Private tour

Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

4.9 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: Greece Athens Tours
Private tour

Athens Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Greece Athens Tours
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From US$ 325.05 per group up to 4

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Explore Athens at your own pace with a private driver and see the majestic ruins of the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus and more. Watch the Changing of the Guards, pick up some duty free shopping and stroll through the vibrant Plaka district.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up and drop-off from Athens hotels or port
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  • Take a scenic journey through the history of Athens with a private driver
  • Explore the majestic ruins of the Acropolis
  • Visit the New Acropolis Museum
  • Stroll around the old city district of Plaka and discover your own little taverna for lunch
  • Purchase duty free items during a shopping expedition
Full description
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Athens on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour with private driver, giving you time to see more sites, enjoy some retail therapy and lunch in a local taverna. As you travel through history, your driver will take you to some of the most remarkable monuments of western civilization. First, visit the legendary Acropolis. Built in the 5th century BC, after the victorious war against the Persians, the site is crowned by the iconic Parthenon. Explore the new Acropolis Museum, which opened in 2009 to great acclaim. See the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Panathenaic Stadium, constructed for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Stroll through the old city district of Plaka, and pause for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Get breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabetus Hill, and discover beautiful neo-classical buildings in the Monastiraki district, home to a vibrant flea market. Watch the changing of the presidential Evzone guards outside the Parliament building. The program is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences, with stops to capture souvenir snapshots, or enjoy a cup of strong Greek coffee at leisure. Enjoy some retail therapy of big name brands at duty free prices, or visit one of the city’s many museums, all according to your wishes.
  • Port or hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver
  • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned taxi
  • Map and guide book of Athens
  • Cold water
  • WiFi
  • Mobile phone
  • Entrance fees
  • Licensed guide (driver cannot escort you inside the sites)
  • Lunch and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Acropolis Museum opens from 08:00-20:00. Tickets cost €10
  • The Acropolis opens from 08:00-19:00 in the summer, and from 08:30-15:00 during the winter season (November 1 to March 31). Tickets cost €20
  • Acropolis multi-tickets cost €30 and include the Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, Kerameikos, and Theatre of Dionysos.
  • All sites and museums are closed on January 1, March 25, May 1, October 28, Christmas and Boxing Day. Sites open from 12:00 to 15:00 on Good Friday; Holy Saturday from 08:30-15:00; Easter Sunday closed; Easter Monday open 08:30-15:00
  • During the summer, please wear light clothes, athletic shoes and avoid dark colors. Please be aware that the Acropolis is very slippery
  • You can purchase tax free items during your shopping trip
  • The order of visits can change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Please be advised that the driver cannot escort you inside the sites
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

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I HIGHLY recommend this tour, especially if you are in Athens for a short period of time. Our guide Stelios was simply incredible. He had the whole day planned for us, down to the last minute. Everything was so well organized. Stelios knew exactly when to take us to certain locations to always stay ahead of the crowd and not waste your day standing in line. A big advantage to booking this private tour is that you don’t have a time limit for how long you spend at any attraction. Stelios also made sure we were well accommodated while staying in Athens. He shared many tips on where to eat and other places we might want to visit. With the help of Stelios and this tour we were able to experience all of Athens in a single day. Thanks Stelios, Karolina and Lukasz.

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March 24, 2023

We had Odysseus as our driver and guide. Highly recommend a driver to get around Athens and see the most iconic places easily without stress. Odysseus had great knowledge, we learnt a lot. It was unfortunate that he had a family emergency so we had to cut the 8 hour tour to 6.5 but he have us a partial refund for the time cut short. Overall a good experience.

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March 24, 2023

This is was a very good tour. Our guide Odysseus was great at telling us interesting facts about the places we visited. He took the worry out of trying to figure out bus routes and saving us time and energy by getting us to the best viewpoints. Would highly recommend this tour.

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 23707