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Athens Sightseeing Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets To the Acropolis & the Parthenon

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Walk in the footsteps of both ancient and modern Greeks on this morning tour! From the Panathinaiko Stadium to the Acropolis, explore Athens' most famous sites along with an expert archaeologist guide.

highlights

  • Skip the long lines and save time on this small-group tour of fewer than 26 people
  • Enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Athens, combining the city’s modern and ancient sites
  • With an expert archaeologist guide for company, learn fascinating historical facts along the way
  • See landmarks such as the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Athenian Trilogy
  • Take photographs at the Panathenaic Stadium and enjoy priority access to the Acropolis

inclusions

  • Expert English or Spanish-speaking guide (optional)
  • Acropolis entrance fee
  • Whisper audio device
  • All taxes
  • Round-trip transport by luxury air-conditioned bus

exclusions

  • Acropolis entrance fee
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

super flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24h before the schedule

your experience

To start with, follow your expert guide and hop on a luxury bus to tour the legendary Syntagma Square. This square has been the very heart of Athens ever since the city became the capital of the modern Greek state. Along the way, see the National Garden as well as the Parliament, in front of which lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that honors all those Greek soldiers who were ever killed in the war. You will also see Schliemann’s House and the triumphal Arch of Hadrian, and pass by two major churches. St. Paul’s, the earliest foreign church in the Greek capital, and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Dionysius, the main Roman Catholic church of Athens.

Drive past the Athens Trilogy including the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Your guide will tell you more about Athens’s history, both old and new, as you gaze out at these stately buildings. Make a quick photo stop at the Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium built out of white marble. Continue onwards and see the Zappeion and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

At the archaeological site of the Acropolis, save time and skip the lines. Enter the Propylaea, the monumental gateway that blends Doric and Ionic building principles and pay a visit to the small temple of Athena Nike that protects the gate to the citadel. See also the Parthenon, and Erechtheion with its Porch of Maidens.

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Ticket Information

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • English-Guided Tour
  • Spanish-Guided Tour

COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • The guide, as well as the bus staff, will wear personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) and their temperature/wellness will be monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for you
  • Buses are filled to only 50% of their capacity and the number of buses used is increased
  • The average cleaning time is doubled both during the day and after the end of the tour at night
  • In addition, all sensitive touch areas such as seats, armrests, sidewalls, overhead bins, etc. are intensively cleaned and sanitized. The air inside the bus, on average, is completely renewed every 3 minutes during cruise time
  • All Setra 515 buses in the fleet are equipped with HEPA/CARBON filters (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestors), which capture more than 99% of even microscopic bacteria and viruses
  • Sanitizing dispensers are available at each door
  • Whisper audio devices will be given to all the travelers to keep social distance guidelines which are sanitized thoroughly both from the staff and also inside the charging cases with UVC lights

Important Information

  • There is a lot of walking involved. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Make sure to carry a valid photo ID with you

Timings

Daily 8:30 AM to 12 PM

Closed Dates

25, 26 and 27 Dec 2020

Discounted Tickets

Ages 4-12yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your tour guide at Key Tours Hellas S.A., 26 Athanasiou Diakou Str., Athina 117 43, Greece
  • To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Key Tours Hellas S.A.
    Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The nearest bus stop is ‘Syngrou,’ which is located right next to the meeting point
  • Catch bus #227 or 856 to get here

By Subway

  • The closest subway station is Acropoli, a 10-minute walk to the meeting point
  • Catch the M2 to get here

Validity

This ticket is valid on the date selected during checkout

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