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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athina, Greece

From US$71.89

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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
  • Pass by 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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10
    Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

    hotel Amalia Athens - Syntagma square

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Pick up service commence 07:30 to 08:15. 08:30 is the departure time of the tour from departure point.

What To Expect

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.


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Theater of Dionysus (Pass By)

Herod Atticus Odeon (Pass By)

Panathenaic Stadium

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Plateia Syntagmatos (Pass By)

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Pass By)


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Temple of Athena Nike

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

National Library of Greece (Pass By)


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Academy of Athens (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • French speaking tour available ONLY on Monday, Friday
  • 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 Archaeological sites or Museums.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • Afternoon tour is only with English speaking guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Traveler Tips

All should use the whisper radio system, a small investment but we can all hear the stories.
I do recommend that you add the museum to your tour since there is so much to cover inside.


1,053 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 1,053 reviews
Great morning
Sharon_S, Jun 2023
Delightful morning, very well organized and we had a great time.our guide was very considerate and thorough. Her explanations were clear and helpful
Not a suggested tour
Richard_D, Jun 2023
I would not suggest. They provide essentially a bud ride to the acropolis with a few stops along the way to snag a photo. The guide seemed to knowledgeable and was nice but I would say this is overpriced for what you get. Your better off getting the recorded guide there at the site. Lots of people on the tour and hard to hear and take in the sites. They don’t even offer you water.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear Richard, Thank you for your review. This tour focus the Acropolis site with its monuments . You paid 66 Euro and you had trasporation , Official guide and the entrance ticket of Acropolis which cost 20 plus you have device to listen your guide with headsets. Of course if you pefer to listen a recorder tour will be cheaper but after our 70 years experience our clients prefer to have a live guided tour and prepaid entrance tickets. Acropolis is the must in Greece and we thank worldwide people who visit Greece to see Acropolis so it is always crowded. And we repeat that all our clients have devices in order all to listen their guide. As for the water it was very clear on your voucher that meals and drinks not included. Kind regards Hara
Tracey_V, Jun 2023
This was a really great tour of Athens. From being picked up on time from our hotel - the tour guides had great communication as to how the day would go, what we would see and they were FANTASTIC in sharing the knowledge of Athens. Would definitely recommend.
Cindy_A, Jun 2023
Make sure you wear sneakers a lot of walking and climbing. Uneven ground. Wear a hat if coming in the summer
Athens Half day!!
Melanie_M, Jun 2023
Perfect tour for our 24 hour visit to Athens! Rose was a great guide. Appreciate the hotel pick up and drop off!!
Drop off at Plaka
1650anna, Jun 2023
The meeting place was good. We had a large group of people on the tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable. We did not go on the tour to the museum. The guide drops us off at the Plaka area for lunch. We eat at the tourist trap restaurants food was so dry, I would suggest watching what people order at the restaurants and their expressions from eating their food. If they look happy the food must be good. After lunch, we bought tickets to the museum for 15.00 euro each
This was exactly as we...
Rayelle_G, Jun 2023
This was exactly as we expected. It was quite a bit of walking, but being up close to the monument was beyond amazing. Our guide gave us quite a bit of history and was very approachable with questions. His knowledge was wonderful. He did a great job.
A comfortable tour filled with the rich history of Athens
Michelle_P, Jun 2023
Air conditioned bus trip around Athens with stops at the beautiful Parthenon and Acropolis Museum. Our tour guide (Stefani) has impressive knowledge of the intricate Athens history.
Good trip!
Kimberly_M, Jun 2023
Descriptive and enjoyable tour. The tour guide was very informative. Had enough time at each of the stops. The bus was comfortable and temperature controlled.
Over priced for what it included
Karen_C, Jun 2023
We thought this tour was overpriced. Acropolis museum part was very rushed and we didn’t get to see the ruins underneath. We should have been given individual tickets so we could use them but guide gave the group ticket to one person to use and said if others wanted to use it they would all have to organise a time to go together.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Dear client, Please be informed that in order to enter a group in Acropolis museum must have reservation booking on specific time and full prepaid tickets. The museum give us only one group ticket therefore the guide said that one person will hold the ticket to enter at the front of the group because she is staying in the back of the group in order to be sure that everyone entered in the museum. Kind regards Hara
Athens afternoon your.
iicatral, May 2023
Eugenia was very good and very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the tour and the sights. Highlight was the Acropolis hills and Parthenon . Amazing !!!
Great Experience
Brandi_C, May 2023
The half day tour was excellent. I loved the tour, tour guide and everything about this experience. I did afternoon which doesn’t come with the museum included. Please find a way to include the museum as part of the afternoon tour as well, if wanted. Maybe it can happen at the beginning of the tour? Bc we had plenty of time. thank you so much
Awesome tour
Elvis_W, May 2023
Dora our guide was amazing and Nikos our driver absolutely learned a lot about free Greece the culture and history finally can say I have been to the Acropolis will definitely use Viator again.
Worth this history!
Jenni_U, May 2023
This was a great half day tour. Perfect if you only have a short time in Athens. We were only there 1.5 days before transferring to the islands.
Our guide was excellent! ...
Tim_F, May 2023
Our guide was excellent! Would highly recommend this tour. The footing can be slippery so wear sturdy shoes.
Great experience of Athens
Jessica_M, May 2023
My husband and I did this May 2023. We had only two days in Athens during our time to Greece so wanted to see the most we can ! This tour was the way to go they really show you all the highlights and provide a lot of education on the sites! Thank you for the great day !
David_C, May 2023
Excellent tour , very experienced tour guide, highly recommended for a tour of Acropolis. The tour was very informative
Sonya_W, May 2023
Absolutely brilliant the tour guide DORA amazing full of knowledge everywhere we went and on the go highly recommended the sights were amazing too
Best guide ever !
Maximilian_J, May 2023
We did the morning tour and it was great! The bus was nice and there weren’t too many people. Our guide gave us headsets so that we could hear her throughout the tour. In the morning is better because it’s not as busy as the afternoon. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, she was patient and explained everything. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend!
Great guide for a quick yet extensive tour
Cathy_W, May 2023
Vicki was a great tour guide. Wonderful anecdotes, making the history fun to learn. A well timed tour. Great use of 3 hours .


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