Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum Tour

Description

Travel back in time with an informative and fun (semi-private) tour to the most significant monument in Athens.
This tour is guided by a field expert and licensed archaeologist. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis of Athens through a journey into history, mythology and storytelling.
The tour continues with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which has been ranked among the top Museums in the world. All the original surviving masterpieces from the temples of the Acropolis are displayed with the use of natural light.
Excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. The museum was designed by the renowned Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi and the notable Greek architect Michalis Photiadis.

ITINERARY

We start the tour with a visit to the Acropolis hill. On our way up, we will visit the Dionysus Theater, where all the famous ancient dramas and tragedies were first performed. We will walk around the stunning Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius. On the top of the hill we will visit the Propylea, the Temple of Nike, the Erechtheion Temple, and of course the Parthenon; the symbol of democracy and western civilization. Dating back to 5th century B.C, these monuments are testimonials of the glorious ancient Athens and the Golden Age of Pericles.

Right after the Acropolis tour we will have the opportunity to visit the Acropolis Museum located just a few minutes walk from the Acropolis site. On the ground floor the exhibited artifacts reveal to us facets of the Athenian daily life; we get to know the wedding customs, the children’s favorite toys, the healing techniques, the religious practices. On the first floor, you will experience standing at a breathing distance from the mysterious archaic statues of the 6th century B.C that once adorned the Acropolis. Be fascinated by walking next to the Caryatids and huge pieces of the Acropolis entrance. At the last floor, next to the breathtaking view of the Acropolis, one can admire the original unique in concept and artistic excellence Parthenon frieze.

Meeting Point

The meeting point is outside Acropolis metro station 09:00am. Your tour guide will be standing next to the Metro sign, which is located on Makrigianni pedestrian walkway, holding a light blue Athenian Tours sign.

Good to know

We skip the line by buying the tickets for you in advance
The tour ends in the Museum, so you can stay on to explore the place further, should you wish.
Small group up to 10 people/ Α very personal high-quality experience
Tour is offered by Licensed Tourist Guides
Family friendly
The Entrance tickets are not included
The tours are conducted in English

Entrance fees and tickets

Entrance tickets for the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum are not included

Our guide will buy the tickets for you in advance, in order to skip the lines.

Please make sure that you have enough cash (€) with you to purchase the tickets from your guide in the beginning of the tour.

From April 1 to October 31

Ticket for Acropolis and its Slopes :

20 € for adults

10 € for students from non-EU countries(with current student ID)

Free entrance for guests under 18 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID).

Ticket for the Acropolis museum:

5 € for adulds

3 € for students from non-EU coutries (with current Student ID)

3€ Young persons under 18 years of age, from non-EU countries (with current identification card)

Free entrance for guests under 18 years and students from EU countries (with current student ID).

Free entrance for Children under 5 years of age, from non-EU countries

Ministry of Culture and Sports official Acropolis tickets site :
http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2384

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