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Delve into the rich history and heritage of Athens on a private full-day tour of the city’s headline acts. Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of the Acropolis of Athens, one of the world’s most famous archeological sites, and dive into the mythological world of Ancient Greece as you visit the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus and Temple of Athena Nike. You’ll also get chance to see the Panathenian Stadium, where the first Olympic Games was held; witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside the Greek Parliament; and visit the National Gardens.

Highlights

  • 4-hour private tour of Athens, led by a knowledgeable local guide
  • Visit Panathenian Stadium, site of the first Olympic Games in the 19th century
  • See the Temple of Zeus and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Athens National Gardens
  • Walk up the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens and admire the Parthenon alongside other ancient monuments
  • Explore the Athens agora, and learn about the politics and social events that were discussed at the ancient site
  • Enjoy entertaining commentary, customized to your interests
  • This private tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

See the Changing of the Guard ceremony on a private tour of Athens!

Customer Reviews

Blake A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide, Joanna, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We visited Parliament to watch the changing of the guards, which was a very unique and memorable experience. The highlight of our tour was visiting the Acropolis and learning about the history of the Parthenon. The journey up to the Acropolis could be challenging for some, with steep inclines and some uneven pathways but well worth the effort. Being on the tour, Joanna already had our admission tickets so we were able to bypass the LONG line of tourists who were not part of a group waiting in line to purchase their individual tickets. Once at the top, Joanna was quick to find some shade from the hot sun while she gave us our history lesson about the Acropolis and surrounding area. Given that the tour was private, it was a great opportunity to set our own pace and ask our own questions rather than being part of a larger group so you are able to learn more about what interests you, specifically.

bgreenindy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Anastasia was FABULOUS. By having a personal tour guide, we were able to get a lot of information about Athens and was able to go at our own pace. We also were able to sneak through the large crowds when needed, to keep moving along. Having the detailed attention made the tour more interesting. Would recommend this private tour to everyone.

gsperling58

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very professional, on time, at the right place and flexible enough for us to get a bit to eat after arriving at an early hour. Hara was a very experienced and entertaining guide, and managed to give us just the right amount of information without us feeling overwhelmed. The 400 mtr line for tickets to the Acropolis was a sure sign that a small tour group and a dedicated guide was a great decision.

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great driver and tour guide. Our tour guide took personal care of us and was aware of our needs, desires, and limitations. She was flexible providing a personalized tour.

Ann M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide Johanna was excellent and patient , explaining everything without repeating information . I really enjoyed this tour.

Billie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Sandra was very knowledgeable. Her English was impeccable. She was flexible and asked in advance what we wanted to visit and delivered within the parameters of the tour. I would highly recommend Sandra and the driver, Philip.

Jack United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour and guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and kept everyone interested.

Terri S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Effie was the best. Patient and open to our needs and desires. Well worth the time and money spent. After this private tour, I will always look for a private tour over a bus tour as one can not only see and do more but you never feel like a number.

juddlabarthe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Eugenia was fantastic: knowledgeable, articulate, passionate and personable. More than just a guide -- a storyteller. Can heartily recommend.

robertsjl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour was excellent! We loved spending the time with Effie, our guide. She was patient with our many questions and was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour if you only have one day in Athens. We believe we received a good overview of the city and its history.

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