Private Walking Tour: The Acropolis

Private & Custom Tours in Greece

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from$47.43
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Discover Athen's Ancient history on this fascinating three-hour Private walking tour. No trip to Athens is complete without a visit to the ancient Acropolis. See this monumental structure that towers above the city below. You will also see such sites as the House of Parliament and the historical city centre .
For all you History buffs out there, this is the perfect way to experience Athens! Syntagma Metro station, where your tour begins contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones, an aqueduct from the 5th century BC, pottery, a 2,000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD. Continue to the impressive House of Parliament with the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the city's famous statuesque Evzones, the presidential guards. Your tour continues towards the National Gardens and on to the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, both of which you will have to opportunity to visit. Continue strolling through the Plaka's paved streets before arriving at the Lysicrates Monument from the 4th century BC and the remnants of an old Christian Church. A ten-minute walk up the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian walkway will bring you to the Acropolis, crowned by the Parthenon, with its spectacular views over the city below. You will enjoy a profound and detailed explanation of the history of its monuments by our knowledgeable licensed guides. On the way to the Acropolis you will also see the Dionysious Sanctuary, the Philopapos Hill, the Herodion Theatre and the Mars Hill.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees (approx. 26 euros) payable in cash directly on the day of the tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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