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Half-Day Private Tour of Athens

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Explore the most significant sites of ancient and modern Athens, including the Acropolis, Olympic Stadium, and Lycabettus hill, in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle with hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Highlights

  • Experience the best of Athens with a tour that offers hassle-free and comfortable round-trip transfers in a luxurious vehicle with luggage services.

  • Visit the Acropolis and its monuments such as the Parthenon dedicated to the goddess Athena and the Temple of Athena Nike, the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis.

  • Head to the Panathenaic Stadium where the first contemporary Olympic Games took place in 1896.

  • See the three neoclassical buildings of the architectural trilogy of Athens–the Academy of Athens, the University of Athens, and the National Library of Greece.

  • Depending on your group size and privacy requirements, you can enjoy the experience in a 4-seater or 8-seater vehicle.

  • Fun Fact: Athens is known as the "city of the violet crown" because, in ancient times, the hills surrounding the city were covered in violets during the springtime, creating a beautiful and fragrant sight.

Inclusions

  • Private half-day tour of Athens

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • WiFi on board

  • Luggage service

Exclusions

  • Admission tickets to attractions

  • Guided Tours (only upon request)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Athens Uncovered: From Ancient Monuments to Neoclassical Buildings

Starting early in the morning, you'll head to Acropolis hill, a legendary citadel that boasts some of the most iconic monuments of the ancient world. This is the perfect time to visit, as you'll beat the heat and the crowds, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty of the Acropolis without any distractions. As you make your way through the hill, you'll be awestruck by the towering monuments and the breathtaking views of the city. The history and significance of this place are palpable, and you'll feel transported to a different time and place.

After the Acropolis, you'll continue to the center of the city, where you'll visit the Columns of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. These impressive structures are a testament to the incredible engineering and architectural skills of the ancient Greeks, and you'll feel humbled by their accomplishments.

Next up, you'll visit the National Garden, a beautiful oasis in the heart of Athens, before watching the changing of the Presidential Guard in front of the old royal palace, which is now the home of the Hellenic Parliament. This is a rare opportunity to witness a unique Greek tradition, and you'll feel privileged to be a part of it. Finally, you'll head to Panepistimiou Street, where you'll see the stunning neoclassical buildings of the architectural trilogy of Athens, including the National Library, the University of Athens, and the Academy of Athens. These buildings are a testament to the incredible artistic and cultural achievements of Greece, and you'll be blown away by their beauty.

Itinerary

  • Acropolis

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus

  • Panathenaic Stadium

  • Hellenic Parliament

  • The Academy of Athens

  • Mount Lycabettus

Important Information

  • It is recommended that you wear breathable clothes and comfortable walking shoes since this experience involves a fair amount of walking.

  • Bring along your sunscreen, hat, bags, lunch or snacks, water, or some energy drinks on this tour.

  • Facilities: Pram/ Stroller Accessibility.

Timings

  • Daily: 8am onwards

  • Duration: 4 hours

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 15 mins prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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