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Beat the Crowds Acropolis Afternoon Tour
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Beat the Crowds Acropolis Afternoon Tour

By Alternative Athens
Recommended by 96% of travelers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English, French
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  • 2-hour guided tour with an English-speaking licensed guide
  • Small group for an optimal experience
  • Fun map of ancient Athens
What's not included
  • Entry fees (10-20 euros depending on the time of the year)
  • Hotel transfer
  • Food or drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis


Departure details
  • Acropoli, Athens 117 42, Greece Your meeting point is at the Acropolis Metro station, exit Makriyanni/Areopagitou in front of the station's brown sign.
Return details
  • Acropolis of Athens, Athens 105 58, Greece

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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: 6956P39

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Strollers need to be left at the WEST entrance, not the SOUTH which is used for this 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 14 travelers

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

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Beat the Crowds Acropolis Afternoon Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Beat the Crowds Acropolis Afternoon Tour on Tripadvisor
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  • You'll start at
    Acropoli
    Athens 117 42, Greece
    Your meeting point is at the Acropolis Metro station, exit Makriyanni/Areopagitou in front of the station's brown sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Acropolis
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Acropolis of Athens
    Athens 105 58, Greece
    See address & details
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Athens, Attica, Greece
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CK123
United Kingdom15 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Outstanding! Our guide, Vassia, brought the Acropolis and the temples on it to life! She is a terrific storyteller! We learned some fun Greek mythology and why this beautiful highlight of Athens is so important to understanding much of world history and ancient people. The afternoon tour is ideal for getting some amazing pictures without a lot of people in the background as you can stay for a bit once the tour ends and crowds have thinned out. Our teenagers loved the tour as well - worth every penny to give them a memorable visit to the Acropolis! Plus, you get a fun map with some pictures of the different Gods. Note - we did the museum first which was great to lay the foundation for what we would see. (It’s a beautiful museum!). This tour is the absolute way to go!!
Written March 28, 2022
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PV C
1 contribution
Oct 2021
A very interesting visit of the Acropolis with our guide. She shared a lot of anecdotes and managed to adapt her style to both parents and children. Our three chidren (aged 10-11-14) were fascinated
We were so impressed that we decided to book alternative Athens for another visit straight away !
Written November 7, 2021
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vjgoobee
Santa Clara, CA156 contributions
The tour guide was fantastic. She's knowledgeable about history, archeology and the Acropolis. It was more interesting to listen to learn about the Acropolis by following this tour. The Acropolis wasn't crowded at the time of this tour in May, making the visit pleasant. I highly recommend this tour .
Written May 5, 2023
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Jennifer M
3 contributions
Oct 2022
I am very glad we did this tour, I cannot imagine seeing the Acropolis without the background information provided by our guide. Was a nice small group and the information was well presented. 10-year old was a bit bored (to be expected), and not all of the information was of interest to me either. However, still glad we did it - really brought this historical site to life.
Written October 30, 2022
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Martha C
1 contribution
Our tour guide Demi was such an excellent educator. She is a 27 year old archeologist, who studied 6 years in her speciality before being allowed to give the acropolis tour. She was amazing, so kind, well organized, on time but allowing for people’s abilities, and funny. I never thought I’d be able to make the hike at 80 years but one step at a time with my darling daughter at my side, we both felt triumphant when we reached the summit. Your guide was wonderful.
Written September 11, 2023
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sydneyswans910
Sydney, Australia127 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
I highly recommend the Beat the Crowds Acropolis afternoon tour. Our tour guide was Alex, who is an archaeologist. He was amazing! So knowledgeable and passionate about Athens' history. We were very lucky to be the only 2 people on the tour, so it was our own private tour. I learned so much from the tour, and I liked that Alex focused on the importance of mythology, society and civilization, and how it all culminated in the creation of the Acropolis. It wasn't focused on only pointing out the touristy or photo worthy things. I walked away knowing so much more, and having a deeper appreciation of Greek culture. Alex is a fantastic tour guide and was incredibly engaging to listen to. Highly recommended!
Written April 14, 2022
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Katerina N
Athens, Greece2 contributions
Mar 2021
Magnificent tour that helps you get a very different perspective of how the ancient Greeks viewed the world and how they thought and operated. The guide knew everything about mythology, architecture and history. I was inspired!

My favourite part was the mythology behind the history and how the tour guide, Danai, explained the political 'intentions' behind the myths. It made me think of what role the media (i.e. today's myths?) play in politics nowadays.
Written March 30, 2021
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Maria T
3 contributions
This was a fantastic way to see the Acropolis! Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. The evening light for pictures was a perfect way to end the tour. I’ve been to the Acropolis on a morning tour and this afternoon tour was far more enjoyable. Highly recommend!
Written October 13, 2021
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Yaron G
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
The tour was OK, but it is importent to note that the ticket price does not include the enterence fee.
Written September 26, 2023
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Karen M
4 contributions
Alex was amazing, so informative and helpful. Truly knowledgeable about the Acropolis and surrounding area. Would not hesitate to book with him.
Written September 6, 2023
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