Acropolis & Plaka Neighbourhood Private Tour With Licensed Expert - Athens

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Makrigianni 7, Athina 117 42, Greece
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

A private tour exclusive to your group, what could be better than having the History of Ancient Greece brought to life before you with your Licenced Expert guide to see the pinnacle of Classical Greece before a stroll through the historical old town.

This amazing site played a central role in the development of one of the world's great civilizations and you will hear of the many fascinating events, Mythology & Storys which still influence the city & its inhabitants stretched out in the panoramic views below before you descend through the olive trees to the most picturesque districts & old areas.

Going at your own pace & suitable for all ages this is a wonderful & informative start to any tour of Athens & Greece with your guide pre-purchasing your tickets for you for a hassle-free experience. An additional Booking Option allows you to select a 2-hour visit to either the Acropolis or Plaka only.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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From pick up at your Hotel (if in easy walk of the Acropolis) or at the nearby Guide ticket office, your dedicated expert guide will take individual care of your group.

After purchasing your tickets you can skip the long lines to ascend the ancient stone steps underneath the giant entrance portal (Propylaea) behind which once stood a colossal statue of the Goddess Athena whose bronze spear legend has it could be seen over 60km away by sailors rounding the cape of Sounion. Emerging onto the plateau you will reach the pinnacle of Greek antiquity, the Parthenon to learn about this marvel of both engineering and art along with its amazing mythology and the role it played in Ancient Greek life.

Opposite the impressive columns you will be guided to the Erechtheion, Athens most holy temple and home to the contest between Poseidon & the goddess Athena for the patronage of the city and from which the sacred olive tree still grows! After time to contemplate this amazing site and its turbulent history and take photos enjoying the panoramic Athens view you will descend through the olive trees towards the New Acropolis museum to see & learn about the art & masterpieces which adorned the temples.

EXTENDED TOUR OPTION INCLUDING THE Ancient agora

If choosing the extended option your guide will suggest an ideal spot for lunch, either in the shadow of the Temple of the Winds, or the small picturesque streets of the Plaka area, or adjacent to the Ancient agora and your final destination. In the very footsteps of the philosophers and from the place where so many of the key ideas of modern civilization including democracy were born you will be guided through its fascinating history.

Inclusions

3-Hour Private Guided Tour of the Acropolis & Plaka with Licensed Professional Official Expert

Pre-purchased tickets for the Acropolis to avoid queues (cost to be refunded to your guide)

Flexible start time

ADDITIONAL BOOKING OPTION. Allows you to choose a 2-hour Tour of either site

Exclusions

Entrance Tickets Costs (payable to your guide) Estimated Amt. Adult:20 euros and Children:10 euros

For guiding in Italian, a supplement of 20 euro is required which is payable to your guide

Entry/Admission - Acropolis

Entry/Admission - Plaka

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

ADMISSION TICKETS: For your convenience, your guide will pre-purchase your tickets and have these ready for you to avoid queuing. Kindly reimburse the relevant cost directly to your guide on meeting.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Our Health & Safety Measures: All our Tours are private so you will never mix with another group and all relevant safety measures are employed during your tour.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Sep-2022

    We booked a private tour to acropolis & acropolis museum and we had wonderful experience. The communication with the agency were fast and and effective and they provide us with all the information for booking an locations. The guide (Anna) were really prepared, patience and available for any questions. She explained us architecture and history as well as tips and Greek mythology. Very recommended !

  • 07-Aug-2022

    Excursión muy interesante, nuestra guía Theoni, muy preparada y amable. Acertó en realizar primero la visita del museo y después la Acrópolis. Muy recomendable.

  • 06-Jun-2022

    Took a morning hike up to the top of the Acropolis and we were rewarded with an amazing view of Athens. The Greek root acro- literally means "high;" thus, an acropolis is basically a "high city". Ancient cities often grew up around a high point, in order that they could easily be defended. Our guide (I think her name was Lisa) was very friendly, knowledgeable and went at a good pace for us. Afterwards we went walking through the neighborhood Anafiotika - an amazing small part of Plaka neighborhood, just beneath the Acropolis. Walking the tiny curved alleys, it’s easy to get lost - both figuratively and literally! We enjoyed lunch at a local restaurant and ordered salad and fresh fish.

  • 27-May-2022

    Eva was outstanding in her knowledge of the Acropolis both from a historical as well as philosophical perspective which provided us with a holistic view of the Greek culture and people over several years. She was extremely accommodating as my husband does not walk a lot so she made sure we took our time walking and resting in the shade while she shared her knowledge! She knows how to really navigate the Acropolis Museum to make our tour the most informative and efficient time among so many people! Would highly recommend Eva as a tour guide- she is fantastic!

  • 22-May-2022

    We had such a great experience! The tour was perfect for our short visit. It was amazing how we were able to cover so many periods of Greek history in such a short amount of time— all while staying in the shade. Vicky was so knowledgeable, the content was really interesting & insightful. We would high recommend!

  • 08-Dec-2021

    We received a lovely tour with tons of information. We were given lots of information but asked if we wanted more or less and I love the enthusiasm for the knowledge she was sharing

  • 23-Nov-2021

    This was an exceptional experience. Our tour guide, Betty, was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The whole site is overwhelming but Betty really breaks it down and explains so much. It was a pleasure to learn from her and spend the time with her. If we were going to do another tour we would have definitely booked Betty!!

  • 27-Sep-2021

    guide was well educated on the area. taught us much . very enjoyable ! had an answer to every question.

  • 19-Jun-2021

    Our guide was excellent. She asked us first thing what kind of tour experience we would like to have, do we like to walk fast, do we like to stop often etc... She brought the history to Athens to life. We enjoyed her company and the tour ended with her ordering authentic Greek food at a lovely restaurant in Plaka :)

  • 29-May-2021

    Betty and the team at Warm Penguin were fantastic. Betty was a veritable book of history, it was the most informative and interesting historical tour we have experienced in Europe. We highly recommend Betty, it was worth every euro!

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