Athens Full Day Private Tour
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Athens Full Day Private Tour

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About this activity
Sightseeing in Athens starts with the hill of Acropolis which will make your day. On the historical hill, you will have the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum and of course the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena. After the Acropolis, we will head towards the Temple Of Zeus by way of Hadrians Arch and from there we will visit Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Next driving alongside the National Garden, we will see the changing of the guard (Euzones) in front of the old palace, which is today Parliament House, above the central square of Athens.

After that, we will drive to Panepistimiou Street one of the most historical streets of Athens to see numerous neoclassical buildings still standing and dating back to the late 19th century but more importantly we’ll see the architectural trilogy of Athens (The Academy – The University – The National Library). Then moving into the historical center of the city we will drive up the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, from the hill of Acropolis to the Aegean Sea. You will be feeling hungry by now so next stop is going to be a traditional Greek tavern with authentic Greek dishes or fresh fish – seafood by the sea.

After lunch, we will visit the two historically old neighborhoods of Athens, Plaka, and Monastiraki, where the famous Andrianou Street is located, and be ending at the flea market (shopping area). Where you will also visit the Roman Agora and the Tower Of The Winds and let’s not forget the Ancient Greek Agora which is considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech. In the ancient Greek Agora, you will visit the Temple of Hephaestus (the best-preserved temple in Greece standing largely as built) and a small museum house under the Portico of Attalos. Eventually bringing us to the New Acropolis Museum. A brand new museum opened in 2009 to host all the findings that have been excavated on the hill of Acropolis and its slopes also known as the museum of the senses. It is counted as one of the best museums in the world.

After traveling with us you will have seen the ‘real Greece’ and met ‘real people’. We are content to show you the Greece we know and love. Avoiding the tourist traps. Being a traveler not a tourist.
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  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide (The drivers are not a licensed to accompany you on your walk to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines / Tickets are NOT included.(40euro for over18th/5euro for Under18)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Not included
  • Entrance Fees
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
  • Licensed Tour guide on request (Additional cost - 240euro)
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The drivers are not a licensed to accompany you on your walk to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
5 | 2019-10-01

We were very grateful for our driver's expertise and professionalism during our tour of Athens. He managed to get us to places before the crowds arrived and he was very informative and interesting. We had a wonderful time with Fotis our driver and guide.! He gave us advice as to what we might like to see and brought us to places we would not have visited if not for him, It was a good value for the cost.

Cappy S
5 | 2019-09-30

Fortis was a magnificent guide taking us to places off the beaten path such as lake Vouliagmeni. He went at our own pace , and there was plenty of time to see it all!!

Walter N
5 | 2019-09-25

Great day. Our driver George was great. New car. Got us Right where we needed to go and picked us up promptly I wouldn’t hesitate to use this service again

Joyce E
5 | 2019-09-13

We were an adult family group (ages 60 - 23 yrs) of 6 travelling together, and this private tour to the primary sites of Athens was exactly perfect for what we wanted to do. Our tour guide, Fotis, was excellent. He was informative, friendly, and took us to all of the best places. We didn't really want a tour guide to walk us around at the sites, so this type of tour was great for our group. We enjoyed being able to pop in to sites, spend the time we wanted, then leave. We got tired, so ended our tour a little early, but we saw everything we wanted to see, so it was nice to be able to go back to our hotel when we wanted to. Thank you to Fotis!

5 | 2019-08-27

It was a great day touring with this company...our driver had alot of knowledge and a great personality and took us to a great place for lunch!

James H
5 | 2019-08-08

Great guide and program. The service was well coordinated and handled the same. Would recommend to anyone.

kristin r
5 | 2019-07-23

Fotis was an excellent guide. We saw everything that we had desired and then some. He explained the history well to us and our teenage children. We would definitely recommend this tour!

Lawrence W
5 | 2019-07-19

Fotis was our guide and he was great, very organized and showed us everything we needed to see in Athens in one day. Catered the tour to whatever we wanted to see, he was great!

Roger W
5 | 2019-07-03

Demos was our driver for the day. Friendly and courteous providing background information to all the places we visited. Suggested an excellent place for lunch. He had a specific set of places for us to visit but also allowed us to stop at various places that we wanted along the way for us to take pictures. It rained off and on most of the day. He had extra umbrellas for us which came in very handy. Excellent trip.

5 | 2019-07-03

We had an incredible day with George. He was informative about all of the historical "must sees" and flexible to allow us to visit the places that were personally important to us like the pier where my grandfather left Athens in 1923. Having a guide that knew the history of the areas we visited added to our experience. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a full glimpse of all Athens represents both old and new.

Kevin S
5 | 2019-07-03

We saw all of the sites in Athens! The trip was tailored for us and was at our pace. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

Soon-Jin T
5 | 2019-07-03

Great day out with the tour. Guide was very informative and we thoroughly enjoyed the day in Athens.

Brian M
5 | 2019-07-03

Our driver was fantastic! I'm so glad we did the private tour, as we were able to see the sights at our own pace, and the driver had the flexibility to add to or change the tour as traffic or weather allowed. We got to see the historical sights of Athens, as well as many beautiful views of the city.

Jacqueline B
5 | 2019-07-03

Our driver was amazing. He had pre*purchased tickets for us for the Parthenon so we did not have to stand in line and was so efficient with timing everything from us having a great lunch at Savvas to seeing the changing of the guards to the site of Olympieion to the overall view of the City of Athens to the Temple of Hephaistos and Zeus. It was an amazing city with so many wonderful sites.

4 | 2019-07-03

Our driver was Alex for a full day private tour for two couples. He was great and got us to the Acropolis before the buses and crowds arrived. This was our second time in Athens so we had pretty much seen most everything before, but we did see some other attractions. To be honest , there isn’t any “ must see’s “ after the Acropolis, but we had a very pleasant day and great service from the tour company Olive Sea Tours. I’m glad we did it.

5 | 2019-07-03

Our driver, Dem, picked us up at the port and whisked us away to the Acropolis, to try and avoid the crowds and heat. He also was a life saver because he was proactive and pre purchased our tix to the 3 venues, which saved us valuable time because the lines can be very long. Dem was so knowledgeable and while the traffic in Athens was horrific, he kept us interested with his vast knowledge of the city. He knew just how to navigate the roads so as to avoid as much traffic as possible so that we were able to see everything we planned. He even recommended a fabulous restaurant for lunch, not frequented by so many tourists. I highly recommend this tour and be sure to ask for Dem!

Alice R
5 | 2019-07-03

Tour guide was early for pick up, so nice and so flexible with that I wanted to do. I only have one full day in Athens and could not imagine a better way to see the whole city in comfort. Thank you!!!

Paula K
5 | 2019-07-03

Our driver was very good and attentive. Do know that having a driver is different than having a tour guide. If you want someone to tell you about the ruins, be sure to have a tour guide. Greece is very strict about this, do not expect your driver to do this.

5 | 2019-05-01

Our drive was very knowledgeable and very accommodating. Private driver is definitely the way to go. We got to all the highlights before all the tour buses.

Christopher P
5 | 2019-04-23

Our guide Dem was excellent, very informative. Went to the Acropolis nice and early before the crowds and the heat built up. Really enjoyed the day. Back at our hotel in time for a rest before heading out for a lovely meal at the Hotel Grande Bretagne.

David S
5 | 2019-04-09

Very informative. Saw all major points of interest. Guide was excellent. Totally satisfied with the day.

Diane C
4 | 2018-10-16

Great tour guide and tour of Athens. Guide provided historical information, waited patiently while we toured.

Rosey Posey
4 | 2018-10-09

Dem our driver is kind, helpful, fluent in English, decent, warm and very knowledgeable with the history of Greece. He took us to a restaurant which serves traditional Greek food and it was splendid and superb. Reasonably good price too. The only set back we had was the price we paid wasn't included tickets to the attractions where we didn't realize until we were told at the pick up point. But then again, it wasn't too costly for all 3 attractions (Euro 30/ticket for 3 attractions)

5 | 2018-09-24

Dem was a GREAT guide! He was prompt, courteous, friendly, extremely informative, and worked with us to maximize what we were able to see in a day!!

5 | 2018-07-19

Our driver was waiting for us at the cruise terminal with my name on a sign for our party of 7. Headed out first to the Acropolis along with every other person on a cruise boat. Do this first, as at it got hotter in the day, it is in the full sun and a climb up the hill to the top. You need a ticket to get in to the Acropolis which had a line that took about 30-40 minutes to get. You could have pre bought the tickets which had an option for a multi site entrance. The ticket was 30 Euro for Adults I believe as kids under 18 were free, you just needed to have Id for them. Our kids ranged from 17-12 and the oldest showed her ID at the ticket window and the other 5 got the tickets for free. The city very large and is crowded and covered in graffiti almost everywhere. Our driver gave me an extra cell phone to call when we were 5 minutes away from being done at the site to head out to our meeting point and he was there waiting with the AC on and cold drinks. Our driver was born and raised in Greece and knew everything about the city and history and was great to listen to. We saw the changing of the guards, temple of Apollo, and a few others sites I can not remember. Overall, the driver was awesome and do yourself a favor and skip the bus tours and get a private driver. 5 stars. We were also given a small gift and some post cards that were not expected as a great token of our visit. highly flexible and was willing to do or see whatever we wanted within the time frame allowed. Dropped off back at the cruise terminal and everyone enjoyed the entire day.

5 | 2018-05-12

We saw so much and even when I was unable to climb some of the steps the guide made sure that I had the opportunity to take photos. Driver spoke excellent English and gave us a lot of history of the area. His knowledge of the crowds got us to places before the bigger crowds showed up and we arrived in time to see the changing of the guards. Only on Sunday and holidays do they wear their whites.

Alison Z
5 | 2018-03-18

Vasilis was an amazing guide, this tour was a great way to kick off our first day in Athens! You see all the sites and get a great lesson before entering. Would highly recommend !

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