Guided tour

Athens: Acropolis & Mythology Guided Tour without Tickets

4.7 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

Athens: Acropolis & Mythology Guided Tour without Tickets

Activity provider: ATHENS WALKING TOURS

From US$ 57.80 per person

Explore the famous Acropolis of Athens on a guided tour. Admire its many monuments and ancient buildings and learn how the site has influenced cultures and civilizations right up to the present day.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the iconic monuments of the Acropolis of Athens on a guided tour
  • Admire the stunning architectural features of the Parthenon
  • Hear fantastic tales of Greek mythology that have inspired writers and artists
  • Discover why the Hill of Pynx is said to be birthplace of democracy
  • Take in the views of the entire city from the Acropolis
Full description

Discover the cradle of Western civilization on a guided visit to the Acropolis of Athens. Let your local guide captivate you with the most wondrous tales of Greek mythology as you explore this iconic site.

Be inspired by ancient monuments coming to life, acquiring newfound context and meaning. First, you will discover the Hill of Pnyx and learn why it is the birthplace of the democratic governing system and the power of the majority.

Gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, and the Propylaea. Admire the stunning architecture of the Parthenon Temple, understand the importance of the Erechtheion Temple, and listen to the vivid myths of ancient Athens.

Dive into ancient Greek mythology and hear tales of love, revenge, infidelity, and passion. Learn about the origin of words like panic and pandemic, and names like Europe, Athens, or Daphne. Be amazed by their true significance, and the marvelous legends associated with them.

From the Acropolis, admire the views of the city and see other landmarks worth exploring. Have your guide point out other historic points of interest including Mars Hill, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus, and the Anafiotika neighborhood.

Includes
  • Local, licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis
  • Athens guide and map
  • Entry fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Optional gratuities (usually 10%)
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
  • 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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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please be at the meeting point at 8:45 AM. Your guide will be holding the orange Athens Walking Tours sign and waiting for you at "FRESKO" Yogurt Bar Thissio located at Apostolou Pavlou 11, Athens 118 51 (400 meters from Thissio metro station).

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Important information

What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The tour will take place in all weather conditions.
  • Entrance fees are not included and must be paid on site. The cost is about €20 per person. Your guide will purchase the skip-the-line entry tickets in advance to save you time
  • Those under 18 years old get free entry to the Acropolis and all archaeological sites on presentation of valid ID. Students and teenagers get a reduced price with a valid ID or student card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

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

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Must be the Best Way to visit the Acropolis

Our guide, Marina (?), was terrific. A very well-paced morning climb from the side entrance with informative stops in the shade made it comfortable even for those with trouble walking (like me). Marina's wealth of knowledge was awesome & interesting, and she was very good at handling our questions and needs. It would have been 5 stars if we could have taken the Plaka & Anafiotika parts, too, but they were canceled for 'technical reasons.' Exploring those areas on our own was far less satisfying than Marina would have made it.

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August 21, 2018

I learned so much! The tour amplified my Acropolis experience!

Ani, our tour guide, was so great! We definitely benefitted by going early and by purchasing our tickets with the tour vs waiting in line as individuals. Ani told us so much about the Acropolis, about Ancient Greece, modern-day Greece, and more! I learned SO MUCH about what I was seeing. It definitely made my experience 100% better than I could have without her as our guide. I recommend taking the tour with Plaka afterward for all the same reasons, plus, having the guide show you the main sites is a great way to orient yourself in the city so that you can do your own sightseeing afterward. I can't say enough about how great this tour was - well worth your money! And Ani is incredible - so much info, and so much kindness and care for her tourists!

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July 8, 2018

Very good, detailed, walk with knowledgeable guides

October 2, 2019

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