Athens Half Day Tour - Favorite Athens Highlights

4hr, Private Preset tour

OVERVIEW: This favorite private half day 'Sightseeing Athens Highlights' guided (optional) tour by Archaeologous is the most popular choice for vacationers with a short time in Athens. In your A/C vehicle, you will learn from your licensed English speaking guide (other languages available on request), about amazing Athens' history, traditions, art, and architectural wonders.

HIGHLIGHTS: Acropolis—Plaka—Highlights of Modern and Ancient Athens on the City Tour of: Hadrian's Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Parliament Bldg, Olympic Stadium and more.

INCLUDED: A/C vehicle, dependable driver, and (guide if requested and booked).

NOT INCLUDED:  Entrance fees.

DETAILS: Step back 2,500 years to the “the womb of civilization”. Experience the Acropolis, which is considered the crowning jewel of Athens. On top of the Acropolis is the Parthenon, known as the "architectural masterpiece of the golden age". Here, one can see the Temple of Nike, Temple of Athena, the Carytids, and Erechtheion.

Next, we are off to the vibrant village of the Plaka for shopping as well as exploration of the labyrinth of cobble stoned alleyways which offer perfect photo opportunities.

Lastly, you’ll be shown other ancient and modern architectural wonders of Athens on the City highlights portion of the tour: The magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus (700 years in the making), Hadrian's Arch, the Olympic Stadium (birthplace of the modern Olympics), the Parliament House (where there is a changing of the traditionally dressed guards every hour), and much more.

Submit an inquiry

Key information

  • Private tour
  • Tour guide is optional
  • Transportation and driver included
  • Half day, approx. 4 hours
  • The tour duration includes allowance for time between sites/activities.
  • No time allotted for lunch

Itinerary (Click on activities to learn more)

  • No wheelchair access
  • Entry fee reductions may apply to students and 65+ seniors.
2hr 0m
1hr 0m

Entrance Fees

  • Click on activities to see per person entrance fees.

Availability Inquiry Form

Additional guide languages available upon request.

Guide required for groups larger than 9 persons.


Only passengers with 19 years or more.

Click here to list passengers under 19.

Date format: month/day/year.

We will warn you in case of accessibility restrictions.

Tour price

Please submit your inquiry to get pricing and availability confirmation.