Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athina, Greece
Athens Full Day Private Tour

From $231.60

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

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

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


Explore the highlights of Athens in a private vehicle on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and make your way the the Acropolis, where you can stroll through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum, and the Parthenon. Take in views from Lycabettus Hill and explore the neighborhoods of Plaka and Monastiraki.
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Athens hotel
  • Travel comfortably in a private vehicle with a driver
  • Explore the ruins of Acropolis
  • Admire the views from Lycabettus Hill

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history [Not licensed to accompany you in any site]
  • Skip the line Tickets [Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora]
  • Bottled water
  • PRIVATE TOUR option: Hotel/ AirBnb/ Port pick up & drop-off
  • SMALL GROUP option: Meeting Point at HERODION HOTEL [near Acropolis metro station]
  • Lunch: Pitta Gyros, Greek salad, Baklava, Drink
  • Museum Ticket [Option: Acropolis Museum- 15€pp OR National Archaeological Museum- 12€pp]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request— depending on availability [Additional cost: 330€]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off [Additional cost]

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Herodion Hotel
    Rovertou Galli 4, Athina 117 42, Greece

    Small Group tour: ''Herodion Hotel'' (near the Acropolis Metro Station) at 08:10am

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

PRIVATE TOUR option: Hotel Pick up & Drop off / SMALL GROUP option: Meeting Point at ''Herodion Hotel''

What To Expect

Kick off with morning pickup from your Athens hotel (private tour option) or from the meeting point near the Acropolis metro station (small-group tour option) and head directly to the Acropolis. Avoid a delay to enter with skip-the-line tickets and enjoy free time inside to take in the Parthenon and other highlights inside this ancient site.

Next, move on to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Panathenaic Stadium before the scenic drive to the top of Mount Lycabettus to take in the view. After a stop to admire the ancient Agora, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Academy of Athens, take a break for lunch in the Koukaki neighborhood.

Your day ends with a choice of visiting the Acropolis Museum or Natural Archaeological Museum (tickets own expense) or enjoying free time to shop and sightsee in the historic Plaka neighborhood before drop-off at your morning meeting point.


1 hour Admission Ticket Included


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Propylaea (Pass By)

Erechtheion (Pass By)

Temple of Athena Nike (Pass By)

Temple of Olympian Zeus

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Panathenaic Stadium (Pass By)

Mount Lycabettus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ancient Agora of Athens

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Temple of Hephaestus (Pass By)

Museum of the Ancient Agora (Pass By)

Plateia Syntagmatos (Pass By)

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Academy of Athens (Pass By)

The Academy of Athens (Pass By)

National Library of Greece (Pass By)


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Monastiraki (Pass By)

Acropolis Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

National Archaeological Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

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 inside the archaeological sites and museum.
  • 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 2/11/2023
  • 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

Apr 2022

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Traveler Tips

We highly recommend paying extra for the tour guide as we learned so much more.
Greece is very strict about this, do not expect your driver to do this.
If you are short on time and want to see it all, this is an excellent way to see all the city offers.
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Dan_F, Feb 2024
Brilliant, organised and well informative private trip around Athens. I would highly recommend the trip if you only have a few days in Athens From the visit around the iconic Acropolis to the views from Lycabettus Hill. You visit a lot of historic sites in the 8 hours. Time flies by. Lunch was great 👍
Exceptional Day Tour
Brian_S, Feb 2024
Highly recommended private tour! Chris our guide/driver was exceptional! We got to see all the highlights on our tour! The lunch was a good greek favorite! Never felt rushed able to take own time!
Best way to see Athens
Michael_S, Feb 2024
Easily the highlight of the trip. Athens is a city this tour can completely cover in a day and you will leave having seen the best city has to offer. Our driver was outstanding. Loved being there
Great tour!!
John_O, Jan 2024
Manos was a superb driver snd guide. We learned so much about Greek culture and mythology, and he shared stories about his family that were so good to hear! We highly recommend him and his company, and Viator as a online service. Everything went perfectly! Thank you!!
Wonderful experience!
James_M, Jan 2024
The Acropolis visit was absolutely intriguing. The ruins and history were truly fascinating. Christos, our driver was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, professional and caring. He made our touring experience wonderfully fun and memorable!
Athens 2024
Ronm65, Jan 2024
Our tour guide, Andreas, was very energetic, very knowledgeable, very accommodating, and very personable and entertaining. He picked us up on time, kept us on schedule, and by the end of the day I felt more educated and satisfied with this experience.
Andreas As A Tour Guide is Amazing - Couldn't Have Asked for Anything Better
Brady_G, Jan 2024
Couldn't have asked for a better private tour guide (Andreas) for me and my friends. We absolutely had the time of our lives seeing the great city of Athens. Andreas is the perfect tour guide and has an amazing personality. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone if they are in Athens. He was everything we hoped for as a tour guide and we had a great day seeing Athens.
Definitely the tour you should join if you only have a day to spend.
Ben_L, Jan 2024
Mania is great! He is humorous, friendly and knows a lot of stories about different places. He makes the tour much more interesting and enjoyable.
The Best for First Timers!
Monica_H, Jan 2024
Goodlord what can I say about Alex! Super knowledgeable, friendly and most of all my hero. I forgot my phone in his car and he came back looking for me and found me! I will never forget this moment. Thank you again for the laughs and most of all the information my brain took in the whole day! Y’all GOT to do this tour as soon as you get to Athens! Loved it!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for your great feedback Monica! Alex, as all our drivers, has great knowledge of the places you visit and always tries to make your holidays a unique experience, customized on your needs! We are looking forward to welcome you again in Greece! Best regards, Dimitra Kapantai
Take this tour it’s rich in history, so full of knowledge, and so fun!
Francis_N, Dec 2023
Amazing tour guild! Andreas from olive seas was full of knowledge, so kind and courteous guided us through Athens with ease… we really enjoyed our tour! Thank you for making it so wonderful and carefree!
Fantastic tour of Athens
Sameer_N, Dec 2023
Anthonis was brilliant tour guide and took Amu’s all over Athens and the Poseidon temple. We spent the whole day with Anthonis explaining each place as we got to it. My 7!year old enjoyed the company as well and that was icing on the cake.
Great Tour & a Great Guide.
Scott_K, Dec 2023
Our guide was Manos and he was excellent and I know because I was a tour guide in Washington, D.C., for many years. Manos was knowledgeable, funny, and very passionate about showing the sights of Athens. I would highly recommend the tour and you should request Manos to be your guide.
Beyond the expectations
MohamedAsraf_M, Dec 2023
We discovered full of Athens and learned about Ancient Greece histories. The Acropolis of Athens and The Olympieion remains are so fascinating and beautiful. The guide Elias was very knowledgeable about his hospitalities was excellent. We didn’t miss anything important in Athens.
Athens in a day
Maylin_T, Dec 2023
We did this tour thinking 8 hours was going to be long. Our guide was Manos. He is awesome. Has lots of knowledge of the city and the history of the places included in the tour. He also give hints on what to do and not to do. The 8 hours were gone in a blink. Kudos to Manos for a memorable day !
Not a real tour!
William_W, Nov 2023
The sites we saw were amazing! The tour guide was awful! All he did was drive us to a location and dropped us off. He never went with us to explain anything!
Tour of a lifetime
Patricia_P, Nov 2023
Excellent tour guide, awesome route, excellent customer service. Safe and reliable. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly/kind.
Great tour!
Ryan_C, Nov 2023
Great tour. Saw so many things. Wish it was a little more guided. Acropolis is awesome. Temple of Zeus. Acropolis Museum. Lunch served as well.
This was a fabulous...
Helen_M, Nov 2023
This was a fabulous highlights tour. My driver Terry was knowledgeable, flexible and navigated the tour perfectly in spite of a demonstration that closed streets.
A Choice You Won’t Regret
Carmenise_A, Nov 2023
All of the staff I interacted with during and after the booking process were very attentive and professional. The company is able to accommodate slight adjustments to the schedule, depending on your needs. If you have an option to request the tour guide, as for Terry! He was awesome. Terry provided details on the commute, responsive to messages, and a created a very nice experience!
Informative and flexible!
Pam_J, Nov 2023
The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. We lived the private tour because it gave Ilya a lot of flexibility in how we approached the day.

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