Daily: 01 Apr - 31 Oct
Daily except Sunday: 01 Nov - 31 Mar
Same as the start point
Explore some of Greece’s greatest treasures and the best of modern Athens on this 3.5-hour morning Athens sightseeing tour with an expert guide. With this Acropolis half day tour you will enjoy one of the top UNESCO'S world heritage monuments. The tour begins with a panoramic drive around Syntagma square, passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Catholic Cathedral,and Schliemann’s House.
Thereafter you drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Your licensed guide will explain more of Athens’s history old and new as you look at these stately buildings. Continue onwards for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896! It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Make your way to the archaeological site of Acropolis an UNESCO’S world heritage monument and visit Propylae the monumental entrance to the Acropolis which blends Doric and Ionic building principles, and the small temple Athena Nike, which stands on a protruding mass of rock, protecting the gate to the citade and of course the Parthenon, and Erechtheion with its porch of Maidens.
Know Your Guide:
In 1963, a number of leading Greek travel agents have decided to join forces and create a sightseeing operator with the purpose of organizing quality sightseeing tours and cruises, on a daily or weekly basis. Over the years it has been organizing excursions for hundreds of Greek and foreign tour operators. Today, Key Tours is still owned by some of its founders that include major Greek travel agencies. Also, since its foundation in the 1960s, it has been an Exclusive Supplier of sightseeing tours and excursions to American Express International and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.It serves annually over 60.000 visitors to Greece, by organizing 20 scheduled excursions and numerous other tours on a private/tailor-made basis. Key Tours distributed its tours via 500 contracted agents and approx. 100 hotel front desks.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.
Entrance fees will not be included in tour cost and will be paid directly to the guide. Price- ACROPOLIS 20.00 € Adult and child above 4yrs-10.00 € . ACROPOLIS MUSEUM- 10.00 € Adult and child 5.00 €.
Please remember to carry your photo ID card.
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