Athens

Athens Half Day Tour, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus & Hephaistus

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
Athens Half Day Tour Acropolis Parthenon Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hephaistus

From $364.32

per group (up to 4)

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Perfect for time-pressed or first-time Athens visitors, this private sightseeing tour offers a seamless and comfortable way to discover the city’s top attractions. Choose from convenient start times throughout the day, meet your guide at your hotel, and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned Mercedes. You’ll see the Acropolis and Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora, the Panathenaic Stadium, and much more.
  • This private tour will help you beat the crowds and prevent stress
  • Round-trip transit from your hotel via air-conditioned Mercedes
  • Discover Athens’ most popular landmarks, all in one tour
  • Learn about the city’s millennia of history from your guide

What's Included

  • Professional drivers with deep knowledge of history (not licensed to accompany you in any site)
  • Athens Hotel or Residence pickup & return
  • Luxurious Air-Conditioned vehicle
  • Free WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Licensed tour guide (upon request and depending on availability)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

This is a private tour and we will pick you up from your place. Pick up from the airport comes with an additional cost depending on the vehicle.

What To Expect

Acropolis

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Parthenon

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Plaka

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Ancient Agora of Athens

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Olympian Zeus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Lykavittos (Mount Lycabettus)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Panathenaic Stadium

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Athena Nike

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Roman Agora

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Tower of the Winds

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Arch of Hadrian

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of Hephaestus

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Our drivers are not official tour guides, but they are knowledgeable and can provide fascinating commentary in fluent English. Although they will not enter the sites with you, they can answer all of your questions about the places you visit with this tour.
  • Third party activities and especially extreme sports are not allowed during the tour. This can be a cause for immediate cancellation of the tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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Reviews

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Abul_A, Nov 2023
First time in Greece. Impressed with beauty of the country and nicety of the people. Tour services and hotels are good and affordable
Response from Host, Dec 2023
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Nice Tour!
Alex_T, Oct 2023
The half day tour was great. My friends and I enjoyed the Acropolis part of the tour. Much history to see and not enough time to see it all.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. We also offer a full day private tour of Athens which is 8 hours long and you would have more time to spend at the archaeological sites.
Great tour
David_H, Oct 2023
Guide was great and showed us lots of the sites. He was great at trying to drop us off close to the sites. Great way to get around the area to see many of the historic sites.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
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Athens tour
SusanLeslie_S, Oct 2023
Kostas was amazing.. He knew his country's history very well and he was incredibly accomidating We saw so many Amazing sites.. We would absolutely recommend this tour and driver to everyone.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Kostas!
Perfect!
David_M, Oct 2023
Ruslan was absolutely great! Personable and knowledgeable. The sights were great as we were fortunate to be there early and not with a lot of people!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
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Great
Ronald_C, Oct 2023
Driver was very informative and took us where ever we wanted to go. We toured the sights and also showed us places we didn't plan on seeing
Response from Host, Oct 2023
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Amazing sights!!
Trent_M, Sep 2023
Breathtaking views, history lesson in real life. Amazing!! Highlights of a wonderful city n this tour. Must see!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
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Excellent taxi driver.
Carol_L, Sep 2023
Our driver was on time and took us to all of the places listed. He even provided cold water that was appreciated. However, with all of the other tours we did, the guide would stay with us and explain what we were seeing. He just dropped us off and picked us up when requested. As an added perk, he picked us up some delicious snacks while we were at a site. He also gave us great ideas for other things to do in Athens. We used his advice and had a wonderful time. If I would have read the description closer, I would have seen that he could not stay with us. Now knowing. that, it was very expensive for what we got.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
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Amazing trip worth taking.
Daniel_M, Sep 2023
Our tour guide was prompt on picking us up. He was also very knowledgeable and gave ample time at each stop. Sad we missed the changing of the Royal guards. They were delayed in changing places but our driver tried his best in letting us stay as long as we could.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
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Wonderful time with...
Donna_C, Sep 2023
Wonderful time with Costas. Saw and learned so much about the history of Athens. Costas jad a great knowledge of all of the history. We enjoyed ever stop. He showed us so much. Great job!!!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Costas.
Family trip to Athens.
Sue_M, Sep 2023
Half day tour. Fortunately did not realize until day before that the tour did not include the getting in tickets.. Contacting Viator driver was able to bring tickets that we purchased to get into the locations listed. ALSO included a tour guide that we did not expect. She spoke English very well. Easy to understand.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
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Above and beyond informative!
Robert_Y, Sep 2023
Elias was probably the most informed tour guide we ever had. You could really tell he enjoys his job and goes out of his way to show you as much as possible in the time you have. Amazing tour guide!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Elias.
Phenomenal Athens
Linda_I, Sep 2023
Vasilis was great. He was easy to talk to and told us how to get where we needed to go as he was a driver not a guide. Very informative. When it poured rain he had an umbrella. We didn't make the Agora because of rain but he took us back when it quit. This was our 2nd Viator tour of 4 booked this trip and would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Vasilis.
Very knowledgeable and kind guide.
jenmarrott, Sep 2023
Our guide was so kind and very knowledgeable about Greece, Athens and so much history. We enjoyed our time and learned so much from him.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
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The best of Athens in half a day
Carla_S, Sep 2023
Athens was a cruise port for us so we had limited time to visit. This private tour was the perfect option for us. Our friendly driver Costas picked us up directly from the cruise terminal and drove us basically anywhere we wanted to go for about 5 hours. He was extremely knowledgable about the history of the various sights we visited, gave us a lot of information and was able to answer all of our questions. Experienced careful driver + all the qualities of a good tour guide in one. We definitely recommend Costas and Athens Taxi Travel.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Costas.
Excellent Experience
Robert_C, Sep 2023
The guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. My only complaint was we didn't go to Lycabettus Hill, which was listed as one of the stops on tour description...this is, in fact, my biggest complaint of Viator in that stops listed in the description are skipped with regularity.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. We did not visit the Lycabettus Hill because you asked to spend more time at the Acropolis.
Pictures cannot match seeing places in person
Stephen_S, Sep 2023
Great tour. Our tour guide really knew the history of the city and gave us a great background of the city and the sites that we were seeing. We can look up pictures of the sites in books or online that he took us to, but they do not compare to actually seeing them in person, and our guide really loves his city. We would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
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Taxi not really tour guide
Michelle_Z, Aug 2023
So wonderful to be driven around Athens but really not a tour - more of a taxi service. It would have been great to have a bigger vehicle (instead of a taxi) for for of us!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. This is a very popular private tour of Athens and all of our customers are extremely satisfied. You requested to skip the Acropolis and take a lunch instead. We took lunch at a traditional Greek tavern and you mentioned to the driver that the food and the service was excellent. The vehicle was a Mercedes E-Class and you were impressed of the condition of the car. Regarding the bigger vehicle, please note that you have selected the "Luxury sedan" option. Your driver is amongst the most highly rated drivers with a lot of experience in tours around Athens and he informed us that at the end of the tour, he offered you postcard magnets and since you were very satisfied you offered him a generous tip, saying that you would leave a 5-star review. We do not know what happened after our tour, but we are really sorry that we did not offer the experience you would have expected.
Tour of all the highlights
Sharon_S, Aug 2023
Spiros took us all around in an air conditioned van and supplied plenty of cold water, which was great in the intense Athens heat. He gave us some facts as we drove. More stories would have been more compelling than facts. But things were planned out well and we were able to see a lot. Be aware that there is no food on this tour and not much time to stop and buy some. Our tour lasted from 8:30-2:00 pm.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Spiros.
We loved the tour! Kostas...
Maria_D, Aug 2023
We loved the tour! Kostas was the BEST!! Very informative, took us to all the hot spots. Kostas knew exactly what times to arrive at each tourist spot so it wouldn’t be crowded! Highly recommend this tour!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
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