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Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athina, Greece
Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more


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
  • Visit 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
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Entrance ticket of Acropolis
Entrance ticket of Acropolis Museum (if selected option with museum)
Food and drinks
Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments

Departure Point

Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Stop At:  
the must when you visit Athens
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The temple of Athena
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Theater of Dionysus
the theater of Acropolis
Pass By:  
Herod Atticus Odeon
famous odeon of Acropolis
Stop At:  
Panathenaic Stadium
the satdium of first modern Olympics
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Plateia Syntagmatos
the city center of Athens
Pass By:  
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
memorial monument at Greek Parliement
Stop At:  
Ancient temple
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of Athena Nike
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
National Library of Greece
Library of Athens
Stop At:  
Entrance of Acropolis
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
The Academy of Athens
university of Athens
Pass By:  
The Academy of Athens
Greek academy
  • 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.
  • IMPORTANT: Due to existing Civid 19 protocols please have with your copy of your Vaccination or PCR test
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • French speaking available ONLY on Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Sunday.
  • 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
  • Afternnon tour only with English speaking guide
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • People with fever (≧ 37 ℃) with issues like cold, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, mild cough, or shortness breath cannot participate.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour.
How can I let you know where to pick me up?
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." See review
  • "I do recommend that you add the museum to your tour since there is so much to cover inside." See review


758 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Not worth it
, Aug 2021
The tour guide was disorganized. Totally waste of time and money. The air conditioning dis not work on the bus. By far the worst tour I have had on Viator
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Please advise the date of the tour as we are really surprised because we never received complain that A/C in any of our bus was not working plus we have Professional guides (working with us many many years) and we need to know the name in order to investigate your case. Awaiting your kind reply, Hara Kritikidou, Customer service Manager
Facts and fun on a morning tour!
, Jul 2021
We loved Seeing all of the important ancient sites with a knowledgeable guide who provided historical information in an entertaining format!
Very professional and friendly.
, Jul 2021
Excellent tour. The four guide was knowledgeable and informative. Recommend for people going to Greece for first time.
Be prepared to learn a lot!
, Jul 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of the city’s history with the group. The only downside was the phone app was finicky so we had to stay pretty close to be able to hear her. It also would have been nice to have an opportunity to get out of the bus to take pictures of some of the other locations that we passed by.
Just ok!
, Jul 2021
Tour guides were great. The driving around to see other areas was just ok. It really didn't add much to the tour. The bus had A/C but it didn't work very well and never cooled you off. The last hr at the Acropolis museum was kind of an after thought, get in and get out if you relied on bus for return.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear client, We are thanking for your guide. Unfortunately we have times limits on a shared tour in order to cover the scheduled visits and we can understand that you need more time in the museum but we have to follow the timetable. Did you mentioned to the guide that the A/C was not cool as we never received any complain to ckeck and fix . We are very glad with your mention that our guides gave a great performance and we are thanking you once again! Regards, Hara
We were a bit disappointed
, Jul 2021
Did not get much out of the tour. Our guide has an accent that required people to pay close attention.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear client, We are thanking you for your feedback. We need to know the date of your tour in order to investigate your complain for guide's accent. Thank you,Hara
Very nice
, Jul 2021
Very nice trip and and the guide delivered a good history information. We recommend this tour. Thank you
Amazing Experience!
, Jun 2021
The tour gave a great overview of the city and showed all the major sites. Also, the tour guides were very attentive and handled covid guidelines with the utmost care. My only feedback is to include more walking and less time on the bus. There's so much to see that it would be great to step outside the bus to have the full experience.
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Athens coach tour and The Acropolis walk about
, Mar 2020
We had a great time learning about Athens & The Acropolis! Our guide shared interesting information and was pleasant to listen to. The coach was very comfortable and the driver operated the vehicle safely. We got extra lucky with excellent weather and small crowds!
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temple of Athena
, Mar 2020
our guide was very knowledgeable. it was a tour of a lifetime! I recommend this trip for anyone who wants to see these ancient places.

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