Full day Athens Highlights Private Tour
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Full day Athens Highlights Private Tour

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Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

This tour will take you to all the must-see sights of Athens. If you are visiting Athens for the first time, this tour provides an excellent introduction to one of the greatest cities of the ancient world.
During your Acropolis visit (approx. 2 hrs) you will see:
- Propylaea,
- The Parthenon
- Erechtheion
- The Temple of Athena Nike,
Looking down from the Acropolis you'll see the two ancient theaters in its shadow:
- The Theater of Dionysus , the oldest Greek theater (built in the 5th century BC),
- Odeon of Herod Atticus, erected in AD 161. The site hosts performances for the summer Athens Festival.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece

The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greece capital Athens. It was dedicated to "Olympian" Zeus, a name originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman period the temple -that included 104 colossal columns- was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue, 999-20, Athens 999-20 Greece

The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro is a multi-purpose stadium in Athens, Greece. One of the main historic attractions of Athens,it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble.
A stadium was built on the site of a simple racecourse by the Athenian statesman Lykourgos (Lycurgus) c. 330 BC, primarily for the Panathenaic Games.The stadium was excavated in 1869 and hosted the Zappas Olympics in 1870 and 1875. After being refurbished, it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. It was used for various purposes in the 20th century and was once again used as an Olympic venue in 2004. It is the finishing point for the annual Athens Classic Marathon.It is also the last venue in Greece from where the Olympic flame handover ceremony to the host nation takes place.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mount Lycabettus, Athens Greece

Lycabettus hill also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece at 300 meters (908 feet) above sea level. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Changing of the Guard Ceremony, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens 10557 Greece

One of the most unique experiences is the changing of the guards in Athens. The presidential guards or Evzones, guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Hellenic Parliament building around the clock, through the coldest winter night or hottest summer day. Evzones are an elite unit of the Greek army and it is a very high honour for a Greek guard to be selected as an Evzone

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Leoforos Amalias, Athens Greece

The Arch of Hadrian, most commonly known in Greek as Hadrian's Gate, is a monumental gateway resembling – in some respects – a Roman triumphal arch. It has been proposed that the arch was built to celebrate the adventus (arrival) of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and to honor him for his many benefactions to the city.
There were two inscriptions on the arch, facing in opposite directions, naming both Theseus and Hadrian as founders of Athens.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece

One of the most high profile museums built in Europe in the 21st century, The New Acropolis Museum holds the historic archaeological treasures of the Acropolis of Athens. Although opened in 2009.
A world-class museum of vast proportions, The New Acropolis Museum stands today as one of the most significant museums of ancient times. Offering a unique look into the past of Greece and is a must for any traveller in this age-old city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

One of the most high profile museums built in Europe in the 21st century, The New Acropolis Museum holds the historic archaeological treasures of the Acropolis of Athens. Although opened in 2009.
A world-class museum of vast proportions, The New Acropolis Museum stands today as one of the most significant museums of ancient times. Offering a unique look into the past of Greece and is a must for any traveller in this age-old city.

Duration: 2 hours

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Included
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Private air-conditioned Mercedes Vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Cold Mineral Water
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Adjusting/customizing itinerary to skip the long lines
  • Bottled water
Not included
  • Licensed Tour Guide (in case you wish a tour guide to escort you into the archaeological sites/museums you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator)
  • Food and drinks
  • Airport Pick up and drop-off (Additional cost)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Lycabettus
  • Entry/Admission - Changing of the Guard Ceremony
  • Entry/Admission - Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou)
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Plaka
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bring your hat and Sunscreen from April till end September
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Tourism
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Cultural
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