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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

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Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English


Discover the architectural marvel of Ancient Greece with a visit to Athens’ star attraction – the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens. Follow your guide on a walking tour around the hilltop archaeological wonder, stopping to admire the Propylaea gateway, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Dionysus Sanctuary as you climb to the summit. Learn more about the fascinating ruins and imagine their former glory as you roam the sprawling citadel, stand in awe before the Theatre of Dionysus, and look out over the city from the Parthenon.
  • Walking tour of the Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world (entrance at your expense) with an expert guide
  • Visit the Theatre of Dionysus and Dionysus Sanctuary
  • Stop at other incredible monuments including the Parthenon, Propylaea gateway and the Temple of Athena Nike
  • Soak up sweeping city views from the acropolis' summit and hear fascinating facts about the citadel’s ruins
  • Learn about surrounding sights such as Mars Hill, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient agora
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English speaking professional guide
Athens guide magazine
Athens map
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Small Group tour
Entrance fee to Acropolis (20 euros/adult) are not included; payed in cash on the spot.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
If you are entitled to reduced entrance fees, a valid ID or Passport is required for verification.

Departure Point

Dionysiou Areopagitou 3, Athina 117 42, Greece

Return Details

Athens 117 42, Greece
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • BABY STROLLERS are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and 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.
  • ENTRANCE FEES (not included):from April 1st to October 31st: Adults 25+: 20 euros . Reduced prices apply for youth 6 - 24 years old, senior EU citizens (65+) and infants are entitled to a free entrance
  • ENTRANCE FEES (not included): from November 1st to March 31st: Adults 25+: 10 euros, youth 6 - 24 years old, senior European citizens (65+) and infants & youth (Eu citizens) are entitled to a free entrance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • If you are entitled to a reduced entrance at the site, then a valid ID or Passport is required for verification of age and nationality at the sites.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun-screen and a hat are recommended
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • Dress according to weather
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The Acropolis has a very rough terrain and some of the stone has been worn slick and can be very treacherous especially for those with knee or ankle problems." See review
  • "If you arrive early you can do some shopping on the street or sit down and have something to eat." See review
  • "A note of caution should be made that the tour is rigorous and lengthy, requiring a long climb over slabs of stone and marble on narrow paths." See review


378 Reviews

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Comprehensive, enjoyable, distinct.
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide, Despina, made sure to do most of the story telling at various points where we could benefit from the shade of the trees, as it was a hot sunny day. By the time we reached the top of the hill, we already had all the historical background. The story telling was comprehensive, with a little joke here and there to keep a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
Must do tour!!
, Sep 2021
Incredible tour. Perfect group size, knowledgeable guide, very patient and a good sense of humour. We felt very involved in the tour and there was ample opportunity to take photos. Would highly recommend this tour. At the risk of being incorrect, I think our guide was named ‘Annie’ or something like that.
100% Recommend
, Sep 2021
An extremely knowledgeable tour guide. We learned so much and the pace was very manageable (even in the heat and with the steep incline). I'd recommend going to the Acropolis Museum before the tour just for additional context. But plan to take pictures on your own -- the guide isn't going to stop and point out best places to take them or take them for you.
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There's always more to learn
, Sep 2021
I really enjoy history and I've leisurely read about Athens and the acropolis over the years. I've visited the local museums and the acropolis itself several times. So what made this tour so great? An experienced guide like Vicky can point things out, stop you in specific locations, and give you context that books simply cannot. For example, where did the Venetians precisely position themselves when attacking the Ottoman garrison that resulted in the Parthenon suffering a devastating explosion? Why was a sanctuary of Asklepios constructed, and where? What unique events are famed to have occurred at the Erechtheion and what are the precise locations for those events? It was a pleasure to learn about these and other interesting facts and to have the opportunity to ask an archeologist all about it. Take the tour; you won't regret it!
Loved this Tour to the Acropolis !!!
, Sep 2021
Loved this tour! Climbing is involved but the tour guide takes it slow with plenty of stop along the way. The history was fascinating and the ancient buildings on top of the acropolis were amazing to see up close. Plenty of time at the top for pictures and exploring. Note: super windy up there so the wind kicks up the dust a bit. Might want to have some eye drops back at the hotel. Loved this tour!!
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The Acropolis—-through the lenses of the Athenians
, Sep 2021
Natasha was an awesome tour guide!!! She explained the history of the Acropolis in a very nice conversational and engaging tone. Although I have been to the Acropolis before, I learned a lot of new things through this exceptional guided tour. The timing was just right—-not too little and not too long. Only recondition we have is fir clearer instruction on the rendezvous point. There are two Fresco Yogurt places by the Acropolis and we frantically had to get to the correct location and almost missed out on our guided tour!
Trip of my dreams
, Sep 2021
Daphne was a great and very knowledgeable guide. I learned a lot about the history of all the structures. One small thing- I didn’t realize we would exit a different route so I missed a couple of photos I had planned to take on the way out. But, that was my error!
, Aug 2021
The guide was really easy to meet up and Our guide was so informative during the tour. I highly recommend this tour for those that want to learn more about the history of the Acropolis!
Excellent experience!
, Aug 2021
Fantastic tour of acropolis led by guide Elli. She is extremely knowledgeable and brings the acropolis experience to life. We went on a hot day but most stops were in the shade. Definitely need sunglasses, hat and camera. Very memorable experience, highly recommend.
, Aug 2021
Such a great tour! I came to the Acropolis in 2013 and walked it myself. This time in 2021 we did the tour and it was SO much better!!! So interesting to hear the stories about Ancient Greece and the history of the Acropolis.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for your kind review. It is true that having a licensed professional guide with you on a monument such as the Acropolis will help you comprehend its history so much better. We are delighted that you found this a rewarding experience! Take care!

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