The Acropolis of Athens & New Acropolis Museum: Private Tour

From USD $602.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Athens
  • Product code: TPLU4X

Immerse yourself in the Acropolis of Athens, a UNESCO world heritage site and the city's most important cultural site on this private half-day walking tour. On the plateau of the Acropolis, you’ll find the awe-inspiring heights of the Parthenon pillars, gaze on the beautiful female forms of the Caryatid columns, discover some of the earliest theatres known to man and enjoy panoramic views over the city.

On your private walking tour, you will:

  • Climb to the summit of the Acropolis and learn why it was a symbol of democracy, freedom and Greek culture;
  • Learn about all the ways Acropolis Hill has been used over the centuries;
  • Walk through the Acropolis propylaea gate, the grand entrance to the Parthenon built around the natural entrance to the plateau of the Acropolis;
  • Admire the Parthenon, one of the most famous buildings of ancient Greece and was constructed in the fifth century BC;
  • Have a comprehensive tour of Greece's most iconic archaeological site, including the Odeon of Herodes; Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysos, where classical works by the most famous Greek poets were first performed in the 5th Century B.C
  • See firsthand the famed Erechtheion temple, the most complex building on the Acropolis;
  • Admire views over the Modern Athens skyline and the Ancient Greek Agora, an open space for public gatherings;
  • Enjoy a guided tour in the New Acropolis Museum, famed for its architectural design, exhibition experience and incredible collection which houses exceptional artifacts from this historic site;
  • See the Parthenon Marbles up close on the Museum's top floor, as you admire breathtaking views over the monument;
  • End the tour in the Museum to continue exploring at your own pace. 

Come explore the Acropolis of Athens, the ancient Greek citadel that dominates the skyline of Athens.

Built on a rocky outcrop above the city, it contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.

This private tour offers you access to one of the most important historical sites in Europe with a private tour guide, where you will visit all major monuments and learn about their rich history where democracy was born.

Your guide will explain the central role these monuments, and more, played in classical society, and immerse you in the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.

Your tour will also take you to the spectacular New Acropolis Museum where you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with the artistic wonders that once adorned the monuments of the Acropolis.

When your tour ends, you can stay in the museum to explore at your own leisure. 

Tour duration
4 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour: no transportation is included

Attractions along this route:

An ancient citadel high above the city, this group of stunning ruins are among the most important cultural icons of Western civilisation.

Crowning the Acropolis hill, the sublime marble columns of the Parthenon form the most recognisable monument in Athens.

This temple across from the Parthenon is famous for its Caryatids, the six larger-than-life female columns which support its roof.

This stunning monumental gateway leads onto the plateau of the Acropolis.

Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Built on the Acropolis' southwest slope in memory of the beloved wife of magnate Atticus, this 2nd century theatre is still used today as a venue for live performances.

Theatre of Dionysus
One of the earliest preserved theatres in Athens, this space was used during festivals to honour the wine god Dionysus.

Acropolis Museum
Completed in 2009, this archaeological museum has one of the best displays of Greek antiquities in the world.

Sanctuary of Zeus Polieus
On the East of the Erechtheion around 500 BC, the Athenians built the open-air sanctuary of Zeus Polieus, the city protector.

Temple of Rome & Augustus
The Temple was built at the end of the 1st c. BC on the east side next to the Parthenon.

Pandroseion temple
Temple dedicated to Pandrosus, one of the daughters of Cecrops I, the first king of Attica.