Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

From $304.10 per group up to 4

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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Driver
English, French
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Watch the historic Changing of the Evzone guards outside Parliament
  • Get breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabetus Hill
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.
Includes
  • 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
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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 EUR 5
  • 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)
  • Acropolis multi-ticket costs EUR 12 and includes 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 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5.0/5
  • Organization
    5/5
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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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June 21, 2018

Great Tour!

Spirits was a great driver and host. He took us to places as we beat the crowds and saw everything we wanted to and then some. Great suggestions for quick, good and inexpensive lunch. Book if you want an excellent time for the money. We liked him so much we are having him take us to the airport!

June 17, 2018

Exceptional value- Stelios made our trip!

Compared to the cost of a shore excursion offered by or cruise ship, this tour was a tenth of the price. Our amazing guide, Stelios, drove us around gorgeous Athens, sharing information, and stopping at places and lookouts we didn't even know we wanted to see. He knew the quick way to everything, got us as close as possible, limited our walking in the heat, and knew just what we would love to see. He was also happy to make changes when we wanted to see something first and have lunch at a spot out of the way. Thank you, Stelios!!!!!

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July 17, 2014

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