Your complete premium Athens experience through the eyes of an insider private guide.
The ideal tour for visitors wishing to have a different, more in depth perspective to the city's diverse and ever evolving character.
Experience the majestic Acropolis in the early morning light and unlock its secrets at the Acropolis museum, the jewel in the crown of Athens. Drive by the sublime temple of Zeus to the old Stadium, site of the first modern Olympics . A meandering stroll in the National Garden will provoke thoughtful discussions on the Greek revolution, the rise of the Modern Greek State and the challenges of modern times. Take a glance at the remnants of the ancient city at Syntagma metro station, the Parliament house, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the University and the Academy before our vehicle drops us off for another walk at downtown Athens: Monastiraki flea market and Plaka area. Discover the vibrant pulse of Athens at the places where its European and Oriental character intersect!
Contact me for any enquires whatsoever and changes in order to customise your bespoke Athenian tour.
The tour starts from the port terminal or your hotel.
It lasts approximately 7 hours (6 hours if you are staying in a centrally located Athens hotel) and during this time we explore all major sites and spots of interest such as the Acropolis, Acropolis museum, Temple of Zeus, Old Olympic Stadium, Parliament house, Memorial to the Unknown soldier, National Garden, University, Library, Academy, Monastiraki flea market and Plaka old town area.
Views over the Mars Hill, the Ancient Agora, Theatre of Dionysos.
We use our private vehicle and the services of a professional driver for the transfer from / back to the port as well as for our city tour; except from the Acropolis and the museum, we also take short walks at various places of interest (like the National gardens, Plaka etc)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the cruise ship terminal or your hotel.
End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal, your hotel or someplace in the city centre, depending on your plans for the rest of the day.
Duration: 7 hours
I always advise my guests to start their tour as early as possible in the morning (7:30 from the port-8 am from Athens hotels) during the summer period (June, July, August, 1st half of September). In this way you avoid the high temperatures of the day and you get the most out of Athens experience.
We use a comfortable, modern Mercedes mini van vehicle and the services of a professional driver.
Larger vehicle for larger groups of people can be arranged upon request.
For 1 to 6 travellers group: we get the services of a private Mercedes Viano vehicle with a professional driver throughout the tour, from and back to the port/hotel, except from the parts of the tour where walking is involved as described above.
*Note: If your Athens hotel/accommodation is located at the Acropolis area, please advise as you may get a reduced tour price.Do not hesitate to contact me for further details.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 Euros - Admission fees to the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus, the Temple of Zeus (30 euros) and the Acropolis museum (5 euros).
Young travellers under 18 years old are free of charge at all archaeological sites of the country. At the Acropolis museum they are entitled to a reduced admission fee (3 euros) with current identification card to confirm age.
Entrance fees to the Acropolis site (20 euros) and the Acropolis museum(5 euros).
Snacks,restaurant meals and souvenir shopping.
A mini bus, or even a bigger coach, can be arranged upon request for larger groups of friends and families (from 7 to ... 40 people).
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Maria is extremely knowledgeable and conveys her passion for Greek culture in a very engaging and enjoyable style. The private limo arrangements were excellent- the vehicle was impeccable and the driver was very courteous friendly. We learnt a lot about the current social and political challenges in Greece. The lunch recommendation was fabulous. A great day.