4-hour Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

Duration
4 hours
Language
English

If you have a short time but you want to see the highlights of Athens that’s the best way! Visit the Acropolis and feel captured by the symbol of the western civilization. Then enjoy your drive around the city admiring the most important parts of it.

 Highlights: 

  • Acropolis

  • Parthenon

  • Propylaea

  • Temple of Poseidon and Athena

  • Temple of Athena Nike

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus

  • Panathenaic Stadium

  • The Academy of Athens

  • The National Library of Greece

Includes: 

  • Driver (guide)  

  • Hotel/port  pick-up and drop-off (Central Athens)

  • Private transportation by a/c vehicle

  • Water

  • Skip-the-line

Not included: 

  • Meals

  • Entrance fees  28 Eur per person

  • Licensed guide upon request  190 Eur extra per group.

Please note: The price for a group of 4-6 people is 306 Eur per minivan. The price for a group of 7-12 people is 367 Eur per bus. 

The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on 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.

The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions


If you have a short time but you want to see the highlights of Athens that’s the best way! Visit the Acropolis and feel captured by the symbol of the western civilization. Then enjoy your drive around the city admiring the most important parts of it.

Acropolis

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.  

Propylaea

The Propylaea are the monumental entrances to the sacred area dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of the city. Built by the architect Mnesicles with Pentelic marble, their design was avant-garde.

Parthenon

 Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena, the most famous building in the world, symbol of Athenian Democracy and the Western Civilization. 

Erechtheion

Temple of Poseidon and Athena, the most sacred place in ancient Athens with the incredible female featured columns, Karyatides. 

Temple of Athena Nike

Temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Nike.  

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone Roman theater structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The building was completed in 161 AD and then renovated in 1950.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

After the Acropolis, we will head towards the Temple of Zeus, the biggest in antiquity, devoted to the King of the Gods, by way of Hadrian's Arch.   

Panathenaic Stadium

We will visit Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.  

Lycabettus Hill

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.  

Hellenic Parliament

The Hellenic Parliament, in Greek known as Voulí ton Ellínon is the parliament of Greece, located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Syntagma Square in Athens. The Parliament is the supreme democratic institution that represents the citizens through an elected body of Members of Parliament.  

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

We will see the changing of the guard by the elite unit of the Greek Army (Evzones) in front of the old palace, which is today Parliament House, above the central square of Athens.   

Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square is the central square of Athens. The square is named after the Constitution that Otto, the first King of Greece, was obliged to grant after a popular and military uprising on 3rd of September 1843.  

The Academy of Athens

The Academy Building constitutes one of three parts in an “architectural trilogy”. It was founded with the Constitutional Decree of March 18th, 1926, as an Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.  

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is the largest state institution of higher learning in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. The splendid Athens University was designed by the Danish architect Christian Hansen and completed in 1864.  

The National Library of Greece

The National Library of Greece was built at the end of the 19th century, as the last of the Architectural Triligy of Athens, a group of three neoclassical buildings which also includes the Academy and the University. The building was designed by Theophil Hansen.   

Dimitra
With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Athens, Greece
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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