Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Combine the sights of modern Athens with sites of historical importance on a 3.5-hour morning or afternoon tour by luxury coach. With an expert guide on hand to explain all the top Athens attractions, the tour passes Constitution Square and Panathenaic Stadium — home of the first modern Olympic Games. Explore the Acropolis of Athens on foot, and discover famous monuments such as the Pantheon. If you’re eager to see more, book the morning tour and upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Athens Acropolis Museum.
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  • Min price: $69.35
  • Recommended duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Departure Point: Selected Athens centrally located hotels or meeting point near Syntagma Square

Departure Times:

  • Tour including entrance to the Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Starts at 8:30am and lasts roughly 5 hours
$85.74 Book now
  • Tour including entrance to the Acropolis of Athens. Starts at 8:30am and lasts 3.5 hours
$69.35 Book now
  • Tour including entrance to the Acropolis of Athens. Starts at 3pm and lasts 3.5 hours
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  • Good for:
    • Comprehensive tour of the city
    • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • All entrance fees included
  • Operates: Daily except Mondays (including New Acropolis Museum)Mondays only (Excluding New Acropolis Museum)
  • Inclusions:
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Entrance fee to the Acropolis of Athens
    • Entrance fee to Athens Acropolis Museum (only if option selected)
    • Local taxes
    • Free Wifi on the coach
    • Free map of Athens
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Port or private apartment pickup are not available
    • Due to time limitations this tour does not include entry to the Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Departure Info: Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Return Details: Concludes at original departure point or outside Athens Acropolis Museum (if 'Morning Tour plus Museum' is selected)
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviews

  • 4
    - 29 January 2018 -

    This was a well organised tour, with a prompt coach pick up and a very knowledgeable guide, Effi. The first part of the tour is coach based with brief stops along the way for pictures, but we finally disembarked at the Acropolis Museum and this is where the tour got really interesting with Effi's knowledge of the subject bringing the history to life in English and French. The museum is an ultra modern building with glass floors between levels and a fitting achitectural structure to complement the historic ruins it depicts and faces. The final part of the tour was the ascent to the top of the Acropolis and the Parthenon itself, which is an impressive sight. A very enjoyable half day and one I would recommend.

  • 4
    - 21 January 2018 -

    Things were organized and the guides were professional, however, it was hard to enjoy the tour because it was so crowded. I recommend taking the tour during the weekday because during the weekend there were too many people. It's not that I don't like people, it's more that it took a lot of time to get from point A to point B due to the crowd. Taking pictures was somewhat of an issue too. Everytime I wanted to take a picture I had to wait until someone in front of me moved out of the way. Overall, I would say there was not enough time to stay and see everything because of the crowd. Just to get back to the coach took a long time because your fighting all the people trying to go up the stairs when you're trying to go down. And this was in October when there is less tourism.

  • 3
    - 30 December 2017 -

    Tour was very rushed which somewhat spoiled it. Guide was very knowledgeable but speed made it difficult to digest everything. Also, the tour was not done on the day originally scheduled due to rain forecast that never existed in our opinion.

  • 5
    - 29 December 2017 -

    This tour hit all of the spots we were looking to see - the Parthenon was a little busy, but only because two cruises has stopped to tour on that same day - aside from that, I highly recommend this tour if yo're looking for all of the 'top' attractions in Athens!

  • 5
    - 11 December 2017 -

    Great tour, excellent guide and well organised.

  • 5
    - 30 November 2017 -

    Amazing! I can't imagined that i only see this on books, media postings and here I am standing in front of the ruins. God is good!

  • 5
    - 28 November 2017 -

    great day great tour. from beginning to end everything was great..

  • 4
    - 23 November 2017 -

    Good tour to get the sights in quickly. Helpful guides and a great learning experience

  • 5
    - 21 November 2017 -

    Definatly glad we combined the Athens tour with the Acropolis Museum. This tour is a good introduction to historic Athens. Th e time at the Acropolis is amazinf and gives you a big picture. The addition of the Acropolis Museum provides the details.

  • 4
    - 18 November 2017 -

    Was good. Not exceptional, but OK.

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Things to Do in this tour

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum is a museum dedicated to archaeology based on the findings from the Acropolis of Athens. Acropolis Museum is designed to house every artifact and object found during excavations in Acropolis and its surroundings. Those objects date from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine era. Up to 4,000 objects are on display.

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Acropolis of Athens is the symbol of the city and standing proof of ancient Greek civilization. It is an ancient citadel standing on the edge of a rocky mountain overlooking the city of Athens. The name "acropolis" in Greek means a complex built on a high hill, "akro" for edge and "polis" for city.

Panathenaic Stadium

Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro is stadium and historic tourist attraction in Athens. The only stadium all over the world that is made exclusive of marble. The history of Panathenaic's construction dates back to 4th century BC when it hosted festivals of Athens.

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