- 3 hours
Insider's tip: While visiting the Acropolis in the morning is a popular choice amongst travellers, our experts recommend trying an early evening tour in the summer months. The afternoon heat has died down, the crowds are smaller and you will experience the unique charm of sunset over Athens.
- Athens Acropolis Museum
- 3 hours with a Ph.D. or MA-level guide
- Acropolis Archaeological Site and Acropolis Museum Skip-the-line tickets
- Please Note: Our team will pre-purchase timed admission tickets on behalf of your party. However, due to enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions at this venue, there will be a mandatory security line in which we must wait together.
This walk will also include a visit to the stunning 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 Parthenon frieze. 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 Beyond Feta, Food Tour, or Daily Life in Ancient Athens: Agora Tour.
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Yiouli was born in Athens and lives in the city with her family. She studied history and archaeology at the University of Athens, and became a licensed guide for the city in 2005.
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, building in stone using traditional methods, teaching and – still - studying!
Sophia was born in Canada but has lived most of her life in Greece. She studied philology at the University of Athens and is also a licensed tour guide. Years of experience with Ivy League Schools and Alumni associations have made her the ideal choice for visitors who wish to get insight from a local expert. A guest once said: "Sophia had an instinct for what we wanted to know and an impressive range of knowledge, academic and otherwise. She has a charming personality."
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