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Athina, Greece
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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

Departure Point

Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

hotel Amalia Athens - Syntagma square

Return Details

Returns to original 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
  • Due to COVID19 protocols all tourists must have smartphones with headphones and charged batteries to listen their guide in the museums and arch. sites due to the social distancies.
  • IMPORTANT: Due to existing Civid 19 protocols please have with your copy of your Vaccination or PCR test
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • French speaking available ONLY on Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Sunday.
  • Very important: Children , students aged 5 to 18 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.
  • Guides allowed only through the mobile App to guide in the archaeological sites and museums
  • Your guide will give you your entry tickets to the sites and museums
  • Port 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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

Reviews

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773 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great tour
Leticia_G
, Oct 2021
Having a tour guide really helped stay on a schedule and get the most out of the historic site. The tour guide was enthusiastic when sharing history with the group.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Guide was very...
Bruce_M
, Oct 2021
Guide was very knowledgeable but didn't really bring the subject matter to life. Whispers would have been a better alternative to the downloaded app for communicating to a large group as the system didnt work very well.
star-5
Very informative & great...
Donna_D
, Sep 2021
Very informative & great pace. Smaller group than most tours. Did not feel rushed to see most of the key historical sites is Athens.
star-1
Don’t book it!
Manish_P
, Sep 2021
Rip off. Don’t get to see anything. I was kicked out of the group and told my tour didn’t include the museum. All else got to go on the bus. Horrible trip.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear sir, Your booking was for 3 hours tour with Acropolis only. The museum was not included in your prepaid voucher therefore you couldn't follow the other clients with prepaid visit to the museum. Please see again your voucher inclusions and you will see that museum not included. thank you, Hara Kritikidou Customer Service Manager
star-5
my trip to Greece
esirrieh
, Sep 2021
This tour gives a good overview of Athens with a visit to Acropolis. I would recommend it with also a visit to the museum.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Just buy your acropolis ticket
Erica_S
, Sep 2021
The reason we chose this tour was because transportation was included. If you’ve been to Athens you know visiting the Acropolis is a grueling hike on its own. The tour company emailed the night before to say they wouldn’t be picking us up due to roads being closed for an event and we’d have to meet the bus like…right outside the acropolis entrance. So pointless. Then the bus didn’t even bother to show up for the ride back. Skip the museum. I contacted the tour group for a partial refund and was denied.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Erica, We have to remind you that on Sunday September 12 we had Marathon race in Athens and police had closed the streets in Athens from 05:00 to 15:00 and we had informed all clients for this event the day before . We provided guided tour with official guide at the Acropolis and the new Acropolis museum and paid for your tickets with cost Euro 30 per person. The bus was not possible to be at the bus parking as the police not allowed. So as we provided all above mentioned services your refund was denied. kind regards Hara Kritikidou Customer Service Manager
star-4
Learn a lot with a little time
A_M_O_H
, Sep 2021
Overall fantastic introduction to historic Athens. Early portion of the tour provided a great overview of the area with some fun stops and drive-bys of must-see locations! Our Guide Joy was knowledgeable and accommodating with a great mix of historic storytelling and awareness of what the group needed. The only reason we only offer four stars is that we felt slowed by some in the group due to physical limitations. The hike to the Acropolis is not an easy one and making guests aware of that, or having options for different levels of physical stamina would help guests choose the option that best fits them vs some being quick to the top with others lagging behind and causing the entire group to slow. Everyone deserves to see these historic sites but it would be easier for all travelers if there is a strong communication of what to expect so that they can make choices that are the best suited for their needs. All in all, a great tour in a fabulous city.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-2
Not great
Kim_D
, Sep 2021
The tour guide did not give very much information. We could have learned more from the HoHo bus. Not worth the money.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are very sorry that tour guide didn't met your expectations. Thank you Hara Kritikidou
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth the time
Bob_H
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour guide and a great overview of the history and context of the restoration process. The tour also got our group up to the top of the acropolis in a reasonable/easy amount of time (so everyone was together with no stragglers) AND early enough to avoid the crowds and heat. **1 negative note was the use of the TRIPI light audio system. That was a total failure and not worth the attempt - the tour people need to get rid of it.
star-5
I would recommend this highly!
Patricia_S
, Aug 2021
What a great day! Tour was perfectly timed for the hot day. Joy was our guide. She was so EnJOYable very knowledgeable and entertaining!

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