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Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Greece Athens Tours

Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Greece Athens Tours
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From £210.21 per group up to 4

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Explore Athens at your own pace with a private driver and see the majestic ruins of the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus and more. Watch the Changing of the Guards, pick up some duty free shopping and stroll through the vibrant Plaka district.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up and drop-off from Athens hotels or port
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  • Take a scenic journey through the history of Athens with a private driver
  • Explore the majestic ruins of the Acropolis
  • Visit the New Acropolis Museum
  • Stroll around the old city district of Plaka and discover your own little taverna for lunch
  • Purchase duty free items during a shopping expedition
Full description
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Athens on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour with private driver, giving you time to see more sites, enjoy some retail therapy and lunch in a local taverna. As you travel through history, your driver will take you to some of the most remarkable monuments of western civilization. First, visit the legendary Acropolis. Built in the 5th century BC, after the victorious war against the Persians, the site is crowned by the iconic Parthenon. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which opened in 2009 to great acclaim. See the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Panathenaic Stadium, constructed for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Stroll through the old city district of Plaka, and pause for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Get breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabetus Hill, and discover beautiful neo-classical buildings in the Monastiraki district, home to a vibrant flea market. Watch the changing of the presidential Evzone guards outside the Parliament building. The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences, with stops to capture souvenir snapshots, or enjoy a cup of strong Greek coffee at leisure. Enjoy some retail therapy of big name brands at duty free prices, or visit one of the city’s many museums, all according to your wishes.
  • Port or hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver
  • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned taxi
  • Map and guide book of Athens
  • Cold water
  • WiFi
  • Mobile phone
  • Entrance fees
  • Licensed guide (driver cannot escort you inside the sites)
  • Lunch and drinks
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

  • Please note that the Acropolis Museum opens from 08:00-20:00. Tickets cost €10
  • The Acropolis opens from 08:00-19:00 in the summer, and from 08:30-15:00 during the winter season (November 1 to March 31). Tickets cost €20
  • Acropolis multi-tickets cost €30 and include the Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, Kerameikos, and Theatre of Dionysos.
  • All sites and museums are closed on January 1, March 25, May 1, October 28, Christmas and Boxing Day. Sites open from 12:00 to 15:00 on Good Friday; Holy Saturday from 08:30-15:00; Easter Sunday closed; Easter Monday open 08:30-15:00
  • During the summer, please wear light clothes, athletic shoes and avoid dark colors. Please be aware that the Acropolis is very slippery
  • You can purchase tax free items during your shopping trip
  • The order of visits can change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Please be advised that the driver cannot escort you inside the sites
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 12 reviews

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This was a great tour! Odysseas was our guide/driver.. he drove us to the historic sites and gave us a historical take on what we were seeing. He was on time and we’ll versed. This was a great way to take in the sites considering how hot it was outside. Having a private guide was well worth it.. I highly recommend the tour and our driver Odysseas! He even gave us a homemade bottle of wine at the end of the tour!

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4 August 2022

Our driver, Elias, showed up around 8 and we were off. We stopped for some photo ops where he took our photos for us. We made it to the Acropolis by 8:45 and walked in without any line. When we left, the line was packed with tour groups, so I was thankful to have a driver. We headed to the museum, again without a wait. Our driver took us to the Temple of Zeus, which wasn't on our list, but I'm glad we went. Then to the Olympic Stadium and a few more photos ops and history lessons. Lunch was at 1:30 at this cute little place and so good! We did some other photo stops at old places, then stopped for coffee on the way to port. It was an amazing day!!

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14 July 2022

The perfect tour for us

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Spiros! He is very easy going and planned a perfect introductory tour to Athens as we’d never been before. We quite liked that he planned everything and took us around but left us to explore the sights on our own. His local knowledge saved us having to queue with all of the other tourists and he was giving us facts about Athens for all of the time we were driving around. He also met us at the port, so it was a seamless service.

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21 June 2018

Product ID: 23707