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Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

1. Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

Explore Athens on an eco-friendly, 100% electric tuk-tuk that’s perfect for getting around on the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this 3-hour tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments at the center of the city: see the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and the Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church.   Then, climb up Mount Lycabettus, a hill located in the city, and take in gorgeous 360-degree views of Athens. Follow this with visits to the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch.   Continue on to the Plaka neighborhood with its charming streets, restaurants, bars, and shops. See Romain Agora, Hadrian's Library and the Ancient Agora. Finally, visit the Acropolis, a sight you simply can’t miss. Your driver will end your tour by passing through Thissio and Monastiraki’s flea market.

Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

2. Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

Your first stop is at the Acropolis of Athens. The city’s rich history is documented on every step of the Acropolis of Athens, on every piece of marble gracing the Parthenon. You will have some time to explore the Acropolis Museum. Then, head to the Hellenic Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Take a quick stop for a photo before continuing on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a former colossal temple at the center of Athens. You will also stop at the Panathenaic Stadium and then Mount Lycabettus, to take a look at the city from above. You will then set off for the Archaeological Site of Sounion. Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio - an example of classical architecture of the 5th Century B.C. Upon your return to the city of Athens, you will stop at an idyllic place: Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera.

Athens: Acropolis Museum, Temples, and Corinth Full-Day Tour

3. Athens: Acropolis Museum, Temples, and Corinth Full-Day Tour

Experience a full-day tour which combines the 2 historical cities, Athens and Corinth. Visit the Acropolis which is symbol of democracy. See the Parthenon which is considered the most perfect building in the world. The Erechtheion became famous for its Karyatides, the Propylae, and the reconstructed Temple of Athena Nike. Continue to the Acropolis Museum which was recently voted the fifth best in the world. See the famous Arch of Roman Emperor Adrian and the Temple of Zeus which was the biggest in ancient world. Catch a panoramic view over Athens from Mount Lycabettus and take some beautiful pictures. Visit the Panathinaiko Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896. Watch the changing of the guards at the Parliament. Tour around the city center and see some fantastic Neoclassic buildings such as the University of Athens, the Academy of Art and Sciences, and the National Library. See the residence of Sleiman, the Geman Archaeologist who found Troy. Afterwards, continue southwest to Corinth an make a short stop to see the Corinth Canal and the Diolkos which helped the Corinthians to pull the ships along. Arrive in ancient Corinth, where you can see ruins of 2 theaters, the Temple of Apollo, temples of the Roman period, and of course the altar where Saint Paul spoke to the Corinthians about the new religion. The Museum which hosts hundreds of artifacts from different periods is really interesting. After lunch (optional) you'll return back to Athens.

Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

4. Athens: City Highlights Private Tour with Temple of Poseidon

Discover the highlights of Athens on this family-friendly tour as you see sights like the acropolis, the Panathenaic Stadium, Prime Minister’s residence, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Journey through the Greek Riviera on the way to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. Be picked up from you accommodation in Athens or Pireas in an air-conditioned Mercedes and head to the Acropolis. See the Parthenon that was dedicated to the goddess Athena at Parthenos and the entrance to the sacred area at Propylea. View the columns of the 420 BC temple of Athena and Nike. Stroll pass the Erechtheion with its maidens statues, the Roman theater of Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and an ancient Greek Theatre of Dionysus. Step into Greek mythology as you see the Hill of Ares where the god Ares is said to have had a trial. Visit the Temple of Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Drive by the Prime Minister’s residence at Maximou Mansion which was the former royal palace. Continue past the House of Parliament and stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guard. Head up to the highest point of in Athens at Lycabettus Hill to capture pictures of panoramic city views. Get out of the city on a scenic coastal road through the Greek Riviera. Travel through some of Athens’ suburbs and resort areas like Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, and Lagonisi on your way to the stunning coastal temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Have the option to stop to purchase lunch or have a coffee break on the waterfront. Return to your accommodation in Athens.

Athens: 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

5. Athens: 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Start the day from the central meeting point or with an optional hotel pickup and explore Athens on an eco-friendly electric tuk-tuk, perfect for navigating the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this sightseeing tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments in the center of the city. See the Hellenic Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church. Then, climb up Mount Lycabettus, a hill located in the city, and take in gorgeous 360-degree views of Athens. Follow on to see the site of the ancient Olympic games, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Arch of Hadrian. The tour concludes in the Plaka neighbourhood in the shadow of the Acropolis and its ancient temple, from where you can get off or return to the starting point of your tour.

Athens: Private Evening Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

6. Athens: Private Evening Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Enjoy pickup from your hotel or meet your driver at a centrally located meeting point. Hop inside your charming electric tuk-tuk, which is the perfect size to navigate the city’s narrow roads, then set out on an evening of exploration. Start with a tour of the Athens’ most emblematic buildings and monuments including the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church. Continue the tour onto Mount Lycabettus and admire unforgettable views across the city and the Acropolis. Drive through the neighborhood of Kolonaki next, then pass by the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch. The tuk-tuk then winds its way through the narrow streets of the Plaka neighborhood, before heading to the Romain Agora and Hadrian’s Library. Pass by Thiseio to marvel at sprawling views of the Parthenon, then visit the areas of Monastiraki and Psiri. Throughout the tour, soak up the romantic atmosphere of Athens as the sun sets and day turns into night. At the end of an unforgettable evening tour, the driver will drop you off at the starting point, or to another location of your choosing.

Athens: Private Panoramic Night Tour with Personal Driver

7. Athens: Private Panoramic Night Tour with Personal Driver

See Athens transformed in the evening on this private panoramic drive through the city. Marvel at iconic monuments golden against the skyline and experience Athenian nightlife before stopping at a Greek traditional tavern for dinner as pre-discussed by yourself and your driver. Get picked up in a luxury vehicle by your private driver, then start your evening with a visit to the Acropolis of Athens. Choose to visit highlights like the Temple of Zeus, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the former royal palace which is now the Greek House of Parliament. Continue the panoramic tour around the Athens Trilogy, three neoclassical buildings including the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Spot the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro), where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896, then see Mount Lycabettus (Saint George), Athens’ highest hill, offering an unbeatable panoramic view of all the city. Finish off your night by having dinner (at your own expense), either in a traditional Greek Taverna at Plaka with a view of the acropolis or at Mikrolimano, a small port of Piraeus, right next to the sea.

Athens: City and Cape Sounion Private Tour with Transfer

8. Athens: City and Cape Sounion Private Tour with Transfer

We start our tour by visiting the Acropolis where you will see the great monuments that were built during the classical age of Pericles and stands for 2500 years. Then by request, you can visit as well the Acropolis Museum. Continuing our tour we will see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896 and it's the only Stadium in the World that is built entirely of marble. In the past, at the same location, the Athenians were celebrating the Panathinaia, a religious festival honoring the goddess Athena. After we see the changing of the guards at the Parliament building and the tomb of the unknown soldier. Then we head to the Athens trilogy to see 3 neoclassical buildings such as the Academy-University and National Library, as well as the statues of Apollo, Athena, Socrates, and Plato. Then we will drive up to Lycabettus hill to see the panoramic view of the city, 267 meters high from the level of the sea. Passing by the temple of Zeus we will stop to see it and Hadrian's Arch, builded in 1st century AD. Then, we drive to the south suburbs of Athens, passing by the Athenian Riviera, on our way we will stop for breathtaking pictures. In the beautiful area of Anavissos we will stop at a local restaurant for lunch next to the sea, having seafood. After lunch, we reach the Cape Sounion and we visit the temple of Poseidon. Finally we drive back to Athens, on our way we will have a short stop at Vouliagmeni Lake.

Athens: Timeless Hills Walking Tour & Mount Lycabettus

9. Athens: Timeless Hills Walking Tour & Mount Lycabettus

Starting from the lively Koukaki area, where Trekking Hellas Athens base is located, we will first walk up the Hill of the Muses and the Hill of the Nymphs with fantastic views towards the Acropolis. Then our walk takes us on the Hill of Pnyx, where we check out the meeting place of the Assembly in Classical Athens — the quintessence of Athenian Democracy. We will also see the National Observatory dating from the 19th century.Our exploration then takes us to the Hills of Areopagus and the Odeon of Herod Atticus. We then get lost in the maze of the Anafiotika district, before we find our way toward the Acropolis Museum area.Next stops are the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and we then explore the National Gardens. We make our way through this historical park, and we will also see the Presidential Mansion. Finally, we start walking towards Lycabettus Hill , which surely offers stunning views of Athens! We pass by the bustling Kolonaki area on our way down before we end our walk in Evangelismos Metro Station. Distance of the walk ~ 7,4 km / 4,6 mi, including uphill parts

Athens from Piraeus: Private E-Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

10. Athens from Piraeus: Private E-Tuk Tuk Half-Day Tour

Explore Athens on an eco-friendly, 100% Electric Tuk Tuk that’s perfect for getting around on the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this 4-hour tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments at the center of the city: see the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church. You'll also get to stop at Mount Lycabettus for 45-minutes. Lykabettos or Lykavittos, is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, 300-meters (908 feet) above sea level. The view from Lycabettus is a must, for only here is it possible to observe the huge extension of Athens City. Pass by the neighborhood of Kollonaki, a hub for upscale shopping where international labels and Greek designer boutiques share space with sleek concept stores and galleries. Enjoy a short stop at The Panathenaic Stadium or Kallimarmaro, The Ancient Olympic Stadium, one of the main historic attractions of Athens and the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. You'll also see the Temple of Olympus Zeus and the Hadrian's Arch. Pass by Plaka, the old historical neighbourhood of Athens, clustered around the Northern and Eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. It is here where you will see the Tower of Winds, Hadrian's library and Romain Agora. During the rest of your tour, you will witness landmarks such as Ancient Agora, Acropolis, Areopago Hill, the neighborhood of Thisseio, Monastiraki, the flea market, and Psiri, the new hub neighborhood of the city where the locals love to spend their evening and free time. This day is jam-packed full of Athens' most impressive and historic landmarks.

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What people are saying about Mount Lycabettus

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4.8 / 5

based on 62 reviews

I did the hills of Athens walking tour with Magda and Yiannis. This was honestly one of the best tours I ever had. They were so informative and friendly. I learned so much about the different sites and enjoyed the beautiful sunset with them. They also shared some bits about local life with me. Overall, I highly recommend this tour especially with these two lovely guides!

Multiple sites throughout Athens. Time for photos, coffee and a walk to the top of the tallest hill with St George Church at the top. Perfect way to experience Athens with 1-4 people—the tuktuk is 100% electric and go travel through places cars are prohibited. This was recommended by someone we met at a class, and lived up to their description.

Our tour was amazing! Thanasis was our driver. He was entertaining and very knowledgeable. He stopped for a few little extra surprises along the way, which made our tour even more special. We highly recommend taking this tour, it’s a great way to see a lot of Athens and it’s history.

Thanasis was amazing. Even with unforeseen circumstances he made the trip memorable and enjoyable! What an adventure. If you do only one thing in Athens this should be it!

Fantastic way to see Athens, enjoying the open air, and stop every now and then for some photo ops!