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Discover the Western world's greatest treasures on a private tour of Athens, Greece. Experience Athens through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour 'suggestions' - each can be customized just for you.

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Athens, the oldest city in Europe, is also one of its most fascinating. It is a city where travelers wander in a state of perpetual awe around the grand ruins of the classical world, while Greeks dine out until late and enjoy the city's nightlife. Take an Athens tour and see all the city's best sights and vibrant street life with a local guide who wants you to experience Athens as the Athenians do.

Feel your heart soar when you first glimpse the Acropolis rising high above the city skyline. Your guide will take you on an unforgettable walking journey along the pedestrian promenade that links Athens' many ancient wonders, from the striking Parthenon to the Agora where Socrates once mused. A visit to the world-class National Archaeological Museum is a must - it houses countless treasures from ancient Greece, among them Agamemnon's Mask.

Your guide will make sure you take time to relax over coffee at a sidewalk café, where you can watch the whirl of Athenian life go by.
Tour Guide Legal Requirements
If the nature of the tour is that the guide is 'interpreting the cultural and natural heritage of an area', Greece requires the guide have a guiding license. A person giving tours such as the 'best nightlife spots', 'shopping and fashion tour' or 'restaurant tour' for example, does not require a license. This definition follows the European standard for tour guiding (CEN).

Licensed Tourist Guides are the only professionals permitted to conduct tours in all sites and museums within a city. Licensed guides are required in those areas where the local authorities state that one of them is mandatory.

To become a Licensed Tourist Guide, candidates must pass an examination given by the local public tourist authorities. report error

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Athens Hiking & Walking Tours

Athens tours Hiking & Walking Private Tours Day tour of Delphi the oracle of Ancient Greece by mini bus
discover the oracle of ancient greece with its mountain top villages
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Athens tours Hiking & Walking Private Tours Half Day Athens Excursion by mini bus
An economical tour for groups over four persons
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Athens tours Hiking & Walking Private Tours Philosophical walk
This is a research on the footpaths of the three most important classical Athenian philosophers, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle.,...
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Athens Shore Excursion Tours

Athens tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Cape Sounio - Temple of Poseidon
Cape Sounio is one of the most photographed sites. Nobody can resist the beauty of the white marble columns overlooking the deep,...
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Athens tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Full Day Athens and Cape Sounion Tour
Visit Athens Acropolis and Cape Sounion
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Athens tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Best of ancient and contemporary Athens
Discover real Athens,off the beaten track!
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Other Athens Tours

Athens tours Other Private Tours Cool Athens Shopping Tour
Discover the hidden gems of Athens' shopping scene!
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Athens tours Other Private Tours Private Tour of Aegina island with transportation and a Local Tour Guide!
just 40 minutes by hydrofoil from Piraeus port in Athens.
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Athens tours Other Private Tours Athens Shopping Tour
Best of Athens' shopping scene!
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Athens City Tours

Athens tours City Private Tours Athens Airport Layover tour
Make the most of your layover in Athens.
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Athens tours City Private Tours Alternative Athens City Walk
A tale of 4 cities
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Athens tours City Private Tours Benaki Museum and Lycabettus Hill
The aristocratic neighborhood of Kolonaki
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Athens Food and Wine Tours

Athens tours Food and Wine Private Tours Mycene and Olympia
This 2 days trip is a wonderful itinerary in the land of Peloponese. Mycene, the home of king Agamemnon, is the oldest great,...
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Athens tours Food and Wine Private Tours Day tour of Peloponnese. corinth,mycenae,nafplion and epidauros theater
Discover the oldest kingdom of mainland Greece!Mycenae
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Athens tours Food and Wine Private Tours City-break
Athens OFF the beaten track
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Athens Cultural Tours

Athens tours Cultural Private Tours Epidaurus
Epidaurus is the best preserved theatre of ancient Greece. Its special acoustic is a wonder of engineering. The contemporay performances,...
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Athens tours Cultural Private Tours Day tour of Peloponnese. corinth,mycenae,nafplion and epidauros theater
Discover the oldest kingdom of mainland Greece!Mycenae
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Athens tours Cultural Private Tours Extended Half Day Athens Tour and Sightseeing
Visit the Best Athens Highlights in Few hours!
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Athens Nature & Wildlife Tours

Athens tours Nature & Wildlife Private Tours Cape Sounio - Temple of Poseidon
Cape Sounio is one of the most photographed sites. Nobody can resist the beauty of the white marble columns overlooking the deep,...
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Athens tours Nature & Wildlife Private Tours Perdika and Moni island
just 40 minutes by hydrofoil from Piraeus port in Athens.
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Athens tours Nature & Wildlife Private Tours Half Day tour of Cape Sounion
a drive along the Athens coastline to the temple of Poseidon
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Athens Volunteer Tours

Athens tours Volunteer Private Tours Nemea
In Nemea, Hercules killed the lion and performed the first of his 12 labours. Therefore, a sanctuary was set up for Zeus, his,...
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Athens Water - Kayak, Rafting, Sailing Tours

Athens tours Water - Kayak, Rafting, Sailing Private Tours Discover Coastal Athens
Natural Spa, Nature Hike & Kayaking experience in coastal Athens
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Athens Youth and Family Tours

Athens tours Youth and Family Private Tours Mycene and Olympia
This 2 days trip is a wonderful itinerary in the land of Peloponese. Mycene, the home of king Agamemnon, is the oldest great,...
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Athens tours Youth and Family Private Tours Perdika and Moni island
just 40 minutes by hydrofoil from Piraeus port in Athens.
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Athens tours Youth and Family Private Tours Vrouva farm sanctuary
just 40 minutes by hydrofoil from Piraeus port in Athens.
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