Athens city highlights half day private tour

Get around Athens’ most-cherished attractions and see the city in comfort on this private, half-day driving tour. Choose what time your small group would like to start, with hotel and port pick-up and drop-off included, and enjoy a professional chauffeur service designed to show off the best of Greece’s ancient history and hospitality.

Take the hassle out of seeing Athens with the freedom of a small, private tour
Drive to the Parthenon where you have free time to visit the Acropolis Museum
See the Hellenic Parliament guards; pass-by Panathenaic and Kalimarmaro stadiums
Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned private car with WiFi available onboard

per adult from

$79

AUD

Duration

4 to 5 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Native English speaking professional drivers with deep knowledge of history
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Official tour guide (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Athens, Athens, Attica

    Pick up from your hotel, apartment, Airbnb in Athens or Piraeus port

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

    Walk on the land in which thousands of years ago some of the largest and most important parts of the global philosophy, politics, and science were born and flourished. Navigate ancient monuments of priceless cultural and historical value and experience in person the greatness and glamour of Greek ancient times. Starting off with the Acropolis, which in Greek translates to the edge of the city, the geographically and spiritually highest point according to ancient Greeks.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Propylaea, Acropolis, Athens 105 58 Greece

    The Propylaea was the monumental gateway to the Acropolis of Athens and was one of several public works commissioned by the Athenian leader Pericles in order to rebuild the Acropolis a generation after the conclusion of the Persian Wars.

    Pass By: Parthenon, Acropolis Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 58 Greece

    An architectural jewel that hosts the best of what the human spirit and genius has ever conceived, an open embrace that awaits its famed sister marbles to welcome them home again.

    Pass By: Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens 10558 Greece

    The Erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon.


    Pass By: Temple of Athena Nike, Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou Acropolis, Athens 10558 Greece

    The Temple of Athena Nike is a temple on the Acropolis of Athens, dedicated to the goddesses Athena and Nike. Built around 420 BC, the temple is the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis. It has a prominent position on a steep bastion at the southwest corner of the Acropolis to the right of the entrance, the Propylaea. In contrast to the Acropolis proper, a walled sanctuary entered through the Propylaea, the Victory Sanctuary was open, entered from the Propylaea's southwest wing and from a narrow stair on the north. The sheer walls of its bastion were protected on the north, west, and south by the Nike Parapet, named for its frieze of Nikai celebrating victory and sacrificing to their patroness, Athena and Nike.

    Pass By: Theater of Dionysus, Mitseon 25, Athens 105 58 Greece

    The Theatre of Dionysus is an ancient Greek theatre in Athens. It is built on the south slope of the Acropolis hill, originally part of the sanctuary of Dionysus Eleuthereus. The first orchestra terrace was constructed on the site around the mid- to late-sixth century BC, where it hosted the City Dionysia. The theatre reached its fullest extent in the fourth century BC under the epistates of Lycurgus when it would have had a capacity of up to 17,000, and was in continuous use down to the Roman period. The theatre then fell into decay in the Byzantine era and was not identified, excavated, and restored to its current condition until the nineteenth century.

    Pass By: Herod Atticus Odeon, Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens Greece

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

    Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece

    At the foot of the Acropolis Hill in the shadow of the imposing Parthenon lays a modern jewel that houses some of the most important ancient Greek statues and works of art, the Acropolis Museum.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Leoforos Amalias, Athens Greece

    The Arch of Hadrian, most commonly known in Greek as Hadrian's Gate, is a monumental gateway resembling a Roman triumphal arch. It spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, Greece, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

    Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece

    Between the Acropolis and the Ilisos River are the remains of the Olympian Zeus Temple (now known as the Pillars of Olympian Zeus), one of Athens’ most important and oldest shrines. The space even today gives the visitor a sense of grandeur.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens 116 35 Greece

    Continuing with the stunning Calimarmaro or as it is called today, the Panathenaic Stadium, the house of the first modern Olympic games, made of Pentelic marble in which the Olympic ideals are still reflected today.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Lycabettus, Athens Greece

    After leaving the beautiful Calimarmaro behind us, we will drive up to Lycabettus hill where you will enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the city and admire the combination of ancient and modern Athens from above.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Syntagma, Syntagma, Athens, Attica

    Syntagma Square (Constitution 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 3 September 1843.[2] It is located in front of the 19th century Old Royal Palace, housing the Greek Parliament since 1934. Syntagma Square is the most important square of modern Athens from both a historical and social point of view, at the heart of commercial activity and Greek politics. The name Syntagma alone also refers to the neighbourhood surrounding the square.

    Pass By: Hellenic Parliament, Parliament Mansion, Athens GR-10021 Greece

    View of the national guards and the monument of the unknown soldier. Quick stop for a photo.

    Stop At: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28 Greece

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a war memorial located in Syntagma Square in Athens, in front of the Old Royal Palace. It is a cenotaph dedicated to the Greek soldiers killed during war. It was sculpted between 1930 and 1932 by sculptor Fokion Rok. The tomb is guarded by the Evzones of the Presidential Guard.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece

    The Academy of Athens is Greece's national academy and the highest research establishment in the country. It was established in 1926 and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The Academy's main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens.

    Pass By: National Library of Greece, 32 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 106 79 Greece

    The National Library of Greece is situated near the center of the city of Athens. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen, as part of his famous Trilogy of neo-classical buildings including the Academy of Athens and the original building of the Athens University. It was founded by Ioannis Kapodistrias.

    Pass By: National History Museum (Old Parliament), 13 Stadiou Street, Athens 10561 Greece

    The Old Parliament House at Stadiou Street in Athens housed the Greek Parliament between 1875 and 1935. It now houses the country's National Historical Museum.

    Pass By: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece

    The old historical neighborhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis, and incorporating labyrinthine streets and neoclassical architecture. Plaka is built on top of the residential areas of the ancient town of Athens. It is known as the "Neighborhood of the Gods" due to its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This is a private tour. Only your group will participate. The pick-up time is adjustable upon your request.Your personal driver will pick you up and return you to the same place or at the point you prefer.In case of a hotel, he will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby.In case of an apartment, he will be waiting for you at the entrance of the building.For port pick up, he will be waiting for you at the gate, just as you disembark, holding a sign with your name on it to spot him upon arrival.Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We offer you the flexibility to schedule your tour at a date and time when it's most convenient for you!
    • Should you wish an alternative pick up time, please specify upon reconfirmation or through the Special Requirements field.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Our drivers are not official tour guides, but they are knowledgeable and can provide fascinating commentary in fluent English. Although they will not enter the archaeological sites with you, they can answer all of your questions about the places you visit with this tour.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by My Athens Transfers

Activity ID: V-67222P23

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