Discover the History and Greatness of Athens with a Knowledgeable Local Driver/Guide!
Welcome to Athens.
During this full day tour you will see all the most popular sights and experience the best parts of the city with a local driver guide and the latest Mercedes Vito-Tourer Minivan.
We'll see all of the things you would see on an ordinary tour - they're certainly worthwhile. But I will also show you the special things that make Athens great.
As your private driver/guide, I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs. Please let me know of any special requests you have. In our tour we will visit he ACROPOLIS hill and the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the PROPYLAEA, the TEMPLE of ATHENA NIKE, the ERECHTHEION and finally, "the harmony between matter and spirit", the PARTHENON and then the New Acropolis MUSEUM. Afterwards, we will drive to the PANATHENAIC STADIUM , the Temple of OLYMPIAN ZEUS and HADRIAN'S ARCH. Driving down Herod Atticus Str. , you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the ex. Kings Palace etc.
The Athens Sightseeing starts at the ACROPOLIS hill, with well known architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens that includes ERECHTHEION (female statues of the CARYATIDES or Maidens dedicated to goddess Athena and god Poseidon), temple of Athena NIKE and PROPYLEA. You will also have a great chance to foresee the monument (that puts order in mind), which is the PARTHENON. From the top of the Acropolis hill you can see, the Odeon of Herodus Atticus, the Theatre of Dionysus and the Areopagus (Mars hill). Then we will drive to the Temple of Olympian ZEUS and Hadrian's Arch, as well as the Panathenaic STADIUM. Furthermore, the tour will provide a chance to observe the remarkable contrasts that make the city of Athens a fascinating place. Apart from this, we will also visit the Athens TRILOGY of culture (the National LIBRARY of Greece, the Athens UNIVERSITY and the ACADEMY), the Memorial to the UNKNOWN SOLDIER with the EVZONES, the House of Parliament, Constitution Square (Syntagma Square) and PLAKA.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Any time of the year, no matter the weather or traffic.
Luxury Mercedes Tourer Minivan (Latest model), with a current commercial passenger professional license and full insurance coverage, non smoking, A/C climate-controlled, expertly kept and maintained with WI-FI modules (free internet & video support)available on request, certified for tourist use by the Greek authorities.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 euros - Free Admission for:
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
Persons possessing a free admission card
Persons under 18
Soldiers carrying out their military service
University students from Greece and the E.U.
I am not a licensed guide and I will not be able to come with you inside the historical sites, but I will share with you my personal knowledge about all the sites we are going to visit.
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Excellent guide! Covered all of Athens highlights in a few hours.