Acropolis Hill & Museum Skip-the-Line Tickets & Audio Tours

Athens, Greece

Clio Muse

Stops

47

Stories

150

Distance

1km

Duration

3h10min

Audio

Human Voice

Description

Marvel at the attractions of the Acropolis Hill and the Acropolis Museum with a unique combination of skip-the-line e-tickets, providing access to the archaeological site and the museum, and two enticing self-guided audio tours downloadable on your smartphone.

Travel back in time to experience the glory of Classical Athens, listening to a brilliantly tied narrative that will fire up your imagination. Experience the architectural wonders of the Golden Age of Athens and admire some of the finest examples of ancient Greek art.

Explore, first, the south slopes of the Acropolis to discover the Theatre of Dionysus, believed to be the first theatre in the world, as well as the Asclepieion, and gain valuable insights about life in ancient Athens. Then, you’ll walk through the imposing walls of the Propylaea and discover an ensemble of grand temples, the temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the illustrious Parthenon, home to countless tales about the divine ancestors of the Athenians and the mythical origins of their glorious city.

Follow in the steps of world-famous historical figures, such as Socrates and Pericles, and get valuable insights about the lives of ancient Greeks. During your walk in the archaeological site, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock the secrets of ancient masonry and witness the unparalleled excellence of Athenian architecture, whereas in the Acropolis Museum the exhibits will guide you through the engrossing journey of the city’s transition to democracy.

You’ll also enjoy an exciting and comprehensive presentation of the evolution of ancient Greek style from its early steps to the artistic revolutions of the classical era. Iconic attractions, such as the Caryatids and the sculptural decoration of the Parthenon, will excite your imagination with their riveting narratives.

This experience is a unique opportunity to visit the two must-see attractions of Athens, the Acropolis Hill, and the Acropolis Museum, accompanied by two award-winning storytelling audio tours that will give you a different perspective of ancient Greek history.

Highlights

  • The Caryatids

    1. The Caryatids

    The Caryatids are definitely the Hollywood stars of the Acropolis. Thousands of men fell under their mystifying spell, including a man called Lord Elgin.
  • The great staircase

    2. 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.
  • 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

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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

Address Thrasillou, Athens & 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street
Starting point The side Acropolis entrance from the south-east slopes of the hill & The Acropolis Museum Main Entrance
Inclusions
  • Entrance fee/ adult e-tickets for the Acropolis Museum & the Acropolis archaeological site
  • Skip-the-line service (tickets sent to your email by the service provider)
  • Two self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content with offline interactive maps to avoid roaming charges.
Exclusions
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or Headphones
  • The app is not compatible with Windows Phones
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • There is no internet access in the archeological site & mobile signal is weak
Know before you book
  • This is a combination of skip-the-line e-tickets for the Acropolis Hill & the Acropolis Museum & two downloadable self-guided audio tours for your smartphone
  • After booking, you will receive an email from Clio Muse Tours with instructions on how to access your audio tours
  • Your e-tickets will be emailed to your 24 hours before your selected visit time.
  • Note that you must have an Android or iOS phone and make sure you have enough storage space (required size for the app & tours: 200 MB). Keep in mind that Windows phones are not compatible with the App.
  • Kindly note that participants aged 0-18 and EU Students can enter for free upon presentation of their ID or passport at the location. However, it is required for them to queue to receive their zero-value pass.
  • Non-EU Students and participants over 65 years old are entitled to reduced tickets. However, reduced tickets do not have a skip-the-line privilege and will require the participants to queue to present their ID or passport at the location.
Know before you go
  • There is no internet access in the archeological site & mobile signal is weak.
  • Print your skip-the-line e-tickets or download them on your phone. Tickets are sent to your email 24h prior to your selected visit time by Clio Muse Tours.
  • Download Clio Muse application and the audio tours on your smartphone, prior to your visit, to go offline and avoid roaming charges. The audio tours can be used repeatedly both online and offline. Use your headphones to best enjoy them.
  • In the Acropolis archaeological site, skip the line & head to the validating machines Likewise, in the Acropolis Museum skip also the main ticket line and proceed directly to the expedited line to get your ticket scanned
  • Please note that upon arrival at the Acropolis Museum, visitors go through a security check. To avoid delays, avoid carrying large bags and luggage.
  • Kindly note that due to the uneven ground this tour isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Recommended apparel Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes. Please wear sunscreen and a hat during the hot summer months.

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.

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