- Athens Acropolis Museum
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Acropolis Archaeological Site and Acropolis Museum Skip-the-line tickets
This walk will also include a visit to the stunning new Athens Acropolis Museum, designed by Bernard Tschumi and opened in 2009. Designed to echo the topography of the actual Acropolis, the museum is an illuminating companion to the ruins of the original site. We'll look at some of the museum’s treasures, including the wonderful re-creation of the frieze of the Parthenon. By the end of the tour, we'll emerge from the Acropolis with a deeper understanding of Athenian society and the central position of this monument within the city.
Looking for another tour in Athens? See our Beyone Feta, Food Tour or Daily Life in Ancient Athens: Agora Tour.
What is the Athens Archaeological Site ticket and how does it work?
Vassilios is a historian who has taught for several years in local Athens schools. He earned his undergraduate degree in archaeology from the University of Athens, and has conducted specialized research in the history of the Orthodox Church, Byzantine studies, and modern Greek history. Vassilios is a gifted teacher with extensive on-site experience with adults, children, and families.
Smaro was born in Piraeus, lives in Athens, and has family roots in Greek Macedonia. As an undergraduate she majored in sociology and later studied at the School for Professional Tourist Guides and finally went on to complete her MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at University College London. She has been guiding all around Greece since 1998. Fluent in Greek, English, and Italian, Smaro has also lead tours for Stanford, Harvard, Yale and other Ivy League Alumni groups; Swan Hellenic; Abercrombie & Kent; the British Museum; the National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions; the American Institute of Archaeology; the Biblical Archaeology Society; the Smithsonian Institution and several universities. She enjoys reading, traveling, trekking, scuba diving, teaching and – still - studying!
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