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Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

4.8 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: Greece Athens Tours

Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

Activity provider: Greece Athens Tours
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From US$ 198.47 per group up to 4

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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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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up is provided at your accommodation or the cruise ship port. Hotels in Attica areas may cost extra.
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  • 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
Full description
Discover the cradle of civilization, the birthplace of democracy, and the 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 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, go to the Hill of Pnyx, visit the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Nike, the Erechteion, 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, the Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, and Museum of Cycladic Art.
  • Pick-up from Athens hotels, apartment, square, or port of Piraeus (Athens)
  • Transfers in a deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Mobile Phone
  • Water
  • Driver
  • 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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Some attractions may charge extra for the right to take photographs
  • Pick-up and drop off at the airport is available for an extra fee
  • Skip-the-line service must be pre-paid. The Acropolis is 20€, and the museum is 10€
  • You must have your passport and vaccine certificate, or a passport and a negative PCR test from at least 72 hours before the tour starts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 48 reviews

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Our tour guide, Odysseus, was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. He drove us around to all the tourist hotspots while explaining the historical relevance of each location. He even showed us around some of the local neighborhoods to get an authentic fee of Athena. We highly recommend Odysseus for your touring needs.

July 31, 2022

Stellios was our guide and he was amazing. We only had time to do a half day tour and he did a great job of maximizing our time so that we saw as much as possible without feeling rushed. He is very personable and knowledgeable of all things Greece. It was a perfect tour for me, my mother and my teenage daughters.

July 2, 2022

Unfortunately, I had imagined something completely different and was disappointed. The tour is not a tour in the classic sense, but a taxi driver who drives you from one highlight to the next as quickly as possible without any explanation. The taxi driver was very nice and very friendly. And actually it was my fault for not reading that it's not a guide but for the price I just assumed there was some explanation or other. Strictly speaking, this tour is for people who want to quickly tick off the most important things in Athens in 4 hours. Well, reading carefully is appropriate here. We paid tuition.

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April 12, 2022

Product ID: 23634