Athens Half/ Full Day Tour
Day Tour to Athens from City, Piraeus Port or Airport (up to 8 hours)
Departure & Return / for Athens Private Tour: Traveler pickup/ drop off is offered to your hotel/ apartment in Athens center or Piraeus Port, at the arranged time of your tour departure or your tour return.
Starting Time: We suggest that the tour starts at 8:00 am or earlier in summer time. If for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs. The tour starts with a convenient pickup from your location and takes you to the Acropolis Hill, Zeus Temple, Lycabetus hill with a panoramic view of Athens and many more sites.
Group type: Private. This is private tour/ activity. Only your group will participate. Your tour/ driver provides informative commentary & historical details as you travel. (Archaeologist Guide up request)
Customizable: Yes. Guaranteed to skip the long lines (as Acropolis Hill)
Class of service: Attica Travel A 'class service offers non - smoking driver and vehicle, with a high level of cleanliness. The vehicle is exclusive to your team.
Tips: If you would like to avoid the summer heat in Athens while climbing Acropolis Hill, we recommend a 5 hour evening tour. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level and hiking shoes.
What makes this tour unique?: We visit Athens as travelers, not as tourists. We get as excited as you to travel, to enjoy history/culture, scenery, photography. If you want to see everything that Athens has to offer, then we suggest both modern & classical Athens sites in a full day tour. The day starts with convenient pickup and then takes you to the Acropolis Hill, Zeus Temple, Olympic stadium, Plaka, ancient & modern Agora, Lycavetus hill and many more. Schedule is flexible, but most importantly we can drive on small roads and you will see Athens from all different angles. We are dedicated to show you the Athens we know and love, as travelers and not as tourists and for this reason we will avoid the tourist traps. You also have the flexibility to explore each attraction independently or add a licensed archaeologist guide (extra cost).
ATHENS TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Acropolis hill visit includes:
Dionysus & Herodion theaters, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental entrance (Propylaea), the Erechtheion and the famous Parthenon Temple, which was dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena.
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Acropolis Museum Ultramodern glass & steel museum housing ancient artifacts from the Acropolis archaeological site.
Duration: 1 hour
Hellenic Parliament , with ceremonial guards & a memorial for unidentified soldiers.
Panathinaiko Stadium which held the first modern Olympic games in 1896, now hosting ceremonial events & live music concerts.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Visit the ancient temple on the site of an ancient outdoor sanctuary dedicated to Olympic Zeus. Largest temple in Greece.
Duration: approx. 90' minutes
The Academy of Athens. National institution for sciences, humanities & fine arts in a landmark 1800s decorated with the statues of Socrates, & Plato.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in a landmark 1800s neoclassical building, decorated with Ionic columns and fresco.
National Library of Greece in a landmark 1800s neoclassical building, decorated with Doric columns
Lycabetus Hill & Saint George Church
Duration: 90' minutes
Agora & Market
Agora of Athens Famous landmark featuring, the ancient temple of Hephaestus, the ruins of an ancient Greek gathering place & a museum with artifacts. Agora is known as the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech. Monastiraki in Athens, known also as the flea market. Enter down town of Athens. Next stop (optional) is going to be at a traditional Greek restaurant with authentic Greek dishes or have a quick stop for a Pitta Gyros ( Souvlaki)
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
Wi-Fi on board
Private Transportation & includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees) Guaranteed to skip the long lines (as Acropolis Hill)
Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with history knowledge) throughout the day
Entrance Fees to sites & museums (Acropolis ticket: Winter 10€ - Summer 20€ /under 19 is free) For those wishing to visit the Acropolis and some of the other sites there is a multi-site ticket that costs 30€. The ticket is valid for five consecutive days.
Licensed Archaeologist guide up prior request (Additional cost - 200€ for the day)