Acropolis – Acropolis Museum – Ancient Agora – City Highlights Tour

Duration: 8 hours

Acropolis – Acropolis Museum – Ancient Agora – City Highlights Tour

Duration: 8 hours

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Embark on an enchanting 8-hour walking journey through Athens with our exclusive Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, and City Highlights tour. Delve into the captivating allure of the Acropolis as ancient tales unfold amidst the majestic Parthenon.

Step into the renowned Acropolis Museum, where mesmerizing artifacts offer a glimpse into Athens’ illustrious past. Then, explore the historic Ancient Agora, once the bustling center of Athenian life and democracy.

Guided by expert narrators and enriched with captivating stories, this walking tour ensures a comprehensive exploration of Athens’ timeless treasures.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Propylaea
  • Temple of Wingless Nike
  • Erectheion
  • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Hadrian’s Arch
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Ancient Greek Agora
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Stoa of Attalus
  • Roman Agora
  • Old Olympic Stadium
  • Presidential Palace
  • Changing of the Guards
  • Constitution (Syntagma) Square
  • National Gardens

We can customize this tour to your needs.
If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.

ITINERARY

Experience the rich history of Athens on our captivating walking tour, commencing at the iconic Acropolis Hill. Begin your day early to marvel at the grandeur of the Propylaea gate, the Temple of Nike, the Erechtheion with its renowned Karyatides, and the timeless Parthenon.

From the summit of the Acropolis, enjoy panoramic views of Athens, taking in landmarks such as the theater of Dionysus, the Herodes Atticus Odeum, and the bustling port of Piraeus. Explore the historic hills of Athens, including Areopagus, Philopappus Hill, the Hill of the Muses, the Hill of the Nymphs, Pnyx, and Lycabettus Hill.

Continue your tour with a leisurely stroll along Dionisiou Areopagitou Street, leading to the renowned New Acropolis Museum. Opened in 2009, this architectural marvel offers unparalleled insights into Greece’s illustrious past.

Next, journey with your guide to the Ancient Greek Agora, once the vibrant heart of Athenian life and philosophy. Admire the well-preserved temples of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalus, steeped in ancient lore.

Your exploration continue with a visit to the Roman Agora, where remnants of ancient Roman civilization await discovery.

Continuing our journey, we’ll visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, followed by a stop at the Old Olympic Stadium. Experience the ceremonial changing of the guards at Athens’ Presidential Palace before leisurely walking through the tranquil National Gardens.

As we traverse Athens, admire neoclassical landmarks like the Trilogy of Culture, Queen Sophia’s Avenue, and Constitution Square, home to the Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Greek history and culture on this unforgettable journey through Athens.

ADMISSIONS FEES

Entrance fees, to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site) and 20 Euro for just the Acropolis.

Entrance fee to the Acropolis Museum is 10 Euro pp.

Free admission for:

  • Journalists Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U

Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

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OPENING HOURS FEES

For the Acropolis

  • Winter period: 8:30am – 15:00
  • Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

For Acropolis Museum:

  • Winter period:
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
  • Summer period:
    Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
    Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

  • 1 January
  • 6 January
  • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
  • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 1 May
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
  • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
  • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 December
  • 26 December

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USEFULL INFO

There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months. As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
  • Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
  • Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
  • In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary.
  • Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

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