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Highlights of Athens:
Private Guided Tour

Highlights of Athens:
Private Guided Tour

Highlights of Athens:
Private Guided Tour

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Duration:
4 Hours
Languages:
English, French
or Sign language (upon request)
Location:

Athens

Theme:
History
Mythology
Culture
Archaeology

Discover the cultural highlights of Athens with this 4-hour guided walking tour. Get to the heart of the ancient world by exploring Athens’ landmark sites with our excellent, state-licensed guide. From the must-see temple of the Parthenon to the best-preserved ancient Greek temple of Hephaestus and the Ancient Agora. A delightful and revealing walk that gradually unfolds the greatness of Athens and Greek culture.

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HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT PRACTICAL INFO

 

  • The Parthenon of Athens private tour
  • Acropolis and Erechtheion tour
  • Tower of Winds Tour
  • Ancient Agora highlights tour
  • Ancient Agora museum private tour
  • Ancient Agora of Athens highlights tour
  • The Great Propylaea of Acropolis
  • Athens Highlights tour Hephaestus temple

1. Highlights 

 

  • Enjoy the company of an expert, state-licensed guide as you walk and discover the greatness of Athens
  • Explore the best monuments and landmarks of Athens
  • Be amazed by the illusionistic temple of the Parthenon and the beauty of the Temple of Hephaestus

 

  • "Very interesting and informative experience! Our tour guide, Gina, was wonderful and very knowledgeable about Greek history, culture, and architecture. We enjoyed the tour so much and would highly recommend this to anybody!"
    - Cooper J, TripAdvisor
  • "We booked a 6 hour private history and food tour and we had a wonderful experience! It was like being shown around Athens by a friend. We loved how our guide shared history, mythology, philosophy, and current cultural insight. The food was excellent. Highly recommend for a professional but fun tour."
    - Samantha H, TripAdvisor
  • "If you are looking for a unique and personalized experience/tour in Athens make sure you book with Greek TravelTellers! I went on 3 different tours with them and all were so different, informative and the tour guides were exceptional. They did an amazing job providing facts and information about Greece and Athens that only a local would know. I will be recommending them to everyone I know!"
    - Alexandria D, TripAdvisor

2. What you can expect

 

This private, guided walking tour of the highlights of Athens offers you a unique opportunity to discover the best cultural sites of the city in a short time while spending time with a local.

 

Walk where great men of the past walked and lived, like Pericles and Socrates, and get to know their true greatness at the place they achieved it. Your expert guide will share with you rich information about the monuments and Athens, and also offer you insights and fun facts.

 

History, mythology, archaeology... whatever approach you like best, your storyteller guide will focus on your interest. This is not just a tour - this is a shared, cultural experience aiming to offer you unique memories and a deeper understanding of Greek culture. 

 

Landmarks and places of interest

  • Acropolis Hill (Parthenon, Erechtheion, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike)
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Ancient Theatre of Dionysus
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus, Arch of Hadrian
  • Rock of Areopagus (Areopagus Hill)
  • Roman Agora, Gate of Athena Archigetis, Tower of Winds
  • Ancient Agora and Temple of Hephaestus
  • Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
  • Plaka, Monastiraki
  • Dionysiou Areopagitou Street

 

Optional: Add another 2 hours for an experiential private tour of the Acropolis Museum to get a more complete understanding of the grandeur and importance of the Acropolis.

 

 

3. Practical Info

 

Duration: Half-day (4 hours)
Language: English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Location: Athens
When:

Since this is a private tour, the starting time is flexible.
Recommended: 8.30 am or 4 pm (for peak season, to beat the crowds).

Price:

Starting from €370

Good to know:
  • This is a private tour.
  • You are advised to wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen.
What's included:
  • Excellent storyteller, state-licensed guide
  • Private, guided tour of the aforementioned highlights
  • Extra tips and stories about Athens
  • Civil liability insurance
  • VAT and local taxes
Not included:
  • Entry fees 30 EUR per person (skip-the-line combo ticket) which we can pre-purchase for you
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Optional Add-On:
  • Two further hours of guided tour at the Acropolis Museum. Additional cost depends on the number of participants. Please contact us.

 

 

Arch of Hadrian in Athens

 

Notes:

The meeting point for this private highlights of Athens tour is near the Acropolis Metro station or the lobby of your hotel. Details will be provided upon booking.

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