Historical Tours | AGT2 – Athens City Tour, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour WITHOUT ticket

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This tour sweeps through the historic city center, stopping at three of the most loved sights. Experience a visit to the Temple of Zeus and The Acropolis, then head to the Acropolis Museum to admire the marble masterpieces uncovered at the Acropolis.

Duration: approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes

 

MEETING POINT:

Our staff, holding the orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, in the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the given tour departure time.

 

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Inclusions:

  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map

 Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

 

Skip-the-Line Access

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. Children, youths under 25 years old, as well as European senior citizens are entitled to reduced or free admission tickets at the archaeological sites, depending on nationality.

Children, youths under 18 years old, full-time students, as well as European senior citizens are entitled to reduced or free admission tickets at the museums, depending on nationality (a valid ID/passport/Student ID is required for verification).

 

The Ideal Combination Tour!

See the city center including two top sights in just a few hours. At the Acropolis of Athens, you’ll explore the Parthenon which is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Then, you’ll dive deeper into its worldly significance at the Acropolis Museum where marble masterpieces tell a story on their own.

 

Athens City Tour

The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards.

Next, our guide will walk you through the National Gardens, Zappeion Hall, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch. From there you’ll walk towards the Acropolis on the beautiful pedestrian walkway called Dionysiou Areopagitou.

 

The Acropolis

Entering 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 at the Acropolis, you may take more photos before meeting your guide for the Acropolis Museum Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum.

 

Top Museum of the World: Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is another highlight of this tour, a perfect follow-up to actually exploring the sights at the Acropolis itself. Recognized as one of the top museums in the world, you’ll find yourself up close to the impressive marble masterpieces found on the Acropolis including dramatic sculptures and friezes that brilliantly define the Classical period of ancient Greece. 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.

 

BLACK OUT DATES

  • January 1st - New Year's Day 
  • March 25th - National Holiday 
  • April 24th - Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday
  • May 1st - Labor Day 
  • December 25th & 26th - Christmas

 

Note: On Greek Orthodox Good Friday, April 22nd, the tour will start one hour later (at 10.30 am) due to the late opening of the Archaeological sites.

**The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities**