The most popular sight in Athens. History, architecture, mythology all covered. Wonderful views of Athens
Duration: 3 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.
Cultural Guided Walking Tours In Athens
The Acropolis is easily the most popular monument in Athens. Thus we give it 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, the Acropolis is on an elevation. It is next to the Plaka neighbourhood which is just south of the Agora.
A visit to the Acropolis is never complete without seeing the Acropolis Museum. Our guides organise timing of the museum either before or after the Acropolis proper, considering the season and the crowds.
We look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a reference point for the modern development of Athens. You learn how this site grew and evolved along with the city of Athens.
Your guide points out differences between Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture and also characters from Greek mythology.
Your local guide talks about the most important myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults, and how several events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct called Acropolis. Discover Athens and the Acropolis more in-depth on this walking tour!
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 Acropolis.
The second part of the tour will be at the Acropolis Museum. This tour is a perfect way to complete the information at the Acropolis and savor how the Greeks honor their heritage.
Athens Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum is stunning, to say the least. Our tour includes the treasures of the ancient Greek civilization as displayed inside the museum but please take note that the museum building itself is worth discovering.
Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under beautiful glass floors.
Today the Acropolis Museum houses original pieces from the temples of the Acropolis, protecting them from further deterioration, while also giving their historical context.
In the Parthenon Gallery, the famous marble frieze is recreated with both original marbles and casts of those pieces held elsewhere, such as the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum.
The Archaic Gallery has statues which pre-date even the Acropolis itself, and the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis shows pots, children’s toys and other things used by the early settlers in everyday life.
- Acropolis Museum
- The Acropolis and its complementary buildings
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Hadrian’s Library
- Athena Nike Temple
- Agrippa Monument
- Dionysus Theater
- Skip the line access tickets at the Acropolis
- Skip the line access tickets at the Acropolis Museum
- Scholarly and local Walks In Europe Tour Guides
- Small groups of 8 or private tours
- Transport to/from attractions