- Local licensed guide
- Private tour
- Athens Guide magazine
- Athens Map
- Entrance tickets (approx. 28 euros)
- Hotel pick up and drop off (unless agreed)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
What You Will See and Do
Sites viewed and visited:
⦁ The House of Parliament with the tomb to the unknown soldier, where you will have the opportunity to see the changing of the guards
⦁ A short guided tour at the Syntagma Metro Station displays
⦁ The Zappeion Hall
⦁ The Panathenaic Stadium
⦁ The Zeus Temple
⦁ The Hadrian's Arch
⦁ The Lysicrates Monument
⦁ A wonderful stroll in the Athens old town of Plaka
⦁ St. Catherine old chapel
⦁ The Theater of Dionysus
⦁ The Acropolis of Athens with all its monuments such as the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion, the Agrippa monument, and the Nike Temple.
Meet with your expert licensed private guide in the heart of Athens, Syntagma square, and start with a brief look 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 south 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.