Athens

Athens:Half day tour to Acropolis and the must-see historical sites and downtown

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
Half day tour in Athens

From $179.82

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover ancient Athens on a half-day, private excursion that’s tailored to your preferences. With a private driver to whisk you between sites in the busy city center, you’ll cut down on time in transit as you explore the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hellenic Parliament, the Acropolis, and more. The driver takes care of logistics, so you can focus on experiencing the city’s magnificent highlights.
  • Private tour ensures personalized service
  • Stay connected and share photos with onboard WiFi
  • Travel in a climate-controlled Mercedes for comfort
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at your location

What's Included

  • English speaking driver with knowledge of the history. Not licensed to accompany you in any site.
  • Skip the line tickets - Guaranteed to skip the lines - Upon your request
  • Hotel/Airbnb/Port Piraeus Pick up & Drop off (Without extra charge)
  • Rafina Port/Laurio Port Pick up & Drop Off (Additional charge)
  • Private transportation - Tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Mobile Chargers
  • Bottled water
  • Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with A/C, Child Seats
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability.
  • Airport Pick Up & drop-off (Additional charge).
  • The guide driver is not a licensed tour guide to accompany you at any site/museum.
  • The tickets for all archeological places and museums.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Museum Ticket: Acropolis (20€), Acropolis Museum( 15€)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

The vehicle will pick you up at the meeting point. In the case of not being able to find the driver please contact the emergency number that appears on your voucher. It's very easy to spot our drivers. The transfer service will be waiting for you with a sign displaying your name.

What To Expect

Acropolis

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Parthenon (Pass By)

Erechtheion (Pass By)

Temple of Athena Nike (Pass By)

Theater of Dionysus (Pass By)

Herod Atticus Odeon (Pass By)

Acropolis Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Panathenaic Stadium

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Olympian Zeus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Arch of Hadrian (Pass By)

Zappeion (Pass By)

National Garden (Pass By)

Hellenic Parliament (Pass By)

Syntagma (Pass By)

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Pass By)

The Academy of Athens (Pass By)

National Library of Greece (Pass By)

Plaka

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Monastiraki (Pass By)

Hadrian's Library (Pass By)

Stoa of Attalos (Pass By)

Ancient Agora of Athens (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Additional fees if the tour concludes at a location other than the designated meeting point.
  • Flexible Pick-Up Times - Customize pick-up times to suit your schedule.
  • Hourly Extensions - Extend your tour for a fee, adaptable to your needs.
  • 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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This tour is amazing!!!!
Beverly_L, Nov 2023
Great tour with Konstantinos. He is very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. He focused on our interests and very efficient with our time. I will recommend this tour to all my friends and families! Thank you Konstantinos for the amazing time :-)
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Our tour guide was...
June_C, Nov 2023
Our tour guide was awesome, Andreas, knowledgable, polite, and well versed. Athens did not disappoint!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Great Day in Athens
Patricia_M, Oct 2023
This tour was top notch. Our guide was Andreas, he was very friendly and knowledgeable. He knows Athens like the back of his hand. We were escorted around town in a comfortable air conditioned van, he had water for us had great suggestions for us for dinner locations. He was a great tour guide, and I would recommend him to anyone.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Athens must do your!!!
betsy_m, Oct 2023
Best tour I have been on! Comfortable transport with working ac (brand new) amazing guide who was so informative and took to places we never dreamed of! Andreas was amazing!!! From amazing sites to good and coffee .. this tour was the best of everything!!!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Great driver
Meryle_G, Oct 2023
Andreas our driver was very knowledgeable and gave us a great introduction to Athens. We really had a good time
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Satisfying
angela_n, Oct 2023
Great tour with Konstantinos. Professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. He shared history as well as current events. after speaking with us, focused on our interests and efficient with our time.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Athens Greece 1/2 Day
Cattal_C, Oct 2023
Andres was wonderful. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend. Excellent sights and lived the tickets pre purchased
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Acropolis blues
Gaetana_T, Sep 2023
The original pick-up time was 9am. However, a few days before, the tour agency advised us to start at 7:45am so the acropolis would not be so crowded. We didn't get to the acropolis until 11 am. Driver had no water for us. A nice man, but basically just a driver. We found that the taxi drivers were just as knowledgeable.
Awesome Athens Adventure
Cynthia_H, Sep 2023
Konstantinos was amazing. He was great communicator and extremely knowledgeable about the history and present day Athens. Of course, we enjoyed the Acropolis, but we loved the changing of the guard at Parliament, lunch at Theta and every other site we visited. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
A Great Private Tour of Acropolis and Historical sights of Athens
Gwendolyn_S, Sep 2023
We had a fabulous time touring with our guide, Andreas. He was very knowledgeable, communicated well, and was accommodating to our requirements. For example, he told me how to take the golf cart and the elevator to get to the Acropolis as I had difficulty walking. He showed us all of the historical sights. The highlight was seeing the changing of the guards at the Presidential Palace. Well done, Andreas!!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Fantastic and fun!
Esther_M, Sep 2023
Andres was exceptional, he is a wealth of knowledge answering all of our questions. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Really great tour. Ask for Andreas to be your driver.
nita, Aug 2023
My daughters and I had a really great experience with Andreas as our guide. He was extremely helpful and was very knowledgeable. He took us to the South entrance of the Acropolis because the lines were shorter, then he took us to see many other sites around Athens and even took us for ice cream at the end our tour. The changing of the guard was very interesting to see as well. If you do this tour request Andreas. You will have a great time.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you very much for your review!!!!!!!!! I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!!
Perfect and personal
Jennifer_C, Jul 2023
Fantastic driver was very friendly and very knowledgeable! So much so we asked for him a second day! I highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much for your review to Viator... I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!! Best regards, Marina Apostolou
Excellent experience
Kristy_B, Jul 2023
We had a wonderful experience visiting Athens! Theo was very informative and even provided us with waters which we desperately needed due to the heat! Would recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much for your review to Viator... I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!! Best regards, Marina Apostolou
Amazing day in Athens
Mario_G, Jul 2023
Our tour guide, Lorenzo, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He took the time to explain the sites we were visiting. He also made sure to take us to a few local spots where we enjoyed local cuisine and shopping.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much for your review to Viator... I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!! Best regards, Marina Apostolou
Just ok.
LeighAnn_L, Jul 2023
This is basically a driver for the half of the day. We were under the impression tickets were included but they are not. We went to the Acropolis first but the amount of people waiting to get in was so long all we could do was take pictures while we waited for the driver to return. Then we went to the Temple of Zeus and had to buy tickets and it was not worth it. The stadium was neat but again we had to buy tickets and wait in line. Driver did not speak the best English and did not talk about sights along the way. Also we have to show the driver our Viator receipt to explain that we had already paid.
Reasonably costing tour, terrific tour guide!
SHERMAINE_O, Jul 2023
Our guide Andreas was kind, knowledgeable, flexible, helpful and a pleasure to travel with through Athens. Bravo!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much for your review to Viator... I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!! Best regards, Marina Apostolou
Must see Athens Tour
Jeffery_B, Jul 2023
Driver was pleasant and very knowledgeable and accommodating. The changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier was reverent and amazing. It is a must see. Obviously the acropolis was incredible which goes without saying. At the end he dropped us at the Plaka neighborhood for dinner and shopping. Truly a great tour. We highly recommend this tour company.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you very much for your review to Viator... I appreciate it!!!! This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!! Best regards, Marina Apostolou
Private group of 8 with tailored itinerary
Stella_Y, Jun 2023
I highly recommend this tour operator. From the moment I reserved with viator, they contacted me immediately. We tailored the excursion to meet our time frame since we only get 8 hours on the ground in Athen and we are a group of 8. Beside the usual sights, They recommend the temple of Poseidon. We had a great sunset dinner by the beach in the area and was one of the best meal while we are in Greece among Mykonos and Santorini. What a surprise. The tour guide Andrea is very experienced and professional. We really enjoyed our time with him. Thank you
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you very much for your review to Viator... This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!! Best regards, Marina Apostolou
Great for our family from 7-70 years old
KEVIN_S, Jun 2023
Driver was prompt, professional, and assisted my slightly disabled mother in and out of the vehicle and brought her to closer access entrances to the sites we visited. Exactly what we were hoping for by booking this private experience.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you very much for your review to Viator... This feedback helps us improve our ability to provide you with the best service possible. We look forward to welcoming you again to Athens and offer you our services !!! Best regards, Marina Apostolou

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