Private tour

Athens: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

Athens: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

From £96.19 per person

Get around Athens’ most-cherished attractions and explore iconic sites in the city that invented western civilization on this private, full-day driving tour. Add on a licensed English-speaking guide to get the most out of your experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Your driver will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby or outside your apartment holding a sign with your name on it 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
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  • Admire the most iconic Athenian buildings and districts
  • Discover breathtaking panoramic views from Lycabettus Hill
  • Explore the pinnacle of architecture, the Acropolis
  • See the Hellenic Parliament guards
  • Drive to the Parthenon for free time to visit the Acropolis Museum
Full description
Following pickup from your hotel, the airport, or the port by private vehicle, travel to the famous heart of Athens, the Acropolis. While there, observe the city’s rich history documented in every piece of marble gracing the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Propylaea. From the rocky heights, view the new Acropolis Museum, an architectural jewel that hosts a rich variety of treasures. From there, head toward the city center to Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament, and the impressive Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the heart of the modern Greek Republic. Following that, enter the most cosmopolitan quarter with its elegant shops and countless dining options. You'll then take the road to the Panathenaic Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games on their revival in 1896. Nearby, enjoy the cool shade of the National Gardens and view Zappeion Megaro Hall, one of the city's most important and impressive neoclassical buildings. Your route will pass by the picturesque Plaka area for you to enjoy the famous view from the Lycabettus Hill. There, savor the sight of Athens laid out before you, illuminated and noble. Your next stop is at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cutural Center before your tour concludes in the suburb of Glyfada. Finally, you'll be returned to your hotel or the port.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation, the airport, or the port (depending on option selected)
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi onboard
  • Bottled water
  • Licensed tour guide (unless add-on selected)
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • The drivers are not official tour guides, but are knowledgeable and can provide fascinating commentary in fluent English
  •  Although your guides will not enter the archaeological sites with you, they can answer most of your questions about the places you visit throughout the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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I had the honor to spend the day with George! He picked me up from my hotel on time and since I was traveling alone, I told him that since it was extremely hot (over 100f) that I just wanted to see the must sees and eat good food. George took me everywhere and gave me the option to get out and walk around, he had good knowledge of the city. I spent a big chunk of our time at Acropolis. George came prepared with plenty of water bottles for me and was very reliable on where to find him when I was done with my own walking tour of the sights. He took me to this flea market area to eat and I found an amazing gyro place, with tons of other Americans. As a solo traveler, I loved this. I didn't feel so alone! I was only in Athens for 24 hours and was exhausted and felt that our time was well spent and I couldn't be happier.

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8 August 2021

Sophia and Aris were superb guides, friendly, interesting, informative, knowledgeable, very accommodating and on-time. If you have only a day or two to see Athens, we would highly recommend them. Fortunately, we will have another day with them to explore sights outside the city. The get your guide service was affordable and a superb value for the money.

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20 June 2021

Tom, our driver was perfect, attentive, considerate and flexible. He took us to lunch at a traditional Greek restaurant which we loved.

21 June 2021

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