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Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour provided by Keytours - Greece

Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour
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About
Save time and stress compared to piecing together public transport on this guided half-day Athens coach tour, with pickup and drop-off from select central hotels. See the architecture of the Athenian Trilogy; take a picture at the Panathenaic Stadium; soak up the sights of Syntagma Square; then explore the Acropolis—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Please note: Acropolis entrance fees are payable to your guide in euro cash at the tour start.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See central Athens’ signature sights by comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the heart of ancient Athens
  • No need to spend time reading reviews: Your guide explains the sights
  • Hassle-free 2-way transfers from select central Athens hotels
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See central Athens’ signature sights by comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, the heart of ancient Athens
  • No need to spend time reading reviews: Your guide explains the sights
  • Hassle-free 2-way transfers from select central Athens hotels
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2876P25
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional and licensed guide
  • Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
  • Hotel pick up/drop off service (selected hotels)
Exclusions
  • Acropolis entrance fees are being paid at the start of the tour (passport or ID card is required)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
  • Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece Our office is located 3 min walk from Acropolis metro station, beside Royal Olympic hotel. We offer free pick up service from selected Athens centrally located hotels. Please call +302109233166 at least 24 hours before your travel date in order to confirm your pick up time.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance fees are being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access. Please note that passport or ID card is required.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional and licensed guide
  • Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
  • Hotel pick up/drop off service (selected hotels)
Exclusions
  • Acropolis entrance fees are being paid at the start of the tour (passport or ID card is required)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
  • Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece Our office is located 3 min walk from Acropolis metro station, beside Royal Olympic hotel. We offer free pick up service from selected Athens centrally located hotels. Please call +302109233166 at least 24 hours before your travel date in order to confirm your pick up time.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance fees are being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access. Please note that passport or ID card is required.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Sep 2020
A note from Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour
Small group tour of maximum 26 people (50% of bus capacity). We provide all participants with whisper audio devices which are thoroughly sanitized from our staff, as well as inside the charging cases with UVC lights. Sanitizing dispensers are available at the ticket office for use before departure.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Athanasiou Diakou 26
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Syntagma Station
  • 1
    Panathenaic Stadium
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Acropolis
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Haresh M
1 contribution
Athens sightseeing Half Day
Sep 2019
Overall disappointing.
First off the coach arrived late and then we had to undergo a series of transfers before finally taking off
The English speaking guide was certainly not upto the mark as her command of English was poor.
At the Acropolis, we were made to stand in the sun whilst the guide tried to explain /narrate in not-so-good English. Why she didnt take us to shaded part is a mystery(It was 30 deg on that day)
Written 14 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mariannapap4
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your time to send us your review, and we feel so sorry for not meeting your expectations on this occasion. Kindly note that we always try to hire the most skilled guides that interact with their audience in the best possible way, since we fully respect and understand the vital role they play in your overall experience. Thank you for your review. Best regards, Key Tours
Written 17 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

parto01
65 contributions
Only way to see the Acropolis
Given the number of tourists that cram into the Acropolis daily, we decided to utilise the Key Tours "Morning Tour #1" as a means to achieve a best outcome. The tour went for 3.5 hours and at €61 per person was good value, as it included €20 entry fee to the Acropolis.
The first 1 hour drive around Athens gave a useful insight into venues that we would follow up later. Our guide - Marilena, from Key Tours was competent and knowledgabke, fluent in English and very personable. Her knowledge of Athenian history was comprehensive and we learned a great deal.
We attended the Acropolis on a usually busy day and moving around was difficult...but that is just the way it is. The Parthenon and associated historical sights are remarkable, and this is a good way to "do" it. There is adequate time to take the necessary photographs!
We would use Key Tours again and would be delighted if Marilena were our guide.
Written 9 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mariannapap4
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your precious time to leave us your feedback about our Athens Sightseeing Half-Day Tour. We are happy to hear that you found your recent tour with Key Tours well organized, very interesting and enjoyable. As regards your fabulous comments about Marilena, we could not agree more with you that she is amazing, very helpful, informative, friendly, and very knowledgeable. We will transfer to her your comments the soonest as possible. Hope to see you soon in one of our future tours. Kindest Regards, Key Tours
Written 17 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KateVehoo
Kansas City, MO29 contributions
This tour company should be called Keystone Cops Tours
Sep 2019
Private tour and transfer was booked weeks in advanced, but somehow they had problems figuring out where the pick up should be despite the fact it was communicated via phone and email multiple times. I finally gave up, and arranged a private transfer instead of using Key Tours. Then the day before the "private" tour was to start, they changed the time from an afternoon tour to a morning tour, of course we weren't going to be in Athens until the afternoon, thus the reason for scheduling an afternoon tour. Their attitude "to bad". Terrible communication and customer service.
Written 25 September 2019
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mariannapap4
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to leave your review, and we are sorry for not satisfying your expectations at that point. To investigate your case, could you please provide us some extra information (your full name, the booking date, and the booking reference) at marketing@keytours.gr? We remain at your disposal, Key Tours
Written 17 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

t4cplanet
2 contributions
You can't go to the Acropolis with out Evan as your guide!
Jun 2019
We took the half day city tour that included visiting the Acropolis and the Museum. The tour bus picked us up at our hotel. Evan our guide was amazingly informative. We learned such interesting facts from him. We went in June and the Acropolis was very busy, but apparently nothing compared to July and August. The Museum was very interesting. If you want to catch up with Evan, bring snacks and drinks with you. We were picked up at 8am and did not get to the Museum until around 1pm - we were starving!
Written 15 June 2019
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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your time to send us your amazing review about our Athens City Tour with us. I am so glad to know that you appreciated the complimentary pick up service and our guide who is always so informative and helpful. I am happy to hear that you found the museum interesting. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in Greece soon and show you other amazing parts of our beautiful country. Kind Regards, Dimitris Bistolas | Managing Director
Written 18 June 2019
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happytravlr1
San Jose, CA13 contributions
Half day private tour in air conditioned van
May 2018 • Friends
The Keytours people arrived on time and were very nice. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area, history, and really brought to light details that pleasantly surprised us. The reason we only give a 3/5 rating is because at the end of the tour they left us at the museum instead of driving us back to our hotel (my understanding is it was because they had another tour to go to). At this point we were feeling the jet-lag, and were very hot, tired and hungry - we would've really appreciated being returned to our hotel as opposed to being left to find our way across the city, and we asked, but it seemed the van was no longer available. It ended the tour on a less then happy note.
Written 9 August 2018
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Trish Brown
Athens, Greece62 contributions
A little too rushed, but excellent sights.
May 2018
Covers most of the historical sights briefly. Excellent for people with certain limitations. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be some walking and at the Parthenon there will be a lot of climbing uphill. The walkways can get slippery when wet, so be aware.
Written 3 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adam M
1 contribution
highly recommended
Apr 2018 • Couples
Excellent trip! A lot learnt in the short period of time from a very knowledgeable guide Sofia Gryadi. This is a great tour if you don't have much time in Athens.
Written 18 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nyusual
Bengaluru, India375 contributions
Disappointment
Dec 2017 • Family
Recently completed the half-day Athens tour - a disappointment to say the least. Our guide would introduce a topic in history and say she would complete it later. This happened throughout the trip and before you knew it the trip was over. Some of the facts she mentioned was not accurate and when questioned about it by some of our tour group, she laughed and brushed it aside. The 3 and half hour tour got over in about 2.5 hours. We didn’t see the point in rushing past the landmarks in central Athens so quickly. An extra 15 mins at the stadium would have ensured that we could at least walk inside (after buying tickets on our own, of course). The cab drivers who ferried us around shared more about Athens and if we had spent only half the amount (for a group of four) we could have got more bang for our buck. This tour was my least favourite experience in Athens and expensive for the time.
Written 7 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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