Best of Ancient and Modern Athens Private Tour


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Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is very well suited for the whole family and children enjoy it too, as it doesn't only focus on ancient monuments and sites, but contemporary life too and has many changes of landscape.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Greek (fluent), English (fluent)

Discover real Athens, away from touristy stereotypes with a private guide!

Athens is a fascinating, yet complex and vast city. This tour will give you the opportunity to get an excellent overview of Athens, by visiting not only impressive landmarks, such as the Acropolis, but also by feeling the pulse of modern Athens.

You will visit ottoman and contemporary markets, taste mouthwatering Greek delicacies, go to places where the Athenians eat, drink and shop in their everyday life, walk in old and new neighborhoods off the beaten track.

In the end you will have a very good idea about the real Athens and how it has evolved to the city it is today, in a way very few travelers do in just a few hours.

*** This tour is designed for up to 4 people, but can be done from 2-12 people. If your group is more than 4, please contact me for a customized tour***


-Guided tour to the Acropolis and short visit to the Ancient Agora. The guided tour will be done by my partner state guide, who specialises in ancient Greece and I will be with you too.
-Coffee stop in one of Athens' secret gardens, a surprising café in an unexpected setting in the heart of the city.
- Walk in two of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, the "Soho" of Athens, Athens'ethnic spices' street and through the central vegetable, fish & meat market.
- Tasting of local products from small producers from all over Greece.
- Walk in Plaka, the 'old Athens' neighborhood. We will pass outside the Roman Agora and the Tower of the Winds too.
- Lunch in one of my favorite taverns, serving delicious Greek traditional food.
- Free time for shopping(if time permits)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel (center of Athens).

If you need pick up from any other point please let me know and I would be happy to let you know of the additional cost and arrange it for you.

End location: Your hotel or the cruise terminal

Duration: 7 hours

The tour can be adjusted to a longer or shorter duration if you need.


The tour is a walking tour, but transportation from/to the cruise terminal can be arranged if needed.

What’s Included

Other: - My services as your Private Guide for the day
- Licensed English speaking guide on site for the visit to the Archeological ruins
- Food tastings as mentioned in the tour's description

Estimated Local Cash Needed

28 euros - Ancient sites tickets (free for children under 18 - passport or id needed)
Please note that this price varies depending on the season (19-28 euros)

What’s Extra

Other: - Entry fees (Acropolis, Ancient Agora)
- food or drinks (except for the local products tastings mentioned in the tour's description)
-transfers from/to hotel or port (can be arranged if needed)


I specialize in Contemporary Greece. If you want to visit Ancient Sites I can accompany you along with my guide-partner who is a state licensed guide specialized in Ancient Greece.

A Recent Review of this tour

Tania did a great job organizing our tour of the Acropolis and the Agora in the morning starting punctually at 8am from our hotel lobby. After 4 hours with a great official Acropolis guide we went walking around the city where we tasted foods and got to see some cool city sites. Very well organized. English was excellent. We were with Tania from 8am until about 4pm. Variety, food walks and manageable considering 8 hrs together. Highly recommend Tania.
Roberto Schaechter

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