Historical Tours | Golden Hour Acropolis: Acropolis Museum & Acropolis Tour in the Afternoon Light (AGT18X)

  • Stay cool and comfortable by visiting the air-conditioned Museum during the midday hours, smartly sidestepping the rare high heat typically experienced in July and August, and occasionally in May, June, and September
  • Opt for a later start to beat the morning crowds and enjoy a more relaxed experience
  • Explore ongoing excavations beneath the museum through impressive glass floors, gaining insight into ancient discoveries
  • Discover the iconic monuments of the Acropolis hill, including the Dionysus Theater, Asclepius Sanctuary, Stoa of Eumenes, Nike Temple, and the legendary Parthenon
  • Conclude your tour at the Parthenon, capturing lasting memories of this ancient marvel for a lifetime

With this option, you will need to purchase admission tickets to Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum on your own. 

Explore the wonders of the Acropolis Museum with the ease of air-conditioning during the cooler noon hours. Experience the Acropolis of Athens in the afternoon, avoiding the occasional high temperatures typically experienced in July and August, and less frequently in May, June, and September. This exclusive small-group tour, guided by a knowledgeable licensed local guide, ensures an optimal experience by strategically timing your visit to enjoy comfort and cooler climates.

Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes


Our friendly staff, holding the orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you at "FRESKO" Yogurt Bar, located at 3 Dionyssiou Areopagitou Street. Please note that FRESKO is near the beginning of the pedestrian walkway that leads from Hadrian's Arch, Siggrou Avenue (commonly written as Syngrou Avenue), to the Acropolis. To reach FRESKO, you can walk along the pedestrian walkway towards the Acropolis until you see the yogurt bar on your right-hand side.

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled tour departure time. This will allow you time to find the location and ensure a smooth start to your tour. View the map

See pictures of the meeting point

  • Local licensed guide
  • Earsets to ensure a smooth experience
  • Athens guidebook with recommendations to use for your visit
  • Athens map
  • Admission fees to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)


Take a Step Into History: Discover one of the Top Museums in the World

Meet with our hosting team at the fixed meeting point 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour starting time, in order to get all the necessary admission tickets and join your guide and group. You will then be led to the Acropolis Museum, a modern structure strategically placed to provide visitors with a direct view of the iconic archeological site and one of the main cultural landmarks of Athens. As you explore, you will be guided through collections and galleries encompassing different epochs of ancient Greek history, including the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, enriched by a dive into Greek mythology. Highlights feature the Parthenon Marbles, architectural remnants, statues, pottery, and other significant archaeological treasures.

Explore the Number 1 Sight of Athens with Us: Make Your Way to the Acropolis

The sun will be on its way down once you exit the Museum and, after a short refreshment break, make your way to the Acropolis, entering through the south slope. Your knowledgeable guide will unveil the rich tapestry of history and mythology that envelops the numerous monuments you encounter along your route, including the Dionysus Theater, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Asclepius Sanctuary, the Temple of Athena Nike and, of course, the Parthenon! Among others, you will get to hear about the origins of theater, the power play between two gods over the protection of the city of Athens, as well as the ancient hospitals and their curiously procured remedies.