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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Tour snapshot
See Athens’ ancient and modern highlights in half a day
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
49
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Seeing Athens' highlights in half a day is nearly impossible on your own. This guided tour covers them with ease, making it ideal for time-pressed visitors. After a panoramic coach tour around landmarks including the Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, you switch to foot to explore the highlights of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. A choice of departures and an upgrade for a morning visit to the Acropolis Museum provide added flexibility.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Travel easily around sights such as the Parliament and National Library
  • Explore the Acropolis’ treasures on foot, including the Parthenon
  • Choice of departures, with a morning upgrade to add the Acropolis Museum
What to expect
After booking your selected tour, board a deluxe coach in central Athens for a sightseeing tour. Then, set off to drive by sights such as the Greek Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Panathenaic Stadium, and more as your guide shares their history. Next, view the exterior of the second-century Temple of Olympian Zeus on foot before visiting the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Stroll around the key monuments, including the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, and hear from your guide how they symbolize Athens’ heyday during the fifth century BC. After free time to wander independently, your tour concludes at the starting point. Morning Tour with Acropolis Museum: If you’ve upgraded for a morning visit to the Acropolis Museum, head here after the Acropolis. Inside, you can explore independently, admiring the best of the 4,000 sculptures and artifacts, including the incredible Parthenon friezes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel easily around sights such as the Parliament and National Library
  • Explore the Acropolis’ treasures on foot, including the Parthenon
  • Choice of departures, with a morning upgrade to add the Acropolis Museum
What to expect
After booking your selected tour, board a deluxe coach in central Athens for a sightseeing tour. Then, set off to drive by sights such as the Greek Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Panathenaic Stadium, and more as your guide shares their history. Next, view the exterior of the second-century Temple of Olympian Zeus on foot before visiting the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Stroll around the key monuments, including the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, and hear from your guide how they symbolize Athens’ heyday during the fifth century BC. After free time to wander independently, your tour concludes at the starting point. Morning Tour with Acropolis Museum: If you’ve upgraded for a morning visit to the Acropolis Museum, head here after the Acropolis. Inside, you can explore independently, admiring the best of the 4,000 sculptures and artifacts, including the incredible Parthenon friezes.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance ticket of Acropolis
  • Entrance ticket of Acropolis Museum (if selected option with museum)
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Parthenon
  • Entry/Admission - Erechtheion
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Entry/Admission - Propylaea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
  • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.
  • Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece hotel Amalia Athens - Syntagma square
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance ticket of Acropolis
  • Entrance ticket of Acropolis Museum (if selected option with museum)
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Parthenon
  • Entry/Admission - Erechtheion
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Entry/Admission - Propylaea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
  • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.
  • Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece hotel Amalia Athens - Syntagma square
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Parthenon
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Theater of Dionysus
    Herod Atticus Odeon
  • 3
    Panathenaic Stadium
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Plateia Syntagmatos
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • 4
    Erechtheion
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Temple of Athena Nike
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    National Library of Greece
  • 6
    Propylaea
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    The Academy of Athens
    The Academy of Athens
  • You'll return to the starting point
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3.5
82 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
9
Poor
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Terrible
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Suramy
Crete, Greece36 contributions
I did the early morning tour since it's summer and I'm so glad because it was very hot. The are some steps going up to the Acropolis so keep that in mind. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but the tour definitely feels rushed because there is a lot to see. We had little time to explore on our own and take pictures. I'm going again with family next month and we are definitely doing it on our own to have time to enjoy the sights. The information the tour guide gives is definitely valuable though. The Acropolis Museum is the last stop and you can choose to stay there or have them drop you off at the hotel. Beautiful museum.
Written August 20, 2021
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Barbara B
Naperville57 contributions
Our tour also included the Acropolis and Museum which was worth the extra charge. Our tour guide, Nancy was a former archaeologist, and her love for history and information, especially at the Acropolis and the Museum was invaluable. The stories about the gods were illuminating and helped explain many of the sculptures.
Written November 19, 2021
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Cindy Y.
Boston, MA3 contributions
Family
It was a fun and informative tour, passed by a few places a little too quickly that we were informed were important but no time to take any pics. We paid extra for the Acropolis museum but tour there was not long. We decided to go back to the hotel via the tour bus, however, there was an option to stay at the museum and make your own way back.
Written October 29, 2021
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creole99
Racine, WI2 contributions
We enjoyed the ride around the city, the weather was hot so it was nice being in an air conditioned bus. However, the Acropolis portion of the tour was terrible. Our tour guide had us download an app so we could hear her presentation when touring that didn't work at all. It was either all static or the sound kept dropping out. We ended up not even staying with the tour group and toured the Acropolis on our own. After that was a trip to the Acropolis Museum where we had to stand in line for a half hour before we were able to get in. If we were to do it over again, we would visit the places on our own and skip the tours.
Written October 13, 2021
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Chatours1
Dear client, We are thanking you for your feedback. Unfortunatelly due to covid protocols we have to use the app and there are lines in all sites & museums for the entrance as staff must check vaccination cards of all clients. Best regards, Hara
Written October 14, 2021
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babadi209
NYC20 contributions
The meeting point for the tour was very well organized. Unfortunately, things fell apart from there. Only once the bus started moving, we were informed by the guide that a shutdown of the city streets would prevent us from actually touring the city. Instead, we were driven directly to the Acropolis area. The guide walked us around for a half hour or so, seemingly just to kill time, before bringing us into the Acropolis. Once inside, she talked about the structures within the Acropolis for a short term before ending the tour. We had to find our way back to the starting point on foot, on our own.

While the circumstances may have been outside the control of the tour operator and guides, we couldn't help but feel that they should have been aware of the situation, or at least given us the option to cancel the tour that morning when the situation was apparent. We certainly did not feel we got what we paid for. This was overall a pretty disappointing experience.
Written June 9, 2022
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cruzctrl03
Jersey City, NJ9 contributions
Before I give you my opinion of the tour I’d like to say that the lady tour guide was nice however, the tour was horrible. I don’t recommend the tour simply because we wasted time standing in the hot sun while the tour guide gave history presentation that seemed to last over 20 minutes before we headed to the acropolis; it took way too long. It looked like the rest of the tourist were not happy with the waiting experience. (Disclosure I could be wrong with that assessment)

The speakers on the tour bus was not audible either because she was too close the mic or the sound was not properly adjusted about 80% of what she said on tour bus was not audible. That being said I was thankful (even if it my review doesn’t sound like it). Our overall experience so far has been great. Athens is beautiful, the people we met are very friendly, and the food is delicious.

I recommend if you have time and do your due diligence take a cab (depending where your hotel is) and go at your own pace. We only had 3 days in Athens so thought a tour would cover what we wanted to see.
Written July 13, 2021
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Chatours1
Dear client, We are thank you for for review and we are sorry that you felt disappointed. Unfortunatelly due to Covid protocols guide starts before deaded the Acropolis because we can stop only for 3 min in each please and it is impossible in 3 min to give all related info. We are glad to hear that your experience was great and we are thanking you for your kind words for Athens. Best rerards, Hara Kritikidou, Customer Service Manager
Written July 16, 2021
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Rena
1 contribution
Wasnt worth the price paid. We had a 30mins drive around the centre of athens with some commentary and then went to the acropolis. The ticket for that was €20 (which was included in the fee). We walked and our tour guide spoke a bit then dismissed us an hour later. The profile made it seem like we paid entry for many things.

Id recommend just going to the acropolis and getting an audio guide instead.

I feel awful leaving a negative review but i feel crushed about the price not being worth the experience.
Written June 2, 2022
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Chatours1
Dear client, We are thanking your for your email. Kindly be informed that Acropolis is the area and in the ticket included the Parthenon, the Erechthion, the Propylae and all the monuments of Acropolis area. We are sorry that our guided didn't met your expectations. Best regards Hara
Written June 3, 2022
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isaiah f
5 contributions
Family
If you’re visiting via cruise ship, getting to the pickup point will take you 30+ minutes with traffic and cost you about 35€. Plan accordingly. We tried but we’re a little late. This must have made the tour guid, Dora, angry. She was very rude when we got on the bus. Now for the tour…. Traffic is horrible and you will spend a lot of time in it. Visiting the Parthenon was nice. Be prepared to walk up many steps. The headsets were nice to hear what she was saying, but it would’ve been nicer if she carried a flag, sign or something so we could keep track of the group. You eventually blend in with everyone and we got separated. We ended up just doing our own thing and going back to the meeting spot. Again, Dora the guide needs to work on her people skills. The tour made us feel like we were on a elementary field trip with an angry history teacher. We usually take private tours and after this one, we’ll go back to them. Pay the extra money and get better service. You get what you pay for I guess.
Written July 1, 2022
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mariatD4042SR
Bucharest, Romania11 contributions
Family
We did this tour on the 6th of July 2020.
Our guide (Maria Anna) was really great. She gave us a lot of informations and also made the tour interesting for our kids(11 and 8 years old).

At the beginning she took us on a city tour by bus and she showed us old and new buildings and places (Temple of Zeus, Stadium, Syntagma Square, The Parliament, National Gardens etc).

After the bus tour we arrived at Acropolis where we saw the masterpieces of Antiquity and we found out many interesting things about the places we learned from the school books.

Maria Anna is a Archaeology graduate so she has many knowledges not only about Athens history, but also about Greek history.

Although we visited Athens during this difficult period, this tour was great.
We found out many interesting things and also we visited these great places without the usual crowds around.
Maria Anna showed us which are the perfect spots from which we could take really nice pictures, so we left with great memories.

I would definitely recommend this tour, even for families with children.
Written July 14, 2020
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Chatours1
We are thanking for your kind review and we are glad that you and your family enjoy with our Marianna your day in Athens!! Hope to see you again in Greece!! Sincerely yours! Hara Kritikidou, Customer Service Manager
Written July 15, 2020
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Pamela C
Avon, CT11 contributions
Solo
This tour was a great way to learn quite a bit about Athens in only a half day. The best part of the tour was our guide, a gentleman who was very knowledgeable and spoke quite eloquently the entire time about the history, art, and architecture of Athens. The Acropolis museum was the perfect place to end and a fascinating experience. The bus was very new, clean, & comfortable with large windows for taking in the scenery. The tour was on time and very well organized. Highly recommended!
Written January 31, 2020
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