Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Private Tour with Licensed Expert
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Pass By: Makrygianni, Makrygianni, Athens, Attica
Our Private tour takes 3-Hours which is roughly split into 80 Minutes at the Acropolis and associated Temples, Theaters and buildings, and 80 Minutes at the Acropolis Museum.
MEETING OUR GUIDE. Your guide will be waiting at the 'Acropoli' Metro Station at street level which is located at 7 Makrygianni Street, and close to the Acropolis Museum
Our meeting spot provides an ideal perspective from which to view the surrounding wall of the Acropolis built by the earlier Mycenean Civilization and to provide you with an introduction to the History of the Acropolis, its importance and role in the life of ancient Greece, and an overview of the temples & amazing monuments you are about to see.
If choosing the 'CITY TOUR LUXURY VEHICLE' option, return transfers are included so we will be at your Hotel or Cruise ship terminal to meet you.
Stop At: Acropolis, Via Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., Athens 105 58 Greece
TOURING THE ACROPOLIS and PARTHENON.
Usually, you will continue first with a visit to the Acropolis lasting approximately 80 minutes during which time you will see all of the Temples, Theaters, and associated buildings such as the monumental gateway (Propylaea), Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheum, and of course the Parthenon.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Pass By: Theater of Dionysus, Mitseon 25, Athens 105 58 Greece
Still in a good state of preservation, one of our first stops is the Ancient THEATER OF DIONYSUS. Built in the 4th & 5th century BC in a natural amphitheater o nthe slopes of the Acropolis it would have had an impressive capacity of 25000, it is considered the world's oldest. Amazing to think that many of the most famous Ancient Greek plays would have had their original premieres here!
Pass By: Propylaea, Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece
Ascend towards the monumental gateway (Propylaia) and entrance to the Acropolis.
As the Temples of the Acropolis come into view, the Ancient Greeks would have been greeted by an enormous decorated Bronze Statue of the Goddess Athena. As legend has it, the tip of her upheld spear could be seen by incoming ships in the sunlight.
Pass By: Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou Acropolis, Athens 10558 Greece
Built around 420 BC, and one of the earliest temples of the Acropolis, this Classical Ionic Temple was dedicated to the Goddess Athena and is largely restored, with a prominent position overlooking the City.
Pass By: Parthenon, Acropolis Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 58 Greece
The pinnacle of the 'Golden-Age' of Classical Greece, this temple was an unrivaled mastepiece of Art, Architecture and Engineering as well as the heart of Ancient Greek ceremony and worship in Athens. We Take time at this most important temple with an overview of its construction, mythology and Historical importance.
Pass By: Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens 10558 Greece
The second largest temple of the Acropolis, the Erechtheion was Dedicated to both Zeus and the Goddess Athens and your guide will illuminate some of its wonderful Mythology and main aspects such as its impressive statues that you will now see in the Museum.
Pass By: Herod Atticus Odeon, Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens Greece
Built in AD 161 by Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, this stunning Marble amphitheater continues as a working theater to the present day.
Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece
TOURING THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
(approximately 80 minutes)
A short distance from the Acropolis you will see many of its original masterpieces along with models, videos & interactive installations housed in this state-of-the-art museum. Your guide will illuminate the most impressive & significant pieces along with the stories of myth & legend behind them. The tour's combination of the Acropolis and Museum form a perfect pairing in the understanding of the core of the 'Golden age' of Classical Greece.
ENDING YOUR TOUR. Your guide will return you to the meeting point or choose to stay, enjoying the sights of the City!
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Pass By: Acropolis, Via Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., Athens 105 58 Greece
ACROPOLIS ONLY OPTION(2-hrs):
If selecting this tour option during booking we recommend selecting a time after lunch for a crowd-free experience as well as enjoying the 'Golden Light' and the best time to view the honey-colored hues of the temple's ancient Architecture and surrounding city views.
Pass By: Athens, Athens, Attica
CITY TOUR LUXURY VEHICLE OPTION (4-hrs tour by vehicle): If selecting this tour option during booking you will be picked up from your Cruise Ship, Central Athens Hotel, or other Address. This 4-Hour Private Tour includes All of the main Athens Highlights including the following: ACROPOLIS - OLD TOWN & PLAKA - TEMPLE OF ZEUS - HADRIANS ARCH - OLYMPIC STADIUM - ATHENS TRILOGY - SYNTAGMA SQUARE & THE TRADITIONAL EVZONE GUARDS. A Licensed Expert Guide will accompany you through the Acropolis and other sites.
Pass By: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece
ACROPOLIS & ANCIENT AGORA OPTION (3-hr): If selecting this tour option, both the Acropolis and Ancient Greek Agora with its depth of history will be brought to life by your private Guide.
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Reviews by Tripadvisor travelers
Vaso was an excellent guide! She has a truly captivating way of explaining history. She is clearly very passionate about her subject. Highly recommend.
Had a wonderfully easy experience booking and very much appreciated the communication before the tour. Vicki was absolutely an amazing tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and really tailored it to our interests. She kept the attention of our kids. And in the museum, she showed us the highlights. Really the perfect tour!
This is one of the most educational tours we have ever booked. Our teens stayed engaged throughout. Highly recommend.
Eva, our guide, was very knowledgeable of the history of Athens and the Acropolis. She answered all our questions and provided detailed explanations.
What a great and interesting tour. Learned so much. Saw everything and then some. The early morning option was great for us. Our guide was friendly and personable.
Having such a knowledgeable guide (Vicky) to lead you through the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum was definitely the way to go. It would have been very difficult to get all the perspectives and background information on your own. We were so fortunate to have a private guide that was not only able to provide invaluable incites, but also one that was very personable. We learned much more than we anticipated, and the experience certainly exceeded our expectations.
Our guide Eva was so knowledgeable! She put all the history into perspective and was conscious of great photo ops😊. It’s so much more enjoyable to have someone walk you through the history than just walking through the monument on your own.
Lisa was a wonderful guide, she explained the history and myths of the Parthenon and temples of acropolis. She met us at the metro station and everything ran smoothly. The museum is a must see.
Our tour was excellent and our tour guide was the absolute best!! Highly recommend this tour!! Just enough information to enlighten your experience!
We were able to see the acropolis and museum at our speed. Our guide was charming and very helpful. Overall my wife and I agree that our day at the acropolis was one of our most memorable. Some of this is the acropolis itself. But the guide , Irina helped make it a great day.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR.
- Acropolis Tickets 20 Euro Per Adult. New Acropolis Museum Tickets 15 Euro Per Adult
- Ancient Agora Tickets (10 Euro Per Adult): if taking the tour option including the Agora, tickets can be purchased at the entrance or beforehand from the official site.
- REDUCED MOBILITY. We want all our guests to fully enjoy their tour in the most comfortable way possible. If you have reduced mobility or can only walk for short distances, we request that you let us know after booking since there are various measures we can put in place to reduce the time you spend on your feet.
- WHEELCHAIR USERS. For wheelchair users it is necessary to have an able-bodied person accompanying. Please let us know after booking as there are various measures we can take to make the tour most easy. It is also possible to extend your tour time on request. If choosing our City Tour Option with Transfers included by vehicle, please let us know. Our vehicles can accommodate folding wheelchairs only and are not fully equipped for disabled use.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking