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Athens Full Day Private Tour provided by Olive Sea Travel

Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens Full Day Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Hit the Athens highlights in just a day, with hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
See the sights of Athens in just a day, without the hassle of plotting tram routes or negotiating with taxi drivers, on this door-to-door tour by private vehicle. Hit ancient highlights, including the Acropolis, the ancient Agora of Athens, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard, explore scenic Plaka, and shop the Monastiraki Flea Market. Tour excludes entrance fees.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Private driver provides informative commentary as you travel
  • Choose from a range of departure times to suit your body clock
  • No waiting on slow walkers: Vehicle is exclusive to your group
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Private driver provides informative commentary as you travel
  • Choose from a range of departure times to suit your body clock
  • No waiting on slow walkers: Vehicle is exclusive to your group
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63145P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
  • Skip the line Service [Pre-purchased tickets for all the sites - Additional cost: 40€ pp]
  • Bottled water
  • PRIVATE TOUR option: Hotel/ AirBnb/ Port pick up & drop-off
  • SMALL GROUP option : Meeting Point ** HERODION HOTEL ** near Acropolis metro station
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Entrance Fees [40€ per person]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 300 €]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
  • Entry/Admission - National Archaeological Museum
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • SMALL GROUP option : Meeting Point ** Herodion Hotel ** Pick up time adjustable upon your request. Write your requests at the special requirements & we will contact you after your booking.
  • Ports:
  • Piraeus Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside the archaeological sites and museum.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
  • Skip the line Service [Pre-purchased tickets for all the sites - Additional cost: 40€ pp]
  • Bottled water
  • PRIVATE TOUR option: Hotel/ AirBnb/ Port pick up & drop-off
  • SMALL GROUP option : Meeting Point ** HERODION HOTEL ** near Acropolis metro station
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Entrance Fees [40€ per person]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 300 €]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
  • Entry/Admission - National Archaeological Museum
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • SMALL GROUP option : Meeting Point ** Herodion Hotel ** Pick up time adjustable upon your request. Write your requests at the special requirements & we will contact you after your booking.
  • Ports:
  • Piraeus Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside the archaeological sites and museum.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Parthenon
  • 1
    Acropolis
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Propylaea
    Erechtheion
    Temple of Athena Nike
  • 2
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Panathenaic Stadium
  • 3
    Mount Lycabettus
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Ancient Agora of Athens
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Temple of Hephaestus
    Museum of the Ancient Agora
    Plateia Syntagmatos
  • 5
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The Academy of Athens
    The Academy of Athens
    National Library of Greece
  • 6
    Plaka
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Monastiraki
  • 7
    Acropolis Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    National Archaeological Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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jtirvin001
Opelika, AL5 contributions
Great job getting us safely around Athens and making it all work. We even got back a little early. Elias did a great job! Thank you!
Written 16 August 2022
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David
3 contributions
It was very hot in July in Athens so we decided the best way to get from site to site would be with a car service. George, from Olive Tree, was just great; very knowledgeable about the city, suggesting things we might be more interested in (and more manageable in the heat) and always ready with the nicely air conditioned van! We started early with the Acropolis so we could get up before it was too hot. It turns out for older folks with wonky knees (us) there is a lift that goes up the side of the hill; George explained how to get there and the lift people were very nice and accommodating. From there we went to a number of other sites, both indoors and outside. Lunch was at a clearly tourist oriented restaurant in the old city area, but it was still quite good. George also drove us down to the coast and around some of the marinas and beaches there. We hadn't expected that; it was a nice bonus to be able to spend some more time in the air conditioning and yet see interesting things. We ended our tour at the Acropolis Museum so we could spend whatever time we want there and then just get a cab for 10 euro back to our hotel. Worked out perfectly.
Written 14 August 2022
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Jacob G
1 contribution
Family
Our guide, Aristotelis, gave us an amazing tour. He had a knack for getting us into the attractions at the perfect time, as we saw all of the crowds coming in just as we were leaving. Great historical knowledge and I won't ruin the surprise, but we got special access that we wouldn't get from other guides. Highly recommended!!
Written 13 August 2022
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oliveseatravel
Thank you for choosing Olive Sea Travel and your kind review about Aristotelis. We always try to provide you with services of high quality, our tours are private, so they are flexible and customized on your needs. Aristotelis is a professional driver with great passion in his job. We will gladly provide you with our services it the future. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 14 August 2022
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Liz D
1 contribution
We loved seeing all of the sites! We saw everything we wanted plus more! Jimmy was an excellent guide and he treated us like good friends.
Written 13 August 2022
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oliveseatravel
All we in Olive Sea Travel thank you for the kind feedback about Jimmy. It is always our aim to make your tours in Greece an experience to remember and to meet your expectations. We hope to see you again in Greece. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 13 August 2022
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redwingsfl
Tampa, FL4 contributions
Couples
Acropolis tour beat the crowds and heat ; outstanding recommendation for seafood lunch in harbor , best calamari ever
Written 13 August 2022
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oliveseatravel
Thank you so much for choosing Olive Sea Travel to explore Athens. Nothing can give us more satisfaction than knowing that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 13 August 2022
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Jason S
3 contributions
Our guide Ilias, was waiting for us at the designated meeting place on time. He drove us confidently and safely around this beautiful city with plenty of knowledge, a great friendly attitude and manners. (we were wearing masks, so he stopped and bought one for himself) The car was clean and sporty and comfortable and air conditioned. He took us for a cold coffee (which is the Greek style) and recommended a beautiful seaside patio for lunch and helped us order an authentic meal, which was delicious! We saw everything that was included in the tour details and more! And for this reason I would say you would be very lucky to have Ilias as your guide to see this ancient city. Thank you Ilias!!!
Written 13 August 2022
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oliveseatravel
Thank you for sharing your feedback for your private tour with Olive Sea Travel. Elias, as the rest of our team, works his best to provide you with services of high quality. He always tries to offer a cultural, relaxing and leisure private tour to you while your safety is a priority for him. Our aim in Olive Sea Travel is to meet your expectations and make your holidays a memory to remember. We hope to see you again in Greece! Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 13 August 2022
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Dora B
1 contribution
We really enjoyed this tour. Bill was very attentive and informative. Recommend 100%. If we come back again we will ask for Bill to take us to another tour.
Written 13 August 2022
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oliveseatravel
All we in Olive Sea Travel thank you for the kind feedback about Bill. It is always our aim to make your tours in Greece an experience to remember and to meet your expectations. We will gladly provide you with our services in the future. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 13 August 2022
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Dawn H
Los Altos Hills, CA1 contribution
Aris was a truly exceptional tour guide and his knowledge of Greek history and culture was tremendous. Additionally, he offered personal anecdotes that provided valuable insight into everyday Greek life. Aris was incredibly accommodating and considerate of our various needs; he graciously answered our endless questions while also going out of his way to ensure that we fit in everything we wanted to see. The combination of Aris’ warmth and professionalism made our short time in Athens spectacular. We could not have asked for a better tour guide, and we will happily recommend Aris to anyone visiting Greece.
Written 12 August 2022
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oliveseatravel
Thank you for choosing Olive Sea Travel and the kind feedback about Aris. It is always our aim to make your tours in Greece an experience to remember and to meet your expectations. We always try to show you Greece we know and love and make you feel like travellers, not tourists. Aris has great knowledge in greek history and mythology and loves to share it with you, while keeping you safe in our luxurious vehicles. Thank you again for the nice review. We hope to see you again in Greece. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 13 August 2022
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Sanjay B
Johns Creek, GA1 contribution
Theo was very customer focused and very knowledgeable about the island. He was very courteous and attentive. We really enjoyed Theo showing us around the island!
Written 11 August 2022
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Lieza T
Gold Coast, Australia8 contributions
Friends
We chose the private tour as my mom is in a wheelchair and having been to Athens before I knew we needed someone who could help us find access to venues and the all important disabled 'facilities' which are pretty non existent in Greece.
Our driver Andreus was great. Got us as close to everything as he could. Sorted people to help us out where he couldn't go, and all with a smile and a cheeky comment for my elderly mom. She loved it.
Got to see all the major attractions that she never thought she'd be able to get to and had a quiet air conditioned car in-between visits.
The private car can get you close to things the larger tours aren't allowed to and you can get the tickets through the driver, so skip the line!!
This was probably the most relaxing day of our holiday even though it was the longest as everything was taken care of for us. We got to sit back and relax and have Andreus chat about the history, the locals...we got to try his local coffee shop . Great young couple, wish I could remember it's name to plug it...cold milk coffee with ice and they even had oat milk!!
We finished with a restaurant he recommended in a smaller marina. The bathroom there was the Greek version of accessible ..so that was hard , but the food made up for it. I'm pescatarian so I eat a lot of seafood, but we had octopus sliced in front of us in a lemon sauce, fried calamari which was the best I have ever eaten, just melted and. Potato mackerel dish I am going to try to replicate at home...amazing. get him to tell you where this was and it will finish your day off perfectly ( although don't have the red wine...go the white).
Anyhow enough of my stomach. Andreus made the day for us and that just was the icing on the cake.
A gentleman door to door and my mom will never forget it.
I definitely need recommend this tour and the company was easy to deal with too. I emailed a few questions and things in and they always got back on promptly and were happy to work around all our in mobility issues and also pick up changes etc ..
It was also good value for money compared to tours the cruise ships chuck at you, by a long ways.
You won't be disappointed after a day in Athens with Andreas. This was probably my 10th time in Athens and I still saw new things and learnt stuff I never knew
Before.
Written 10 August 2022
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Excellent tour company
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