Athens, Greece

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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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 coach with free WiFi
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, although most people find two hours sufficient after their 3.5-hour morning tour.

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D
, Oct 2018

Tour was billed as 3.5 hours but after 2 hours was left on our own. Drove to Olympic stadium for one stop then drove around in a defined small area and sites pointed out. Final stop was Acropolis where an entrance ticket was provided. Tour guide was nice and informative, coach comfortable but you can do this all on your own by walking around the area.

p
, Oct 2018

The tour guide was informative and enthusiastic. It is a good thing we chose the morning tour as the Acropolis got to be so crowded when we were leaving. The only drawback was that I wished we could see some sights on foot vs. driving by and we spent quite a bit of time in traffic but thats to be expected.

t
, Sep 2018

The tour guides were so informative. Everyone was so nice and pleasant. The acropolis is something everyone must see when in Athens. The views of Athens are breathtaking. Definitely worth it!

L
, Sep 2018

1) The tour bus didn’t pick us up at our hotel as promised (our conceirge got us a rush taxi). 2) We stood around as a group for a long time and then sat on the bus for another long period of time before the tour starred. 3). it was a large group at the Acropolis with hundreds of other tourists and groups and we could not hear the tour guide. No headsets- just our guide trying to talk above the din of other groups. 4) The tour was advertised as 3.5 hour half day tour. However, after the long delays, the actual length of the tour was closer to 2.5 hours. 5) the tour guide was knowledgeable, but gave a general description and then a 45 minute “you’re on your own to explore”. In summaRyan, this was not what I thought we were paying for.

A
, Aug 2018

Good one but can do on own as well.

d
, Aug 2018

It was a great tour of Athens including the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

b
, Jul 2018

Our family enjoyed this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the city which made the sights much more interesting!

M
, Jul 2018

The tour guide was very knowledgeable but at times hard to hear above the masses of tourists at the places we went to! You get a fair bit of time to stroll around - roughly half an hour at the Parthenon, and then a fair bit of time strolling around the museum too.

e
, Jul 2018

The tour is really convenient if you are spending a short time in Athens. It started around 9 am, and ended about 1:30 pm. We went to the Panathenaic Stadium which sadly was closed because they were holding a concert at night. So wasted opportunity. Afterwards the coach takes you around Syntagma square, the national library, etc. Our guide was a hoot, making us laugh all the time. Greeks speak perfect English, compared to other countries I've been to and they are friendly and eager to help. At times, we were impatient because our guide made us take so much stops to tell us about history but now I understand why. The climb to the Acropolis yes, you have to climb it was near noon and the sun was scorching hot. Once up there, there is not much to see except ruins, and the wonderful views of Athens from all sides. That was exceptional. The highlight of the tour was the Acropolis Museum!! Best museum I've ever been to, and all the relics and crafts rescued from the Acropolis explosion are in exhibit there. It is very well worth the visit. Note that the tour includes the Acropolis entrance fee USD 25. If you choose the visit to the museum the price goes up 15.

Important: This tour is organized by CHATOURS and commences and ends at Hotel Amalia. If they give you a pickup point mine was Hotel Arethousa they will fetch you in a different bus and then make you switch at Amalia. If you are staying at the Hilton or Intercontinental they will take you there, but if you are staying in central Athens I was in Plaka they will not drop you off there. From Hotel Amalia you need to find your own way back to your hotel. I miscommunicated with them. My guide told me that at the Hilton, some staff would be there to take me back to Plaka but there was nobody there, I didn't stay at Amalia and went to the Hilton. I had to hire a Beat cab. If I had known, I could have stayed at the Museum they give you the option which was a lot closer to my hotel. So make sure you arrange your transportation back when taking this tour. If not--taxis are cheap and the metro is reliable and easy to use.

I was happy to have taken this tour because it takes you to the highlights you need to see and by 2 pm I was already free for lunch and to do some errands. BTW if you take the full day tour with the sunset at Poseidon's Temple in Cape Sounion, note that you will take this same tour, and at 130 pm you will be dropped at Amalia to take another coach that will leave around 3 pm, meaning lunch is on your own.

s
, Jul 2018

Overall, this tour was not worth the time or the money. My group got picked up at 7:45 in the morning and after picking up others, we all sat on a bus for an hour in the parking area of another hotel. By the time we started the tour it was 9 am and the tour was set to end at 12:30. In the next few hours we drove around Athens stopping for 10 to 30 minutes at a few of the major stops. However, our tour guide did not have the Whisper headsets, so unless you were right next to her, you couldn't hear anything. Then, we tried to take an entire tour bus full of people and walk through the other groups of people to the top of the Acropolis. We were granted about 15 minutes to walk around the top before having to leave. The only positive I can think of is that by purchasing the ticket, we avoided the Metro strike and moved about the city freely on an air-conditioned coach. We were also able to skip the ticket line at the Acropolis. If you are able to read a Metro map and don't mind waiting in a line, do a little research on the Olympic Stadium, changing of the guard, and the Acropolis and save yourself some money. Not worth it.


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