Sightseeing Tour to Acropolis & Landmarks in Athens

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Discover the ancient landmarks of the city of Athens in a comfortable minibus, the marvellous capital city of Greece!

Discover the ancient landmarks of the city of Athens in a comfortable minibus, the marvellous capital city of Greece! Welcoming adventurers of all ages on this inclusive family-friendly sightseeing tour.

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world with a recorded history spanning over 3,400 years. It is located in the southern part of mainland Greece, in the region of Attica, and serves as the political, cultural, and economic centre of the country. It is also a charming city, with bustling markets and a thriving arts scene. On this tour, you’ll explore some of the key landmarks in Athens, including the legendary Acropolis!

Your half-day sightseeing tour begins at the meeting point in Athens. Here, you’ll be welcomed on board the air-conditioned Mercedes minibus, which seats a maximum of 15 passengers. You’ll meet your experienced guide, who will go through a quick itinerary overview for the day. Everyone is welcome on this tour, the perfect excursion for small groups of friends or family. Once everyone has arrived, the adventure begins!

The panoramic tour will start by passing the temple of the Olympian Zeus, known as one of the most significant ancient temples in Athens. It was constructed in the 6th century and is dedicated to Zeus, the king of the gods in Greek mythology. The guide will provide insights about the monument and the life of the famous Roman emperor Andrian. You will then travel to the first stop on the tour, the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium.

The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro, is an ancient stadium where the first modern Olympic Games of 1896 took place. You’ll have a short stop here to capture some photos and explore the stadium. Once back in the minivan, you’ll continue to the next stop, the Royal Palace of Athens. The palace was originally built as a residence for the Greek royal family in the early 19th century, and now serves as a governmental building. You’ll watch the famous changing of the presidential guards and visit the Monument of the Unknown Soldier.

The tour will then take you to the Athens Trilogy, which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Marvel at the architectural beauty of these impressive buildings and learn about their fascinating history. You’ll then make a quick photo stop at the Ancient Agora, home to the Temple of Hephaestus, one of the best-preserved ancient Greek temples. Next, you’ll explore the areas of Plaka and Monastiraki. These lively neighbourhoods are known for their picturesque streets, traditional tavernas, and local markets. You’ll have some time to explore Athens’ bustling city centre.

The tour concludes at the ancient Acropolis, the crowning jewel of Athens. The Acropolis is one of the most iconic and significant historical sites in Greece, if not the world. It is a rocky outcrop located in the heart of Athens, overlooking the city from its elevated position. It features the famous Parthenon building, the Erechtheion temple, and the Acropolis Museum. You’ll skip the line and explore the famous sites of the Acropolis, with the guide providing extra information about its historical significance. The tour bus will then return to the starting point.

This half-day tour is the perfect way to cover the city’s most iconic landmarks in a short space of time. Book your sightseeing tour in Athens now for an unforgettable experience!

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Course of events

- Arrive at the meeting point in Athens

- Board the minibus

- The adventure begins!

- Drive past the Temple of the Olympian Zeus

- First stop at the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium

- Next stop at the Royal Palace of Athens

- Watch the changing of the presidential guards' ceremony

- Visit the University of Athens, the Athenian Academy and the National Library

- Short stop at the Ancient Agora of Athens

- Explore the neighbourhoods of Plaka and Monastirak

- Visit the Acropolis

- Skip the line entrance to the Acropolis

- Return to the starting point in Athens

Special terms

This is a minibus tour, some walking is required.

Please wait for the minibus at the corner between Fillelinon 16 and Navarchou Nikodimou streets at the New Hotel on the sidewalk and not inside the hotel’s lobby.

Meeting point:
At the corner beside New Hotel, Filellinon 16, Athens 105 57, Greece
Spoken languages:English
  • Guide
  • Entrance to Acropolis
  • Bottled water
  • Food
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus entrance fee (€6pp)
  • Panathenaic Stadium entrance fee (€10pp)
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

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