In-depth tour of the Acropolis and nearby monuments of Acropolis.
Duration: 2 hours
Two sessions every day:
- Morning tour leaves at 09:30
- Afternoon tour leaves at 13:30
- Acropolis Metro Station. Your guide will have a signboard that says Walks In Europe.
Guided Tour of The Acropolis Only
Acropolis means a citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically built on a hill. The Acropolis of Athens is just so impressive, famous and influential that it is the only one that the world refers to as The Acropolis – without the need to add the name of the city.
Easily the most famous monument in Athens, Acropolis deserves a detailed tour to it 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. The domineering hill is next to the Plaka neighborhood, just south of the Agora. There are many monuments on the Acropolis, and it offers lovely views over Athens.
Your professional guide points out differences between Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture and also characters from Greek mythology.
You will learn about the most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults and how several specific 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. These monuments 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 Acropolis tour in Athens.
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 greatest 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.
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Hadrian’s Library
- The Acropolis
- Athena Nike Temple
- Agrippa Monument
- Dionysus Theater
- Odeon of Herodes Atticus
- Ancient Agora
- Skip the line access tickets at the Acropolis
- Scholarly and local Walks In Europe Tour Guides
- Small groups of 8 or private tours
- Transport to/back to meeting point
- Acropolis Museum