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

76 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 15

Why take this 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
  • 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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If you’re wondering if it’s worth it to set the alarm super early and get up for this tour, it absolutely is. When we get up to the Parthenon, just a few other groups were milling around and getting to see it without massive crowds was really special. By the time we were on our way down a couple of hours later, it was swamped and I was so glad we’d opted to see it this way. Our guide, Sofia, was really knowledgeable and the tour was well-paced. We considered a lot of tours before booking, and this was definitely the way to go.
Kristen · May 03, 2023 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
We had such a great tour in Athens seeing the Acropolis with a very knowledgeable guide. The tour was nice and early before the crowds and we had a great experience and got to ask heaps of questions and learn a lot more then if we went ourself.
Brittany · May 03, 2023 · Australia · Female · 25 to 34 years
We had a wonderful tour of the Acropolis and Parthenon and Acropolis Museum with Sophia and she was friendly, deeply knowledgeable, organized and professional and fun to talk to. Great experience for our family!
Eveline · Apr 17, 2023 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years
Great tour before crowds. Melina was an excellent guide. She took care of all of her group well. We had some mature members that needed lifts and she was very good at assisting them. Small tour groups is nice. The tour length is good and early access is a must. Museum tour great to get you started. Book it!
Meaghan · Apr 14, 2023 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Our tour guide, Melina, was on time and exactly at the location described. She spoke good English and also gave us all ear phones so it was very easy to hear her explanations. There were 9 people on our tour. She was a wealth of information. The tour was well paced as we walked up the acropolis and arrived at the Parthenon before the huge crowds. She gave us some free time just to soak in this historical place. She answered all questions and had very good explanations about the history and the architecture. We walked back down and passed by the temple used to worship Athena and then passed by 2 theaters, one still in use. We then went to the Acropolis Museum where Melina took us on a brief but informative tour. We then could take as much time as we wanted at this museum. It was an excellent and exhausting tour.
Leslie · Apr 03, 2023 · United States · Female

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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