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Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour

1. Athens: Acropolis & Acropolis Museum Tour

Join a small group and head into the Acropolis quickly with pre-reserved tickets. Follow your expert local guide for a more interactive and personal experience. Start your walk right away to discover the Acropolis – the most popular monument in Athens.  Enjoy a 3-hour tour at a relaxed pace and get a detailed introduction to the Acropolis including the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia, and the Parthenon. Look at how the rock of the Acropolis itself serves as a reference point for the modern development of Athens. Learn how this site grew and evolved along with the city of Athens as the most accurate reflection of its splendor, power, and wealth during the golden age of Perikles. Continue to the Acropolis Museum and 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 itself.

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.

From Athens: Private Half-Day Excursion to Ancient Corinth

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

After a pickup from your accommodation, 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.

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.

Athens: Private City Highlights Car Tour

5. Athens: Private City Highlights 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.

4-Hour Athens City Highlights Tour with Acropolis

6. 4-Hour Athens City Highlights Tour with Acropolis

The first stop on this private 4-hour tour is the Panathenian Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games, held in 1896. Near the stadium is the Temple of Zeus, where your guide will tell you stories about the Greek gods. Continue to Athens National Gardens and stop outside the Greek Parliament to see the Changing of the Guard. Next on the itinerary is the Acropolis. Walk up the slopes of the ancient citadel, which is home to several important ancient monuments. See the Parthenon, Erechtheion and Temple of Athena Nike. Last is a visit to the Acropolis museum.

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.

Private 2-Day Tour to Delphi, Meteora & Thermopylae

8. 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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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Thenia was absolutely amazing! She met us at our meeting point at the base of the Acropolis and from that moment on she was pack full of history and mythological stories! We leisurely walked along the path in front of the Acropolis and up to the top where she gave us all sorts of info. The way they're restoring the parthenon is very interesting! After working our way through the Acropolis, we walked down to the Archeological Museum where she gave us the quick overalls before leaving us to mosey around! She was only supposed to be with us between 0930-1230 but she didn't leave us until 1430! She was truly wonderful.

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

Punctual pickup with Mercedes Van. Driver at the same time a kind of guide who knew a lot to report and also responded to his own wishes during the tour (e.g. where was a short stop and where was a longer stop). First we went to various sights in Athens, then to Piraeus, tour along the coast to Cape Sounio to the Temple of Poseidon before going to a restaurant and back to Athens. Great tour with nice driver!

This was absolutely fantastic and we would thoroughly recommend. Our guide Anastasia was simply brilliant. Extremely knowledgeable, paced the tour perfectly, thorough yet balanced in her explanations and could answer all the specific questions we had, picking up our areas of particular interest.

Anastasia Rigatou was amazing - so knowledgable and enthusiastic! Her tour was the highlight of our trip to Athens. Would highly recommend that you seek her out for the Acropolis tour. She made Greek art, history, and culture come alive!