Acropolis Hill Entrance e-ticket with Audio Tour

4.17 / 5

Stops

10

Stories

50

Distance

0.8km

Duration

1h

Audio

Human Voice

Description

Experience the Acropolis of Athens and South slope at your own pace with an entry e-ticket and a captivating self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tour on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to admire the unparalleled excellence of ancient Greek architecture.

Put on your headphones and discover the archaeological site of the theatre of Dionysus, the relics of the Asclepieion,  the stunning Odeon of Herodes of Atticus, the temple of Athena Nike, the majestic Propylaea, the Parthenon in its sheer beauty, the peculiar temple of Erechtheum and the Belvedere viewpoint, through the power of storytelling.

Learn both historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from ancient times. 

Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tour can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience the glory of Classical Athens and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

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Never say never

Time heals all and eventually even the Athenians realized it was time to move on. A new generation, wealthy, strong, and resolute came to power in the middle of the 5th century BCE and decided to express their newfound confidence with a grand architectural program. The mastermind behind it was Pericles, the great Athenian statesman, who envisioned a series of temples on the Acropolis that would provide a large segment of the population with steady employment, while advertising to the Greek world the power and glory of Athens. He entrusted his vision to the greatest sculptor of his time, Phidias, who supervised a brilliant group of architects, stonemasons, and artists.

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Details

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).

The easiest way to get there is from the Acropolis metro station (Red Line).

The tour ends at the west entrance-exit of the Acropolis.
  • Adult entry ticket for the Acropolis and the South slope
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English, French & Spanish
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • This is a combination of a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app) and an entry ticket for the Acropolis and the South slope
  • No live guide or meeting point provided
  • You will receive an email with important ticket & audio instructions
  • Booking requests received between 22:00  to 7:59 a.m. (UTC+02:00) are served from 8:00 a.m. and on
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • EU citizens aged 0-25 years old, are entitled to have free admission tickets. However, they have to wait in line to show ID card or passport.
  • From 1st of April to 31st of October Non-EU citizens, between 6 to 25 years old, upon presentation of their passport,  are entitled to 50% reduced admission.
  • Free/reduced admission tickets do not have to skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site.
  • Due to the uneven ground, this tour isn’t wheelchair accessible
  • To receive a full refund, travellers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period
  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit – no wifi/4G on-site
  • Tickets need to be either printed or downloaded on your phone
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and sunscreen during the hot summer months

South Slopes, Propylaea, Parthenon, Theatre of Dionysus, Odeon of Herodes of Atticus, Temple of Athena Nike

  • 1 November until 31 March 8:00 a.m. to  5:00 p.m.
  • 1 April to 15 May 8:00 a.m. to  6:00 p.m.
  • 16 May until 31 August 8:00 a.m. to  8:00 p.m.
  • September : 8:00 a.m. to  7:30 p.m.
  • October: 8:00 a.m. to  6:30 p.m.
Charged smartphone, Headphones, Comfortable shoes, Hat & sunscreen

Reviews

4.17 / 5

stars based on 12 reviews

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  • S

    This is a great way to learn about the Acropolis without hiring guides that are expensive and have questionable credentials. I can go back and replay anything. For me this is a great way to learn. Just remember to listen to the entrance information. We entered at the wrong gate and were trying to do everything backwards.

  • S

    This was exactly what we wanted! We’re not a big fan of doing person led tours as you have to go where the group goes so this was the perfect alternative! We got some neat facts from the narration while being able to explore at our own pace! Also it came with a skip-the-line pass! It’s off season now so we didn’t need it but it would’ve been helpful had it been incredibly busy! Better to be safe than sorry. 🙂 Highly recommend!

  • S

    Very clear instructions on how to download recordings. A great way to get the Acropolis on your own. Make sure to download all files before climbing the hill – there are problems with the internet when you get there.

  • R

    Easy to use. Very practical. I received the tickets and all the instructions about the audio guide through email. The audio guide was very informative with perfect quality. I assume people who weren’t happy with the audio guide didn’t download it before they got to the sight. But if you download it (as I said you will receive the step by step guide for download) it works very well and has maps and some good stories about each item.

  • N

    Perfect way to explore acropolis on your own! It works easily (use WiFi though and put the app & tour on your phone in advance). You can do everything at your own pace and decide to listen everything or just a few stories. Stories are short and easy to listen to. Great way of exploring the Acropolis with all its beautiful sights!

  • J

    Our experience was good enough. Very easy entry, no rows, although they were not long. You can go at your own pace and it is easy to use. The bad thing is that you have no one to ask your questions and the information is not very well connected.

  • J

    Works well and skip the line.

  • D

    Good to have the ticket without having to wait in line.

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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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