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Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

1. Athens: Acropolis Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Join your small group to enjoy skip-the-line access to the famous Acropolis. Enjoy a more personalized and interactive experience led by an expert local guide. Begin exploring the Acropolis immediately avoiding the long queues. Journey through history with your local guide, from the ancient Hellenistic and Roman periods, through the Byzantine and Ottoman era into the modern-day. Learn about the most celebrated myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults, and how several specific events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct. Enjoy stunning views over Athens from a commanding point of this ancient citadel and see how the city has developed over nearly 3,000 years. Visit the most important buildings visible on the Acropolis today: the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, and the Temple of Athena Nike. Choose to stay on the hill to explore further at your own pace, or let your guide show you a different route towards the south exit that will present you with views of the Altar of Asclepius and the Theater of Dionysus.

Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

2. Athens: Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Guided Walking Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Athens on a guided tour of the Acropolis. Save time with skip-the-line access to this popular attraction. Uncover the secrets of the past as you follow your guide through the fascinating exhibits in the Acropolis Museum. Skip the lines and head in faster following your guide as they go through Greek architecture, mythology & history. Explore the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and of course, the Parthenon as part of a detailed tour. Learn from your guide as they talk about the most important myths of ancient Athens, its most significant religious festivals, earliest cults, and how several events in the city’s history are all connected to this sacred precinct called Acropolis. Continue to the Acropolis Museum for the second part of the tour. Explore the stunning glass floors to see the excavations, and follow your guide for another hour to see treasures of the ancient Greek civilization and the museum building itself. See the original pieces from the temples in Acropolis and learn about their historical context from your guide. Hear about the Elgin Marbles in the Parthenon Gallery. Finish your guided tour at The Archaic Gallery with statues predating the Acropolis. After your guided tour, you have the option to stay in the museum to explore further at your own pace and enjoy the view over the city and up to the Acropolis in its famous Museum Cafe.

Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

3. Athens: Private 3-Hour City Tour on Eco-Friendly Tuk Tuk

Explore Athens on an eco-friendly, 100% electric tuk-tuk that’s perfect for getting around on the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this 3-hour tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments at the center of the city: see the Greek Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and the Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Church.   Then, climb up Mount Lycabettus, a hill located in the city, and take in gorgeous 360-degree views of Athens. Follow this with visits to the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the Temple of Zeus, and Hadrian’s Arch.   Continue on to the Plaka neighborhood with its charming streets, restaurants, bars, and shops. See Romain Agora, Hadrian's Library and the Ancient Agora. Finally, visit the Acropolis, a sight you simply can’t miss. Your driver will end your tour by passing through Thissio and Monastiraki’s flea market.

Meteora Monasteries Tour from Athens

4. Meteora Monasteries Tour from Athens

Your private tour will start from your hotel in Athens and head to the central mainland of Greece. The first stop is the battlefield of Thermopylae and the "Hot Gates" named after the hot springs there. Here is where King Leonidas and 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece.  Pass by Trikala, Karditsa, Kalambaka and Kastraki, before finally reaching the Meteora monasteries. They come second in religious importance and size after Mount Athos in orthodox Christianity. Meteora means "middle of the sky", and the monasteries are built on high pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly, near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains. There are still monks and nuns inhabiting them today. You will visit up to 3 monasteries, depending on what time allows before having a memorable Greek lunch. You'll eat at a traditional tavern in Kalambaka or Kastraki where you'll have plenty of choice of Greek dishes to choose from.

Private Delphi & Thermopylae Tour from Athens

5. Private Delphi & Thermopylae Tour from Athens

See the Gates of Fire, deriving from the hot sulphur springs and the cavernous entrance to Hades. Experience the monument of King Leonidas, erected in 1955 and created by the sculptor Vasos Falireas. At the Thermopylae Museum, learn about the 480 BC battle that changed the course of Greek history and western civilization before seeing the baths of Thermopylae. In Delphi, see the Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theater, the Stadium, the Athenian Treasury, the Gymnasium, and the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. The Naxian Sphinx, which dates to 560 BC, is a fascinating stop before seeing the Metopes of the Athenian Treasury, Omphalos, Kleobis and Biton, Statue of Antinoos, and the famous Charioteer. Enjoy a traditional lunch on the Caldera at Delphi, overlooking fabulous Itea and Amfissa before driving back to a designated location in Athens.

Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

6. Athens Highlights: Myths & Philosophers Private Walking Tour

After meeting with your local guide outside Panepistimio Metro Station, begin your journey with the famous Trilogy of Athens, a work of the great architect, Theofilus Hansen. Admire stunning statues from famous 19th-century sculptors. While marveling at these miracles of architecture, take the opportunity to talk about two of the most famous philosophers of antiquity, Socrates and Plato. Discuss the god Apollo and goddess Athena, two gods totally different from one another but sharing many more commonalities than one may think. Afterwards, head to the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens to discover the live of Epicurus and his philosophical school, known as the Garden. Walk down the most commercial street in Athens, Ermou Street, named after the god and merchant, Hermes. Take a chance to admire an 11th-century temple known as Kapnikarea and hear about Aristotle and his Lyceum philosophical school. Take a pitstop to enjoy a greek coffee at a cozy cafe in the Thissio area, taking advantage of the location to chat about Pre-Socratic philosophers. Next to the Ancient Agora, discover the place where Stoic philosophy was born in the Poikile Stoa. The next stop will be the Plaka area and Anafiotika, on the foot of the Acropolis with Cinic philosophers close by. While admiring the famous Tower of Winds, learn everything there is about Aiolos, the keeper of the winds. The tour will conclude on the Areopagus Hill with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis and some more myths about the Olympian gods.

Athens: Wine Tasting

7. Athens: Wine Tasting

From north to south and from the mainland to the Greek islands, experience the magic of the Greek vineyard presented by a well-traveled and experienced sommelier. Take a break and let your senses travel in different places of Greece only within a few hours. Choose from a variety of alternative and exclusive options. Discovered hidden places that will enhance your tasting palette of Greek wines in a beautiful and friendly environment. These tours have been prepared with distinctive and hard to find Greek grape varieties from around the country.

Athens: National Archeological Museum Private Guided Tour

8. Athens: National Archeological Museum Private Guided Tour

After meeting your friendly and informative guide at the entrance to the National Archaeological Museum your will start your journey through the fascinating history of Ancient Greece. Recognized as one of the greatest exhibitions worldwide, you'll have access to famous relics of the past such as the Gold 'Deathmask of Agamemnon', the 2000-year old 'Antikithera mechanism', the 'Cup of Nestor', the 'Ring of Theseus', not to mention masterpieces of sculpture like the statues of Aphrodite and Poseidon.  For travelers not wanting to miss the essentials of Greece, to the most dedicated of history enthusiasts, this is a hugely informative & fascinating tour suitable for all ages. This tour is simply a must when planning your itinerary in Greece.

From Athens: Full-Day Delphi – Thermopylae Excursion

9. From Athens: Full-Day Delphi – Thermopylae Excursion

Your private tour will start from your hotel or your cruise ship termial, passing by some scenic countryside such as Livadeia and Thebes, both great ancient cities. After 2-hours, you will reach the picturesque village of Arachova, which is a popular winter holiday destination with its ski center. Delphi will be your next stop, where you'll visit both the archaeological site with the ancient theatre and museum. Delphi was the first tourist attraction of the antiquities, as it was busy all the year round. It was the place god Apollo had his sanctuary where the prophesies were given to every man, prince, general and king by Pythia the high priestess. It was also the center of the universe, according to Zeus, king of the gods. You will then visit the Oracle of Apollo, the Omfalos, the Temple of Athena Pronaia, Kastaleia Spring and see some magnificent artifacts and statues, such as Charioteer of Delphi, the twin brothers and Sphinx of Naxos. When you feel hungry, get ready to taste the famous Greek cuisine and have a memorable lunch. the tour guide will take you to a traditional restaurant or tavern. It will be up to you to choose from a variety of flavors of the best known Greek dishes. After lunch, you will see a great view of Mount Parnassus and Itea. Then, it will be time to drive to the Thermopylae Battlefiends or the Hot Gates and the hot springs, where King Leonidas and the 300 brave Spartans gave their lives for the freedom of Greece. Honor and glory was their motto. They achieved both, as their memory lasts forever. Leaving behind the Hot Gates, you will return back to Athens.

Athens: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

10. Athens: 2-Hour Private City Tour Off the Beaten Track

Dive into Akadimia, Athens's alternative side. Step away from the tourist trails and follow your local guide on a private tour full of surprises. Check out Psiri district, see Strefi Hill with its street art, spot architectural gems, and more. See and learn about the unexpected side of Athens. Let your guide show you hangout spots and historical spots representative of the area.

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Book this tour! Maria was an excellent guide, full of interesting contextual information and she tailored the tour a bit to our personal interests and backgrounds. She paced the tour so well that even though we walked so much, we didn't feel rushed or tired by the end. Maria also knew the perfect order to go through all the sights and gave us many photo opportunities for our memorable trip to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. If you are deciding between a private guide and a group tour, this private tour is 100% worth it! You should book your tickets to the Acropolis and museum separately online (30-40 € per person) so you won't have to wait in line at all.

The tour was great. Our driver was very nice, patient, and accommodating. He picked us up an hour early (with a small fee) so that we could spend an hour swimming in Lake Vouliagmeni. He also provided a dinner recommendation on the way to Cape Sounion. If you want more of a "tour guide" along the drive, there may be other more suitable options. However, we were very happy with our trip and he did point out several interesting things along the way.

I was sent a link to book and that was flawless. Our group met at location given and our tour left on time with a very knowledgeable guide. The pace was great and the information was very interesting throughout the experience. Athens and surrounding area are wonderful and the Acropolis tour was like the icing on the Athenian cake……..go for it!!

Amazing guide - truly goes above and beyond to make you feel at home and have a stress free trip. He thinks of everything from confirming you know where to meet, instructions on buying tickets for the Acropolis, getting lemonade to beat the heat, buying you a water because you forgot one, and following up with your hotel as a reminder.

It was an interesting trip with Yannis. He explained everything from ancient Greece to modern Greece. Olympia is a huge place, get comfortable shoes and a hat. I enjoyed the trip. Thanks to Yannis