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Athens Private tour

Athens, Greece

From $301.52 per group (up to 8)

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icon4 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Catch the historical highlights of Athens in one morning on this private half-day panoramic tour. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, hear about the city’s history, and pass landmarks including the Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Zeus, and Parliament, along with the Acropolis. Enjoy a walk around the Acropolis’ slopes, and view the best of its archaeological treasures at the new Acropolis Museum. Athens hotel, cruise port, or airport pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private half-day panoramic tour of Athens
  • See Athens’ highlights including Parliament House and the Tomb of the Unknown Solider
  • Enjoy views of the Acropolis and take photos by the Panathenaic Stadium
  • Stroll on the Acropolis' slopes and see the Herodion and Dionysos Theatres
  • Visit the new Acropolis Museum to view its archaeological highlights
  • Private minivan transport including hotel, airport, or cruise port pickup and drop-off
  • Price per minivan, based on maximum of eight passengers
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Private tour
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
We can accommodate 8people
English Speaking Driver(not allow to escort you into the sites/museums)
Entrance Fees
Licensed Tour Guide (Bookable upon request by contacting us on the phone number provided by Viator)

Departure Point

Athens, Greece

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered Accommodation Piraeus area, Port and Cruise Terminal (Included). Meeting point: The driver will meet you at the port holding a sign with your name on Accommodation in Athens and Athens Suburbs Pickup/drop off from/to Accommodation located outside Athens Pickup/drop off from/to Athens Airport Meeting point: The driver will meet you inside the airport holding a sign with your name on.



Airports

  • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece


Ports

  • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
  • Rafina port, Rafinas, Rafina 190 09, Greece
  • Lavrio Port, Port Authority, Lavrio, Greece


Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Athens, Greece
Begin your half-day tour with pickup from your Athens hotel, or Athens airport or cruise port. Settle inside your private, air-conditioned minivan, and gaze at the city’s bustling streets as you begin your panoramic tour.

As you travel between the sights, hear fascinating facts about Athens’ history. Each landmark has a story that your driver will share along the way.

Stop for photos at the Panathenaic Stadium, the setting for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Admire the building — the only all-marble stadium in the world — and hear how it stands on the site of a 4th-century BC arena.

Pass the Zappeion Hall and Temple of Zeus, where several, still-standing columns mark what was once a huge Greco-Roman temple. Admire the three elegant buildings of the ‘Athens Trilogy:’ the University of Athens, Academy of Athens, and National Library, and drive by the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, Parliament building, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the National Garden and St. Paul’s Church.

See the Catholic Cathedral of St Dionysius, Russian Orthodox Church, and Old Parliament and Constitution Square. Then, have your camera ready as you pass under the Acropolis, the city’s world-famous ancient rock citadel, crowned by the Parthenon.

Hop out for a pleasant stroll around the Acropolis’ slopes, seeing the ancient Herodion and Dionysos Theater, two age-old stone theaters cut into the steep hillsides.

Then, head inside the ultramodern Acropolis Museum (own expense), famous for its collections of treasures from the Acropolis site. Admire the highlights, including everyday objects such as votives and vases; the draped Caryatid statues of maidens; and the richly carved friezes, stones, and pediments inside the stunning Parthenon Gallery.

Having explored here, your tour finishes with a drop-off at the original start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou)
most commonly known in Greek as Hadrian's Gate is a monumental gateway resembling – in some respects – a Roman triumphal arch. It spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, Greece, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It has been proposed that the arch was built to celebrate the adventus (arrival) of the Roman emperor Hadrian and to honour him for his many benefactions to the city, on the occasion of the dedication of the nearby temple complex in 131 or 132 AD.It is not certain who commissioned the arch, although it is probable that the citizens of Athens. There were two inscriptions on the arch, facing in opposite directions, naming both Theseus and Hadrian as founders of Athens. While it is clear that the inscriptions honour Hadrian, it is uncertain whether they refer to the city as a whole or to the city in two parts: one old and one
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Temple of Olympian Zeus
also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greek capital Athens. It was dedicated to "Olympian" Zeus, a name originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman period the temple, which included 104 colossal columns, was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
is a war memorial located in Syntagma Square in Athens, in front of the Old Royal Palace. It is a cenotaph dedicated to the Greek soldiers killed during war. It was sculpted between 1930 and 1932 by sculptor Fokion Rok. The tomb is guarded by the Evzones of the Presidential Guard.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Garden
is a public park of 15.5 hectares (38 acres) in the center of the Greek capital, Athens. It is located between the districts of Kolonaki and Pangrati, directly behind the Greek Parliament building (The Old Palace) and continues to the South to the area where the Zappeion is located, across from the Panathenaiko or Kalimarmaro Olympic Stadium of the 1896 Olympic Games. The Garden also encloses some ancient ruins, tambourines and Corinthian capitals of columns, mosaics, and other features. On the Southeast side are the busts of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, and of the Philhellene Jean-Gabriel Eynard. On the South side are the busts of the celebrated Greek poets Dionysios Solomos, author of the Greek National Hymn, and Aristotelis Valaoritis.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Academy of Athens
is Greece's national academy, and the highest research establishment in the country.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Acropolis Museum
The New Acropolis Museum is now built at the foot of the Acropolis. In June 2007 the old museum closed its doors so that its antiquities could be moved to their new home, which opened on 20 June 2009
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center
In 1869, the Greek Parliament allocated 80,000 square metres (860,000 sq ft) of public land between the Palace Gardens and the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus, and also passed a law on 30 November 1869, "for the building works of the Olympic Games", as the Zappeion was the first building to be erected specifically for the revival of the Olympic Games in the modern world. The ancient Panathenian stadium was also refurbished as part of the works for the Olympic Games. Following some delay, on 20 January 1874, the cornerstone of the building was laid this new building would be designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen.Finally, on 20 October 1888, the Zappeion opened.Unfortunately for its benefactor, Evangelis Zappas, he did not live long enough to see the Zappeion built, and his cousin Konstantinos Zappas was nominated by Evangelos Zappas to complete the building.The Austrian Parliament Building was also designed by Hansen and followed the same theme in the exterior.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Library of Greece
is situated near the center of city of Athens. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
National Archaeological Museum
n Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide. It is situated in the Exarcheia area in central Athens between Epirus Street, Bouboulinas Street and Tositsas Street while its entrance is on the Patission Street adjacent to the historical building of the Athens Polytechnic university.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY AthensCarRent

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Private tour ?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Athens Private tour .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Private tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Athens Private tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Athens Private tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Athens Private tour .

Product code: 13939P1

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