Your private tour will start from the AcropolisHill, home to world renowned sites and monuments of the Golden Age of Pericles such as Propylea, the Erechtheion (statues of the Caryatids who were maidens dedicated to the goddess Athena and the god Poseidon), the Temple of Athena Nike and the Parthenon, the most perfect Doric Temple ever built. From the top of the Acropolis hill, you will have a fantastic view of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Theater of Dionysus and the Areopagus (Mars hill) and the Agora.
From there we will drive straight to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. This temple, from start to finish (with intervals) took 638 years to complete. Moving on, we will visit the ancient Panathenaic Stadium, home of the first modern Olympics of 1896. Afterwards, you will observe the impressive Evzones (Presidential Guard) perform their duties and you will have the opportunity to see the beautiful Presidential Palace with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the central square of Athens, the Constitution Square.
Then we will drive to Lycabettus Hill to view Athens from a different angle. We will pass by the National Library of Greece, Athens University and Academy. A tour of Athens would not be complete without visiting some of the local shops in Plaka (the old town) and Monastiraki (flea market) where you can enjoy traditional food and drinks with as well as some shopping should you choose to do so.
If time permits there is of course no dearth of monuments or sites to visit. After lunch we suggest a visit to the Acropolis Museum where you may view the original Caryatids as well as many other lovely ancient works of art. There is also the Temple of Hephaestus, Kerameikos, The Tower of Winds (Greek & Roman Agora) and Socrates Prison.
Free admission days:
Under 18 years old is FREE *6 March (except Acropolis Museum) *5 June (except Acropolis Museum) *18 April (except Acropolis Museum) *18 May (International Museums Day) *The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days- except Acropolis museum)
Reduced admission for: *Greek citizens and citizens of other Member – States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport. *Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID *The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
Reservations Kindly be advised that all services are subject to availability. To book and reserve time for you, we require a deposit of 20% of the total amount. We will send you the payment details when we receive your reservation and accepted. Your reservation shall be secured only following receipt of a confirmation email from us.
Driver-guide or Licensed-guide? Drivers are very experienced, friendly and knowledgeable about Greek history, mythology, and our culture. Love to share their knowledge and they will provide you with a lot of useful information but they cannot come with you inside the archaeological sites. In Greece drivers are not permitted to offer guide services within such premises, only licensed guides can and it is an extra service.
Licensed Guides Extra Seat Please note that, if you will be choosing the services of a licensed guide for FULL TIME, you will require an ADDITIONAL seat in your vehicle, since your guide will be riding with you. For example, should there be 3 persons in your party, you must select 4 persons on the menu
Cancellation Policy For Cancellation more than 48 hours before the tour, the deposit is refundable. For Late Cancellation/ Non-Show, the deposit is non-refundable. Should you, however, fail to make your appointment, for reasons beyond your control, related to the operation of your airline or cruise ship, such as strikes, prevailing weather conditions, mechanical failures, etc., you will still be refunded 100% of the paid amount.
Ultimate Experience of Athens With this tour you will explore the real and revealing beauty of Athens. You will visit all the important monuments of Athens history, mythology, science and culture and you will have a wonderful & unforgettable experience!
Acropolis Hill Acropolis Museum Temple of Zeus 1st Olympic Stadium Changing of the Guards Lycabettus Hill Academy of science Athens University National Library Ancient Agora Modern City Placa
Duration 8-9 hours
Comfortable clothing and athletic walking shoes are recommended.
Hat and sun glasses are suggested.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour.
Local cash needed for entrance fees and small expenses (25€ pp)
Activity Level 75%
Kids Friendly 85%
Tour flexibility 90%
At your own pace 90%
Possitive Reviews 100%
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