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The Acropolis Museum Ticket & Access to Ancient Excavation

1. The Acropolis Museum Ticket & Access to Ancient Excavation

The Acropolis Museum was initially conceived in 1976 as a response to the need for the conservation of invaluable Greek artifacts, including sculptures from the Parthenon. Completed in 2007, the New Acropolis Museum offers visitors an outstanding opportunity to view archaeological artifacts and learn about the Acropolis site. An ancient Athenian neighborhood is incorporated below the museum, showcasing life and human activities from the 4th millennium B.C. until the 12th century A.D. The permanent exhibition comprises 4 galleries, which you will be able to explore with your admission ticket: • In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis you’ll see findings from the sanctuaries there, as well as objects of everyday life from all historic periods. Transparent sections of the floor provide views of the archaeological excavation. • The Archaic Gallery houses exhibits from the 7th century B.C. until the end of the Persian Wars in 480/79 B.C. • In the Parthenon Gallery, the frieze of the Parthenon on the rectangular cement core can be appreciated in detail as you walk along the perimeter of the gallery. • The final gallery of the Museum, Propylaea, Athena Nike, and Erechteion, affords views of unique works that became prototypes for subsequent periods from antiquity to today. See the coffered ceiling of the Propylaea and the sculptures from the parapet of the Temple of Athena Nike. In addition, the Caryatids of the Erechtheion are close by on the balcony overlooking the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis. You’ll also find reliefs of Athenian decrees, impressive portraits, Roman copies of classical masterpieces, and depictions of philosophers and historical figures, from the 5th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.

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Acropolis & Museum: Entry Tickets Including Booking Fee

2. Acropolis & Museum: Entry Tickets Including Booking Fee

Visit the breathtaking Acropolis with a pre-booked admission ticket. 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. 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. 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.

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Athens: Combo Ticket Pass for Museums & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

3. Athens: Combo Ticket Pass for Museums & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Skip the hassle and use one handy combo pass to gain entry to some of Athens' most well-known sites, as well as 48-hour access to a Hop-on Hop-off bus. Take three days to see what you want—from the Parthenon, to dancing and theater, it caters to all tastes.  The attraction list includes: • Acropolis Hill • Acropolis Museum • Panathenaic Stadium • Athens War Museum • Museum of Cycladic Art • Frissiras Contemporary Painting Museum • Dora Stratou Traditional Dance Theatre • Hellenic Motor Museum • Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum • Museum of Greek culture (Benaki) • Museum of Islamic Art (Benaki) • The Ghika Gallery (Benaki) • Toy Museum (Benaki) • Museum of Ancient Greek Technology • Herakleidon Museum • Museum of Illusions • Athens Hop On Hop Off Tour (48-hour access to all lines)

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Athens: Acropolis and Museum Entry Tickets with Audio Tour

4. Athens: Acropolis and Museum Entry Tickets with Audio Tour

At your own pace, explore Athen's fascinating Acropolis Hill and accompanying museum with this combination of pre-booked e-tickets and two immersive audio tours, downloadable to your smartphone. Receive your tickets via email, then simply download the self-guided audio tours and you’re all set for your Athens adventure. Arrive at Acropolis Hill and walk around this uniquely imposing site, through the walls of the Propylaea and the array of grand temples around the site. Visit the Temple of Nike, the Erechtheion, and the illustrious Partheon, and listen to countless tales about the divine ancestors of the Athenians as well as the mythical origins of this glorious city. Follow in the footsteps of world-famous historical figures such as Socrates and Pericles, and get valuable insight into the lives of these ancient Greeks. During the walk, unlock the secrets of ancient masonry and witness the unparalleled excellence of Athenian architecture. At the Acropolis Museum, allow the exhibits to guide you through the engrossing journey of Athen’s transition to democracy. Enjoy a comprehensive presentation of the evolution of the Ancient Greek style from its early steps to the artistic revolutions of the classical era.

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Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour

5. Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour

Join a small group at the Acropolis metro station for a more interactive and personal experience. Get to know your local guide who has a professional license as she goes over the day's itinerary. Start your walk right away to discover Acropolis which the most popular monument in Athens.  The Acropolis is next to the Plaka neighborhood which is just south of the Agora.  The Acropolis is easily the most popular monument in Athens so you get a very detailed tour including the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia and of course the Parthenon. Look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a reference point for the modern development of Athens. Enjoy the Acropolis and its complementary sites over wonderful views over Athens. See the Acropolis Museum to complement the tour. Your guide organizes the timing of the museum either before or after the Acropolis proper considering the season and the crowds.  Acropolis Museum is stunning, to say the least. Our small group tour in Athens includes the treasures of the ancient Greek civilization and the museum building itself is worth discovering. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors. The Acropolis Museum houses original pieces from the temples in Acropolis, protecting them from deterioration while also giving their historical context. Learn about the Elgin Marbles in the Parthenon Gallery; the famous marble frieze recreated with both original marble and casts of those pieces. The Archaic Gallery has statues which pre-date the Acropolis itself. After around three hours, your tour concludes back at the original start point.

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Athens: Morning Bike Tour

6. Athens: Morning Bike Tour

Cycle the historic center of Athens on a 9-kilometer bike tour, and see archaeological and architectural highlights of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Mansion, indoor exhibition center of the Zappeion Hall, and Roman Agora. Discover the city’s green spaces, such as the National Gardens, and explore historic neighborhoods such as Plaka at the footsteps of the Acropolis. Go to the ancient burial site of Kerameikos Cemetery. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens, and enter the traditional neighborhood of Thission. Although you will not enter any of the archaeological sights, you will stop for approximately 5-8 minutes at each one while your tour leader provides valuable information and tells interesting stories. Get off your bike for a short walking tour of an areas that bikes can’t access, but leads you to an amazing view far off the tourist path.  Designed for the average cyclist, the route avoids the busy city traffic by following mostly flat paths and bike trails. Enjoy a more intimate experience in groups of no more than 12 people.

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Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

7. Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

Travel back in time at the Panathenaic Stadium to see where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Pass the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch to take a look at the Greek Parliament building and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Admire the state buildings of the old Academy, Athens University and the National Library on Syntagma Square Then, head to the Acropolis to explore the famous monuments of Ancient Greece from classical times. Visit the monumental gate of the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the iconic Parthenon before learning more about the history of the city at the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum.

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Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

8. Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

Your first stop is at the Acropolis of Athens. The city’s rich history is documented on every step of the Acropolis of Athens, on every piece of marble gracing the Parthenon. You will have some time to explore the Acropolis Museum. Then, head to the Hellenic Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Take a quick stop for a photo before continuing on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a former colossal temple at the center of Athens. You will also stop at the Panathenaic Stadium and then Mount Lycabettus, to take a look at the city from above. You will then set off for the Archaeological Site of Sounion. Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio - an example of classical architecture of the 5th Century B.C. Upon your return to the city of Athens, you will stop at an idyllic place: Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera.

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Athens Attractions Combo: 3 Entry Tickets with Audio Guides

9. Athens Attractions Combo: 3 Entry Tickets with Audio Guides

Explore 3 must-see ancient landmarks of Athens with this convenient entry ticket and self-guided audio tour combo for the Acropolis of Athens, Acropolis Museum, and National Archaeological Museum. Enjoy a bonus self-guided audio walking tour of Athens. After booking, download the app and the audio tours on your phone prior to your visit. Upon arrival at the archeological sites, simply put on your headphones and enjoy a personalized tour at your own pace. Enrich your experience with the audio tours that use the power of storytelling to help you learn historical information, uncommon stories, and anecdotes from ancient times. As an added perk, step out of the grandeur of the Athenian Golden Age and discover contemporary Athens with a bonus self-guided walking tour of the city. Get the most out of your visit with tour content made up of in-depth research squeezed into brief and original stories that will make your tour both engaging and informative.

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Athens: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Acropolis Museum Ticket

10. Athens: Blue Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Acropolis Museum Ticket

Explore Athens, the Port of Piraeus and the beaches at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. On the Piraeus line, you can visit the yacht marina at Pasalimani and the ancient harbor of Mikrolimano. The Athens line will take you to the historic Plaka district and discover the most traditional area of Athens. Visit the gate of the Roman emperor Hadrian, the temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Hellenic Parliament on Syntagma Square. Enjoy a tour of the Athenian Riviera on the Glyfada line, find out how the bewildering desert of the 1900s has evolved into one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Greece. Watch the sunset from Marina Flisvou or swim and sunbathe in Agios Kosmas. From the Glyfada Terminal, you can wander around the most cosmopolitan suburbs of the capital and shop at the luxury department stores. Wind down in a beautiful cafe and don't miss out on the beach bar where you can enjoy a cocktail by the seaside. From the Allied Forces Cemetery to the Byzantine Museum, the Vouliagmeni line offers stops at one of the most popular beaches in Athens. Go to Vouliagmeni Lake to discover one of the city's most popular spots. Don’t miss out on the thermal baths and admire the breathtaking surroundings. The Happy Train of Piraeus takes you on a roundtrip of one of the most picturesque suburbs of the capital. Starting from the cruise terminals, it's a half-hour trip past the Municipal Theatre, Nautical Museum and Pasalimani. Stroll around Korai Square and discover the commercial center of Piraeus, just a stone’s throw from the Private Yacht Marina.

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What people are saying about Makrygianni

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,397 reviews

Awesome.. The panoramic tour of the city was very informative. Got a good idea to plan where to visit later and also on our own. Acropolis visit needs strong legs, comfortable soft shoes and a protection from rain or sun. For tourists who need special assistance there is a lift that takes you to the Parthenon and the Parthenon is made wheelchair accessible by the admin by concreting the areas around it. That great help to all the tourists. A short walk from the acropolis takes you to the museum. Plenty of artefacts preserved there. Nicely managed tour really. Lastly katerina our tour guide, She was wonderful and has tonnes of info about the sites and makes the tour more entertaining. And for bird lovers… We spotted plenty of lovely parrots flying around the museum.

Spiros was great! He was punctual, knowledgeable and very kind. He took us to the main attractions and told us about the places in between on the way.

Easy to locate office for ticket pickup which was Jen only 10-15 minutes away from the Acropolis and Museum!

Christos was the best tour guide we had on our entire vacation!!

Great tour and amazing guide. Must do and recommend!