- Private Local licensed guide
- Skip-the-ticket line service
- Athens guide magazine
- Athens map
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Food and beverages (please make sure you pack a snack/meal and a bottle of water)
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
What You Will See and Do
Modern and Ancient Highlights
Your private tour starts inside the Syntagma metro station where you will get to see explore for a few minutes the artifacts on display. Then you will see the changing of the guards outside of the building of the Greek Parliament, Your walk will continue through the National Gardens of Athens where you will get to see the Zappeion Hall, the Zeus Temple and Hadrian's Arch.
We will enter the Acropolis from the South slope, in order to visit the Dionysus Sanctuary and Dionysus Theater. During your tour, you’ll gain insight into the significance of the historic monuments of Acropolis including the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple as well as other significant sights of Athens including the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora, the National Observatory of Athens and the city’s scenic hills: Filoppapos, Mars, and Pnyx.
Note: After the first part of the tour, you will have some free time on the Acropolis to take more photos before walking to the Ancient Agora with your guide. During this time, During this time, there will be no time to grab a snack or drink so please make sure you have with you a snack/meal and bottle of water which you can also get during your refreshment stop between the City Tour and Acropolis part of the tour.
Walk through Plaka
After making your way through the narrow streets of the picturesque Plaka, under the Acropolis, you will end up at the Ancient Greek Agora.
Ancient Agora: The Core of Ancient Athenian Life
Of all Athens' ancient sights, the Agora firmly defines the city’s status as the cradle of Western civilization. This was where ancient Greek democracy came to life. It was a commercial, political, religious, and cultural hub where the greatest Greeks such as Plato, Socrates, Demosthenes, e.t.c. theorized, spoke out and debated. Explore the temples, an ancient concert hall and imagine ancient life under its famous long, marble-colonnaded arcades. You’ll also see the significant artifacts at the Agora Museum, located in the two-storied Stoa of Attalos which was built in the 2nd century BC.
The tour ends at the Ancient Agora.