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Essential Athens Highlights PLUS Cape Sounion with Sunset Option

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Athens Highlights Private Half Day tour including the Acropolis
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From $326.54

Price varies by group size

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

  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Make the most of your time in Greece on this full-day privately chauffeured tour of Athens. Get a true insider's view of this bustling Mediterranean metropolis and learn the history and culture of the city along the way. Explore the city while visiting such sites: Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Temple of Zeus, and the New Acropolis Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament and then take a coastal road trip to the dramatic clifftop Temple of Poseidon. This tour is flexible and allows you to go at your own pace.
  • See all the main sites in Athens, including the Acropolis
  • Watch the changing of the guard at the parliament building
  • Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel
  • Private tour ensures plenty of personalized attention

What's Included

  • Athens Hotel, Airbnb Residence or Cruise ship pickup
  • First class transport: Mercedes E-Class Sedan; Luxury Class Mercedes Minivan or Sprinter
  • All vehicles with WiFi, A/C, Chilled Bottled Water
  • Professional Experienced Tour Driver with thorough Historical Knowledge (can not enter sites)
  • For groups of 8 or more persons, a Licensed Guide is included for the Acropolis
  • Skip-The-Line Tickets for the Acropolis and Temple of Zeus. Cost to be refunded to your driver
  • SOUNION SUNSET. If you want to end the tour at Sunset in Sounio just let us know after booking.
  • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens. Arranged on request [Additional cost]
  • Groups of 8 or more: The Acropolis Museum is usually omitted from the itinerary
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request [Additional cost]
  • Admission Tickets

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We pickup from all Central Athens Locations and the Cruise port at your convenience. If your location in not listed we will be in touch with you after booking to confirm it with you. AIRBNB'S: For Airbnb's please provide the exact address. Please be outside your residence for pickup in case of limited parking or waiting time for your driver. LUGGAGE: If you have luggage please provide details of quantity so we may provide the appropriate vehicle AIRPORT PICKUP: For the Airport and locations outside of Athens there may be a supplement. We will advise on booking. SOUNION SUNSET. If you want to end the tour at Sunset in Sounio just let us know. Your tour start time may then be adjusted slightly depending on the time of year.

What To Expect

Your tour begins with pickup at your city hotel, airport, or port and transport on board an air-conditioned Mercedes to the Acropolis, where you’ll bypass the crowds with skip-the-line admission tickets and head directly inside. Explore the Parthenon, Temple of Nike, Temple of Erechtheion, Herodes Atticus Theatre, and Acropolis Museum at your own pace before continuing on with your driver to the city center.

Stop at the Plateia Syntagmatos to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and take in the Academy of Athens, Maximos Mansion, Panathenaic Stadium, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Arch of Hadrian from the comfort of your vehicle.

After a pause for lunch (opt for included lunch or free time to dine on your own), set off with your driver to Cape Sounion to visit the Temple of Poseidon, taking in views of Lake Vouliagmeni and the Lagonisi coastline along the way. End with drop-off directly at your hotel or other Athens location.

Acropolis

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Theater of Dionysus

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of Athena Nike (Pass By)

Herod Atticus Odeon

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Propylaea (Pass By)

Erechtheion (Pass By)

Parthenon

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Acropolis Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Panathenaic Stadium

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Academy of Athens

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Library of Greece

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Presidential Mansion

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of Olympian Zeus

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Arch of Hadrian

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plateia Syntagmatos

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hellenic Parliament

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Monastiraki (Pass By)

Plaka (Pass By)

National Garden (Pass By)

Lake Vouliagmeni (Pass By)

Lagonisi (Pass By)

Temple of Poseidon

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Glyfada Beach (Pass By)

Athens

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • SOUNION SUNSET. If you want to end the tour at Sunset in Sounio just let us know. Your tour start time may then be adjusted slightly depending on the time of year.
  • GUIDING/LICENSED GUIDES: Your knowledgeable tour driver will inform you en-route but can not enter archaeological sites. An Expert Licenced Guide who can accompany you into the Athens sites is available on request
  • ROUTE. In order to provide the best experience for your day we reserve the right to alter the tour route or omit sites in the case of issues such as time constraints or local factors such as site closing times & road closures.
  • LUNCH OPTIONS. Restaurant level dining (no street food) Choose from a 3-Course Traditional meal at our reserved table in one of the best local restaruants at Cape Sounion by the Sea. Normally your choice of Fish, Meat and Vegetarian dishes with a Greek Salad, starter or Dessert. Daily menu's may vary. If visiting in Winter a Local 35 Year Old Family Taverna in Athens may be chosen.
  • GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE PERSONS: A Licensed Guide is included for the Athens Sites. The Acropolis Museum is normally omitted from the itienrary for groups unless requested. Please ensure you enter the correct number of particiants during booking.
  • If you want to upgrade car type from sedan to minivan there will be additional fee for 46 Euro.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY. For family groups our tours are specially tuned for the needs of young group members, with more Mythological commentary
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Decently Accessible for Athens!
Ashley_S, Dec 2023
Had a great time with our driver, Dimitri, and our guide, Eva! My travel companion uses a wheelchair, and Dimitri and Eva were very knowledgeable about how to access the accessible parts of the sites. Full disclosure: the acropolis and temple of Poseidon were only partially accessible. The acropolis museum and other sites on the tour were fully accessible. Lunch on the water was excellent! The fish tasted as if it was caught that morning. If you're interested in ancient Greece, I'd recommend this tour and hiring the professionals guide. Eva's depth of knowledge was awe inspiring, and she was very gracious in answering all of our questions.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Ashley Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. It was great to host you in Athens & we all wish you a safe return home
Exceptional
Yvonne_L, Dec 2023
Demetrius was outstanding and exceptional! He was very professional, punctual and knowledgeable with a friendly and kind heart. Made us feel welcome and comfortable ✨️ Best tour in Athens for sure!! Only Gratitude ☀️🇬🇷
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Yvonne Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
Great first day Athens!
Jana_G, Nov 2023
Demetris was a great tour guide and flexible with our schedule. He is also very knowledgeable about the history. It was nice to see the main sites in Athens but then also to see some of the surrounding area outside of the city. Our lunch by the Agean Sea had a beautiful view, but the food was not that great. Overall, we really enjoyed this trip!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Jana Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are really glad that our tour helped you make the most of your time here & hope to see you back again soon. Best Wishes for all your future travels All the team at Warmpenguin Tours!
Great overall experience
James_N, Nov 2023
The guide, Vasilis Doudis, was the best, really provided a lot of insight and information. We had plenty of time at our stops, and a great lunch at a local restaurant. We have done many tours in our 4 week trip, Vasilis was definitely the best guide!!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear James Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
Wonderful day!
Kathryn_N, Nov 2023
Our driver Petro (not sure if I'm spelling it correctly), was wonderful. He explained so well everything we were seeing and doing. Gave us many details and back stories. Made sure we saw everything and got us there safely. He answered our questions and was very knowledgeable about everything. He clearly knows and loves his city, the surrounding areas, and his job. What a very enjoyable day! Everything we saw was amazing and the lunch along the seaside was delicious as well.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Kathryn Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are really glad that our tour helped you make the most of your time here & hope to see you back again soon. Best Wishes for all your future travels All the team at Warmpenguin Tours!
Great tour of Athens and surrounding areas.
Ana_B, Nov 2023
We had a great time during our tour. Our tour guide Vasilis was extremely knowledgeable, professional, kind, and friendly. we learned a lot about greek mythology, history, and politics. We visited all the main sites in Athens and surrounding areas. We felt very comfortable, and taking care of during our tour. We also had a delicious lunch, next time we visit Athens we will most definitely book with this agency and request Vasilis.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Ana Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are really glad that our tour helped you make the most of your time here & hope to see you back again soon. Best Wishes for all your future travels All the team at Warmpenguin Tours!
Great experience in Athens!
Allison_C, Oct 2023
Our driver was amazing! Our guide at the Acropolis and the museum was so knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Allison Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
Great day in Athens with Dem!
Mark_S, Oct 2023
Since this was a private tour and therefore your guide is extremely important, it's imperative you get a good one. Dem was terrific. He started our tour at Poseidon's temple which is not close to Athens. He calculated we would have no people there and then we could do the Acropolis later. He was 100% correct. When we got to Poseidon's temple there was one other couple there. It was like having it to ourselves. By the time we finished there were 3 tour buses pulling up. Going to the Acropolis later in the day was a winning move. Was not nearly as crowded as it would have been in the morning. All in all a great full day in Athens. Could not recommend more highly!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Mark Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
Best tour
Chaka_C, Oct 2023
This was one of the best tours that I've done. The driver was knowledgeable about history, sites and events. He was also very friendly and personable. I would highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. It was great to host you in Athens & we all wish you a safe return home
Met expectations
William_H, Oct 2023
Nicholas was very knowledgeable and his timing to arrive at the sites was perfect. Avoided all lines
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear William We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and taking the time to write. Warmest Wishes & hope to see you return soon!
Amazing.
Lynn_H, Oct 2023
Lunch, was amazing. Our driver Andreas, took us to a small fishing village, we ate on the water, the owner served us himself. The entire tour from start to finish was very personalized. Great knowledge and easy to understand.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Lynn Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
We had a fantastic time...
Navdeep_S, Oct 2023
We had a fantastic time with Dem. He taught us a lot about Greek language and culture as we went around seeing the sites in Athens.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Navdeep Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
Great Tour of Athens, Greece!
THERESA_N, Oct 2023
We experienced a Full Day Tour with Yannis! What an amazing person, so full of knowledge and expertise! His Mercedes van was so comfortable, and we had cold bottled water for the full day for 4 people! We really enjoyed our stay in Athens, and the Tour was a highlight! :)
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Therea Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. It was great to host you in Athens & we all wish you a safe return home
Well worth it!
Anita_V, Oct 2023
This was a worthwhile tour to take and our guide/driver, Ellis, knew the best place to watch the changing of the guard at Parliment. Honestly, we have been in Athens two other previous times and never had the view we did or experience in the changing of the guards. We felt safe, secure and received a lot of good information regarding the sights we were seeing. By all means, book a guide for the tour of the Acropolis and start your tour early in the morning, less crowds and not too high temps at the Acropolis. Would do this tour again.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
Athens in a Day
Devin_B, Oct 2023
Andreas was our guide. He was professional, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the history. We spent 11 hours together, and it did not feel like it. It felt like we were being guided by an old friend. He made sure to take us to all the important sights in the city and even the changing of the guards in front of the presidential house. Ask for Andreas if you take this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Devin We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and taking the time to write. Warmest Wishes & hope to see you return soon!
Elevated experience. Thanks Nickolas!
Valarie_R, Oct 2023
Attention to detail. Very elevated experience. Loved the changing of the guards experience and the wonderful trip to the sea. Thank you Nickolas!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Valarie Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
Excellent tour
Harrison_I, Oct 2023
This was an amazing tour. Our guide was very patient and accommodating and provided excellent information.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Harrison Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are really glad that our tour helped you make the most of your time here & hope to see you back again soon. Best Wishes for all your future travels All the team at Warmpenguin Tours!
Great tour oh Athens!
Kathleen_H, Oct 2023
Our tour guide, Demetrius, was a fantastic guide, his knowledge of history and Athens was wonderful. The restaurant he took us to for lunch was outstanding. At the end he recommended a shop that turned out to overcharge for items but he immediately got refunds for us. The tour itself was top notch.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Kathleen We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and taking the time to write. Warmest Wishes & hope to see you return soon!
Fantastic Day in Athens!
Kimberly_L, Oct 2023
Our guide for the day, Demetrius, was fantastic! So knowledgable and professional. We could not have fit these activities into one day without someone like him at the helm. Our guide at the Acropolis, Miss Eva, was amazing too - we learned so much and would not have been able to enjoy this site as much without her guidance. The lunch was awesome too!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Kimberley Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
The best of Athens with Dimitris
Lynn_W, Oct 2023
Fantastic day. The places visited on the tour covered modern day all the way back to ancient times. Our driver Dimitris was the absolute best. His knowledge of the places visited along with the history associated with them made our tour so much more enjoyable and informative. His personality also made our interaction with him very fun. Highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Lynn Your wonderful review was really nice for all of us to read. Thank you so much for choosing us for your tour! We hope to see you back again in the future. Best Wishes from all of us at Warmpenguin Tours
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