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Acropolis Tour in Athens

Experience the history and mystery of the Acropolis firsthand

Quick Details

Meeting Point

Meet your tour outside the Acropolis Metro Station, opposite the Crescendo Café. If arriving by metro, your exit is Makrygianni/Dionysiou Arepaghitou. Here is the Google Maps link.

Exit the subway and go to street level. Your guide will be next to the the sign that says “Akropoli,” holding a sign with your names on it. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time of your tour.

Duration: 2 hours

This tour has several departures every day.

Depending on the season, this tour leaves at 08:00 / 09:30 / 11:00 / 13:00 / 16:00 / 18:00.

Adults (Ages 10+)
Children (Ages 3-9)
Infants (Ages 2 and Under)
Private Tour Base price for 2 people

Tour of  the Acropolis: Expert guides and skip-the-line tickets included

Easily the most famous monument in Athens, the Acropolis deserves a detailed visit that includes the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Propylaia. Avoid long queues, and start exploring the Acropolis immediately with our pre-reserved tickets.

The word “acropolis” means the citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically built on a hilltop. However, Athens’ acropolis is so impressive and influential that it’s the only one in the world simply referred to as The Acropolis. In fact, this monument is so famous that there isn’t any need to add the city in which it’s located!

Located in the core of Athens, the domineering hill decorated with its well-preserved monuments stands in harmony with its surroundings. These innovative masterpieces of ancient architecture combine different orders and styles of Classical art. This particular acropolis boasts various elements of Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian architecture, as well as characters from Greek mythology. Your expert guide will uncover just where they are and explain how these monuments have influenced art and culture for many centuries.

Learn about the most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, the city’s most significant religious festivals, and its earliest cults. Ask your guide about how specific events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred landmark.

The Acropolis is the most accurate reflection of the splendor, power, and wealth of Athens at its prime in 5th century BC. During this golden era, it was ruled over by Perikles, often considered Greece’s greatest democratic leader. Your guide will be sure to touch on this fascinating period in which the most important monuments were erected by the best artists and sculptors around: the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike.

The temples on the north side of the Acropolis were frequented primarily by earlier Athenian cults and those who worshiped Olympian gods. The southern part was dedicated to the worship of Athena in her many forms.

After your guided tour, you can linger on the hilltop to continue exploring at your own pace, or enjoy the view over the city and as far as the Aegean Sea. Your guide will point out a different route towards the south exit which takes you past the Altar of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus, the birthplace of theater drama.