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Discover some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this 3.5-hour 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.

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!

Book your chosen tour option and meet your guide in central Athens. Then, set off on your Athens sightseeing tour by air-conditioned minivan.

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 Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, known to locals as ‘Mitropoli’, 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, although most people find two hours sufficient after their 3.5-hour morning tour.

Customer Reviews

Sue B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful, informative and educational. Great overview of the city's history and of course the Acropolis. If you can get Joy as you guide, do! She is outstanding.

PRATIMA K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very nice tour with a very knowledgeable guide

Miguel Sumera

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour guide was very good, witty and informative. Highly Recommended.

Gary H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide was amazing. Not only was she an archaeologist, she was so helpful regarding places to eat, etc. I thought I knew a fair bit about Ancient Greece, but I learnt so much more over this half day tour. Highly recommended.

Suzanne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very knowledgeable guide. She was especially helpful at museum. Thoroughly recommend!

Kelsey C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour! The guide was very informative. We especially liked that you got free time to explore the Acropolis on your own. The museum is also great - highly recommend getting the package that includes it.

Valerie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

.throughly enjoyed this tour as we literally had one morning in Athens. Tour quite was great and went out of her way to make it informative and enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

Rosane

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Such a great tour! I only had 1 day free to spend sightseeing in Athens so this tour was perfect! We covered all main sights, the guide was very knowledgeable too. A really great experience, the time spent in each place was good and the whole itinerary was well organised. Highly recommended!

Ruth E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I had a wonderful tour of the Parthenon with a very knowledgeable guide and enjoyed it!!

Stacy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, taking us to one of the sites of the first modern Olympics and then off to the Acropolis. There is a bit of unstable steep walking, but totally worth the views once on top of the Acropolis, to see the Parthenon and a beautiful view of the city. The tour began on time and ended in the Acropolis museum where we could be dropped back off at our hotels or head into the Plaka district on our own for lunch. Wonderful tour.

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