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  • Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

    1. Full Day Tour of Athens, Acropolis & Cape Sounion with Lunch

    Follow your expert guide to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Continue past the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, Athens Academy, the university, the National Library and Constitution Square. At the Acropolis, visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens such as the Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion and the Parthenon. Continue and visit the New Acropolis Museum before enjoying lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, drive along the coastal road past the beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Varkiza to the southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, to see the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon. On the way, enjoy a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore. After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, have ti...

    Excellent guide, the first half was amazing. The second half was more driving than sightseeing, so although interesting I would not recommend it. The meetup directions were not correct and were almost missed or group.

  • Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

    2. Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

    Discover the cradle of civilization, birthplace of democracy, and home of philosophy on a private half-day tour of Athens. You will experience some of the greatest monuments ever built, with visits to all the major attractions, from the site of the first modern Olympics, to the former Royal Palace. The 4.5-hour tour takes in the Panathenaic Stadium, the only marble stadium in the world. Built over the ruins of the ancient Roman stadium of Athens, it was where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Continue to the famous Arch of Emperor Hadrian, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, dedicated to the King of the Olympian Gods, and the largest temple of the ancient world. Go to the Acropolis, considered a work of architectural perfection. Admire the Theater of Dionysus, the first theater ever built in the world. You will also see the Odeon of Herod the Atticus, and go to the Hill ...

    The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable, gave us time to visit explore and take photos, recommend him to others

  • Athens by Night: 4-Hour Guided Private Tour

    3. Athens by Night: 4-Hour Guided Private Tour

    Your 4-hour private night tour begins when you meet your Athenian nightlife expert at the Syntagma Metro station. Admire the illuminated Hellenic Parliament with its Presidential Guard, the Evzones (an elite unit of the Greek army that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) and the Presidential Mansion. After a few minutes’ walk, you’ll visit your first bar of the night, located in Kolonaki, one of the wealthiest and most upmarket districts of the capital. Situated on the southern slopes of Lycabettus Hill, Kolonaki is the top shopping area in Athens and is home to the city's greatest concentration of trendy fashion boutiques and many upscale cafés, bars and restaurants. Enjoy your first drink of the night before continuing your walk, passing by some of the most beautiful buildings in Athens: the National Library of Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University and the Academy of A...

    Nice guide, you have to walk a lot in a sometimes niet inspiring environment. Nice bars and local places, far from the tourists.....:-) Tip for GYG: the meetingpoint location in de App is not correct.

  • Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

    4. Athens City, Acropolis and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

    Travel back in time at the Panathenaic Stadium to see where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held. Pass the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch to take a look at the Greek Parliament building and the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Admire the state buildings of the old Academy, Athens University and the National Library on Syntagma Square Then, head to the Acropolis to explore the famous monuments of Ancient Greece from classical times. Visit the monumental gate of the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the iconic Parthenon before learning more about the history of the city at the state-of-the-art Acropolis Museum.

    Mathew was an amazing guide, bilingual with our tour. Very professional yet friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. I think the tour co need to alter times to include a break either for coffee or early l7ncy break. Too long without a break. But tour was fantastic value for money and interesting. Well done Mathew Linda and family,

  • Athens: 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    5. Athens: 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

    Start the day from the central meeting point or with an optional hotel pickup and explore Athens on an eco-friendly electric tuk-tuk, perfect for navigating the city’s narrow roads. Let your private driver take you to the must-see locations of the city on this sightseeing tour. Start by visiting the most emblematic monuments in the center of the city. See the Hellenic Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy of Athens, and 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 on to see the site of the ancient Olympic games, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Arch of Hadrian. The tour concludes in the Plaka neighbourhood in the shadow of the Acropolis and its ancient temple, from where you can get off or return to the starting point of your tour.

    100% recommend this activity! We loved it and the guide, Carlos, is fantastic. Definitely do this activity when in Athens!

  • Athens: City Tuk-Tuk Tour

    6. Athens: City Tuk-Tuk Tour

    After boarding your convenient tuk-tuk, you'll begin by admiring the Acropolis and visiting the historical Zappeion. After some quick photo stops there you will move on to receive a glimpse of Zeus’ Temple, the largest temple of Ancient Greece. In Syntagma Square you will see the memorial tomb of the unknown soldiers where you will be able to take pictures with the presidential guards. Following that, feel the atmosphere of 19th-century Athens by passing along Panepistimiou Street where the Catholic Church of Saint Denis is located, the patron saint of Athens. You are bound to be amazed as you discover the three beautiful neoclassical buildings of this street, which include the Academy, the oldest public university of Athens, and the National Library. Following that, stop in front of the Academy of Science and Arts to admire the statues of the goddess Athena of Plato and Socrates. You'...

  • Athens: Full-Day Private Tour

    7. Athens: Full-Day Private Tour

    Your private tour will start with the Acropolis, a complex of buildings that includes the Parthenon (main temple), the best example of classic architecture from the 5th-century BC, Erectheion (the temple with 6 female figurers, Caryatides), the Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Godess), Propylaia (the monumental Gate), Odeon of Herodus Atticus, Dionysus theater and finally, the Mars Hill or Areios Pagos (the first ancient court and the place that St. Paul preached Christianity for the first time in Athens). The next stop will be the Temple Of the Olympian Zeus (the largest temple in Hellenic and Roman times), the Panathenian Stadium (the stadium of the first Olympic Games in 1896), the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier and the Changing of the Guards (Euzones) in front of the Greek Parliament, opposite the Syntagma or Constitutional Square. After that, you will see the Trilogy of Athens (the...

  • Athens: Private Sightseeing Tour with Visit to Cape Sounio

    8. Athens: Private Sightseeing Tour with Visit to Cape Sounio

    After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896. Later, visit the iconic Temple of Zeus. You will then admire the Athens Trilogy which includes the University of Athens, the Academy of Athens, and the National Library. Continue through the National Garden, Hadrian’s Arch, St. Paul’s Church, Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Schliemann’s House, Constitution Square, and the Russian Orthodox Church.  Later, continue with a stroll by Herodion and Dionysus Theater, where you will visit the Acropolis Museum. Here, admire several artifacts and sculptures which have been excavated from buildings such as the Temple of Nike and the Erechtheum. Break for lunch in the Plaka area before enjoying a drive along the "Athenian Riviera". Reach the popular site of Cape Sounio in the afternoon, where you will be able to wat...

  • Athens: Private Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and City Tour

    9. Athens: Private Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and City Tour

    Enjoy a well-paced guided tour to admire the most significant classical masterpieces of Greece. Walk uphill through the Propylaea grand marble entrance, contemplating the hills of Philoppapus, Pnyx, and Mars. Discover the astonishing construction of the Parthenon, the most splendid temple ever built by the Greeks - dedicated to the goddess Athena. Admire the Erechtheion with its renowned Caryatids and the view of the temple of Athena Nike. Gaze at the infinite modern city from the hilltop, stretching between low mountains and the Aegean Sea. Explore the panoramic views of the old town and its picturesque neoclassical buildings, as well as the ancient theater of Dionysus, the Roman temple of Zeus, and the world-famous Herodeion Theater. Continue on to the spectacular Acropolis Museum, the most modern museum of Athens. Made of concrete, steel, and glass, it houses a wide collection of or...

  • Athens: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    10. Athens: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    This full-day Athens tour provides visitors the opportunity to get to know one of the oldest cities in the world. Included in the experience is a visit to the famous Acropolis, where democracy was born. Discover the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathinaiko, where the first Olympics games took place in Athens. Enjoy visits to the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Hephaestus, as well as the city's highest mountain, Mount Lykavittos, where you'll get to enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city. Settle down for a traditional Greek meal in a local restaurant. Follow lunch with a visit to the Trilogy, three very important buildings in Greek history. Conclude the experience with the new Acropolis Museum, one of the most beautiful in the world. Get in touch with the city within which democracy, philosophy, geometry, and general sciences were born.

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4.5 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Our guide Odysseus was amazing! From the minute he picked us up at our hotel he was very polite and informative. He gave us excellent i historical background. He even stood in line for tickets for us while we were sightseeing! We visited the acropolis museum, saw many architecturally significant buildings, and watched the changing of the guards. We even visited some special sites that were perfect for taking photos. Visiting the acropolis was one of my bucket list items and it is definitely a highlight of my trip. I highly recommend this activity.

Odisseas was an exceptionally, well versed guide. His professionalism from pick-up to drop-off was consistent, & I felt safe and at ease under his care. He was charming and hilarious with an ability to answer questions seamlessly while transitioning to new facts at each location. He was a true gem and I'd suggest his services to any incoming tourist. It was the highlight of my short visit. I was able to combine local tradition with an ancient Greek mythology lesson in one setting. Just perfect!

Very pleasant guide, He showed us around the city center of Athens, let us take pictures at each monument… We even got lost at one point he called us and he really came to pick us up at the top I recommend this activity if you are passing through Athens.

This was the perfect way to see the core Athen’s highlights in comfort accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Would recommend this experience to anyone coming to Athens!

100% recommend this activity! We loved it and the guide, Carlos, is fantastic. Definitely do this activity when in Athens!