8Half Day Athens Tour
The half-day Athens tour starts with a visit to the Acropolis where you will see the Parthenon, the temple on top of the sacred rock devoted to Goddess Athena; the Goddess of wisdom, the Propylea; the entrance to the sacred rock, the Temple of Wingless Victory which was devoted to Goddess Athena-Nike, the Erechtheum, the most sacred and mythical of all the temples of Athens with its famous Caryatides (female featured statues), the 5000-seat Odeon of Herodes Atticus which was carved into the rock and is still used for music festivals, the 13000-seat theatre of Dionysus where the Athenians listened to the immortal works of Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides and Aristophanes.

We will continue our tour by visiting the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathinaic Stadium (where the Olympic Games were held for the first time in modern Athens in 1896), the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guards.

Then we will drive through University Street that connects Constitution (Syntagma) Square with Concord (Omonia) Square - the second most important square in Athens and see the Academy, the University and the National Library.

Time to visit, the oldest part of Athens (the Plaka district) a very vivid neighborhood with cafes, little picturesque tavernas, and all kind of shops; after all you need something to remember Athens! or the site of Ancient Agora; the heart of social and commercial life of Acient Athens, or the new Acropolis museum. The new Acropolis museum is under the south slope of the Acropolis and contains mostly pediment sculpture, reliefs, and statues found on the sacred rock of Acropolis, which formed most of its decoration. Among these statues, the well-known female figures with the characteristic archaic smile called ‘Korai’ such as the Kore of Naxos, the Kore of Chios, and the Kore of Lyons etc. There are also sphinxes, consecrated reliefs such as that of Athena in Medication and consecrated sculptures such as the Moschoforos (a man who is carrying a calf across his shoulders), the Boy of Kritias etc. 

The duration of the tour is 5 hours.  

The cost for the half day Athens tour with an English speaking driver and a licensed tour guide who will accompany you into the sites is 380 Euros.

The cost includes all taxes and tools.

Entrance fees and lunch cost are not included in the price.

Entrance fees per person:

  • 20 Euros Acropolis Site.

  • 6 Euros Temple of Olympian Zeus

  • 8 Euros Ancient Agora Site.

  • COMBINED TICKET (Acropolis-Temple ofZeus-Ancient Agora) EURO 30. In case you decide to visit all three, the combined ticket is the best choice.

  • 5 Euros The Acropolis museum

Sites Opening Hours

• Winter: From November 1 to March 31 08:30 until 15:00

• Summer: From April 1 to October 31 08:00 until 19:30

• January 1st: closed

• January 6th: 08:30 until 15:00

• Shrove Monday: 08:30 until 15:00

• March 25th : closed

• Good Friday : 12:00 until 15:00

• Holy Saturday : 08:30 until 15:00

• Easter Sunday : closed

• Easter Monday : closed

• May 1st : closed

• Holy Spirit day : 08:30 until 15:00

• August 15th : 08:30 until 15:00

• October 28th : closed

• December 25th : closed

• December 26th : closed