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Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food provided by Athens Walks Tour Company

Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food

Athens Day Tour-Skip the line: Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Plaka and Local Food
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The Acropolis is one of Athens’ most well-known sights, which can mean large ticket lines and long waiting times. Save time, and bypass the lines with this skip-the-line tour. Explore the Acropolis highlights with a guide, and then discover Athens’ pretty district of Plaka with lots of tastings along the way. Highlights include trying Greek donuts, cheese, pies, and coffee.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore the Acropolis with a guide, including the Parthenon
  • Get straight to the front of the ticket lines with this skip-the-line tour
  • Ideal for history buffs—learn about the stories of Ancient Greece
  • Enjoy the perk of having food and drink tastings included
What to expect
  • Meet your guide near the Acropolis in central Athens for your walking tour. Then, head through the Acropolis gate to tour the hilltop citadel (tickets not included), famous for its semi-crumbled buildings from the 5th century BC. Wander around the 2,500-year-old highlights of the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Temple of Asclepius, formerly a healing center dedicated to the god of medicine. Learn the stories behind the buildings, and view the Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea, Caryatid Porch, and magnificent Parthenon. Then, descend into the Plaka district, Athens’ old town. Enter the cobbled lanes of neo-classical houses and Byzantine churches, and visit the Anafiotika quarter, home to Cyclades-style whitewashed houses built by 19th-century immigrants homesick for their native isles. Next, explore some of Athens’ food markets, visiting shops selling olive oils, wines, mushrooms, and herbs. Dive into a centuries-old café for a koulóuria (sesame bread), sample loukoumades donuts and filo parcels, and tasty pies and cheeses. Then, wander through the meat and fish market, stopping for home-made and roasted coffee before perusing and purchasing (own expense) fruit, olives, hams, or other delicacies. Your tour then ends near Monastiraki Square.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore the Acropolis with a guide, including the Parthenon
  • Get straight to the front of the ticket lines with this skip-the-line tour
  • Ideal for history buffs—learn about the stories of Ancient Greece
  • Enjoy the perk of having food and drink tastings included
What to expect
  • Meet your guide near the Acropolis in central Athens for your walking tour. Then, head through the Acropolis gate to tour the hilltop citadel (tickets not included), famous for its semi-crumbled buildings from the 5th century BC. Wander around the 2,500-year-old highlights of the Theater of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Temple of Asclepius, formerly a healing center dedicated to the god of medicine. Learn the stories behind the buildings, and view the Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea, Caryatid Porch, and magnificent Parthenon. Then, descend into the Plaka district, Athens’ old town. Enter the cobbled lanes of neo-classical houses and Byzantine churches, and visit the Anafiotika quarter, home to Cyclades-style whitewashed houses built by 19th-century immigrants homesick for their native isles. Next, explore some of Athens’ food markets, visiting shops selling olive oils, wines, mushrooms, and herbs. Dive into a centuries-old café for a koulóuria (sesame bread), sample loukoumades donuts and filo parcels, and tasty pies and cheeses. Then, wander through the meat and fish market, stopping for home-made and roasted coffee before perusing and purchasing (own expense) fruit, olives, hams, or other delicacies. Your tour then ends near Monastiraki Square.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5776P21
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Entrance tickets
  • Food and drinks specified during the food tour
  • Licensed tour guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Parthenon
  • Entry/Admission - Theater of Dionysus
  • Entry/Admission - Herod Atticus Odeon
  • Entry/Admission - Monastiraki
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece Athanasiou Diakou street 16 inside Tours & Activities office
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance fees (30 euros per adult - Acropolis 20 euros + Acropolis museum 10 euros). 5 euros for kids under 18 with show of the passport. Tickets are purchased cash from your guide - Skip the line.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Entrance tickets
  • Food and drinks specified during the food tour
  • Licensed tour guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Parthenon
  • Entry/Admission - Theater of Dionysus
  • Entry/Admission - Herod Atticus Odeon
  • Entry/Admission - Monastiraki
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
Departure details
  • Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece Athanasiou Diakou street 16 inside Tours & Activities office
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance fees (30 euros per adult - Acropolis 20 euros + Acropolis museum 10 euros). 5 euros for kids under 18 with show of the passport. Tickets are purchased cash from your guide - Skip the line.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Athanasiou Diakou 16
    Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece
    Athanasiou Diakou street 16 inside Tours & Activities office
    See address & details
  • 1
    Acropolis
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Parthenon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Theater of Dionysus
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Herod Atticus Odeon
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Temple of Athena Nike
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Monastiraki
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Plaka
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Athens Walks Tour Company
    See details
  • 9
    Acropolis Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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SammieAR
United States334 contributions
Athens Walks: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Plaka with Food Tasting
Nov. 2019
We went in late November 2019. We arrived at Acropolis metro station just before 9 am and was met with Alex who has a very soft voice and pleasant demeanor. We paid 15 euro each person for the tickets to Acropolis (10 euro) and the Museum (5 euro) when we met in person. We were a small group of 8 people. Alex is very knowledgeable, and was able to answer all our questions plus more, while explaining the history of Acropolis and its various temples, before taking us down the Acropolis Museum. Lots of walking, which can be somewhat difficult for those with mobility issue for the Acropolis Monument tour, especially if it rains since some parts of the grounds were restored using marble which made it slick after/during a rainfall.

Alex then made sure we met up with our food tour guide Dorela, who was also super sweet and walked us through various places in Plaka, Syntagma, and Monastiraki, including the fish/meat market. I believe we stopped at 4 different places to try some savory pastry, greek donuts, greek coffee with greek delight, and souvlaki/gyro.

We highly recommend Athens Walks. Both our tour guides were very professional and we have totally enjoyed our walking tour with Alex and Dorela.
Written December 8, 2019
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ericcphillips99
Wilmington, DE20 contributions
Athens
Sep. 2019
The guide was very knowledgeable and well spoken. We met our guide close to our hotel a couple blocks from the Acropolis w/ about 10 couples. View the Acropolis, the museum and a walking food tour. Skip the line was worth the money.
Written November 13, 2019
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Dalia M
5 contributions
Highly recommend!
Absolutely loved this tour! We did the Acropolis afternoon group tour. Kimon was our guide and was amazing. He was engaging and was extremely knowledgeable. Tour was about 1.5 hours, which was the perfect amount of time. After the tour, he will leave you at the Acropolis to enjoy the views, and I recommend waiting for this to take pictures. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes and bottled water.
Written September 16, 2019
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It is a huge pleasure for us to know that you had a fun and memorable experience on your tour. We really appreciate your kind feedback and hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Maria
Written October 3, 2019
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Resort100180
Alberta, Canada2 contributions
Perfect Small Group Tour
Oct. 2018 • Friends
Mariza is a fun and very knowledgeable guide.Time and money well spent for our first full day in Greece. It was a good introduction to Greek foods and delicacies in the local traditional establishments that we likely would not have visited . A guided tour is really a must for overall information and history at the Acropolis. We felt like we had the best guide available. Thanks Mariza!
Written October 30, 2018
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rosenkenny
Issaquah, WA45 contributions
Strenuous trip up, but great stories along the way.
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Excellent small group tour of the acropolis and the immediate surrounding area. Many stops along the way to describe the various structures that were there and what they were used for. Guide did an excellent job of painting a picture of life in the era of Socrates and how many of the names and words used then are still used today (Europe, amphitheater for example). Well worth the money to have the guided tour.
Written October 28, 2018
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Valeria H
Conway, SC3 contributions
Mariza and the tour was great
Sep. 2018 • Friends
We had the most delightful time with Mariza as our guide. She was very knowledgeable and even though the weather was not accommodating she made the tour interesting and entertaining. We included the food tour as well and she adapted the tour to our preferences explaining Greek tastes and foods to us. Highly recommend the tour and the guide. Thank you Marisa!
Written October 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are glad this was an enjoyable experience for you! Hope you come back to visit us again soon! Our kind regards
Written October 21, 2018
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panopson
Bremen, Germany42 contributions
Amazing tour with Mariza
We had a blast. Mariza, our tour guide, has been so lovely with Vincent (12) and so well informed about Greece and Greek history that we learned in few hours so many things.
Mariza was able to capture the attention of our son for the whole time with information, jun jokes and vivid involvement.
I totally recommend Mariza as a tour guide.
Written August 2, 2018
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Thank you very much for you kind review! We are glad you had a nice time! Kind regards
Written August 4, 2018
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Minnie554
Chicago, IL42 contributions
Wonderful day with Athens Walks
Jun. 2018 • Friends
It was a great day for our group of 9. We were met easily by Rosa and she proceeded to take us up on to the Acropolis and then down in to Plaka for a huge amount of food! We were shocked as to how much food we got as tastings and it was all wonderful. Rosa knows her stuff!
Written June 18, 2018
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Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again! Kind regards
Written June 27, 2018
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Mary Katherine White
Atlanta, GA50 contributions
Great Acropolis Tour
Mar. 2018 • Couples
We were on limited time so we chose to do this and the food tastings as two tours in one! What a great choice! We ended up having only the two of us in the tour. Daphne was our guide and really wanted to tailor it to what we wanted. It was an excellent day with great explanations of the acropolis and tastings through the Place district!
Written April 2, 2018
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Thank you for your kind review We hope to see you again soon! Our kindest regards
Written June 27, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

codish
Beersheba, Israel213 contributions
Excellent two day tour with Athens walks
Jan. 2018 • Couples
We only had three days in Athens and wanted to make the most of it - took two tours with Athens Walks - first day at the Acropolis and tasting walk and the next day to Cape Sounion. Super friendly and knowledgeable Mariza was our guide for both days and we had a great connection - the perfect combination of explanations and adapting the tour to our style.

We learned a lot about Greece and its history in addition to the sites we visited.

We found this to be a great way to make the most of our stay in Athens.
Written January 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are happy you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for your review! Kind regards
Written June 27, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Athens Walks Tour Company
Mary C
Mary C
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Great experience and food.
Wonderful class. The chef was amazing, and the food was easy to prepare but excellent! Highly recommend.
663cameronb
663cameronb
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Dorela and this tour were awesome!
This tour was a blast! Dorela (our guide) introduced us to a number of foods from Athens that are more local/hidden
biancacmeyers
biancacmeyers
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Best Food Tour I’ve Ever Been On
Our tour guide, Anabelia, was so wonderful! This was my first tour while visiting Athens and it did not disappoint.
icrosmada
icrosmada
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Great tour with the best guide!
This tour was amazing! Our guide, Irene, was the absolute best. She knew all the tucked away places, told the bes
justinbT4469JO
justinbT4469JO
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Great Homecooked Greek Dinner
This was an awesome class covering classic Greek dishes. The chef, Stam, did a great job teaching as well as shari
Uknozking
Uknozking
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Great way to see Athens
Annabellia (sorry if I misspelt it) was great. We couldn’t fault the tour. So full after the tour with amazing Gree
157angiel
157angiel
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Best Food Tour we've ever done
Terrific orientation to Athens and Greek food. Dorela was wonderful. I felt like our friend was showing us around A
rkellee
rkellee
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Get to know the Acropolis
Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Her presentation was organized and on point. She didn’t bore you with s
Bernd S
Bernd S
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Athens trip
The tour was amazing, and it was amazing because of Anna. She arrived at the hotel on time, very pleasant, she gave
ah64fish
ah64fish
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Amazing Guide!
I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Doreena, was so knowledgeable and nice. She answered every question with a
Kim S
Kim S
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Fun different tour
This was one of our favorite tours in greece! We were the only ones on it so got to get to know our guide really we
rum82555
rum82555
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Yum yum tour
Christina, our guide was extremely knowledgeable concerning the food, history ,culture of Athens. Authentic Greek c
tomash419
tomash419
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Highly recommend it!
Highly recommend it!! Amazing introduction to Greek food and culture. It was not only about great food but the guid
DaveCSSMD
DaveCSSMD
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Fantastic and Informative Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed the Acropolis and museum tour with Athens Walks. Our tour guide was Effie and she provided a
dianacK604WG
dianacK604WG
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Lovely!!!
Our food tour guide Irene was soooo great. Very informative but she didn’t burden us with too much information and
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