Acropolis – Acropolis Museum – City Highlights Tour

Duration: 6 hours

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Athens with our 6-hour Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and City Highlights walking tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural marvels of the Acropolis, where ancient tales come to life against the backdrop of the majestic Parthenon.

Explore the renowned Acropolis Museum, where fascinating artifacts provide insight into the city’s illustrious past. Then, delve into the vibrant cityscape as we unveil Athens’ modern culture, local traditions, and culinary delights.

With captivating stories and expert guidance, this tour promises a comprehensive and memorable exploration of Athens’ finest treasures.

  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Propylaea
  • Temple of Wingless Nike
  • Erectheion
  • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
  • Walk on Dionisiou Areopagitou Street
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Hadrian’s Arch
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Presidential Palace
  • Changing of the Guards
  • Constitution (Syntagma) Square
  • National Gardens

We can customize this tour to your needs.
If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.

Join us on an enriching walking tour of Athens, beginning at the iconic Acropolis Hill, where we’ll delve into ancient wonders such as the Propylaea gate, the Temple of Nike, the Erechtheion with its Karyatides, and the majestic Parthenon. From this elevated vantage point, marvel at panoramic views of Athens and its historic landmarks, including the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, and the bustling port of Piraeus.

After exploring the Acropolis, we’ll stroll along Dionisiou Areopagitou Street to reach the acclaimed New Acropolis Museum, offering insights into Greece’s glorious past amidst its remarkable architecture.

Continuing our journey, we’ll visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, followed by a stop at the Old Olympic Stadium. Experience the ceremonial changing of the guards at Athens’ Presidential Palace before leisurely walking through the tranquil National Gardens.

As we traverse Athens, admire neoclassical landmarks like the Trilogy of Culture, Queen Sophia’s Avenue, and Constitution Square, home to the Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Conclude the tour at your own pace, with the freedom to explore Athens further or relax and savor the memories of your enriching day.

Entrance fees, to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site) and 20 Euro for just the Acropolis.

Entrance fee to the Acropolis Museum is 10 Euro pp.

Free admission for:

  • Journalists Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U.

Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

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For the Acropolis

  • Winter period: 8:30am – 15:00
  • Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

For Acropolis Museum:

  • Winter period:
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
  • Summer period: Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
    Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

  • 1 January
  • 6 January
  • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
  • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 1 May
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
  • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
  • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 December
  • 26 December

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There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months. As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
  • Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
  • Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
  • In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary.
  • Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.
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