- Our tours operate all year round and can be scheduled at any time convenient for you.
Half Day Private Tour in Athens...
4 Hours: Join our award-winning private half-day city tour at the best of Athens with a knowledgeable local guide. Discover the rich history and heritage of Greece's ancient capital as you visit the city's most iconic landmarks. Begin your tour with a visit to the Acropolis, where you'll marvel at the ancient temples and structures that have stood the test of time.
Continue your journey with a visit to the awe-inspiring Temple of Olympian Zeus, an ancient marvel that stands as a testament to Greece's rich history. Wander through the enchanting Plaka area, one of Athens' oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods, you'll discover traditional taverns, charming cafes, and winding alleys, offering an immersive experience in local culture. Our private half-day tour is entirely customizable to your preferences, allowing you to select the landmarks that pique your interest most and delve deeper into the facets of Greek history and culture that intrigue you. Book now to savor the very best of Athens in just four hours, and be sure to indulge in the world-famous Souvlaki, a mouthwatering Greek delight readily available at local taverns and restaurants.
- Pick up: Meet your private driver at your hotel in Athens, ensuring a comfortable and convenient mode of a private transportation
- Acropolis and Parthenon: Our first stop is the world-renowned Acropolis, a captivating ancient citadel perched atop a hill, overlooking the city. Explore the magnificent structures that grace its grounds, including the Parthenon and the Erechtheion. The Parthenon, also known as the Temple of Athena Parthenos, stands as a magnificent symbol of Greece, gracing the city with its historical significance. This sacred hill of the Athenians encapsulates the rich tapestry of Greek history, spanning antiquity, the Byzantine empire, the Frankish rule, Ottoman influence, and the birth of modern Greece.
- Panoramic city tour: Our tour also includes a panoramic city tour where you can witness Athens' most iconic landmarks, such as the Panathinaiko Stadium, Zappeion, the Athens Trilogy, National Garden, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, St. Paul's Church, Parliament, and more.
- Walking tour through Athens' Plaka, Anafiotika, and Monastiraki neighborhoods offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and charm. Begin in Plaka, where you'll explore ancient ruins and neoclassical buildings nestled within narrow streets. The journey continues to Anafiotika, a hidden gem resembling a Greek island village, with its whitewashed houses and tranquil ambiance. Finally, in Monastiraki, the bustling flea market and vibrant street life beckon, accompanied by ancient landmarks like the Tsisdarakis Mosque. Be sure to stop at one of the traditional kafeneios for a refreshing drink or a taste of the world-famous Souvlaki. The guide can either return you to your hotel or you can choose to stay there by yourself.
- Acropolis: Explore the iconic citadel and its ancient structures, including the Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, and Erechtheion.
- Plaka: Stroll through Athens' oldest neighborhood, filled with charming streets, shops, restaurants, and cafes.
- Anafiotika: Visit the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka, modeled after the Cycladic island of Anafi, with narrow streets and white-washed houses.
- Syntagma Square: Watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and take in the sights of the city's central square.
- Hadrian's Arch: View the impressive marble arch built in honor of Emperor Hadrian's visit to Athens in the 2nd century AD.
- Temple of Olympian Zeus: See the towering columns of the largest temple in ancient Greece, dedicated to Zeus, king of the gods.
- Pick up & drop off services from your hotel in Athens
- Private transportation with English speaking driver
- Mineral water, wet & dry tissues
- All taxes
- Entry/Admission - in Athens
- Gratuities (optional)
- All of our drivers are professional and English-speaking with extensive experience and knowledge of the sites you will be visiting.
- While they can provide general information about each site, they are not official guides.
- Our drivers will take you on routes that bypass tourist crowds and recommend local, traditional restaurants where you can experience Mediterranean cuisine.
- We highly recommend booking a local guide during your trip to gain in-depth information about each site.
- We work in partnership with the Luxury Car Rental Company, www.premiumrentacar.gr to provide a wide selection of brand new cars, including:
- From 1 to 4 persons, we provide you Mercedes E class or MPV, Citroen Picasso or similar
- From 5 to 8 persons, we provide you Mini Van type Mercedes Vito or similar
- From 9 to 17 persons, we provide you Minibus Mercedes Sprinter 18 seats
- Our driver will meet you at your hotel in Athens, Airbnb, or a specific address and provide you with a folder containing necessary travel documents (entrance fees etc)
- Once your booking is finalized, we will send you a confirmation form with pick-up time and other details of the trip.
- One day prior to the trip, we will send you the driver's details.
- Our tours are Private and customized for you, with the flexibility to add or remove anything from our proposed program. We can accommodate groups from 1 person to 36 or more.
- We can arrange pre/post accommodation, along with private arrival and departure transfers to/from Athens airport.
- Additionally, we provide luggage storage at our store for a fee of 3€ per day per piece of luggage.
- In compliance with the updated visiting regulations for archaeological sites, we highly recommend pre-purchasing tickets, especially for the Acropolis Hill.
- The entrance to this site now has specific time slots with limitations on the number of visitors allowed per slot.
- Here is the link to Purchase Tickets to Acropolis
- To confirm a booking, a 30% payment in advance is required, which is fully refundable in case of written cancellation received at least 4 days prior to the arrival date.
- For any cancellation or change within 3 days prior to the first day of arrival and/or no-shows, full cancellation fees will apply, which will be the total cost of the program.
- A written notification of any cancellation or change is necessary and should be sent to PRIVATE TOURS Greece.