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AGT2 - Athens City Tour, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour

Duration: 05:30 (Approx.)

The Ideal Combination Tour!

See the city center including two top sights in just a few hours. At the Acropolis of Athens, you’ll explore the Parthenon which is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Then, you’ll dive deeper into its worldly significance at the Acropolis Museum where marble masterpieces tell a story on their own. 

Athens City Tour

The tour starts at the Syntagma metro station for a brief look at the ancient artifacts displayed at the metro’s museum. You’ll also see the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the Changing of the Guards. 

You will then continue on to the House of the Greek Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, and watch the changing of the Guards. Your tour continues towards the National Gardens and the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Zeus Temple and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have the opportunity to visit. From there you walk towards the Acropolis through the beautiful pedestrian walkway of Dionisiou Aeropagitou.

The Acropolis

Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.

During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.

NOTE: After the first part of the tour, which ends on the Acropolis at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm), you may take more photos before meeting your guide for the Acropolis Museum Tour. During this time, you may get a snack or a drink before the guided tour starts at the museum at approximately 13:45 (1:45 pm).

Top Museum of the World: The Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is another highlight of this tour, a perfect follow-up to actually exploring the sights at the Acropolis itself. Recognized as one of the top museums in the world, you’ll find yourself up close to the impressive marble masterpieces found on the Acropolis including dramatic sculptures and friezes that brilliantly define the Classical period of ancient Greece. 

Designed by renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis, the Acropolis Museum captivates guests on approach.  Its seamless modern lines elegantly incorporate artifacts exclusively from the Acropolis, and excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. The marbled surviving treasures are impressively displayed with the use of natural light, situated on a modernist open layout. Panoramic views top the experience.

The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 (3:00 pm).

Inclusions:

  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map

Exclusions:

  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

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NOTES + RESTRICTIONS

We require a minimum of 30 minutes in advance to book this activity online. Alternatively, you can contact our office directly (+30 6945 859 662) to inquire about short-term bookings.

AGT2 - Athens City Tour, Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour