Guided tour

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Key Tours

Athens: Early Morning Acropolis & Plaka Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Key Tours
Save up to 10%

From US$ 33.82 US$ 30.44 per person

Beat the heat and skip the long lines on this early morning guided tour of the Acropolis. Explore Plaka and see one of the last public baths in Athens.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Reserve now & pay later
Reserve now & pay later to book your spot without any charges today. Learn more
Duration 3.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Beat the heat and crowds with an early morning tour of the Acropolis
  • Learn about the history of this iconic site from your professional guide
  • Hear every word your guide says with a wireless audio guide system
  • Enjoy quick access with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Marvel at the centuries-old architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Full description
Meet your guide early in the morning and start your tour of the Acropolis before the heat of the day sets in. Admire the Theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis as you make your way up the hill to view the ancient structures located there. Tour the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Pedestal of Agrippa as your guide shares the fascinating history of this ancient site. Next, head downhill in the direction of Plaka, admiring views of the Ancient Agora and the National Observatory of Athens as you walk. Explore the cobblestone streets of Plaka with your guide as you discover secrets unknown even to the locals. Enjoy the tranquility of this village within a city as you explore the many narrow passages and discover hidden gems. See the Bathhouse of the Winds, the Roman Forum, the Fethiye Mosque Museum, and Hadrian's Library as you head towards Monastiraki Square where your tour comes to an end.
  • Walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line access at the Acropolis
  • Whispers audio device
  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis (if the option is selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's office. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

This was the perfect walking tour if you have a short time in Athens and want to make the most of your visit. Our guide Anna was amazing - she was so knowledgeable of the history of the city - she made our visit to the Acropolis something we won’t ever forget. She took the time to tell us all about the meaning of the Acropolis and the importance of this amazing period of time in history and also kept the information present about present day Athens and the city we were touring. I can’t recommend this tour enough and if you have the chance ask for Anna to be your guide!

Read more

May 19, 2022

Cristina is very nice and pleasant to be around. The group was rather small in size and we made it in there right before the huge crowds of people came in, so it's definitely a good idea to start early. The whole experience was enjoyable but I would have liked to get a bit more info on the history of the sights visited, considering the price.

Read more

May 16, 2022

Lovely guide who provided us with a great insight to the stories and legends associated with the temples on the acropolis and the ruins to the north, into Plaka. We were very fortunate as this ended up being a private tour largely down to it being January and the lack of tourists through Covid. The tour provide a nice mix of ancient Athens with that if the present. Great time to go if you want photos of the Parthenon devoid of people with no queues and very safe!

Read more

January 13, 2022

Product ID: 388559