Acropolis Tour: Skip-the-line Acropolis Tickets 2019

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This tour is absolutely one of the best things to do in Greece! Delve into a discovery of Greek Mythology in this guided tour of the UNESCO listed Greek Acropolis. Walking through the Theatre of Dionysus and the Temple of Athena Nike, find yourself gaining insight into these incredible Greek ruins that hold thousands of years of stories past.

Enjoy the ease of skipping the long queues and follow your Acropolis tour guide as he takes you on a historical adventure to the most famous monuments in Athens. Hear stories of the fascinating architecture and the exquisite ruins as you imagine them in their former glory.

Roam the citadel in a guided tour and find yourself taken aback with awe and wonder. Then, marvel at the exquisite view over Athens from the sprawling citadel that is said to be the birthplace of Western Civilization.

This Acropolis tour can also be combined with a tour of the Acropolis museum. Learn more about the excavations and browse the more than 4000 artifacts that were unearthed from the Acropolis.

Know before you book:

  • You will need to bring your ID or passport
  • Wear comfortable shoes and hats
  • Bring water and sunsceen
  • Sandals/flip flops are not allowed
  • Baby strollers and large bags are not permitted
  • No smoking allowed
  • This tour requires walking uphill and on uneven surfaces


  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to a world-famous UNESCO heritage site
  • Discover the history and myths of ancient Athens
  • Visit famous monuments including the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike
  • Take in the breathtaking views of the city
  • Learn about the excavation efforts on an Acropolis Museum tour


Begin your tour at the birthplace of democracy, Pnyx Hill, where you will be met by your knowledgeable guide to jump ahead of the queues and begin this exquisite journey into Greek history.

Continue in the footsteps of the Gods as you immerse yourself in ancient Greek history, finding monumental architecture that is so beautiful it simply can’t be put into words. Marvel at the cradle of Western Civilization as you discover the Parthenon Temple and discover the importance of the Erechtheion Temple, hearing myths and stories about ancient Athens from your expert guide.

Find some of the world’s most revealing archeological sites as you discover the Theatre of Dionysus, a 5th-century amphitheater often cited as the birthplace of the performing arts. You’ll also find the Dionysus Sanctuary dedicated to the God of wine and fertility.

Take your time pausing for photos at these marvelous architectural feats and immerse yourself in the importance and mythological history of the ruins from your knowledgeable guide, before reaching the summit of the Acropolis where you will find the most incredible views over Athens.

If you are combining this tour with the Acropolis Museum, you’ll continue to discover the excavation details of the Greek Acropolis and gain further insight into the citadel’s ruins. Find the impressive collections of statues and relics and interesting highlights of the area.

At the end of your tour, you will be free to explore further on your own and spend your time marveling at the wondrous birthplace of Western civilization.


Acropolis Tours Prices 2019

The cost of the tours start at about USD $50 for a guided tour of the Acropolis and increase when including this with a tour of the Acropolis Museum.

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Acropolis Hours

The hours vary in Winter and Summer, with the Acropolis Museum closed on Mondays. Find the Acropolis opening hours below:

Acropolis Hours:

Summer Months (01/04 – 31/10)

Monday: 11am – 7:30pm Tuesday – Sunday: 8am – 7:30pm

Winter Months (01/11 – 31/03)

Daily: 8:30am – 3pm

Acropolis Museum Hours:

Summer Months (01/04 – 31/10)

Monday: Closed Tuesday – Sunday: 8am – 8pm

Winter Months (01/11 – 31/03)

Monday: Closed Tuesday – Sunday: 8am – 8pm


Best time to go to on a tour of the Acropolis

The Acropolis is busiest during the summer months, between April and October. If you would like to go when there are fewer tourists, the off-season months are best.

Fortunately, these skip-the-line tickets allow you to save the time you would have had to spent standing in long lines to purchase tickets to the Acropolis.

Acropolis Tickets

There are multiple options available for Acropolis tours, each including a skip-the-line ticket and a guided tour. This is one of the top things to do in Greece, so find which tour suits you best based on your preferences and enjoy!

Athens Acropolis Tour

This tour is a great option if you would like to save the time you would have spent standing in long queues. Make your excursion into a 2-hour guided and informative tour of the citadel, seeing all of the best sites and monuments on your way to the summit of a hill where you will find the mesmerizing expansive views over Athens.

What we liked: Great for if you don’t want it to take the whole day.

  • Skip-the-line fast entry ticket to the Acropolis
  • 2 hour guided tour
  • Small group
  • Athens guide and map

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

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Athens Tour of Acropolis with Acropolis Museum

This tour is suited to those looking for a longer excursion into the history of the Acropolis and includes tickets to the Acropolis Museum where you will discover the excavation process and see the many precious artifacts found from the Acropolis.

  • Athens Map
  • Professional Guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Entrance to the Acropolis
  • Entrance to the Acropolis Museum

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

What we liked: Great for if you want to delve into a day of Greek history and Mythology.
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The guided tour of the Acropolis is a great way to not spend your day wasting time standing in long queues and allows more time for sightseeing. Your guide will take you straight to the most important landmarks and monuments, and you will be able to enjoy your free time taking pictures of the incredible citadel and its wondrous views over Athens.
Value for Money
Level of Activity
  • No long waiting lines
  • Knowledgeable guide to fill you in on the history of the Acropolis
  • Multiple photo opportunities
  • Lots of tourists visit here
  • No meals included

Specification: Acropolis Tour: Skip-the-line Acropolis Tickets 2019


Need a certain degree of physical fitness, Wheelchair accessible (depending on tour)


English-speaking tour guide, Skip-the-line ticket

Meals & Drinks

Not included


Meals and drinks, Transport

35 reviews for Acropolis Tour: Skip-the-line Acropolis Tickets 2019

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  1. Anonymous

    This tour was good. The guide was a bit older and slower whereas those in the tour were much younger. The match-up and chemistry just wasn’t there.

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  2. Anonymous

    This tour was a great way to see the Acropolis but it’s not necessarily needed. If you don’t do tours very often then I would go on your own. However, if you like to know what you’re looking at, then this tour is for you. I did wish they had microphone to make it easier to hear the guide.

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  3. Anonymous

    I was reluctant to go on a tour, but I am so glad I did! I got 1,000 times more out of my Acropolis visit than I would have otherwise. Our tour guide, Asími, was excellent. She provided historical context for everything we saw, she answered questions, and she kept us in the shade as much as possible! My son was skeptical and hot when the tour started, but by the end he was focused and listening to her every word. If you’re planning a visit to the Acropolis, do yourself a favor and take a tour. If you go on your own you’ll see some old marble columns going on a tour, you’ll be visiting history.

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  4. Anonymous

    The evening was the right time of day to go during the month of August. We are a family of four and were a few minutes late because we got lost getting there but the tour company was kind enough to call us and wait. The tour was great too.

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  5. Anonymous

    This was a great tour, the Acropolis was not at all crowded. Very lucky that it was overcast and breezy afternoon because this is really a uphill exercise. Also we thought this was going to be a smaller group than as it was. However the guide made sure to acknowledge and answer all questions.

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  6. Anonymous

    Our tour guide was absolutely incredible! We were absolutely lucky and thrilled to have the tour guide all to ourselves. She was sensational! She made the tour incredibly fun. She was able to answer every question thrown her way in addition to providing additional information about the city and other sites as well. I’d absolutely recommend this tour. We know we will definitely be doing it again.

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  7. Anonymous

    Our guide was knowledgable and enthusiastic. But he kept apologing for inserting ‘facts’. we like facts. He also needs to learn these words: And that concludes our tour today. I hope you enjoyed it.

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  8. Anonymous

    This may have been more helpful in high tourist season. There weren’t lines. The museum is terrific we saw it after a Segway tour around the Acropolis, the day before we actually went up to the Acropolis, and I think we really understood what we were seeing. Lunch at the museum was good as well.

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  9. Anonymous

    Got us to the front of the line!

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  10. Anonymous

    This is just for the museum – you’ll need to pay onsite to visit the ruins about 30 euro per person.

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  11. Anonymous

    We went in the early afternoon, there wasn’t a line anywhere, so I’m not sure if there was a need to even purchase this. The museum was interesting and modern and a good place to get exposed to history without the hurried pace of a tour guide, if thats what you prefer.

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  12. Anonymous

    This gorgeous museum is a must-see for anyone who visits Athens. The Skip-the-Line ticket was fantastic due to a large tour group going in ahead of us, who for some reason did arrange for tickets ahead of time. Thankfully, we did not have to stand behind them while each and every one paid individually – we would have been there half an hour or more for sure. Highly recommended

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  13. Anonymous

    Wasted $80-90 on this. It says skip the line as if you save that much time but you don’t since you have to exchange the ticket elsewhere so the staff at Acropolis accepts it. This was not clearly written and when we were told to go to the place the departure and where to get the ticket didn’t match. Asked for a refund and of course didn’t get it. Wasted time looking for the place and wasted money. We ended up just getting the ticket from the Acropolis itself and it was hassle free and waited 5 min only. I always get my tours from viator and always have a good experience except for this one. Disappointed.

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  14. Anonymous

    simple to pick up ticket

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  15. Anonymous

    We loved seeing the Acropolis – we used skip the line – it worked out fine but when we went the line into the Acropolis was not very long so we really didn’t need the skip the line. Also I would recommend knowing what all sights you are going to see in Athens and buying a combo ticket – you would save a little money that way but give up some flexibility. If you are going in a busy season and are expecting crowds, definitely use skip the line

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  16. Anonymous

    The guide was very knowledgeable and personably.

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  17. Anonymous

    Excellent tour guide with interesting facts and information about the history of the Acropolis. He was humorous and well informed. Our children -9 and 11 -remained engaged the entire time.

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  18. Anonymous

    Perfect tour for the time we had in Athens. Easy meet spot and Nikos was a great guide providing history each step of the way. The walk up to the Acropolis seems a bit more daunting than it really is. Quite spectacular once you’re actually there and taking in such historical surroundings. Highly recommend.

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  19. Anonymous

    The tour was wonderful and Dorina or Dorianna from Athens walking tours I hope I got that right was amazing. We were glad we took the 6pm tour as it was cooling down by that time. Stairs were a bit tough to be expected by I’m 70 and I made it. Took shoes off coming down, made it a lot easier. We had plenty of time for photos after tour. Would recommend highly

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  20. Anonymous

    This was a standard tour. Nothing special. Our tour guide was pretty dry. She provided a lot of information, but not the most engaging delivery.

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  21. Anonymous

    We had a very friendly guide. She was very knowledgeable about Athens. She maybe got a little wordy but it was a hot day and we needed water. Make sure to take some with you!! It’s an amazing monument.

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  22. Anonymous

    In my opinion, if you go into the Acropolis knowing very little about Greek history, this is a must-do tour. Our tour guide i wish i remembered her name was really great. We moved at a good pace covering most of the important points at the Acropolis starting at the outside and working our way up to the top. At the end, we were given a really interesting breakdown of how often this site had changed hands over the course of history which really helped connect the dots regarding the design changes and the destruction. It was also interesting to learn about the project side of things as far as what the plans are, how long they will take, and how they are still learning things as recent as a few months ago. This isnt a long tour and moves at a good pace so I think it’s fitting even for the non-tour person out there.

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  23. Anonymous

    Awesome awesome tour!! It’s a must to take this tour, you will understand the ruins and not just pass through them. Again great tour and guide!

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  24. Anonymous

    I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a tour I booked the morning of the tour and was not disappointed, it was a great decision.

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  25. Anonymous

    Amazing! This tour takes you back in time to the ancient Athens.Our guide Athanasios was fantastic, thought-provoking and a wealth of knowledge. This is a must do in Athens, cannot recommend this highly enough. We went on the tour with a classical student and someone who had never heard of the Acropolis and both left elated with the experience.

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  26. Anonymous

    This is what you need visiting Acropolis – a clever guide. This is what we have. Very good explanation especially in Acropolis Archeological Museum

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  27. Anonymous

    Very informative tour, Nikkos was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable about the history of the Acroplis and professional.

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  28. Anonymous

    Natasha was a wonderful tour guide. I have to walk with a cane and she was very mindful of my condition. We enjoyed the tour. Will do again when we return.

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  29. Anonymous

    Koskos was did an excellent job in presenting the amazing history of the acropolis. Best tour guide ever. Thanks so much for a wonderful memorable day.

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  30. Madison – United Kingdom

    Katerina was a great and knowledgeable tour guide! My boyfriend and I had a great time on this tour. With very little or no background knowledge on Greek mythology, Katerina explained everything as it was her own story! She kept everyone in the group intrigued with all the sights and the meaning to them. It was one of the hottest days of the year to go, but Katerina persevered through it, also allowing us to sit in some shade while conducting the tour. Tour guides can either make or break an experience, and Katerina made it wonderful. Highly recommend this tour for everyone.

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  31. Anonymous – United States

    The guide was knowledgeable but would talk for long periods of time and wasn’t overly engaging. It was nice to skip the line though!

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  32. Anonymous – Greece

    Very superficial I guess it is not the guides fault. They have to address a wide range of guests with wildly differing knowledge of Greek history. They have to find a common denominator which is quite low. Accordingly the comments stayed superficial with little in-depths information. Depending on your previous knowledge about Greek history a self guided tour with the excellent guide book from the museum shop might be more satisfying.

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  33. David – Austria

    Sympathetic Tour Guide with Greek Accent Kostas has been a most competent guide, explaining history of Athens in a well comprehensible way, with very good Englisch grammar and rich vocabulary. Sometimes we found his language slightly difficult to follow, due to his greek accent and his rather low voice. Maybe some audio aid with head phones would help? Anyways, the content has been excellent.

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  34. Anna – Norway

    Fantastisk Vi kan inte bli mer nöjda med vår guidade tur på Akropolis mm med vår Guide Alexia. Turen vad över alla förväntningar. Vår Guide var både historiker och arkeolog, och vi fick ut maximalt med information och kunskap. Inträdesbiljetterna till attraktionerna var inkluderade i priset, så vi behövde inte stå i dom långa köerna för att komma in. När turen var avslutat tog hon oss vidare på eget intiativ och visade oss några gömda pärlor i Plaka. Hon skrev även en rundvandring och ett schema som vi kunde göra själva dom andra dagarna så vi skulle få ut maximalt av resan. Vi ger henne och turen toppbetyg.

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  35. Dianne – New Zealand

    Best Museum This is a great museum a definite must see. The guided tour was very informative and worth the cost.

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