- Local licensed guide
- Private tour
- Athens guidebook with recommendations to use for your visit
- Athens Map
- Entrance tickets (not required - unless specified)
- Hotel pick up and drop off (unless agreed on)
- Gratuities (gratuity rates in Greece are around 10% of service cost)
- Food and drinks (unless specified)
What You Will See and Do
Meet with your expert licensed private guide in the heart of Athens, Syntagma square. Follow your knowledgeable guide to the elegant House of Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Walk through the cool and shady National Gardens and enjoy the tranquillity and the fresh air. Watch and capture with your camera the Change of Guards done by our famous Evzones in front of the Presidential Residence, which is located on the ultra-chic Herodes Atticus Road.
Your walk will continue to the Panathenaic Stadium, where you will learn about the first Olympic Games of modern times. The next stop on our itinerary is the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, both significant Roman monuments and the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall.
The walk continues onwards to the small alleys of the most picturesque area of Athens, the Plaka. Marvel the beautiful St. Catherine’s church and learn about Lysicrates Monument and its’ importance in the 4th Century BC. Pass by Melina's Cafe, a charming little cafe which is dedicated to Greece's most beloved actress and champion, who fought for the return of the Parthenon Marbles. The beautiful alleys of Plaka, will lead you to the Metropolis Square and the Metropolis Cathedral of Athens and on, to Hadrian's library, the Roman Forum, and the colorful, vibrant Flea Market in the Monastiraki area. There will be short stops for commentary and pictures.
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability. During winter (November 1 to March 31) the latest starting time for tours will be 12:30 pm due to earlier closing hours of the archaeological sites and museums.
You can present either a printed paper or an electronic voucher for this.
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.