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Athens Full Day Private Tour

Badge of ExcellenceAthina, Greece

From $139.04

Price varies by group size

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Athens hotel
  • Travel comfortably in a private vehicle with a driver
  • Explore the ruins of Acropolis
  • Admire the views from Lycabettus Hill

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
  • Skip the line Service [Pre-purchased tickets for all the sites - Additional cost: 40€ pp]
  • Bottled water
  • PRIVATE TOUR option: Hotel / Port pick up & drop-off
  • SMALL GROUP option : Meeting Point ** HERODION HOTEL ** near Acropolis metro station
  • REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE TO ALL SITES: Passport & Vaccine Certificate/ Negative PCR 72hrs
  • Entrance Fees [40€ per person]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 250 €]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Rovertou Galli 4, Athina 117 42, Greece
    ONLY FOR THE SMALL GROUP Meeting point for the Small Group tour: Herodion Hotel [Near Acropolis Metro Station] at 08:10am

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Olive Sea Travel

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athens Full Day Private Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Athens Full Day Private Tour.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Athens Full Day Private Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Athens Full Day Private Tour.

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Athens Full Day Private Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Athens Full Day Private Tour.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athens Full Day Private Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Athens Full Day Private Tour.

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Traveler Tips


We highly recommend paying extra for the tour guide as we learned so much more.
Greece is very strict about this, do not expect your driver to do this.
If you are short on time and want to see it all, this is an excellent way to see all the city offers.
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Fabulous
DUSTY_S, Dec 2021
Alexander was truly an encyclopedia of Greece. I have been on many private tours before but never have I had a guide that was so knowledgeable as Alexander was. This tour was incredible. He hit the perfect highlights of the city and more. 2 of the gals had walkers and he was most considerate of them. We can't thank you enough for providing us with a wonderful tour and guide. Just a note to Alexander "Thanks for sharing your stories with us".Dusty, Carolyn and Diana
Response from Host, Dec 2021
All we in Olive Sea Travel thank you for choosing our company and the kind feedback about Alexander. Your reviews always help travelers to make the best choices for their holidays. It is always our aim to make your tours in Greece an experience to remember and to meet your expectations. Alexander has great knowledge Greek history, mythology and local secrets and a passion in sharing them with you, while driving you around safe and comfortable. We will gladly provide you with our services in the future. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Way to see Athens and enjoy all the history!
John_P, Dec 2021
Best way to see all that Athens has to offer - our guide was fun and knowledgeable. He took us to all the historical sites and lunch at a fabulous local restaurant. We had a great experience!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you for choosing Olive Sea Travel and your kind feedback. We always try to provide you with services of high quality. We hope to see you again in Greece. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Five star rating from us
Aloke_B, Nov 2021
Our day private tour of Athens was indeed marvelous. The combination and the inclusion of visit to archeological sites, natural sites and the city highlights was optimal, all well picked up sites, very interesting and worth visiting. The service level was exactly as it had been described in the website. The guide we had in Panagotis was fantastic: very competent on different aspects of archeology and nature, eager to talk about present and past history of Acropolis, Parthenon, Agora, Panathenaic Stadium and change of guard at the unknown soldiers at the Parliament and Presidential Mansion. He used presentation slides on his tablet to explain the evolution of the historical facts. Quality of the vehicle and timings: The tour van was clean, sanitized, availability of water bottles, umbrella and first aid box. Also it arrived at our hotel on time to pick us up. Prior intimation was given with WA Number. Absolutely no reasons to complain on any count ! The trip has been very impressive and satisfactory and I look forward to availing your services for future trips. -- Aloke Basu, USA
Response from Host, Dec 2021
All we in Olive Sea Travel thank you for the kind feedback about Panagiotis. Your reviews always help travelers to make the best choices for their holidays. It is always our aim to make your tours in Greece an experience to remember and to meet your expectations. Panagiotis is an excellent driver who always keeps you safe and relaxed while driving you around the highlights. Thank you again for the kind review. We hope to see you again in Greece. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Amazing!
Rachael_B, Nov 2021
Our guide was amazing and professional. We connected through our military careers and he then tailored our tour around this. Very knowledgeable and very kind. Would book again with Thanos (😂🤗). The best way to see Athens!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you for choosing Olive Sea Travel and the kind review. Our purpose is to provide you with unique experiences that will make you want to return. I wish to meet you in Greece again. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Naxos provides royal treatment
Cindy_F, Nov 2021
Naxos, our driver, made this tour much more than an incredible experience!! He treated us like royalty and I could not imagine how our experience could have been better! Athens will always be a special memory and Naxos gave us that memory!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for the kind review about Olive Sea travel! It is so nice to hear that you had such a great time with Nasos during your Private tour in Athens! As all our drivers, he is a professional driver with great passion in his job. He has great knowledge in Greek history and mythology and tries to meet your expectations. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Outstanding tour to learn about Greek culture
David_W, Nov 2021
Petros was our guide/driver and he made this whole tour extremely worthwhile and interesting. I have been on dozens of guided tours in locations all over the world, and I can say without hesitation that Petros knows Greek history and culture inside and out. But he isn't some "dry as toast" professor. He brings humor and fascinating insights to the tour. Note he isn't a guide in the traditional sense, because for whatever reason, as a driver he is not allowed to accompany you inside each destination. Instead, he takes time before you enter to tell you not only what you will SEE at the Acropolis (or any of the other sights), but also super interesting CONTEXT and facts about how what you are seeing fits into Greek culture, and in some cases influenced other cultures around the world. For example, he talked about how Athens was really the birthplace of democracy, and things could have turned out very differently if certain battles had been won by others. This was part of an two week trip across the Mediterranean where we had several guided tours from many different companies. If you have done much of this, you know it is a crap shoot...the guide can be great...or not. Petros showed us all the key sights in Athens in one day, and left us with a renewed appreciation for the Greek culture and how it has influenced the rest of the world. Well done Petros...you are an outstanding ambassador for Greece. Thank you!!!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for choosing Olive Sea Travel and the so kind review about Petros. We always try to make your tour a unique experience to remember and to meet your expectations with our high quality services. Our aim is to keep you safe in our luxurious vehicles and to customize the tours on your needs. It is so nice to hear that our driver accomplished this mission and made you feel so nice during your private tour. Petros always tries to share his knowledge and to treat customers as friends. We will gladly provide you with our services again in the future. Thank you again for this kind feedback. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Superb Private Tour with Tas
Terry_M, Nov 2021
We spent the day with Tas who has to be the best tour guide available. Absolute first rate experience in terms of sites visited, explanations, and friendliness. Tas’ custodianship of our first full day in Athens paved the way for our visit and allowed us to spend the next several days maximizing our time most effectively in visiting more of the city and country. We would not hesitate to recommend this tour with Tas to our family and closest friends.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for choosing Olive Sea Travel and for the kind feedback about Tas. All we in Olive Sea Travel always try to provide you with services of high quality and to meet your expectations. Our biggest reward is to learn that we managed to make you feel like friends, not tourists. We will gladly provide you with our services again in the future. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Terrific Tour with Tas
Jenny_H, Nov 2021
What a wonderful full day tour of Athens! We can’t thank Tas enough for sharing his knowledge of the historical sites we visited. He was prompt, professional, kind and considerate from start to finish. We had a delicious meal and excellent service at Cave of Acropolis restaurant, thanks to Tas for that recommendation. This tour is an excellent way to see Athens and well worth the cost.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
On behalf of Tas and Olive Sea Travel, thank you for this kind feedback. Our tours are private, which means customized on your needs, so you can relax and enjoy them on your own pace. Tas is a great driver with passion in his job and proud of Greek history, he always tries to show you all the secrets he knows in order to make you feel like travelers not tourists. We will gladly provide you with our services in the future. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
1 traveler found this review helpful
See Athens in one day !!
Jane_G, Nov 2021
Vassille , our guide in Athens was wonderful———Smart, funny and very considerate. I would highly recommend him
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for choosing Olive Sea Travel and your kind feedback about Vasilis. We always try to provide you with services of high quality and to make your tours a unique experience to remember. We hope to see you again in Greece. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
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Charles_F, Oct 2021
Very informative and personable. Provided inside details about the marina and ships. Definitely an asset to your company.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for choosing Olive Sea Travel and your kind feedback. We always try to provide you with services of high quality. We hope to see you again in Greece. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
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