Make the most of your layover in Athens! Visit the highlights of Athens!
If you have a 5 hour Layover in Athens, Let me show you the highlights of my city!
Take advantage of your Layover in Athens by visiting the main attractions in the city, in just a few hours.
On our way to the city, I will give you a lot of information about Athens history, mythology and culture.
We will visit the Acropolis hill and you will be able to stand next to the miracle. . the Parthenon.
You will be able to walk at the same place, where Pericles and Phidias used to walk back in the 5th century B. C.
We will also visit main attractions in the city, including:
-The temple of Zeus and the Hadrians Arch, the biggest temple ever built in Athens.
-The Panathenaic stadium, the first stadium of the first Modern Olympic games.
-The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament building guarded by the "Evzones".
-The Athenian Trilogy, three amazing Neoclassical buildings that combines the old with the modern.
Let me introduce you to my beautiful city!
I will meet you at the Airport, Cruise ship or your Hotel.
We will visit the Acropolis hill and the architectural masterpieces of the golden age of Athens: the Propylea, the temple of Athens Nike, the Erechtheion and finally, "the harmony between matter and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Afterwards, we will drive to the Panathenaic stadium (where the first Olympic games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian's arch. Driving down to Syntagma square you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Parliament building. The tour will give you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.
After the tour, I will drive you back at the Athens Airport, Hotel or your Cruise ship.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Airport, Hotel or Cruise ship
End location: Airport, Hotel or Cruise ship
Duration: 5 hours
Time of tour is flexible, up to 5 hours depending upon your flight time.
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
30 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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Markos was very professional, emailed us back quickly and was totally dependable. It was exactly what we were looking for as we only had a small window of time to spend in Athens when our cruise ended. Markos took us to a wonderful local Greek restaurant where the food was authentic, delicious and reasonable in price. I highly recommend this tour if you have a 5 hour lay over in Greece!!