Click on the following topics to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Are bathrooms available?

Yes, bathrooms are available throughout our tours and events and we make sure that you feel comfortable during our tours. However, we strongly recommend that you use the facilities before meeting up.

Are the tours and events offered only in English?

Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time. But if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour, we will host you.

Do the tourist guides accept gratuities?

Gratuities are optional and at your discretion, as all over Europe. However, a gesture of appreciation for good services offered  is expected.

Do the tours or events start and end at the same place?

The majority of the tours end within a few blocks of the starting point. In case that they finish on a another spot we will be happy to assist with directions at the end of the tour.

Do you offer discounted tickets for children, students and seniors?

Currently we offer discounted tickets for children 12-18 and students -30% off the price given for adults. Seniors pay as adults.

How big are your Small Group Tours?

Unlike to what most of cruise lines offer, groups of 50 or 60 people traipsing around together with just one guide. We think that sounds like a horror story. So we promise: That will never happen on a walk with us! Our maximum group size is 14; as soon as a 13th person books, we’ll hire a new guide to split the tour in two. Plus, our average group size is 8.

How physically fit do I need to be to enjoy my tour?

Our tours are easy paced  but those with walking disabilities are encouraged to book a private tour rather than a group tour to allow Athens Walking Guide to adapt the route to their particular requirements.

If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?

If you are bringing a child that is 12 years of age or younger, you do not need to purchase a ticket for him/her.

Is the tour child friendly?

Yes because our guides have been trained with certificates at Children and Student Behavior. If you want a true family experience we recommend our Family Athens Tour specifically designed for families. Your kids will love it!

The cost of Archaeological Sites

Full: €20, Reduced: €10
Valid for the archaeological site of the Acropolis and its Slopes. Tickets are available only at the ticket office on site. According to the common ministerial decision ΥΠΠΟΑ/ΓΔΑΠΚ/ΔΜ/ΤΑΜΣ/Φ32-Φ56/370862/218709/12209/7831 (FEK 2916 b’/31.12.2015) from the 1st of April 2016 the ticket price for the Acropolis archaeological site and the North and South slope changes to 20 Euros (reduced 10 Euros). The price for the unified ticket changes to 30 Euros (reduced 15 Euros).
Special ticket package: Full: €30, Reduced: €15
Valid for 5 days.
Valid for: Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Agora of Athens, Archaeological Museum of Kerameikos, Archaeological Site of Lykeion, Hadrian’s Library, Kerameikos, Museum of the Ancient Agora, North slope of Acropolis, Olympieio, Roman Agora of Athens, South Slope of Acropolis
Free admission days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
28 October
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
Reduced admission for:
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member – States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
Free admission for:
Escorting teachers during the visits of schools and institutions of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a solidarity card
Holders of a valid unemployment card.
Large families’ parents of children up to 23 yrs old,or up to 25 yrs old (on military service/studying), or child with disabilities regardless the age, having a certified pass of large families, certification from the Large Family Association or a family status certificate issued by the Municipality
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
Parents of families with three children, when the children are up to 18 years old and up to 24 if they are students and regardless of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of the certification of family status issued by the Municipality
Persons possessing a free admission card
Persons with disabilities (67 % or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability issued by the Ministry of Health or a medical certification from a public hospital, where the disability and the percentage of disability are clearly stated.
Single parent families with minors, upon presentation of a family status certificate issued by the Municipality. In the case of divorsed parents, only the parent holding custody of the children
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
The police officers of the Department of Antiquity Smuggling of the Directorate of Security
Tourist guides upon presentation of their professional ID card.
Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age

We don’t want to stand in long lines during our tour. Will taking your tours help?

Athens Walking Guide always skips the lines and avoids the crowds.

What happens if it rains?

Our tours are on even if it rains! But in Athens sunshine is always on. More than 2756 sunshine hours annually and approximately 7.6 sunlight hours for each day.

What is included in the ticket price of Athens Walking Guide Tours?

For all our private tours we offer:
• 1 Bottle of water per person

• The service of a licensed English Tour Guide

Gratuities are not included in the ticket price but are always greatly appreciated.

What payment methods do you accept?

Our primary method of accepted payment is Paypal which transmits your credit card data securely and assures you the highest level of protection. It also enters you seamlessly into the booking calendar so you won’t be required to give us any more information. We’ll get in touch with you! For special requests, last minute tours, unlisted services, or the non-so-internet-savvy we are happy to process your payment in other ways

Where do we meet for our tour?

Once you have received your booking confirmation on the final payment page, your meeting points are displayed. This can also be found within the booking confirmation e-mail you receive upon finalizing payment. If you don’t receive this, please check your SPAM/Junk mail folders. Our tour coordinators are easily reached and available to you for any questions or concerns. They will be communicating with you directly regarding all tour specific information you may need to make your tour experience with us as enjoyable as possible.