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Why You Should Book a Guided Tour of Acropolis in Athens?

Skip the ticket line and visit the Acropolis – Athen’s most iconic monument. Explore the fascinating history of Ancient Greece, see the UNESCO-listed archaeological sites, and hear all about Ancient Greek myths from your licensed professional guide. End your guided tour of the Acropolis with free time to explore on your own.  

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Book a guided tour and uncover the secrets of Athens’s Acropolis!

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Guided Tour of the Acropolis without Entry Ticket

Visit Acropolis and explore the cradle of Western civilization by booking this guided tour. You can choose from a private or a group tour experience. You can also upgrade your tour to include a street food tour of Athen’s Old Town.

Start the tour by following your guide onto Pnyx Hill – the birthplace of democracy. Enjoy listening about Ancient Greek history, myths, and stories during this 50-minute guided tour of the iconic Acropolis.

Marvel at the astonishing architecture of the Parthenon Temple and learn all about the Erechtheion Temple. Once you’re finished with your guided tour of Acropolis, you’ll be able to enjoy some free time on the hill and further explore the ancient site at your own pace. Soak in the breathtaking views of the city of Athens and the Aegean Sea.

Follow your guide’s instructions to the south exit and see the Theatre of Dionysus and the Altar of Asclepius on your way out.

Get more out of this experience by upgrading your tour to include an authentic Greek street food experience. Explore additional areas of Acropolis hill and its south with your tour guide. End this incredible experience by walking into the Athens Old Town to taste popular and delicious Greek street food.

What to bring: ID card or Passport, comfortable shoes, water, sunglasses, sun hat, and sunscreen

Not suitable for: Pregnant women, people with mobility impairments and wheelchair users

  • 2-hour guided tour with a licensed tour guide
  • Meeting point with restroom facilities and Greek delicacies
  • Greek street food tasting (if option selected)
X not included
  • Hotel transfer
  • Tips (optional)
  • Entry ticket
  • English, Greek, German
X not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking, alcohol and drugs
  • Luggage or large bags
Skip The Line

Take advantage of skip-the-line access to the world-famous Acropolis of Athens.

Explore the Iconic Acropolis

Learn about ancient Athens’ history and myths from a professional guide while discovering hidden spots on the hill.

Upgrade Your Tour

Make this experience by going on the optional tasting tour of Greek street food and choosing between a group or a private tour.

Book a guided Acropolis tour with the entry ticket included!

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  • Free time to explore the Acropolis and archaeological sights at your own pace.
  • Incredible guided tour of Athens’ most iconic monument with a local tour guide.

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Do I need a tour guide for Acropolis?

You can visit the Acropolis without a tour guide by just purchasing an Acropolis ticket. Most of the tickets are great and come with an audio guide. However, we still recommend going on a guided tour with a local guide. This way of visiting will make your experience even more memorable. A professional tour guide will give you a proper insight into the history and importance of the Acropolis and its ancient archaeological sites. Plus, you can save some time by not having to wander around searching for the exact site you want to visit.

How much does a tour of the Acropolis cost?

There are multiple tour options for Acropolis. The price of a standard guided tour of the Acropolis is around 45 to 50 euros.

How long does it take to tour the Acropolis?

A standard Acropolis Guided tour takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.


Guided Walking Tour of Acropolis with Entrance Ticket

Take a guided walking tour through the tree-lined streets of the ancient city of Athens. View the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis, an ancient citadel and one of the oldest archaeological sites in the world.

You’ll start by exploring the south slope of the Acropolis to avoid the big crowds. After you pick up your entrance tickets, you’ll make your way inside the Acropolis, where you will see many ancient treasures.

Discover the origins of the performing arts at the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater. Imagine it filled with ancient Greek theatergoers as you learn about its history. Visit the Dionysus Sanctuary, dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility.

See all the main sights of Acropolis from up close – Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, Propylaea gateway, and the iconic Parthenon Temple. Listen to your local guide tell stories about these ancient ruins’ fascinating history. 

Enjoy Athens’ sweeping panoramas once you reach the top of the sacred hill. Discover nearby monuments like the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and Mars Hill. 

Your Acropolis-guided tour ends at the summit of the hill. Once you’re done touring the site, you’ll have some free time to continue exploring the ancient landmark on your own.

Not suitable for: Wheelchair users

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Acropolis
  • Licensed local guide
  • Guided walking tour
X not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • English
X not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
what to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, and sunscreen
Visit the Athens Acropolis

See all the famous monuments on the Acropolis, like the Temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon.

Guided Walking Tour

Learn all about the ancient Greek monument from a licensed local tour guide

Free Time

Enjoy some free time to discover Acropolis Hill on your own.

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Good To Know Before You Go!

  • Keep in mind that this tour requires walking on uneven surfaces and uphill.
  •  The tour is done leisurely and has a few short stops in the shade.
  • Once the tour ends, you can stay on Acropolis Hill and continue exploring the ancient sites on your own.
  • Although this is a tour with skip-the-ticket line entry, there may still be a short wait to enter the Acropolis in the high season.
  • For those aged 0-24 years, you must go to the ticket booth and show your ID to receive a unique entry ticket.
  • The tours take place rain or shine.
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Best Way To Explore Acropolis

Cici, a trained archaeologist was our guide and was absolutely phenomenal. I hope she reads this review because she made the tour with her humor, knowledge, and teaching style. At one point, I had to get out my phone to take notes because I didn’t want to forget what she said about philosophy and Greek mythology. This tour is a must-do, and if you are lucky enough to get Cici as your guide, you won’t be disappointed!


Magical experience

This was undoubtedly the best way to visit the Acropolis. During our stay in Athens, we visited the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, as well as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Poseidon. A truly magical experience, especially if you’re a fan of Greek mythology.


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