Explore Athens on a 4-hour tour and discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Acropolis of Athens, Temple of Zeus, Panathenian Stadium, Parthenon and more. Admire the downtown city sites, watch the changing of guards and stroll around the Agora.
What to Expect
Start with hotel pick-up in private transportation and travel into the city center. During the drive, relax and chat about the things in Athens that interest you the most.
Although your itinerary is planned, the tour can be customized to your interests. Your first stop is Panathenaic Stadium, an impressive white-marble structure that was the site of the first Olympic Games in 1896. Take a look around the stadium’s architecture and reconstruction and learn all about its history as one of the country’s most renowned sports venues.
Near the stadium lies the Roman Temple of Olympian Zeus. Pose for photos in front of the colossal ruins that honor the king of the Olympian gods. Continue onward to Athens National Gardens and stop outside the Greek Parliament to see the traditionally-dressed guards watching the buildings. Have your camera ready to capture snapshots of the Changing of the Guard ceremony and get a sense of Greek modern history.
Next is the site that’s sure to be a highlight on any visitor’s list: the Acropolis of Athens. Leave your vehicle and head out on foot for a stroll up the slopes of the city’s famous ancient citadel. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Acropolis is home to several incredible buildings that date back to the days of Ancient Greece. See the Parthenon, Propylaea gateway, Erechtheion and Temple of Athena Nike, a monument built to represent Athens’ ambition as the most powerful Greek city.
After soaking up the views and perhaps enjoying a bite to eat or a drink from a local cafe (own expense), wander to the ancient Agora, a meeting place that once served as the heart of ancient Athens.
Your half-day tour finishes with drop off back at your hotel.
- Fuel surcharge
- Local taxes
- Hotel pick-up and drop off-within Athens city center
- Driver and vehicle
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• You may choose between morning or afternoon departure times
• Please be aware that this is a self-guided tour and a guide is not included