Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center

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Acropolis Walking Tour, Including Syntagma Square and Historical City Center
from USD $47.78
One for all you history buffs! Discover Athens' ancient history on this fascinating city walking tour with an expert local guide! Venture inside the ancient Acropolis of Athens — a UNESCO World Heritage site — and discover just how this ancient monument towers above the city below. You'll also see such sites as the Greek Parliament House and Syntagma Square in the heart of central Athens. All entrance fees are at your own expense.
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In Brief

Athens, Greece
3 hours 30 minutes


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Syntagma Station, Leoforos Vassilissis Amalias Syntagma Square, Athens 105 63 Greece

Syntagma Metro Station Museum

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hellenic Parliament, Parliament Mansion, Athens GR-10021 Greece

Watch the Change of the Guards

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Change of Guards, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Syntagma, Athens 10562 Greece

Watch the Change of the Guards

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28 Greece

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Pass By: National Garden, Leoforos Amalias 1, Athens 10557 Greece

Walk through the National Gardens

Pass By: Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center, Leof. Vasilissis Olgas, Athens Greece

Zappeion Hall

Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece

Get a guided tour inside the Temple of Zeus

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

Get an 1.5 hour comprehensive guided tour inside the Acropolis and all its famous monuments

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Theater of Dionysus, Mitseon 25, Athens 105 58 Greece

Dionysus Theater

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Herod Atticus Odeon, Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens Greece


Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Propylaea, Acropolis, Athens 105 58 Greece


Pass By: Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou Acropolis, Athens 10558 Greece

Nike Temple

Stop At: Parthenon, Acropolis Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 58 Greece


Duration: 20 minutes


  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis

Departure Point

Syntagma, Athens 105 57, Greece

Returns To

Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58, Greece

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the tour itinerary may be subject to change
  • IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BABY STROLLERS: 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. For your own convenience, it is recommended to use a baby pouch instead of a baby stroller.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our guide Hristo was very knowledgeable. The tour covers the essentials and really worth the time and the price.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
We loved this tour with Chris. She was so passionate and informative. It was the right length and got to see so much of Athens. Thank you so much Chris
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Despina was super fantastic and informative!! It was a great way to see all the highlights if you’re time poor.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Artemis was a wonderful guide!!! She made the tour funny, informative and so much fun! I am so glad that she was my guide, I absolutely recommend this tour!
• Submitted 12 Jul 2019
I am a fan of walking tours. I choose this one because we did not have time for a full day tour, but wanted a guide to help us better understand the Acropolis and a few other smaller locations. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Having them purchase the tickets in advance and then sell them to you at the beginning of the tour was great, because you then do not have to wait in the long ticket lines at the attractions. Even though it was very hot, the guide did a good job of managing the pace, and location of stops to give us shade and a moment to rest as we walked through Athens , and then up the hill to the Acropolis. Very glad we chose this tour.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
Maria lead us on a fascinating tour of Athens which we would recommend to all visitors to this city.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2019
Our guide was very professional and made our experience not only memorable, but left us curious to learn more when back home
• Submitted 31 Oct 2018
Excellent tour, wonderful guide, and amazing sights! Learning more about the history was so helpful as we made our way through the tour. The sights take your breath away!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2018
Great walking tour, would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Val was extremely knowledgeable. She talked very fast which wasn't helpful, but you get used to it. I'd recommend it.
• Submitted 16 May 2018
Our tour guide Kostas was terrific and great start to time in Athens.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
Wonderfull experience, a must do in Athens.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2018
This was an amazing tour with an extremely passionate and knowledgable guide. We walked a long way, however with lots of stops to marvel at the sights, it didn't seem long or tiring. We learnt such a lot and saw things we definitely wouldn't have seen or known about had we not done this tour. Athens is amazing with incredible history and beautiful people and this was a 'not to be missed' highlight of our time there.
• Submitted 24 Dec 2018
Really good tour, great pic stops. Knowledgable tour guide.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2017
This review is 2 years too late! We took this trip in Oct 2014 and our tour guide was Kostas. It was and amazing tour and Kostas was very knowledgable, relatable and friendly. There was a lot of walking....a lot. So be prepared and wear comfy shoes. The Acropolis is crazy busy with tourist and keep in mind you are walking uphill...a long way so I don't recommend sandles. There is a point where you are walking up stairs and its slippery with not much traction so be careful if you are clumsy. We had already walked around the Temple of Zeus the day before because our hotel was right across the street, but going with Kostas made it so much better. Yes you can walk around yourself and not pay for a guide, but to hear the stories and legends of this amazing city while looking at sites you only read about in books is a better experience all around and definitley worth the money.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
Great tour with very knowledgeable guide, “Viki.” Learned a lot about major sites and just how to get around. Excellent introduction to Athens.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2017
Great tour! The guide was wonderful and very informed. Totally recommend!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
Our tour guide Aris was very knowledgeable. Great tour. Saw a lot of the major sites. The duration of the tour was just right- not too long and not too short. It ended early enough in the afternoon for you to spend the rest of the day/night exploring the rest of the city. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
The guide was very knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about the history of the city. Despite the heat (it was 37C in Athens that day), it was worth every minute. She also found us shade (we needed it) and did most of the talking there. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Great tour! Our guide was terrific. Overall wonderful experience.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017
If you are into history and walking tours, this is a no-brainer. Our guide, Aris Sichlimiris, was one of the most knowledgeable and friendly people I have ever met. He answered several tough questions from the crowd and kept us laughing all day. Wear comfortable shoes! Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 15 Sep 2017
Knowledgeable guide. Concentrated on really important and significant sites. Operated at suitable pace for all on tour. Really enjoyable and to be recommended
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
Very hot day so physically a push...but the tour guide was insightful and incredibly knowledgeable.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2017
Excellent and very helpful guide. Well organised. A very worthwhile tour.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017