Acropolis, Athens

Acropolis tours, things to do and tickets

The full catalog of Acropolis day trips and things to do. Unforgettable family activities, group or private Acropolis tours with an accurate description, real reviews and photos.
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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Duration: Flexible
Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on a 3.5-hour morning or afternoon tour by luxury coach. With an expert guide on hand to explain all the top Athens attractions, the tour passes Constitution Square and Panathenaic Stadium — home of the first modern Olympic Games. Explore the Acropolis of Athens on foot, and discover famous monuments such as the Pantheon. If you’re eager to see more, book the morning tour and upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Athens Acropolis Museum.

Athens Full Day Private Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Athens is on your bucket list and this is the best way to learn it. Visit the most important sites of Athens and do a city tour on a luxurious private vehicle with drivers who know all the information you want to hear while customizing it on your needs.

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Discover the architectural marvel of Ancient Greece with a visit to Athens’ star attraction – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. Follow your guide on a walking tour around the hilltop archaeological wonder, stopping to admire the Propylaea gateway, and the Dionysus Sanctuary as you climb to the summit.

Learn more about the fascinating ruins and imagine their former glory as you roam the sprawling citadel, stand in awe before the Theatre of Dionysus, and look out over the city from the Parthenon.

Explore one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world (entrance at your expense) with an expert guide.

Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary.

Soak up sweeping city views and hear fascinating stories.

Please note that there are two options to book this tour. You can book WITH tickets and prepay for the tickets now or WITHOUT tickets and pay for the tickets with CASH on the day of the tour.
For both options, you skip the lines.

Athens Electric Bike Tour

Duration: 3 hours - 3 hours
Tick off Athens’ most famous sights on this 2.5 to 3-hour electric bike tour. With a local leading the way and your electric motor doing the hard work for you, cycle with ease around the ancient sights near the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens. Get up close to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the New Acropolis Museum, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and more. Then, get a taste of local life in the Old Town of Plaka neighborhood. Small-group tour with numbers limited to 12.

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Delve into the fascinating world of Ancient Greece on a 3-hour walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens and the New Acropolis Museum. With an expert guide, discover the UNESCO-listed archaeological site and visit world-famous monuments including the Parthenon, Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike. Absorb jaw-dropping views of Athens from the acropolis’ summit, and learn about the evocative ruins. Then, enjoy a guided tour of the New Acropolis Museum, where glass floors reveal excavation sites. Entrance fees not included.

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours
This walking tour offers you the opportunity to explore the Acropolis Monuments in the afternoon (morning departure available too). Whether you arrive in Athens in the afternoon or want to visit the Acropolis when the weather is more relaxed, and the crowds are starting to wane, this tour is for you. This unique and leisurely evening tour takes you to the glorious Parthenon, and you will get to enjoy the landmark monuments of the Greek capital in a new light.

Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Duration: 6 hours - 8 hours
Private flexible tour combining the Highlights of Athens with a coastal road trip to the Sounion peninsula & amazing clifftop Temple of Poseidon as you relax along the way in one of our new full extra Mercedes models with free WiFi & bottled water in the company of a highly experienced, knowledgeable & considerate Tour driver.

Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, Olympic Stadium, Parliament & changing of the guards, and after lunch set off along the deep blue colours of the Aegean sea to explore the Temple of Poseidon.

Exclusive to your group alone with door to door return transfer to your hotel or cruise ship, this comprehensive and 'go at your own pace' tour aims to provide you with one of the most outstanding experiences of your visit.

Choose our hassle-free Lunch option to include a delicious 3-course traditional meal with an Acropolis view in Athens, or by the sea in Sounion; or request an expert licensed guide with pre-purchased Acropolis tickets (extra cost).
Attractions: Acropolis

Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

Duration: 4 hours
One for all you history buffs! Discover Athens' ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with an expert local guide! Venture inside the ancient Acropolis of Athens — a UNESCO World Heritage site — and discover just how this ancient monument towers above the city below. You'll also see such sites as the Greek Parliament House and Syntagma Square in the heart of central Athens. All entrance fees are at your own expense.
Attractions: Acropolis

Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

Duration: 2 days
The complete tour of Athens includes various key sights of Athens, such as Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Panathenaic Stadium. With two interchanging lines, the Blue and the Orange, enjoy an unforgettable tour in Athens, as well as Piraeus, the suburb around the greatest port of the capital. Don't miss out on the unique opportunity to become acquainted with the most beautiful attractions of one of the most prominent European capitals. Enrich your cruise with this two-hour memorable experience.

Acropolis & Surroundings Private Tour

Duration: 2 hours
With a skip the line ticket, you're set to enjoy this attraction to the max. So, don't wait long to enter this attraction - there's no time to lose with this private skip the line tour!

Your local guide will leave no details behind. Check out Anafiotika, the Hadrian Library, plus the many treasures that can only be found in this worldwide-known attraction. With a local guide by your side,you get the ins and outs, answers to your Acropolis questions, and a different and personalized perspective of the attraction.

Withlocals Skip the Line Private Tour™ is Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide.We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and preventing over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups.Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
Due to the fact that the days are shortening it is possible that the latest starting times vary from the published ones.
Attractions: Acropolis

Skip the Line: Acropolis & the Museum Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Explore the most famous symbol of Athens like you’ve never imagined. The best of Acropolis is waiting for you in this 100% private tour by your very own local insider! Start your visit to the archaeological area of the Acropolis in search of the little secrets of the Rock: visual corrections, colors, architectural masterpieces and the stories behind them. Discover the Acropolis rock, the natural landscape that encouraged worship on the site, while you enjoy a beautiful walk. From there you'll walk along Dionysiou Areopagitou Street to take in the scenery and the city's characteristics that have been inhabited for thousands of years: contemporary apartment buildings, neoclassical houses and the Acropolis Rock with the Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus and the Herodion, the famous Roman Music Hall. Your tour concludes at the Acropolis Museum, ranked as one of the top five museums in the world. Admire the impressive collection of statues and relics and listen to your local host's insights. Check out the hosts’ personal video’s and pick your favorite one. This tour can always be 100% customized to your preferences and wishes. Please note: *On Mondays, the museum closes at 4 pm!

Acropolis monuments & Parthenon Walking Tour with Optional Acropolis Museum

Duration: 2 hours
Behold the beginnings of Western civilization with an experienced licensed tour guide on a 4-hour walking tour of this UNESCO Heritage site. Remarkable history unfolds as you stroll by the Parthenon and other monuments of the Acropolis; visit the New Acropolis Museum to gawk at ancient statues. Walk over the glass floor of the state-of-the-art Museum and watch under the remains of Ancient Athens. Head up with your tour guide to the glass Parthenon room and finish the tour with the superb and classic perfect collection while admiring the views of the Acropolis.
This is a skip-the-line tour. We will make sure you will not have to wait in long lines. The walking tour is made with an experienced licensed tour guide.

The meeting point is in our offices by the Acropolis (60 meters walk from Acropolis metro station). We provide free WiFi at the meeting point, WC, and an air-conditioned waiting lounge. You can also leave your luggage or bags safely and pick them up after the tour.


Athens Gods, Myths and Legends Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Discover the history and the myths of Ancient Athens on a private tour with a local guide. Admire the best places related to Greek Gods and hear the tales behind them. Get intriguing facts of the places you’ll see and hear great insights of the context in which these myths were created. Start your local experience and meet your guide at the Trilogy of Athens, a complex of three elegant buildings representing the 12 Olympian Gods. Get an introduction to Ancient Greece and take a look at the jewels of Athenian neoclassical architecture. Marvel at the impressive elements and be amazed by the details. Move on to the next stop, follow your private guide and wander around the bustling street of Sofokleous. Let your local host tell you everything about Hermes, the God of commerce which is known as the protector of humans. Ask about the tricks the used to play on other gods and how he fooled Apollo. Make a stop at the Varvakios Market, a less known place, where locals love to go. Gaze at all the goodies on display and take in the delicious smells surrounding you. Listen to the legends of Artemis - the Goddess of hunting, Poseidon - the God of sea and Demeter, and the Goddess of Agriculture. Learn more about their lives and understand what really hides behind their stories. Soak up the atmosphere of the streets and make a stop at a trendy bar, unknown among tourists. Enjoy an extraordinary story about Dionysus, the God of fertility and wine. Find out more about the how Dionysus taught the world how to cultivate grapevines to make wine while enjoying a glass of wine yourself. Then, head to Monastiraki Square, a vibrant neighborhood in the old town of Athens. Admire ‘Tower of the winds’, a marble clocktower found in Roman Agora, an area that was known as the hub and focus of ancient Athenian life. Discover the lesser-known monuments in the historical Plaka as your guide shares the legends that swirl around the Gods Aiolos, Apollo and Ares. Your tour ends in one of Athens’ famous, scenic, tiny neighborhoods of Anafiotika. Stroll through its narrow fairytale streets and make a final stop for an amazing view of Acropolis. End your experience with the legend of Zeus and admire the breathtaking view. Take a look at the hosts’ personal videos and choose the one you like the most. Get in touch with them and customize your experience to fit your preferences.

Acropolis Skip the Line & Hidden Gems Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Explore the most famous symbol of Athens as you’ve never imagined. The best of Acropolis is waiting for you in this 100% private walking tour by your very own professional guide. Get ready to kick-off your tour at one of the most famous meeting points in Athens: the Monastiraki Square. Located right in the heart of the city center, you’ll find a unique blend of styles, eras, and cultures. Lively and always dynamic all it takes is a 360-degree turn to see the very history of Athens surrounding you. Admire ancient landmarks, like the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Roman Agora, Ancient Agora, the Evzones, and the 'tomb of the unknown soldier.' Stroll towards the archaeological site of the Hadrian's Library, once an impressive construction of extraordinary richness. Walk towards the Gate of Athena and admire the Roman Agora where you can see the use of the ruins through the ages. Reconstruct the past in the present, as you discover how thousands of years of history and different civilizations formed the life in Athens. Head to the most famous building in the Roman Agora: an eight-sided marble tower that is a combined water clock, sundial, and a weathervane. Continue wandering down hidden alleyways and discover Athens from an insider’s perspective. You will gain an understanding of daily life in the city, where past and present still mingle. Make your way towards Plaka, the most ancient part of the city. Check out some of the oldest taverns of Athens that have been meeting points for over two decades. Get ready to enter the tiny village of Anafiotika, a tranquil oasis isolated from Plaka’s buzz. Enjoy the cluster of small houses built on the slopes of the Acropolis. It's like being on a Greek Island. Let your local host show you iconic monuments that hold an even more impressive story. Stroll by one of the most picturesque Greek Orthodox churches of Athens, and you’ll understand why this is a local favorite for weddings, baptisms or relaxing walks. Arrive at your final stop and enter the incredible Acropolis through the less touristy south slope. What’s even better is that there’s no need to wait in line! Your new local friend has already purchased your tickets in advance. Just pay your host directly. Check out the hosts’ personal video’s and pick your favorite one. This tour can always be 100% customized to your preferences and wishes. Friendly tip: *Due to the very hot summers, make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and water. Good walking shoes are a must. The walking route can be customized according to your physical condition, and an alternative entryway is available.

Hidden Athens: The Past & Present

Duration: 3 hours
Join me for a unique tour that blends the past and the present of Athens. You will see all the hot spots of Athens through hidden routes, and learn about past and present of Athens. Walk along the city in the steps of philosophers, conquerors, rebels and ordinary people, through the modern and ancient city routes. Hear the stories of social change from a local entrepreneur. Be prepared to travel through the stories that lie beyond the present of this historic city. You will be able to have the best views of the hot spots of Athens, such as Acropolis, Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Zeus or Roman Agora. You'll explore medieval Athens, the Byzantine and Ottoman sites of the city. We won't go inside the monuments, but we walk around to admire them in their splendor while exploring the hidden paths of Athens. Athens has a long history after the end of the Roman antiquity that remains unknown. You will discover the house of a saint, a catacomb, tiny churches, Turkish baths, remains of Byzantine monasteries, an Ottoman priest school that became a prison and signs of Capuchin Monasteries. You will learn the use of the ancient ruins during the medieval era and learn how conquerors left their sign. If there's any specific place that you would like to visit get in touch with me and I'll create an experience just for you. PLEASE NOTE: Me or my colleague Dionysis a knowledgeable archaeologist and Withlocals originals guide,can offer this tour to you

Athens Super Saver: Acropolis Walking Tour plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon Half-Day Trip

Duration: 9 hours
See the best of Athens and its surrounding highlights on this sightseeing super saver that combines two best-selling tours at a saving of 10%! Begin with a leisurely paced walking tour to see top Athens attractions, like Syntagma Square and the historic neighborhood of Plaka, on your way to the Acropolis. Tour this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site and its ruins with your guide, and then travel to picturesque Cape Sounion in the afternoon to see the Temple of Poseidon.

Best of Athens Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Duration: 4 hours
Be amazed by Athens’s must-see spots, stroll down the narrow streets and unveil its hidden gems. With your favorite local, you’ll get all the insights that you need to get the most out of the city. Meet your local host at Monastiraki square, the most famous square in Athens. Start your tour with a beautiful view of ancient landmarks and admire one of the oldest and lesser-known churches in town. Head to your next stop where you’ll check the famous flea market full of small shops. Take a look at the many items on display and admire the antique objects. Hear all about the Athenian lifestyle and learn how the democracy was born while passing Ancient Agora and Hadrian’s Library. Walk around the Roman Agora and get insights into the Roman period of the city from your local host. Refuel with a coffee break in the Plaka district, the oldest neighborhood in Athens also known as “Gods district.” Wander around the small pathways of the island-like area and discover its hidden gems. Your local insider will lead you to a hidden area of the Anafiotika quarter. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Acropolis and the city. The entire area is populated by small houses with a touch of white and blue, giving you a real Greek island feel. Listen to the intriguing stories of Greek Mythology and reach your next stops: the ancient Temple of Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Admire its structures and hear from your host about the roles they played in Ancient Greece. Continue to the National Gardens and enjoy discovering a green oasis. Take a look at the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion building and get to know more about the Athenian lifestyle. End your tour at the Presidential Mansion and observe the ceremony of changing guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ask your host for final recommendations before you say “goodbye.” Check out the hosts’ videos and pick your favorite one. Get in touch with them and personalize your experience as you like!

Dinner in the Sky Athens

Duration: 2 hours
When was the last time you did something for the first time?

How far would you go to take the perfect selfie, watch the sunset under the Acropolis’ eye, have the time of your life with your friends or set your romantic dinner date above the city lights?

Launched in Brussels back in 2006 started its operation in Athens in 2015. Since that time we have welcomed more than 16.000 guests from all over the world and have been rated as one of the Best Restaurants in Athens!

A multi-awarded extraordinary culinary proposal that welcomes 22 guests along with our Chefs who are preparing a 6 course menu lifts you up to 40 meters offering a once in a life time experience. Choose between the Sunset or the Starlighted Acropolis Dinner and invite your friends, loved ones or colleagues to a special dinner and spice up your nights in Athens.
Attractions: Acropolis

Acropolis monuments, Parthenon and Plaka, Monastiraki walking tour

Duration: 4 hours
Escape the buzz of downtown Athens and head to Acropolis peaceful hill for a 3.5-hour leisurely-paced walking tour, finishing with a walk to picturesque Plaka! Your expert local guide will introduce you to the gentle hills around Athens’ Acropolis, chatting about the area’s ancient history as you go. Discover the charms of Plaka (Athens’ Old Town), Roman Agora with its archaeological remains, and experience the thousand years old history of Monastiraki square.
A leisurely made walking tour when you combine the glorious Acropolis monuments and Parthenon temple with Athens's most picturesque and beautiful neighborhood, the majestic Plaka.

Electric Bike Tour of Athens by Night

Duration: 3 hours
Check off the Greek capital’s top sights after the sun has set on this late evening tour of Athens by electric bike. Pedal through the city center and soak up the ambiance as locals and visitors alike amble along the timeworn streets. Cruise through vibrant neighborhoods such as Plaka (or Athens Old Town), passing ancient sights like the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens and Panathenaic Stadium lit up against the night sky. Numbers limited to 12 on this 2 hour tour, ensuring a small-group experience.