Acropolis Museum: Skip-the-line Ticket and Audio Tour

Athens, Greece

Clio Muse

Stops

37

Stories

100

Distance

Indoor

Duration

1h50min

Audio

Human Voice

Description

Enjoy at your own pace the dazzling Acropolis Museum with a skip-the-line e-ticket combined with a self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your e-ticket by email 1 day prior to your visit, download the digital self-guided audio tour on your smartphone and travel back in time to experience the glory of Classical Athens. Listening to a brilliantly tied narrative, you’ll experience the architectural wonders of the Golden Age of Athens and admire some of the finest examples of ancient Greek art.

As you enter the museum, you’ll admire the impressive glass floor showcasing ruins of an ancient settlement buried below and gear yourself up for the first gallery, where you’ll get an insider’s view of everyday life in ancient Athens. You’ll discover bygone wedding customs and ancient surgery practices as you gradually ascend to the next floor, where the exhibits will guide you through the riveting journey of the city’s transition to democracy. Weaving around monsters, heroes, gods and iconic representations of the human body, you’ll follow the evolution of ancient art. Continuing to the third floor, you’ll get straight into the heart of the Parthenon and see the narrative of the Panathenaic Procession, pieced together on the frieze of the temple. Engrossing tales from Greek Mythology depicted on the metopes and pediments of the temple, such as the birth of goddess Athena and the battle of the Centaurs, will fire up your imagination. Finally, your tour ends with the culminating age of Greek style, the classical period, and some of the most famed artworks of Ancient Athens, including the iconic Caryatids, the curvaceous maidens who have witnessed the turbulent 2.500-year story of the Acropolis and are waiting to share it with you.

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 Panathenaea - West frieze

    2. The Great Panathenaea - West frieze

    The Athenians threw a grand party to celebrate the birthday of their patron goddess. The Great Panathenaea are depicted in the Parthenon’s frieze and no one missing.
  • Pilar with an offering to Asclepios

    3. Pilar with an offering to Asclepios

    Going blind was very common in ancient times due to accidents, battle injuries, or as a divine punishment received after a wrongful act. When all medical practices failed, the gods were the only resort.

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Details

Address The Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina
Starting point Museum's entrance
Inclusions
  • Entrance fee/ adult ticket for the Acropolis Museum
  • Skip-the-line service (ticket sent to your email by the local supplier)
  • Secure promo code to access the tour after downloading the app
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content with an offline interactive map to avoid roaming charges
Exclusions
  • Live Guide; Smartphone or headphones
  • 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
  • After booking, you’ll receive an email from Clio Muse Tours with instructions for the audio tour
  • Υour e-ticket will be emailed to you 24 hours before your selected visit date
  • The required size is 100-150 MB
  • Skip-the-line and proceed to the validating machines. Tickets need to be printed or downloaded on your phone
  • An Android or iOS smartphone is required. Please note that Windows phones are not compatible with the app
  • The audio tour can be used repeatedly online and offline.
Know before you go
  • There is no internet access in the archeological site & mobile signal is weak
  • Prior to your visit, download your e-ticket and the audio tour on your smartphone to go offline and avoid roaming charges
  • Use your headphones to best enjoy
  • EU Students & minors can enter for free with their ID or passport. It is required for them to queue to receive their zero-value pass
  • Non-EU Students & participants over 65 y.o are entitled to reduced tickets but they will need to queue at the ticket office
  • Not all points of interest are wheelchair accessible.
Areas Gallery of the Slopes of the Acropolis, archaic collection, Parthenon's frieze, Athena Nike's temple atrium, Caryatids of the Erechtheion, statues, and votive offerings from the Acropolis hill from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century AD

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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