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Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

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    What to Expect
    To begin our journey into the past we will start off with the hill of Acropolis which is the highlight of the tour. On this classical hill, you will have the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum and of course the main attraction, the Parthenon, built for the virgin Goddess, Athena. After the Acropolis, we will head towards the Temple Of Zeus passing Hadrians Arch as we do. Then stopping to visit the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. Next, we will be side by side with the National Garden, driving to see the changing of the guard (Euzones) in front of what was, the old palace and is nowadays Parliament House, above the central square of Athens. Then moving into the historical center of the city we will float up to the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, the Acropolis, and even the Aegean Sea. By this time we’ll be ready for a break and some lunch at a traditional Greek tavern with authentic Greek cooked dishes or fresh fish – seafood by the sea.

    After having lunch we will drive along the coast. On the way viewing some Greek seaside villages and the island of Salamis (where the historical naval battle took place between the Athenians and the Persians). Our first stop the Corinth Canal. Opened in 1892 and separating the Peloponnese Peninsula from the rest of Greece while joining the Saronic Gulf to the Corinthian Sea. You will be given time to walk across on a pedestrian bridge to admire the canal closer, on some days bungee jumping is an option (if your game). Going on we will continue to Ancient Corinth. The city was dominated by the hill of Acrocorinth and the old Castle, the oldest and largest castle in southern Greece. The site located at the foothill includes the Roman Agora of Corinth, the Temple of God Apollo and a small museum. Besides its archaeological and historical interest, Ancient Corinth is also one of the most popular religious destinations in Greece. This was where the Apostle Paul preached Christianity, was judged by the tribunal in the Agora and established the best organized Christian church of that period. Lastly, after the site we will then make our way back to Athens following the same route.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick Up Time: 08.00 am
    We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am.
    If for any reason this is not convenient for you we will adjust the time according to your needs
    Duration
    9h
    Inclusions
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide (The drivers are not a licensed to accompany you on your walk to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Entrance Fees
    • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
    • Licensed Tour guide on request (Additional cost)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The drivers are not a licensed to accompany you on your walk to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had the best of tour guides named Mike! He was very professional, personal and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our tour tremendously.
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    Response from oliveseatravel, Front Office Manager at Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    It was a pleasure to have you as our guest in our country. Thank you for your kind words about Mike! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your positive input and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Eleftheria Nikoloudaki
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    Our tour was directed by George who gave us very interesting information about Greece, Athens and Corinth from historical, cultural, social and religious perspectives. George’s knowledge is extensive and he was very willing to discuss a diverse range of aspects of ancient and
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    Response from oliveseatravel, Front Office Manager at Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour
    Responded 9 Oct. 2019
    Thank you for sharing your feedback for your private tour from Athens & Corinth Private Tour. George as the rest of our team of Olive Sea Travel works hard to provide you with high quality of services. He is willing to share with you the deep knowledge of Greek history and Mythology. We try to offer you a cultural and relaxing and gastronomy private tour for you. We hope to see you again! Best regards, Eleftheria Nikoloudaki
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    We enjoyed the tour with our kind driver. The car was very clean and comfortable. We definitely recommend Olive Sea Travel, with the very nice logo! Thank you!!!
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    Response from Elianiko-1, Front Office Manager at Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour
    Responded 26 Jun. 2019
    Thank you for sharing your feedback for your private tour in Athens city. Athens & Corinth Full Day is one of our best tours. It is an educational, archeological and religious private tour. Athens & Corinth private tour shows you the modern lifestyle as well. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best regards, Eleftheria Nikoloudaki
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    Our group consisted of 4 adults. We were picked up in a nice Mercedes Benz van and were guided by Dem. Dem was absolutely amazing - he was super knowledgeable, funny and extremely nice and accommodating to our needs - mainly our many questions of Athens and Greece in general. He
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    Response from Elianiko-1, Front Office Manager at Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour
    Responded 23 Jun. 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are delighted to hear that Dem has knowledge in Greek history about the sites which visited. Our aim is to provide you with visits in Historical sights as Athens and Ancient & religious monuments of Corinth. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best regards, Eleftheria Nikoloudaki
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    We had just one full day to sample the wonders of ancient Greece in the Athens area so our travel agent booked us a private tour with Olive Sea. Great call! Dem (short for Demetrius), our amazing driver/guide for the day picked us up from our hotel in a clean, comfortable
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    Response from oliveseatravel, Διευθυντής at Athens Highlights & Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour
    Responded 6 May 2019
    We are truly pleased with your awesome review! Athens Full Day Private tour is one of our best tours. It represents Ancient Greece and country of Democracy in the best way. It is an educational, archeological private tour for all the family. Athens city tour shows you the modern lifestyle as well. Dem is a professional driver who loves driving and sharing his deep knowledge with you of Greek history and mythology. He tries to share it with you due to having all the necessary information for a monument. We will make sure to pass on your great comment to Dem(Demetrius). We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best regards, Vasilis Vlachos
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