The Best Of Athens Full Day Private Shore Excursion

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Proposed time at 08:00 am. , Proposed time at 08:00am If the cruise ship arrives at 06:00 or earlier If the cruise ship arrives after 08:00 am then 30 minutes after arrival. Times are subject to .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    From your hotel in Athens or address and from your cruise ship pier at Piraeus port
  • Return Details :
    Return at the same spot
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

The full day private tour in Athens is 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 both the 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

  • Professional English speaking driver with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece
  • 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

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • 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

A moderate amount of walking is involved

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