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Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour

1. Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour

Join a small group at the Acropolis metro station for a more interactive and personal experience. Get to know your local guide who has a professional license as she goes over the day's itinerary. Start your walk right away to discover Acropolis which the most popular monument in Athens.  The Acropolis is next to the Plaka neighborhood which is just south of the Agora.  The Acropolis is easily the most popular monument in Athens so you get a very detailed tour including the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia and of course the Parthenon. Look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a reference point for the modern development of Athens. Enjoy the Acropolis and its complementary sites over wonderful views over Athens. See the Acropolis Museum to complement the tour. Your guide organizes the timing of the museum either before or after the Acropolis proper considering the season and the crowds.  Acropolis Museum is stunning, to say the least. Our small group tour in Athens includes the treasures of the ancient Greek civilization and the museum building itself is worth discovering. Its unique design has incorporated the excavations which are visible under stunning glass floors. The Acropolis Museum houses original pieces from the temples in Acropolis, protecting them from deterioration while also giving their historical context. Learn about the Elgin Marbles in the Parthenon Gallery; the famous marble frieze recreated with both original marble and casts of those pieces. The Archaic Gallery has statues which pre-date the Acropolis itself. After around three hours, your tour concludes back at the original start point.

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Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

2. Athens City and Cape Sounio Full Day Private Tour

Your first stop is at the Acropolis of Athens. The city’s rich history is documented on every step of the Acropolis of Athens, on every piece of marble gracing the Parthenon. You will have some time to explore the Acropolis Museum. Then, head to the Hellenic Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Take a quick stop for a photo before continuing on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, a former colossal temple at the center of Athens. You will also stop at the Panathenaic Stadium and then Mount Lycabettus, to take a look at the city from above. You will then set off for the Archaeological Site of Sounion. Visit the Temple of Poseidon at Sounio - an example of classical architecture of the 5th Century B.C. Upon your return to the city of Athens, you will stop at an idyllic place: Vouliagmeni Lake, in the heart of the Athenian Riviera.

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Athens: Private City Highlights Luxury Car Tour

3. Athens: Private City Highlights Luxury Car Tour

After pick-up from your hotel or port by private driver your first stop is the heart of Athens, the Acropolis. 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 which hosts a rich variety of treasures. From there head towards the city centre to see Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament and the impressive Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the heart of the modern Greek Republic. Then enter the most cosmopolitan quarter with its elegant shops and countless dining options. Next take the road to the Panathenaic Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympic Games at their revival in 1896. Nearby enjoy the cool shade of the National Gardens and view the Zappeion Megaro Hall, one of the city’s most important and impressive neoclassical buildings. Finally, your route will pass by the picturesque Plaka area to enjoy the famous view from the Lycabettus Hill. Savour the sight of Athens laid out before you illuminated and noble.

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Athens: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

4. Athens: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation in Athens. Meet your friendly, English-speaking driver and discuss how you would like to customize the tour to suit your interests and preferences, or follow the local partner’s suggested itinerary. Sit back and relax as you explore the city and visit some of Athens’ most iconic sights and landmarks. Highlights of the tour include the iconic Acropolis Hill, where you can admire the Temple of Parthenon, as well as the Hellenic Parliament. You can also stop at the impressive Lycabettus Hill, Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, and more. Make sure to visit Plaka, a charming neighborhood developed around the ancient Agora. Explore this historical village, mingle with the locals, and grab a bite to eat at one of the traditional tavernas. Before the end of the tour, enjoy a delicious olive oil tasting session at a popular Greek gastronomy center. At the end of a fun-filled adventure, you'll be dropped back to your accommodation, or another location of your choosing.

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From Athens: Private Half-Day Excursion to Ancient Corinth

5. From Athens: Private Half-Day Excursion to Ancient Corinth

After a pickup from your accommodations, take a 1-hour drive along the mainland coast to Peloponnese and have a brief stop at the Canal of Corinth. Continue on to reach Ancient Corinth, one of Saint Paul’s beloved cities. Have the chance to visit the ancient market and the Bema of Saint Paul, a large elevated rostrum standing prominently in the center of the Roman Forum of Ancient Corinth. Explore the former city-state and walk the same paths the Apostle of Nations once did and see where he preached hundreds of years ago. Next, visit the commercial town of Corinth and the Apostolos Pavlos Church, founded around 51-52 AD. Learn about Saint Paul's presence and life in the city and how he was hosted by the Jews of Achilles and Priscilla. Continue on to Kechrias Port and find out more about Saint Paul's second missionary journey and how he fulfilled a vow by shaving his head.   Conclude your visit with a short stop for a cup of coffee on your return journey back to Athens.

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Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi, Meteora & Thermopylae

6. Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi, Meteora & Thermopylae

Start your two-day tour at the Delphi archaeological site to see the Castalian Spring, ancient sanctuary of Apollo, the treasury of the Athenians, the ancient stadium, and the theater. See artifacts from as far back as the 15th century BC, including the Naxian Sphinx, the statue of Antinoos, and a bronze sculpture of a charioteer. Visit the UNESCO-listed Osios Loukas Monastery before heading to the Arachova mountain village for lunch. After overnighting in Meteora, start your second day ascending upwards to the monasteries built on a natural formation of sandstone rock pillars from the 14th century. Head south towards the site of Thermopylae. Explore the monument and enter the newly-built visitor’s center, which recreates the ancient battle where King Leonidas famously led 300 Spartans into battle in 480 B.C. After pausing for lunch or a break by the sea in one of the many local villages, end the experience with lasting memories and photos.

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Athens Riviera: Half-Day Private Catamaran Cruise

7. Athens Riviera: Half-Day Private Catamaran Cruise

Go on a half-day private catamaran trip around the magnificent Athens Riviera, enjoying exclusive service and personalized attention for your friends or family. Get picked up from your accommodation and driven to Agios Kosmas Marina in a private car. Sip on a welcome drink as you drive and get information about the vessel and a safety briefing. Board your vessel at the marina and head out into the blue waters for a day of sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. During the trip, benefit from your captain's informative commentary and the history and culture of Athens. Make two stops for swimming and cool off in the turquoise waters of the Aegean.  Later on, stop in a picturesque location to enjoy an authentic Greek barbecue meal, prepared onboard. Pair your meal with Greek wines, beer, and refreshments.

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What people are saying about Athens

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Tour was exactly as described, there were 4 of us, all over in our 70’s & 80’s and the guide stopped to let us old folks keep up. She did an excellent job. Information provided gave us a better insight into the history of the Acropolis and recommend the use of a guide if you don’t want to miss anything The Acropolis Museum is a must after visiting the Acropolis. Again our guide made what we saw come to life and gave us a better understanding of what we were observing Highly recommended

Thenia is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. She adapts the tour to the needs of participants; not only does she provide great information about historical locations but also about local restaurants and bars. She was our favorite tour guide in Athens.

A great way to see the Acropolis and the museum! There's not a lot of information up there so having a tour guide is a great to understand a lot of the history, plus the guide probably adds a lot more information. Even more handy when we were at the museum.

our guide was Anastasia , she was amazing , couldn't ask for a better guide, she was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions, super friendly and accomedating , will highly recommend her !

Anastasia our guide was kind, friendly and Amazing. explained a lot of history and all the acropolis and this tour was a great experience for a first Timer in Athens 5 stars