Athens Half Day Tour is the best way to have a sense of Athens and see all the attractions that this capital has to offer while exploring the city in a few hours. Feel the vibe of the most important Greek city, the birth of the Democracy and the cradle of the western civilization. Visit the Acropolis, the temple of Olympian Zeus, the Stadium of the First Modern Olympic Games, the Lycabetus Hill, Plaka, the Parliament House and watch the Change of the Guards!
While visiting Athens you will be visiting one of the oldest cities in the world, which was considered as the cradle of the western civilization, birthplace of the philosophy, the arts and the democracy.
A private half day Athens tour usually starts with the visit of the acropolis hill, the symbol of the Golden Age of Athens.
You will admire the imposing architecture and the perfection of the construction of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the temple of wingless Victory, the Theatre of Dionysus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
We will continue with a visit to the temple of Zeus, one of the largest and most impressive temples of the Greek antiquity since it was completed.
Afterwards, we will be having a stop in front of the Panathenaic or Kallimarmaron Stadium, an open stadium made entirely by white marble that hosted the first modern Olympic Games.
Our tour continues with a drive up to Lycabettus hill in order to enjoy the astonishing view from the highest point of Athens.
Driving down from Lycabettus hill we will be passing by Panepistimiou Avenue and take some beautiful pictures of the three most elegant and imposing buildings of the 19TH century, known as the Athenian trilogy. These are the Academy, the University and the Library.
We will also be driving by the Monastiraki district and Stadiou Avenue and then back to the city centre. There, we will be stopping in front of the Parliament House at Syntagma Square, the central square of Athens where you can watch the change of the presidential guards, guarding the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The options that you have for the rest of the tour is visiting the New Acropolis Museum, one of the most meritorious museums of the world hosting exhibits of the Acropolis and also very interesting temporary exhibitions or the archeological site of Ancient Agora, the heart of ancient Athens, once considered the center of political, commercial, administrative, social, religious and cultural activity. At the site you can also admire the best preserved temple in Greece, the temple of Hephaestus.
Customize the tour
Don’t hesitate to ask for changes in the itinerary.
We are very flexible and able to adjust the itinerary as you wish.
Tour duration : 5 hours
Acropolis: full 20€ / reduced 10€
Temple of Zeus: full 6€ / reduced 3€
Panathenaic Stadium: full 5€ / reduced 2,5€
Museum of Acropolis: 10€
Ancient Agora: Full: €8, Reduced: €4
Reduced ticket: European citizens over 65 years old, University students
Free entrance: people under 18 years old, students from European Union
January 1st: closed
March 25th꞉ closed
May 1st: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
December 25th: closed
December 26th: closed
Free admission days
March 6th (in memory of Melina Mercuri)
April 18th (international monuments day)
May 18th (international museums day)
Last weekend of September (European heritage days)
Every 1st Sunday from November to March
Prefer to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Follow our suggestion to visit the Acropolis in the morning in order to avoid the heat and the crowds.
Take a water bottle with you. You will find plenty of them at the vehicle.