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The Best of Athens Full Day Private tour

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USD 334.30
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    What to Expect
    The private tour starts early morning from your hotel or any other place convenient to you. 

    Your driver will drive you towards Queen Amalia Avenue by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the House of the Parliament located at the famous Syntagma Square (Constitution Square).

    Then the private tour continues towards the Panathenian Stadium, which is also known as the Kallimarmaron Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens.

    The tour continues towards Panepistimiou Avenue where you can see the Catholic Cathedral of Athens and the Trilogy of Neoclassical Buildings of Athens.

    Temple of Parthenon in the Acropolis of Athens, the Academy of Athens, the Athens University and the National Library will definitely impress you with their aesthetics and architectural design.

    The tour to Athens continues with a drive to the Temple of Zeus and the Hadrian’s Gate that blend the Ancient and Roman Era in Athens. The destination now is the crown of the city, the imposing Acropolis of Athens with its glorious Parthenon.

    The Parthenon is the most characteristic example of classic architecture of the 5th century BC, constructed to house the immense statue of Goddess Athena, the protector Goddess of the city.

    You will get to see the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike and the temple of the Erectheion that is mostly known due to the statues of the Caryatides, the Porch of Maidens.

    Once you descend from the Acropolis, you have the chance to visit the New Museum of the Acropolis that is built at the feet of the Sacred Rock and admire the marbles of the Parthenon and an impressive collection of artifacts and relics found on the Acropolis during the excavations.

    Later on, the private tour will drive you through Plaka, the picturesque quarter of the city, where you can see lovely little shops with handmade crafts and gifts, the Ancient Agora of Athens where the philosophers and orators of Athens used to present their views and Roman agora.

    The full day tour to Athens will also give you the chance to get a glimpse of modern Athens as well, visiting the fish and meat market in downtown Athens and walking by the Monastiraki market, which is the famous flea market of the city.

    However, a visit to Athens is never complete if you do not get to taste the famous Greek cuisine; the tour will take you to a traditional Athenian restaurant or tavern, where you can indulge to the colors and flavors of the most known Greek dishes (home cooked food).

    Finally, you will enjoy the breathtaking views from Lycabettus Hill, which is the highest hill in the city of Athens, to take some spectacular pictures and an image of the entire city in your hearts and minds.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    At your hotel or adress in Athens
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Return at the same spot
    • A professional English speaking driver with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licenced by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
    • Road tolls and local taxes
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Athens
    • Piraeus Port pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
    • Gratuities
    • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities following the program mentioned above
    • Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost to escort you inside the archaeological sites and museum according to the program.
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • 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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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This was my third time taking this same tour, with different family members. Each time I come to Greece I book this tour as it is hands down the best! We had a tricky schedule and they were able to customize our tour to meet...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Pfoxy65
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Our guide, Apostolos, treated us to a most wonderful day in Athens. He was knowledgeable, polite, and personable. We got so much more out of seeing the incredible sites of Athens because of him. Lunch was especially memorable as he guided us to a small...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank EGIllinois
    Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

    All Day City Tour of Athens. Our tour guide was George Jiorgos On September 2 2019. He arrived early and was waiting for us at our hotel lobby. Punctuality is important to us. He was knowledgeable about Athens and about Greece in general. He was...More

    Thank brodnanskyn
    AthenstoursgreeceATG, Guest Relations Manager at Athens Tours Greece, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

    Dear brodnanskyn, we, at Athens Tours Greece would like to thank you for your so kind review. I am more than happy to hear that you had a lovely time during your tour in Athens with George! I will forward your kind words to him!...More

    Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

    I enjoyed my tour guide and driver tremendously. We were taken care of very well and learnt a lot about the history of Greece. They were very accommodating and friendly. I would do this tour again in the future.More

    1  Thank Shobha P
    AthenstoursgreeceATG, Guest Relations Manager at Athens Tours Greece, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

    Dear Shobha P, I would like to thank you for your so kind review, as well as for your time in writing a review for our company. It will be our pleasure to see you again in the future and offer you our tours in...More

    Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

    The tour guide Leften’s and driver George provided professional, courteous and worthwhile tour. They arrived on time and asked about our interests to determine what we knew and didn’t know about the “Best of Athens”. They were appreciative of us as the customer. Always smiling...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Mark I
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    • Duration: 8h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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