• Duration: 8 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

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 Hadrian’s 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 (Evzones) 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 neighbourhoods 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 travelling 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 traveller, not a tourist.

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.

What's included

  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Skip the line to purchase site tickets. [40€ for over 6 yo for Non-EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]
  • Bottled water 

What's excluded

  • Entrance Fees [40€ for over 6 yo for Non-EU & 24 yo for EU Citizens]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 250 €]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost) 
  • Lunch 

What do I need to bring

  • Suitable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended for your comfort.
  • Hats, sunglasses and suntan lotion are highly recommended.  

Important information

  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any 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.
  • We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am. If for any reason this is not convenient for you we will adjust the time according to your needs. 

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • SIGHTSEEING
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • PRIVATE CAR TOUR
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • CITY TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • TRANSFERS AND GROUND TRANSPORT
  • PRIVATE ROUNDRIP
  • VIP AND EXCLUSIVE
  • LAYOVER TOURS
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • WEDDING AND HONEYMOON

Guided Language

  • English

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Cool Athens

If you need your space, you love some sort of free plan and not get in line, if you want to see key things of that ancient city, if you just want to spend few hours and not days, go for it. Absolutely worth it and compared to the US, it's really cheap for the quality and the private attention you enjoy.

By Tom the New Yorker on 2019-06-19

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