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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

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Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour

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See the landmark monuments of Athens in a new light during a late afternoon tour of the Acropolis, guided by a licensed archaeologist. You’re guaranteed to skip any long wait lines during this walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avoid the crowds and warmer temperatures while taking a leisurely stroll around the Parthenon, Propylaia gateway, Temple of Athena Nike and more.
  • Afternoon tour of the Acropolis of Athens, led by a licensed archaeologist
  • Slip past the crowds with skip-the-line access to the World Heritage Site
  • Explore the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike in the late afternoon light
  • Perfect sightseeing tour for classical history and archaeology buffs
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Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Late departure to avoid crowds and warm temperatures
Professional licensed tour guide
Entrance fees are excluded from the price of the tour (unless you book the option with entrance tickets) and they cost 20 euros per adult, 10 euros per student (with show of a student card) and free for non adults with show of an identity document. 
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Tickets purchased cash at the meting point.

Departure Point

Athanasiou Diakou 16, Athina 117 42, Greece

Meet your guide inside the tour office of Athens Walks at Athanasiou Diakou 16 Please be there 10 minutes in advance

Return Details

Theorias 21, Athina 105 55, Greece
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Persons udner 25 years old they must need their passports to ensure their age as they have a discounted entrance ticket
  • EU citizens under 25 years old have free entrance. Others under 25 years old have a 50% discount (Acropolis tickets). IDs or Passports are required for the guests under 25 years old to ensure Birth date at the Entrance Gates.
  • Entrance fees are excluded from the price and they cost 20 euros per adult, 10 euros per student (with show of a student car) and free for non adults with show of an identity document.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please make sure this tour includes approximately one mile of walking uphill/downhill on uneven surfaces and 200 steps (both ways).
  • Guests are advised to wear flat and comfortable walking shoes. Large backpacks and oversized purses are not permitted inside the site. Long queues and waiting might occur and every effort is made to coordinate the best timings for visits.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walks Tour Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Acropolis of Athens Afternoon Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Traveler Tips

  • "It's definitely better to go at 4PM since it's cooler at that time and there's a great breeze at the top." See review
  • "The paths were quite slippery in some areas, so it was a challenge to get to the top." See review
  • "Beware as there is a good amount of walking to do but that’s the case with the ruins in general, not just This tour." See review


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The magic of Greece and the secrets of it's incredible history!!!
, Sep 2021
Our guide was incredible...Exceptionally knowledgeable, but she didn't talk at us...She spoke to us. She's a wonderful teacher and wonderfully inclusive. Wow!!! It was amazing and my sister has promised all her friends coming this way, they're all yours!!! Thank you so very much!!!
Acropolis uncovered
, Sep 2021
Doerena was simply excellent. In addition to her comprehensive knowledge of history and mythology — she connected the past with today. A highlight of our trip.
Memorable and fun, an excellent guide
, Sep 2021
Our guide Mariza was excellent! Engaging, witty, and very knowledgeable, she really bought the ancient history to life. A well planned tour, which made the walk very memorable.
One of the best experiences in Athens
, Sep 2021
I had the luck to get Mariza for my tour guise and she was absolutely incredible! This tour was one of the best I have ever had. Specifically I can say the 4:30 sunset tour was an incredible time to go, and you get to see the removal and march-out of the greek flag at the end. (tip: go to the museum for a good three to four hours of reading and exploring because then when you see the actual acropolis you will know a bit about it up front) Mariza was just so passionate and wonderful and very very engaging. I can't recommend this tour enough.
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Perfect Acropolis Tour
, Sep 2021
This tour was outstanding. Dorina was excellent. She speaks with such knowledge and passion and enthusiasm about the history and events. Although the tour was two hours long we could have listen to her for another two hours. Two hours was the right length for the tour. It was just the right amount for walking up to the acropolis with many stops in the shade to hear stories and information. And then we got to the top of the acropolis we had sufficient time to tour the site. Dorina left us at the top at the end of the tour so we could spend time on our own taking even more pictures and wondering about.The acropolis is of course the highlight of a trip to Athens for a first time visitor. This tour was the perfect way to see it. Although I will point out that it does not include the museum. You would have to do that separately. Five stars for the tour at 10 stars for Dorina.
Very nice experience
, Sep 2021
The tour of the Acropolis in the afternoon is just great! Big contribution from our guide Kimon he is amazing, very knowledgeable, he made it so interesting! Thanks a lot Kimon it was really nice discovering the Acropolis with you :-) take care
Great tour
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide was great! She provided history and entertainment. The 16:30 tour time was excellent to catch the sunsetting. Recommended!
, Aug 2021
Must go!! Great experience, Dorina, our guide, was very knowledgeable and clear. I would definitely repeat this tour (or any other if it was with the same guide or company). Helped us with the baby stroller and kept it in the office since we couldn't take it up the acropolis. Very friendly and smilely!
Great tour with Anna!
, Aug 2021
Fantastic tour with our lovely guide Anna, who had the perfect mix of information and story-telling to keep us all engaged and interested! My 12 year old loved the tour which was fun and informative without being ‘dry’ - highly recommended. We will be going back home with some great memories…
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Jaya, We were really happy to have you! We are glad that you all enjoyed the tour. We hope to have you back for more. Yours Sincerely, Anna
Extremel pleasant late afternoon guided tour of the Acropolis.
, Jul 2021
Maritsa was a very charismatic guide who walked us through the various parts of the Acropolis with a wonderful mix of historical, architectural and philosophical comments. She made the visit interesting, lively and we only regretted that it was not longer! Even our 14-year old daughter was captivated.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We are very pleased to know we were able to offer you and your family with a memorable and entertaining time! Thank you for your kind review and for choosing us as part of your stay in Athens! Kind regards

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