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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  Varies3.5 - 5 hours
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.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour 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 Pantheon temple
  • Upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Athens Acropolis Museum
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned minivan

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What You Can Expect

Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

See the Parthenon in Athens on a half-day sightseeing tour!

Meet your guide in central Athens and head off on your tour around the Greek capital by luxury air-conditioned coach. Pass the must-see Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that stands in front of Parliament House on Constitution Square, and see the Presidential Mansion that served as the Royal Palace before the country’s monarchy was abolished in 1974.

Watch out for Panathenaic Stadium — site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 — and then relax as your coach drives along Panepistimiou, home to Athens’ National Library and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, known locally as ‘Mitropoli.’

After seeing the highlights of modern Athens, step back in time with a tour of the city’s past. Visit the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then stop at Athens’ crowning glory: the Acropolis of Athens. Built on a rocky hill towering above the city, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed acropolis comprises a cluster of ancient buildings that once collectively acted as a fortress. Each building was created to reflect the splendor and wealth of Athens during the 5th century.

Highlights of the acropolis include the famous Parthenon temple, Propylaea gateway and Temple of Athena Nike, a monument built to represent Athens’ ambition as the most powerful Greek city. After spending time at leisure at the acropolis, make your way back to the start point by coach.

Morning Tour plus Museum: (5 hours)
Upgrade from the morning tour to include an entrance ticket to Athens Acropolis Museum, and head inside the intriguing attraction after your tour finishes. Head inside to browse the museum’s artifacts and relics independently, and see statues from the Archaic period alongside some 4,000 other exhibits. The Parthenon Hall is also a highlight, and it complements your earlier visit to the temple with historical facts.

Your entrance ticket allows you to spend as long as you like inside the museum, however most people find two hours (after your 3.5-hour tour finishes) to be sufficient.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good. Nice overview of the city and nice tour of the Acropolis and Parthenon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to learn this tour entailed more than we expected. We visited a few other iconic Greek sites before the Acropolis, which were very interesting and informative. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and really kept a nice pace throughout the afternoon. We learned a lot, and found ourselves eager to do another tour!

Overall, taking the time to see the Acropolis is a MUST, especially with a guide. The insight and stories from our guide really enhanced the visit and made it more meaningful than if my husband and I just visited the Parthenon alone. It truly is breathtaking!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was wonderful! Joy was a wealth of information and a fabulous guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Efficient and reliable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Even though the tour was only half-day, I saw all I needed to see in Athens. I included the museum option and got to see the statues from the Acropolis up close. It was totally worth it.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Well worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and professional and managed to find a little shade to inform us of what we were going to see. I was pleasantly surprised as other tours following the same itinerary were far more expensive. A great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was fantastic. Our guide was so informative with all the history of the Acropolis and Greece, in general. I can't even believe she was able to keep all the facts and dates straight. Its a great way to see the city if you have limited time in Athens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A great overview of famous areas and sights of Athens. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend following up this tour with the Hidden Athens walking tour to fully flesh out your Athens experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was well organised and a very comprehensive tour. The tour guide was very informative and we were able to see all the sights with the appropriate time set. Overall, the tour showed us all the main sights and provided efficient information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was good! Everything as described. A fantastic way to see the sights and get an idea of the history and layout of Athens

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