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    Full day Athens tour starts with a visit to the Acropolis where you see the Parthenon, the temple on the top of the sacred rock devoted to Goddess Athena, the Goddess of wisdom, the Propylea, the entrance to the sacred rock, the Temple of Wingless Victory which was devoted to Goddess Athena-Nike, the Erechtheum, the most sacred and mythical of all the temples of Athens with its famous Caryatides (female featured statues), the 5000-seat Odeon of Herodes Atticus which was carved into the rock and is still used for music festivals, the 13000-seat theatre of Dionysus where the Athenians listened to the immortal works of Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides and Aristophanes.

    We continue our tour by visiting the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathinaic Stadium (where the Olympic Games were held for the first time in modern Athens in 1896), the Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guards.We visit Plaka-the oldest and most picturesque part of Athens, the Roman Agora, and the Tower of the Winds and the ancient Agora of Athens, which was the centre of public life where Plato and Socrates-the two famous philosophers of ancient Greece- taught to the Athenians about Democracy and Philosophy. Then we drive through University Street that connects Constitution (Syntagma) Square with Concord (Omonia) Square-the second most important square in Athens and see the Academy, the University and the National Library followed by a drive up to Lycabettus Hill (highest point of Athens) where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Then you can have lunch at a traditional Greek restaurant and taste the famous Greek cuisine.

    We will conclude our tour by visiting the Acropolis museum .

    The new Acropolis museum is under the south slope of the Acropolis and contains mostly pediment sculpture, reliefs and statues found on the sacred rock of Acropolis, which formed most of its decoration. Among these statues, the well-known female figures with the characteristic archaic smile called "Korai" such as the Kore of Naxos, the Kore of Chios and the Kore of Lyons etc. There are also sphinxes, consecrated reliefs such as the Athena in Medication and consecrated sculptures such as the Moschoforos (a man who is carrying a calf across his shoulders), the Boy of Kritias etc.
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    Departure Point
    Your preferred location.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Fuel surcharge
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees Food and drinks Gratuities (recommended) Airport pickup 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, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Your English- speaking driver will explain about the ancient monuments that you are about to visit, the ancient history of Greece and interesting facts about historical and modern-day Greece but is not allowed by law to accompany you in the sites. If you wish to have a licensed tour guide to accompany you into the sites, we will help you arrange a licensed tour guide to be with you at an extra cost
    • 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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    Great experience. Very knowledgeable guide. Amazing monuments. Great lunch with local cuisine. Overall great value for money.
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    Response from Frank K, Owner at Athens full day private tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Dear Michael, Thank you so for your review. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time! We are looking forward to offering you again our services! Warmest Regards, On behalf of H.P. Tours Frank Kotsiopoulos Manager Director
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    Definitely one of the highlights of our entire vacation. We had SUCH an amazing day with Mike! He made us feel safe and special and catered to all our needs. It felt like hanging out with a cool cousin who had answers to all our questions. Mike made us laugh a lot and we felt
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    Response from Frank K, Owner at Athens full day private tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you for your kind words regarding our services. We really appreciate sharing your feedback. We hope we can offer you our services again in the future. Warmest Regards, On behalf of H.P. Tours Frank Kotsiopoulos Manager Director
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    We had a group of 11 of us, from the beginning, they were responsive and so easy to coordinate with. They structured the tour exactly how we wanted and what we wanted to see. The minibus was beautiful, the tour guide was fantastic as was our driver. My uncle who has traveled
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    Response from Frank K, Owner at Athens full day private tour
    Responded 2 Dec. 2019
    Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time! We are looking forward to offering you again our services! Warmest Regards, On behalf of H.P. Tours Frank Kotsiopoulos Manager Director
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    We had one day in Athens after a cruise and wanted to make the most of our time. We contacted HP tours through TripAdvisor. We had a fabulous tour! Costas our driver and Sophia our guide were wonderful and informative. The itinerary was planned by HP and we saw as much as
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    Response from Frank K, Owner at Athens full day private tour
    Responded 15 Nov. 2019
    We are very glad to read this wonderful review. Thank you for these kind words and we hope to offer you our services again in the future! Best Regards, On behalf of H.P. Tours Frank Kotsiopoulos Manager Director
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    Excellent day spent seeing all of the sights. The one recommendation that we have is that you plan on obtaining the services of a guide once you get to the Acropolis. the cost was about 100 Euros and there is a spot right before you enter where you can find them.
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    Response from Frank K, Owner at Athens full day private tour
    Responded 30 Oct. 2019
    Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing H.P.Tours for your tour. Hoping to offer you our services again in the future. Warmest Regards, On behalf of H.P. Tours Frank Kotsiopoulos Manager Director
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    About the operator
    By: H.P. Tours - Hellenic Private Tours
    1,060 reviews
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    michaelbL8399AN
    Mauritius
    22
    Amazing experience of Athens in one day
    Great experience. Very knowledgeable guide. Amazing monuments. Great lunch with local cuisine. Overall great value
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    JMUDukes1991
    10
    Phenomenal and Fabulous Frank!!!
    Frank made our once in a lifetime trip even more special and memorable than we could have imagined. I can't
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    tanbour54
    Edmonton, Canada
    10
    Amazing day with Mike!
    Definitely one of the highlights of our entire vacation. We had SUCH an amazing day with Mike! He made us feel
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    Travelandb
    10
    Site seeing tour Athens and nearby area
    We arranged for four days private tour of Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Meteora. The driver was always on time and was
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    Passport568934
    20
    Fantastic four days trip
    Though we started the four days trip late due to change of flight timing (arrived 5 hours later), we were able to
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    Dkhor
    Singapore, Singapore
    158
    Excellent tour
    We are a group of 5 who booked an 8 days tour with HP tours. The service was excellent from the start from the
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    sofologis
    Albany, New York
    205
    Hellinic Private Tours
    Excellent tour group to work with; highly skilled; extremely professional, and alot of fun to spend the day with!
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    marianedaluga
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    911
    Great service!! Thank you!
    Many thanks to Frank and the exceptional service of HellenicTours! Very fast and very easy we planned and booked
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    hockeylax19
    30
    Best Tour, wonderful company
    We had a group of 11 of us, from the beginning, they were responsive and so easy to coordinate with. They
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    211arjunb
    10
    H.P. Tours - Frank and Team - True professionals with a personal touch
    We are a family of 6 and recently completed 5 days Greece trip. We had availed H.P Tours for all the 5 days for
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    145leilat
    10
    Amazing Tour
    Our driver was phenomenal! He got us to each place easily and quickly! It was a wonderful way to view the sites!
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    darlak8
    Rochester, NY
    2826
    Best office support ever!
    Our tour was very good and we learned so much I could go on and on but I want to let you know about my experience
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    Dream742174
    10
    14 day custom tour of Greece
    We have recently completed our 2nd personalised group trip with Frank from HP Tours – our first was so good in
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    Rod L
    10
    Outstanding private tour with H P Tours
    We have completed 2 tours of Greece with Frank and HP Tours (as part of a group of 11) and highly recommend him
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    Vicki R
    Melbourne, Australia
    469
    Frank makes you feel like VIPs
    It says VIP on the side of the immaculate Mercedes minibus and that is exactly how Frank treats his clients. We
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