Athens

Best of Athens Full Day Private Tour

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
Classical Athens highlights full day private tour

From $176.51

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

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

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

Overview

Cover ground you couldn’t hope to cover on public transport when you book this action-packed full day tour of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora, the Temple of Hephaestus, the Panathenaic Stadium, the National Archaeological Museum and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Inhale city views from Mt. Lycabettus and explore the Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods. Entrance fees at own expense.
  • Get around Athens’ signature sights in comfort, with a knowledgeable driver
  • Great choice for travelers who like to check the sights off without delay
  • Onboard Wi-Fi lets you stay connected and share as you go
  • Opt for a private tour with door-to-door transfers

What's Included

  • Professional drivers with deep knowledge of history (Not licensed to accompany you in any site)
  • Skip the line option upon request - entrance tickets not included
  • Private transportation
  • Hotel/ port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch (With Greek Traditional Food option)
  • Entrance fees - €45 per person for all attractions (pre-purchase upon request)
  • Licensed tour guide - €300 (upon request and depending on availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Airport pick-up at an additional charge. Please contact us.

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

This is a private tour. Only your group will participate. The pick-up time is adjustable upon your request. Your personal driver will pick you up and return you to the same place or to the point you prefer. In case of a hotel, he will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby. In case of an apartment, he will be waiting for you at the entrance of the building. For airport pick up, he will be waiting for you at the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it to spot him upon arrival. We will track your flight and our driver will be there on time. For port pick up, he will be waiting for you at the gate, just as you disembark, holding a sign with your name on it to spot him upon arrival.

What To Expect

Athens

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Acropolis

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Propylaea

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Parthenon

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Erechtheion

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of Athena Nike

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Theater of Dionysus

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Herod Atticus Odeon

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Acropolis Museum

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Arch of Hadrian (Pass By)

Temple of Olympian Zeus (Pass By)

Panathenaic Stadium

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mount Lycabettus

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Syntagma (Pass By)

Hellenic Parliament

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Academy of Athens (Pass By)

National Library of Greece (Pass By)

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Pass By)

National History Museum (Old Parliament) (Pass By)

National Archaeological Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Monastiraki

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Ancient Agora of Athens

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Museum of the Ancient Agora

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Temple of Hephaestus

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plaka (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Our drivers are not official tour guides, but they are knowledgeable and can provide fascinating commentary in fluent English. Although they will not enter the archaeological sites with you, they can answer all of your questions about the places you visit with this tour.
  • Third party activities and especially extreme sports are not allowed during the tour. This can be a cause for immediate cancellation of the tour.
  • 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.

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Reviews

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Personalized and Awesome
Beatrice_O, Oct 2023
Our guide Spyros was amazing. He was knowledgeable and allowed us time to explore. We enjoyed seeing the historic sites and the awesome conversation. Probably the best way to see so many things.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Spyros.
Athens in a day🙂
Brent_B, Aug 2023
Our driver Andy was kind and considerate of all our requests. He was a delight in helping us to understand the awesome history of Athens. Excellent driver and very polite! A+
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Andy.
Totally Amazing Day
elaina_p, Jul 2023
Spiro was exceptional. He was so patient with my mom who is in a wheelchair. He went above an beyond helping her in and out of the van. He was extremely informative and I would recommend him hands down! Also, the taverna he took us to for lunch was out of this world. The people there were so gracious and the meal was totally worth it. If you are choosing to go on this tour, ask for Spiro!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Spiros.
A first visit to Athens tour, a grand overview.
Jonathan_P, Jul 2023
Our guide Stratos and driver Ilias were wonderful! Stratos called the night before, suggesting we get started earlier. We were at the gate of the Acropolis when it opened. He knew about the elevator, and since I an disabled (and the elevator was working) we were able to access the top of the Acropolis where Stratos provided so much information our heads were swimming. He insisted we walk to the flag pole so we could see the panorama of Athens,. It was worth it!! It was a very hot day, so we were leaving when the crowds were coming. The Acropolis Museum was a highlight as was the drive through the "real Athens," down narrow streets and to an authentic restaurant.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Stratos.
First visit to Athens
Terrence_M, Jun 2023
Visit to Acropolis and Acropolis Museum very memorable. Driver Nick very friendly, knowledgeable and always on time at every meeting point. Nick recommended a very good lunch restaurant and corrected vehicle A/C immediately when asked by passengers in the back seat.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Nick.
Wonderful Athens tour
Shirley_m, May 2023
Great driver, full of local history and willing to make changes to his plan based on our wants. 100% would use him again. Wish we could remember his name, he was great.
Response from Host, May 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.
Athens in a day
Linda_L, Oct 2022
Our driver Petros from My athens Transfers was really excellent. He took us on a really great tour of Athens, making sure we experienced all the important sites. He really wanted to make sure we were happy with our experience. The conversation was very entertaining and knowledgeable. It was truly another awesome day in Greece. All of our drivers have made our experience in Greece truly memorable. Thank you petros
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Greetings from Petros. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Athens done right
Sweta_H, Oct 2022
Alex was really courteous , helpful and knowledgeable . We covered all the Athens highlights in good time with a lot of non crowded scenic spots and great trendy locations for lunch and coffee. The car was comfortable and overall we were glad we picked this tour to cover Athens in the short time we had. Also doing this tour on a Sunday meant we beat a lot of traffic and made good time.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Greetings from Alex. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Very accommodating
Kay_H, Sep 2022
Tom our driver was very accommodating, kind and had a sense of humor. We had a great experience touring Athens for a day with Tom!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Greetings from Tom. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Perfect for a small group
Phebe_C, Jul 2022
Was a great experience, driver was flexible and knowledgable and everyone had an amazing time. He picked us up and basically just helped us navigate what our group was interested in.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Great must-do tour to see Athens
Roseanney_L, Jun 2022
We had a wonderful, insightful driver named Dimitri who took us to all the sites. He’s Very accommodating and punctual for pickup /drop off spots. Our skip the line tickets were sent to us prior to the tour so we got into each site very fast. The Acropolis and Parthenon and Acropolis Museum were amazing to see. House of Illusions near ancient Roman Acropolis was not part of a tour but a fun place to check out if you have kids age 5+ with you.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Greetings from Dimitri. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Excellent tour
DrAjay_R, Mar 2022
We had a lovely tour of Athens thanks to George who was our driver and guide . George was punctual , pleasant , friendly and flexible . The whole day tour was exactly what was promised with a lunch at a good traditional Greek restaurant which we were hoping for . George’s knowledge of history and other topics was amazing . He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions with complete accuracy . Overall an excellent experience .
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. Greetings from George! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Athens city tour
John_P, Aug 2021
A great tour to have a full ideia of the city in just one day. Got to see every important monuments and city areas and have plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy. Our guide George was very nice.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Greetings from George! Thank you very much for your kind words and your positive review! Hope to see you soon again!

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