This is one of the most important walking tours in terms of ancient history and art. During this 4-hour tour you’ll have the opportunity to look closely at the Acropolis and its fundamental role in the city.
Your guide will accompany you around the monuments of the Acropolis Hill, bringing history and its protagonists to life, will break down its archaeological history, from construction to ruin, and from to discovery to reconstruction. You’ll learn about the differences in the various types of architecture (such as Doric and Ionic) and how the ancient Greeks planned, designed, and executed these amazing structures. During the walk you’ll also visit the stunning new Acropolis Museum where the masterpieces of the Acropolis are displayed.
With this tour of 4 hours we offer you a possibility to learn and discover much more than is possible with a shorter tour. With a 3 hour tour, whatever other companies may say, you will be rushed through vast collections of art and the many masterpieces. For a “once in a lifetime visit”, we think you can get (and deserve) much more than a quick bite.
In this theatre, the most famous ancient Greek poets, Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Euripides, and Sophocles saw premiere performances of their plays in the 5th century BC. Above the theatre is the Stoa of Eumenes, which was built by the King of Pergamum,Eumenes in the 2nd century BC. Nearby are the ruins of the Asklepeion of Athens, which was built in 429 BC, following the plague, which decimated the population. This temple was used as a sanctuary, a clinic, and a medical school.
Climbing down the Acropolis hill you will reach the New Acropolis museum one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens.The last level (The Parthenon room) has the dimensions and the direction of the Parthenon and it is been rotated by 23 degrees in relation to the rest of the building so that the visitor would have an immediate view of the monument.
Alternative Tour Options:
There are so many other things to see in this area. Keep in mind that your driver is at your disposal, so if you would like to adjust the proposed itinerary at all, just let him know!
- UP TO 6 PEOPLE: € 200
- UP TO 10 PEOPLE: € 250
- UP TO 12 PEOPLE: € 300
- Admissions: Euro 17 per person (free under 18age) not included in the price
- Days of Operation: Every day except on Mondays
The New Acropolis Museum is closed on Mondays.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour except for the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis and the Archaic Gallery at the New Acropolis museum.
- Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested.
- Walking: Difficult. To climb up to the Acropolis, guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps, then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surfaces on top of the Acropolis are uneven.
- It’s always a great idea to bring a bottle of water and sunscreen with you because in the warmer months it becomes quite hot and sunny.
- A hat to protect your head and shade your face is also recommended when spending a significant amount of time in the sun.
- The area around the Acropolis Hill can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travel months, so be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you.
- Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors approaching tourists. They may offer you roses, but if choose you accept, you will be expected to pay or give a tip for them.
- Please be patient when you ascend the Acropolis hill.You will be rewarded by the spectacular view at the top.