- Local licensed guide
- Private tour
- Skip-the-line service
- Athens guidebook with recommendations to use for your visit
- Athens Map
- Entrance tickets
- Hotel pick up and drop off (unless agreed on)
- Food and drinks (unless specified)
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
What You Will See and Do
Meet with your expert licensed private guide in the heart of Athens, Syntagma square, and start with a brief look, inside the Syntagma metro station, at a lovely collection of archaeological findings dating from classical times and discovered during excavations in the area. Continue to the elegant House of Parliament to watch the Change of Guards done by the famous Evzones, in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Walk through the cool and shady National Garden, the former Queen Amalia’s Garden, and admire the neoclassical architecture of Zappeion Hall. Learn all there is to know about the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the first Olympic Games in modern history (19 century A.D.).
Visit the Zeus Temple and Hadrian’s Arch from the Roman Era. Walk along the beautiful Dionysiou Areopagitou walkway and enter the Old Town of Athens, the Plaka area. Marvel the beautiful St. Catherine’s church and learn about Lysicrates Monument and its’ importance in the 4th Century BC.
Continue to the Acropolis by entering the site from the southern slope, in order to visit the first theater of antiquity the Dionysus theater. and to avoid the crowds: On your way to the Unesco-listed admirable Acropolis monuments, see the Philopappos hill monument and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Marvel the ancient beautiful constructions of the Acropolis: The Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea gateway, the Erechtheion and focus on the astonishing Parthenon. Listen to in-depth commentary about each of the treasures, and uncover fascinating facts about their construction and history.
As you wander around, stop to absorb the stellar views down over Athens, including the Mars Hill, the Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Hephaestus, and capture them on camera. After roughly three hours of exploring, your tour concludes when your guide departs, leaving you free to continue exploring Athens at your leisure.
Please note that this itinerary is recommended by us, however, all private tours can be customized according to your needs and preferences. Feel free to contact us for more information.