Ancient Athens: Skip The Line Combo e-Ticket with 3 Audio Tours

Athens, Greece

Clio Muse

Stops

26

Stories

132

Distance

5km

Duration

3h10min

Audio

Human Voice

Description

Skip the line and enter the must-see ancient landmarks of Athens, the Acropolis Hill, the Ancient Agora, & the Temple of Olympian Zeus, with a special combo e-ticket and enjoy a full attraction experience with three audio tours on your phone. The ticket is valid for 5 days after the first entrance.

With the first audio tour for the Ancient Agora, get ready for a crash course in the cultural and political life of the ancient Athenians. You will set out to explore the ruins of the world’s earliest democracy. Weaving through the Bouleutirion, the Tholos and the Monument of the Eponymous heroes, you will follow in the steps of the early citizens, while, later, in the Museum of the Agora, you will learn about the ingenious methods used by the Athenians to defend their democracy from any malign influence. Your tour will also lead you to Mars Hilland the Pnyx, from where you’ll enjoy picture-perfect vistas to the Acropolis and the city stretching below.

With the second audio tour for the Acropolis, you’ll 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. Passing through the imposing Propylaea, you’ll continue your walk to discover the riveting stories of the Erechtheion and the old temple of Athena. Don’t miss the chance to take in the magnificent panorama from the Belvedere viewpoint and then head to explore the world-famous attraction of Athens, the stunning Parthenon.

The third audio tour will take you to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, where you will freshen up your Greek Mythology and listen to the story of the divine wrath that fell upon humankind on a day when Zeus felt kind of stormy! Weaving through the enormous pillars you will discover the turbulent 700-year history of the temple’s construction and its fate throughout the following centuries. Your tour ends at the balaneion, where you’ll admire the relics of an ancient bathhouse and learn about the lifestyle of the ancient Greeks!

Highlights

  • The Great Flood

    1. The Great Flood

    Spring cleaning is an annual practice that delivers a neat house. Zeus was in this peculiar state of mind when he declared that the earth itself was in urgent need of a thorough cleaning. Man and beast paid the price.
  • Old temple of Athena

    2. 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.
  • Solon, the first legislator

    3. Solon, the first legislator

    How did democracy arise? Which Wise Man of Greece sacrificed himself for the good of his homeland? How important are laws?

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Details

Starting point There is no meeting point. No live guide will accompany you. The Ancient Agora audio tour is designed to begin at the main entrance of the Ancient Agora. The Acropolis audio tour is designed to begin at the side Acropolis entrance from the south-east slopes of the hill and The Temple of the Olympian Zeus audio tour is designed to begin at the entrance of the site.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fee/adult e-ticket for 7 archaeological sites (Acropolis Hill, Ancient Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Roman Agora, Handrian’s Library, Kerameikos and Aristotle’s School)
  • Skip-the-line service (ticket sent to your email)
  • 3 self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English for the Acropolis Hill, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Zeus
  • Instructions to access 3 audio tours after downloading Clio Muse App
  • Offline content with an offline interactive map to avoid roaming charges
Exclusions
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or Headphones
  • App not compatible with Windows Phones
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Internet access might be unavailable & mobile signal may be weak in the archaeological sites
Know before you book
  • This is a combination of an adult skip-the-line combo e-ticket for 7 archaeological sites of Athens and 3 downloadable self-guided audio tours for your smartphone
  • After booking, you’ll receive an email with instructions about your ticket and audio tour
  • Your multi-site e-ticket allows one entrance to each site and is valid over 5 consecutive days
  • Please note that you must have an Android or iOS phone and make sure you have enough storage space ( 300 MB). Kindly note that Windows phones are not compatible with the app
  • 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
  • Keep in mind that internet access might be unavailable & mobile signal may be weak in the archaeological sites. So please download the e-ticket and audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit in order to enjoy it offline
  • Skip the main ticket line and proceed to the expedited line to enter each site
  • Tickets need to be printed or downloaded on your phone
  • The audio tours can be used anytime, online or offline. Use your headphones to best enjoy them
Areas Ancient Agora: 24, Adrianou, Athens, 105 55 Acropolis Hill: Thrasillou, Athens, 105 58 Temple of the Olympian Zeus: Vasilissis Olgas & Vasilissis Amalias Avenue, Athens, 105 57
Opening hours Acropolis Hill & Temple of Olympian Zeus: 1 April - 15 May 8:00 -18:00 , 16 May - 1 September 8:00 - 20:00 , 01 - 30 September : 8:00 - 19:30 , 01 - 31 October 8:00 -18:30 Ancient Agora: 13 April - 31 October 08:00 - 20:00 (last entrance 19:45) Roman Agora, Handrian's Library, Kerameikos, Aristotle's School (lykeion): 08:00 - 20:00 (last entrance 19:30).

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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