Tour With Acropolis And New Acropolis Museum

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This tour starts at 09:30 a.m. Tour is FREE for children under 12

Walking time: 45min. Walking pace: Easy.
This comprehensive city tour will show you some of the most important landmarks and sights of the historical center of Athens but also a thorough visit to the Acropolis where your guide will give you in-depth guided tour of the history of this world heritage site and its breathtaking monuments.
The tour begins inside the Syntagma metro station where your guide will show you shortly (in 10 minutes) the archaeological exhibits that came to light during the construction of the metro. You will then continue on to the House of the Greek parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and watch the changing of the guards.
Your will have an explanation about the National Gardens as well of the Anglican church of Saint Paul, the Byzantine church of Sotira of Lykodimos (Russian church) and the beautiful Neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian Arch, both of which you will have to opportunity to visit.
From there you enter the famous Plaka district where you will visit the Monument of Lysicrates and a general explanation about the Plaka area.
From there we head towards the beautiful pedestrian walk way of Dionyssiou Areopagitou until we reach the Acropolis where we will begin our ascent while taking in the spectacular views of the city below. Before that, we will see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as, the Parthenon, Erection, Propylaea, Nike Temple and you will get explanation about the surrounding monuments as well (Dionysus sanctuary, Philopappos Hill, Mars Hill, Observatory, Pnyx Hill, Ancient Agora, Hephaestus Temple).

Your tour will end at the New Acropolis Museum which is the definite must for everybody visiting the city and the best way to complete the archaeological tour to the Acropolis of Athens.
The New Acropolis Museum was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in co-operation with the Greek architect Michalis Photiadis. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors.
The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts.


Duration: 5 1/2 hrs, the walking itself is 45 minutes? there will be ample of time to sit and rest a little in shady quiet places. There is a break of 1 hour between the Acropolis tour and the Museum tour.

Additional Info: - Confirmation will be received at time of booking - The tours do not take place on the public Holidays: 25 and 26 December, New Year's Day, Good Friday (before 12:00), Easter Day, May 1st and March 25, the Greek Independence Day. - Our tours take place in all weather, rain or shine.

Meeting Point: It is inside the Syntagma Metro Station, next to the ticket validating machines, beneath the hanging clock. Please make sure that you get there at 09:15 a.m. because this tour starts at 09:30 a.m.

Entrance fees: Acropolis Tickets and Acropolis Museum: The Acropolis ticket can be used for a few days (7-8 days) after its purchase for more archaeological sites, Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis.You can buy this ticket at any of the five archaeological places you visit first and use it for the Acropolis too. Prices of the entrance fees are subject to changes without notice.

Acropolis and Acropolis museum entrance fees General admission fee: 17 euros. Free admission for: Journalists, Persons under 19, Tour guides, University students from Greece and the E.U.

Note that: Entrance is free to all visitors on the following days: 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri), 5 June (World Environment Day), 18 April (International Monument Day), 18 May (International Museum Day), The last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage), Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March, The first Sunday of April, May, June, September and October (in case this is an official holiday, it is the second Sunday of that month), Greek official holidays (6 January, Orthodox Good Friday, Orthodox Easter Saturday and Monday, Orthodox Monday of the Holy Spirit, 15 August, 28 October).

Acropolis Opening Times Winter: From the 1st of November until the 31 of March 2010: 8:30-15:00

The Acropolis is closed on: 1 January, 25 March, Good Friday: until 12:00 closed, Holy Saturday, 1 May, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 25 December, 26 December.

Acropolis Museums Fees: Entrance fees to the Acropolis Museum are not included in the tour's price.

Acropolis Museum entrance fees: General admission fee: 5 euros. Reduced admission fee: 3 Euros. (Prices of the entrance fees are subject to changes without notice.)

Note that: - The following visitors are entitled to a REDUCED ADMISSION FEE: Students from Higher Education Institutions with current student identification card or International Student Identity Card (ISIC), Senior citizens from EU countries, 65 years of age and over, with current identification.

- The following visitors are entitled to FREE ADMISSION: Young persons under 18 years of age, with current identification card to prove age, Journalists, with current journalists identification card, Visitors with disabilities from EU and non-EU countries and person accompanying them

- Entrance is free to all visitors on the following days: 6 March (Memory of Melina Mercouri), 18 April (International Monument Day), 18 May (International Museum Day), 5 June (World Environment Day), The last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage), The first Sunday of April, May, June, September and October (in case this is an official holiday, it is the second Sunday of that month), Greek official holidays during which the Museum remains open: 6 January, Orthodox Good Friday (12:00 - 17:00), Orthodox Easter Saturday and Monday, Orthodox Monday of the Holy Spirit, 15 August, 28 October.

- Entrance is free on the days celebrating Open Days and the European Spring of the Museums according to the dates set each year.

Also: Prices of the entrance fees are subject to changes without notice.

Acropolis Museum Opening Times Tuesday to Sunday: 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Monday: Closed, Last admission: 7.30 p.m., Galleries cleared at 7.45 p.m., The Acropolis Museum is closed on: 1 January, 25 March, Good Friday: until 12:00 closed, 1 May, Easter Sunday, 25 December, 26 December Acropolis Tickets: The Acropolis ticket can be used for a few days (7-8 days) after its purchase for more archaeological sites, Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis.You can buy this ticket at any of the five archaeological places you visit first and use it for the Acropolis too. Prices of the entrance fees are subject to changes without notice.

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The tour is free for children under 12 years old

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Cancellation Policy
To cancel your tour, you must send an e-mail to the reservations department.
- You receive 100% refund in case the tour is canceled 72 hours prior to the start time of the tour.
- You are refunded 50% of the amount in case the tour is canceled between 72 hours and 24 hours before the start time.
- If the tour is canceled less than 24 hours before the time it begins, then you are entitled no refund.

What is included and not in the price
  • Athens Guide magazine
  • Athens Map
  • Official licensed guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

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  Customized tour upon request

Pickup locations
Departure
Attica - Athens - Syntagma -Syntagma Square at 15:00
Pickup locations
From Syntagma at 15:00
Dropoff locations
To Acropolis (Acropole) at 18:30
Exact duration
5h30min
Transportation Info
This is a walking tour.

Why booking with us?

  Tours from Athens & the islands

  Support via phone & e-mail.

  Early booking discounts

  Secured server

  Customized tour upon request


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An interesting tour that covers most sights in the centre of Athens: the Parliament, the National Gardens, the temple of Zeus, the theatre of Herodes Atticus and of course the Acropolis and the new museum. The guide was a very nice young lady that had studied archaeology, so she knew what she was talking about. I have taken part in other tours in the past, but unfortunately not all guides are well-trained, they have usually learnt a text by heart and they tell it like a poem. But she was ready to answer all our questions! I don't remember her name in Greek but in English it means Liberty. The Acropolis was marvelous and the Acropolis Museum was very interesting. But exhibits should be better explained. I feel lucky that we had a guide with us, otherwise would have understood much less from the museum.



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