Acropolis and Athens City Tour, 3hrs.
This walking tour covers the Acropolis and Athens City with its local neighborhoods.
The Acropolis is easily the most popular monument in Athens, and we give a very detailed tour including the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and, of course, the Parthenon.
Located in the center of Athens, Acropolis is on an elevation and is next to the Plaka neighborhood, just south of the Agora. We wanted to add some of the nearby sites to the Acropolis and Athens City Tour as well so that you can see the most important landmarks and sights of the historical center of Athens.
Acropolis and Athens City Tour meets at the Syntagma station. You’ll start at the House of the Greek Parliament and the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. After we watch the changing of the guards, we’ll enjoy the busy neighborhood as we make our way to the Acropolis hill.
This tour is a great walk to enjoy the local life in Athens and see people in their everyday heyday. Your local guide will give you many references and recommendations so that you can be independent once the Acropolis and Athens City Tour is over.
The Acropolis is comprised of many buildings and offers beautiful views of Athens. We will look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a reference point for the modern development of Athens.
Your local guide will talk about the most famous myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults and how several certain events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct.
The monuments of the Acropolis stand in harmony with their natural setting. These unique masterpieces of ancient architecture combine different orders and styles of Classical art most innovatively and have influenced art and culture for many centuries.
The Acropolis of the fifth century BC is the most accurate reflection of the splendor, power and wealth of Athens at its highest peak, the golden age of Perikles. Your professional guide will give an excellent understanding of this as part of the Athens City Tour Acropolis.
In the mid-fifth century BC, when the Acropolis became the seat of the Athenian League and Athens was the most significant cultural center of its time, Perikles initiated an ambitious building project which lasted the entire second half of the fifth century BC.
Athenians and foreigners alike worked on this project, receiving a salary of one drachma a day. The most important buildings visible on the Acropolis today – that is, the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike, were erected during this period under the supervision of the most exceptional architects, sculptors, and artists of their time.
The temples on the north side of the Acropolis housed the earlier Athenian cults and those of the Olympian gods primarily, while the southern part of the Acropolis was dedicated to the worship of Athena in her many qualities.
You can choose to book a private tour or join a small group of max eight people to enjoy Athens City Tour Acropolis.
Acropolis and Athens City Tour runs every day and starts at 125 Euros.