Athens Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Hotel
See the top attractions in Athens from the comfort of a luxury coach on this Athens half-day sightseeing tour. Your Athens tour takes you past the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, St. Paul's Church, and many other notable sites throughout the city.
This Athens half-day tour takes you through the city's epicenter, Syntagma Square. Around this square, you'll find the Parliament House, which is where the 300-member Greek Parliament convenes. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located in the forecourt of the building; members of the Presidential Guard keep watch over the tomb 24 hours a day no matter the weather conditions. You'll also swing by the National Garden, Schliemann's House, and other popular locales near the square.
Another major attraction included on this Athens sightseeing tour is the Athens Trilogy: the National Library, the University of Athens, and the Academy of Athens. These majestic buildings serve as shining examples of neoclassical architecture and make for great photographs. Panathinaiko Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, also awaits you. Aside from being one of the oldest stadiums in the world, Panathinaiko is also the only one to be made completely of white marble.
Your final stop is the Acropolis of Athens, an ancient citadel that houses the remains of many historic structures, including the Parthenon, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. The temple has served various roles throughout its history. It was used as a treasury, Christian church, and even an Islamic mosque. The building was extensively damaged in 1687 when an explosion blew out much of the building. You will spend about two hours soaking in the history and beauty of this important landmark. Entrance into the Acropolis is included in your tour. Climb the steps for an unforgettable view of the city below. In 1975, restoration efforts began to repair its structural integrity. All this and more is waiting for you on this convenient and comprehensive half day bus tour. For an unforgettable morning full of adventure and history, look no further than this comprehensive Athens sightseeing tour.
Reviewer: BC Travels the World
This was a good tour - short but comprehensive tour of all the highlights of Athens. A good intro level tour to allow you to familiarize yourself with the city.