Ancient Athens: Skip-the-line Combo 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 Your tour can start either at the Acropolis (side entrance from the south slopes of the hill), the Temple of Olympian Zeus or the Ancient Agora
Inclusions
  • Entrance fee/adult e-ticket for 7 archaeological sites (The Acropolis, Ancient Agora, Temple of Zeus)
  • Skip-the-line service (ticket sent to your email by Clio Muse)
  • 3 self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • 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
  • There is no internet access in the archeological site & mobile signal is weak.
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 from local supplier with your personal promo code and instructions for the audio tour.
  • Your entry ticket will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to your selected visit time. 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 (required size for the app & tours: 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
  • You will receive an email from Clio Muse Tours with your Skip-the-line e-tickets and instructions to download the audio tour on your smartphone. 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 it.
  • There is no internet access in the archeological site & mobile signal is weak.
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 Operating hours Ancient Agora: 13 April - 31 October 08:00 - 20:00 (last entrance 19:45) Operating hours Roman Agora, Handrian's Library, Kerameikos, Aristotle's School (lykeion): 08:00 - 20:00 (last entrance 19:30).
Recommended apparel Please wear sunscreen and a hat during the hot summer months. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

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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