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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 travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sýntagma
    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
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  • 1
    Syntagma Station
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Hellenic Parliament
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Change of Guards
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    National Garden
    Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center
  • 4
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Theater of Dionysus
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    Herod Atticus Odeon
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Propylaea
    Temple of Athena Nike
  • 8
    Parthenon
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 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.
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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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sýntagma, Athens 105 57, Greece
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Acropolis of Athens, Athens 105 58, Greece
Inclusions
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
Exclusions
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Small group tour: Max. 15 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • 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 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Harriet Gunner wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
We were taken on a walking tour with our guide Dorina yesterday. It was brilliant! We learned so much from her, she was so knowledgeable and kept us interested. This tour is not to be missed if you want to learn about the history of Athens and visit all the main sites. I would
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Toni T wrote a review Sep 2020
Wiesbaden, Germany45 contributions10 helpful votes
Our wonderful and knowledgeable guide, Despina, taught us so much!! Due to Covid we had a unique experience to see and learn In an environment free of crowds. I would totally recommend this tour without hesitation. The Massey family
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Date of experience: September 2020
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wilsonrandp wrote a review Mar 2020
Woking, United Kingdom38 contributions26 helpful votes
We did the Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center. The Athens Walking Tour was one of our best ever. Including the City gave an additonal dimension. Fotini was exceptional, knowledgeable, personable, humourous and pulled the diverse group
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded Mar 9, 2020
What a wonderful comment, thank you! We are glad to read that you had such a memorable experience in your tour with Fotini. She is indeed great!
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Mark B wrote a review Feb 2020
Island of Malta, Malta2 contributions
We are so pleased to have selected Athens Walking Tours for our tour of Athens city center and the Acropolis. Our tour guide Kimon was fantastic from start to finish, taking care to explain at a comfortable pace and with the perfect amount of details. We came away from the tour
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded Feb 26, 2020
What a wonderful comment, we appreciate it! We are very pleased to receive such reviews, since our aim is to offer you the best memories from Athens! Kimon is an excellent guide who loves his job!
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Msteiner wrote a review Feb 2020
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We really enjoyed our tour with Katerina. As an archeologist, she had such a great understanding of the history of the area as well as archeological digs that have happened in and around Greece. She was witty and fascinating and her story about her dig at Akrotiri in Santorini
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded Feb 24, 2020
What a wonderful review, thank you! It is our goal, to offer you unique, informative and fun tours. We are glad you had such a great experience in your tour with Katerina! She is amazing!
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hilifeliving
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Great tour with Vicky!!!
This is a great way to see the Acropolis so that you know exactly what you are looking at. Vicky was an amazing loc
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Gree732
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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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raynersjourneys
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Fantastic tour - really enjoyable!
Our tour guide Despina was fantastic! The tour was well paced, filled with really interesting facts and we also got
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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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jannemom
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Chaotic
First they switched our date only one day prior to the tour, for which I got a mail. But then they apparently also
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John P
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Good tour
Despina was a great guide with insightful commentary on the Acropolis - much better than visiting on own
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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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RRaynor2
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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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