Acropolis Skip the Line and Hidden Gems tour

Acropolis Skip the Line and Hidden Gems tour

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( 77 reviews ) star Skip the line Athens 1 - 8 watch_later 2 hours
  • Admire a 360 degree view of ancient landmarks
  • Discover how history formed life in Athens
  • Have your very own professional tour guide
  • Wander down hidden alleyways
  • Admire the most beautiful ruins
  • Skip-the-line to Acropolis

You will meet here: Monastiraki Square

What you can expect

Explore the most famous symbol of Athens like you’ve never imagined. The best of Acropolis is waiting for you in this 100% private walking tour by your very own professional guide.

Kick-off your tour at one of the most famous meeting points in Athens: the Monastiraki Square. Located right in the heart of the city center, you’ll find a unique blend of styles, eras and cultures. Lively and always dynamic all it takes is a 360 degree turn to see the very history of Athens surrounding you. Admire ancient landmarks, like the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Roman Agora, Ancient Agora, the Evzones, and the 'tomb of the unknown soldier.'

Stroll towards the archaeological site of the Hadrian's Library, once an impressive construction of extraordinary richness. Walk towards the Gate of Athena and admire the Roman Agora where you can see the use of the ruins through the ages. Reconstruct the past in the present, as you discover how thousands of years of history and different civilizations formed the life in Athens.

Head to the most famous building in the Roman Agora: an eight-sided marble tower that is a combined water clock, sundial, and a weathervane. Continue wandering down hidden alleyways and discover Athens from an insider’s perspective. You will gain an understanding of daily life in the city, where past and present still mingle.

Make your way towards Plaka, the most ancient part of the city. Check out some of the oldest taverns of Athens that have been meeting points for over two decades. Get ready to enter the tiny village of Anafiotika, a tranquil oasis isolated from Plaka’s buzz. Enjoy the cluster of small houses built on the slopes of the Acropolis. It's like being on a Greek Island.

Let your private guide show you iconic monuments that hold an even more impressive story. Stroll by one of the most picturesque Greek Orthodox churches of Athens, and you’ll understand why this is a local favorite for weddings, baptisms or relaxing walks.

Arrive at your final stop and enter the incredible Acropolis through the less touristy south slope. What’s even better is that there’s no need to wait in line! Your private guide has already purchased your tickets in advance. Just pay your host directly.

Check out the hosts’ personal video’s and pick your favorite one. This tour can always be 100% customized to your preferences and wishes.

Please note:
*The entrance tickets for Acropolis are not included. The price is 20€ per person in high season and 10 euros per person from the 1st of November to the 31st of March.

**Due to the very hot summers, make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and water. Good walking shoes are a must. The walking route can be customized according to your physical condition, and an alternative entry way is available.


This is the plan

Meeting Point
Start your tour in the heart of Athens, Monastiraki Sq
Stop 1
Head towards Hadrian’s Library and hear about it's history
Stop 2
See the Greek Orthodox Church in the centre of the Athens
Stop 3
Walk around the Roman Agora and learn about it's uses through the ages
Stop 4
Stop by the mosque of the wheat market & the Tower of Winds the most famous building in the Roman Agora
Stop 5
Hear about the story behind the Medrese and Lassanis Mansion now home to an impressive collection of Greek musical instruments
Stop 6
Next continue up the steps in Plaka, a cosy place to eat and see one of the oldest tavernas in Athens.
Stop 7
Enter Anafiotika where you will see a cluster of small houses that has an authentic Greek Island feeling
Stop 8
Hear the alleged story of Koukidis and the monument dedicated to him
Stop 9
Stroll past a traditional grocery market that is still open today
Stop 10
Check out the Monument of Lysicrates a freestanding pedestal from Ancient Athens
Stop 11
The next stop will be at one of the most picturesque churches of Athens, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Dimitrios
Stop 12
Before you enter the Acropolis see the wise owl and tree painting
Stop 13
Enter the Acropolis and enjoy the great architectural and historic buildings

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Skip the line details

Type
Private Skip the line
Mode of transport
Walkingtour
Duration
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Monastiraki Square
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide
Not included
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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.