Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & Athens City

€430/private tour
Photo Friendly 5:45 Hours 1-6 People

Admire the change of Evzones guards, stationed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Parliament. Stroll through the Greek National gardens and take in the plants, flowers and trees that have been collected from all over the world. Pass the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the largest of the ancient Greek temples, one of the first to be conceived and the last to be completed. Discover the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek antiquity to the world. Acropolis, its museum and monuments are considered as universal symbols of the classical spirit and western civilization. The new Acropolis Museum is regarded as one of the best museums in the world. As described in the New York Times the new museum is “one of the highest-profile cultural projects undertaken in Europe in this decade”. Ancient ruins are visible in its floor, and the Acropolis is always visible above through the museum's floor-to-ceiling windows. The cultural experience is supplemented by the museum restaurant that features superb panoramic views. Learn the secrets of the Parthenon and the new Acropolis Museum through this historical tour.

Tour Details
The tour starts outside Syntagma Metro Station. Our tour guide will be holding a Parthenon Tours sign. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure time of the tour. After a brief introduction of the antiquities inside the Syntagma Metro station your guide will show you the way towards the Unknown Soldier monument and the Greek Parliament. You will witness the Change of Greek national guards (Evzones) and have many opportunities to capture unique photos. You will then head to the Greek National Gardens. During your stroll through the gardens your guide will offer you beverages. The tour continues to the Temple of Zeus and  the Arch of Handrian. Our guide will then take you all the way to the south slope of the Acropolis where you will have the chance to admire Dionysus Sanctuary, Dionysus Theater and the Odeon of Herodus Atticus. The tour will continue through Acropolis’ most famous monuments, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia and the Temple of Nike. Following our visit at the Acropolis Hill, our guide will take you to the museum entrance. Enjoy the museum’s gallery of slopes, where the transparent floors reveal a maze of excavated sanctuaries and settlements. Discover the history behind the museum’s archaic gallery. Spend some time to admire the Caryatid Ladies. Take a stroll around the modern gallery containing the Parthenon procession which is the crown jewel of the new museum. Exploit the marvellous view to take magnificent photos of the Acropolis. At the end of the tour our guide will provide you a Parthenon Tours souvenir.
Highlights
  • Experienced licensed guides
  • Discover the secrets of the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of  Nike, Erechtheion with the famous Caryatides, the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and Dionysus Theatre and Sanctuary
  • Admire the 4,000 items of ancient Greek history on display at the Acropolis Museum and the museum’s unique presentation and architecture
  • Witness the change of Evzones guards
  • Stroll through the Greek National Gardens
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city and capture exceptional photos of Athens from Acropolis Hill and the Acropolis Museum
  • Experience Greek hospitality
Practical Info
  • Included: skip-the-line entry to the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, and the Temple of Zeus, experienced licensed guide
  • Not Included: Hotel pick-up and drop off service, entrance fees, gratuities
  • Not allowed: pets, baby strollers, smoking and alcohol, oversized luggages 
  • What to bring: ID or passport, voucher (printed or e-ticket), comfortable shoes, sunglasses and hat, sunscreen
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time
  • Languages: English
  • Private Tour is offered in different languages upon request.
  • Beverages provided
  • Surprise quality gift
  • COVID -19 measures apply*

Trip Itinerary

9:45 AM -Syntagma Metro Station

Meet with your guide. See the antiquities of the Acropolis Metro Station

10:00 AM - Unknown Soldier Tomb and the Greek Parliament

Change of guards and photoshooting

10:15 AM – Greek National Gardens

Stroll through the Greek national gardens, beverages

10:50 AM- Temple of Zeus

Temple of Zeus and Arch of Handrian

11:45 AM - Acropolis Tour

Tour of Dionysus Theatre and Sanctuary,the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, the Parthenon, the Temple of Nike, the Erechtheion with the famous Caryatides

13:15 PM - Photoshooting Break

Capture breathtaking photos of Athens

13:30 AM - Acropolis Museum Tour

Tour of Acropolis Museum

15:15 PM - Dionysiou Areopagitou

Souvenir

Pricing Chart

5:45h Private Tour
up to 6 people
€430/tour
  • Licenced Guide
  • Skip the Line
  • Beverages
  • Luxury Gift

Meeting Point

In Parthenon Tours your safety is our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  
  • Our guides are fully vaccinated and are regularly tested for Covid-19.
  • Our guides wear safety masks at all times and follow all the necessary sanitary protocols and precautions.
  • Your transport is professionally sanitized before your trip.
  • We require that you wear a protective mask in mandatory venues and crowded places, and that you keep the required distance from your fellow travelers so that everyone can safely enjoy the tour experience.
For more info concerning current COVID-19 measures please visit:

https://eody.gov.gr/en/category/covid-19-en/

“It was a great tour of Athens including the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the Parthenon. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.”
Lucas Janssen
“It was a great tour which cover the key highlights of Athens including the new museum and enough walking time at the Acropolis!”
Erin Mcdonald
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