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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Parthenon
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Theater of Dionysus
    Herod Atticus Odeon
  • 3
    Panathenaic Stadium
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Plateia Syntagmatos
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • 4
    Erechtheion
    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
    Propylaea
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    The Academy of Athens
    The Academy of Athens
  • You'll end at
    Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10
    Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece
    hotel Amalia Athens - Syntagma square
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jennifer R wrote a review Sep 2020
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Went early in the morning before midday heat, loved trip, guide was interesting, good background given. museum at Acropolis a must see. also ancient Agora which is not part of this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Chatours1, Guest Relations Manager at Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your kind review, hope the tour to be unforgetable!!! Best regards Hara
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mjanedis wrote a review Aug 2020
McLean, Virginia79 contributions15 helpful votes
Absolutely wonderful tour for my 11yr old son and me. Joy, the tour guide was so filled with a deep knowledge & love of Athens & presented the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum with that storyteller's gift, that only comes with genuine passion & curiosity for the subject matter.
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Response from Chatours1, Guest Relations Manager at Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded Aug 7, 2020
Dear Mrs Janedis, Thank you for your feedback and we are waiting to see you and the second falf of family soon in Athens! Ah!! Kisses from Joy! Kind regards, Hara Kritikidou/Customer Service Manager
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Greg9313 wrote a review Jul 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia20 contributions3 helpful votes
Arrival at Acropolis, the view of the ruins, the view of Aegean sea from the height of the fortified city. Our guide Panagiana (hope I spelled it correctly) was not only knowledgable, but enthusiastic about the history, architecture, symbolidm, exhibiting love and pride for her
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Chatours1, Guest Relations Manager at Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded Jul 24, 2020
Thank you for your nice feedback! yes its true that our guides are enthousiastic with Greek history and country and now after your experience you can understand why!!!! Hope to see you again! Kind regards, Hara Kritikidou/Customer Service Manager
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mariatD4042SR wrote a review Jul 2020
Bucharest, Romania11 contributions
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We did this tour on the 6th of July 2020. Our guide (Maria Anna) was really great. She gave us a lot of informations and also made the tour interesting for our kids(11 and 8 years old). At the beginning she took us on a city tour by bus and she showed us old and new buildings
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Chatours1, Guest Relations Manager at Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded Jul 15, 2020
We are thanking for your kind review and we are glad that you and your family enjoy with our Marianna your day in Athens!! Hope to see you again in Greece!! Sincerely yours! Hara Kritikidou, Customer Service Manager
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Simonne wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Response from Chatours1, Reservations Agent at Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Responded Mar 11, 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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Great day trip from Athens!
This was a great day trip to do from Athens. Delphi is a stunning site and the archeological finds were super impre
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Great Experience
Excellent tour! Our tourguide Joyce was so nice and knowledgeable about Greek history, culture, and geography, and
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Excellent experience!
Joy was terrific!! So informative, approachable and friendly. The tour was great value for money and a great insigh
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Nice trip
Nice trip, but before sunset. Excellent guide Iota : Nice greek woman speaking very fluent english. But they didn't
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Good lunch
Tour was great packed w info plus free time, lunch was good. Tour guide gave you personal insights into each place
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Great tour
Private tour w your guide to mueseum which gave me lots of info. Then to accropolis n tour to top, both had free ti
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Anazing views
Trip was very relaxing and just to sit qnd watch the islands go by was great. 3 stops on islands, each island had i
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GreeceTourer2020
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Bad and annoying parts, but good overall
Pickup time and location was confusing, when booking I was told 8:30am at Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias 10. But the da
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Delphi with the best guide in the world!
This has been one of my favorite day in Greece! Hara is simply one of the smartest and welcoming person I have enco
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Great tour
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Fantastic tour!!!
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Great Tour To View The 3 Islands
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Worht it!
Although it is a litle bit rushed, if you can walk around quickly, you can have a good look and enjoy some shopping
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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