Private Half-Day Athens Highlights Tour

Athens, Greece
Athens Tour

From $475.76

per group (up to 4)

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine the classic with the contemporary on this private 5-hour sightseeing tour of Athens, designed for travellers seeking a personalized experience. Stay cool in the daytime heat as you travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to sights such as the iconic Acropolis, the Agora of Athens, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. See, too, examples of modern architecture including the University of Athens and the National Library. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Athens are included on this private tour.
  • Private 5-hour sightseeing tour of Athens' classic and contemporary sites
  • Tick off iconic Athens attractions including the Acropolis and the Agira of Athens
  • Admire modern architectural gems such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the University of Athens
  • Stay cool in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Receive undivided attention from a private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Athens are included

What's Included

  • Transportation from and to your central hotel in Athens or Piraeus
  • Transportation from and to the cruise terminal of Piraeus port and ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • Private tour (your party only), Air condition, Wi-Fi in vehicle, fuel surcharge and tolls
  • Professional English-speaking driver. Gives information & tips but does not come in the sites
  • Everything that involves the vehicle
  • Admission fees
  • Professional guides within the respective sites (available to hire for an additional fee)
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Please contact us, to confirm final details. We pick you up from all Hotels from Athens and Piraeus. The port and cruise terminal or address you have given us.

What To Expect

Your private tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Athens or Piraeus, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi and destined for some of Athens’ most popular attractions. 

Head first to Athens’ most famous and instantly recognizable landmark: the UNESCO-listed Acropolis. Topped by the magnificent Parthenon and the Agora of Athens, the ancient site offers panoramic views of Athens from its hilltop perch.

Then, proceed to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and catch a changing of the guard ceremony outside of the Parliament Building (Vouli). See, too, the Academy of Athens, the University of Athens, and the National Library: three distinctive modern buildings designed by the Danish architects, Theophil and Christian Hansen.

Marvel at the all-marble design of the Panathenaic Stadium, home to the world’s first Olympic games, and then return to antiquity at the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch — two ancient Greek structures.

Finally, your tour concludes with drop-off at your Athens or Piraeus accommodation.


1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Arch of Hadrian

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of Olympian Zeus

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Academy of Athens

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Academy of Athens

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Library of Greece

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain; otherwise the driver will do their best for you to see most of the sites
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Departure time is between 6:30am-9:30am, based on your preference!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Service animals allowed
  • Our drivers are professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Their priority is your satisfaction and safety. All our drivers speak English and are ready to help and to provide tips!
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Our cars are well-maintained, clean, and have free Wi-Fi. Baby chairs, wheelchairs and most phone chargers are available on request, at no additional charge
  • Professional guide at the site (if wanted, with an extra charge, you can hire in the site)
  • All prices are for 1 tour, for 1 to 4 passengers, with a taxi or sedan, and up to 7 (on request 8 passengers) passengers with a minivan
  • We reserve the right to cancel a booking for a full refund in the case of bad weather, health issues or site closures
  • 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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Our driver John was extraordinarily...
Lori G, Sep 2017
Our driver John was extraordinarily professional and on time and waiting for us as we exited the port. The van was clean and comfortable and from the beginning John was extremely knowledgeable as he drove us to all of the sites in Athens. The short history of the Acropolis that he put on the tv screens prior to our arrival at the historical site was interesting and helpful as we toured the site. He was patient since we took longer than expected at the Acropolis but we were still able to see the rest of the planned sites. A great tour to take while visiting Athens while on a cruise.
The car was nice and clean. The...
Shamoon A, Aug 2017
The car was nice and clean. The driver was knowledgeable and very helpful. Water bottles were provided. Nice!

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