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Overview
Roaming the antiquities on Athens’ Acropolis slopes by yourself may give you only a sketchy picture of their history and risks you missing some must-sees. On this small-group walking tour, a guide shows you around and sheds light on each sight’s past. Plus, the tour begins at Syntagma Square, so you cover some of Athens’ more modern highlights, including the Parliament. Admission to the Acropolis is at your own expense.
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You'll start at
Syntagma
Athens 105 57, GreeceMEETING TIME: 15 minutes prior to tour departure time DURATION: 3 hours & 30 min MEETING POINT: Inside the Syntagma metro station Our staff, holding an orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time.
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  • 1
    Syntagma Station
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Hellenic Parliament
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Change of Guards
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    Pass by National Garden
    Pass by Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center
  • 4
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Theater of Dionysus
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Herod Atticus Odeon
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Propylaea
    Pass by Temple of Athena Nike
  • 8
    Parthenon
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
Temple of Athena Nike
Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece
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Highlights
  • See the highlights of the Acropolis slopes in Athens on a walking tour
  • Navigate the sights with a guide so you don’t miss must-sees or details
  • Learn the history of Syntagma Square, Dionysus Theatre, and more
  • Limited to nine people, with Acropolis entry at own expense
What to Expect
Greet your guide in Central Athens and stop to see the ancient artifacts displayed at Syntagma Square metro station. View the treasures, including an ancient beehive and tombstones, and learn how they were unearthed during construction work here. Walk on to Greece’s Parliament building to admire its exterior, as your guide explains its former use as a royal palace, and then delve into historical Athens. Stroll along streets lined with stately buildings and see antiquities, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, before hitting pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou Street to explore the Acropolis’ slopes. Gaze up at the Acropolis’ temples, including the Parthenon, and pass the Theatre of Dionysus, Philopappou Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and Mars Hill. Here, admire the panoramas over Athens, as you learn how St. Paul once preached from the rocks. Your tour concludes at the Acropolis summit.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Syntagma, Athens 105 57, Greece
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece
Inclusions
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited payable in cash on the day of the tour
  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the tour itinerary may be subject to change
  • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BABY STROLLERS: Please have in mind that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis, archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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wilsonrandp wrote a review Mar 2020
Woking, United Kingdom38 contributions26 helpful votes
We did the Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center. The Athens Walking Tour was one of our best ever. Including the City gave an additonal dimension. Fotini was exceptional, knowledgeable, personable, humourous and pulled the diverse group
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 3 weeks ago
What a wonderful comment, thank you! We are glad to read that you had such a memorable experience in your tour with Fotini. She is indeed great!
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Mark B wrote a review Feb 2020
Island of Malta, Malta2 contributions
We are so pleased to have selected Athens Walking Tours for our tour of Athens city center and the Acropolis. Our tour guide Kimon was fantastic from start to finish, taking care to explain at a comfortable pace and with the perfect amount of details. We came away from the tour
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 25 Feb 2020
What a wonderful comment, we appreciate it! We are very pleased to receive such reviews, since our aim is to offer you the best memories from Athens! Kimon is an excellent guide who loves his job!
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Msteiner wrote a review Feb 2020
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We really enjoyed our tour with Katerina. As an archeologist, she had such a great understanding of the history of the area as well as archeological digs that have happened in and around Greece. She was witty and fascinating and her story about her dig at Akrotiri in Santorini
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 23 Feb 2020
What a wonderful review, thank you! It is our goal, to offer you unique, informative and fun tours. We are glad you had such a great experience in your tour with Katerina! She is amazing!
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toblino07 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bath, United Kingdom23 contributions2 helpful votes
The tour was pleasant however our guide was rather general and didn't explain anything in detail. Nevertheless, she managed to keep my daughter interested and this was good enough to let me enjoy the Acropolis.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your review. We believe that we deserve an extra star for keeping your daughter interested :). Nevertheless, we appreciate and value your feedback and would like to inform you that our tours are designed to include everyone regardless of their history knowledge level. We hope that you had a nice overall experience.
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MQFP wrote a review Feb 2020
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Guide was very nice and seemed very knowledgeable, but her explanations and stories were, at least for me, too superficial and far in-between. I believe this was a conscious decision by the tour organizers, which I found regrettable, especially considering the steep price.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from AnaisRuku, Operations Executive at Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
Responded 11 Feb 2020
We are happy that you found your guide nice and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, we couldn't crosscheck your information in order to know which guided tour you joined. In any case, we would like to inform you that all of our guides are graduates of the Tourιst Guides School, licensed by the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the majority of them are also university graduates and have degrees in History, Archaeology, etc.. To deliver the best tour in town they present all the historical facts and mythological stories related to the attraction. We know that sometimes some stories sound superficial and far in-between but that's the reason why it's called mythology. And it is a basic component of Greek Ancient history. We would like to thank one more time for joining Athens Walking Tours!
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RRaynor2
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Don't Miss this Tour!
This must be the definitive walking tour of Athens. Why? The personality and expertise of the Guide, Dorini. She
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JimC612
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Great Athens tour
Tour guide Dorina was great and was extremely knowable about the area and sites. We really enjoyed it and learned a
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SalaOM
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Good guide, good tour
Our guide Foitini stayed enthusiastic and friendly for all 5hrs30mins of the tour. Took regular breaksbsonit wasn't
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andycN1564CF
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Great Tour!
Very organized and informative!! It was an excellent tour that guided you through the history of the Acropolis.
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emjosn
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Morning food walking tour
Had an enjoyable few hours with Loukia and a small group on the food walking tour today. A great way to get my bear
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mlpjmay02
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Super informative and thorough!
Great tour with a lot included when you do all parts including the museum. Kimon was a fantastic guide and never gr
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ambsd
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Informative, fun and welcoming!
I had the pleasure of joining Fotini’s group for a 5.5 hour tour of the city including the Acropolis and Acropolis
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620gracem
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Amazing Athens food tour
A friend and I booked this tour to finish off our lovely trip to Athens. We are so glad we booked this tour because
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I1000HStimothyb
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A great experience
A great tour of both the Acropolis and Acropolis museum with a fantastic, passionate guide. It was nice to have the
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Dyl2013
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Great guide!
Loads of information given by our brilliant guide. Not rushed, no crowds or queues and well worth the money.
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greatescaper5
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Highlight of the trip
We had a great day tasting all sorts of food and drinks! We had a group of 8 4 adults and 4 teens. Everyone enjoyed
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Rennyla
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Covered so much!
This was a good way to see the major highlights of Athens with informative details. Our guide, Natalia, did a good
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jorgek712
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KIMON the best guide that i have ever seen
we spent a very nice day with our guide KIMON who is a grate guide it was wonderfull to go with him we were so luc
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Chiaratmi
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walking tour in the Acropolis
We were a small group and the visit lasted an hour and a half. The guide, Eli , was really good and so nice, highly
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103julie8888
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The Best Guide!
Loved this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We feel like we learned SO MUCH about the history of Athe
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