Acropolis and City Tour

From EUR 39

See the best of what Athens has to offer with our world famous Athens Acropolis and city tour. This is a detailed guided tour that will take you through the historical part of the city, the Plaka the old town of Athens, to the Acropolis of Athens and its’ famous monuments. 

The absolute must tour

This comprehensive city tour will show you some of the most important landmarks and sights of the historical center of Athens but also a thorough visit to the Acropolis where your guide will give you an in-depth guided tour of this world heritage site and its major breathtaking monuments all in one fascinating tour.

Walking through Historical Athens

The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where you will visit the metro Museum (in 10 - 15 minutes) with very interesting archaeological artifacts from the daily life of Ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. You will then continue on to the House of the Greek Parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and watch the changing of the guards.

Your tour continues towards the National Gardens and on to the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have the opportunity to visit. From there you walk a little through the famous Plaka district where you see the statue of Melina Merkouri.

Your Acropolis guided tour

You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary and Dionysus Theatre built in the 5th century BC. Your guide will take care of the tickets so you can skip the line. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold.

Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the NikeTemple, the Agrippa monument and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos, Mars, and Pnyx Hills.

Inclusions:

  • Local licensed guide

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Meeting Place

Your Athens Walking Tours guide holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign will be waiting for you INSIDE the Syntagma Metro Station one level down, by the ticket validating machines, underneath the big central hanging clock. Please be at the meeting point by 09:15 because the tours starts at 09:30 am

The tour ends on the Acropolis where you will have plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the wonderful views down to the city of Athens.

Additional Information

Cancellation and Refund policy
All cancellations must be made by your reservations department in writing to us by email: You receive 100% refund in case the tour is canceled 96 hours prior to the start time of the tour. You are refunded 50% of the amount in case the tour is canceled between 96 hours and 48 hours before the start time. If the tour is canceled less than 48 hours before the time it begins, then you are entitled no refund.

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Walking through Historical Athens

The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where you will visit the metro Museum (in 10 - 15 minutes) with very interesting archaeological artifacts from the daily life of Ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. You will then continue on to the House of the Greek Parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and watch the changing of the guards.

Your tour continues towards the National Gardens and on to the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have the opportunity to visit. From there you walk a little through the famous Plaka district where you see the statue of Melina Merkouri.

Your Acropolis guided tour

You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds and also to visit the Dionysus sanctuary and Dionysus Theatre built in the 5th century BC. Your guide will take care of the tickets so you can skip the line. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold.

Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the NikeTemple, the Agrippa monument and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos, Mars, and Pnyx Hills.

Inclusions:

  • Local licensed guide

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

Meeting Place

Inside the Syntagma Metro Station, next to the ticket validating machines, underneath the hanging clock and next to the ticket validating machines. Your tour guide or office representative will be holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign to identify them. Please make sure that you get there at 9:15 because the tour starts at 9:30 am.

The tour ends on the Acropolis.

Highlights

Walking through Historical Athens

Your Acropolis guided tour

Route

  1. Syntagma Square
  2. Parthenon