Acropolis Skip the Line & Hidden Gems Tour

Acropolis Skip the Line & Hidden Gems Tour

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( 213 reviews ) star Skip the line tour Athens 1 - 8 watch_later 2 hours
  • Admire a 360 degree view of ancient landmarks
  • Discover how history formed life in Athens
  • Wander down hidden alleyways
  • Admire the most beautiful ruins
  • Private tour: only you & your local host
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Acropolis

You will meet here: Monastiraki Square

What you can expect

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

Get ready to 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 local host 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 new local friend 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.

Friendly tip:

*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 entryway is available.


This is the plan

Meeting Point
Start your tour in the heart of Athens, Monastiraki Sq
Impressive Ruins
Head towards Hadrian’s Library and hear about it's history
Picturesque Church
See the Greek Orthodox Church in the center of Athens
Archeological Sites
Walk around the Roman Agora and learn about it's uses through the ages
Hello Plaka!
Go up the steps and explore the lively neighborhood of Plaka
Island Vibes
Enter Anafiotika where you can see a cluster of small houses that has an authentic Greek Island feeling
Story of Koukidis
Hear the alleged story of Koukidis and the monument dedicated to him
Historical Monument
Check out the Monument of Lysicrates a freestanding pedestal from Ancient Athens
Blessed Sights
Visit one of the most picturesque churches of Athens, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Dimitrios
Skip-the-line Acropolis
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 tour details

Type
Private Skip the line tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
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
closeFood & Drinks
closeEntrance tickets for the Acropolis are not included
close100% convenient: Your local host will buy the tickets for you in advance; thus, you don't need to worry about it!
closePayment: Pay in cash to your local host at the beginning of the tour
closeEntrance tickets prices:
close* General: 20€ (April - Oct) and 10€ (Nov - March)
close* Kids ages 0-18 yrs: 10€ (April - Oct)
closeTickets are NOT refundable (You have 24 hours before the tour to tell your host about any changes otherwise you will pay the full ticket price.)

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
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  • With the host of
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  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.

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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.