The Essence of Athens; Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & City Tour

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7 hours



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Even if you are only visiting Athens for a few days, there are still plenty of things to do to soak up the 2500 years of history and culture – and we can offer you this experience in just 7 hours. Come with us on a tour of the vibrant capital of Greece and let us show you everything this wonderful destination has to offer – both modern and ancient.
Skip the queues and let one of our knowledgeable guides show you the most memorable landmarks of beautiful Athens as you explore it together.

Tour Highlights
  • Let a personalized guided tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum immerse you into the world of Greek history & mythology.
  • Why wait in queues when we can get you skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis that completely eliminate waiting time?
  • Explore the most historic areas and sites of Athens: Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Plaka, Syntagma Square, and more.
  • Discover the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first Olympic Games of modern times, and admire the Temple of Zeus, the largest ancient Greek temple.
  • This is the perfect tour for families and first-time visitors. Private tours available daily – contact us for details
  • Enjoy the attention of your own personal, highly knowledgeable, tour guide.
What to Expect

Our tour begins with the world-famous Acropolis hill. Get ready to learn everything there is to know about the historic monuments of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea and the holy Erechtheion, as our expert tour guide takes you on a fascinating journey through time.

Descending the Acropolis hill, you will come across the Acropolis Museum, with its fascinating exhibitions and artifacts dating back almost 3000 years. Your exploration of ancient Athens won’t end here. Your tour will take you in the Roman Agora, the Tower of Winds and its pioneering technology, as well as other historic sites, including the Temple of Zeus and the Library of Hadrian.

Strolling through Plaka – the island-like neighborhood at the heart of Athens city – you will explore buildings representative of the neoclassical architecture of the area. Next, you will get the opportunity to shop around the flea market of the multicolored Monastiraki neighborhood, the ideal place to buy the perfect souvenir from your trip.

Take a stroll in Syntagma Square – one of the more popular meeting points of the city – and take a step back in time to the Athens of the 18th and 19th century. The National Garden is filled with the heady scent of hundreds of plant varieties. From there, you can reach the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games.

The tour ends here, but rest assured, you will have seen the finest sights Athens has to offer, its ancient and modern life, the history and the architecture.

Inclusions / Exclusions


  • A 7-hour private tour of Athens with an excellent licensed tour guide
  • Private guided tour to Acropolis, Acropolis Museum & the city's highlights
  • All taxes and VAT


  • Your lunch
  • Tickets of the archaeological sites (we can pre-purchase skip-the-line tickets for you)

About lunch:

  • We suggest that a break for lunch is made after visiting the Acropolis & the Acropolis Museum and we can make great restaurant recommendations. However, this is optional and depends totally on you.

Know before you go: This is a tour with a licensed expert guide

  • As we want to offer the best service to our guests, we have carefully selected expert licensed guides to ensure the best experience possible. Our team consists of a group of young professionals of high-expertise in the fields of Archaeology, History or graduates of the official "Greek State School of Tour Guides". Hence, they are well-trained to share their knowledge with the public in an interesting and fun way. Their academic background works as a springboard immersing you to the wealth of Greek culture and holding your undivided attention for the whole duration of the tour. Despite the aforementioned assets though, it is their enthusiastic character and passion about their field of study that unquestionably guarantees you a memorable tour experience.