Acropolis Skip the Line Entrance Tickets & Audio Guide

Highlights

  • Offline Mode: Download tours and listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy the sites

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the perfect picture spots

  • Enjoy a private experience in a COVID-19 safe environment

Summary

Discover the Acropolis, an astonishing landmark of Ancient Athens.  Explore theatres, temples and monuments dating back over 2500 years.

Tour info

Duration
1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (1-100 years)
£4.99
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Athens, 117 41

Dropoff location

21 Theorias, Theorias, Athina, 105 58

Why take this tour?

Discover the mesmerising Acropolis, an astonishing landmark of Ancient Athens, with this skip the line entrance tickets and self-guided audio tour!

Walkthrough the key spots of this sight, and climb up the intriguing family tree of Greek Gods as we learn about Ancient Greek history, culture and religion.

Guided by an expert historian, you’ll explore theatres, temples and monuments dating back over 2500 years. Visit the beautiful Theatre of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes and wander along the Peripatos, exploring the story of the festival of the Panathenaia.

Visit the Parthenon, an icon of Ancient Civilisation and a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finish off the tour by exploring the Erechtheion & The Porch of the Caryatids, a temple dedicated to the Patron goddess Athena, before taking in an astonishing view of Athens and some of its finest restaurants and best instagrammable photography spots.

Start to tour at the South Slope entrance to the Acropolis. Perched high on the tremendous rock sitting in front of you, this citadel brimming with temples and monuments is not only an important landmark for Greece, but the entirety of European Civilization.


Begin heading up the hill and learn about the origins of the Acropolis and the entirety of Athens. According to Greek mythology, this city was officially created the day the Gods decided to have a contest. The growing city would be named after the deity who would offer to mortals the most useful gift. The contest took place between the god of the sea Poseidon and the goddess of wisdom Athena. Poseidon struck the rock with his trident and produced a salt spring, while Athena offered an olive tree, for peace and prosperity. 


Visit the Theatre of Dionysus! Most Classical Greek plays were born at open-air play festivals celebrating Dionysus with prizes for the best. Comedies were very satirical plays that mocked men in power for their vanity and foolishness. Meanwhile, Tragedy dealt with the big themes of love, loss, pride, the abuse of power and the fraught relationships between people and gods.



Follow the Peripatos whose name literally means ‘walking around’. This ancient pathway that leads to the Panathenaic Way takes us past cult sanctuaries like that of Asclepios where worshippers would go for healing, past grand porticos, Byzantine cisterns and bronze foundries.


Discover the Odeon of Herodes, a beautiful stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. Soak up singing and culture under the vast Attican sky on balmy summer nights. It's actually still used for modern performances and a whole host of artists and musicians have performed here, from Elton John to Florence and the Machine!


Make your way up to the Acropolis. Everything up here was built within a generation of each other, during the Greek Golden Age around 460 – 430 BC. The four major monuments we’ll see up here at the top of the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea and Temple of Athena Nike were all built as a coherent ensemble and given a complementary style


Visit the famous Parthenon, the largest Doric temple in Greece. It was a symbol not only of the power, wealth and culture of Athens, but also of its mathematical prowess, it’s commitment to the Gods and Athens’ resistance to Persian invasion. It was the largest and most lavish temple the Greek mainland had ever seen. Today, it is one of the most recognized buildings in the world and an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece.


Learn the story of the Erechtheion and the porch of the Caryatids. This temple was dedicated to the Patron goddess and boasted the oldest and most important statue of her. Life-size and made of olive wood, protected by six of the finest examples of Ionic columns anywhere. Sadly, one of these six columns is now missing, while her five sisters wait for her in the Acropolis Museum.


Finish the tour overlooking Athens and learn about the best places to visit such as the Athenian Agora, The Roman Agora, Hadrian’s library, temple of Zeus, Poseidon and Aegina. Set off to find amazing Greek food like moussaka, pastitsio which is like a Greek lasagne, stuffed eggplants and zucchinis, keftedes meatballs, lamb chops and souvlaki pita, a Greek favourite! 

The Vidi Guides experience is enriched with on-screen photos and videos. We also point out where to take the perfect Instagram photos during the tour, and include recommendations for food, drinks, and local attractions. Don't worry, none of our recommendations are sponsored - they are simply favourites of the locals who helped craft the experience.


Vidi Guides creates immersive audio experiences that are like podcasts. This is a self-guided audio tour that can be started or stopped at your own convenience. Download the Vidi Guides app & your tour to explore the area independently and safely! Make sure to download your tour before your visit to streamline your trip!

What’s included?

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour

  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian

  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

  • Skip The Line Entrance Tickets to Acropolis

  • Headphones

  • Mobile device

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is suitable for all ages

  • Do it at your own pace. This product is suitable for all fitness levels

  • English speaking Audio guide only

Before you go

  • You will need to bring your own mobile phone

  • You will need to bring your own headset/earphones

Covid Policy

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

This is a covid safe experience. Avoid the crowds and maintain social distancing with this independent tour.

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    This is not your ticket! You will receive a separate email with a link to your tour. From that email, please click 'Download Now', install the Vidi Guides app, create an account within the app and click 'GetMyTour'. The tour will then be ready for download within your profile section. You can start the tour whenever you like!


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