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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Skip the long lines at the iconic Acropolis (ticket price not included), discover the Acropolis Museum, and enjoy a guided walking tour of Athens in just a few hours on this action-packed tour that’s tailor-made for history buffs. Along the way enjoy the single most elegant approach to the Acropolis: a stroll up the pedestrian walkway Dionysiou Areopagitou.
  • Experience Ancient Greece’s greatest monument: the Acropolis
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access (ticket at own expense) even at peak times
  • Explore the new Acropolis Museum with a guide
  • Soak up highlights of Athens, including the Changing of the Guards
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English speaking professional guide
Athens guide magazine
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Skip-the-line service
Food and drinks
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Entrance fees are not included; paid in cash on the spot
Syntagma Square , Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece

Departure Point: Syntagma Metro Station Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time. Please be at the meeting point by 9:15 am as the tour departs at 9:30 am.

9:30 AM
Acropolis Museum , Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BABY STROLLERS. Please have in mind that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.
  • Near public transportation
  • ENTRANCE FEES (TICKETS) ARE NOT INCLUDED - Please make sure you have enough cash (euros) with you to purchase the tickets. We buy the tickets for you in advance, in order to avoid lining up. Note that we are only allowed by the Museum to pre-buy adult tickets.
  • A valid passport or ID is required for verification at the sites for youths under 25 years of age and any person entitled to reduced entrance at the 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum.
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What is the policy on sanitization during The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum.
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What is the social distancing policy during The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The Acropolis, Athens Walking City Tour and Acropolis Museum.

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  • "It's a lot of walking so bring good walking shoes and plenty of energy." See review
  • "May be tough for older people (over 75) due to climbing approximately 40 stories." See review
  • "The tour was tiring (of course, since we had to go up the acropolis), but well worth it!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Funny and informative, there was no open question left
Martina_G
, Jul 2022
We had so much fun! It was such an informative tour and those 5h passed so quickly. I would highly recommend this tour if you want to get a great overview of the history of this stunning city.
star-5
Highly recommend.
Kelly_H
, Jun 2022
Vicki was great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend adding the museum to your trip and make sure you take water.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback, dear Kelly! It is always rewarding and an honour to be recommended by such kind guests! We look forward to hosting you again in Athens! Have a great day!
star-5
Most definitely
Joann_J
, May 2022
Tour guide Hermes was very knowledgeable, informed and enjoyed his sense of humor. We did learn that tour guides attend classes for 3 years to get his license. Would certainly recommend this tour. I did enjoy the smaller group as we picked up more tourists at the lunch stop.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are very happy that everything worked well with your tour, dear Joann! Yes that's right, all our guides are licensed and there is a 3-year state educational programme they have to attend. Thank you so much for the warm feedback! Please join us again soon, and enjoy the rest of your trip!
star-5
True highlight of the city
Emily_H
, May 2022
This is a great way to see the big highlights of Athens. Our guide Eli was knowledgeable and friendly. It is a lot of strenuous walking but worth it. The commentary was interesting and overall just an incredible value
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We appreciate your feedback, dear Emily! We are glad you liked your experience and found it worthwhile! Acropolis is a hill after all, but we use the south slope entrance because it is less steep, and of course our guides set a moderate walking pace, and make regular stops. Eli will be pleased with your kind comments! We do hope to see you again soon! Have an amazing day!
star-5
Ask for Costa. He is the best!
Eric_S
, May 2022
Costa was a terrific guide. His English was perfect snd his knowledge was amazing! He was really considerate also of our limitations and allowed me to rest without flowing down the group as a whole. Excellent.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
What an amazing review, dear Eric! We are grateful, and we also cannot help but being proud for our wonderful guides; Costas will be pleased with your warm comments! Thank you so much for your feedback and for taking the time to share your positive experience! We're looking forward to your next visit soon!
star-3
Good but not the best
emilycasper14
, May 2022
Was not a fan of our tour guide, she was a bit rude and was overly conscious of sticking to the time schedule- so much that we "didn't have time" to stop for any snacks/refreshments even though we were told we would at the beginning of the tour, she also got snappy at someone on our tour when they accidently didn't check their bag in correctly because she didn't give instructions on how to do it. We didn't get much time to explore the area, a lot of it was stopping in limited shady spots to listen to history, which was nice but a lot of the information kept getting repeated. A shorter tour with a bit more freedom would be preferred, personally
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your feedback, Emily. We want to sincerely apologize in the case that the tour guide was rude and rushed. Our tour guides are experienced, well-educated, perfectly mannered, and love their job and their city. They usually go above and beyond to satisfy the guests' needs, and are extemely attentive. We will immediately look thorougly into the matter, and if this was the case, we will do everything in our power to rectify the situation and avoid its recurrence. We would greatly appreciate it if you could contact us with more details. Also, you selected a very comprehensive experience, which includes many stops, various locations and sights from many different historical periods of the city (the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guards, the National Gardens, the Zappeion Hall, the Arch of Hadrian, the Temple of Zeus, and of course the spectacular Acropolis with all its monuments). Hence, it is quite possible that you felt you needed more time to absorb all that was shared with you. We do have private tours available, where guests can choose the exact amount of time they wish to spend at every site. In any case, we are extremely sorry, once again, you did not enjoy the tour as you should. This is what we strive for every single day. We hope we will totally change your mind should you give us one more chance. Have a wonderful day!
star-5
Hermes the Great Tour Guide
Bobby_B
, May 2022
Hermes was great, always willing to answer any question and provided a wealth of knowledge. Hermes was very considerate and entertaining and had a passion to share Greek history with all of us on the tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Bobby, we greatly appreciate your fantastic feedback; it means the world to us. Hermes will be delighted with your enthusiastic comments! We hope to see you again soon, and until then, stay safe and have a wonderful day!
star-3
City tour of Athens with Acropolis
heather_m
, Apr 2022
I could not really understand the guide as her accent was quite thick. It meant I lost a lot of what she was saying. Quite a bit of the city tour was in a garden & in the metro station which I did not think were appropriate to a tour and a bit boring. The changing of the guard was fun & worth seeing. The temple of Zeus was covered in scaffolding & you couldn’t get within 70m of it so was underwhelming. The tour improved with the Acropolis & was informative & worthwhile. My advice, for my own personal interest, is to skip the city tour & just do the Acropolis. You can see the changing of the guards yourself separately
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Heather, thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. We sincerely apologise that our service did not meet your expectations. The incident of the thick accent is quite rare, and of course we will look into the issue immediately. As you can read, we are usually praised about our tour guides' perfect English. As far as the content of your tour is concerned, you selected a comprehensive tour of the city, including the House of Parliament, and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the famous National Gardens, and the remarkable Zappeion Hall, alongside the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, and of course the majestic Acropolis with all its magnificent temples. The specific tour allows the visitor to understand the city's evolution by appreciating all its historical periods. We are sorry that you did not enjoy this combination, although it is rather a matter of taste, as the majority of our guests find this juxtaposition of new and old, rather interesting. Last but not least, the scaffolding around more than 2000 year old sites, like the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis monuments may be somewhat inconvenient but it is absolutely indispensable. Ancient constructions exposed to weather elements all year round need regular conservation, essential for their existence; it is something recurrent but temporary we must all endure for art's sake. As you can see from our reviews, we strive to give the utmost satisfaction to our visitors, and I assure you that once you come back you will be more than happy with the outcome. Our guests' comments are always a chance for improvement, and we welcome them. Stay stafe, and have a wonderful day!
star-5
Ancient Athens in a nutshell.
Alice_G
, Mar 2022
Natasha was an excellent guide who shared her knowledge in an engaging and informative way. This helped us to appreciate the significance of other sites we visited subsequently as well. Many thanks.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Alice, we are grateful for your feedback! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Natasha. We have been working hard on constantly improving our services, and it is always good to know that we are on the right track. Please visit us again soon - we'll be happy to host you! Until then, stay safe and keep collecting lovely memories!
star-5
Amazing tour worth the money
Filip_J
, Mar 2022
This tour was a really positive experience. The guide was really knowledgeable and was challenging us with questions from the Greek history and mythology.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Glad to hear you had a good time, dear Filip, and that you found the tour interesting and worthwhile! We hope you'll join us again next time you are in beautiful Athens. Until then, stay safe and keep collecting positive experiences!
star-5
a must!
Marika_G
, Mar 2022
we had a great guide Katerina, she had great knowledge of history, culture, politics, everything concerning our tour! great delivery, kept my attention the whole tour:) The paste of the tour was great, not too physically demanding cause we made many stops listening to information
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Sounds like you had a really good time, dear Marika, and we couldn't be happier. Indeed, all our guides are well-educated professionals who can give you a great insight into Greek culture, history, archaeology and more. Please join us again next time you are in Athens. Until then, stay safe and keep traveling!
star-5
Even with rain and strong...
Jenny_G
, Dec 2021
Even with rain and strong winds, the Acropolis was a must see site! Our guide, Eli was engaging and knowledgeable. She definitely made the experience more enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
The Acropolis is definitely all-weather, dear Jenny! Our amazing guides, like Eli, are certainly all-weather too, as are precious! We are glad you found everything to your liking even in adverse weather conditions. We greatly appreciate your lovely review, and we hope to welcome you to Athens again soon on sunnier days!
star-5
Top
Isabel_B
, Dec 2021
Very interesting tour, I would definitly recommend. Dorina is an exellent tour guide and answers all your questions.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We appreciate your top rating and your warm comments, dear Isabel! Dorina will be very pleased! We are eager to welcome you back to Athens for even more interesting and fun activities! Stay safe!
star-5
Our tour guide Fotini was wonderful. So knowledgeable and passionate about ancient history and greek heritage.
Briana_O
, Nov 2021
The sights were spectacular but our tour guide Fotini brought the history and place to life. She was an expert!
star-5
A truly worthwhile experience
George_G
, Oct 2021
A brilliant tour bringing Ancient Greece to life. The tour guides were exceptional in their knowledge
star-5
Awesome Athens experience!
rensiavz
, Oct 2021
I met my tour guide, Annie, at the Syntagma square metro station, as communicated to me via e-mail. Athens walking tours are well organized. Annie, is a lovely guide with a wealth of knowledge about the Greek history and culture. She is also well informed about world events and countries that the tourists are from. She made my first visit to Athens special!
star-5
A great way to see Athens
Barbara_S
, Sep 2021
This was a comprehensive tour of the historic parts of the city and the magnificent Acropolis. We covered about 3.5 miles overall, and there were some steps and climbing involved, but it wasn't too bad. We saw the changing of the guard at the Parliament building, part of the gardens, Hadrians Arch, the city center, and, of course, the entire Acropolis. Sissy, our guide, was very knowledgeable and brought some of the mythology of Ancient Athens more relevant to today's world. The museum was a bit rushed, but we had a delay in the middle of the day due to one of the guests, and it took a little time away from the time at the end. Still, Sissy did her best to get us done on time.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Barbara, thank you for your lovely feedback. We are very glad that you were satisfied with both your tour and your guide. We are proud of our guides, because apart from being knowledgeable and experienced, they are also very attentive to guests' needs. Even though there was an unpredicted delay, Sissy did everything in her power to finish on time, without sacrificing quality. This is our philosophy, to go above and beyond what is expected in order to keep our guests happy. We expect you again soon in beautiful Athens, and untill then, keep collecting beautiful moments!
star-5
Friends and I only had...
Zoila_D
, Sep 2021
Friends and I only had the day to see Athens and this was perfect! Fotini was an amazing guide! The only downside was how little time we spent in the new acropolis museum other than that it was great!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear Zoila, we really appreciate your kind feedback! Fotini will be very happy to read your comment! Our guides are very knowledgeable and talented individuals, who do their very best to give you valuable information within the prearranged time. Usually, our Acropolis museum tours last one hour and a half, which is plenty of time to explore the most significant exhibits. Of course, we have private and semi-private tour options where you can get to choose how much time you want to spend at each section. Perhaps next time you visit Athens, we can give you a private tour at the Acropolis Museum, for limitless enjoyment. Until then, keep collecting beautiful memories.
star-5
Amazing
Shaun_H
, Sep 2021
Beyond knowledgeable and very very accommodating for us since we got our days mixed up. Thank you soooooo much!!!! Loved every bit of it!!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for the heart-warming boost! We love it when we read such enthusiastic reviews! We are glad that everything turned out fine, and hope to host you again in Athens very soon!
star-5
Amazing guided visit : Athènes in half a day
Mathias_C
, Aug 2021
We had a great visit with Elly. Say was able to answer to all our question , and was clear and precise in her explanations. Small group are definitely a good thing for such visit . Many thanks ! Sarah and Mathias
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you Sarah and Mathias! We are happy when we make our guests happy! Hope to have you again on one of our tours.

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