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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-07-07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
It is, of course, possible to explore the ruins of the Acropolis independently. But without an understanding of ancient Greek religion, culture, and history, it can be tough to tell exactly what you’re looking at—let alone what it all means. This guided walking tour takes the confusion out of the Acropolis and leaves you free to continue exploring once you’re done.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fresko Yogurt Bar Acropoli
    Dionysiou Areopagitou 3, Athina 117 42, Greece
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    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    A comprehensive tour of the Acropolis and all its monuments (Parthenon, Nike Temple, Dionysus Theater and many more)
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    Pass by
    Parthenon
    Theater of Dionysus
    Herod Atticus Odeon
    Erechtheion
    Temple of Athena Nike
  • You'll end at
    Acropoli
    Athens 117 42, Greece
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Highlights
  • Explore the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the Theatre of Dionysus, Parthenon, and the Temple of Athena Nike (entrance at your expense)
  • Learn about ancient Greek history, mythology, drama, and lifestyles
  • Soak up sweeping views from the summit as you discover surrounding sights
What to Expect
Greet your guide in Central Athens and then stroll to the Acropolis, pay your entrance fee, and head inside. Enter through the south side, stopping at the Theatre of Dionysus and the Sanctuary of Dionysus. Inside the ancient citadel, ascend the sacred hill. Your guide will explain the names and meaning of sights like the Parthenon, with its missing marbles; the Temple of Athena Nike; the Erechtheion; and the Propylaea gateway.  At the summit, savor sweeping views of the modern city as your guide points out surrounding monuments, including Areopagus hill and the ancient agora, a meeting place that was once the beating heart of ancient Athens. The tour concludes here, leaving you free to explore at your leisure or make your own way back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Fresko Yogurt Bar Acropoli, Dionysiou Areopagitou 3, Athina 117 42, Greece
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Acropoli, Athens 117 42, Greece
Inclusions
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small Group: max. 15 persons per group
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Entrance fee to Acropolis (20 euros/adult) are not included; payed in cash on the spot.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • If you are entitled to reduced entrance fees, a valid ID or Passport is required for verification.
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • BABY STROLLERS are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.
  • ENTRANCE FEES (not included):from April 1st to October 31st: Adults 25+: 20 euros . Reduced prices apply for youth 6 - 24 years old, senior EU citizens (65+) and infants are entitled to a free entrance
  • ENTRANCE FEES (not included): from November 1st to March 31st: Adults 25+: 10 euros, youth 6 - 24 years old, senior European citizens (65+) and infants & youth (Eu citizens) are entitled to a free entrance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • If you are entitled to a reduced entrance at the site, then a valid ID or Passport is required for verification of age and nationality at the sites.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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hilifeliving wrote a review Oct. 13
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This is a great way to see the Acropolis so that you know exactly what you are looking at. Vicky was an amazing local guide. We got queue skip tickets, the tour starts at 11.30 am and last for around 1.5 hrs. You get to visit the Acropolis, Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaia,
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Date of experience: October 2020
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S A wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Our tour guide Despina was fantastic! The tour was well paced, filled with really interesting facts and we also got stunning views throughout. Despina was really friendly and enthusiastic and really made the tour experience much better.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jan-Nemo M wrote a review Sep. 2020
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First they switched our date only one day prior to the tour, for which I got a mail. But then they apparently also changed the meeting point for which I never received a mail. Once I called them as nobody was at the original meeting point, she explained the new location to a
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Anthoula G, Marketing Manager at Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Responded Sep. 3, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Athens Walking Tours is one of the very few companies which during these very difficult times continues to offer tours daily in Athens, often in unaffordable for us, very small groups, maintaining the high quality of services which distinguish us, always in compliance with the latest Covid19 regulations, but also, trying to accommodate our customers the best way we can. It is true that nowadays, we are often forced to move bookings either during the same day or to a different day, always with the client’s agreement. It is also true that we are often forced to contact our clients about the possible changes up to one day prior to the tour date as, due to the circumstances, we accept last-minute cancellations and/or bookings, which eventually determine the course of materialization of our tours. However, as with all our clients, same for you, we tried to accommodate you in every possible way, providing you with alternatives while at the same time, keeping our system open up to the previous day to the tour, in hopes that the tour you had originally booked would materialize. As we always do, we expected to hear from you prior to proceeding with any changes and of course, after receipt of your confirmation that you would be able to switch the tour date, we provided you with all necessary information for your meeting point. It is very unfortunate that you didn’t receive our confirmation e-mail for the change in your booking and that the explanation provided also by phone on the day of the tour, as well as the efforts of our guide, did not enable you to join our wonderful tour.
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John P wrote a review Aug. 2020
Singapore, Singapore100 contributions138 helpful votes
Despina was a great guide with insightful commentary on the Acropolis - much better than visiting on own
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Dyl2013 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Berkshire6 contributions1 helpful vote
Loads of information given by our brilliant guide. Not rushed, no crowds or queues and well worth the money.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour
Responded Mar. 3, 2020
Thank you for your comment. We are happy you had a good time in your tour!
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great experience overall
nice experience overall, nice guide and knowledgeable Sofia did tell us all nice restaurants as well, a bonus apart
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AjZ410
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Great tour guide
Our tour guide was great, explaining the history and site in details which adding funny remarks. The tour is well p
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govanb2020
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Fantastic introduction to Athens' archaeological history
An excellent tour ,with Victoria a very knowledgeable guide who brought to life the most impressive archeological s
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BillieBrighton_UK
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Excellent tour
We had a lovely guide , Vicky , and were very lucky to see the Acropolis during the Covid crisis when there were ve
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ChereneffeFleur
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Despina Savvidou is the best guide ever!
Although we were visiting the Acropolis, the guide Despina made the tour so much fun! She really brought the energy
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hrosegunner
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Not to be missed!
We were taken on a walking tour with our guide Dorina yesterday. It was brilliant! We learned so much from her, she
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tonit157
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History comes alive
Our wonderful and knowledgeable guide, Despina, taught us so much!! Due to Covid we had a unique experience to see
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Teti2010
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Superb Acropolis & Museum Private tour with Stieve
We just did a 4 hour private tour of the Acropolis and the Museum with a terrific guide Stieve Samara. She is ver
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TristanOliver
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Informative, Friendly Guided Tour
Stieve was an excellent guide with a nice sense of humour who patiently and all of our questions and learned about
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francoisc210
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À fantastic visit of Athens Acropolis
Despina has organised a splendid tour of Athens acropolis for us at the end of July 2020. 2 families with young kid
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MarliexP
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Highly recommended
We had a fantastic street art and street food tour with Athens Walking Tours. We explored a part of Athens we would
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anderlc1
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Must Do While in Athens
The tour was excellent. Our tour guide was a local, personable, and extremely knowledgeable. I loved hearing the an
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Don't Miss this Tour!
This must be the definitive walking tour of Athens. Why? The personality and expertise of the Guide, Dorini. She
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JimC612
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Great Athens tour
Tour guide Dorina was great and was extremely knowable about the area and sites. We really enjoyed it and learned a
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SalaOM
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Good guide, good tour
Our guide Foitini stayed enthusiastic and friendly for all 5hrs30mins of the tour. Took regular breaksbsonit wasn't
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