This is the perfect combination tour. We visit the Acropolis, go on an Athens City Tour and finally we visit the Acropolis Museum.
|TOUR CODE NUMBER||AWT-AGT2|
|MEETING POINT||Your guide will be waiting for you INSIDE the Syntagma Metro Station one level down, by the ticket validating machines, underneath the big central hanging clock.
Please be at the meeting point by 09:15 AM.
|DEPARTURE TIME||09:30 AM|
|RETURN TIME||15:00 PM|
|MAX GROUP SIZE||18 persons|
|WALKING TIME||60 min|
|GUIDE||Official licensed guide|
|LANGUAGE||English (All other languages only on a private basis tour)|
|ENTRANCE FEES||Admission fees for all places we visit during the Acropolis – Athens City Tour & Acropolis Museum Tour (Parthenon, Nike temple, Propylea, Erechtheion, Dionysus Theatre, Temple of Zeus and Acropolis Museum) are not included in the tour’s price.
Entrance Ticket Prices (from April 1 to October 31):
Note: If you intend to stay longer in town and want to visit more places then, there is a combo ticket available at 30 Euro which allows you to visit 7 places (the Acropolis with all its monuments, Dionysus Theater, Zeus Temple, the Ancient Agora & the Attalos Museum, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Forum, the Kerameikos with its wonderful Museum and Aristotle’s Lyceum) within a 5 days time span.
Entrance Ticket Prices (from November 1 to March 31):
We usually buy the tickets for you in advance, in order not to line up.
|FAQ ABOUT ACROPOLIS||For information about Acropolis please click here.|
|FAQ ABOUT ACROPOLIS MUSEUM||For information about Acropolis Museum please click here.|
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The ideal combination tour
Our tour involves two important attractions of Athens:
- the famous Athens Acropolis, the most important archaeological site in Greece and one of the most important in the world, and
- the Acropolis Museum, which contains masterpieces found on the Acropolis and arranged in a spectacular way, all perfectly explained by our Athens Walking Tour licensed guide
An interesting City Tour
Our tour begins at Syntagma Metro Station, firstly visiting the museum of the Metro Station (for approximately 10 – 15 minutes), which exhibits ancient artifacts from Athens, found during the excavation and construction of its underground metro.
The tour then continues to the Greek Parliament Building and the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, to observe the changing of the guards.
After this, we continue to the National Gardens, a lovely area to escape the noisy city, and then to the Zappeion Megaron.
From here, you have an excellent view of the Temple of Zeus, with its 17 columns still standing, each 17 meters high, and also the Arch of Hadrian, built in 132 AD to mark the limits of the new and ancient city of Athens. Both of these will be visited to get a close up view.
From the Arch of Hadrian, we cross over to the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou walkway.
The Acropolis Tour
On our way to the Acropolis, we will pass the new Acropolis Museum, home to the exhibits found during the many years of excavations on the Acropolis.
We will enter the Acropolis from the southern side, to first visit the Ancient Theatre of Dionysus, built in the 5th century BC, dedicated to the god of wine making.
As we ascend up to the Acropolis (also called the Sacred Hill), we have a lovely view of modern Athens.
Our guide will give you all the relevant information about the many monuments on and around the Acropolis:
- The famous Parthenon, the most important monument of Ancient Greek civilization, dedicated to Athena the patron goddess of Athens
- The Erechtheion, located on the most sacred part of the hill
- The Temple of Nike
- The Agrippa Monument
- The Herodes Atticus Theater, built in 160 AD is used in the Athens Summer Festival to house world famous performers creating a marvelous, unforgettable experience
- The Ancient Agora was the centre of ancient Athens – all the law courts, political meetings and juries took place here
- The Observatory
- Philopappos Hill or (Muses Hill), from where you can have a fantastic view of the Acropolis and all of Athens
- Mars or Areopagus Hill
- Pnyx Hill, where the ancient Athenians gathered for political discussions
When the tour of the Acropolis ends, there will be ample time to take photos, before the Acropolis Museum tour begins.
NOTE: The first part of the tour finishes at approximately 13:00 (1:00 pm) while the second part, the Acropolis Museum tour, starts at 13:45 (1:45 pm). Therefore, you have time to take photos on the Acropolis, have a snack or a drink before getting to the designated meeting point to start our Acropolis Museum guided tour.
Acropolis Museum – The Museum that you Must Visit
The Acropolis Museum, finished in 2009, comprises of three stages, each stage represents different periods in the history of the Sacred Hill.
It was constructed to house the priceless exhibits found on the Acropolis, during the many years of excavations. Some of the exhibits here were also found during the excavation for the construction of the museum.
- 1st stage – exhibits found on the slopes of the Acropolis
- 2nd stage – exhibits from the Archaic Period
- 3rd stage – exhibits the frieze of the Parthenon, which is one of the most impressive sections of the museum
One of the unusual and impressive aspects of the museum is the extensive use of glass, in and out of the building.
The museum excavations are visible under the glass floors, giving a distinctive and impressive view of ancient Athens, while from different stages we have a beautiful view of the outside area.
There are approximately 4,000 objects on display, which will mesmerize all visitors arriving at the museum.
The tour will end at the Acropolis Museum at approximately 15:00 (3pm).
|Visit & Explained||Short Stop &
|Syntagma Metro Station Exhibits|
|House of the Greek Parliament|
|Changing of the Guards|
|The Zeus Temple|
|Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Herodeon)|