Acropolis Classic

Athens, Greece

Clio Muse

Stops

10

Stories

50

Distance

0.8km

Duration

1h

Audio

No

Description

There is a ritual associated with a visit to Athens. First, you enjoy a souvlaki and an authentic Greek salad. And then, as soon as possible, you climb to the Acropolis. There are many superlatives to describe it and it may often feel too familiar or humdrum. But look closely, and you will discover a universe of stories hiding in plain sight.

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By clicking "Add to cart", you are purchasing this tour in English. This tour is also available in the following languages: Ελληνικά.

Highlights

“Acropolis Classic” combines history, politics, art, religion, and true stories from the daily lives of ancient Athenians to present the Acropolis of Athens and its classical monuments in an entertaining and revealing approach.

  • The great staircase

    1. The great staircase

    Right from the get-go the Acropolis offers stories and monuments and lessons in art, strategy, and politics. The path may be slippery but at least you won’t be greeted by a shower of lethal missiles.
  • The Propylaea

    2. The Propylaea

    What did the Parthenon mean to the ancient Greeks? Well, not very much for there are only a handful of references to it. Not so with the Propylaea.
  • Old temple of Athena

    3. Old temple of Athena

    There are many famous stories about the Acropolis during the Persian Wars (the wooden walls, the snake that would not eat his honey cake etc.). And yet they all concern a temple that almost nobody notices.

Featured stories

Clio Muse

The team behind the stories at Clio Muse consists of a dedicated long-haired art conservator, an inquisitive bespectacled historian, a passionate feminist curator, and a gifted graphic designer with a permanent tan.

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Details

Starting point Propylaea, Acropolis hill, Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 58
Areas Acropolis hill

Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.