Walking tour with Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
This tour starts at 09:30 a.m. Tour is FREE for children under 6.
Duration: 5 ½ hours
Walking time: 45 min
Walking pace: Moderate
Discover the most famous monuments and attractions of Athens and see the magnificent New Acropolis Museum! See the highlights of Athens in one day with this walking tour. A licensed guide will give you detailed information about all the sights you pass by and the exhibits you will see in the Acropolis Museum.
This comprehensive 5 hours city tour starts 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 line.
Your Athens Walking Tours guide holding the orange colored Athens Walking Tours sign 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 because the tours starts at 09:30 am We will then see the House of the Greek Parliament and the changing of the guards in front of the Monument to the Unknown Soldier. The tour continues to the National Gardens and the impressive Neoclassical Zappeion Hall. Opposite Zappeion, there is the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the famous Arch of Hadrian. We cross the road in front of the Arch and we are found in the picturesque district of Plaka. At the entrance of this district, you will see the statue of Melina Merkouri.
We walk up Dionysiou Areopagitou street until we reach the southern gate of the Acropolis. We enter the Acropolis from the southern side to avoid crowds and also to see the Theatre of Dionysus, the most ancient theatre in the world. We walk up to the Acropolis to see the marvelous monuments and get a breathtaking view of Athens. Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of all monuments on the Acropolis and also of the surrounding monuments, including the Ancient Agora, the Theatre of Herodes Atticus, the Monument of Filopappos and the Pnyx Hill. This first part of the tour ends at 12:45 p.m.
Then you will have ample time to take photographs of the Acropolis and the close monuments or maybe enjoy a coffee in the lovely cafeterias of Plaka. At 13:30 p.m. you meet again our guide inside the New Acropolis Museum. We suggest you are in the Museum about 5 minutes before the tour starts. The New Acropolis Museum stands out for the impressive architecture and the glass floors. The 4,000 exhibits come from excavations in the Holy Rock of the Acropolis and other sites in Attica. From the second and the third floor of the museum you get panoramic view of the Acropolis Hill.
The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at about 14:30 pm.
Duration: 5 ½ hours in total - the walking time is 60 minutes. There will be ample of time to rest a little in shady quiet places.
- The Acropolis Museum is open Monday-Sunday in summer season and Tuesday-Sunday in winter season. - Our tours take place in all weather, rain or shine.
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.
The Acropolis ticket can be used for a few days (4-5 days) after its purchase and it is valid for the following archaeological sites: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Ancient Site of Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, Temple of Olympia Zeus, Roman Agora of Athens. You can buy this ticket at any of the above archaeological places you visit first and use it for the Acropolis too. Prices of the entrance fees are subject to changes without notice.
Acropolis Museum entrance fees
General admission fee: 5 euros
Reduced admission fee: 3 euros
Tour min/max persons: Tour is operated daily with minimum participation 8 and maximum 18 people.
- Local licensed guide
- Entrance fees
- Hotels pick up and drop off
- Food and beverages