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Arch of Hadrian Tours

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Arch of Hadrian
Erected in honor of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century A.D, the Arch of Hadrian's monumental gateway remains one of the most striking remnants of ancient Athens. Located on the ancient road between the Athenian Agora and the Olympieion, the elaborate structure was supposedly built to honor the arrival of Hadrian in 131 AD.

The Arch, standing in front of the once magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus (the Olympieion), formed a symbolic gateway between the old city district and the new Roman-built city, erected by Hadrian. Notably, two inscriptions feature on the sides of the arch: the western side, looking onto the old city reads ‘ This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus’ and the eastern side, facing the Olympieion, reads ‘This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus’. The exact meaning of the latter phrase is hotly disputed – some say it is simply naming the new city as that of Hadrian; others insist it was a deliberate contradiction of the former statement, indicating that the entire city was now ruled by Hadrian.

Today the main structure of Hadrian’s Arch remains remarkably preserved and is one of the most popular attractions of modern Athens. Towering at a height of 18 meters, the fully symmetrical Roman-style arch is an impressive sight – sculpted entirely from Pentelic marble, adorned with Ionic architraves and crowned with a row of Corinthian columns and pilasters.
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Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

Full Day Private Tour: Essential Athens Highlights plus Cape Sounion and Temple of Poseidon

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Make the most of your time in Greece on this full-day privately chauffeured tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and the New Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a coastal road trip to the dramatic clifftop Temple of Poseidon. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.60
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$229.60
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Athens Electric Bike Tour

Athens Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Athens’ busy streets and steep hills by whizzing around the sights on an easy-to-ride electric bike. Glide effortlessly around the hilltop ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens, pedal around the atmospheric Old Town of Plaka, and explore lively Monastiraki. Hop off along the way to see the New Acropolis Museum, Hadrian’s Arch, Panathenaic Stadium and the National Gardens of Athens.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.91
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$55.91
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Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

Athens National Gardens Segway Tour

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View the highlights of Athens with ease on this 2-hour Segway tour, with a local guide. Save your legs from walking and ride a fun, self-balancing, electric Segway around some of Athens’ top city sights as your guide recounts their history. See the Old Parliament House, Hadrian’s Arch and other landmarks; and admire the Temple of Zeus and Panathinaikos Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games. Choose from three departure times to suit your schedule and enjoy a personalized experience on a small-group tour that's limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.19
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$70.19
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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Athens Scenic Bike Tour

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Explore the ancient monuments and bustling energy of Athens on a fun and easy bike tour. Cover much more distance than walking while peddling along bike-friendly paths and streets, stopping to learn about the city’s long history and legends from a local guide. Cycle around the Acropolis and past other iconic ruins including the Ancient Agora, Roman Forum, and the Keramikos Cemetery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$35.61
$43.42
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Athens Tour with Electric Bike

Athens Tour with Electric Bike

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If you’re short on time and energy, cruise through Athens on an electric bike in just 3 hours.  After being fitted with your bike, your private guide takes you past the city’s historic and modern sights. Stop whenever you like to ask questions or take photos. With the aid of your electric motor, cover several important areas of the city without getting worn out. Enjoy refreshing water or a bottle of beer at the end of your ride.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.86
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$50.86

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

Athens Sunset Bike Tour

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Hop on a bike for this fun and fascinating 2-wheeled tour around Athens, capped off by an unforgettable sunset. Follow a friendly tour leader to most of the capital’s major sights and panoramic viewpoints. Cover much more ground than walking while enjoying the flexibility to stop often and soak up scenes of daily life along the way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$43.42
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$43.42
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Full Day Private Athens Shore Excursion

Full Day Private Athens Shore Excursion

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If your cruise is only stopping in Athens for a day or so, this shore excursion offers a whistle-stop journey around all of the major landmarks of the cradle of Western civilization. Waste no time on a snails-pace group tour of one or two major landmarks; instead, see as much of the city as possible with private transport and a carefully planned itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.87
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$196.87
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8-Day Tour of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini

8-Day Tour of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini

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See the greatest hits of Greece with this 8-day/7-night trip to Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. Take a guided tour of Athens, seeing all the main sites, including the Acropolis. Then board a ferry for the ride to Mykonos, enjoying the deep blue Aegean Sea along the way. On Mykonos, tour the island, strolling down its marble streets and relaxing on the beach. After a ferry ride to beautiful Santorini, take some time to soak up the iconic views.
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  • 8 days
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$1,343.08
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$1,343.08
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Half Day Private Athens Shore Excursion

Half Day Private Athens Shore Excursion

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Get a quick overview of Athens’ main attractions on a private 5-hour shore excursion. The tour is perfect for travelers short on time who want to experience the best of the Greek capital. Begin with two hours to explore the Acropolis, followed by visits to the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Gate, and more. Be sure to have your camera ready for the changing of the guard ceremony outside the parliament building.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.21
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$144.21
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Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Athens Morning Electric Bike Tour

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Hop on an e-bike for a leisurely morning cycle through the historical center of Athens. With the bike’s electric motor, you’ll save your energy for sightseeing on a route that takes in landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Athens Acropolis, National Garden, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Ample photo stops are included through the tour, and you’ll also get a break for a coffee or ice cream, depending on the season.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$47.11
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Athens Private Tour

Athens Private Tour

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Visiting Athens is a unique experience,so you can join us and you will have the chance to discover our history,civilization and beauty of our wonderful city.This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. First of all the duration of this tour is 4-5 hours. You can see the most important monuments of Athens.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$355.11
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$355.11
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Private Half Day Athens Tour

Private Half Day Athens Tour

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Athens can be overwhelming to navigate, so explore the sprawling Greek capital the easy way with a dedicated guide and driver. Skip the stress of public transit or long hot walks, and let your Athenian host take you directly to the must-see attractions, from the ancient Acropolis to the stately Greek parliament building and famous Olympic stadium. Plus, get personalized tips on where to eat authentic Greek food away from the tourist traps.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.21
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$144.21
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Athens Heart Small Group Walking Tour

Athens Heart Small Group Walking Tour

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The ideal introduction to Greece’s history-packed capital, this small-group, half-day walking tour covers the highlights of Athens. Discover a storied heritage spanning thousands of years, from the hilltop Acropolis to the iconic changing of the guards in front of the Hellenic Parliament. Tours include a complimentary Greek tea or coffee.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.43
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$65.43
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Essential Athens Highlights: Half Day Private Tour by Luxury Vehicle

Essential Athens Highlights: Half Day Private Tour by Luxury Vehicle

From pick up at your Hotel, Cruise ship or Athens residence sit back in the full leather comfort of one of our new Mercedes, AudiA6 or other luxury models in the company of a professional tour driver who will take you to all the highlights including the Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum, Arch of Hadrian, Temple of Zeus, Olympic Stadium, Parliament & changing of the guards and Lykabettus Hill for a final panorama of the city below, so you wont miss anything during your visit. Our 'go at your own pace' tour takes the time you need, whether you are a multi-generational family, seasoned guest requiring a more gentle pace, or just want the photo stops, our permanent staff of drivers have the experience to tailor things for you as you learn along the way about the history, mythology & stories which make Athens one of the world’s great Capitals. With hassle free booking options such as inclusion of a traditional lunch we aim to make your tour the highlight of your visit.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.93
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$168.93
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Full Day Private Ancient Corinth and Athens Must See Tour

Full Day Private Ancient Corinth and Athens Must See Tour

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Explore the best of Athens and beyond on a private, full-day tour that showcases the Greek capital’s historic and modern marvels plus the ancient city of Corinth. See city essentials like the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch, and the changing of the guard, all without long hot walks or navigating the metro. Relax and enjoy coastal views on a drive to the Peloponnese, stopping to view the engineering feat of the Corinth Canal.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.87
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Athens Classic Tour - A 3000 Years History City Alternative Presented Selfguided

Athens Classic Tour - A 3000 Years History City Alternative Presented Selfguided

TRIP DETAILS We discover the hidden corners of the city and ancient Athens by cycling in places such as the Hill of Pnyx, the old Observatory and the Monument of Philopappos, the prison of Socrates, the Roman Agora, Koile, Aristotle’s School and Hadrian’s Library. We admire the incomparable view of the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis from Arditos Hill, the Parthenon and the port of Piraeus from Philopappos Hill, the Ancient Agora and the whole of Athens from Areopagus Hill. We cross the oasis of the National Garden and the Zappeion, Plaka and the traditional district of Anafiotika. We also experience the contrasts of the modern city: designer storefronts and shops with second hand goods, trendy restaurants and quaint cafés. And after tasting traditional souvlaki, we complete our cycling in the shadow of the Acropolis.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.59
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$66.59
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Athens Classic Tour - A 3,000 Years History City Alternative Presented

Athens Classic Tour - A 3,000 Years History City Alternative Presented

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TRIP DETAILS We discover the hidden corners of the city and ancient Athens by cycling in places such as the Hill of Pnyx, the old Observatory and the Monument of Philopappos, the prison of Socrates, the Roman Agora, Koile, Aristotle’s School and Hadrian’s Library. We admire the incomparable view of the Panathenaic Stadium and the Acropolis from Arditos Hill, the Parthenon and the port of Piraeus from Philopappos Hill, the Ancient Agora and the whole of Athens from Areopagus Hill. We cross the oasis of the National Garden and the Zappeion, Plaka and the traditional district of Anafiotika. We also experience the contrasts of the modern city: designer storefronts and shops with second hand goods, trendy restaurants and quaint cafés. And after tasting traditional souvlaki, we complete our cycling in the shadow of the Acropolis.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.59
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$66.59

Athens Best and Ancient Corinth Private Full Day

Athens Best and Ancient Corinth Private Full Day

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Most visitors to Athens never venture beyond city limits, but this private combo tour allows you to see the best of the Greek capital and beyond, to ancient Corinth. Learn the history and myths of this former megalopolis and see the engineering marvel of the Corinth canal. Back in Athens, maximize your time with private transport to essential sights like the Acropolis, Olympic stadium, Hadrian’s Arch, and Greek Parliament.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$225.71
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$225.71
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Athens Mystery Small Group Trikke Tour

Athens Mystery Small Group Trikke Tour

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Discover Athens by electric Trikke with an added twist on this small group mystery-themed tour. Hop aboard an eco-friendly, 3-wheeler Trikke vehicle and unravel the city’s history through an interactive game of clues and secrets locked in a mystery cube. Discover sites such as Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus on foot, and solve the puzzles on route, with a guide alongside. Use of Trikke and helmet, and choice of time slots included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.80
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$90.80

Essential Athens Highlights: Full Day Private Tour with Lunch Option

Essential Athens Highlights: Full Day Private Tour with Lunch Option

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From pick up at your Hotel, Cruise ship or Athens residence sit back in the omfort of one of our new Mercedes, AudiA6 or other luxury models in the company of an experienced professional tour driver who will take you to all the highlights including the Acropolis, New Acropolis Museum, Arch of Hadrian, Temple of Zeus, Olympic Stadium, Parliament & changing of the guards, Ancient Agora, Plaka and Lycabettus Hill for a final panorama of the city below, so you won't miss anything during your visit Our 'go at your own pace' tour takes the time you need, whether you are a multi-generational family, seasoned guest requiring a more gentle pace, or just want the photo stops, our permanent staff of drivers have the experience to tailor things for you as you learn along the way about the history, mythology & stories which make Athens one of the world’s great Capitals. With hassle free booking options such as inclusion of a traditional lunch we aim to make your tour the highlight of your visit.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.48
Price varies by group size
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$197.48
Price varies by group size
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Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

Athens Shore Excursion: Private City Sightseeing and Acropolis Tour

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Make the most of your time in port in Piraeus with a private half-day shore excursion to Athens. Unravel the secrets of Ancient Greece as you walk around the monumental ruins of the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens (entrance not included) and the Parthenon. Then, hop aboard a minivan to see the rest of the city, including the lively Syntagma Square, the Panathinaikon Olympic Stadium and ancient landmarks like the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Best of all: your tour is covered by Viator’s worry-free policy, ensuring on-time return to your cruise ship.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$355.11
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$355.11
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Athens Highlights with Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights with Ancient Corinth Full Day Private Tour

Discover top landmarks in Athens with a full-day private tour. Travel throughout the city in a luxury vehicle and visit popular attractions including the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and Olympic Stadium. Explore beyond Athens with a drive to ancient Corinth and wander its preserved streets, temples, and baths. Move at your own pace with a private tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$237.92
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$237.92
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Athens Private Evening / Afternoon Complete Tour - City Center & Old Town

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Athens Private Evening / Afternoon Complete Tour - City Center & Old Town

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Explore Athens and its neighbourhoods on an Electric Tuk. A private and unique ride around the city and its narrows streets! See and visit the city during evening hours and marvel from the beautiful illuminated Athens. Our tours are private, you will have one Tuk Tuk and driver at your service. Enjoy the unique ride and the 360º view that a tuk tuk offers. Know Athens by night, and decide where you want to stop at the end of the tour for a dinner or a drink. A city full of history, culture and lots of entertainment!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.17
$70.19
$7.02 savings
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$63.17
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Athens City Tour Parthenon - Acropolis museum, Private (gup 1-7 p)

Athens City Tour Parthenon - Acropolis museum, Private (gup 1-7 p)

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Take a sight-seeing tour with us and discover the history and secrets of the most famous city of the antiquity. We will visit Acropolis and Parthenon and make a stop at Mars Hill, where democracy was born, and Apostle Paul delivered his speech that introduced the ancient Greeks to God. In the world-renowned museum of Acropolis we can have a better understanding of the role of Parthenon in the course of the western civilization and admire the finer details of the beauty of this magnificent construction. A ride through the heart of the city will let us admire Panathenaic stadium, the stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896. Take a closer look of the neo-classical buildings of the Parliament, the National Library, the Academy and the University of Athens.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.46
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$153.46
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