The Best Acropolis Private Tour 2023
Enjoy a private guided tour of the Acropolis and learn all about Ancient Greek History!
About Acropolis Private Tour
Join us on this perfectly tailored walking tour and explore the Acropolis. Discover fascinating remains of the most prominent sanctuary in ancient Athens. Admire the unique masterpieces of ancient architecture. With an archaeologist by your side, you’ll learn many interesting facts about religion, politics, ancient art, and everyday life. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Acropolis History Private Tour
Embark on an unforgettable journey through Ancient Athens with our personalized Acropolis Private Tour. Discover the ancient ruins and fascinating monuments, and learn more about the history of this one-of-a-kind landmark. Your private tour will take around 3 hours and will be guided by an expert archaeologist. You’ll start from the southeast fast track entrance, designed for organized tours and skip-the-line tickets.
Immerse yourself in this journey and take time to marvel at the centuries-old sculptures and artifacts. Your experienced guide will entertain you with captivating tales of ancient Greek history and everyday life. Visit the largest theater of ancient times, the Theatre of Dionysus, and admire the glorious Parthenon temple. Discover the history behind the Temple of Athena Nike, originally built to celebrate the Athenians’ victory.
Understand the significance and role of all the monuments on the Acropolis and their influence on Western culture. Your adventure ends with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, where you’ll witness firsthand the amazing artifacts and ancient objects on display. Visitors on a tour of the Acropolis Museum can walk directly over the ruins of ancient Athenian neighborhoods. These ruins discovered during construction provide a unique glimpse into the past.
- Private tour
- Licensed tour guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees to the Acropolis site and museum
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- English, Greek
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Tour Meeting Point
At the top of the staircase of the Acropolis Museum, on the level of the pedestrian street Dionysiou Areopagitou. Your guide will be wearing the official blue badge of licensed guides.
Wander the galleries of the New Acropolis Museum, and check out the stunning collection of artifacts and artworks of Ancient Greece. Get an immersive and educational experience.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of ancient Greek civilization featuring iconic architectural treasures such as the Temple of Athena Nike and Parthenon.
Discover the famous Theater of Dionysus and the Roman Herodion Theater, significant cultural landmarks, and marvel at the views of Athens from the top.
Acropolis interesting facts
Acropolis, the heart of ancient Athens, is named after the Greek words for “high city.” This UNESCO World Heritage site was used as a defensive stronghold during times of war. In prehistoric times, a site was continuously inhabited, and the evidence of human settlement dates back to the 4th millennium BC.
The Erechtheion was built to house several different religious cults and was considered one of the most significant temples in ancient times. The primary function of the Erechtheion was to provide a sanctuary for the sacred wooden statue of Athena. It features a porch supported by six female statues known as the Caryatids.
The Theatre of Dionysus, dedicated to Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility, is considered the world’s first theater. It is located at the top of the Acropolis and was the birthplace of Greek drama. The theater was built in the 6th century BC, and it had the largest seating capacity of its time. Dionysus’ Theatre could accommodate more than 17000 guests.
The Temple of Athena Nike is a small temple dedicated to the Greek goddess of victory, Athena Nike. The temple is also known by the name Wingless Victory Temple, and its structure was completed in 420 BC. Athens used the temple as a treasury to store funds for military campaigns and public works.
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Good to know before you go
- Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, also remember to bring sun protection and water.
- People younger than 18 and students should bring their passports to ensure they are eligible for reduced ticket fees.
- On Mondays, the Acropolis museum closes at 4:00 PM. Instead, your tour will visit the Acropolis Hill monuments and Ancient Agora.
- Please bring cash in order to buy the entry tickets to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum on the day of the tour.
- Not suitable for wheelchair users and people with mobility issues
- Bring ID card or passport, comfortable shoes and sun protection
- Not allowed: smoking, pets, large bags/luggage
Can you get a tour guide at Acropolis?Yes! Acropolis is the most iconic monument in the city of Athens, so there are guided tours available all year round. We do recommend looking up a tour that will suit you the best online and booking it in advance. We have hand-picked and put together the best Acropolis Tours available online.
Can you visit the Acropolis on your own?If you want to visit the famous monument, you’ll have to purchase a ticket first. We recommend buying a Skip-the-Line Acropolis ticket in advance. By doing so, you’ll avoid long waiting lines at the entrance and have more time to explore the ancient monument at your own pace.
How much does a private tour of Acropolis Cost?An Acropolis private tour can vary in price depending on the duration of the tour and the landmarks you’re visiting. Keep in mind that the price usually does not include entrance fees which you’ll have to buy on the spot before your tour starts.
Is a guided tour of the Acropolis worth it?Acropolis guided tour is a must-do! It is the most famous landmark of Athens and has great historical and artistic significance. By visiting Acropolis, you’ll get valuable insights and be able to fully appreciate and understand the ancient Greek civilization. If you don’t know which tour to choose, take a look at our handpicked selection of Acropolis Tours, we’re sure you’ll find one that fits your preferences.
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When is the best time to visit
Visiting Athens and Acropolis is possible throughout the year. But the best time to visit is during the seasons of Spring and Autumn. Since Greece has a Mediterranean climate, the temperatures are still comfortable, and the weather is beautiful, making it ideal for sightseeing.
The Summer months are extremely crowded, and the temperatures can rise up to 35°C. If you are in Athens during this period, avoid sightseeing during midday, and opt for early morning or late afternoon. If you’re out of options, make sure you wear sunscreen protection, a hat, and always have a bottle of water with you.
Winter is the low season, and there are almost no crowds. If you don’t mind the cold and wet weather, this is an excellent time to visit museums and enjoy the monuments stress-free.
The best time to visit Acropolis and Athens depends mainly on your own preferences, schedule, and budget. Make sure you check the weather forecast to plan your visit accordingly.
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We recently booked a private tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum with Ioanna. Everything was Outstanding! As a doctor of Archaeology and a certified tour guide of Greece, she was more than qualified to give a tour and was a wealth of information! She shared myths and stories of the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece. She was a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Ioanna allowed us to linger where we wanted and patiently answered any questions we had. We would highly recommend this tour for any Greek excursions as she is certified all over the country!
Great Athens tour experience
This was a truly great experience! We had a fantastic and extremely knowledgeable guide who showed us around the Acropolis and Museum. She also told us some tips for visiting Athens and what not to miss. Highlights of the tour were the Temple of Poseidon and the Temple of Nike for me. This was a great tour with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide that I would highly recommend!
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