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Athens: Acropolis & Top Attractions Tickets with Audio Guide

1. Athens: Acropolis & Top Attractions Tickets with Audio Guide

Explore the ancient Acropolis at your own pace with skip-the-line e-tickets. Choose to upgrade your experience with optional combo tickets to the city's top archaeological attractions and museums, including Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Kerameikos, Olympieion, Roman Forum, Hadrian's Library, Aristotle's Lyceum, and the National Archaeological Museum. You can select the ticket-only option or the ticket with audio option to access up to 6 captivating audio tours on your smartphone. Uncover the history of the city as well as a number of fascinating sites that shaped contemporary Athens on a self-guided audio walking tour. After booking, simply download your ticket and audio tours on your phone with the link sent to you. Once you enter each attraction, put on your headphones and discover the sites through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon anecdotes from ancient times.

Athens: Acropolis & Museum Tour with Optional Entry Tickets

2. Athens: Acropolis & Museum Tour with Optional Entry Tickets

Travel back in time on an informative and fun tour of the Acropolis of Athens. Guided by a field expert and licensed tour guide, discover the UNESCO World Heritage site through a journey into history, mythology, and storytelling. Continue with a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which has been ranked as one of the top museums in the world. All the original surviving masterpieces from the temples of the Acropolis are displayed with the use of natural light. Excavations are also visible under glass floors and walkways. Visit Acropolis hill. See the Dionysus Theater, where famous ancient dramas and tragedies were first performed. Walk around the stunning Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the sanctuary of the healing god Asclepius. On the top of the hill, visit the Propylea Temple of Nike and the Erechtheion Temple. See the Parthenon, which is the symbol of democracy and western civilization. Dating back to the 5th-century, these monuments are testimonials of the glorious ancient Athens and the Golden Age of Pericles. At the Acropolis Museum, explore the ground floor where exhibited artifacts reveal facets of the Athenian daily life. Get to know wedding customs, children's favorite toys, healing techniques, and religious practices. On the first floor, stand at a breathing distance from the mysterious archaic statues of the 6th century, which once adorned the Acropolis. Be fascinated as you walk next to the Caryatids and huge pieces of the Acropolis entrance. On the final floor, next to the breathtaking view of the Acropolis, admire the original unique concept and artistic excellence Parthenon frieze.

Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train in English or Spanish

3. Athens: Full-Day Meteora Trip by Train in English or Spanish

Take a day trip from Athens to Meteora with a guide, with round-trip train tickets to Kalambaka and onward transportation included. Get a panoramic view of all 6 holy monasteries and enter 3 of the most popular ones. While exploring the region’s hidden gems, visit the hermit caves of Badovas. Redeem your e-ticket for the early morning departure from Athens at and travel to Kalambaka using the train tickets sent to you in advance. Sit back and admire the beautiful landscapes along the way.  The train ride takes about 4 hours and it is recommended that you bring your own food and drinks. Upon arrival in Kalambaka, meet your guide at the train station and start your customized Meteora tour. See all 6 monasteries of the stunning rock formation over 5 hours. Look inside 3 of the UNESCO World Heritage monuments for a glimpse behind their imposing walls. Stop taking photos of locations that only the locals know about. Have the chance after the tour for a nice walk in the city of Kalabaka and be prepared for the departure of the train. Be dropped off at Kalambaka Train Station to make the late afternoon departure for Athens.

Athens National Archaeological Museum Ticket with Audio Tour

4. Athens National Archaeological Museum Ticket with Audio Tour

Experience the National Archaeological Museum at your own pace with a skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket sent to your email, and a fascinating self-guided audio tour which can be downloaded directly to your smartphone. Travel back to ancient times to admire masterpieces from various periods of Greek history, and see how they have influenced modern life as we know it. Put on your headphones and discover the stories of the mask of Agamemnon, the Mycenaean Bull, the bronze statue of Zeus or Poseidon, and the horse rider, through powerful storytelling from a knowledgeable guide. Learn historical information and hear untold stories and anecdotes from times past, creating an engaging and informative experience. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into ancient Greek art and society and explore the exhibits in an entirely original way. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and at any time, before or after your visit.

Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

5. Athens: Delphi Guided Day Trip with Pickup & Optional Lunch

Explore the most famous sights of ancient Greece on a full-day guided mythology-inspired tour, at the same time with zero carbon footprint. Ignite your imagination with mythical tales of the culture and history of Delphi. Learn about the Oracle, ancient ruins like the amphitheater, and the Temple of Apollo, and immerse yourself in local history. Depart from Athens and travel to Delphi, located on the spur of Mount Parnassus. On your way, admire the Greek countryside and cross into the land of King Oedipus, a tragic mythical hero whose fate was determined after receiving a message from the Oracle from Delphi.  Start with a coffee break in Livadia. Once you’ve arrived in Delphi, visit the theater and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains. Gain insight into the world of the Ancient Greeks. Visit the Temple of Apollo and learn all about common ancient rituals. After the exploration of the Delphi site, discover the stories behind some of the most important artifacts of antiquity in the Museum of Delphi. Marvel at the unique bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx, and the Statue of Antinoos, which provide insight into ancient Greek culture and history. After a lunch break, visit the Athena Pronaia Sanctuary, the most photographed spot in Delphi. Head back to Athens via the beautiful mountain village of Arachova, situated on the hills of the Parnassus Mountains where the tour will stop for a short photo opportunity.

Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

6. Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon, & Acropolis Museum Guided Tour

Meet your licensed tour guide, an experienced archaeologist, and then start your unique combination of a tour. Enter from the south slope of the acropolis and set off on your leisurely walking tour of some of the world’s finest monuments. Along the way, listen as your guide shares knowledgeable insight into the citadel’s ruins including excavation details. Visit the Theater of Dionysus, an amphitheater that is arguably the birthplace of performing arts. Perch yourself on a stone seat to imagine the sights and sounds experienced by ancient theatergoers who came to watch plays by Greek writers Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Also, pass the Odeon of Herodes Atticus; the theater is still used today during the Athens Festival from May to October. Find peace and quiet at an Asclepius, a healing temple that honored the god of medicine Asclepius, before the Parthenon. Wander around the temple to learn about how it was constructed for the goddess Athena. Once you familiarize yourself with the site's classical architecture, head indoors to the New Acropolis Museum for a brief break and refreshments (at own expense) in the cafe. Ranked one of the top 5 museums in the world, the New Acropolis Museum boasts collections of statues and other relics of everyday life in several galleries. In the Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, the glass floor occasionally reveals an archaeological excavation site.

Athens: Acropolis and 6 Archaeological Sites Combo Ticket

7. Athens: Acropolis and 6 Archaeological Sites Combo Ticket

Save time and money during your time in Athens with a pre-booked combo ticket that gives you skip-the-line access to 7 of Athens' top archaeological sites. Enjoy savings of up to 50% and avoid the long lines of tourists at the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora, Temple of Zeus, Aristotle's School, Hadrian's Library, and Kerameikos Ancient Cemetery. Marvel at the Parthenon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, standing on Acropolis Hill, and immerse yourself in this impressive structure's 2500 years of rich history. Whilst there, visit the Ancient Agora that lies on the north-western slopes of the Acropolis. Learn more about this former artistic, spiritual, and commercial center. Just north of the Acropolis, explore the site of the Roman Agora, which was once the focus of public life in Athens. You can also enjoy access to the renowned Hadrian's Library and Temple of Olympian Zeus in the Olympion Site, as well as Kerameikos, the ancient cemetery that stretches to the banks of the Eridanos River and the nearby Lyceum.

Athens: Cape Sounio & Poseidon Temple Trip with Audio Guide

8. Athens: Cape Sounio & Poseidon Temple Trip with Audio Guide

Drive along the south coast to the Athenian Riviera. Easily reach the otherwise hard-to-get-to Sounion. You’ll be dazzled by the famous landscape that surrounds the promontory of the Sounion. In the times of the ancient Greeks, this site was revered as sacred ground dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena. Marvel at the Temple of Poseidon perched upon the cliff’s edge 70 meters above the sea. Walk the blessed earth of the Sounion, one of the places sung about it in Homer’s Odyssey. Stand upon the same cliff where it is said King Aegeus threw himself off. The tale is told in Greek mythology that Aegeus told his son Theseus that if he defeated the Minotaur, he should return to Athens with ships bearing white sails. Theseus forgot this request, and when Aegeus saw Theseus’ black sails, he threw himself from the Sounion in despair. Watch the sunset over this legendary horizon.

Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

9. Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Sunset Tour

With a guide, experience the Athens Riviera and uncover the history behind each turn. Witness the sun melt over the Aegean Sea on Cape Sounion and see the Temple of Poseidon. Depart Athens by bus from Halandri Metro station and reach Cape Sounion in time for the mesmerizing sunset. Learn about Sounion’s past and present from your archaeologist guide. Explore the Temple of Poseidon, one of the most important temples in Greece. See the signatures on the temple marble left by famous authors who visited, including the Romantic poet Lord Byron. Watch the sunset over the clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

10. Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Join your small group to enjoy pre-reserved tickets with priority access to the famous Acropolis. Enjoy a more personalized and interactive experience led by an expert local guide. Begin exploring the Acropolis immediately, avoiding the long queues. Journey through history with your local guide, from the ancient Hellenistic and Roman periods, through the Byzantine and Ottoman era into the modern-day. Learn about the most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults, and how several specific events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct. Enjoy stunning views over Athens from a commanding point of this ancient citadel and see how the city has developed over nearly 3,000 years. Visit the most important buildings visible on the Acropolis today: the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Choose to stay on the hill to explore further at your own pace, or let your guide show you a different route towards the south exit that will present you with views of the Altar of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus.

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It was such a lovely drive and on the way, we stopped at an ancient Acropolis dated back to 1600BC. It was surreal sitting on the same steps as theatre goes that many centuries ago. Once we arrived at Sounion, we could see the Temple of Poseidon and it was an amazing view. There is a lovely cafe there to grab refreshments and once you’re up on the hill at the temple, you see nothing but the most amazing views of the Aegean. Athina our host was amazingly knowledgeable. She shared the entire Greek mythology timeline with us the entire way. Very much recommended. The Sunset was gorgeous and unforgettable!

An incredible experience, the landscapes, the architecture, the peace. Some tips: - Make sure you dress appropriately both for the weather and for entertains the monasteries. - If you’re taking the train from Athens, it’s quite the long ride and there is no wifi onboard. Bring something to entertain yourself or sleep! - Also don’t forget that if you purchased a package with a train ticket, you will get it separately in your email! Have it ready to get on the train, GYG support is really helpful if you can’t find it.

Stavroula was a charming, engaging, knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor. She made the 2-hour drive pass by quickly. The trip was just the right length, with a surprise stop at an amazing ancient theater. Cape Sounion and the temple were stunning, and we had plenty of time to enjoy the sunset. Well worth the time, and an incredible experience for a reasonable price. The driver of the very nice small van was also excellent.

Easy to purchase and 100% when they say you SKIP THE LINE! I turned up at about 8.30am and there weren’t many people in the line but when I left at 10am there were at least 70/80. Buying my ticket online and being able to just show it at the gate saved me a lot of time if I had turned up later.

Excellent tour! We appreciated that our guide, Stelios, had a background in archeology and gave us detailed explanations of everything we saw. He was enthusiastic and had great energy, too! Two hours was the perfect amount of time.