Athens Acropolis

Athens Acropolis and Parthenon Guided Private Tour

Unveiling the Magnificence of Athens Acropolis and Parthenon: A Walking Guided Private Tour!

A well-designed and organized tour in Athens is the perfect way to get to know the historical capital of Greece and its worldwide known monuments. Are you ready to embark on a journey through ancient history and witness the grandeur of one of the most iconic landmarks in the world? Look no further than the Athens Acropolis and Parthenon guided private tour. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will take you on a captivating adventure through the heart of ancient Greece, where you will unravel the mysteries of the Acropolis and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Parthenon.

Your day in Athens Acropolis and Parthenon includes visits to

  • Duration: 105 minutes
  • Starting location: Dionysiou Areopagitou 3
  • The Acropolis of Athens: Experience the grandeur of the Parthenon, Propylaea, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Mars Hill/Areopagus. Walk (10 minutes).
  • Theatre of Dionysus: Guided tour, Walk (10 minutes)
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus: Guided tour, Walk (10 minutes)
  • Propylaea, Athens: Guided tour, Walk (10 minutes)
  • Erechtheion: Guided tour, Walk (10 minutes
  • Parthenon: Guided tour, Walk (20 minutes)

  • Efficient: A meticulously planned 105 minutes walking guided tour, allowing you to experience the essence of Athens without feeling rushed.
  • Convenient: On request door-to-door transfers with modern, air-conditioned vehicles, ensuring a seamless and comfortable journey.
  • Comprehensive: A perfect blend of Athens’ ancient wonders and modern delights, offering a well-rounded perspective on the city’s rich heritage and vibrant present.
  • Expertise: Enjoy the insights and commentary of an experienced, English-speaking tour guide, who will bring the city’s history and culture to life with captivating narratives.
  • Explore the Acropolis: The cornerstone of the Athenian culture.
  • Pickup and drop off: At your accommodation in Athens, cruise terminal at Piraeus cruise port (transportation on request)
  • Visit famous monuments, such as the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike.
  • Breathtaking views of Athens from the summit of the Acropolis

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Experience the timeless beauty of Athens. Stroll along shaded pathways to the base of the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a glimpse into ancient history. Avoid the busy crowds by exploring the southern slope of the Acropolis and marvel at the ancient treasures within. Visit the Dionysus Sanctuary, a sacred place dedicated to the Greek god of wine and fertility. Inside the Acropolis, admire iconic landmarks like the Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, and Parthenon. Gain insight into the rich history of these captivating ruins from your knowledgeable guide.

When you reach the top of the sacred hill, enjoy the breathtaking views of Athens. Discover the archaeological digs and gain a glimpse into the ancient ruins of the citadel. Listen to stories about nearby landmarks such as Mars Hill and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Finish your visit at the highest point of the Acropolis, allowing you the freedom to explore the area at your leisure. Select from a guided tour in the early morning, morning, or afternoon to suit your schedule.

Join us for a half-day tour in Athens, where you’ll get a glimpse of the modern city alongside the ancient landmarks that have put Athens on the map worldwide. Whether it’s your first time in Athens or you’re looking to fine-tune your itinerary, this tour offers a perfect orientation. Athens seamlessly blends ancient and contemporary vibes, evident in every nook and cranny of the city. Our private tour covers key sites from the iconic Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, Plaka and Kolonaki, bridging the gap between the city’s ancient roots and its bustling commercial center.

Athens: Introduction to the Athens Acropolis

Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis of Athens

Discover Athens Acropolis!

Welcome fellow travel enthusiasts and history buffs! Today, we embark on a journey to one of the most iconic landmarks in the world – the Athens Acropolis. Situated high above the bustling city of Athens, this ancient citadel holds a treasure trove of history, culture, and architectural marvels that will leave you in awe. This iconic hilltop citadel is a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of Greece, drawing visitors from around the world to marvel at its breathtaking beauty and historical significance.

The Historical Significance. The Athens Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC, is home to several ancient architectural wonders, including the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea, and Temple of Athena Nike. These magnificent structures serve as a reminder of the Golden Age of Athens and the achievements of ancient Greek civilization in art, philosophy, and democracy.
Architectural Marvels. The Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, is perhaps the most famous and impressive structure on the Acropolis. Its striking Doric columns, intricate friezes, and intricate carvings showcase the unparalleled skill and craftsmanship of ancient Greek architects and artisans. The Erechtheion, with its iconic Caryatid statues, is another architectural gem that captivates visitors with its unique design and historical significance.
Cultural Heritage and Preservation. The Athens Acropolis has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, recognizing its outstanding universal value and significance to humanity. Efforts to preserve and protect this ancient site have been ongoing, ensuring that future generations can continue to appreciate and learn from its historical and cultural importance.
Visiting the Acropolis. When planning a visit to the Athens Acropolis, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water, as the climb to the top can be steep and challenging. This guided tour is available for those who want to learn more about the history and significance of this iconic site, and then you can explore at your own pace and soak in the awe-inspiring views of the city below.

Athens Parthenon: Uncover The Parthenon’s Secrets

Acropolis Parthenon
Acropolis Parthenon

Discover the Majestic Wonder of the Parthenon

Dive into the rich history and beauty of ancient Greece with a visit to the iconic Parthenon! Marvel at the stunning architecture and intricate details of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the grandeur of the Parthenon firsthand and make unforgettable memories in the heart of Athens!

Nestled atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, stands a breathtaking marvel that has captivated visitors for centuries – the Parthenon. This iconic temple, dedicated to the goddess Athena, is a timeless symbol of the glory and grandeur of ancient Greece. Let’s embark on a journey to uncover the rich history and architectural brilliance of this remarkable structure.
A Glimpse into History. Built in the 5th century BC during the Golden Age of Athens, the Parthenon was designed by the renowned architects Ictinus and Callicrates. It served as a sanctuary for the statue of Athena Parthenos, a colossal figure made of gold and ivory, and also housed treasures and offerings to the goddess.
Architectural Splendor. The Parthenon’s design is a testament to the advanced engineering skills and artistic vision of the ancient Greeks. The temple is constructed in the Doric style, characterized by its sturdy columns, triglyphs, and metopes. The precision and symmetry of the architectural elements reflect a deep appreciation for harmony and balance.
Symbolism and Significance. Beyond its architectural magnificence, the Parthenon holds immense symbolic significance. Dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom and warfare, the temple represented the cultural and religious ideals of ancient Greece. It embodied the values of democracy, knowledge, and artistic expression that defined Athenian society.
Legacy and Influence. Despite centuries of wear and tear, including damage caused by wars and natural disasters, the Parthenon continues to stand as a symbol of resilience and cultural heritage. Its architectural principles have inspired countless buildings and structures around the world, leaving a lasting imprint on the history of art and architecture.
Visiting the Parthenon Today, for modern-day travelers and history enthusiasts, a visit to the Parthenon is a journey back in time.

Skip-the-Ticket Line Access

Please be aware that even with our skip-the-ticket-line service, there might be some waiting time required for security checks. This is because visitor numbers can fluctuate unpredictably at the sites throughout the day. The typical waiting time falls within 0 to 10 or 30 minutes, though on rare occasions, it might be longer.

Meeting point
Meet at Fresko Yogurt Bar on the pedestrian walkway near the Hadrian’s Arch. Your guide will be holding an orange-colored sign. Youths (under 25 years old) must hold a valid passport or ID in order to be entitled to the reduced tickets included in the price. Should a valid passport not be presented at the time of check-in, then supplementary fees will apply (to be paid in local cash).

Important information: What to bring.

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Know before you go

Special Note

  • If you’ve chosen the option without tickets, it’s up to you to purchase your admission tickets from our office. The tour enters the Acropolis right after the start of the tour. (Book your Acropolis ticket independently here →
  • It’s crucial to ensure your tickets’ entry time corresponds with our tour’s specific schedule.
  • Pre-Purchase Tickets: To ensure your participation, you must purchase your tickets prior to booking our tour. This step confirms the availability for your chosen tour date and time.
  • Strict Acropolis entry times mean the tour can’t wait for latecomers. No refunds will be given.
  • All visitors undergo airport-style security; expect peak season waits of up to 30 minutes.
  • Cutoff times sync with Athens local time.
  • Tours run rain or shine.

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

Read our cancellation policy

Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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