The Best Of Athens Full Day Private Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point 08:00am: HOTEL MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: We will meet you at the main entrance of your hotel. Please inform the porter that you are expecting your tour driver.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Return at the same spot
  • 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

Thefull day private tour in Athensis a unique way to see one of the most interesting cities in the world that has been charming visitors for centuries. Travelers who have taken this tour were more than satisfied because it presents Athens as it is: a magical place to visit.
The full day private tour in Athens includes a blend of historical and archaeological museums, sites and artifacts that cover the entire history of the city.
Highlights
An 8 hours private sightseeing tour in Athens
Visit boththe Acropolis of Athens with its Parthenon & the new Acropolis museum
Visit the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka and enjoy lunch in a Greek restaurant
Highly recommended for cruise passengers visiting Athens for a whole day or for several hours
Professional English speaking tour driver

Know More about this tour

The private tour starts early morning from your Hotel or any other place convenient to you. 

Your driver will drive you towards Queen Amalia Avenue by the Tomb of the unknown soldier and the House of the Parliament located at the famous Syntagma Square (Constitution Square).

Then the private tour continues towards the Panathenian Stadium, which is also known as the Kallimarmaron Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens.

The tour continues towards Panepistimiou Avenue where you can see the Catholic Cathedral of Athens and the Trilogy of Neoclassical Buildings of Athens.

Temple of Parthenon in the Acropolis of Athens, the Academy of athens, the Athens university and the National library will definitely impress you with their aesthetics and architectural design.

The tour to Athens continues with a drive to the Temple of Zeus and the Hadrians Gate that blend the Ancient and Roman Era in Athens. The destination now is the crown of the city, the imposing Acropolis of Athens with its glorious Parthenon.

The Parthenon is the most characteristic example of classic architecture of the 5th century BC, constructed to house the immense statue of Goddess Athena, the protector Goddess of the city.

You will get to see the Propylaea, the Temple of athena nike and the temple of the Erectheion that is mostly known due to the statues of the Caryatides, the Porch of Maidens.

Once you descend from The acropolis, you have the chance to visit the New Museum of the Acropolis that is built at the feet of the Sacred Rock and admire the marbles of the Parthenon and an impressive collection of artifacts and relics found on the Acropolis during the excavations.

Later on, the private tour will drive you through Plaka, the picturesque quarter of the city, where you can see lovely little shops with handmade crafts and gifts, the Ancient agora of Athens where the philosophers and orators of Athens used to present their views and Roman agora.

The full day tour to Athens will also give you the chance to get a glimpse of modern Athens as well, visiting the fish and meat market in downtown Athens and walking by the Monastiraki market, which is the famous flea market of the city.

However, a visit to Athens is never complete if you do not get to taste the famous Greek cuisine; the tour will take you to a traditional Athenian restaurant or tavern, where you can indulge to the colors and flavors of the most known Greek dishes (home cooked food).

Finally, you will enjoy the breathtaking views from Lycabettus Hill, which is the highest hill in the city of Athens, to take some spectacular pictures and an image of the entire city in your hearts and minds.

Inclusions

A professional English speaking driver 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. Licenced by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group

Road tolls and local taxes

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Athens

Piraeus Port pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Fuel surcharge

Bottled water

Exclusions

Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum

Gratuities

Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities following the program mentioned above.

Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost to escort you inside the archaeological sites and museum according to the program.

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Wheelchair accessible

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Oct-2019

    I had corresponded with Christos and given him a wish list. He said it was a lot, but we did it! Acropolis, Parthenon, Lycabettus Hill, to Acropolis Museum and points in between plus a stop for lunch near Monastraki square, He even arranged for perfect day. Traffic was horrible but he maneuvered the van thru lanes I wouldn’t have attempted with no traffic and no parked cars. Great day!

  • 04-Oct-2019

    The driver did his best to visit all places on the itinerary despite road closure due to organized activities on the day of Circle of Athens. The car was much bigger than we expected. We were very happy with his service.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    Our private tour was excellent!!! George our tour guide was awesome!! He was very helpfull, flexible and knowledgeable. We never feel pressure or rush. He also took us for lunch at an authentic Greek restaurant at a reasonable price and the food was great!!!
    I will highly recomend this company especially this tour and if I ever go back I wiould like to have George again.....Thank you so much GG !!!

  • 09-Aug-2019

    Our tour guide, Yanni, was wonderful. Transportation and history explanation was splendid! He went far and beyond in accommodating our large group. We traveled with one wheelchair and one stroller and he managed to take us to many sites. His restaurant recommendation was also great!! It was very unique experience to taste 'homemade' platters. Thank you, thank you, Yanni!

  • 05-Aug-2019

    There were four of us, along with our driver and our guide. Eleni, our guide, tailored our day to meet our expectations, show us the sights we were interested in seeing, eating the food that we wanted to eat, and offering detailed insight into the deep and varied history of Greece, specifically in Athens. Our driver was extremely professional and always had the car ready, cool and with ice cold water on a very hot day. My only wish was that we had more time to spend and the museums and some of the sites, but there is only so much you can fit in, even on a whole day tour like this.

  • 30-Jul-2019

    Absolutely loved Athens and the Acropolis! Would get the earliest tix possible next time to avoid the large crowds. Breath taking views, wonderful historical perspective. Wear shoes with traction. The marble paths are so smooth from years of wear that slipping is certain.

    Our driver, Yanni, was a wealth of information on ancient and modern Greece. He entertained us with stories about each place we saw. His car was clean and and smelled fresh. Definitely hire a local to drive you around Athens. They understand the rules of the road and the etiquette it requires to avoid pedestrians and drivers.

    We asked to go to a local (not tourist) restaurant for lunch and Yanni took us to a taverna in the heart of the city. We were greeted by the host who personally presented us with an array of the most delicious food I have ever eaten. The only dishes I had eaten before were Greek Salad and moussaka. The ones I had here were far superior. We also saw many locals eating here as well as an active take away business which proves that were were eating the same food that would be eaten in a Greek home.

    Athens cannot be seen in just one day. I hope my next visit will be longer.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    WOW! Be ready to walk, hike up stairs and lug water around. Despite the adventurous walking tour of Athens, it was wonderful. Our guide was very good and knew a lot of history. Lovely young lady who I cannot remember her name but she did very well and was very knowledgeable. This is a very nice tour if you have a short time in Athens. Covers a lot of historical places and sites. Just remember, wear comfortable shoes and bring water. The weather was very hot for this time of year so rethink your time of visit if you are flexible. The heat adds a lot of discomfort if you are not use to it. I do recommend this tour if short on time and on the cruise ship. Personal connection with the guide is a most.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Took a private tour of Athens with 2 other couples. We give George five stars for his calm demeanor, knowledge of the history of Athens and recommendations including having lunch at a local family restaurant. We visited the Parthenon, museums, This was the perfect tour

  • 25-Apr-2019

    Christos was our terrific tour guide. He met us just outside the main terminal at Piraeus Port (arrived by cruise ship) in comfortable air- conditioned car. He customized the full-day tour to take us to many places, great photo ops and even a grocery store (I find it interesting to walk the aisles of a food store and see different and similar items with local language and prices)!! Hubby cannot walk the steep entrance to Parthenon, but he took us to many other sites and we saw Acropolis from many different locations.
    I highly recommend Christos and this full day (8 hours) tour; worth every penny.

  • 22-Oct-2018

    Apostolos is an excellent guide and made sure we saw as much of Athens as possible in the time we had. Great day!

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