In this 4 hour private guided walking tour you will have the chance to experience the life-changing feeling of actually being there where it all began. Walk through the same paths where the giants of ancient Athens like Socrates, Plato and Pericles taught and flourished, guiding humanity through the centuries. Experience the reason and the way notions like Democracy were created and how they evolved in time, becoming a crucial part of the modern capital of Greece.
Accompanied by our State Licensed Tour Guide you will visit various ancient sites, all dominated by the Acropolis, where lies the Parthenon, one of the most recognizable buildings in the history of mankind, as well as the Acropolis Museum, one of the top museums worldwide.
Suggested Starting Time: 9:00 a.m.
What's Not included
* The specific Experience starts from 75,00 € p.p. for a party of eight (8) Travelers. For more information regarding Pricing check the appropriate tab.
** Upon request all tickets can be purchased in advance and provided the day of the tour. For information on the opening and visiting hours and pricing please visit the following links:
Acropolis and the Parthenon http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/3/eh355.jsp?obj_id=2384
Acropolis Museum http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en/content/hours-and-ticketing
*** In order to meet your needs, each and every tour parameter can be customized in accordance with your requests (i.e. meeting point, pick up and drop off service, starting time etc.). Please feel free to use our inquiry form to express any special requests that you may have in order to have your tour tailored to your wishes.
After meeting with a member of the Be a Greek team outside the Acropolis Metro Station (Makrigianni str.) you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous and important archeological sites in the world and experience in full the incredible blend of history, tradition, folklore, religion and modern touches that make Athens the place to visit.
We will begin by enjoying the greatest temple in ancient Greece, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated to the Father of the Gods of Olympus, and the Arch of Hadrian, built in 131 or 132 A.D. to celebrate the adventus (arrival) of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in Athens and to honor him for his many benefactions to the city. We will then walk by the Zappeion Megaron, on our way to the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates (which was erected in 335-334 B.C. by the choregos (sponsor) Lysicrates, a wealthy patron of musical performances in the Theater of Dionysus) which is known as the first use ever of the Corinthian order on the exterior of a building, widely reproduced in modern monuments and building elements worldwide.
The next part of our walk will take place in the old historical district of Plaka, also known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites. Built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens, it is clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis and it is world famous for its labyrinthine streets, harmoniously combined with neoclassical architecture. After a few minutes’ walk we will come across the Areopagus and learn all about its history and why it serves as a typical example of an aetiological myth (a myth that exists to justify a cause).
Our walking tour then takes us to visit the magnificent Acropolis, which is located on a flat-topped rock that rises 150 m (490 ft.) above sea level, with a surface area of about 3 hectares (7.4 acres). Home to the Parthenon, generally considered the zenith of the Doric order and regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian Democracy and western civilization, it is by far the most important surviving building of Classical Greece; its decorative sculptures (like the Caryatids) are considered some of the highest points of Greek art.
After a short stop to admire the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, we will visit the new Acropolis Museum, built to house every artifact discovered on the Acropolis rock and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece. With a collection of nearly 4,000 objects, exhibited over an area of 14,000 square meters, the Museum is constantly considered to be, from the first day of its opening to the public on the 20th of June 2009, one of the top museums in the world. Our extraordinary walking tour will be concluded at the Acropolis Metro Station.
* Tour itinerary may change in case of adverse weather conditions.
** This tour is conditioned by the closing days of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. For further info please refer to the respective websites (which can be found in the Description tab of our tour) or feel free to use our inquiry form.
|Private Tour (Runs every day)|
|Participating Travelers||Price per person (in euro)|
|Private Tour (Runs every day)|
|0 to 4 years||100% (Free of charge)|
|4 to 12 years||40%|
Be advised: Children must be accompanied by at least one adult of legal age (18 years old or over) per group.
|Semi-Private Tour (Runs every Friday)|
|Minimum number of Travelers||Maximum number of Travelers||Price per person (in euro)|
* In order for the semi-private tour to run the minimum number of travelers must be met. In case you have any questions please use our inquiry form.
** The above prices are final (all taxes included). There are no additional costs.