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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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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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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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  • 4
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    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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  • 8
    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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  • 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
3h 30m
Return Details
Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece
  • Local licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line service
  • Athens guide magazine
  • Athens map
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Athens Walking Tours
Wiesbaden, Germany
The Best Guide!
Loved this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We feel like we learned SO MUCH about the history of
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I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide seemed knowledgeable and personable. I would highly recommend.
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Ciara N
Dublin, Ireland
Not worth the money
I was so disappointed by the quality of the tour. Our guide had poor english and was badly rehearsed. The
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Bath, United Kingdom
Nice but great
The tour was pleasant however our guide was rather general and didn't explain anything in detail. Nevertheless,
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Raymond W
St. Augustine, Florida
We had an excellent exerience
Kimon was informative and knowledgeable. He has a great sense of humour too. The tour is a great way to get to
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Payal M
Excellent guide!
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour our guide, Vicky Zapatina, conducted! She was truly vibrant and made
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Joseph K
Loukia is light of Athens
Had a quick trip to Athens with a friend. We had 3 hours to spare and it made the whole trip. The local tastes of
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Elena D
Worth it!
I recommend you to visit the Acropolis with a guide. It was much more interesting than if I had visited without.
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Lebanon, Indiana
Great Tour
This Skip The Line tour was fantastic. Our guide was Aris and he was great. This was a guide through history and
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