Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour
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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens and New Acropolis Museum Tour

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Meet your guide at the prearranged location, then enjoy a leisurely stroll to the foothills of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel and one of the world’s most revealing archaeological sites.

Head for the south slope of the acropolis to avoid the main crowds, then pay your entrance fee and make your way inside to see the bounty of ancient treasures that await. Along the way, visit the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater that is often cited as the birthplace of the performing arts. Hear about its history from your guide and imagine it filled with Ancient Greek theatergoers. You’ll also stop at Dionysus Sanctuary, a site dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility who was also the patron god of the Greek stage.

Inside the acropolis, get up close to important sights such as Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon, a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Pause for photos by these fascinating ruins and learn all about their history and historical importance from your guide.

When you reach the summit of the sacred hill, be awed by the sweeping panoramas of Athens below. Learn about the excavation details and gain further insight into the citadel’s ruins. You’ll also hear about surrounding monuments such as Mars Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient agora, once the heart of ancient Athens.

Continue on to the New Acropolis Museum, which has been ranked one of the top five museums in the world. Follow your guide on a tour of its highlights, which include impressive collections of statues and relics, as well as the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, where glass floors reveal archaeological excavation sites.

After approximately 1.5 hours, your tour concludes inside the museum, leaving you free to explore its exhibits further, should you wish.
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  • English speaking professional guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
Not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees Acropolis and New Acrop. Mus. (30€ per adult/5€ per child nonEUcit./15€
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • If you are a student or a teen hold your valid ID/student card to be entitled to reduced entr. fees
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Please have in mind that
  • baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis
  • archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time
  • Entrance fees are not included in the price
Mary S
5 | 2019-09-26

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour from Stavrula (Stevie) - her interpretations of the classic myths and legends, her background in archeology and her experience giving tours was all evident. I would highly recommend this half-day tour of the Acropolis and surrounding area, and the gorgeous Acropolis museum.

3 | 2019-09-16

There was a bit of confusion in the beginning at the yogurt place we met at with assigning guides. They were missing for a few minutes. We finally got started to Acropolis and the guide took a lot of time to stop and explain things. It was too long for each stop, like 10 minutes. If you want a ton of information maybe you will like this. It was very crowded at the top so when we finally made it, we had a short time up here before she told us we had to meet her at the museum entrance in 15 minutes. We had no lunch break (he tour started at 11:30 and ended at 3:30, so no time to eat. Museum is very nice and modern.

5 | 2019-08-26

Our guide was very knowledgeable and polite. We did skip all the lines. She spoke good English. She was helpful to others who needed help.

Christopher C
5 | 2019-08-20

The tour was great and our guide was amazing. I would thoroughly recommend - especially to peoole with limited knowledges of Greece and the Parthenon.

5 | 2019-07-15

In depth knowledge of greek history , very fluent , sounds like he has a PHD degree. He allowed us to take pics too

5 | 2019-07-12

Loved Stieve! She was very good and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. It was hot out so wear a hat, bring sunscreen, water, and good shoes. It is a lot of walking which was fine for my husband and I being 30 and in shape, but might be difficult for others. I would recommend!

Steven B
5 | 2019-07-05

Adonis did a great job of guiding the tour and making it very enjoyable. He was knowledgeable and helpful with information regarding the tour sights, as well as general Athenian life. Make sure your wear good shoes, as the there is some climbing, as well as slippery marble in some areas.

5 | 2019-07-03

The Skip the Line Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour was superb. Monuments and museums can be overwhelming, but our guide pointed out the most significant items and explained their context and meaning. The organization of the tour was excellent. Our guide Dorina was enormously smart and passionate and did a wonderful job of sharing her knowledge. Don’t waste time standing in the ticket line when you can already be on the Acropolis with a well-informed guide.

Heather L K
5 | 2019-07-03

Kostas was a wonderful tour guide! Thoroughly enjoyed both the Acropolis tour as while as the Acropolis Museum tour

Sarah B
5 | 2019-07-03

We had Annie (Anna) as our guide. She was amazing. She gave such great information about the acropolis and museum as well as other pop culture/historical/ other stories. She went at a great pace and the hike up the acropolis didn’t seem so bad on a hot summer day! Lots of stops for shadow, photos, and stories! Highly recommend this tour and if you have Annie as your guide it will be even better!

Hardik B
4 | 2019-07-03

Would defn recommend this. It gives you a lot of perspective. Starts at the museum and then you up to the acropolis. Stieve was very informative! The only issue was the group became much larger when we went to the acropolis. Still worth it though.

5 | 2019-05-10

Koskos was did an excellent job in presenting the amazing history of the acropolis. Best tour guide ever. Thanks so much for a wonderful memorable day.

Diana C
5 | 2019-05-07

Natasha was a wonderful tour guide. I have to walk with a cane and she was very mindful of my condition. We enjoyed the tour. Will do again when we return.

Cedric Bailey
5 | 2019-05-02

Very informative tour, Nikkos was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable about the history of the Acroplis and professional.

5 | 2019-03-25

This is what you need visiting Acropolis - a clever guide. This is what we have. Very good explanation especially in Acropolis Archeological Museum

5 | 2018-09-10

Awesome awesome tour!! It's a must to take this tour, you will understand the ruins and not just pass through them. Again great tour and guide!

Justin T
2 | 2018-07-18

If I would have known the total price I wouldn’t have booked this tour. And they probably know that, so that is why they charge you more for tickets when you get there. I will say the guide was very nice and knowledgeable but this tour is not worth 49 euros per person for just the guide. That is the most expensive tour I have been on, when you calculate a group of 10-15 at 49 euros just for the guide that is minimum 500 euros. The Vatican was expensive but the guide portion was about 30 per person. With the total fee listed on the site at 49 euros your would think 25 goes towards tickets and 24 for guide. But nope, you have to pay an additional 25 euros for tickets when you arrive which makes your total 79 euros per person. They should charge 79 online that way it is transparent, but I bet less people would book it and just book a skip the line pass for 29 euros.... look for other tours that include tickets, keeping in mind tickets for both are only 25 euros (20 for acropolis and 5 for museum) or just pay for skip the line.

Catalina C
5 | 2018-06-13

Highly recommended.

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