Athens City Tour & Acropolis Tour


  • Experienced, local, licensed guides

  • Small group tour ONLY

  • Skip-the-line service

  • Feel the pulse of the city

  • Visit the Acropolis and its monuments


Explore the most significant modern and ancient sights with our knowledgeable guides. Visit the Temple of Zeus, watch the Changing of the Guards and visit the Acropolis (including the Parthenon, the Nike Temple and more).

Tour info

3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-64 years)
Infant: (0-4 years)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

On this small-group tour, you get to see part of the modern city of Athens as well as the Acropolis and all its monuments. Your expert licensed guide will take you to see the change of the guards, the National Gardens, and the Zeus Temple before you reach the Acropolis where you will skip the long lines with the pre-purchased tickets we will provide you.  This comprehensive city tour takes you to the modern sights in the heart of Athens and the most important ancient sights that have been standing in the city for millennia. The tour concludes at the Acropolis which is one of the most visited and culturally revered ancient sights in the world. It continues to stand higher than the metropolis built around it, offering panoramic views of the entire capital.

Modern and Ancient Highlights

Start at the Syntagma metro station for a 10-minute tour inside of the station’s museum.  Archaeological artifacts uncovered during the metro’s construction offer insight into daily life here thousands of years ago. The next stop is the Greek Parliament, followed by the Monument to the Unknown Soldier where you will watch the Changing of the Guards.

The walk continues to the National Gardens of Athens, Zappeion, Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch. The route passes by the Plaka and Anafiotika districts to reach the next and final stop: the Acropolis.

The Acropolis

Entering on the south slope of the Acropolis, you’ll visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater before you walk up the slope leading to the Acropolis monuments. Panoramic views of the city will be perfect for Instagram-ready photos.

During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.

What’s included?

  • Local licensed guide

  • Skip-the-line service

  • Athens guide magazine

  • Athens map

  • Entrance fees to the sites visited payable in cash on the day of the tour

  • Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Food and drinks

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Before you go

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

  • Wear sunscreen

  • Bring a hat

  • Bring a bottle of water

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

Wearing a mask is mandatory in crowded places and indoors

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Redemption information

    **The Covid19 Measures set by the Greek Government frequently change. Thus, it is advisable to check local restrictions applicable to indoor and outdoor activities**


    MEETING TIME: 15 minutes prior to tour departure time
    DURATION: 3 hours & 30 min
    MEETING POINT: Inside the Syntagma metro station
    Our staff, holding the orange Athens Walking Tours sign, will be waiting for you inside the Syntagma Metro Station, at the big hall underneath the hanging clock, next to the ticket validating machines. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to given tour departure time.

    Please make sure you have cash (euros). If you are entitled to reduced entrance fees, please hold a valid ID or Passport for verification of age and nationality to purchase the tickets. We buy the tickets for you in advance, in order to avoid lining up.

    Tickets Cost covers the Acropolis with all its monuments (Parthenon, Erechtheion, Nike Temple, Propylaia) and also Dionysus theater and the Temple of Zeus.

    April 1st to October 31st
    Adults 25+: 28 euros
    Citizens from non-EU countries between 6-24: 14 euros
    European citizens 65+ : 14 euros
    European citizens under 25 years of age are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour
    All children 5 years of age and under are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour

    November 01 to March 31
    Adults 25+: 14 euros
    Citizens from non-EU countries between 6-24: 14 euros
    European citizens 65+ : 14 euros
    European citizens under 25 years of age are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour
    All children 5 years of age and under are entitled to free entrance to all sites visited during the tour

    If you are entitled to reduced or free tickets please be advised that a valid ID or Passport is required for verification of age and nationality at the sites.

    Note: If you intend to stay longer in town and want to visit more places, then there is a combo ticket available at 30 Euro which allows you to visit 7 places (the Αcropolis with all its monuments, Dionysus Theater, Zeus Temple, the Ancient Agora & the Attalos Museum, Hadrian’s Library, the Roman Forum, the Keramikos Cemetery with its wonderful Museum and Aristotle’s Lyceum) within a 5 days’ time span.

    For more information on entrance fees to the archaeological sites & museums of Attica please check here.

    - Professional licensed English speaking guide
    - Skip-the-line service
    - Athens guide magazine
    - Athens map

    - Entrance fees (entry tickets) to the Archaeological Sites
    - Gratuities (optional)
    - Hotel pick-up and drop-off

    Please have in mind that baby strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis archaeological site and that there is no cloakroom at the side entrance we use to enter. Their use is not recommended in archaeological sites and areas with uneven surfaces. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.



Adult: (18-64 years)
Infant: (0-4 years)


Adult: (18-64 years)
Infant: (0-4 years)

About operator:

We offer walking tours that are unique, entertaining and insightful. Each tour offers one-of-a-kind insight from our licensed guides who are locals passionate about Athens. Explore top sights, gain new perspectives and have fun with our experienced guides that know every corner of Athens and know exactly how to bring that one-of-a-kind urban insight to life for you. Our historical skip-the-line tours are conducted in small groups of maximum 18 people per group, and our delightful Food & Drink tours will let you explore the delicious Greek cuisine.

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