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Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Great overview and orientation of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Free port pickup and drop-off included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Our half-day tour in Athens will give you an overview of the modern city of Athens, and an insight to the ancient monuments and sites that have made Athens known all over the world. If you are first-time visitor of Athens, this tour will help you in orientation and a possible plan you want to make for the remaining days. Athens is a balanced mixture of ancient and modern characteristics, reflected in each and every corner of the city. This private tour in Athens stretches from the Acropolis to the Lycabettus Hill and Kolonaki, connecting that way the most ancient symbol of the city with the commercial area of modern Athens.
The famous Acropolis of Athens: The highlight of this sightseeing tour in Athens is of course the Acropolis, the trademark of the city. The Sacred Rock, the symbol of the Greek culture, features the highest point in town that used to serve as a fortress. The word Acropolis with a capital “A” indicates in all world languages the Acropolis of Athens, the most famous Acropolis, the cradle of Western civilization. Visiting the Acropolis you will have the chance to pass through the Propylaea, admire the Erechtheum, and the Caryatids, while watching the city spreading in front of your feet, allowing your eyes to wander from the distant mountains to the blue waters of Piraeus harbor. The most important monument of Athens dominates the Acropolis: The Parthenon of Athens, the most perfect example of classical architecture in the world, was designed as a shrine to Goddess Athena, the patron God of the city, and used to house a massive gold and ivory statue of the Goddess of Wisdom.
After the visit to the Acropolis, the sightseeing tour in Athens continues with a drive to the most important parts of the city. You will pass by the Tomb of Unknown Soldier and the Parliament on Syntagma (Constitution) Square, and you will see Hadrian’s Arch. Soon afterwards, the tour will bring you to the Panathenian Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place, in 1896. And then you will see many government buildings, the Presidential Palace ( ex-Royal Palace) and elegant houses built on streets half covered by sour orange trees. Close by you will also drive down the Panepistimiou Avenue where you can see the Catholic Church of Athens, and pass by the Academy, the University of Athens and the National Library.
*Our English-speaking tour driver has good knowledge of history and culture of Greece and will guide you till you enter sites. Please note that tour drivers cannot escort you inside the archaeological sites and museums.
Transport by private vehicle
English speaking driver
Hotel pickup and drop-off (from hotels located in the center of Athens)
Port (cruise ship) pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
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
Please note that our English-speaking tour driver has good knowledge of history and culture of Greece and will guide you till you enter sites. Please note that tour drivers cannot escort you inside the archaeological sites and museums
Centrally located hotels in Athens or Piraeus port (for cruise ship passengers)
Flexible departure time (between 07:00am to 3:00pm). Please indicate your preferred departure time you wish to be picked up at time of booking.