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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Seeing Athens' highlights in half a day is nearly impossible on your own. This guided tour covers them with ease, making it ideal for time-pressed visitors. After a panoramic coach tour around landmarks including the Parliament and Panathenaic Stadium, you switch to foot to explore the highlights of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. A choice of departures and an upgrade for a morning visit to the Acropolis Museum provide added flexibility.
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Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10
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  • 1
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Theater of Dionysus
    Pass by Herod Atticus Odeon
  • 3
    Panathenaic Stadium
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Plateia Syntagmatos
    Pass by Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • 4
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Temple of Athena Nike
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by National Library of Greece
  • 6
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by The Academy of Athens
    Pass by The Academy of Athens
You'll end at
Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10
Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greecehotel Amalia Athens - Syntagma square
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  • See Athens’ ancient and modern highlights in half a day
  • Travel easily around sights such as the Parliament and National Library
  • Explore the Acropolis’ treasures on foot, including the Parthenon
  • Choice of departures, with a morning upgrade to add the Acropolis Museum
What to Expect
After booking your selected tour, board a deluxe coach in central Athens for a sightseeing tour. Then, set off to drive by sights such as the Greek Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Panathenaic Stadium, and more as your guide shares their history. Next, view the exterior of the second-century Temple of Olympian Zeus on foot before visiting the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Stroll around the key monuments, including the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike, and hear from your guide how they symbolize Athens’ heyday during the fifth century BC. After free time to wander independently, your tour concludes at the starting point. Morning Tour with Acropolis Museum: If you’ve upgraded for a morning visit to the Acropolis Museum, head here after the Acropolis. Inside, you can explore independently, admiring the best of the 4,000 sculptures and artifacts, including the incredible Parthenon friezes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local taxes
  • Free Wifi on the coach
  • Free map of Athens
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance ticket of Acropolis
  • Entrance ticket of Acropolis Museum (if selected option with museum)
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Parthenon
  • Entry/Admission - Erechtheion
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Entry/Admission - Propylaea
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
  • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to COVID19 protocols all tourists must have smartphones with headphones and charged batteries to listen their guide in the museums and arch. sites due to the social distancies.
  • French speaking available ONLY on Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Sunday.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Afternnon tour only with English speaking guide
  • Very important: Children , students aged 5 to 18 years old must hold passport or ID in order to get the discounted price. Otherwise they will pay entrance ticket to the Archaelogical sites or Museums.
  • Guides allowed only through the mobile App to guide in the archaeological sites and museums
  • Your guide will give you your entry tickets to the sites and museums
  • Port or private apartment pickup are not available
  • Social distancing: Maintain distance of 1.5 meters
  • Mask: is mandatory for clients and staff
  • Hand cleaning: Visitors are asked to wash their hands regularly and use the hand sanitizers that are in place.
  • People with fever (≧ 37 ℃) with issues like cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, mild cough, or shortness breath cannot participate.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Simonne wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Joy was an awesome guide! Loved hearing all the history about Athens and some of the sights around the city. Amazing view of the Acropolis!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Chatours1, Reservations Agent at Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Hello from Chat Tours, We are very pleased with your kind words. We are very proud of all our guides. We hope to see you again in Athens. With best regards, Kostas Papas
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hcama2002 wrote a review Mar 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom315 contributions91 helpful votes
Just returned from half day sightseeing tour with Acropolis with tour guide Nancy who was a fountain of knowledge. Made the sights in Athens especially those in the Acropolis more meaningful. Nancy is one of the best tour guides I have ever had. Cannot praise her enough
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Response from Chatours1, Guest Relations Manager at Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 11 Mar 2020
We are thanking you very much and we gave your perfect review to Nancy! Hope to see you again in our tours. Kind regards, Hara Kritikidou
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Pamela C wrote a review Jan 2020
Avon, Connecticut11 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was a great way to learn quite a bit about Athens in only a half day. The best part of the tour was our guide, a gentleman who was very knowledgeable and spoke quite eloquently the entire time about the history, art, and architecture of Athens. The Acropolis museum was
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Date of experience: January 2020
Yvonne L D wrote a review Dec 2019
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico34 contributions7 helpful votes
Long drive to the site and felt rushed while we were there. Would do it again just because of the history of the site.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Chatours1, Reservation department at Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Dear client, We thank you for your review. Unfortunately Acropolis is a landmark of Athens and Greece in total that means it is often very crowded. As for the drive it inlcudes a tour around diferent landmarks of the center of the city before visiting the acropolis as we try to conect the ancient with the modern times during your tour. We are very pleased that you would choose us again in the future. With best regards, Kostas Papas
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Jay W wrote a review Nov 2019
San Jose, California39 contributions6 helpful votes
While the Acropolis and its adjacent museum were stunning, they really were not as impressive without the guide we had. She was awesome, touching all of the features in great detail while linking them to historical/cultural facts. In addition to the Acropolis itself, the museum
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Chatours1, Reservation department at Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for taking time to make a review. We are very satisfied that you enjoyed a great experience with us. We look forward seeing you again in our beautifull city and offering you again our services. WIth best regards, Kostas Papas
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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