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

(781)
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.
Private

Athens Gods, Myths and Legends Tour

(526)
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.

Athens Electric Bike Tour

(382)
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 Tour

(410)
Duration: 2 hours
Behold the wonders of Ancient Greece on a 1.5-hour walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens. With an expert guide, discover one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and see Dionysus Sanctuary. Then, stroll to the acropolis' summit, stopping at monuments such as Propylaea gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike and the acropolis' crowning glory: the Parthenon. Absorb sweeping panoramas of the city below, and learn about the citadel’s ruins as well as excavation efforts from your guide. Entrance fees not included.

Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

(363)
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.
Private

Athens Full Day Private Tour

(342)
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.
    
Private

Acropolis Skip the Line & Hidden Gems Tour

(447)
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.
Private

Skip the Line: Acropolis & the Museum Tour

(439)
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 Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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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.
Private

Acropolis Private Skip the Line and Hidden Gems Tour

(254)
Duration: 2 hours
Get ready to stroll down the most beautiful streets of Athens and make your way to the architectural wonder of Ancient Greece - the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. No need to wait in line, your professional tour guide will show you the way.

Hop on Hop Off Classic tour of Athens

(314)
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.
Private

Best of Athens Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

(275)
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!

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

(192)
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.
Private

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

(155)
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.

With additional family friendly & lunch options including a delicious 3-Course traditional meal with Acropolis view in Athens or beside the sea in Sounion our tour is also hasle free & ideal for couples, small groups & all ages.

Acropolis monuments, Parthenon and Athens Hidden gems walking tour in Plaka

(150)
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), Anafiotika with its pretty Greek island-style houses, and visit Medieval age chapels.
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.

Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

(140)
Duration: 2 hours
This walking tour offers you the opportunity to explore the Acropolis Monuments in the afternoon. Whether you are arriving in Athens in the afternoon or simply want to visit the Acropolis when the weather is cooler and the crowds are starting to wane then this tour is for you. This unique and leisurely evening tour takes in the state of an art Parthenon and you will get to enjoy the landmark monuments of the Greek capital in a new light.

Athens Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Cape Sounion Trip

(129)
Duration: a day
Discover two beautiful, fascinating Ancient Greece locations with this Athens Super Saver. With your guide, explore Athens and visit breathtaking monuments like the Acropolis and the Parthenon. See Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games was held in 1896, and discover fascinating archeological findings at the Acropolis Museum. In the afternoon, take a scenic trip to Cape Sounion's Temple of Poseidon, a white beacon gleaming atop a cliff overlooking the Agean Sea.

Athens Shore Excursion: Acropolis Walking Tour

(110)
Duration: 4 hours
The moment your cruise ship arrives in port in Athens (Piraeus), your shore excursion to the Acropolis begins. Discover Athens' ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with a local guide. Venture inside the Acropolis, see the Parthenon and admire how this ancient monument towers above the city. As you soak up the local scene, you'll also see such sites as the House of Parliament, the Zappeion and the Zeus Temple. Free time in Plaka district is provided too.
Private

Hidden Athens: The Past & Present

(123)
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
Private

Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

(88)
Duration: 4 hours
Explore Athens with a private guide on a 4-hour tour, and discover the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Zeus, Panathenian Stadium and more! After admiring the downtown city sights, watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Athens National Gardens, and take a walk up the slopes of the city’s famous Acropolis. See the Parthenon and other intriguing monuments, learn about the Greek gods, and visit the Acropolis museum.