Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch
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Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20 Greece
The Athens full-day tour depart for a photo stop at Panathinaiko Stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece
Proceed, passing by Zappeion and Temple of Olympian Zeus. You will then drive past the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue passing by National Garden, Hadrian’s Arc, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schliemann’s House (Numismatic Museum), Catholic Cathedral, Old Parliament, Constitution Square ,Russian Orthodox Church, and finally Acropolis (including also Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Areopagus). Stroll up to the UNESCO-listed site that served as the ancient citadel, and tour the buildings as you hear how they reflected Athens’ prosperity in the 5th century BC.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece
Continue the expert guided Athens sightseeing and Acropolis museum one day tour with a pleasant short walk passing by Herodion and Dionysos Theater, in order to visit the Acropolis Museum. Avoid and skip the lines of the new museum. Main attractions such as votives, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze will impress you.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Temple of Poseidon, Leoforos Athinon - Souniou Cape Sounio, Sounio 195 00 Greece
After a morning tour full of images continue in a local restaurant under the slopes of Acropolis for lunch. After lunch depart for a wonderful drive along the scenic coastal road which affords a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf, passing through some of Athens most beautiful suburbs (Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza) to Cape Sounion. Cape Sounion is only 45 miles (70 kilometers) from Athens, making it the perfect lazy afternoon tour destination. The Cape's Temple of Poseidon is perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the sea. The view across the Aegean is magnificent with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world, extending all the way to Kea and the Peloponnese on a clear day. The Temple of Poseidon was built in 44 B.C., and many of its original Doric columns are still standing. One of the columns has a graffiti left by none other than Lord Byron in the early 1800s. The precipice is a sheer 197 foot drop to the sea.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Hotel pick up/drop off service (selected hotels)
- Transport by luxury air conditioned bus
- Professional and lisensed guide
- Entrance fees are being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entry/Admission - Acropolis
- Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- For Acropolis hill and Cape Sounio, comfortable walking shoes, sun glasses, hat and loose fitted clothing are strongly recommended.
We thought this tour was extremely enlightening and included so much important history, but we were not happy with the organization of the tour. There was too much confusion in organizing the various buses that had picked up people going to numerous tours and it took almost 30 minutes to get everybody to the correct bus and on our way. It would have been much smarter to just ask people to raise hands going on one tour and direct them to their bus or just have people meet at appropriate place. We ended have a much later day because of the mass confusion
We really enjoyed the tour and our guide was amazing he knew everything and he was lovely and polite . Acropolis was very crowded and many people slipping over . Our guide managed to keep us all together . The lunch was really nice all we had to buy was the wine and beer . I highly recommend the tour
This was a very good tour for learning so much about Greek culture and history. Our Guide, Stavros, has encyclopedic knowledge, and showed a great love and passion for his country. The early was good because we arrived at the Acropolis before the major crowds, (it was still extremely busy nevertheless, but was obviously becoming more so as we were leaving). Lunch was good - not just a buffet or set menu, like some other tours I've been on, but with main course choices.) The drive out to the Temple of Poseidon was picturesque along the coast and provided a welcome chance to "chill".
We spent most of the tour on a bus. We could not hear the tour guide. They did not pass out audio sets. They tried to overcharge us for the tickets, which was a surprise. We were overcharged for the tour. The people in the office had a bad attitude. The afternoon portion was almost a complete waste. The description of the tour was completely inaccurate. I very much regret doing this tour.
This tour provided the highlights of Athens and was very organized in a crowded visit. the guise was very well versed and knowledgeable
Hi folks I would get a different tour group other than key tours for this. Logistics were awful constantly waiting, guide constantly on the phone, waiting for people for over 30 minutes Who don’t pay attention to the guide. It really makes it for an arduous day, with guide making The entire group wait for people. The guy did not have tickets for entry before hand from people, so you had to wait for the tickets, lots of confusion as they sorted out people for different buses. Also I feel as if the information from the tour guide focuses mostly on mythology and is not based on facts. Wouldn’t do it again.
The wait and bus transfers start from the early morning and continues after lunch. A knowledgeable guide Dimitri, but probably providing too much details without a clear and punchy delivery. Lunch was ridiculous, where restaurant even want to charge eur1.50 for olive oil for the bread! Terrible service, please remove the restaurant from the tour!
Great tour. Only drawback was excessive amount of waiting at offices of Key Tours. Also the change of busses from morning to afternoon was okay but should have been explained earlier in the morning part of the tour.
What a full day of fun, adventure, and experiences! This full day tour really covered so many spots in Athens that we would not have seen otherwise! If you like history and your time in Athens is limited jump on this tour for sure! You spend the whole day seeing so many different things! The tour guide was very informative and nice to the group. She made sure we were feeling okay and were enjoying our time and understand everything she was saying the whole time. The bus was very comfortable as well. Would DEFINITELY recommend this tour!
The guide was excellent----she worked very hard, and was able to answer all of the group's questions----I recommended this tour to a couple going to Greece in May----Very good experience---Thanks
Our tour guide was Anatasia. Very nice, very patient and very informative. We learned so much and everything was a suitable pace for us. We did the lunch and it was very delicious and portions were large!
I liked it very much. There was a lot to cover and it was covered very well.
This was a long hot day but the guide was excellent and we were able to see what we wanted to see. The museum was fascinating and gave our visit to the Acropolis context.