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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center provided by Athens Walking Tours

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
By Athens Walking Tours
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
By Athens Walking Tours
Recommended by 94% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Roaming the antiquities on Athens’ Acropolis slopes by yourself may give you only a sketchy picture of their history and risks you missing some must-sees. On this small-group walking tour, a guide shows you around and sheds light on each sight’s past. Plus, the tour begins at Syntagma Square, so you cover some of Athens’ more modern highlights, including the Parliament. Admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
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$49.15
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$49.15
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Ages 0-99, max of 24 per group
Duration:
3h 30m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • See the highlights of the Acropolis slopes in Athens on a walking tour
  • Navigate the sights with a guide so you don’t miss must-sees or details
  • Learn the history of Syntagma Square, Dionysus Theatre, and more
  • Limited to nine people, with Acropolis entry at own expense

  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
What's not included
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited payable in cash on the day of the tour
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis

Greet your guide in Central Athens and stop to see the ancient artifacts displayed at Syntagma Square metro station. View the treasures, including an ancient beehive and tombstones, and learn how they were unearthed during construction work here. Walk on to Greece’s Parliament building to admire its exterior, as your guide explains its former use as a royal palace, and then delve into historical Athens. Stroll along streets lined with stately buildings and see antiquities, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, before hitting pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou Street to explore the Acropolis’ slopes. Gaze up at the Acropolis’ temples, including the Parthenon, and pass the Theatre of Dionysus, Philopappou Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Mars Hill. Here, admire the panoramas over Athens, as you learn how St. Paul once preached from the rocks. Your tour concludes at the Acropolis summit.

Departure details
  • Syntagma, Athens 105 57, Greece MEETING TIME:15min prior to departure time DURATION: 3h&30min MEETING POINT:INSIDE Syntagma metro station Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be inside Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be there 15 min prior to the start
Return details
  • Acropolis of Athens, Athens 105 58, Greece The tour will and at the top of the Acropolis Hill were you can take your time taking pictures.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2906ATHACRO

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the tour itinerary may be subject to change
  • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BABY STROLLERS: Please have in mind that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis, archaeological site and that 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.
  • Small group tour: Max. 18 participants per group
  • Please make sure you have cash (euros). If you are entitled to reduced entrance fees, please hold a valid ID or Passport for verification of age and nationality to purchase the tickets. We buy the tickets for you in advance, in order to avoid lining up.
  • Tickets Cost covering the Acropolis with all its monuments (Parthenon, Erechtheion, Nike Temple, Propylaia) and also Dionysus theater and the Temple of Zeus:
  • April 1st to October 31st
  • Adults 25+: 28 euros
  • Citizens from non-EU countries between 6-24: 14 euros
  • European citizens 65+ : 14 euros
  • European citizens under 25 years of age are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour
  • All children 5 years of age and under are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour
  • November 01 to March 31
  • Adults 25+: 14 euros
  • Citizens from non-EU countries between 6-24: 14 euros
  • European citizens 65+ : 14 euros
  • European citizens under 25 years of age are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour
  • All children 5 years of age and under are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended
  • Dress according to weather
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 24 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
  • The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2906ATHACRO

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Syntagma
    Athens 105 57, Greece
    MEETING TIME:15min prior to departure time DURATION: 3h&30min MEETING POINT:INSIDE Syntagma metro station Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be inside Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be there 15 min prior to the start
    See address & details
  • 1
    Syntagma Station
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hellenic Parliament
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Change of Guards
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    National Garden
    Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center
  • 4
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Theater of Dionysus
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Herod Atticus Odeon
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Propylaea
    Temple of Athena Nike
  • 8
    Parthenon
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Acropolis of Athens
    Athens 105 58, Greece
    The tour will and at the top of the Acropolis Hill were you can take your time taking pictures.
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Stay313074
Stay313074
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Excellent tour for the major sites in Athens!
Excellent guide and thorough tour! If you only have one day in Athens, as we did from a cruise ship, you can experi
Roam47540122228
Roam47540122228
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If Traveling During Busy Season, Anticipate a 2-2.5 Hour Tour Rather than 1.5
The tour was anticipated to be 1.5 hours but with the busy crowds at the Acropolis we didn’t even make it to the to
Daisywinks
Daisywinks
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A must do to avoid ticket lines
This tour is absolutely worth not having to stand in line and purchase tickets. When we arrived the line was so lon
F9675AMreneeg
F9675AMreneeg
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5 hour tour was too long for us.
The guide was efficient and knowledgeable- but not as entertaining as others we have had. The tour was 5 hours bu
sarahrS8678EJ
sarahrS8678EJ
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Cooking with Sophia
The cooking class was fun and informative. And the food was delicious! Sophia was the perfect host! My family and
V8644RCcynthiac
V8644RCcynthiac
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Short and sweet to get some basics of the Acropolis
The tour is short and sweet. However we can’t really hear the guide’s voice given the strong wind that day
596gals
596gals
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Great tour!
That was a great tour! Very informative and to the point :) 90 min of a well guided walk about, our guide was very
tommy1317
tommy1317
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Great tour
Sissy was a great guide. Gave us history, myths and present day information in a fun way. Really made it interest
Charlotte M
Charlotte M
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Perfect
This was the perfect way to see the Acropolis. The tour started at 8.30 and we definitely beat the crowds. Our guid
Nomad67851302181
Nomad67851302181
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Beautiful
Excellent tour, highly recommended. Our guide Sissy was just AWESOME! She was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
rubyel
rubyel
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Awesome!
Magda was amazing. She took her time to explain some of the spots while climbing to the Acropolis. I appreciated he
Gill G
Gill G
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Brilliant from beginning to end!
The tour gave fantastic insights into the magical world of Ancient Greece and the Acropolis. Kostas is an exception
marj572015
marj572015
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Acropolis tour and food tasting
Our guide, Chavoula made the tour of the Acropolis area very interesting. The buildings and site are magnificent. S
23hershey2
23hershey2
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10/10 Highly Recommend!!
Christi was an amazing tour guide! She gave us detailed information about Greek culture, provided us with several f
Y4934LGnataliej
Y4934LGnataliej
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A perfect tour with amazing food!
We were fortunate enough to have such a small group of just 4 people, including our guide, Christi. She was such a
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moe45
Coventry, UK86 contributions
Couples
After meeting at the station in Syntagma Square, our Guide Magda led the group of about 18 people round the station to view the archaeological finds that were discovered when the station was being built. We then watched the Changing of the Guard outside the Parliament Building. After walking through the National Gardens we reach the Temple of Zeus. After that we walked through Hadrien's Arch for a must see stop at Fresko's Yogurt Shop. The produce was delicious. From here we make the climb to the Acropolis for a tour of the site absolutely breathtaking. At this point we say goodbye to Magda who has given us a good insight and orientation tour of this wonderful city.
Written July 29, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Thank you for taking the time to share your pleasant experience with us; we appreciate the detailed feedback! Please visit us again next time you are in Athens, and keep enjoying memorable moments!
Written August 3, 2022
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PCJ
Dublin, CA6 contributions
Tour was excellent. Kate was our guide and she was informative and helpful. Provided excellent information and was careful not to bore us despite her passion and enthusiasm for the subject. Group size was great and allowed good interaction.
Written July 20, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Your feedback makes us very happy! We are glad you enjoyed the whole experience! Please visit us again soon! Cheers!
Written August 1, 2022
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MikeShinn
Santa Barbara, CA23 contributions
You need to see the Acropolis when you go to Athens - this is a great way to do it! Great tour and smart tourguide.
Written July 6, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Thank you for your kind feedback, Mike! Our entire team appreciates it! Please hurry back soon, and have a great day!
Written July 24, 2022
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Peter F
1 contribution
Couples
We had a great tour with our guide Sissy. She was lots of fun and very knowledgeable. She made sure that along the way we took lots of breaks in the shade for a well paced and comfortable tour, even in the hot Athens summer. Thanks Sissy!
Written July 6, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
And thank you so much for the positive review, dear Peter! This type of feedback encourages the team to continuously exceed quality standards.We hope to see you again soon! Have a blissful day!
Written July 24, 2022
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Cameron Shelby
8 contributions
Family
Our favorite part of the Acropolis Walking Tour was that we felt grounded with the knowledge and location of items in the city. Our guide, Helena, took time and thoroughly covered important details & facts as we walked.
Written June 19, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Very glad to hear it, dear Cameron! We truly hope that your next visit will be even more satisfying! Thank you very mcuh for your feedback, and have a nice day!
Written July 3, 2022
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Kenneth B
1 contribution
Friends
Kornelia was our our private guide and she was wonderful. She was very pleasant and energetic and fun to be with. She was very knowledgeable and helped us to understand the city of Athens and especially the Acropolis.
Written June 16, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
We appreciate your feedback, and the top rating! Thank you for your kind comments, and for sharing them with the community. We hope to host you again soon. All the best!
Written July 3, 2022
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Ranjani
8 contributions
The tour began at Syntagma Square at 9:30am, went thru the Parliment Square and Temple of Zeus, and ended at the Acropolis about 1pm. The tour/company was very well organized. Our group had about 8 people. Each of us got a single-ear headphone so we could hear the tour guide better. Our guide Evita was very nice, knowledgeable, and tried very hard. We went early June and it was very hot -- Athens happened to be having a heat wave, 32 degrees celcius. So the guide gave us a chance to stop midway for a drink/icecream.
Written June 14, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
It’s always great to hear that you had a positive experience, dear Guest! Our team will be happy to know that their hard work has paid off! We are glad that everything went well despite the heatwave, and hope to host you again in Athens, perhaps in cooler weather. Have an amazing day!
Written June 30, 2022
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June H
3 contributions
Our guide Natasha was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and very accommodating and we can understand her easily. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone who visit Athens. It is always nice to know the history and myths behind the places (especially with a place like Athens) with a local. It will not be the same if you are walking by yourself as you may overlook many interesting details.
Written June 11, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
We are grateful for your kind words, and thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour and your guide! Natasha is thankful too for all your appreciation. We are also grateful for your recommendation, and hope to host you again soon in Athens! Have a wonderful day!
Written June 30, 2022
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KateFlorida1
Florida64 contributions
Hermes was an excellent guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and presented the information with enthusiasm and interest. The length of this tour was just right with the perfect amount of walking and interesting sites.
Written June 3, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
Thank you, Kate, for your lovely, uplifting feedback; it made us very happy! Your kind words mean a lot to us. Please join us again soon, and have a great day!
Written June 26, 2022
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Chris L
2 contributions
Couples
George Neris was our guide and he was outstanding! He met us at the hotel and we started the walking journey from there. George was well prepared and you could tell how much pride he has in the tour. This tour is a great way to see the sites and to get a little exercise.
Written May 31, 2022
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Sophia_AWT
We are very glad you enjoyed your experience so much, dear guest! Thank you for the warm vote of confidence; George will be elated for all your lovely comments! We hope to host you again soon! Have a wonderful day!
Written June 2, 2022
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