The Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum Walking Tour

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Royal guards at a monument, Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece
Royal guards at a monument, Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece
Parliament
Parliament
Tomb of The Unknown Soldier,
Tomb of The Unknown Soldier,
New Acropolis museum
New Acropolis museum
New Acropolis museum
New Acropolis museum
New Acropolis museum
New Acropolis museum
New Acropolis Museum Exterior
New Acropolis Museum Exterior
New Acropolis Museum Exterior
New Acropolis Museum Exterior
The Zappeion is a building in the National Gardens of Athens in the heart of Athens, Greece. It is generally used for meetings and ceremonies, both official and private
The Zappeion is a building in the National Gardens of Athens in the heart of Athens, Greece. It is generally used for meetings and ceremonies, both official and private
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus
plaka street
plaka street
Parthenon, Acropolis
Parthenon, Acropolis
View of the Acropolis
View of the Acropolis
Ruins of Athena Nike Temple in the Acropolis of Athens in Athens, Greece.
Ruins of Athena Nike Temple in the Acropolis of Athens in Athens, Greece.
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What To Expect

This sightseeing tour will show you the two most important attractions of Athens - the Acropolis, one of the most famous archaeological sites and landmarks of Athens and Greece, and the Acropolis Museum where the masterpieces of the Acropolis are displayed.

Specifications

Type:
Walking Tours in Athens
Departs From:
Athens
Meeting Point:
Syntagma Metro Station
Duration:
5 hours
Availability:
daily except Monday at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
6797
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Parthenon and The AcropolisTemple of Olympian ZeusAcropolis MuseumAncient AgoraParliament HousePnyx, Areios Pagos and Philopappou HillsHadrian's ArchOdeon of Herodes AtticusTheatre of DionysusNational Garden, Botanical Museum, Zappion GardensLysicrates MonumentAthens City Tours & SightseeingAthens Segway & Walking ToursCity Tours & SightseeingSegway & Walking Tours

Description

The tour begins inside the Syntagma Metro Station where you will visit the Metro Museum and see its very interesting archaeological artifacts from the daily life of Ancient Athens that came to light during the construction of the metro. You will then proceed to the House of the Greek Parliament, the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and watch the changing of the guards.

Your tour continues towards the National Gardens and on to the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall. In front of it towers the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, both of which you will have the opportunity to visit. From there you will enter the famous Plaka district where you'll see the statue of Melina Merkouri.

You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope to avoid the crowds and to visit the Dionysus sanctuary and Dionysus Theater built in the 5th century BC. Your guide will take care of the tickets so you can skip the line. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill, a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold.

Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple and the surrounding monuments such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the Observatory as well as the Philopappos, Mars, and Pnyx Hills.

There will be ample time for exploring and picture taking at the Acropolis before your tour of the Acropolis Museum begins.

Go on to the New Acropolis Museum, which was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in cooperation with the Greek architect Michalis Photiadis. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors.

The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts.

The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum.

Includes

  • Athens Guide magazine

  • Athens map

  • Services of a local guide

Excludes

  • Entrance fees

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 6 years old are free of charge.

  • Our tours take place regardless of weather conditions.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.

  • The Museum is closed on Mondays.

  • Entrance fee to the New Acropolis Museum is 5 EUR while the Acropolis is 12 EUR. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour, with a maximum of 18 guests.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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