Athens Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour, 3 hrs.
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, Acropolis is on an elevation. It is next to the Plaka neighborhood which is just south of the Agora.
A visit to the Acropolis is never complete without seeing the Acropolis Museum. Our guides organize timing of the museum either before or after the Acropolis proper considering the season and the crowds.
We will look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a reference point for the modern development of Athens. You will learn how this site grew and evolved along with the city of Athens.
Your guide will point out differences between Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders of architecture and also characters from Greek mythology.
Your local guide will talk 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.
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.
Join our walking tour to discover Athens Acropolis and Acropolis Museum with a scholarly and local guide. You can choose to go private or join a group of max 8.
Athens Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour runs every day and starts at 125Euros.
It’s always an intimate experience and the best way to continue your Athens experience is to join the Athens Food Tour.