Pristine Parthenon: No-Crowds Acropolis Tour & Skip the Line Acropolis Museum Tour

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3 hrs 30 mins

Max 15

Why take this tour?

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. The perfect tour for both history buffs and casual visitors, this is a serene way to experience one of history’s most iconic sights.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.See the Parthenon before the crowds by using skip-the-line, first-entry tickets and following our special itinerary that gets you to the top of the Acropolis for the first viewing of the day
  • Created with Sketch.Explore the Acropolis with an expert guide and see the Monumental Gateway, Erechtheum, Theater of Dionysus and Herodes Atticus, as well as panoramic views over the city
  • Created with Sketch.Skip-the-line at the New Acropolis Museum for a guided tour featuring the original Parthenon Marbles, the Caryatids and access to the underground excavations
  • Created with Sketch.With all-inclusive tickets, you can leave your wallet at home!

Take a special itinerary to view the Parthenon sans crowds

Your Acropolis Tour starts early when you meet your local guide and small group of no more than 15 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 N...

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Your Acropolis Tour starts early when you meet your local guide and small group of no more than 15 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 theater in the world) and the Theater of Herodes Atticus. You’ll also enjoy stunning views over the Greek Agora, which was once the civic center 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 archeological 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.

  • Sites Visited
  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Erechtheum
  • Monumental Gateway
  • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Theater of Dionysus
  • Theater of Herodes Atticus
  • New Acropolis Museum
  • Underground excavations
  • Parthenon Marbles
  • Caryatids
  • Finds from the sanctuaries from the slopes of Acropolis
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Acropolis
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the New Acropolis Museum with underground area access
  • Headsets
  • English-speaking guide
Your guide will be an expert in the history of Ancient Athens
You really are almost alone with this great building
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