4 Hours - Athens & Acropolis Highlights Private Tour

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
Acropolis and Athens Highlights Private Tour

From $192.94

Price varies by group size

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Delve deep into the history of ancient Greece on a 4-hour private tour of the ancient ruins of Athens. Visit the ruins on Acropolis Hill, the Temple of Zeus, the Old Olympic Stadium, Lycabettus Hill, and much more. Discover what each building was used for over 2,000 years ago and what daily life was like for the ancient Greeks as you admire the ruins and views of the city.
  • Explore the best of ancient Athens on a 4-hour private tour
  • See the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, Lycabettus Hill, and more
  • Delve into the history of ancient Greece and what daily life was like
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide and vehicle

What's Included

  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
  • Hotel/ AirBnb/ Port pick up & drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Skip the line Tickets [Acropolis, Temple of Zeus]
  • Bottled water
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off [Additional cost]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request— depending on availability [Additional cost: 250€]
  • Personal Expenses

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Pick up time adjustable upon your request.

What To Expect


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Propylaea (Pass By)


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Erechtheion (Pass By)

Temple of Athena Nike (Pass By)

Theater of Dionysus (Pass By)

Herod Atticus Odeon (Pass By)

Temple of Olympian Zeus

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Panathenaic Stadium

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mount Lycabettus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Academy of Athens (Pass By)

The Academy of Athens (Pass By)

National Library of Greece (Pass By)

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hellenic Parliament (Pass By)

Plateia Syntagmatos (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you on the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum. If you require a licensed guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
  • Please contact us after your booking if you are using a wheelchair or if you are travelling with infants
  • Tickets Included in the bookings made after 17/11/2023
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Will my driver accompany us inside the archaeological sites?

A:Your driver will have deep knowledge of history and mythology history, but they are not licensed to accompany you inside the archaeological sites & museum. We can reserve a licenced guide for you at an extra cost - depending on the availability

May 2022

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143 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Knowledgeable and personable guide.
Francesco_M, Dec 2023
Christos was my tour guide. He picked me up at my hotel promptly (even 15 min early) and was very thorough and thoughtful throughout the excursion. He shared a wealth of knowledge and was great when I had additional questions. He was very flexible and even offered to take me to a souvenir shop if I desired. When booking the trip, I opted for the optional lunch for an addition 50€. The lunch was an underwhelming souvlaki, drink and tiny piece of dessert; not worth it.
Athens - Acropolis 4 Hour Private Tour
RichardM_S, Nov 2023
Manos was an Unbelievable Tour Guide! He went way above and beyond not only for my wife and I to see the “Must See” sights but also had our comfort as a major concern as well. Mercedes Van was spacious and comfortable. Don’t lose Manos! He’s irreplaceable! Thank you so much Manos!!!
Great Day in Athens
larizajoy, Nov 2023
It's our first visit in Athens and our tour guide Panos was very pleasant, helpful, and informative. He dropped us off at our hotel after the tour and recommended us places to eat and see. We highly recommend him. Booking with Viator always give us a great experience.
Cathy_M, Oct 2023
Sunday was a very knowledgeable guide. He took us to see changing of the guard and showed us exactly where to stand for best video and photos and then took us across street after asking if he could take our photos with guard. Amazing tour. Highly recommend!!
Shelley_H, Oct 2023
FANTASTIC!! Terry was an excellent guide!! Very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly! Well worth the time and expensive.
Great tour!
Emily_G, Oct 2023
We had a fabulous tour with Terry. The company sent great communication prior to the tour and Terry was very knowledgeable giving us lots of historical information about Athens. Would highly recommend.
Our guide was the real deal ...charming, knowledgeable and wonderful ambassador for his country.
GRAHAM_Z, Oct 2023
Athens is a large, busy and complex city. You really do need a knowledgeable guide to do it justice. If you go early with limited crowds this tour can be done in less time. Our guide happily filled the time, and more, with other interesting stops and information.
Great time in Athens
Juanita_L, Oct 2023
Cris our driver was a wonderful guide, he had great knowledge of the sights that we went to. He also had a fantastic book of Acropolis which he kindly borrowed to us when we visited Acropolis. It was fantastic to see how it had looked in ancient times, when we were standing next to the ruins. The car he picked us up in was spacious, clean, and very nice. We will recommend this trip to everyone who wants to see the best of Athens.
Great tour of Athens
Kimberly_I, Oct 2023
Sunday was a wonderful guide. He showed us the usual sites in Athens but also showed us the Changing of the Guard in front of the President’s residence. It was a very nice addition. He was very knowledgeable about the history and we had a great time.
Gotta do it
Karen, Oct 2023
Nick was awesome. He knew a lot of interesting things. Very accommodating. The car was clean and he was very professional. It was fantastic to have a locals perspective about Athens.
Athens Tour
Dennis_W, Oct 2023
Our guide, Elias, was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and shared that knowledge with my wife and I very clearly. He obviously enjoys what he does. He also did a great job of assisting my wife with her accessibility issues.
Athens private car tour
Lynn_H, Oct 2023
The 4 hour private Athens tour was great! Our guide Chris was very knowledgeable, timely and kind. He was able to navigate the traffic so we could have more experience time. I would highly recommend this excursion and Chris as your guide!
We loved Athens!
AnneMarie_P, Oct 2023
Nick was a fantastic guide and shared not only his incredible historical knowledge, but his personal experiences as well. He also gave us the unique opportunity to see the changing of the guard and provided some background on the symbolism which allowed us to truly appreciate the experience. The Acropolis, Temple of Zeus and other stops were of course spectacular and Nick took us to an additional vantage point where we had panoramic views of the city ~ he also kindly snapped a couple of photos of us with the sweeping views. Last but not least, he kindly stopped at a pharmacy for us on the way back to the ship and recommended something to help my husband with the bit of a cough he had. So appreciated! Highly recommend booking this tour!
Great Tour especially if short on time
akuettner, Oct 2023
This was a great four-hour tour since we were doing a stopover in Athens and did not have much time. We were able to get a great overview of Athens and our driver (guide) provided an excellent history and highlights about the city. He also purchased our tickets to the Acropolis for us ahead of time so we could go right in. He dropped us off at convenient stops and since it was Sunday, even took us to see the "changing of the guard." Great tour for us since we were short on time and not wanting to miss the Acropolis.
Perfect to get the lay of the land.
Marcy_C, Oct 2023
Had a wonderful afternoon Landed in Athens at 10 AM, was picked up at my hotel punctually at 1 PM. It was very convenient to have my private driver, teach me about the history of Greece and show me the sites. My driver was polite, friendly, and informative. As a solo traveler, this was definitely the route to go. I was able to see so many things in one day.
Best private tour of Athens
Marianne_B, Oct 2023
Our tour guide was Alex and he exceeded our expectations! He was on time, knowledgeable and really provided us with an unforgettable tour. We highly recommend this tour and request Alex if you can!
4 hour tour
Cheryl_G, Oct 2023
George was great! He prioritize the stop's based on availability. He made sure we got to the main attraction in time to get in. He was patient with allowing us time to see, take pictures and even eat. His knowledge of the city was insightful and personal. Athens, what a beautiful place.
Alex was a terrific tour...
Gale_T, Oct 2023
Alex was a terrific tour guide .! A highlight for us was seeing the changing of the guard at the Presidential Palace.
Wonderful tour
Andrea_C, Oct 2023
Taz was amazing and such a wonderful guide. He took us around and was so great at going over information with us. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to do a tour on Athens.
Adonis the Guide
debbysann, Oct 2023
The knowledgeable tour guide Adonis made our Athens experience one that we will never forget. He added so much pertinent and interesting information to our tour and exemplified both extreme courtesy and professionalism.

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