Best of Athens in 1 Day: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & City Tour - in Athens - LikeALocal Guide

Best of Athens in 1 Day: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & City Tour

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85.63 EUR

If you’re only in Athens for a few days you still have the time to go through 2.500 years of culture and history... in only 7 hours! See it all on our scenic tour around the vibrant city which takes you around Ancient, Byzantine, Neoclassical and Modern Athens!

Duration: 7 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish
Xenia was a great guide. We visited all of the sites and went at a good pace. We had lunch at a small restaurant which was nice. Highly recommend this tour.
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Highlights

  • Guided tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
  • Walking tour around Athens' highlight spots and landmarks
  • Services of a fun licensed guide
  • Complementary skip-the-line Acropolis tickets service

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Description

Begin your full-day adventure with the Acropolis and let your guide reveal the history of its impressive monuments, including the Parthenon, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea and the Erechtheion. Walk to the Acropolis Museum to gaze at exhibits nearly 3.000 years old; with your licensed guide by your side, you will learn all about the customs and daily life of ancient Greece.

Stroll around the neighborhood of Plaka to admire its neoclassical buildings and the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates. Wander around Athens on foot and pass by some of its most important monuments, such as the Temple of Zeus.

Continue onto Syntagma square, where you can gaze at the Greek parliament; if you're lucky, you may also catch the changing of the presidential guards! Reach Monastiraki Square to admire the Tzistarakis mosque, Hadrian's library, and the Pantanassa church; all significant parts of Athens' heritage.

Next, walk to the National Gardens, home to thousands of plant species. Your tour will come to an end once you reach the Panathenaic Stadium, host of the 1st modern Olympic Games! By the time we say goodbye, you’ll have seen Athens' most important elements!

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What’s included & not included

  • 7-hour walking tour with an expert archaeologist guide
  • Private guided tour to the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, and Athens' highlights
  • Hotel pick up on foot, provided that your hotel is located within walking distance from the starting point of the tour (10-15 mins)
  • All taxes and VAT
  • Tickets of the archaeological sites (we can pre-purchase Acropolis tickets for you)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up with a luxury vehicle (can be arranged)

Meeting point

Acropolis Metro Station (Acropoli, Athens, Greece)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (5)

5.0/5

J
Xenia was a great guide. We visited all of the sites and went at a good pace. We had lunch at a small restaurant which was nice. Highly recommend this tour.
C
Tour is a great way to see the Acropolis and surrounding neighborhoods. The Acropolis area is stunning. The neighborhood around is bustling. Our tour guide Eleni was expert and accomodating. Do wear walking shoes, as it is a lot of walking and it is quite warm in Athens in June. Older travelers should probably do this in pieces.
J
Our tour with Anastasia was wonderful! We had a really great time. First of all, it was well organized; we were able to skip lines and avoid crowds (though it was still crowded, but it appeared that it got even more crowded afterwards). More important, we were all impressed by the knowledge of Anastasia and her gentleness. Her love for Greek ancient history is simply amazing, and we learned a lot from her. And the half vehicle option was appropriate for us, because both of our kids were quite tired after lunch, and it would’ve been very hard for them if they had to walk.

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5.0/5

B
We could not recommend this tour enough. It was fantastic. The 3D tablet view of the monuments really added an extra dimension to the experience. Our guide was an Archeologist. So smart and knowledgeable. Our children loved the tour.
T
We were delighted with our tour of the Acropolis and with our guide, Evita. After being disappointed a the “official” guides we hired at two other sites (Knossos in Crete and Pompeii in Italy) we decided to try booking a guide in advance. We have two boys age 11 and 14 and we wanted a guide that would engage them -- and us adults too. And we got it. Evita was fun, interesting, and informative. They boys (and my wife) rated her a 10 out of 10. She was really great at engaging the kids and asking them questions. So they felt involved. She used to be a teacher and it shows. The iPads with 3D views were a nice but optional addition to the tour. It still would have been good without them. Overall our trip to the Acropolis created memories that will last for ever.
S
Our guide was an invaluable part of our experience at the Acropolis. If it wasn’t for her, I would have been looking at a bunch of old white pillars that meant nothing to me. There was little to no signage to explain what you’re looking at. Marilena brought the monuments to life with stories of mythology and daily life in Ancient Greece. She had iPads with a cool program where you could point them at a site and it would show you what it would have looked like at the time. Really helped make sense of what you’re looking at. Our group was very mixed in background knowledge including a toddler, 10 year old, archaeologist, and adults with no background in Ancient Greece. Marilena kept everyone engaged the entire time. (With the exception of the toddler, but that’s to be expected. And she was always understanding when he was distracting or one of us needed to step away from the group. She was great with him and made us feel he was welcome and enjoyed- a trait we’ve found lacking in other tour guides when faced with a strong-willed toddler). I’d strongly recommend her to anyone. Marilena also recommended a couple amazing local restaurants that we wouldn't have known about. She came to dinner with us and helped us chose food and wine. She's such a wealth of local knowledge. We laughed together and learned from her expertise. I feel like I truly made a friend.
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