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Acropolis Museum and Parthenon Tour: Early Access, Skip Crowd and Line, Small Group

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Start time

    7:45am

  • Meeting Point

    Manga Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athens, Athina, 11742, GR

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early

  • Ending Point

    New Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens, Athina, 117 42, GR

Key Highlights

  • Be the first one to visit the Parthenon, before the crowds
  • Special itinerary that gets you to the top of the Acropolis for the first viewing of the day
  • Explore the Acropolis and see its major highlights like Monumental Gateway, Theater of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus
  • Skip-the-line at the New Acropolis Museum for a guided tour
  • An expert guide will accompany you at all times
  • Small group ensures personalized experience and more interaction with the guide

Overview

This first-entry Acropolis Tour uses a special itinerary to ensure that you see the Parthenon before the crowds. It also includes the other major attractions of the Acropolis and a guided visit to the New Acropolis Museum where you’ll see the Parthenon friezes and other beautiful statues from antiquity.

Your Acropolis Tour starts early when you meet your local guide and a small group of no more than 10 people near the Acropolis and head inside just as the gates open. Passing other Acropolis walking tours that pause to visit temples and monuments on the way up the hill, you’ll go straight to the main event. As you stand in the shadow of the Parthenon with virtually no one else around, your guide will tell you its millennia-spanning story and reveal some of its secrets, including why it has never been replicated.

As the crowds begin to arrive, your Acropolis tour will take you back down the hill to enjoy the other attractions on the Acropolis, including the Erechtheon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Theater of Dionysus (the oldest theatre in the world) and the Theater of Herodes Atticus. You’ll also enjoy stunning views over the Greek Agora, which was once the civic centre of the ancient city. 

At the foot of the Acropolis, you’ll enter the New Acropolis Museum with skip-the-line tickets to see a carefully-selected collection of the artistic treasures that once adorned the hill. The highlights are the Caryatids, enormous statues of women what once supported the entablature of the Erechtheion (the ones you saw on the actual temple are recreations) and the Parthenon Marbles. You will also get to explore the archaeological excavations with access to the underground area of the museum. Your guide, a passionate art and history expert, will tell you the stories behind the stones and help you appreciate why we still consider these to be among the greatest works of art. Our tour will end inside the museum so you can spend more time looking at the exhibitions or sit down in the cafe for some lunch.

About the Supplier: Walks offers exclusive small group tours across 13 locations and special access to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and attractions as well as unique cultural experiences.

Inclusions

  • Skip the line tickets to the Acropolis
  • Skip the line tickets to the New Acropolis Museum
  • Headsets
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Group Size: Max 15

Luggage Restrictions: Large bags, backpacks, suitcases not allowed

Wheelchair Accessibility: No 

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate people with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.

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