Athens: Acropolis Guided Private Tour without Entry Ticket
Culture & history
Good for groups
Discover Ancient Greece and visit the Acropolis, an ancient citadel above Athens. See the temple of Asclepius and the impressive Odeon of Herodes Atticus with your guide and hear about the history and mythology on this guided walking tour.
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Be transported back in time to ancient Greece visiting the Acropolis of Athens
Admire incredible theaters, like Dionysus´ and temples like this of Athena Nike
Take advantage of the small group and get the chance to ask your guide questions
Learn about the fascinating mythology that is based on the archaeological site
Walk through the Propylaea, the gateway into the citadel and gaze at Caryatides
Explore the Acropolis of Athens, the site of the most celebrated Greek myths and significant religious festivals of ancient Athens with a guide. Gaze at the temple of Parthenon and the Propylaea, a monumental gateway into the Acropolis.
Walk through the Acropolis dedicated to Athena, the goddess protector of the city. Learn about the long history of the capital of modern Greece. Visit the theater of Dionysus which holds 17,000 spectators and was used to host festivals honoring the birth of the Greek god.
Be impressed by the Erechtheion, named after the demi-god Erechtheus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a giant stone theater. Enjoy commentary from your guide about the ancient greek myths behind the ruins.
Take a look at the Caryatid stone carvings and the Temple of Athena Nike, the smallest temple. After your tour, have free time to stay longer and explore the outstanding site at your own pace.
Guided Tour of the Acropolis
This tour requires walking uphill and on uneven surfaces.
Tickets to the site must be purchased beforehand. Regular tickets can be purchased online but all free or discounted tickets can only be purchased in person at the ticket office. Even if you benefit from free admission, it is necessary to have the physical ticket that is only given at the ticket office.
If you do the tour at 8:15, we recommend being in the ticket office area of the south entrance around 7:45 a.m. so that when they open to the public (at 8:00 a.m.) you can get them quickly before having a longer queue. Once the tickets are given to you, you must go to the meeting point, which is less than a 2-minute walk from the ticket office.
If you have discount or free entrance, we recommend you do the tours at 8:15 or 17:00 (depends on availability) because ticket office will be less crowded.
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund