Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am or 3:00pm ( The tours are approximately 4 Hours) Please advice your pickup time the moment of booking. Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please advice your pickup time the moment of booking.
    Ports
    Pireus
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Tour in the heart of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek Parliament, Panathenaic stadium and many more with your 4-hour private taxi and knowledgeable driver.
A maximum of 8 people per booking

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

The tour starts from your Hotel, airbnb apartment or cruise ship terminal. Cruise to the center of Athens and Syntagma square, where you will see the Greek Parliament building and the most famous hotels in the Athens city that enclose the square.

After, pass from Filellinon Street to see the Russian and Anglican churches. Next, drive to the Temple of Zeus, which is a visited open-air museum, part of unification of the archaeological sites of Athens. After the spectacular Temple of Zeus and its columns, stop for photos at the Panathenaic stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

Head to Herodes Atticus Street where the office house of the Prime Minister of Greece and the office house of the President of the Republic is located. Visit the world's first building built exclusively for the Olympics Games, the Zappeion Megaron Hall, now used as a conference center. Next stop is the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament of Greece, where hyou'll watch the changing of the guards
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Follow Panepistimiou Street and past the Monetary Museum of Athens, the buildings of the Academy, University and National library, known as the "Trilogy of Athens". The route continues to Stadiou Street and the neoclassical Old parliament building, now the National historical museum of Greece. In front of the building stands the bronze statue of General Theodoros Kolokotronis, one of the leaders at the Greek revolution of 1821.

Afterward, go to the Acropolis and the Temple of Parthenon. There, you will have the unique opportunity to admire the splendid monument of the Athenian state of the Parthenon Temple, built in the mid-fifth century BC to honor the goddess of Athens. Visit the Odeon of herodes atticus and the Theatre of dionysus Elefthereus. Afterward, you will have a break for a coffee or lunch in The famous Plaka District, where your driver will wait for an hour. After that, head back to your hotel or cruise ship.

Inclusions

Fuel surcharge

Local taxes

Knowledgable Driver

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle or taxi

Bottled waters

Wi-Fi

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Official tour guide

Lunch

Gratuities

Airport pickup and drop-off (Additional 45,00 euro per ride)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Infant seats available

The drivers are not official tour guides, but they are knowledgeable and they will give you all the information about Athens and the history.

This tour does not include official tour guide

Drivers will not enter the actual archeological sites with you

Pickup time and location should be confirmed on booking

Mobile phone should be complete with the country code

Charge per extra hour after request 30,00 euro in cash to the driver

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Sep-2019

    We recently had a great half day tour of Athens with Serafim. He was very professional and knowledgable while also being friendly and fun to be with. Thank you especially for the surprise Serafim!

  • 27-Aug-2019

    Thank you so much for the tour. It was wonderful and by far the best tour we have taken. Serafin is a fantastic tour guide and highly recommend it.

  • 08-Aug-2019

    Seraphim was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and professional.
    He took us to some beautiful views and all the historical sites. He also recommended a great restaurant! We had a fabulous Experience and would definitely recommend this tour.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Our driver Leonardo was an amazing guide. He tailored the schedule for the sites we wanted to see the most in order to give us enough time to enjoy them. His vehicle was clean and even provided bottled water for us upon arrival. The summer months are filled with tourist and are very hot however he made this experience better than we had expected. I highly recommend this activity for anyone visiting the city. Thank you again Leonardo!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Dimitri our driver was excellent. He took our 7 family members to the Acropolis and the Museum as well as other locations of interest around the city. We never felt rushed and he was very charming and we were able to ask him questions about the City and the people. We asked him about a place for dinner so he suggested an area on the waterfront near our cruise ship which had had a number of authentic, family owned restaurants. Thanks to him we had a very pleasant, interesting day in Athens.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We only had one day in Athens and we wanted to see main sites before we moved on to other islands. Our lovely guide George took us to main places around the city. He was very accommodating to our needs and allowed us to take or time in each section of the tour. We had a lovely dinner at the end. Thank you for wonderful experience!

  • 03-Jun-2018

    What an amazing day in Athens. We paid for 4 hours however our driver gave us an extra two hours free of charge although we gave her a really good tip :. She took us to all of the high lights of Athens as well as those that you would not normally see such as the changing of the guard. She recommended a place for authentic food which as also outstanding. I cannot say enough about our experience with our driver as well as the company.

  • 29-May-2018

    Best Tour EVER!!!!! Sarafin was prompt and was so thorough. I was not feeling well and he even offered to re-schedule. I am so glad that I did not re-schedule. We enjoyed the best day imaginable in Athens.
    The vehicle was very nice mercedes benz I thinkI can't imagine that going on the official tours would be better than this. We started our day at the Acropolis. Before we got out of the car Sarafin prepared us with information on exactly where to go and gave us the history behind what we would see here. Every instruction provided was perfect.
    We saw every major tourist attraction and more. What we really loved was how he was able to give us the Greek citizen perspective on everything. The personal touches like having cold water and snacks for us, taking us to off the beaten path sights, etc was so amazing. He advised on how much a taxi ride back to our hotel should be from the major shopping district and all of his advise was so helpful. He even gave us advise on the best place to have dinner overlooking the acropolis at night.This was a private tour at its best. If you go to Athens, be sure to check out Sarafin.

  • 25-May-2018

    We didn't have much time but wanted to see as much as we could of Athens. This was the perfect way!

    We were picked up after breakfast with our bags and went straight to the Acropolis then Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, Parthenon and the Changing of the Guard. Our guide was amazing and let us pick up 2 friends who we didn't know were in Athens until the time for the rest of our time. We went to Mount Lycabettus and then had some lunch in town. Next she took us to the airport.

    A great half day tour and delivered right to where we needed to be. No hassle, great information if we wanted it, cold drinks and a smiling face : Thank you!

  • 12-May-2018

    We only had a day and a half in Athens and this half-day tour absolutely made the most of it! Serafim, our driver and tour guide not officially but SO knowledgeable, was absolutely amazing. He communicated well via WhatsApp, picked us up in clean and comfortable Mercedes taxi, was so informative about the city's history and culture, took the best photos, and was so kind and fun! He made sure we had a snack mid-day DELICIOUS pastries we weren't able to find again and still crave and gave us the BEST lunch recommendation. We visited the key sites in Athens, and he made sure to plan around crowds as best he could. It was a great day we will always have very fond memories of.

    Serafim - We truly appreciate everything. If you're ever in Los Angeles, you know how to get in touch!

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