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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athina, Greece

From $60.95

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • 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

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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.


the must when you visit Athens

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


The temple of Athena

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • French speaking tour available ONLY on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • 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
  • 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.

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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.
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Lovely views, wonderful trip
Lorie_S, Mar 2023
This tour was fantastic! Our guide was knowledgeable and witty. We really enjoyed it. The walk up the Acropolis was slow with several stops. You don't need to be in great cardio condition to enjoy this tour. However, if you have walking issues, I'd recommend another trip. Several older people on our tour were having difficulty with the walk. Our guide was very gracious to them. But it did make the walk up a bit slow in my opinion.
excellent tour
marciano_a, Mar 2023
Very interesting tour. Our guide Costas is very very good. He have detailed knowledge of ancient Greece. He manged to explain interesting points in so very little time.
Beautiful Acropolis
David_R, Mar 2023
Wonderful trip into the heritage of ancient Greek history and culture. A well planned trip and executed perfectly. The guide was very knowledgeable and understanding. She explained everything in detail with the great context. The Acropolis, museum and surrounding sites are truly inspirational. So much is packed into those few hours yet the guide was wonderful. The museum is absolutely awesome. A must see tour. Thanks. David
Complete package
Covered everything in athens to be seen. Excellent bus. Also went to museum as well. Everything was nice.
A very nice tour around...
Maria_D, Feb 2023
A very nice tour around Athens and the Acropolis. I enjoyed our guide’s history lesson about ancient Athens and its people. Well worth the cost of the tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very edifying experience.
Mark_G, Feb 2023
Our guide was engaging, knowledgeable, and articulate. The weather was very pleasant. Getting up and down the steps of the Acropolis was quite challenging for my wife and me, but we are glad to have soldiered through it.
Amazing, Informative tour!
Roger_C, Feb 2023
This was an Amazing trip! Lily and Alex did a great job with a ton of interesting information and a comfortable and safe ride. Well worth the price!
Very average wine tasting.
Jim_a, Feb 2023
The young lady who did the presetation was very good. We enjoyed the wine and cheese but we were expecting cold cuts too as that is what the ad had said. We paid over $100 for the evening experience and did not get close to getting our moneys worth. We were still hungry when we left and got very little wine. I do not recommend this excursion. We also had the expense of taxi rides so our experience was close to $140. We could have had a nice meal with wine elsewhere for that price. Go elsewhere and enjoy yourself more.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Kindly be informed that this is Chat Tours company and we do not provide any Wine tasting Tours. You have mixed up the suppliers. Thank you , Hara Kritikidou .
Wonderful combo
Kathleen_K, Jan 2023
George was a knowledgeable and charming tour guide. We loved the museum tour and then proceeding to the Acropolis.
Vicki is fantastic! I...
Trinidad_S, Dec 2022
Vicki is fantastic! I learnt and enjoyed Lots! Many thanks for a wonderful trip I highly recomend it
Denise_P, Dec 2022
Rose was an excellent guide who brought to life all that we saw along our travels for the day. Very informative, kind, and helpful.
A great tour for central Athens!
Afshan_B, Dec 2022
It was a good tour! We started off in a coach and passed by all the key monuments which our tour guide called out and provided us with the history of. We even stopped off at a few places to get a better look which was amazing. You can do the acropolis by yourself but with our guide, it was really good to know the history of everything and what’s going on before we went to explore by ourself. Highly recommend the tour!
The place is amazing but...
Cecilia_C, Nov 2022
The place is amazing but the guste tours was no good. I paid around 174 for 2 people and that no cost more de 40 por people I want my money back
2 travelers found this review helpful
Half a day in athens
Ian_S, Nov 2022
The museum and acropolis were great, tour guide is very knowledgeable. Make sure when at the museum you have to make your own way with tour guides ticket to the ruins under the museum
1 traveler found this review helpful
Tour guide was very...
Levana_L, Nov 2022
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. We learned a lot and enjoyed the experience very very much
Mainly for the healthy
Monique_G, Nov 2022
The guide was was really versed in Greek history and was great. The tour was a little misleading for me. I thought it was supposed to be a bus tour that did not require a wheelchair. My husband and father were unable to see the Acropolis because we were told there were 20 steps. The climb was challenging. I recommend the tour if able the complete a hike.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect day of sightseeing.
Kim_H, Nov 2022
Wonderful guide. Great views and knowledgeable guide. We lost our phone and she returned it to us. She was very attentive to our group.
Quite Informative trip
JOSEPH_A, Nov 2022
All the sites were very well explained. The guide was very efficient to keep the timing and share all the historical facts.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Enjoyable Tour
Cliff_R, Nov 2022
We loved the Acropolis Museum. Our guide was excellent and she seemed to have a deep love for Greek history. The Acropolis was also interesting also however it was much more crowded than the museum which took away from the experience. The bus tour portion took us around parts of Athens.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Athens Overview
Steven_A, Nov 2022
Our guide was so knowledgeable - I wish I had done this first. It is impossible to see Athens in one day - this tour was some significant highlights in and around the Acropolis area. With museum admission included this is a very good value.


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