• Must do in Athens

Acropolis Tour in Athens

an experience you will want to tell the world about

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Beat the crowds and discover the famous Acropolis in this small-group walking tour. Explore the wonder of the ancient world and immerse yourself in Greek history with a professional local guide.

Skip-the-line tickets are included.

Duration: 2 hours

Adults (Ages 10+)
74
Children (Ages 3-9)
40
Infants (Ages 2 and Under)
Free
Private Tour
285

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

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.

Join your small group at the Acropolis Metro Station for a more personalized and interactive experience. Begin exploring the Acropolis immediately with pre-reserved tickets to avoid the long queues.

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.

Located in the center of Athens, Acropolis is the domineering hill with many monuments that 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.

Join your professional guide as they point out the differences between Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture and also characters from Greek mythology.

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 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. 

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.

After your guided tour, you have the option to stay on the hill to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view over the city and up to the Aegean Sea. Your guide will show you a different route towards the south exit so that you also see the Altar of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus, the birthplace of theater drama.