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In 1963, a number of leading Greek travel agents have decided to join forces and create a sightseeing operator with the purpose of organizing quality sightseeing tours and cruises, on a daily or weekly basis. Over the years it has been organizing excursions for hundreds of Greek and foreign tour operators. Initially on an office at Athens’ main Syntagma (Constitution) Square, Key Tours moved in 1991 to a spacious terminal and office building opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus, where it is still based today.
KeyTours – expert tour company is your key to unravel the fascination of Greece and Mediteranean, the ideal travel destination that combines a rich history and cultural variety of more than 4000 years, with a modern face of the post-Olympic infrastructure. It can offer something to everyone and suit all ages, tastes and backgrounds.
We do offer you the best sightseeing in Athens, half-day, full-day excursions, fascinating cruises and multi-day tours in mainland Greece. Our aim is to help you experience the real Greek culture and everyday life. We also organise private sightseeing, Shore excursions , groups and conference tours as well as transfers. Let us design for you, unique itineraries according to your needs. Let us make your stay in Greece exceptional!
The Company Today
Today, Key Tours S.A. is still owned by some of its founders that include major Greek travel agencies, but the main shareholder since 2004 is Filimport Ltd. a family owned company. Also, since its foundation in the 1960s, it has been an Exclusive Supplier of sightseeing tours and excursions to American Express International and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
It serves annually over 60.000 visitors to Greece, by organizing 20 scheduled excursions and numerous other tours on a private/tailor-made basis. Key Tours distributed its tours via 500 contracted agents and approx. 100 hotel front desks in Athens. More over Key Tours supply with tours and transfers international Online travel agents such as: Getyourguide, VIATOR, EXPEDIA, City-Discovery, GLOBETRIPS, VOYAGE ASHORE and many others.
The company operates 7 days a week, for 16 hours a day and has nine full-time staff. It also operates a modern reservation system that enables its staff to view availability and book while on the phone. It is currently building a state-of-the-art website that would enable agents and individual customers to book tours on a 24hour basis.
With our brand new site, our target is to offer tours, trips , excursions and activities all over Greece and not only Athens. Our 50 years of experience as tour operator and insider help us choose associates and suppliers all over Greece and not only, fulfilling our high standards of service, in order all the travelers to find quality tours in Greece and Mediterranean.
Special emphasis is given to quality standards. Key Tours uses luxury air-conditioned coaches with friendly drivers, carefully selected multi-lingual tour guides and a variety of modern or traditional hotels in Athens or the mainland. Most of its clients, partners, suppliers and employees have been working with the company for several years, a few of them even for several decades!
Since 2010 Key Tours has been officially between the Strongest Companies in Greece according to ICAP Group (one of the acknowledged External Credit Assessment Institutions in Greece).
Tripadvisor award Key Tours with "The Certificate of Excellence 2011" and "The Certificate of Excellence 2012"for the quality of tours and activities offered.