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Skip-the-Line Acropolis and Parthenon Tour

by Athens Walks Tour Company
Price Not Available
Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Avoid crowds and heat in the morning and enjoy Acropolis

  • Walking afternoon tour of the Acropolis—a UNESCO-listed site

  • Parthenon, largest temple of ancient Greece, home to Zeus

  • Knowledgeable local guide provides insightful commentary

  • Skip-the-line entry gives you lots more time to explore

Highlights

  • Avoid crowds and heat in the morning and enjoy Acropolis

  • Walking afternoon tour of the Acropolis—a UNESCO-listed site

  • Parthenon, largest temple of ancient Greece, home to Zeus

  • Knowledgeable local guide provides insightful commentary

  • Skip-the-line entry gives you lots more time to explore

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Skip-the-Line Acropolis and Parthenon Tour

Activity Location

Acropolis

Athens 105 58

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Acropolis metro station (subway) down to the ticket level by the ticket machines (-1)

    2 Makrigianni

    Athina 117 42


Description

See the Acropolis under the light of the setting sun on a walking tour with skip-the-line entry. Wander inside the ancient citadel of Athens in the ethereal glow of twilight, when the shadows of the Parthenon grow long and the ancient pillars create windows to an otherworldly light.

Meet your licensed guide—an experienced archaeologist—a walk to the Acropolis, one of the most important collections of ancient buildings in the world. Learn about the history of the hilltop, with evidence of habitation stretching back over 6,000 years. Explore the construction of its most famous buildings, including the venerable Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Porch of the Caryatids at the Erechtheion, and the gateway to the Propylaea.

As the sun sinks into the gulf, the twilight illuminates these ancient buildings in a timeless glow that conjures the spirit of 2,500 years of history. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater of human civilization, and the healing Temple of Asclepius. Listen as your guide talks about the importance of this place to classical civilization in the western hemisphere.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Acropolis

  • Admission fees to Acropolis Monuments

  • Live tour commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to tour start time.


Skip-the-Line Acropolis and Parthenon Tour ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5/5 Oct 11, 2019

So glad we chose the late afternoon tour - the heaving masses had subsided and it was lovely being at the top of the Acropolis when the sun was beginning to fade. We met our tour guide easily and were given a bottle of water. He gave us plenty of stops on the way and some fascinating information with humour. Lots of opportunities for photos and looking around at the top on our own. Excellent value and I would not visit the Acropolis without this tour.

5/5 Oct 11, 2019

Tour was fantastic! It was small (only 6 of us) and the guide was a retired history professor. Wonderful views, wonderful time.

Amanda W

United States

4/5 Sep 30, 2019

We were able to see areas I'm sure most people don't know about. Also tour guide was very informative. Would have been nice to have audio listening though.