Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch

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Athens Full Day Tour with Lunch
from £80.73
From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, you'll see with this full day trip all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens. Offering a perfect overview of the modern city, this guided tour will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.
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In Brief

Athina, Greece
10 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens 116 35 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, 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 licensed guide
  • Lunch


  • Entrance fees are being paid at the start of the tour (passport or ID card is required)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Poseidon

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Entrance fees are being paid to the guide at the start of the tour offering skip-the-line access. Please note that passport or ID card is required.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Excellent tour of Athens. Only had one day in Athens, this was the perfect tour to see the highlights.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
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
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
Excellent guide Anastasia. Second part of the tour wasn’t worth the 3 hour drive. But overall, the tour was very interesting.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
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
• Submitted 19 Sep 2019
I was in Athens for the day travelling solo and booked his tour to see the sights with the little time I had. Whilst the tour started off slow in the morning, with all the hotel pick ups and arrangements the rest of the day was well balanced out. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. He was well educated in the history of the historical sights and able to answer everyone’s questions. I was pleasantly surprised with the lunch we sat down at a nice restaurant and had a choice of mains. The food was traditional Greek food and tasted great. I would defiantly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 05 Sep 2019
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".
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Marianne my tour guide was fantastic. So knowledgeable. The morning really focused on the acropolis and the museum while the afternoon we went to the Temple of Poseidon. Beautiful.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
This tour provided the highlights of Athens and was very organized in a crowded visit. the guise was very well versed and knowledgeable
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
Anastasia was the best tour guide I've ever seen. She was patient, informative and truly has a passion for her city.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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!
• Submitted 27 Jun 2018
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
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
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!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
I liked it very much. There was a lot to cover and it was covered very well.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
It was a nice all day tour and it's worth every penny.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
Great guide, the lunch was exceptional and the tour locations were what we wanted to see on a tight timeframe. The bus seating for taller people can be better.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
I highly recommend taking this tour - great guide and fantastic all around.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
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.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
My wife and I went to Athens for a two night stay which allowed us to take the full day tour. Excellent tour, lunch was very good and filling giving you a real taste of Greece, and of course the Guide was wonderful! We saw all the major things that you would want to see in Athens for such a short stay. With limited time this was the only to do it.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
so many things to see and fantastic lunch
• Submitted 16 Sep 2017
What a great day we had. Just fantastic. Great tour guide and such an amazing place.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2017
Pick up drop off at Hilton Athens was great tour was so organize beautiful Maria our tour guy was so great lunch was wonderful
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
The tour for me was worth it. The Stadium was without entry altho we stopped for a few minutes. Great info as we made our way up to the Acropolis which was the bulk of the first half day. Soon was the 2nd half and the Temple of Poseidon. As impressive as The Acropolis. The highlight of the tour was Maria our Guide. I booked based on recommendations about her and I was not disappointed! Highly recommend!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
The tour was great. Informative, well paced and Anastasia, our guide, lovely and enthusiastic. Lunch was delicious and the coastal tour a must.
• Submitted 10 Aug 2017
Great tour. Saw the highlights of Athens in the morning. The Acropolis and Olympic Stadium. Visited the Acropolis Museum. All worthwhile and very interesting. The afternoon begins with a beautiful coastal drive arriving at the Temple of Poseiden. Our guide, Marianna, was tireless and was explaining, educating, discussing the sites all the way back to the hotel after 8 hours. I would highly recommend the tour.
• Submitted 09 Aug 2017