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From Athens: Day Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio

1. From Athens: Day Trip to Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Nafplio

Start with pickup from your hotel, the airport, or the port in Athens and travel out of the city across the Corinth Canal. First, stop at the archaeological site of Mycenae, and discover one of the major centers of Ancient Greek culture. Home to the mythical King Agamemnon, discover its most notable features including the Mycenaean Acropolis, the tomb of Agamemnon, and the ruins of the Cyclopean Walls that once protected the city.  Next, travel to the site of Epidaurus. Discover its well-preserved amphitheater with perfect acoustics and the healing center. See these ancient structures which are considered milestones in the evolution of western civilization.  Finally, travel to the picturesque harbor village of Nafplio. Stroll through its charming narrow streets and admire the elegant houses and quaint cafes. Enjoy some time for shopping, lunch, or relaxing in the village. Then, be returned to Athens.

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Athens: Alternative Neighborhoods Private Tour

2. Athens: Alternative Neighborhoods Private Tour

Enjoy a more authentic tour of Athens as you discover some of the city’s alternative neighborhoods and experience the city more like a local. Walk through the famous Flea Market on Monastiraki Square, and the neighborhood of Thiseio en route to the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos. Pass street art in the birthplace of graffiti, and wander through the streets of Psiri to learn about one of the coolest, anti-establishment neighborhoods in a former leather craftsmen’s district. Find cool bars, galleries, and theaters full of the young. Watch the butchers and fishmongers at Athens Public Market, and savor the aromas of spice shops and cheese stores. Visit the 2 working class restaurants in the meat market, and the secret underground restaurant at the vegetable market. Explore the most interesting road in Athens, full of plant and seed, and herb and spice stores. Pass through Kotzia Square on the way to Exarheia. See the National Technical University of Athens, and hear how it became a symbol of the revolt against the dictatorship in 1973. Wander among the university students of Exarheia, before strolling down Panepistimiou street to the National University and National Library. End in the upscale neighborhood of Kolonaki.

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Athens: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

3. Athens: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

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.

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Athens and Piraeus Private Tour For Groups

4. Athens and Piraeus Private Tour For Groups

Discover both ancient and modern Athens on this tour. First, you will head to the Acropolis, which - along with its Parthenon - is the most important ancient site in the Western world. You need around one hour to visit the Acropolis and Parthenon (in high season calculate an hour and a half). After this, you will take a panoramic tour around all of Athens' most important monuments. You will have the opportunity to visit, stop, and take pictures at: the Temple of Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, National Library, the Greek Parliament with the changing of the guards, and Ancient Agora/Roman Agora. You can also choose to stop for shopping, souvenirs, or a walk in famous areas like the Plaka old city area, the Monastiraki area, Ermou street shopping center, or Varvakeios central food market. Next, you will drive 10km south from the center of Athens to the port city of Piraeus. This is the biggest port in the Mediterranean, the hub of the Aegean ferry network, the centre of Greece’s maritime trade, and the base for its large merchant navy. Beyond its shipping offices, banks, and public buildings are a jumble of pedestrian precincts, shopping districts, and rather grungy areas. Discover the most attractive quarters of Piraeus city, like Mikrolimano little port, Marina Zeas/Pasalimani, the Peiraiki coastal area, and Kastella Hill.

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Athens 6-Hour Guided Tour with Transfers

5. Athens 6-Hour Guided Tour with Transfers

On this 6-hour Athens tour you’ll have time to experience Greek hospitality, marvel at the ancient monuments of the Acropolis, enjoy some traditional Greek food, and do some shopping. Visit the majestic Acropolis and its ancient monuments, including the Propylae, the Erechtheion, the reconstructed temple of Nike, and of course the Parthenon, which was dedicated to Goddess Athena. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which is said to be the world’s 5th-best museum. Stop to have a cup of coffee as you take in the Acropolis views. See the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which in ancient times was the largest temple in Greece. Visit the Panathenaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. Go on a bit of a run inside the stadium, following in the footsteps of marathon runners, and find the seat of Pierre de Coubertain, the father of the modern Olympic Games. Take in the views of Athens from Mount Lycabettus and watch the changing of the Royal Guards at the Parliament. Pass by the Presidential Palace and the prime minister’s house. Admire Neoclassic buildings such as Athens University, the Numismatic Museum, the National Library, the Cycladic Museum, and the Byzantine Museum. Visit the flea markets in Monastiraki. Explore Plaka's souvenir shops and choose a restaurant for lunch where you can enjoy traditional Greek food.

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Markets, Ruins and Ancient Athens with a Local

6. Markets, Ruins and Ancient Athens with a Local

Start your Athens tour by meeting your local guide at Ktozia Square, then head to the Mayor of Athens’ neo-classical building on Athina Street, one of the busiest in Athens. Starting at 9:00 AM when the city’s shops and markets are bustling with Athenians, you’ll see the shop owners get ready for a day of business, just as they have done for the past 2,000 years. You will experience the spirit of Greek life with the same commerce of food that existed thousands of years before, and your local guide will be explaining these practices to you along the way. On this Athens market tour you’ll dive into the Athenian way of life as your guide leads you through the markets. Here you will find every Mediterranean fruit, vegetable, meat, cheese, and more on offer. Experiencing local produce is one of the best things to do in Athens, and you’ll be able to pick out all the local favorites with the guide to show you the way. Filled with all these warm colors, tastes, and smells, the next stop is Monastiraki Square. The name of the square derives from the Greek word for monastery, and in the center of the square sits the Pantanassa Monastery. The square is also home to the Adrian Library, an archaic temple constructed in the Corinthian-style, and not far away is the 18th century Tzistarakis Mosque, now a ceramics museum. This Athens tour will point out all these landmarks to you and give you all the information you need to know about them in this cultural hub of the city. Next, explore the square’s flea market, mingle with merchants, and see ancient monuments as you uncover even more Athens history. Then, you’ll head off to Ifaistou or Pandrossos to discover shops selling all kinds of specialties such as leather sandals, handmade icons, Greek music instruments, and antiques. This is the perfect place to pick up a memento of your Athens travel experience, and the perfect way to get in touch with Athens market culture. Your tour will take you past ancient Agora next, where merchants traded enthusiastically during Greek and Roman times. You’ll see the lively central neighborhood of Thission, and pass houses from the 17th and 18th centuries along the way, as you make your way to one of Athens’ oldest areas, Plaka. There, you will enjoy a freshly brewed coffee as you chat about all things ancient Greek. Your Athens tour ends at the entrance of the Acropolis, where you are free to continue on your own personal exploration, or your local guide can give you advice on the best way to get back to your hotel. Don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see and do during your stay.

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Athens: Private Full-Day Classical Tour

7. Athens: Private Full-Day Classical Tour

Start your private experience in the morning with pick up from your hotel in Athens. Then, head over to the Acropolis for a tour of the most significant parts of this archaeological site. Upgrade your tour to include a private guided tour with a licensed English-speaking guide, authorized to enter all the archaeological sites with you, or alternatively explore the sites at your own pace without a guide. First, walk uphill through the grand marble entrance and marvel at the astonishing construction of the Parthenon, a splendid temple built by the Greeks and dedicated to goddess Athena. Gaze down at the modern city of Athens from the hilltop, exploring all sides for panoramic views of the old town and its picturesque buildings. See the ancient Theater of Dionysus, the Roman Temple of Zeus, and the world-famous Herodeion theater. Then, visit the spectacular Acropolis Museum which houses a wide collection of original sculptures. Marvel at the glass-made floor which reveals the ruins of ancient buildings underneath. On the first floor, admire marble masterpieces and impressive views of the Acropolis Hill, the Lycabettus Hill, and the rest of the city. Next, take a relaxing stroll through the picturesque 19th-century streets of Plaka and Monastiraki. See where significant personalities dwelled in stunning houses built in the neoclassical architectural style. See old sites and monuments, including the Greek Agora, the Roman Forum and the tower of the winds, the ruins of Hadrian’s Library, old Orthodox churches, and historical mosques. After this, walk through the Flea Market to Adrianou Street, where you feel the commercial vibe of the old town. Turn down the scenic, flowery back streets and experience the calmness of the Anafiotika neighborhood, with some of the oldest houses in the Plaka district. Complete your tour with a drive around the most popular parts of modern Athens. Take a look at the extraordinary venue for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the Roman temple of Zeus with its imposing pillars, the National Gardens, the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the outstanding 19th-century University of Athens, the Academia, and the National Library.

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From Athens: Private Delphi Archaeology Full-Day Tour

8. From Athens: Private Delphi Archaeology Full-Day Tour

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Athens, and set off on 182 km drive northwest towards Delphi. Follow the road that leads to the awe-inspiring Mount Parnassus, one of the highest mountains in Greece. Enjoy a break in Arahova, a picturesque village where you can discover the local eateries and shops, traditional stone-built houses, and scenic cobbled streets.  Then, continue on to the nearby archaeological site of Delphi, an extraordinary site where the cult of the Greek God, Apollo, was developed for over 1000 years. Either explore on your own or choose the option to include a private tour with a licensed English-speaking guide who is authorized to enter all the archaeological sites with you.  Proceed into the archaeological site to see the restored Treasury of the Athenians, the ruins of the temple of Apollo, and the open-air theater for religious festivities. Absorb the view of the dramatic surrounding landscape. If time and energy allow, continue walking uphill to reach the impressive Roman Stadium where athletic competitions were held throughout the Greek and Roman times. After this, visit the Archaeological Museum which holds the statue of young Antinous, the bronze statue of the Charioteer and pieces of the ivory-and-gold statues of Apollo and Artemis. Enjoy a lunch break in the picturesque village of Delphi. Choose one of the taverns facing the remarkable view of the Gulf of Corinth and the innumerous olive trees in the valley below.  Complete your visit with a short walk towards the small sanctuary of Athena, with the much-photographed ruins of the Tholos marble monument. Find out more about the relative legends and the history of the region. Finally, return to Athens following the same route.

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Athens: Greek Fashion Shopping Tour with a Local Expert

9. Athens: Greek Fashion Shopping Tour with a Local Expert

On this tour you will have the chance to explore the two most important shopping areas in the city. In Kolonaki, the city’s most expensive neighborhood, there’s always a feeling of indulgence combined with style. Here, you’ll drop in on clothing boutiques that stand out from the crowd, not just because of how their product lines look, but also because of how their products are made and what they’re made from. Organic, reused, and recycled materials are definitely in this year. You’ll also explore pioneers in cosmetics, including a company run by former pharmacists who combine Greek philosophy with natural ingredients. Later on you'll have a chance to taste a highlight of the Greek food tradition with a visit to a local deli that specializes in foods that make up the Mediterranean diet. Experience Greek food right here on the shores of the Aegean. In the center of town, after a stop for coffee and a visit to a museum gift shop that promotes new designers by exhibiting and selling their work, you’ll visit a pair of jewelry shops where brand new designs are constantly being created, often with the use of unexpected new materials. By the time this tour is finished, you’ll know more about where Greek fashion and the Greek aesthetic are headed, and there’s a very good chance you’ll have picked up more than just one new piece for your wardrobe.

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Jorge made certain everyone was accommodated and comfortable. Jorge knew his stuff and how to handle Athens traffic. He picked us up on time and we finished on time. He was ver clever in parking when needed. His advice and suggestions all on target. This man is extraordinary in his job. He obviously loves his job and I can not think of a finer ambassador for your company and country

We enjoyed our tour. We would never have found all the interesting street art by ourselves. It was a very worthwhile tour and took you beyond the acropolis-centric experience of Athens.

Complete excursion, well organized with a very friendly driver and very caring for us. Thanks a lot Tom. I recommend +++

The guide Giorgos was very professional. We enjoyed the day very much. Thanks a lot. Excellent service.

Everything was amazing! Nice guide , interesting excursion. If u like street art you will like this!