Join this comprehensive full-day tour and discover the most fascinating landmarks and sights of the historical city of Athens, combined with a grand tour of the magnificent Acropolis and its exquisite ancient monuments, including the Parthenon.
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Make your way through the historical city center of ancient Athens
Enter the Acropolis from the south to avoid the great crowds that gather there
Enjoy free time exploring the Acropolis
Whether it's your first time to Athens and the Acropolis or one of many, this ingenious structure will never cease to take your breath away. But Athens is not just the Acropolis, it is a thriving modern metropolis with much to explore.
Start the day at the Syntagma metro station, where you will enjoy a brief visit to the metro Museum and its fascinating archaeological artifacts from daily life in ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. Continue on to the National Gardens and pass the neoclassical architectural design of Zappeion Hall. From this vantage point, you can see the remaining colossal columns of the Temple of Zeus, as well as Hadrian’s Arch.
The tour then continues to the Acropolis, entering from the southern slope to avoid the crowds, and the great Dionysus Theatre, the most significant theatre of its kind in Europe. Ascend the Sacred Hill of the Acropolis, stopping along the way at the great monuments, including the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient Agora.
Enjoy some free time to explore the Acropolis and Plaka before you begin to make your way back to Athens.
Skip-the-Ticket Line Access
We are pleased to offer all our guests a convenient skip-the-ticket-line service. We take care and pre-purchasing the entrance tickets for each archaeological site and Museum visited during the tour, saving you the hassle of buying them online or queuing up at the ticket counters. However, please be aware that even with our skip-the-ticket-line service, there might be some waiting time required for security checks. This is because visitor numbers can fluctuate unpredictably at the sites throughout the day. The typical waiting time falls within 0 to 10 or 30 minutes, though on rare occasions, it might be longer.
Round trip transfer from the Port of Piraeus and back
Acropolis guided tour
Local licensed guide
Skip-the-ticket line service
Free time in Plaka
Athens guide magazine
You need to pay cash for your admission ticket at our check-in location just before the tour (approx. 20 euros per person). We've secured tickets for your specified time.
Opting for an independent ticket purchase (discouraged) requires 24-hour advance notice at firstname.lastname@example.org. Failing that, you will also have to pay for the tickets we buy for you at the check-in. Please be cautious when acquiring your ticket yourself, as selecting an incorrect date, time, or guest type may result in a non-refundable tour fee.
Strict Acropolis entry times mean we can't wait for latecomers. No refunds will be given.
All visitors undergo airport-style security; expect peak season waits of up to 30+ minutes.
Accurately select EU or NON-EU citizenship during booking. Incorrect choice may mean paying the price difference or tour forfeiture. A valid passport is required for verification.
During the off-season, tours operate with a minimum capacity.