The half-day tour “Athens Panorama” is designed for people with limited mobility or in a wheelchair.
The Athens Panorama tour lasts approximately 4 hours and it is a relaxed tour, that allows you to make the most out of your visit in the city. It combines the modern and ancient parts of the city and is truly worth to take.
Itinerary of the Athens Panorama tour
The Acropolis – the Parthenon – Plaka – Ancient Agora – Roman Agora – Monastiraki – Temple of Vulcan – Thission – Kerameikos – Temple of Zeus – Hadrian’s Arch – Syntagma square – the Parliament – monument of the Unknown Soldier – The Academy of Art – University – National Library – Omonia Square – Panathenian Stadium – National Gardens – Kolonaki – Lycabettus Hill – picturesque Mikrolimano – Passalimani – Marina Zeas – Piraeus – Averof Battleship
Highlights of the Athens Panorama half-day accessible tour
- It is a relaxed 3-hour private tour of Athens, specially designed for visitors in wheelchair or people with limited mobility
- It is a harmonious mixture of ancient and modern Athens
- It includes all the major sites of Athens, such as Plaka, Syntagma Square, Panathenian Stadium, Kolonaki-the high end of Athens, Lycabettus-the highest hill of Athens
- Admire the Acropolis and the Parthenon without the strenuous climb to the top of the hill
- Pickup and drop off at your cruise terminal or your hotel in Athens by an English-speaking driver
Description of the Athens Panorama Half Day Accessible Tour
The half day Panorama tour starts from the cruise terminal at the port of Piraeus or your hotel in Athens. Whether you are two people or a large group, we can accommodate you in a private vehicle with 4, 10 or 17 seats. We will drive towards Athens passing by the more modern suburbs of the city, and after 15-20 minutes we will arrive at the feet of the Holy Rock of Athens, the famous Acropolis, which dominates the scenery in Athens.
Acropolis is the classic place to be in Athens if you are a visitor, and definitely for a reason. The Parthenon was built in the 5th century BC and still is the imposing temple of the city. You can admire and photograph all the monuments of the Acropolis from the specific point where your driver will transfer you. It is a point that few people actually know and offers the best view of the Acropolis, relieving you from climbing the steep and long stairs.
Later on, the tour will continue towards the Temple of Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian, and you will have the chance to admire the lovely National Gardens (ex Royal Gardens), that connect the Zappeion with the Parliament of Athens, which was the old Royal Palace.
The panorama tour will continue towards the picturesque quarter of Plaka and Monastiraki with the flea market, where you can see the Temple of Hephaestus, the Ancient Agora, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library and the markets of the city, that will give you an idea of how the Athenians shop.
The tour will also take you to the actual stadium of the first modern Olympics in 1896, the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaron, because it is made of fine quality Pentelic marble.
The Athens tour will end at the highest hill of Athens, the Lycabettus hill that will provide you the best backdrop for last minute pictures, since it offers panoramic views to the entire city and suburbs.
After taking some lovely pictures, the tour will bring you towards the lovely small harbor of Mikrolimano with its gorgeous views, the Marina of Zea where you can admire the rich cruise yachts and the ancient walls of Piraeus. You will also be able to see the Nautical Museum of Piraeus that houses the historical trireme, a replica of the original ancient ship, and of course the large Battleship Averof at Trocadero.
Finally, your driver will bring you to your hotel in Athens or your cruise terminal in Pireaus to catch your ship, for the rest of your cruise.
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
- Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
- Pick-up from and return to your hotel
- Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
- Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
- Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
Excluded from the tour
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverage
- Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
- This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
Persons with Disabilities
- Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
- In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
- In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!
Opening hours & Admission fees
- Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
- Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
- Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
- Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.
Free admission days
- March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
- June 5: Environment international day
- April 18 : International monuments day
- May 18: International museums day
- September 27: International tourism day
- The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
- National Holidays
- Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
- The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
- NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed