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Athina, Greece
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this morning or afternoon Athens sightseeing tour. With an expert guide, take a coach tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, stage of the first modern Olympic Games. Then, explore the mighty Acropolis on foot to see the glorious Parthenon and other highlights. Want to add more sightseeing in Athens? Upgrade your morning tour to include entry to the Acropolis Museum to see its incredible Parthenon friezes, and other archaeological exhibits.
  • Sightseeing tour of Athens, combining modern Athens with the city’s ancient sites
  • See top Athens attractions such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Constitution Square and Panathenaic Stadium
  • Visit the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus and learn about ancient Athens
  • Explore the Acropolis of Athens and see the world-famous Parthenon temple
  • Upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Athens Acropolis Museum
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with free WiFi
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Entrance ticket of Acropolis
Entrance ticket of Acropolis Museum (if selected option with museum)
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10 , Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

hotel Amalia Athens - Syntagma square

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This activity will end right where it started.Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.
Book your chosen tour option and meet your guide in central Athens. Then, set off on your Athens sightseeing tour by luxury air-conditioned coach.

Hear insightful commentary from your guide, and pass top Athens attractions including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Greek Parliament building, and Presidential Palace, the home of Greece’s royals until the monarchy ended in 1974.

See the Panathenaic Stadium, the venue of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Then, drive along Panepistimiou Avenue to snap photos of the National Library and one of Greece’s most revered orthodox churches.



After your coach tour, see two Athens’ historical treasures on foot. View the exterior of the Temple of Olympian Zeus — a gigantic, semi-ruined edifice completed in the 2nd century AD—as your guide explains its turbulent history.

Continue to Athens’ showpiece: the Acropolis. Stroll up to the UNESCO-listed site that served as the ancient citadel, and tour the buildings as you hear how they reflected Athens’ prosperity in the 5th century BC.

Admire the magnificent Parthenon, and see monuments including the Propylaea gateway and stunning Temple of Athena Nike. 

After time to explore the rest of the site independently, return to your coach and end your tour back at the start point.

Morning Tour plus Acropolis Museum:
 Make the most of your time at the Acropolis by upgrading the morning tour to include entry to the Athens Acropolis Museum, one of the world’s top museums.

Show your entrance ticket and explore independently. Walk around the spectacular Parthenon Hall to ogle the incredible sculptures of the Parthenon frieze, and roam the other galleries to view more than 4,000 other ancient objects.

Your ticket lets you spend as long as you wish inside the museum.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Acropolis
the must when you visit Athens
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Parthenon
The temple of Athena
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Theater of Dionysus
the theater of Acropolis
Pass By:  
Herod Atticus Odeon
famous odeon of Acropolis
Stop At:  
Panathenaic Stadium
the satdium of first modern Olympics
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Plateia Syntagmatos
the city center of Athens
Pass By:  
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
memorial monument at Greek Parliement
Stop At:  
Erechtheion
Ancient temple
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of Athena Nike
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
National Library of Greece
Library of Athens
Stop At:  
Propylaea
Entrance of Acropolis
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
The Academy of Athens
university of Athens
Pass By:  
The Academy of Athens
Greek academy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • French speaking available ONLY on Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Sunday.
  • Very important: Children aged 5 to 12 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Your guide will give you your entry tickets to the sites and museums
  • Port , airport or private apartment or from airbnb pickup are not available
  • Afternnon tour only with English speaking guide
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff in the bus and in closed museums.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CHAT Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How can I let you know where to pick me up?
A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "All should use the whisper radio system, a small investment but we can all hear the stories." See review
  • "I do recommend that you add the museum to your tour since there is so much to cover inside." See review

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star-3
Would not recommend.
Christina_M
, Aug 2022
The tour was educational but the tour guide although knowledgeable was a unorganized and did not seem to understand how to engage an entire group. We could have visited these places ourselves.
star-2
Should be called Acropolis Tour
Raghunath_K
, Aug 2022
The title is misleading: it is basically a tour of Acropolis (which we had seen already) only other stop was 10 minutes to see the original Olympic Stadium Pls only book if you want to see the Acropolis parthenon
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your feedback. You had seen the Acropolis as you mentioned but usually our customers book the tour to visit Acropolis which is not the Parthenon only! is the Erechtion, Propylea, Karyatides, Dionysos theater and many more. As for the Stadium is true that we stop for photos as per our advetrised itinerary. So we are wondering for the reason of 2 stars rating review and of course the title is correct as except Acropolis we are providing by bus and guide sightseeing of Athens important buildings , squares , Parliement, University, Academy, Library....... Kind regards Hara Kritikidou Customer Service Manager
star-5
Great tour, great value
Tracey_W
, Aug 2022
This was a great Athens highlight tour! The tour of the Acropolis was fantastic and I was pleasantly surprised by how helpful it was to tour the Acropolis Museum with a guide.
star-5
Great tour
Sorbrique_G
, Aug 2022
Great tour of acropolis and acropolis museum. Highly recommend that you don’t skip the museum. Bring water and be patient with the lines.
star-4
Acropolis and city tour with Acropolis Museum tour
Cheryl_O
, Aug 2022
Very good historical insight and explanations. Guide was patient and answered lots of extra questions. Crowds were awful and so was the heat but Helen never lost her cool!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour!!
Tammy_C
, Aug 2022
Our guide (I wish I could remember his name) was amazing! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Great way to get more information about Ancient Greece.
star-5
Ancient City
Robin_M
, Aug 2022
Sights were breathtaking! Tourguide extremely informative. People on the tour very polite. Loved going in the morning
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Short and memorable
Rema_D
, Aug 2022
Knowledgeable tour guide. The staff at the pickup hotel were friendly. Focused mainly on the Acropolis and the Acropolis museum. Included drive by of numerous other attractions and a photo stop at the Olympic stadium.
star-5
Tour was great. Guide was...
Brent_H
, Aug 2022
Tour was great. Guide was great. First class all the way. I would recommend this for any adults and families with older children
star-5
Wonderful Culinary Adventure. In the delights of Greek cusine
Susan_B
, Aug 2022
Wonderful trip into the culinary delights of Greece and Greek cuisine. Katherine, our host was knowledgeable and entertaining. A MUST in Athens
star-4
Nice tour of Ancient Greece and Museum
Jay_S
, Aug 2022
Very nice tour of historic Athens and the Acropolis area. The guide was nice. Unfortunately the audio system was not working well and there was a lot of static which made the commentary difficult. It was also easy to get separated from the guide due to the enormous crowds. However, the museum and tour of the acropolis was great.
star-3
Quick tour in Athens … for those in a hurry!!
FRANCOISR_M
, Aug 2022
Guide ok but audio system VERY BAD I was expecting more in depth knowledge to be shared by the guide It could have been more intense from a knowledge delivery perspective
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We are thanking you for your feedback. Please advise if your headset had problem as our Audio system is brand new very friendly to users. thank you Hara
star-1
Poor organization. Little...
Paula_G
, Jul 2022
Poor organization. Little to none historical information or facts were provided by the “tour guide”. Very poor experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Paula, Thanks for the feadback and we are sorry that tour didnt met your expectations. We need to compare your review with another for the same tour same day same guide which is Jul 28, 2022 Andrew_P Great tour especially on... Viator review: Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour Great tour especially on hotter days. Coach bus picks you up and takes you to the acropolis. You get a tour and some free time to explore. Nancy was our guide and was knowledgeable and funny. Would recommend adding the museum too. We had a great time and learned a lot! Please give us more details to investigate your bad review, Thank you Hara Kritikidou Customer Service Manager
star-5
Great tour especially on...
Andrew_P
, Jul 2022
Great tour especially on hotter days. Coach bus picks you up and takes you to the acropolis. You get a tour and some free time to explore. Nancy was our guide and was knowledgeable and funny. Would recommend adding the museum too. We had a great time and learned a lot!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This tour was fantastic....
Dina_F
, Jul 2022
This tour was fantastic. The tour guide Eugenia was well informed and very friendly. Would highly recommend this tour
star-5
Worth every penny!
Gary_S
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was excellent! She gave us so much history and information we would have never learned doing this on our own.
star-5
We loved our tour guide
Jill_H
, Jul 2022
We loved our tour guide Lilah! She was very knowledgeable, got us through the sights efficiently, and had plenty to learn from her. She was very nice answering our further questions about what else to do in Athens outside of the tour and cracked jokes through the tour.
star-4
Visiting the Gods city
Lutherwenceslas_O
, Jul 2022
The tour was realy interesting with nice guide. The explanation about the History of the Grecs population and all the Gods...
star-5
Excellent!
Sonia_B
, Jul 2022
Excellent tour guide (Sophia). Full of knowledge. Totally recommend her. For a one day trip in Athens, this tour covers enough to give you a taste of this special historical town.
star-5
Worth the money!
Eleni_V
, Jul 2022
Excellent tour guide! She was amazing at making her deep knowledge of history become interesting and fun!

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