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Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

4.8 / 5

34 reviews

Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

From US$ 169.71 per group up to 4

Travel through ancient history and visit Athens on a half-day private tour. The home of democracy, you will see the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Gate, Panathenaic Stadium, and many more symbolic sites.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Russian, English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the great architectural wonders of the world at the Acropolis
  • See the new Acropolis Museum, with skip-the-line access
  • Go to the Temple of Zeus
  • Discover the site of the first modern Olympic Games
  • Explore the lively Plaka neighborhood
  • See the Changing of the Guards
  • Tour the best of Athens in a half-day
Full description
Discover the cradle of civilization, birthplace of democracy, and home of philosophy on a private half-day tour of Athens. You will experience some of the greatest monuments ever built, with visits to all the major attractions, from the site of the first modern Olympics, to the former Royal Palace. The 4.5-hour tour takes in the Panathenaic Stadium, the only marble stadium in the world. Built over the ruins of the ancient Roman stadium of Athens, it was where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Continue to the famous Arch of Emperor Hadrian, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated to the King of the Olympian Gods, and the largest temple of the ancient world. Go to the Acropolis, considered a work of architectural perfection. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater ever built in the world. You will also see the Odeon of Herod the Atticus, and go to the Hill of Pnyx, visit the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Nike, the Erechthion, and the New Acropolis Museum. Take in some wonderful panoramic city views from Lycabettus Hill, and visit the Parliament buildings to see the changing of the Royal Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Continue to Omonia Square and the open-air flea market in the lively Plaka neighborhood. Finally, see the 19th-Century Anglican church of St. Paul, the former Royal Palace, the Numismatic Museum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Library, and the Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, and Museum of Cycladic Art.
Includes
  • Pick-up from Athens hotels, apartment, square or port of Piraeus (Athens)
  • Transfers in a deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Mobile Phone
  • Cold water
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Licensed Guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Some attractions may charge extra for the right to take photographs
  • Pick-up and drop off at the airport is also available for an extra fee
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our guide/driver, Odysseas, arrived early at the cruise port with a sparkling clean van, large enough to accommodate all of our luggage from our cruise. He was very knowledgeable in Greek & Roman mythology and history. He gave us valuable insights into all of the monuments on the tour, along with visual aids to show details, highlights and construction techniques. He adapted his tour to include other sights and gave us a continual narrative of things we were seeing and questions we had along our route. My wife was interested in the ancient history and I was interested in Greece’s post 1821 revolution to it’s present history. Odysseas was very knowledgeable in both areas answering our questions and tying together pieces of interconnected history. Our tour ended with being dropped at our hotel. We had a great time on our tour and we’d very highly recommend it to anyone!

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September 27, 2021

Odisseas was an exceptionally, well versed guide. His professionalism from pick-up to drop-off was consistent, & I felt safe and at ease under his care. He was charming and hilarious with an ability to answer questions seamlessly while transitioning to new facts at each location. He was a true gem and I'd suggest his services to any incoming tourist. It was the highlight of my short visit. I was able to combine local tradition with an ancient Greek mythology lesson in one setting. Just perfect!

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September 17, 2021

Our guide Odysseus was amazing! From the minute he picked us up at our hotel he was very polite and informative. He gave us excellent i historical background. He even stood in line for tickets for us while we were sightseeing! We visited the acropolis museum, saw many architecturally significant buildings, and watched the changing of the guards. We even visited some special sites that were perfect for taking photos. Visiting the acropolis was one of my bucket list items and it is definitely a highlight of my trip. I highly recommend this activity.

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July 28, 2021

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