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Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

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Athina, Greece
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore the Acropolis, Athens’ crowning glory, and other historical highlights on this personalized walking tour. With a private guide, see the Greek Parliament House and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma Square; meander through the charming Plaka neighborhood; and view monuments such as the Zeus Temple. Then, hear about the glories of ancient Athens as you admire its showpiece monuments at the UNESCO-protected Acropolis. Stroll around highlights such as the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, and ogle the breathtaking views from the rock down over Athens.
  • Walking tour of Athens' top historical attractions
  • Visit Zappeion Hall, the Acropolis, the Zeus Temple and National Gardens
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private walking tour
  • Expert guide specializing in the history of the Athens Acropolis

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour adds context to your Athens experience with a local guide providing commentary.
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Local guide
Private tour
Entrance fees (approx. 26 euros) payable in cash directly on the day of the tour
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Syntagma Square, Pl. Sintagmatos, Athina 105 63, Greece

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Acropoli, Athens 117 42, Greece
Meet your expert private guide in Syntagma Square and start with a brief look at a fascinating local archaeological exhibition. View the ancient relics, including items of household pottery, mosaics and a 2,000-year-old beehive, all dating from classical times and discovered during excavations in the area.

Continue to see the elegant Greek Parliament House at one end of the square. Pause to snap photos and view the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the city's brightly uniformed evzones — presidential guards.

Cross the National Gardens and admire the neoclassical architecture of the Zappeion Hall and the ancient columns that front it — the remains of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Next, stroll through the paved streets of Plaka, Athens’ charismatic Old Town. Drink in the atmosphere of this charming neighborhood with its tavernas and bars, and pass the Lysicrates Monument as your guide explains how this large stone pedestal was used to display a competition trophy in the 4th century BC.

Inspect the remnants of an early Christian church, and then follow the Dionyssiou Areopagitou walkway to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the ancient citadel set on a rock high above the city. As you walk up the slopes, pause to see the Dionysious Sanctuary, Mars Hill, the Philopappos Hill monument and the Odeon of Herodes.

Pay the Acropolis entrance fee (own expense) and tour the age-old remains with your guide. View highlights such as the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaea gateway, and focus on the astonishing Parthenon, the Acropolis’ showpiece monument. Listen to in-depth commentary about each of the treasures, and uncover fascinating facts about their construction and history.

As you wander round, stop to absorb the stellar views down over Athens and capture them on camera.

Your tour concludes when your guide departs, leaving you free to continue exploring Athens at your leisure.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Change of Guards
Change of Guards in front of the Greek parliament
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
National Garden
Best Garden in Athens
Pass By:  
Zappeion
Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center
Stop At:  
Temple of Olympian Zeus
The biggest temple ever build in Athens
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Acropolis
Acropolis and all of its monuments
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Theater of Dionysus
The first theater of the Western World
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Herod Atticus Odeon
The most iconic ancient odeon of Athens
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Propylaea
The legendary gates of the Acropolis
Pass By:  
Temple of Athena Nike
The most beautiful columns
Stop At:  
Parthenon
The most beautiful building in the world
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • During winter (November 1 to March 31) the latest starting time for tours will be 11:30am due to earlier closing times for archaeological sites and museums
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Athens Walking Tours

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

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

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis?
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
See all safety measures taken by Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis.

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This was outstanding!!! Excellent...
Jane O
, Jul 2018
This was outstanding!!! Excellent tour guide...lovely balance of information, passion about Greece and fabulous humor!!!! This is a must for all visitors.
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My head is spinning with factual...
Wendy T
, Jun 2016
My head is spinning with factual - and fun anecdotal information that will remind me of the important facts. Just had my very own PH.D. archeology student guide me around the monuments of the birth of western civilisation. Nicholas could not have been more welcoming, helpful or professional.
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WONDERFUL!!! Our guide was...
Jennifer N
, Jun 2016
WONDERFUL!!! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. She went above and beyond and told us stories about how everything comes together. She is an asset to your company!! Thank you!!!
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Our private walking tour of the...
Emmett Kelly B
, Nov 2014
Our private walking tour of the Acropolis was excellent. Our guide, Aristotle, an archaeologist, did a terrific job explaining the sites and putting everything in historical context. I have a background in ancient history; the others in our small group did not, but we were all equally impressed.
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Brilliant! Artemis was a great...
Sanjay S
, Aug 2014
Brilliant! Artemis was a great guide, very patient and took time to explain and share the rich history of her city.
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The tour was well worth it. Our...
Neale W
, Jul 2014
The tour was well worth it. Our guide was so knowledgable and actually appreciated questions from us. We were fortunate enough to have a one on one and it was amazing. Thoroughly recommend it. Saw so much and learnt even more. Best thing I have discovered this year is viator.
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Despina was full of information! She...
Jennifer B
, Jun 2014
Despina was full of information! She tailored the content for my children and they are citing information throughout our stay in Athens based on what she told us!
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The absolute highlight of our trip...
Donavan B
, Jun 2014
The absolute highlight of our trip! Nic or Nicos was an amazing tour guide. We learnt so much about not only the acropolis but also Athens and Greece. It truly was a great experience and would highly recommend it!
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This was the perfect way to start...
Jenn E.
, Jun 2014
This was the perfect way to start our stay in Athens. Our guide, Marianna, was friendly, knowledgeable and very willing to tailor our tour according to our interests and pacing. It was helpful to visit these incredibly important sites with someone who could help us understand what we were seeing and put them in a historical context. Marianna was also willing and able to talk with us about current events and the more recent history of Athens. This was particularly helpful since we encountered several political demonstrations during out stay. In addition to that, this tour helped us orient ourselves in the city so that we could find our way around more easily as we explored more on our own in subsequent days. For us, this tour was well worth the time and the expense and we would recommend it to anyone planning to visit Athens.
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Enjoyed the tour guide, he had a...
Dale J
, Jun 2014
Enjoyed the tour guide, he had a pretty good command of the English language, however it could have been a little better. This tour requires some serious walking up to the Acropolis. The only thing I thought was wrong, was that it should have included the price of the admission to the Acropolis. Other tours we have taken, included everything. Otherwise a great tour and a must see on anyone's bucket list.
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