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Athina, Greece
Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the architectural marvel of Ancient Greece with a visit to Athens’ star attraction – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. Follow your guide on a walking tour around the hilltop archaeological wonder, stopping to admire the Propylaea gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Dionysus Sanctuary as you climb to the summit. Learn more about the fascinating ruins and imagine their former glory as you roam the sprawling citadel, stand in awe before the Theatre of Dionysus, and look out over the city from the Parthenon.
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world (entrance at your expense) with an expert guide
  • Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary
  • Stop at other incredible monuments including the Parthenon, Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike
  • Soak up sweeping city views from the acropolis' summit and hear fascinating facts about the citadel’s ruins
  • Learn about surrounding sights such as Mars Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient agora
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English speaking professional guide
Athens guide magazine
Athens map
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Small Group tour
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.

Departure Point

Dionysiou Areopagitou 3, Athina 117 42, Greece

Return Details

Athens 117 42, Greece
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • Dress according to weather
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour.

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  • "The Acropolis has a very rough terrain and some of the stone has been worn slick and can be very treacherous especially for those with knee or ankle problems." See review
  • "If you arrive early you can do some shopping on the street or sit down and have something to eat." See review
  • "A note of caution should be made that the tour is rigorous and lengthy, requiring a long climb over slabs of stone and marble on narrow paths." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great history tour
Andrea_R
, Oct 2021
This was a very informative tour, I learned quite a bit of Greek history. Out tour guide was great. He spoke very clear English and was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Definitely take this tour
Monica_K
, Oct 2021
The tour guide woman was excellent She gave us great information about the Acropolis and she had a great sense of humor Her English was excellent Your company is lucky to have her
star-5
Great way to experience the Acropolis!
Gabrielle_D
, Oct 2021
Cristos was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable and shared so much about Athens and the Acropolis with us. We really enjoyed experience.
star-5
Do not do the Acropolis without this tour!
Candace_E
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, Ellie, was absolutely fantastic. There is so much that may go unseen or unknown by doing something like this by yourself. It was the perfect length of time and there were plenty of stops along the way. The information given taught us so much, but didn't overwhelm us. I don't think I have ever gotten so many facts that actually spill over into my every day life. Ellie was incredible sweet, knowledgeable, patient, and one of the best tour experiences we had. Do not do the acropolis without this tour!
star-5
Historical Perspective of Acropolis, Walking Tour
Sara_H
, Oct 2021
Natasha was passionate, knowledgeable, interesting, and excellent guiding our tour of the Acropolis with historical insights and challenging questions to ponder… she gave us historical perspective from 7th C BC to present day…loved every minute! She was a 10 plus!!!
star-5
Walking tour acropolis
ruth_e
, Oct 2021
We’re on a cruise and wanted a trip with information - out tour guide was enthusiastic, knew her stuff and made the trip - would def recommend!
star-5
So worth it!
Sarah_J
, Oct 2021
We hand a wonderful experience on the tour! Ionna was a terrific guide and made the tour both informative and entertaining. Made our visit to the acropolis so much more meaningful and interesting than going ourselves. Definitely recommend!
star-5
Winning tour
Noa_E
, Sep 2021
The tour with Natasha was great. She has lots of knowledge and has a wondeful way of telling the story of the acropolis. With her we saw many details that we couldn't have seen alone. We took the 1.5 hour tour which was detailed and sufficient. We were a small grup which was very good. I highly recomend to take the tour.
star-1
Disappointing!
Joan_F
, Sep 2021
If you'd like an in depth perspective on Greek mythology, then take this tour. If you'd like to learn anything about the Acropolis, it's history and it's architecture, do yourself a favor and find another tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Joan, thank you for your feedback. We always welcome challenging reviews, since in most cases, they can be used to improve and optimize the experiences we offer. However, we feel that we have to point out the following: Acropolis of Athens is an ancient marvel of the world which is not merely connected to mythology but is literally inseparable from mythology. Speaking about the Acropolis and explaining its history and architecture, which our guides have been skillfully doing for the past 15 years, without also speaking about the myths associated with its existence is like explaining rain without mentioning anything about clouds. Perhaps for a person living in the 21st century, this is something difficult to grasp, but as historian Michael Grant has stated, "The myths told by the Greeks are as important as history for our understanding of what these people, ancestors of our own civilization, believed and thought and felt, and expressed in writing and visual art. For their mythologies were inextricably intertwined, to an extent far beyond anything in our experience." Our guides apart from licensed and knowledgeable professionals are also far too experienced for such a slip. They know exactly what information to share and how to effectively synopsize centuries-long history in less than two hours. The Parthenon is a miracle of architecture and engineering, but cutting it out of the mythological tales that surround it, is like stripping it off the true essence of its history. Thank you once again for your review, and we hope we have perhaps challenged you to rethink mythology from a different perspective.
star-5
A fun and balanced tour
Sarah_M
, Sep 2021
Our guide (Evita) was educational, professional, and engaging. She provided the right level of detail for the time and the tour had a good pace with the right highlights. A great way to learn about the Acropolis and a wonderful guide!

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