, licensed guide
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees (approximately €30 per adult/€15 concessions/€3 per child)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional; gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
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
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, 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

Pick-up from the Fresko Yogurt Bar Acropoli, 3 Dionyssiou Areopagitou Street (at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway from Hadrian's Arch to the Acropolis). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time and look for an orange colored sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • The tours take place in all weather conditions, rain or shine
  • This is a small group tour (maximum group capacity for Acropolis visit is 15, and maximum for the Museum is 7)
  • While at Fresko Yogurt Bar Acropoli, you can enjoy a fresh authentic Greek yogurt with honey or spoon sweet. It’s a tasty and healthy delicacy and the right refreshment before going up to the Acropolis
  • Entrance fees are not included in the tour price. Please make sure you have cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. The tickets will be bought for you in advance so you can avoid queuing
  • If you are a student or teenager, have your ID or student card ready to show to the office representative, you'll be entitled to the reduced entrance fees
  • Please note that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the entrance used on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Niko was a great guide, very knowledgeable about the Acropolis and Athens. It was an extremely hot day and he moved us into the shade as often as possible. I can't imagine going to the Acropolis without a guide, it meant so much more to have the explanations behind the monuments. My only regret is that I got the duo tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. It was too much at once. After being in the grueling sun, I just wanted to rest. However, I definitely recommend these tours.

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September 3, 2018

Very Interesting & insightful

Booked this tour for my Parents. They absolutely enjoyed the guided tour. Worth every cent & the 3 hours. It made it worthwhile to go to the Acropolis & the Museum etc instead of just turning up at the sites wondering around not knowing what is what and why. They learned a lot on the tour, the significance of the sites, understanding and found it very interesting. Also the skip the line tickets were worth the extra $ as well.

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August 14, 2018

Terrific Tour

The tour was excellent! Our guide Nick was easy to understand, informative and interesting at just the right pace. He was very friendly and answered lots of questions patiently. We wouldn't have noticed or seen many of the things he pointed out and explained. We're very glad we took the tour.

April 9, 2018

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