What To Expect
During this three-hour focused walk we'll look closely at the Acropolis and its fundamental role in the city. We'll break down its archaeological history, from construction to ruin to discovery to reconstruction, giving you the tools to help you read the monuments. We'll learn about the difference between the different orders of architecture (Doric, Ionic, etc.) and how the ancient Greeks planned, designed, and executed these amazing structures.
Our visit will cover the main buildings on the Acropolis, including the Erechtheion, temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and, of course, the Parthenon. We'll spend considerable time discussing the role of religion in Athenian culture and cover, in broad gestures, the sweep of ancient Greek history. Certainly with the wonderful views of the rest of the city, we'll look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a kind of anchor to the modern development of Athens.
This walk will also include a visit to the stunning new Acropolis Museum, designed by Bernard Tschumi and opened in 2009. With the layout of the ruins on the Acropolis fresh in our minds, we'll look at some of the museums treasures, including the wonderful re-creation of the frieze of the Parthenon, with empty spaces for the Elgin Marbles now housed in the British Museum.
We'll emerge with a deeper understanding of Athenian society and the central position of the Acropolis in it.
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Museum entrance is approximately 5 EUR while the entrance to the Acropolis is approximately 12 EUR. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.
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2 days / 1 night
10 hours and 15 minutes