If your time is extremely limited and you really don’t want to leave Athens without seeing one of the most important world heritage sites on the planet then we have the perfect solution for you on this Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour.
Reap all the advantages of an in-depth and comprehensive guided tour of the Acropolis and all its magnificent monuments in this concise tour.
You will enter the Acropolis from the south slope so as to avoid the crowds & also to visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theatre built in the 5th century BC. As you begin to ascend the sacred hill, a breathtaking view of the city below will unfold.
Your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple, the Agrippa Monument & other surrounding monuments such as the Herodes Atticus Odeon, the Ancient Agora, the Observatory, as well as the Philopappos, Mars & Pnyx Hills.
You will be given ample time to explore and take pictures at the Acropolis which ends at around 13:00, before your tour of the Acropolis Museum. After this first part of the tour concludes, you will have enough time to take pictures and to get to the designated meeting point for your Museum Tour.
On the way you may get snacks and drinks (not included in the price of the tour) before you start the guided tour of the Museum at around 13:45.
The New Acropolis Museum was designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in co-operation with the Greek architect Michalis Photiadis. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors.
The Acropolis masterpieces are marked out and given the prominence they deserve through the ideal interior atmosphere conditions, the natural lighting, as well as easy visitor access, panoramic views and excellent layout of the exhibition areas. It exhibits about 4,000 artifacts.
The tour ends at the Acropolis Museum at around 15:00.