The Acropolis Walking Tour

The never skip leg day tour

Are you a lover of art, architecture and history, and always want be on the go when visiting a new city? This tour is an excellent choice for you. Get to walk in the footsteps of the people who founded western civilization and experience for yourselves the life of ancient Athens. Walk around the Acropolis hill and breathe the air of history the city exudes. Dress lightly and let Dora the Explorer have it, because by the end of the tour you will be able to school everybody in history. Don’t just read about it. Go out there and discover it for yourself.

Highlights
1

Theater of Dionysus

Theater of Dionysus

In this theater, the most famous ancient Greek poets Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Euripides, and Sophocles saw premiere performances of their plays in the 5th century BC. Above the theater is the Stoa of Eumenes, which was built by the King of Pergamum, Eumenes, in the 2nd century BC.

2

Odeion of Herodes Atticus

Odeion of Herodes Atticus

This building is adjacent to the Eumenes Stoa, and a perfect match for it, although built almost four centuries later (in AD 160-1) by Herodes, son of Atticus, in memory of his wife Regilla. The Odeion seats 5,000 people and still hosts musical and theatrical performances today.

3

Temple of the Athena Victory

Temple of the Athena Victory

A small, elegant, Ionian, amphiprostyle temple, built by the architect Callicrates in 426-421 BC in commemoration of the victory of the Greeks against the Persians.

4

Acropolis

Acropolis

The Acropolis is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Property. The Acropolis of Athens and the monuments placed there are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by the ancient Greeks to the world. Athens’s citadel was a place where great artists created masterpieces under the guidance of the sculptor Pheidias, who transformed the rocky hill into a unique monument of thought and the arts. The Parthenon, built by Ictinus; the Erechtheon; the Propylaea or the monumental entrance to the Acropolis, designed by Mnesicles; and the small temple to Athena Nike are just a few of the breathtaking sights to explore.

5

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum

The crown jewel of Greek museums was introduced to the world only in 2008. Covering an area of 14,000 square meters, it was designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi specially to house the more than 4,000 objects in its permanent collection dating back to the Greek Bronze Age, and Roman and Byzantine times. The museum is located next to the historic neighborhood of Plaka that lies just below the ancient citadel of Athens, the Acropolis. Plaka is the most beautiful part of the city to enjoy while in Athens.

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Tour Preparation

No need to spend time planning anything or stressing about your trip. You should only get prepared physically and mentally. So before any other preparation, it is extremely important to pack and put on your biggest smile, and then start to choose the perfect outfits to slay with your fabulous, vacation looks. Take the most comfortable clothes and shoes. Sun is super bright and always shining in Greece, so do not forget your sunscreen, your hat and your shades under any circumstances.

  • Choose comfortable shoes
  • Remember your sunscreen
  • Do not forget your hat
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