Athens Full-day Private Tour

Duration
8 hours
Language
English

Visit the highlights of Athens for a unique experience. Athens is on your bucket list and this is the best way to learn it. Visit the most important sites of Athens and do a city tour on a luxurious private vehicle with your driver-guide who knows all the information you want to hear while customizing it on your needs.

Highlights:

  • Acropolis

  • Parthenon

  • Propylaea

  • Temple of Athena Nike

  • Panathenaic Stadium

  • The Academy of Athens

  • The National Library of Greece

  • Hellenic Parliament

  • Syntagma Square

  • Plaka

  • Lycabettus Hill

Includes: 

  • driver(guide)  

  • hotel/port pick-up and drop-off 

  • private transportation by a/c vehicle

  • water

Not included: 

  • meals

  • entrance fees 40 Eur per person

  • licensed guide upon request  300 Eur extra per group.


Please note:  The price for a  group of 4-6  people  is  414 Eur per minivan.  The price for a  group of  7-12  people  is  502 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


Athens is on your bucket list and this is the best way to learn it. Visit the most important sites of Athens and do a city tour on a luxurious private vehicle with your driver-guide who knows all the information you want to hear while customizing it on your needs.

Itinerary:

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 or Wingless Victory.

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 or Kallimarmaro, 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. 

Ancient Agora

Ancient Greek Agora which is considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech.

Temple of Hephaestus

In the ancient Greek Agora, you will visit the Temple of Hephaestus (the best-preserved temple in Greece standing largely as built) devoted to the God of blacksmiths and volcanoes.

Museum of Ancient Agora

Ancient Greek Agora is considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech, in its small museum you will see findings from their daily life and learn about their constitution.

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 Trilogy of Athens, a group of three neoclassical buildings which also includes the Academy and the University. The building was designed by Theophil Hansen. 

Plaka

You will be feeling hungry by now so the next stop is going to be a traditional Greek tavern with authentic Greek dishes in the traditional neighborhood with the narrow streets. The neighborhood of the Gods. 

Acropolis Museum

As you enter the museum grounds, look through the plexiglass floor to see the ruins of an ancient Athenian neighborhood, which were artfully incorporated into the museum design after being uncovered during excavations.This dazzling modernist museum at the foot of the Acropolis’ southern slope showcases its surviving treasures still in Greek possession. While the collection covers the Archaic and Roman periods, the emphasis is on the Acropolis of the 5th century BCE, considered the apotheosis of Greece’s artistic achievement. Built in 2009, this museum was voted as the best mono-thematic museum for 2019.


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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