Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Admire the wonders of Ancient Greece on this comprehensive 3.5-hour city tour of Athens. Discover the historical center of the city as you drive past such attractions as Hadrians Arch and Syntagma square. See the first modern Olympic stadium, then head for the main attraction: the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Acropolis.


All entrance fees included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Comprehensive tour of the city

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Pass By: Syntagma Station, Athens, Attica

Board the vehicle and begin with a panoramic drive around Syntagma square, passing by the National Garden, Hadrians Arch, St. Pauls Church, Parliament, Tomb of the unknown soldier, Catholic Cathedral, and Schliemanns House. Continue past the Athens Trilogy, which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National library as your guide introduces you to the ancient and modern history of Athens.

Stop At: Panathenaic stadium, Athens, Attica

Next, it's time for a photo stop at the white marble Panathinaiko Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896, before passing by Zappeion and the Temple of olympian zeus.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Acropolis, Athens, Attica

Make your way to the iconic Acropolis, one of the world's most recognized ancient sites. Visit Propylaea, The acropolis' monumental entrance which blends Doric and Ionic building principles, and the small Temple of athena nike, which stands on a protruding mass of rock, protecting the gate to the ancient citadel. Admire the ruined temples of the Parthenon and Erechtheion before concluding your tour with a drop-off back at the original departure point.

Duration: 2 hours


Professional and licensed guide

Transport by luxury air conditioned bus

Hotel pick up/drop off service (selected hotels)


Acropolis entrance fees are being paid at the start of the tour (passport or ID card is required)

Gratuities (optional)

Entry/Admission - Acropolis

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Entrance fees are being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access. Please note that passport or ID card is required.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Regular temperature checks for staff

Small group tour of maximum 26 people (50% of bus capacity). We provide all participants with whisper audio devices which are thoroughly sanitized from our staff, as well as inside the charging cases with UVC lights. Sanitizing dispensers are available at the ticket office for use before departure.

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  • 14-Oct-2019

    Overall disappointing. First off the coach arrived late and then we had to undergo a series of transfers before finally taking off The English speaking guide was certainly not upto the mark as her command of English was poor. At the Acropolis, we were made to stand in the sun whilst the guide tried to explain /narrate in not-so-good English. Why she didnt take us to shaded part is a mystery(It was 30 deg on that day)

  • 09-Oct-2019

    Given the number of tourists that cram into the Acropolis daily, we decided to utilise the Key Tours "Morning Tour #1" as a means to achieve a best outcome. The tour went for 3.5 hours and at €61 per person was good value, as it included €20 entry fee to the Acropolis. The first 1 hour drive around Athens gave a useful insight into venues that we would follow up later. Our guide - Marilena, from Key Tours was competent and knowledgabke, fluent in English and very personable. Her knowledge of Athenian history was comprehensive and we learned a great deal. We attended the Acropolis on a usually busy day and moving around was difficult...but that is just the way it is. The Parthenon and associated historical sights are remarkable, and this is a good way to "do" it. There is adequate time to take the necessary photographs! We would use Key Tours again and would be delighted if Marilena were our guide.

  • 25-Sep-2019

    Private tour and transfer was booked weeks in advanced, but somehow they had problems figuring out where the pick up should be despite the fact it was communicated via phone and email multiple times. I finally gave up, and arranged a private transfer instead of using Key Tours. Then the day before the "private" tour was to start, they changed the time from an afternoon tour to a morning tour, of course we weren't going to be in Athens until the afternoon, thus the reason for scheduling an afternoon tour. Their attitude "to bad". Terrible communication and customer service.

  • 15-Jun-2019

    We took the half day city tour that included visiting the Acropolis and the Museum. The tour bus picked us up at our hotel. Evan our guide was amazingly informative. We learned such interesting facts from him. We went in June and the Acropolis was very busy, but apparently nothing compared to July and August. The Museum was very interesting. If you want to catch up with Evan, bring snacks and drinks with you. We were picked up at 8am and did not get to the Museum until around 1pm - we were starving!

  • 09-Aug-2018

    The Keytours people arrived on time and were very nice. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area, history, and really brought to light details that pleasantly surprised us. The reason we only give a 3/5 rating is because at the end of the tour they left us at the museum instead of driving us back to our hotel (my understanding is it was because they had another tour to go to). At this point we were feeling the jet-lag, and were very hot, tired and hungry - we would've really appreciated being returned to our hotel as opposed to being left to find our way across the city, and we asked, but it seemed the van was no longer available. It ended the tour on a less then happy note.

  • 03-Jun-2018

    Covers most of the historical sights briefly. Excellent for people with certain limitations. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be some walking and at the Parthenon there will be a lot of climbing uphill. The walkways can get slippery when wet, so be aware.

  • 18-Apr-2018

    Excellent trip! A lot learnt in the short period of time from a very knowledgeable guide Sofia Gryadi. This is a great tour if you don't have much time in Athens.

  • 07-Jan-2018

    Recently completed the half-day Athens tour - a disappointment to say the least. Our guide would introduce a topic in history and say she would complete it later. This happened throughout the trip and before you knew it the trip was over. Some of the facts she mentioned was not accurate and when questioned about it by some of our tour group, she laughed and brushed it aside. The 3 and half hour tour got over in about 2.5 hours. We didn’t see the point in rushing past the landmarks in central Athens so quickly. An extra 15 mins at the stadium would have ensured that we could at least walk inside (after buying tickets on our own, of course). The cab drivers who ferried us around shared more about Athens and if we had spent only half the amount (for a group of four) we could have got more bang for our buck. This tour was my least favourite experience in Athens and expensive for the time.

  • 04-Jan-2017

    Great tour with fantastic enthusiastic guide, Anastasia

  • 04-Jan-2017

    Great tour with fantastic enthusiastic guide, Anastasia

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