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

114 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 15

Why take this tour?


  • Morning tour: 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.
  • Afternoon tour: Enjoy the Parthenon in peace after the crowds have left with our special itinerary and skip-the-line tickets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • With all-inclusive tickets, you can leave your wallet at home!
  • 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

Take a special itinerary to view the Parthenon sans crowds

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Total Customer Reviews: 114

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4.5 /5
based on 114 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
Excellent tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. The early start was wonderful- we beat the crowds. Our guide Alex was fantastic.
Verified · Melissa · Oct 27, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Highly recommend this company. Great guide, small group (14) and be sure to do the late tour…less crowded, hot and very beautiful time to be up!
Verified · Gerri · Sep 24, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Our guide, Charoula, was excellent. She was knowledgeable and passionate. Her story telling brought the ancient history to life. The tour exceeded our exceeded our expectations.
Verified · Anthony · Sep 24, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
It might be better to move to the top of the acropolis before the detailed history. Some in our group were anxiously watching the crowds pass us by and reached the top first. We also would like to have access to the excavation under the museum, however, we did not realize a ticket was needed for entry and the tour had already concluded.
Verified · Edward · Sep 19, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Our guide was very knowledgeable and keen to make our experience enjoyable. I'm not sure why we were told to assemble 15 minutes before the start of the tour, because our guide arrived a few minutes after the scheduled tour start. We had to queue for a few minutes to get into the Acropolis, and the crowds were significant, even at this early morning start. I started to suffer from 'guide commentary' overload after a couple of hours, and began to wish I had done a self-guided tour at a fraction of the cost, but that is just personal preference. I sensed that the other members of our 15 strong group thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the tour.
Verified · Stephen · Sep 12, 2023 · Australia · Male · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

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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!

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