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Athina, Greece
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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

Reviews

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star-4
The host was very...
Jordan_D
, May 2022
The host was very knowledgeable of the ancient Greek history and mythology. Also offered hotel pick up and drop off which was a plus!
star-5
Fun in Athens!!
marcusguyton
, May 2022
It was a great experience with a fantastic/knowledgeable guide. She told us about the amazing history or each and every site from the stadium to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
star-5
Beautiful day well spent
Monica_S
, May 2022
Well organised tour and on time. It was fun and exciting. Everyone was happy and friendly. Wonderful day out.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Acropolis Tour
Jason_M
, May 2022
Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great way to see the acropolis. I recommend this tour.
star-4
Great half day tour
Pamela_C
, May 2022
The trip was well planned except for when we were being dropping off at our hotel. Language barrier. The tour itself was great. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
star-5
Great 1/2 day first day in Athens tour
Terri_M
, May 2022
Very good tour fir first day in Athens. It allows you to become familiar with the area and see important sites that you can return to if you desire or move onward to your lust of other myst sees. Very helpful!
star-5
We had a great time sightseeing in Athens!
Jeff_R
, May 2022
We had a great time while in Athens. Because we were only staying a few days, the tour gave us a chance to see all the sights. The Acropolis was amazing and I regret I did not have a chance to walk thru it again. We added the museum to our tour and highly recommend the entire experience. The guides are trained and professional.
star-5
Fantastic tour
Nigel_S
, May 2022
Amazing trip, tour guide was excellent- really worth going on this tour if in Athens. The detail which you get from the guide was brilliant
star-3
Not really value for money
Frances_C
, May 2022
Group was too large of mixed physical abilities. The Acropolis was great but that was all. The guide tried hard but was fussing about where everyone was.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear client, We are thanking you for your kind review and your nice words for our Acropolis. Our company used whispers so our guides can easy communicate with the clients. Unfortunately in shared group tour clients are mixed but after 69 years in this business we can accommodate all! Best regards Hara
star-5
Great tour for the price
Sarah_B
, May 2022
This was a great tour for the price. It was nice to be able to see the main sites of Athens from a comfortable bus after having walked for miles the day before. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend this tour to others!
star-5
Zeta made this tour amazing...
jeff_d
, May 2022
Zeta was our tour guide. She was so versed on the actual history of the acropolis and the other sites that it made it so much more interesting.
star-5
Athens
Laura_S
, May 2022
Zeta was so knowledgeable, she knew so much about the history of the city and the The Acropolis. I would definitely ask for her again.
star-3
Meh tour
Philip_S
, May 2022
We blew $160 for a trip to the Acropolis for the two of us. It would have cost us $40 for the couple, or just buy the 5 day multi-entry ticket for all the sights for $30 each. I misread the half day tour to believe we would stop at 6 locations. We stopped at two, and only one of which was paid for, the Acropolis. The rest we just drove past.
star-5
Beautiful experience.
gilestrnc
, May 2022
Great, well organized tour. A lot of sights packed into the middle being. Loved that we arrived at the Acropolis early before it got too crowded. Our tour guide was really great as well. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
star-5
A MUST in Athens!
Alexandra_B
, Apr 2022
This tour is amazing and well worth the money! Vicky, our tour guide, was an amazing storyteller and really brought the history of Athens to light in a memorable way! If you saw these monuments without a guide I really don’t feel like you’d be getting the depth of knowledge that this tour brings! The bus is also very nice! We added on the guided museum tour and that was also amazing!! If you add on the museum the tour ends around 1pm just in time for lunch in Plaka!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent
Katharine_W
, Mar 2022
Highly recommend this tour! Joy is an amazing guide! Make sure to check out the food and shopping area just past the Acropolis Museum.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing time 👍
EdenKassaye_G
, Mar 2022
The Acropolis site was the most amazing experience we had. The weather was not so good, it was freezing cold however it was worth it. Athens is a beautiful city and the people are friendly. The tour guid was perfect in explaining everything and made it fun and enjoyable day out. Thank you so much 👌
star-5
Excellent tour, great tour guide
Franklin_B
, Nov 2021
Incredibly knowledgeable guide and very well organized tour. We were very happy this tour, everything went well and will use Victor again
star-3
Not really happy with this tour
goldwinggal
, Nov 2021
Not terribly impressed. We were picked up at our hotel, and dropped off at another. Made to sit in that lobby for 20 minutes. Such a rushed tour. The Acropolis Museum was nice, but we were rushed through it. The guide was rather brusque, and discouraged us from picture taking. We abandoned the rest of the tour(the ride back) and saw a bit more of the museum on our own, then shopped around Plaka. It was a waste of money.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear client, We offer free pick up service from the hotels. unfortunately the tour bus is not the same with pick up service bus. When all pick up services ends all client arrive at Amalia hotel in Athens, sitting comfortable in the lobby and wait for tour departure. thank you Hara
star-1
Wasted my two days without caring for any thing
Birjitender_s
, Nov 2021
Horrible Experience. Missed one tour ( no body cared about what happened , no reminder text, did not know where to go) and on 10th, I kept on waiting to pick up. No body came and when called no. On the paper he mentioned oh! tour is canceled, absolutely worse experience of my life. Wasted my two days in Athen and now I am leaving for cruise. Would not recommend any body to go with such company.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear client, We need to answer this bad review as you rate one tour that you never participated. Firstly we send you before through Viator extranet with all details for pick up point and time, second we called on your given mobile and it was closed and as per your voucher instructions you have to contact local operator to confirm your booking. We delayed the tour departure and we informed Viator that you was non show and even on the same day of the tour ... later in the day you never called us to inform us that you missed the tour because you never received our message. Next day the reception of your hotel called us that you want to go to Delphi tour with the voucher of the Athens tour an we explained that this is no possible. Hope that you had a good Day in Delphi as you finally use our services. Kind regards Hara Kritikidou Customer Service Manager

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