Acropolis and the Parthenon

• Duration: 2 hours

• Skip the line tickets

• Duration: 2 hours

• Skip the line tickets

Acropolis and the Parthenon Guided Tour



Small group, local licensed English-speaking guide, 2 hours, skip the ticket lines, early start, audio system.

Itinerary :

Follow our expertly trained licensed tour guides in a reveal of the antiquity. Little by little you will discover the top of the Acropolis Hill. Starting at the meeting point McDonalds near the Acropolis Metro Station (Areopagitou 7 & Makri 1, corner) you will soon enter the archaeological site and start the ascending way to the top of the hill as the sun slowly rises in the city. On the way up you will first come across the sanctuary and one of the very first theatres in the world, the theatre dedicated to Dionysos, the god of festivals, vines and theatre. Next up you will admire the remains of the sanctuary of Asclepius and Hygeia, the ancient hospital of Athens. You will stumble upon the Odeon of Herodes the Atticus, that still functions to this day and then you will find yourselves upon the Propylaea, the monumental gate leading to the top of the hill. The ruins of the three temples on top of the hill, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheum with the porch of the Caryatides in the distance and of course the Parthenon will slowly start taking shape before your eyes. The tour will climax at the Parthenon, the temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, the patron goddess of the city.

Highlights :

  1. Discover the Parthenon and the caryatids on top of the Acropolis Hill.
  2. Marvel at one of the very first theatres in the world, the theatre of Dionysos.
  3. Immerse in the history, culture and mythology narrated by our local, licensed tour guides.
  4. Skip the ticket lines.

Details :

  1. Small group, maximum of 20 travelers.
  2. The tour is conducted in English.
  3. The tour involves a considerable amount of walking with an uphill climb to the top of the Acropolis Hill. It is not fitted well with children under the age of 6 or people with disabilities.
  4. Included audio headset will ensure you don’t miss any of the information provided by the guide.
  5. The tour will end at the top of the Acropolis Hill, so that you can stay as long as you want.
  6. Restrooms will be available during the tour.

Meeting point :

McDonalds near the Acropolis Metro Station (Areopagitou 7 & Makri 1, corner).

Admission tickets

You can either have the tickets included, in which case you will be provided with them before the tour begins or you can always buy your own tickets and pay only for the guided tour here!


The Acropolis is the rocky formation that looms over the city of Athens. It is considered to be an archaeological site and contains the ruins of ancient monuments dating from the pre-historic to the modern times.

When it comes to the Acropolis Hill, the opening hours vary during the winter and the summer time as detailed below:
Winter: 08:00 – 17:00
Summer: 8:00- 19:30
16th to 30th September: 08:00 – 19:00
1st to 15th October: 08:00 – 18:30
16th to 30th October: 08:00 – 18:00

The new Acropolis Museum is open daily. (The opening hours vary as seen in the following chart)
From 1 November to 31 March:
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm
Friday: 9 am – 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm

From 1 April to 31 October:
Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday: 9 am – 10 pm

The pricing differs according to the season. April 1st – October 31st you will be charged 20€ / person for the Acropolis Hill and an additional 15€ / person for the Acropolis Museum. During the off-season months (November – March) you will be charged 10€ / person for the Acropolis Hill and 10€ / person for the Acropolis Museum.

The tickets to both archaeological sites (the Acropolis Hill archaeological site and the Acropolis museum) are valid for ONE ENTRY ONLY. You will not need a ticket to the area of Anafiotika.

All group tours are conducted in ENGLISH. Private tours can also be conducted in French or Spanish upon request.

It is always advised to have with you a bottle of water, a pair of sunglasses and a hat, especially during the hot summer months in Athens (April – October). Check the weather forecast and if necessary bring a raincoat or/and an umbrella. Your shoes should be enclosed and supportive as the Acropolis Hill can be considered a hiking experience.

For safety reasons it is NOT allowed and/or advised to bring inside any the following items:
– Any food or beverage except for water
– Any sharp items, such as knives or bottle openers
– Any large backpacks will be handed to the cloakroom in the Acropolis museum
– No pets are allowed, except for guide dogs

If you opt for the option without the tickets, you will have to purchase them on your own.
No food or drink is provided by the company.
In case it rains the company WILL provide you with a raincoat, but NOT with an umbrella.

Of course! The Parthenon is one of the monuments you are going to enjoy on top of the Acropolis Hill.

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Acropolis and the Parthenon


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