Private full day sightseeing tour of Athens. Complete Athens

What's included in this Private tour
Included in tour Visit the Acropolis and the Parthenon
Included in tour Visit the New Acropolis museum
Included in tour Visit the Athens archeological museum
Included in tour Panathenaic Stadium
Included in tour Walk in Plaka area
Included in tour Temple of Zeus
Included in tour Stop at Athens parliament
Included in tour Private Chauffered Vehicle
Included in tour Private licensed guide throughout the tour
Included in tour All applicable entrance fees
Included in tour Hotel or cruise ship pick-up and drop-off service
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Tour Itinerary
length of the Private tour in Atrhens
6 Hours
Day Tour
Full day tour of Athens sights and museums

Your driver will pick you up from the arranged point and we will start this full day private sightseeing tour of Athens.

As you enter the city center and the tour begins, your first stop will be at the exquisite Panathenian stadium. Built on the site of the ancient Athenian stadium, entirely from marble, for the first modern Olympic Games of 1896. It is very impressive and well worth a stop.

After the brief stop you will set off towards the Temple of Zeus, a colossal ruined temple that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. The remains of this once great temple still inspire awe to the visitors of the site.

Continue onwards via the national gardens for a brief stop outside the Greek parliament. The traditionally dressed Evzones stand guard outside the building; the changing of the guards is fun to see and get a feeling for Greek modern history. Your driver will be waiting to take you to the Acropolis.

The Acropolis of Athens

The drop off point is at the entrance of the site. With your camera in hand and your walking shoes on, walk up to the site to enjoy the beauty of these magnificent buildings. See the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike. The buildings on the Acropolis are considered by many as the most impressive architectural feats of the ancient times.
The Acropolis, and the Parthenon in particular, is the most iconic monument of the ancient Greek civilisation. It continues to stand as a symbol in many ways: it is the symbol of democracy and the Greek civilisation. It also symbolises the beginning of Western civilisation and stands as the icon of European culture.

Your visit to the Acropolis will end and the tour will continue with a walk to the new museum.

The Acropolis Museum

The new Acropolis museum opened in 2004 is one of the newest and one of the most impressive in Europe. Architecturally it is exquisite and the exhibits are laid out in such a way that allow the visitor to understand and appreciate the true beauty of the ancient Greek sculptures. The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological site-specific museum, housing more than 3.000 famous artefacts from the Athenian Acropolis, the most significant sanctuary of the ancient city. Interestingly, the archaeological excavation that lies beneath the Museum provides the opportunity to visitors to appreciate both the masterpieces of the Acropolis in the upper levels of the Museum against the remains of the day to day lives of the people that lived in the shadow of the Acropolis over various periods

After the visit to the new Museum, your guide will show you the Plaka area (Athens old quarter).

Walk the Plaka area

The beautiful streets of the Plaka filled with small shops, cafes and taverns has been one of the favorite spots in Athens for years. In the Plaka you will have time to enjoy lunch (own expense) and take a break before you continue on the tour. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and the local tastes of Greek cuisine.

A short walk to your vehicle to continue to the last point of the excursion.

Archeological Museum of Athens

It is approximately a 10 minute drive to the archeological museum where you will have time to enjoy the incredible exhibits on display. This museum is actually the major one in Athens, much older (completed in 1889) than the new Acropolis museum and with a collection of sculptures that is one of the best in the world. It is the largest archaeological museum in Greece and one of the most important museums in the world devoted to ancient Greek art. It was founded at the end of the 19th century to house and protect antiquities from all over Greece, thus displaying their historical, cultural and artistic value. Your private guide will provide you with a wealth of information about the exhibits, the history and the techniques used by the ancient Greeks to create them.

The visit to the museum will take us to the end of the tour. At the exit of the museum your driver will be waiting for you to drive you to the ending point of the tour.

End of our day tour
Thank you!
Your driver will take you back your hotel.
During the drive to the hotel, take advantage of the time for a discussion with your guide in respect to the sights seen today.

Keep in mind:
  • The visit to the Acropolis includes walking up steps and on uneven ground.
  • Comfy shoes (non slip) and a hat should be worn.
Tour Map and information

Tour Information
cameraSightseeing
Unesco World Heritage site sign Visit to the Athens Acropolis. A Unesco World Heritage site.
tour search Visit the new Acropolis museum.
tour search Visit the Archeological museum.
tour search Visit temple of Zeus
tour search Stop at the Panathenaic stadium
tour search Stop at the Greek Parliamnet to see the Evzones (guards).
Pick up and End point
We will arrange for your pickup and drop off from any point/hotel in the Athens area including the Cruise Terminal port and the international airport.
date of departureDeparture Dates
This tour is operated every day throughout the year. On national holidays 25&26/Dec, 1/Jan, 25/March, 1/May and Orthodox Easter Sunday an alternative itinerary is operated as sights are closed.
time of Departure for this shared tourDeparture Time
We recommend to start the tour at about 09:00, as this will allow you to see the sights at the best time. On the 'request form' tell us what time suits you and we can advise you on the different options available.
 
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Tour Experiences
tour highlightThe Panathenaic stadium is where the first modern Olympics where held. See the all marble stadium and feel the ambiance.
tour highlightTry a Greek coffee in Plaka.
tour highlightAt the Acropolis museum go to the restaurant and on the balcony there is a fantastic view. Great for a photo opportunity.
tour highlightFrom the top of the hill of the Acropolis on a clear day you can see the islands of the Saronic Sea.


General
tour guide informationYour Guide
Your fully licensed and accredited guide has been selected to give you the best experience on this private tour.
Vehicles and DriversVehicles and Drivers
Vehicles: Our vehicles are fully insured, nonsmoking and new.
Drivers: The attentiveness of our drivers to the clients is paramount to our service. We have handpicked our staff in order for them to provide the best service. All our drivers are fully licensed and qualified.


Entrance Fees etc.
entrance fee inclusions Entrance fees to the sights are included in the price. These are purchased on the spot at the sights. 
Lunch is at leisure and not included in the price. Your guide, as you are walking through the Plaka, will provide you different options for where to enjoy your lunch.
The sequence of the highlights visited may change in order to avoid congestion or due to opening/closing times of the museums







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