Acropolis: Skip-the-line Ticket and Audio Tour

Athens, Greece

Clio Muse

Stops

10

Stories

50

Distance

0.8km

Duration

1h

Audio

Human Voice

Description

Delve into the history, myths, and rituals of Ancient Athens with a skip-the-line e-ticket for the Acropolis and a digital audio tour on your smartphone. Admire the unparalleled excellence of ancient Greek architecture as you travel back in time to experience the glory of Classical Athens.  

Waltz in the Acropolis with your skip-the-line e-ticket and a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Download a fascinating audio tour, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of Athens! Marvel at the beauty of the Theatre of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodes of Atticus, the Propylaea, the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon as you follow in the footsteps of the city’s early citizens.

This is an unmissable opportunity to delve into the history, myths, and rituals of Ancient Athens with a skip-the-line e-ticket for the Acropolis and a digital audio tour on your smartphone. Admire the unparalleled excellence of ancient Greek architecture as you experience at your own pace the glory of Classical Athens.

Highlights

Delve into the history, myths, and rituals of Ancient Athens with a skip-the-line e-ticket for the Acropolis and a digital audio tour on your smartphone.

  • 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

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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

Starting point There is no meeting point. The audio tour is designed to begin at the Side Acropolis entrance from the south-east slopes of the hill (Thrasillou, Athens, 105 58).
Inclusions
  • Entrance fee/adult e-ticket for the Acropolis of Athens
  • Skip-the-line service (e-ticket sent to your email)
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content with offline interactive map
  • Free time on the Acropolis Hill.
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
  • This is a combination of a skip-the-line ticket to the Acropolis and a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone. It doesn’t include a guided tour of the Acropolis, and no live guide will accompany you.
  • Please note that for the audio tour you must have an Android or iOS smartphone and make sure you have enough storage space. The size for the app and the audio tour is 100-150 MB. Windows phones are not compatible.
  • Kindly note that due to the uneven ground this tour isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Know before you go

After booking, you will receive an email from the local supplier with your personal promo code and instructions for the audio tour. Υour Acropolis entry ticket will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to your selected travel time. Go directly to the entrance and show the ticket (printed or on your phone) at the validating machines. No need to wait at the ticket line. The audio tour can be used repeatedly at any time, online or offline. Please use your headphones to best enjoy it! There is no internet access in the archeological site & mobile signal is weak.

Areas South Slopes, The Propylaea, The Parthenon
Opening hours Acropolis opening hours: from September 16-30, 8:00 AM-7:00 PM; October 1-15, 8:00 AM-6:30 PM; October 16-31, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM; November 1 to March 31, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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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