Acropolis & Flavors of Athens, Athens

5.0 (31 reviews)
Explore Athens' 'must-see' attraction with a private all-day guided walking tour of the Acropolis, followed by a food walking tour through the city's neighborhoods.

Overview

Explore Athens' 'must-see' attraction with a private all-day guided walking tour of the Acropolis, followed by a food walking tour through the city's neighborhoods. As the most iconic landmark in Athens, you'll discover the once-powerful Ancient Greek civilization that flourished here thousands of years ago. Your professional guide will give you a local and insider view of the buildings and monuments that sit atop Acropolis Hill and the flavors of the city.

After meeting your guide and learning about what the tour entails, you'll set off to explore this ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll start by learning about the 5th-century BCE ruins of the rocky hilltop, making sense of what the city once looked like. Your guide will share stories of the country's history, culture, and mythology. 

On this tour, you'll visit all the important monuments, starting with the Propylaea at the entrance and the Temple of Athena Nike next to it. At the iconic Parthenon, you'll learn more about Athena, Athens' patron goddess and the protector of the city. Keep walking and discover the sacred Temple of Erechtheion. Your guide will help you understand Athens' heritage and the Ancient Greek's cultural achievements in the Golden Age. 

When finished at the Acropolis, you'll act like a true Athenian and make your way through different neighborhoods while tasting local delicacies. You'll visit hidden gems set in authentic corners of the city, dedicated artisans using recipes passed down by generations, specialized food stores sourcing products from all over Greece, and a vibrant central food market. Learn all about traditional and modern Greek cuisine and the importance of the local food culture.

This tour starts in the morning to avoid the heat and crowds on the Acropolis Hill. Please bear in mind that the Acropolis involves quite a number of slippery and steep steps.
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Know before you go

Duration
5 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group
Private
Food & Drink
Lunch Included

Start times

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
    Not available

What's included

5-hours private walking tour, 2-hours acropolis guided tour by a certified guide, 3-hour flavors tour by food expert guide, hotel pick-up (on foot), Acropolis entrance fees, variety of snacks.

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Travelers often mention

Summarized by AI based on kimkim traveler reviews

Knowledgeable Guides

The guides were praised for being knowledgeable, professional, and able to share detailed insights about the Acropolis, Athens, and Greek culture. (16 mentions)

“We had a. Amazing tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and professional.” — Linda C.
Abundance of Food

Travelers experienced a variety of foods, including local delicacies such as baklava, gyro sandwiches, cheese pies, fresh olives, and dried fruits and nuts. Many mentioned being stuffed by the end of the tour. (10 mentions)

“We were stuffed by the end of this!” — Nagevid L.
Personalized Experience

Many reviews highlighted how the guides tailored the tours to individual interests, allowing for a more personalized experience. (6 mentions)

“He was very efficient with the tour planning.” — David H.
Historical Insights

Travelers appreciated the in-depth historical and cultural insights provided during the tours of the Acropolis and other historical sites. (5 mentions)

“She gave us many insights into Athens and its history.” — Lisa C.

Traveler reviews

31 total ratings, 26 with reviews
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4.9
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Nagevid L.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 04, 2024
Apollo was our guide and wow can't recommend this enough! We were stuffed by the end of this! We felt like we tried every food there was to try and it was all amazing. He was super informative and made us comfortable throughout the whole day! He had so many tricks for navigating the Acropolis to deal with the crowds and heat which we really appreciated Read more

Apollo was our guide and wow can't recommend this enough! We were stuffed by the end of this! We felt like we tried every food there was to try and it was all amazing. He was super informative and made us comfortable throughout the whole day! He had so many tricks for navigating the Acropolis to deal with the crowds and heat which we really appreciated

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Linda C.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024
We enjoyed this tour very much. We had a. Amazing tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Love the experience! Read more

We enjoyed this tour very much. We had a. Amazing tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Love the experience!

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Lisa
Lisa C.
Carlsbad, CA | Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023
Amazing tour of the Acropolis and sampling Athens food. Our guide Mherta was so friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed spending the day with her. She gave us many insights into Athens and its history. Highly recommend! Read more

Amazing tour of the Acropolis and sampling Athens food. Our guide Mherta was so friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed spending the day with her. She gave us many insights into Athens and its history. Highly recommend!

Quality of Experience
Food
Loved everything we sampled! Delicious souvlaki, baklava, cheese, wine and spirits and the central market!
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David
David H.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2023
Our guide Dionysus was fantastic. Interesting, friendly, enthusiastic, and accommodating. We had a great time with him and he was very efficient with the tour planning. Highly recommended! Read more

Our guide Dionysus was fantastic. Interesting, friendly, enthusiastic, and accommodating. We had a great time with him and he was very efficient with the tour planning. Highly recommended!

Quality of Experience
Food
Cafe with traditional Greek coffee and sweets
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We walked
Kathleen
Kathleen N.
Ogden, UT | Reviewed on Jun 11, 2023
This was an excellent tour of the Acropolis--our guide was very knowledgeable and personalized the tour for the two of us. Then she took us around Athens describing the local cuisine and giving us the opportunity to try everything from baklava (the best I've every eaten, in a local taverna) to gyro sandwiches, with cheese pies, fresh olives and dried fruits and nuts in between. I was so stuffed I didn't eat the rest of the day. Read more

This was an excellent tour of the Acropolis--our guide was very knowledgeable and personalized the tour for the two of us. Then she took us around Athens describing the local cuisine and giving us the opportunity to try everything from baklava (the best I've every eaten, in a local taverna) to gyro sandwiches, with cheese pies, fresh olives and dried fruits and nuts in between. I was so stuffed I didn't eat the rest of the day.

Tips for future travelers

Don't eat more than a light breakfast before the tour.

Quality of Experience
Alexandria, our tour guide made it so good.
Food
The variety and quality of food was amazing.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We walked, no driver. Our guide was great
Transport
No transport. I can't change it to no stars
David
David M.
Richmond, TX | Reviewed on May 31, 2023
The guided tour of the Acropolis and the food and drink walk around Athens were fantastic. The tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable, quickly adapting to our interests and preferences. It was great having a private tour, as it allowed us to personalize the experience and have more in-depth conversations. Read more

The guided tour of the Acropolis and the food and drink walk around Athens were fantastic. The tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable, quickly adapting to our interests and preferences. It was great having a private tour, as it allowed us to personalize the experience and have more in-depth conversations.

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Quantissa
Quantissa S.
Columbia, SC | Reviewed on May 29, 2023
Our tour guide made this amazing. Read more

Our tour guide made this amazing.

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Richard
Richard B.
Westfield, NJ | Reviewed on May 21, 2023
Our guide was very interesting and we learned a lot about Greek Culture. Read more

Our guide was very interesting and we learned a lot about Greek Culture.

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Chantal
Chantal M.
Louisville, CO | Reviewed on May 20, 2023
Such a great tour and SO much food! We just couldn't eat it all. Read more

Such a great tour and SO much food! We just couldn't eat it all.

Tips for future travelers

We had a tour that was just for the two of us. This was great, but there was much too much food for us to eat. I would think this would be less of a problem for a tour with a few people.

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Walking.
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Eric R.
Arvada, CO | Reviewed on May 19, 2023
Our tour guide Vicki was fantastic, providing us with rich stories about the Acropolis and the history of Athens. The experience was informative, engaging, and fun. She went beyond just reading from a script and made us feel much smarter about the history of Greece. Read more

Our tour guide Vicki was fantastic, providing us with rich stories about the Acropolis and the history of Athens. The experience was informative, engaging, and fun. She went beyond just reading from a script and made us feel much smarter about the history of Greece.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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