Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Athens, Greece
Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour

From $61.87

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • 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

Select a pickup point

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.


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Theater of Dionysus (Pass By)

Herod Atticus Odeon (Pass By)

Panathenaic Stadium

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Plateia Syntagmatos (Pass By)

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Pass By)


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Temple of Athena Nike

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

National Library of Greece (Pass By)


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Academy of Athens (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Very Important : the Entrance tickets to Acropolis and museum valid for specific date and time zone and in case of last minute cancellation or non shoe are not refundable Amendments 24 prior tour departure cannot confirmed
  • 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.
  • 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
  • French speaking available only Monday and Friday
  • During winter season all tours run English only
  • 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.

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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First tour of the week
Stephen_H, Feb 2024
Standing on top of the Acropolis looking out at Athens with the Pantheon in the back ground is something special. Our Guide was a mine of information; occasionally overloading us with facts but all very useful.
A must do tour!
Gabriela_R, Dec 2023
The Acropolis Museum is great and the visit to the Acropolis is a dream come through. Efe was a great tour guide.
Debasmita_C, Dec 2023
Our guide elen was amazing, our driver was very courteous and timely pickups and drop offs good your in summary
Day touring the city
Christopher_J, Dec 2023
The helpful guide that was informative and understanding when I needed to take an elevator up to see the Parthenon because of a recent surgery.
Venita_R, Dec 2023
Fabulous tour & our guide was very professional and informative.. enjoyed the tour around Athens..A must see
Poseidon Temple Visit 🏛
Hiba_H, Dec 2023
I got one of the best tours in my life. The driver Mr. Petro was like a family member. He took care of every single need and made sure to introduce Greece's history and culture in a very warm way. I had the chance to stop by lakes and took beautiful pictures along the coast as well. We had rested in a good restaurant then visited the temple of Poseidon 🙏♥️
The Perfect Introduction to Athens and Greece
Glenn_H, Dec 2023
Many thanks to Joy for a fantastic insight into the history and legends of this amazing city. In particular the Pathenon, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Areopagus, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Great humour, stories and anecdotes. So much more than I expected. The perfect introduction to Athens and Greece!
Absolutely amazing
Marvin_W, Nov 2023
The entire tour was amazing especially when visiting the buildings within the Acropolis. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be around.
Thanksgiving tour day
nc8q88qv8f, Nov 2023
Excellent & concise tour with an excellent guide, bus too or shall I say mini bus was plush. Doesn’t take up your entire day & gets you to the most notable places in the city.
Past at present
Ytala_S, Nov 2023
Our guide was excellent very knowledgeable, professional and friendly, transportation very comfy. I recommended this tour.
Joy_M, Nov 2023
100 percent great experience. Great tour guide. Loved the museum and the Acropolis. Quick stop at the stadium was enough.
Very knowledge
Amanda_K, Nov 2023
Very knowledge tour guide. It was nice to do this earlier in my trip, some places you drive around and they point it out, it was nice to know what they were when I walked by them later and could stop to enjoy them
Tour was great. Good tour...
Hannah_C, Nov 2023
Tour was great. Good tour for the price. Bus was clean and comfortable with working air conditioning.
An indescribable feeling
Angela_N, Nov 2023
Dora, the guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable in the history of Athens. Very nostalgic and of course the view of the entire area
The best tour for sunset
Michael_B, Nov 2023
Theo was very knowledgeable and an all around fantastic tour guide. He kept all passengers engaged even during the boring rides to and from our destinations.
It's probably a good tour
Amy_M, Oct 2023
I didn't go on this tour. I accidentally marked the wrong date in the calendar - I wasn't even in Athens yet. I didn't realize it until I got up in the morning here in California and saw the messages that I missed the bus. I totally understand that it's my fault, but would have hoped for just a bit more flexibility on rescheduling, not being told I'd have to pay for the full tour again. I offered to pay for the admission tickets again and just join the tour on the date I'll be there - they said that didn't work with their cancellation policy.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Amy, Thank you for your comments as the bad rate for our tour is not in our responbility. Regards Hara
Acropolis Tour
Kevin_V, Oct 2023
If you are in Athens, it is almost obligatory to visit the Acropolis and associated sites, and for good reason. There is a lot to see. This tour covered everything and gave ample time for pictures and explanation. Most of the visitors at the Acropolis appeared to be on very similar tours. So, I would say it is about the same as most other tours. Personally, I was not thrilled being in a tour group of 40-50 people, but this was very common. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and effective. Of note: wear comfortable walking shoes. There are many stairs and nearly all of the ground is uneven. Nonetheless, it is worth it, especially if you have never been.
Dishonesty personified.
Anthony_K, Oct 2023
This is a fundamentally dishonest company. We happened to travel on a National Holiday, when all the site tickets were free. I wrote in advance to ask about this, and they responded by refunding me some money, but when we arrived for the tour they told us that because I "complained' (by asking a question!) they had taken me off the second part of the tour (The Acropolis Museum.) I explained this was a misunderstanding, because today is a National Holiday, and the tour person claimed she didn't know that it was a holiday and didn't know if the tickets were free! This as a parade for the holiday was forming right there! They think they can just lie and nobody will notice
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear client, You had book originally the tour with the museum but you changed it on Sept 09 for Acropolis tour only 3 hours so our company refund you with 23 Euros . Then in the bus you asked to follow to the museum but when you book the tour you book the service for transportation, guide also. It is not possible to stay for more 2 hours with the other clients who paid for 5 hours with no additional cost therefore . Our company was totally prepared and no one waited on the tickets line to get any time to Acropolis... as you had from the beggining of the tour your tickets with specific time slot to enter. We provided all services even with closed streets due to parade. So we understood that the 1 star bad rate given from you because we didn't let you to have the guided tour of Acropolis museum for free. Regards Hara
Wonderful experience in Athens
NormanE_S, Oct 2023
Organized, ease of booking, beautiful sights, awesome tour guide and safe driver! Saw everything we wanted to in a half day. Perfect!
Good Tour.
Graham_A, Oct 2023
Perfect amount of time for this tour. Got to see everything we wanted to see on this tour. especially we were with friends that were first time visitors to Athens

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