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  • Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

    1. 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 and Corinth Full-Day Tour with Transfers

    2. Athens and Corinth Full-Day Tour with Transfers

    Experience a full-day tour which combines the 2 historical cities, Athens and Corinth. Visit the Acropolis which is symbol of democracy. See the Parthenon which is considered the most perfect building in the world. The Erechtheion became famous for its Karyatides, the Propylae, and the reconstructed Temple of Athena Nike. Continue to the Acropolis Museum which was recently voted the fifth best in the world. See the famous Arch of Roman Emperor Adrian and the Temple of Zeus which was the biggest in ancient world. Catch a panoramic view over Athens from Mount Lycabettus and take some beautiful pictures. Visit the Panathinaiko Stadium which hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896. Watch the changing of the guards at the Parliament. Tour around the city center and see some fantastic Neoclassic buildings such as the University of Athens, the Academy of Art and Sciences, and the National Lib...

    Our excursion to Corinth and Athens was fantastic. Our driver Odysseus was exceptional. The knowledge of Athens and Corinth was phenomenal. We learned so much from him while driving to our tour sights!!!! Odysseus even stopped and let me go into a Starbucks in Athens (which was not apart of the tour. But he did so because we told him Starbucks was my favorite). All in all, Odysseus went above and beyond to ensure our experience was enjoyable and memorable! This Tour and our tour guide was AMAZING!!!!!

  • 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 an...

    Carlos was a fantastic guide, friendly and very knowledgeable, can’t recommend highly enough, if you do one thing while in Athens this is the activity to book!!!!!

  • Athens by Night: 4-Hour Guided Private Tour

    4. 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: 5-Hour Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

    5. Athens: 5-Hour Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

    Explore Athens on a 5-hour tour by air-conditioned minibus, and get a glimpse of the lost walls of the city, built by Themistocles, en route from Piraeus. Pick-ups can also be arranged from city hotels. Upon arrival in central Athens, drive to the iconic Acropolis, which has dominated the city’s skyline for 2,500 years. Enter the complex, at your own expense, to see sites such as the Parthenon, Erechtion, Propylea, Temple of Athena Nike, and Mars Hill. Experience Athens through the eyes of Socrates, Plato, and the Olympian Gods, and learn about the golden age of Perikleus, and the goddess of Athens that gave her name to the city. Admire the last remaining of the 104 Corinthian columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the largest temple in Greece. Your next stop will be the Panathinaikon Stadium on the site of Lucurgus’s 4th-century BC stadium, rebuilt in 1896 for the revival of the Olym...

    Michael was an excellent guide. His English was really proficient making for an informative exchange in such an historically-rich city. The acropolis, which we were visiiting for the first time since 1968, was exhilirating, even with the huge crowds present. Michael knowledge of the area steered us through the crowds and gained us the best viewing angles for photos. In 1968 we walked freely through the Parthenon, not so now. Michael, with Manos the driver, took us to far more places and sights than we had previously seen and we are most grateful.

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

    6. 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 and Cape Sounion Private Full-Day Tour

    7. Athens and Cape Sounion Private Full-Day Tour

    See the highlights of Athens on a full-day private tour and marvel at monuments from Ancient Greece, such as the Parthenon, Erectheion and Temple of Athena Nike. Discover other highlights of the Acropolis complex, such as the gate of Propylaia and the Areios Pagos, where St. Paul preached. Continue to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Panathenaic Stadium before watching the Changing of the Guards ceremony in front of the Greek Parliament. Get stunning views from Lycabettus Hill, and then journey along the coast to the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea, and then travel back to Athens via Lake Vouliagmeni.

  • Athens: City Tuk-Tuk Tour

    8. 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

    9. 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: Acropolis & Museum with City Highlights Exploration

    10. Athens: Acropolis & Museum with City Highlights Exploration

    Discover the most iconic, impressive sites and areas of Athens. Your deeply knowledgeable, friendly guide will show you the city while giving you a valuable insight into the history and culture of Athens. Starting from the wonder of the Acropolis explore the magnificent site and the state-of-the-art Acropolis museum. Continue on to Syntagma Square where the Greek National Parliament stands. Embark on a journey through the city from the beautiful National Gardens to the lively markets of Monastiraki. Wander through picturesque Plaka and discover the little-known neighbourhood of Anafiotika with its Cycladic houses of blue and white with overarching bougainvillaea.   From antiquity to modern Athens; through Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman influence; from gardens to markets, ruins and island neighbourhoods; Athens has it all!

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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.

Our excursion to Corinth and Athens was fantastic. Our driver Odysseus was exceptional. The knowledge of Athens and Corinth was phenomenal. We learned so much from him while driving to our tour sights!!!! Odysseus even stopped and let me go into a Starbucks in Athens (which was not apart of the tour. But he did so because we told him Starbucks was my favorite). All in all, Odysseus went above and beyond to ensure our experience was enjoyable and memorable! This Tour and our tour guide was AMAZING!!!!!

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!

excellent way to know in an efficient and comfortable way the different tourist places of the city; Carlos was a very friendly guide and knows the best spots to take the best photo. His Spanish is perfect for those Latinos who are eager to hear his language so far from home.

Carlos was a fantastic guide, friendly and very knowledgeable, can’t recommend highly enough, if you do one thing while in Athens this is the activity to book!!!!!