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Skip-the-line Acropolis & Athens Small-Group Walking Tour

by Athens Walking Tours Duration 3h 15m+ Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $44

Explore the fascinating Greek capital and its must-see landmarks. Learn the history of the city as your guide walks you through the imposing Temple of Zeus, the renowned Acropolis, and the world-famous Parthenon.

Immerse yourself in Greek mythology and see archaeological discoveries at the Metro Station Museum. Outside the Parliament you will watch the changing of the guard, where the uniforms are quintessentially Greek. The pleated kilts (or fustanella) and pom-pom-decorated footwear are sure to catch your attention.

As you move away from Syntagma Square, the most powerful god in Greek mythology waits for you. Marvel at the remains of the Temple of Zeus, and listen to your guide recounting the historical, mythological, architectural, and decorative details of the temple. On your way to the Temple you will pass by the National Gardens, the Zappeion and you will also admire the marvelous Hadrian's Arch.

Your next stop is the Acropolis—a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Visit the Sanctuary of Dionysus and the open-air theatre, built in the 6th century BC. Atop the hill, stunning views open before you, including the remains of the Propylaea—monumental gateway—and the impressive Parthenon.

This exploration would not be complete without mentioning the importance of the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.

Explore the fascinating Greek capital and its must-see landmarks. Learn the history of the city as your guide walks you through the imposing Temple of Zeus, the renowned Acropolis, and the world-famous Parthenon.

Immerse yourself in Greek mythology and see archaeological discoveries at the Metro Station Museum. Outside the Parliament you will watch the changing of the guard, where the uniforms are quintessentially Greek. The pleated kilts (or fustanella) and pom-pom-decorated footwear are sure to catch your attention.

As you move away from Syntagma Square, the most powerful god in Greek mythology waits for you. Marvel at the remains of the Temple of Zeus, and listen to your guide recounting the historical, mythological, architectural, and decorative details of the temple. On your way to the Temple you will pass by the National Gardens, the Zappeion and you will also admire the marvelous Hadrian's Arch.

Your next stop is the Acropolis—a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Visit the Sanctuary of Dionysus and the open-air theatre, built in the 6th century BC. Atop the hill, stunning views open before you, including the remains of the Propylaea—monumental gateway—and the impressive Parthenon.

This exploration would not be complete without mentioning the importance of the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.

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8:30 AM, Skip-the-Line Acropolis & Athens Small-Group Walking Tour starting at 08:30 am in English

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Acropolis & Athens Small-Group Walking Tour starting at 08:30 am with licensed, local guide

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9:30 AM, Skip-the-Line Acropolis and Athens Tour in English

Duration 3h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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Skip-the-line Acropolis & Athens Small-Group Walking Tour

Activity Location

Athens

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Inside Syntagma Metro at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Look for the orange Athens Walking Tours sign. Please be at meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

    Platia Sintagmatos

    Athina 105 63


Highlights

  • Exemplary monuments from ancient times

  • The largest temple in ancient Greece, home of almighty Zeus

  • Tragedy, drama & satyr—essentials of modern theatre revealed

  • Maximum 22 people per group for an intimate experience

  • Local licensed guide & Skip-the-line service


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Athens and the Acropolis

  • Map and Athens Guide magazine

  • Commentary in English

  • Skip-the-line to the Acropolis & Athens


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Food and beverages

  • Entrance fees 26 euros per adult paid cash on the spot


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Maximum group size is 22 people.

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

  • Admission fees are not included, as the Acropolis entrance is complimentary during certain times of the year or the price may be reduced according to various factors, including (but not exclusively), age, employment, and disability status. Any fee is payable at the gate before entry.

  • Acropolis Ticket for adults: 26 euros from April 1st up to October 31st covering the Acropolis with all its monuments (Parthenon, Erechtheion, Nike Temple, Propylaia) and also Dionysus theater and the Temple of Zeus.

  • If you are a student or teenager hold your ID, Pass or student card to show it to our office representative and also to be entitled to the reduced entrance fees.

  • Please make sure you have cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. We buy the tickets for you in advance, in order to avoid lining up.


Skip-the-line Acropolis & Athens Small-Group Walking Tour ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

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4.7 out of 5

5/5 Apr 13, 2019

Kostas was amazing! Could not have asked for a better guide! His sense of humor and knowledge made this an outstanding trip!

5/5 Apr 1, 2019

I have to say of all my walking tours, this was one of the best. Katarina knew her history and the sites. She was upbeat and emulated a love of her culture that was infectious. We had such fun and I would recommend this time of year although it was windy and cool, the crowds were tolerable.

Sheryl R

United States