|Reasons to choose a private tour |
There are many reasons to choose a private tour over a regularly scheduled one. Yes, the price is more expensive but the experience of a customized tour for your party alone is unique and unforgettable.
The tour descriptions you see below are the suggested itineraries but they are flexible and can be custom designed to fit in what you want to see or do. On a private tour you also have the ability to combine or mix and match any of the below tour descriptions. In other words you are free to create your own personal trademark tour on your time and at your pace.
Our operations team at the Athens Walking Tours is ready to answer your requests and design the perfect tour which will match your personal requirements and interests. Just send us an email with what you have in mind and we will have a proposal for you within 48 hours.
A private tour is for you if:
- You would like to designate your own time and pace
- You would like a more personalized experience
- You would like to combine two different tours together
- You would like a tour off the beaten path or outside of Athens
- You would like a special interest custom made tour
- You would like a custom made package tour for more than one day including accommodation, transfers and excursions
The duration of a private tour can range anywhere from 3 to 8 hours depending on the sites you choose to visit and the activities you participate in and can accommodate as many people as are in your party.
How you will be getting around on your tour
We would like to point out that the majority of these tours are primarily walking tours except for the sites outside of Athens which require transportation by taxi or mini van, depending upon the size of your group.The historical center of Athens is not spread out and has been purposely designed to promote walking. A much more enjoyable experience is obtained by visiting these sites on foot at an easy and fun pace. All the major monuments are within walking distance of each other. If however you prefer to have a taxi or mini van throughout your tour this can easily be arranged. Just let us know.
1. The Jewish Athens
A tour focused on the History of the Jewish community in Athens, Greece.
The tour will begin with a visit to the Jewish Museum of Greece which was founded in 1977 to exhibit the material evidence of 2,300 years of Jewish life in Greece and provides a vivid picture of their life and culture as it was during those centuries. The beautiful building is located in the center of Athens. You will continue your tour with a lovely sightseeing walking tour in the former Jewish neighborhoods of Athens, the holocaust monument,the Yousouroum area, and will enjoy your guides enlightening explanation on the History of the Greek- Jews in Athens.
2. Athens and Acropolis
The original Athens Walking Tour. See the best of what Athens has to offer with our world famous Athens Acropolis and city tour. This is our classic city tour through the historical part of the city, the Plaka the old town of Athens, and a detailed guided tour of the Acropolis of Athens and its’ famous monuments.
3. Athens city tour, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
This sightseeing tour is the perfect combination tour with which you will experience the two most important attractions of Athens. The Acropolis of Athens, one of the most famous archaeological sites and landmarks of Athens and Greece and the Acropolis Museum where the masterpieces of the Acropolis are displayed in a stunning way and will be explained expertly by your licensed guide.
4. Athens sightseeing, Acropolis and Archaeological museum
This private tour is for you if you want to really learn about the history of Greece in one day. You will be able to see all the major monuments of Athens with your sightseeing tour, visit the Acropolis with your licensed guide and tour the National Archaeological Museum of Athens where your guide will take you on a fascinating journey of the Greek civilization from pre-history to late antiquity. Don’t miss the fascinating exhibit of the Antikythera Shipwreck.
5. Athens sightseeing, Acropolis and Benaki museum
The Benaki Museum is the oldest museum in Greece and is housed in a beautiful neoclassical building in the center of Athens. The museum houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to the modern times and an extensive collection of beautiful Byzantine icons. Definitely a must see for art buffs. Along with a sightseeing tour of Athens and its major monuments and a guided visit to the Acropolis, this tour will definitely be remembered as a treat for the eyes.
6.Athens sightseeing, Acropolis and Kaisariani monastery
One of the most beautiful examples of Byzantine architecture, built on the slope of Hymettos overlooking Athens and with it’s high walls, beautiful frescoes and excellent library, this famous and once very wealthy monastery is well worth the journey. Combined with a sightseeing tour of the major monuments of Athens and a guided visit to the Acropolis, this tour will give you an excellent idea on how the Athenians worshiped both in ancient and modern times.
7. Athens sightseeing, Acropolis and Ancient Agora
On this tour you will literally walk on the same pathways that the famous Greek philosopher Socrates or Plato did over 2500 years ago. The Ancient Agora of Athens combines a beautifully green landscape in the heart of the historical center of Athens but also reveals important findings related to the daily lives of ancient Athenians. Combined with an extensive sightseeing tour of the major sites of Athens and a comprehensive guided tour of the Acropolis, this tour will be like peering into a window at the classical age of Athens.
8. Athens sightseeing, Acropolis and Cape Sounion
If the Acropolis is an absolute visit in one’s lifetime then the Temple of Poseidon very well may be the second. After your guided tour of the Acropolis of Athens and a walking sightseeing tour of most of the major monuments of Athens your tour will continue by private luxury air-conditioned taxi to Cape Sounion to visit the famous Temple of Poseidon.This is definitely the most scenic of our tours as you drive past the stunning coastline of Athens known as the Athenian Riviera with the islands of the
9.Athens Food Tour
A scenic and easy paced walking tour through some of the most delicious and historic neighborhoods of Athens as your guide provides you with expert insight on the culinary heritage of the Greeks but also of the cuisine we have all come to know as Mediterranean. Seize the opportunity to taste a wide variety of Greek food ranging from the mouth-watering sweet and syrupy “loukoumades” to traditional “bougatsa” or the savoury “pastourma”, Feta cheese and famous Greek olives.
Enjoy this unique tour, in the non-touristy area of Athens and acquaint yourself with Greek cuisine in the company of your food specialist guide.
10. Ancient Corinth
Take a trip into the heart of Ancient Greece. See and listen as your licensed guide unfolds scenes from Classical, Roman and Byzantine periods of Greece. See where St. Paul preached the Gospel and founded the Church of Corinth and much more while enjoying breathtaking views of the Corinthian Gulf and the fertile countryside and fruit and olive orchards of the Peloponnese in the comfort of your private air-conditioned luxury taxi of mini van, depending on the size of your group.
11. Byzantine Athens
Athens is not just the Acropolis and Classical Greece but was also part of the Byzantine Empire for over 1000 years and the marks of this remarkable era are dotted all over Greece in the form of striking monastery’s and churches which are expressions of superb architecture and design and house exquisite works of art such as hauntingly beautiful Byzantine icons, frescoes and mosaics. Your licensed guide will give you a detailed and comprehensive walking tour of the best of Byzantine Athens.