AGT17 – Acropolis of Athens & the Acropolis Museum Tour
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you at "FRESKO" Yogurt Bar located at 3, Dionyssiou Areopagitou st, which is at the beginning of the pedestrian walkway that takes you from Hadrian's Arch, Siggrou av (also written as Syngrou), to the Acropolis. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time.
● Local licensed guide
● Skip-the-line service
● Athens guide magazine
● Athens map
● Entrance fees
● Hotel pickup and drop off
● Food and beverages
● Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
Entrance tickets are not included in the tour fee. We, however, offer free skip-the-line service by which we purchase the tickets in advance in order to save you time and avoid lining up at the cashier of each archeological site you visit. This service is provided at no extra charge. The ticket costs will be owed to our staff before the tour begins.Note that children and youths under 25 years old are entitled to reduced or free admission at the sites and the museum, depending on age and nationality (a valid ID or passport is required for verification). Students are entitled to reduced prices at the museum (a valid student ID is required for verification)
Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.
During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.
NOTE: After the first part of the tour, which ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting for the Acropolis Museum Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum at approximately 13:45 (1:45 pm).
Top Museum of the World: Acropolis Museum
Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach. Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout. Panoramic views top the experience.
The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 hours (3 pm).
NOTE: the AFTERNOON tour is operated in reverse order: first the Museum visit and then the Acropolis
BLOCK OUT DATES
· January 1st - New Year's Day
· March 25th - National Holiday
· May 1st - Labor Day
· May 2nd - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday
· December 25th & 26th - Christmas
Note: On Greek Orthodox Good Friday, April 17th, the tour will start one hour later (at 12.30 pm) due to the late opening of the Archaeological sites.