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  2. Attica
  3. Athens
  4. Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Athens Half-Day Private City Tour

Product ID: 23634
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Travel through ancient history and visit Athens on a half-day private tour. The home of democracy, you will see the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Gate, Panathenaic Stadium, and many more symbolic sites.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English, French, Russian
Booklets
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up is provided at your accommodation or the cruise ship port. Hotels in Attica areas may cost extra.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the great architectural wonders of the world at the Acropolis
  • See the new Acropolis Museum, with skip-the-line access
  • Go to the Temple of Zeus
  • Discover the site of the first modern Olympic Games
  • Explore the lively Plaka neighborhood
  • See the Changing of the Guards
  • Tour the best of Athens in a half-day
Full description
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 of Pnyx, visit the Propylaea, the Temple of Apteros Nike, the Erechthion, and the New Acropolis Museum.

Take in some wonderful panoramic city views from Lycabettus Hill, and visit the Parliament buildings to see the changing of the Royal Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Continue to Omonia Square and the open-air flea market in the lively Plaka neighborhood. Finally, see the 19th-Century Anglican church of St. Paul, the former Royal Palace, the Numismatic Museum, Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Library, and the Benaki Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum, and Museum of Cycladic Art.
Includes
  • Pick-up from Athens hotels, apartment, square or port of Piraeus (Athens)
  • Transfers in a deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Mobile Phone
  • Cold water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Licensed Guide
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Some attractions may charge extra for the right to take photographs
• Pick-up and drop off at the airport is also available for an extra fee

From US$ 170.52 Per group up to 4

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 19 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.5/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Greece Athens Tours

Product ID: 23634