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Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour

Athens, Greece
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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Take a whirlwind tour of Athens history in a private taxi driven by your guide. You’ll the city’s fascinating historical highlights in just half a day, including the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek parliament, Panathenaic Stadium, and more. Hear fascinating commentary along the way, choose between a morning or afternoon departure to best fit your schedule, and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • See Athens historical highlights in just half a day on this tour
  • Your taxi driver doubles as your guide, and provides fascinating commentary
  • Pass by the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek Parliament, and more
  • Choice of departure times, plus convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
Fuel surcharge
Local taxes
Knowledgable Driver
Private tour
Transport by private vehicle or taxi
Bottled waters
Food and drinks
Official tour guide
Airport pickup and drop-off (Additional 45,00€ Taxi or 75,00€ Minivan per ride)
Entrance fees

Departure Point

Hotel in Athens or Airbnb apartment or ferry/cruise ship terminal (Pereus port).
Transfers from and to the
AIRPORT have an extra cost of
45,00 €  per ride.

Departure Time

9:00am or 3:00pm ( The tours are approximately 4 Hours)
Please advice your pickup time the moment of booking.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • The drivers are not official tour guides, but they are knowledgeable and they will give you all the information about Athens and the history.
  • This tour does not include official tour guide
  • Drivers will not enter the actual archeological sites with you
  • Pickup time and location should be confirmed on booking
  • Mobile phone should be complete with the country code
  • Charge per extra hour after request 30,00€ for Taxi or 40,00€ for Minivan in cash to the driver
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Fast way to see Athens
, Jun 2019
We only had one day in Athens and we wanted to see main sites before we moved on to other islands. Our lovely guide George took us to main places around the city. He was very accommodating to our needs and allowed us to take or time in each section of the tour. We had a lovely dinner at the end. Thank you for wonderful experience!
Very Nice Day in Athens
, May 2019
Dimitri our driver was excellent. He took our 7 family members to the Acropolis and the Museum as well as other locations of interest around the city. We never felt rushed and he was very charming and we were able to ask him questions about the City and the people. We asked him about a place for dinner so he suggested an area on the waterfront near our cruise ship which had had a number of authentic, family owned restaurants. Thanks to him we had a very pleasant, interesting day in Athens.
What an amazing day in Athens. We...
Charles H
, Jun 2018
What an amazing day in Athens. We paid for 4 hours however our driver gave us an extra two hours free of charge although we gave her a really good tip :. She took us to all of the high lights of Athens as well as those that you would not normally see such as the changing of the guard. She recommended a place for authentic food which as also outstanding. I cannot say enough about our experience with our driver as well as the company.
Best Tour EVER!!!!! Sarafin was...
Renita P
, May 2018
Best Tour EVER!!!!! Sarafin was prompt and was so thorough. I was not feeling well and he even offered to re-schedule. I am so glad that I did not re-schedule. We enjoyed the best day imaginable in Athens. The vehicle was very nice mercedes benz I thinkI can't imagine that going on the official tours would be better than this. We started our day at the Acropolis. Before we got out of the car Sarafin prepared us with information on exactly where to go and gave us the history behind what we would see here. Every instruction provided was perfect. We saw every major tourist attraction and more. What we really loved was how he was able to give us the Greek citizen perspective on everything. The personal touches like having cold water and snacks for us, taking us to off the beaten path sights, etc was so amazing. He advised on how much a taxi ride back to our hotel should be from the major shopping district and all of his advise was so helpful. He even gave us advise on the best place to have dinner overlooking the acropolis at night.This was a private tour at its best. If you go to Athens, be sure to check out Sarafin.
We didn't have much time but wanted...
Melissa M
, May 2018
We didn't have much time but wanted to see as much as we could of Athens. This was the perfect way! We were picked up after breakfast with our bags and went straight to the Acropolis then Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, Parthenon and the Changing of the Guard. Our guide was amazing and let us pick up 2 friends who we didn't know were in Athens until the time for the rest of our time. We went to Mount Lycabettus and then had some lunch in town. Next she took us to the airport. A great half day tour and delivered right to where we needed to be. No hassle, great information if we wanted it, cold drinks and a smiling face : Thank you!
We only had a day and a half in...
Jose S
, May 2018
We only had a day and a half in Athens and this half-day tour absolutely made the most of it! Serafim, our driver and tour guide not officially but SO knowledgeable, was absolutely amazing. He communicated well via WhatsApp, picked us up in clean and comfortable Mercedes taxi, was so informative about the city's history and culture, took the best photos, and was so kind and fun! He made sure we had a snack mid-day DELICIOUS pastries we weren't able to find again and still crave and gave us the BEST lunch recommendation. We visited the key sites in Athens, and he made sure to plan around crowds as best he could. It was a great day we will always have very fond memories of. Serafim - We truly appreciate everything. If you're ever in Los Angeles, you know how to get in touch!
This was the highlight of our trip...
Cindy S
, Apr 2018
This was the highlight of our trip to Athens. We had Chrisoula as our driver and although she is not officially a tour guide, she was an amazing tour guide. She asked us if we wanted to go to anyplace in particular and we said take us to all of the best places. We saw so much and learned so much about the history of the city all in about 5 hours. Chrisoula drove us back to the hotel and pointed out an awesome restaurant near our hotel with great prices and delicious food. We ate there later in the evening and had a truly enjoyable day. We heard from many different people in Athens about all of the hardships the people of Greece have been through since 2009. We asked Chrisoula many questions about the comments we had heard from people and she was honest and without negativity. She was a champion for Greece and Athens. She loves the city and shares it with visitors. Chrisoula was an absolute delight to have as our driver and I would like to thank her for introducing us to the beauty and history of the city of Athens.
Viator called Spiros at 7 AM the day...
Warren G
, Feb 2018
Viator called Spiros at 7 AM the day of our tour and he was on time at nine. It rained with lightening and thunder, but Spiros still gave us an incredible tour! We visited all the fabulous sites in Athens including museums, ancient sites and food stops too! While my husband hiked to the top of the acropolis In thunder, rain and lightening, Spiros sat in the cafe to keep this old lady company and answer all of my questions and share some food. The entire tour was worth every penny and more. We gave a generous tip which our tour guide said was too much but it was just right! Ask for Spiros, as he is just an incredible tour guide, knowledgeable, kind, generous friendly and loves his country! Thank you for a great tour of Athens!
The driver was indeed a...
, Nov 2017
The driver was indeed a well-informed driver, not a tour guide. So prompting and encouragement are requjired to get the most from her. She adjusted the tour very well to my limited mobility, and made this a most worthwhile four plus hours.
The driver, Bobis, was excellent. He...
, Oct 2017
The driver, Bobis, was excellent. He showed us several spots of interest and drove us to places we suggested as well and was available to extend our time at the prearranged rate. There were 6 of us and we were very comfortable in the van. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone interested in seeing Athens for the first time.

Product code: 24744P4

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