Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)
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Stop At: Acropolis, Via Dionysiou Areopagitou Str., Athens 105 58 Greece
Οur tour will start with a pickup from your hotel , apartment , port or airport and a small briefing from your official guide .The Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon, both universal symbols of classical spirit and civilization, dominates the center of the modern city offering panoramic views that will be perfect for photos . This is something you don't want to miss and our price includes a skip the line ticket for the acropolis hill. Our licensed guide will guide you through the 5th century BC monuments of Acropolis which is the most accurate reflection of the splendor, power and wealth of ancient Athens at its greatest peak, the "Golden Age of Pericles".
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Parthenon, Acropolis Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 58 Greece
While on the Acropolis hill you will visit the cradle of the classical ages and experience a live comentatory from your official guide. The "Parthenon" dedicated to goddess Athena is a masterpiece of the Classical Ages and dominates the Acropolis complex.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece
Leaving the Acropolis behind you will have the choice of visiting the "New Acropolis museum" which was built to house every artifact found on the rock and surrounding slopes, starting from the Greek Bronze Age . The entrance fee is not included but we can arange skip the line tickets for you.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece
The Panoramic tour will start passing by the temple of the "Olympian Zeus" that used to have 104 colossal columns and one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world. "Hadrian's Arch" stands there as well, which is a masterpiece of symmetry. You will hear our official guide telling you everything about the monument and of course the life of the famous Roman emperor Hadrian. Feel free to inform us if you wish to enter the monument and we will arrange the "skip the line" tickets for you.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Change of Guards, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Syntagma, Athens 10562 Greece
Continue on to the Royal Palace of Athens that hosts the Parliament since 1934 and watch the famous changing of the presidential guards and the monument of the Unknown Soldier. As soon as the ceremony finishes you will continue on to visit 3 of the most beautiful buildings Athens has to offer. The University of Athens, the Athenian Academy and the National Library,
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue opposite the statue of Myron Discobolus, Athens 116 35 Greece
The Panathenaic Olympic Stadium will be the first stop of the panoramic tour. Also known as the "Kallimarmaron Stadium", it the Olympic stadium where the first modern Olympic Games of 1896 took place. Short stop for photos and back round information from your guide. If you wish to feel like an athlete just let us know and we will arrange the entrance tickets for you.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Plaka, Athens 10556 Greece
If time is enough don't forget to ask our guide to stop you over the traditional neighborhood of Plaka. You will stroll around the narrow aleys and hear stories of the traditional area which is inhabitated for more than 2000 years. Our guide will assist you to find souvenirs or even have a quick meal.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece
In case you wish to get "deeper" in the ancient Athenian culture, a visit at the Ancient Agora of Athens is ideal. It is the place where ancient Athenians "socialized" and the place that defined democracy. Book this option and we will arrange the skip the line tickets for you.
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Our tour was terrific. Our guide Epi was so interesting and knowledgeable. The driver was very nice as well. There were 8 in our family group and everyone enjoyed it! Well worth the price.
Wonderful way to see Athens’ best places at your own pace. Paris & Vassilis are a great team, with insider knowledge and excellent tips for great photos.
Effie was a great guide. She was professional and very knowledgable. We covered all important historical sites. Salvatore was an excellent driver!!
Efi and Alex were both very knowledgeable and polite! It was a great tour. Very educational which we both liked a lot!
Overall a nice tour but wish it could have been more personalized. The tour booking said 48 hours before the tour would email us but they never did. The driver got lost finding us but was very nice. The guide did not meet us at our pick up point as indicated and instead joined us later on the trip and then left before we were dropped off. Would be better if the guide was with us the whole time as advertised. She sat in the front of the van with a microphone instead of being more personable sitting with us. The acropolis was great but a storm was approaching and we kept asking her to move quicker to avoid the storm. She said it would not rain and of course then it poured on us the everyone tried to leave at the same time causing a massive delay while it was raining. They never offered to take us to the acropolis museum even though it was advertised - we much more would have enjoyed that instead of driving around in wet clothes in the van for an hour after the acropolis. This review sounds more negative than it was. They were nice but overall for the money spent not worth it.
I only have one day in Athens, choosing the half day private tour was better than I expected. You have an amazing and very knowledgeable staff, Effie and Vasil was great. Thank you guys for making this a memorable bucket list worthy experience. 😘
Visilis and Efi were awesome as driver and guide. We got in and out of the places we were set to see and Efi provided soooo much information about the sights.
Mrs Effie and Alex were wonderful. Even though it started with a missed connection they were gracious and we quickly were back on track. We did everything we wanted and then some. Alex then took us on the drive to Cape Sounion, so beautiful and the Temple of Poseidon is not to be missed. Being able to skip the line at the Acropolis was a nice perk. I definitely recommend Mrs Effie and Alex. They make a great team and are so knowledgeable about Athens history, past and present. We had a thoroughly wonderful time!
We were picked up on time at our hotel to start our private tour by our driver. We then headed to the Acropolis to meet our tour guide. There really is no such thing as "skip the line of Acropolis" per our guide. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait long (<10 min). So, don't get duped into purchasing a ticket for this. Parris was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. He spoke exceptionally good English and accommodated all the sites we wanted to see (We planned ahead of time what we wanted to see during our time. Parris and our driver then figured out the best route/time to see each of the sites. We highly recommend doing pre-planning to get the most of your private tour). He gave us Greek, historical, and Christian (if applicable) insights to each site we stopped at (8+ sites). It was helpful for us to see a broader perspective. Parris took his time and answered any question we had without being annoyed. He even showed us a favorable place to exchange money and a great Greek restaurant to eat dinner at that was non-touristy and authentic. This was a fantastic way to see all the sites we wanted without all the crowds or having to walk everywhere in the hot sun. It is at your pace and based on what you want to see!!! We learned about all the structures on the Acropolis instead of just wandering around wondering what we were looking at. This tour is pricey and only included tickets to the Acropolis. But it was soooo worth it!!! If you stop at other points of interest, you may have to pay to enter as it's not included in the tour. I highly recommend seeing the top tourist sites + those off the beaten path with a personal tour - specifically Parris!
The tour and staff were superb! They were well informed and personable. The skip the line for the Parthenon was the best idea. Our guide was educated and interesting. Tour of the city of Athens was thorough and informative. Highly recommend this tour.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- The duration of tours are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Our agency works with professional tour guides who are independent contractors. They are contracted for a duration of 4 hours per tour. The total duration of each tour, which ranges from 4 to 5 hours, takes into account the time spent on transportation from the client's pickup location and the traffic conditions on the booked date and time
- Cape Sounio extension adds ~4-5 hours to the overall tour duration
- Cape Sounio extension does not include professional tour guide and entrance fees, travellers are visiting the site by themselves and this portion of the tour is conducted by an english speaking, history-proficient driver and potentially a tour host depending on availability on the tour date
- Post Covid 19 Policy: Vehicles will be sanitized before every pick up. Hand sanitizing done before departure and after every major stop. Face masks available for clients. Guides will wear facemasks and use microphone when guiding. Fresh trash bag will be place in every vehicle and waste will be destroyed at the end of the tours.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure pointTraveler pickup is offered
We provide pick-up services from all hotels, AIRBnB apartments, and ports in Athens. To arrange pick-up, please provide your hotel name, apartment address, or cruise ship name.
You will receive your exact pick-up time via email 48 hours prior to departure.
For cruise ship and airport arrivals, our guide will wait for you outside the arrivals terminal, holding a sign with your name on it.
- Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
- Port of Piraeus, 10, Akti Miaouli str, Pireas 185 38, Greece
- Piraeus Harbour, Greece
- RAFINA PORT