Athens In a Day with Acropolis tour, New Acropolis Museum, & Plaka Walk

45 reviews

6 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • The most comprehensive tour of Athens on the market with four skip-the-line tickets included in the price
  • Beat the crowds and the heat on an Acropolis Tour following our special itinerary that gets your group to the Parthenon before everyone else
  • Explore the rest of the Acropolis with an expert local guide
  • Skip-the-line at the Ancient Greek Agora and see beautiful temples like the Stoa of Attalos and the Temple of Hephaestus
  • Step inside the New Acropolis Museum for a guided tour featuring the original Parthenon Marbles and the Caryatids
  • Take a guided city stroll through the beautiful, historic neighborhood of Plaka
  • Wander Athens' oldest library, built by Roman Emperor Hadrian
  • Sites Visited
  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Erechtheum
  • Monumental Gateway
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Theater of Dionysus
  • Theater of Herodes Atticus
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Parthenon Marbles
  • Caryatids
  • Roman Agora (from the outside)
  • Tower of the Winds (from the outside)
  • Gate of Athena Archegetis
  • Ancient Greek Agora (inside)
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • Stoa of Attalos
  • Plaka city stroll
  • Hadrian's Library
  • Arch of Hadrian
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the New Acropolis Museum
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Ancient Greek Agora
  • Combo Pass to six other attractions with five-day validity
  • Plaka city stroll
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Hadrian's Library
  • Small group of 15 people and English-speaking guide
  • Headsets for groups of seven or more

Take a day to experience all the must-see sights in Athens

Book Now

Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8 /5
based on 45 reviews
Rating summary by category
Guest Support
Latest reviews
This was a great tour with Aristotle. He was very knowledgeable about the sites and Greece in general. Would highly recommend.
Sarah · Oct 16, 2022 · Canada · Female · 45 to 54 years
Great to get to the Acropolis before the crowds. Mel was really knowledgably (a prior archeologist) and knows a ton about history
Guang · Oct 09, 2022 · United States · Male · 25 to 34 years
Please don’t tell guests to meet at the Manga cafe in Athens - it is closed and the cafe has another name. This stressed out me and at least 2 other guests as we weren’t sure if we were in the right spot.
Gillian · Sep 11, 2022 · Ireland · Female · 45 to 54 years
Our guide, Melena, was terrific. Best guide that we have ever had, globally. Her knowledge and expertise were profound and the way she connected with us and my young daughter was wonderful. We are very grateful for the experience. Cam Burks
Cameron · Jul 08, 2022 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years
Our guide was nice but she wasn't a good story teller. There was little exchange of information while we walked. She mostly talked when we stopped. She was repeating a lot of the same information. We would have liked to have heard about the building process; how the materials where transported, how they lifted the heavy stones, what/who started the Greek mythology. How is that people of that time believed things like a large wooden statue dropped from the sky and ended up in on of Athenian's temples. What happened that moved the Greek mythology to the side in Greek culture? Remind us about the religious history of the time. I also did not like the version she told that Greek slaves were really just residents that didn't have jobs so they were able to find work building the Parthenon. Slavery is way more complex than that. Overall it was fine but we have been on other tours, in other cities, where the guide was able to bring history to life while we were on the tour. Sophia did not do that for us.
Khristine · Jul 02, 2022 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
This tour meets in front of Acron Cafe, Athanasiou Diakou 2, Athina 117 42. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign.

The cafe is located next to the Acropolis Metro (subway) stop. When exiting the subway take the exit "Maykryianni / Athanasiou Diakou           

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers, or people with limited mobility?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +1-202-684-69163 (International) or 888-683-8670 (USA) to make alternative arrangements.
Is there much walking on this tour?
This tour does involve walking. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty and comfortable walking shoes are a must!

You Can Also Experience These Similar Tours

Pristine Parthenon List
From $101
Pristine Parthenon: No-Crowds Acropolis Tour & Skip-the-Line Acropolis Museum Tour
This specially-timed Acropolis tour gets you to the top of the ancient citadel for the first viewing of the day, and allows you to enjoy the Parthenon without the crowds with first-entry itinerary.
76 3.5 h 15 max
Best of Athens Listing
From $95
Best of Athens City Tour: First Entry Acropolis Tour, Ancient Agoras & Plaka Walk
Explore the Parthenon before the crowds show up, see the iconic Temple of Hephaestus, and lose yourself in the winding streets of Plaka on this stress-free four-hour tour of Athens' highlights.
83 4 h 15 max