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Athens City Sightseeing Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    08:15am
  • Duration
    Approx. 4 hours
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • See the magnificent architecture of the Parthenon, a symbol of the city
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring Temple of the Olympian Zeus

Overview

Visit the famous sights in Athens and discover the fascinating history of Greece. The unique architecture of the Parthenon and other magnificent monuments on the Acropolis Hill in Athens continue to inspire modern-day architecture. See the masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization at the awe-inspiring Temple of the Olympian Zeus.

The beautiful sculptures in the natural scenic surroundings of the Zappeion Gardens are a visual delight. Discover the majesty of the Royal Palace, the official residence of the president, and other interesting monuments during this Athens sightseeing tour.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approx. 4 hours

  • Start time

    08:15am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts from KEY TOURS Terminal, 26 Athanasiou Diakou street, Athens.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Itinerary

  • An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour and taken in an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Athens.

    The first short stop will be the Panathinaikos Stadium, the cradle of the first Modern Olympic Games which took place there in 1896.

    The tour will then pass by the New Royal Palace. Located in central Athens, the New Royal Palace is the official residence of the president of Greece.

    Proceed, passing by Zappeion, a vast expanse of greenery criss-crossed by broad alleys and decorated with many beautiful sculptures and Temple of Olympian Zeus.

    The temple originally had 104 columns, each 17 meters high. Today, only 15 columns remain, but they still convey a sense of the enormous size of the original temple.

    Continue the tour as you pass by National Garden, the Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schlieman’s House (where the Numismatic Museum is housed), the Catholic Cathedral, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Old Parliament, Constitution Square and the Russian Orthodox Church.

    The highlight of the tour will be a stop at the Acropolis. The Acropolis Hill or the "Sacred Rock" of Athens stands overlooking the city. It has some of the finest architecture that dates back to the ancient Greek civilization. See the Parthenon, the internationally recognized symbol of the city, dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of Athens. Other architectural masterpieces include the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaea.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at the starting point in Athens.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee
  • Meals
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent Tour Operator
    Raed Atari, United Arab Emirates 09/22/2011
  • Very informative
    Pauline Crabtree, Australia 07/15/2011

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