Athens

Best of Athens Half Day Private Tour

Badge of ExcellenceAthens, Greece
Private Athens historical city tour by car

From $121.27

Price varies by group size

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

Overview

Get around Athens’ most-cherished attractions and see the city in comfort on this private, half-day driving tour. Choose what time your small group would like to start, with hotel and port pick-up and drop-off included, and enjoy a professional chauffeur service designed to show-off the best of Greece’s ancient history and hospitality.
  • Take the hassle out of seeing Athens with the freedom of a small, private tour
  • Drive to the Parthenon where you have free time to visit the Acropolis Museum
  • See the Hellenic Parliament guards; pass-by Panathenaic and Kalimarmaro stadiums
  • Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned private car with WiFi available onboard

What's Included

  • Professional drivers with deep knowledge of history (Not licensed to accompany you in any site)
  • Athens hotel/ Piraeus port pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance tickets (available upon request or book on your own - links on the ticket/ voucher)
  • Entrance tickets - Acropolis (€20 per adult, must be purchased in advance)
  • Entrance tickets - Acropolis Extended (€30 per adult, must be purchased in advance)
  • Entrance tickets - Acropolis Museum (€15 per adult)
  • Entrance tickets - National Archaeological Museum (€6 per adult)
  • Licensed tour guide - €250 (upon request and depending on availability)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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 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 port pick-up, he will be waiting for you at the gate, just as you disembark, holding a sign with your name on it.

What To Expect

Athens

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Acropolis

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Propylaea

5 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

Arch of Hadrian (Pass By)

Temple of Olympian Zeus (Pass By)

Panathenaic Stadium

10 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)

Plaka (Pass By)

National History Museum (Old Parliament) (Pass By)

Acropolis Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

National Archaeological Museum

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Temple of Hephaestus

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Ancient Agora of Athens

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Roman Agora

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off upon request (Additional cost)
  • You can pre-purchase skip-the-line tickets by following the links on your ticket/ voucher.
  • 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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Amazing Athens
Susan_C, Oct 2023
The journey through history & excellent guide/driver who was so knowledgeable & friendly. Athens was always a dream & it came true!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.
Athens perfect tour
Valeria_M, Sep 2023
We loved everything! Especially our tour guide! He was so patient and kind, he took us to more places then named. All the information you need for the most famous parts of Athens. 100% recommended
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are so grateful for your review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.
Awesome 1 day sightseeing!
Yolanda_G, Jul 2023
We had 1 day in Athens and had just arrived from Canada. George our tour guide met us in a timely fashion at our hotel & took us to see all the sites. While touring us around he explained the history of the area and he has a wealth of information to share. It was a very hot day and he provided us with lots of water. He gave us time to visit sites, eat and look around at each stop. He responded to all communication promptly during our visits and he was very flexible with our schedule, adapting to our needs and energy level. The drive along the coast was spectacular and George made an amazing recommendation for dinner along the coast, stopping to allow us to have dinner before returning to the hotel. He picked us up at 12 and we were back at the hotel by 10pm. We had an amazing day and we got to see more than we expected. Highly recommend this personalized tour and ask for George! Thank you !
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 George.
Awesome Afternoon
Peachy_M, Jun 2023
Our driver Andy provided fabulous customer service. He was polite, friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.
Athens city highlights review
Kieran_b, Jun 2023
As luck would have, it are provider of picking us up at Athens cruise port, and bringing us to Athens was the same as our Athens city tour highlights Provider, so this turned out to be great! He picked us up right on time at the port, goddess to our hotel, and then waited, will be checked in drop their bags off, and then hit the highlights. Panos was a very enjoyable knowledgeable Highlight provider. Now a note here for everyone Dash this is not a real tour guide but more of a driver that will drop you at the sites. Give you a little bit of knowledge and then will then pick you up when you are done with that site. Now, this worked out perfect for us as that’s all we really wanted but I would recommend if you wanted a real in-depth tour guide to go another route. Also, and using this type of service your best to get your tickets on your own ahead of time With skip the line option if you can. Also, my recommendation for the acropolis is to get there as soon as it opens and if there’s a way to buy a earlier ticket do it. But Panos and his service was exactly what we ordered and what we wanted delivered with a great smiling attitude.
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 Panos.
Great Athens Experience
Kara_M, May 2023
We had a fabulous time on this tour. Our driver, Vasilis, was fantastic. He was waiting for us as we disembarked the ship and then took us to lots of great sites (Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Olympic Stadium etc.). While driving around he told us about many other important building as well.. He even timed it right so we could see the 'Changing of the Guard' which was terrific.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for letting us and the community know about your fantastic experience with us! Greetings from Vasilis. We hope to see you again soon.
Way beyond Expectations!
Venkateshwar_B, Mar 2023
Professional driver with deep knowledge of history Prompt & punctual Courteous & professional Well maintained brand new car (stocked with cold water & free WiFi) Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who prefers a private tour of Athens
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community.
The Perfect Introduction to Athens
Chobela_N, Nov 2022
My mom and I really enjoyed our tour. George, our guide, shared a lot of knowledge prior to each stop - which gave perfect context to what we were about to see. The vehicle was comfortable, water was provided, George was pleasant, patient and knowledgeable. It was the perfect introduction to Athens.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from George.
Top sites in Athens Greece
kensmason, Oct 2022
Petro, the driver was exceptional. He was very patience and accommodating. His focus was on satisfying his customer. Would recommend this tour for anyone that want to control their time and spend the time on what they want to see. Highly recommend for seniors .
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are so grateful for your 5-star review. Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community. Greetings from Petros.
Petros was fantastic! We...
StaceySherwood, Oct 2022
Petros was fantastic! We enjoyed a very comfortable drive, seeing all of the best sights in Athens. Thank you also for the excellent food recommendations.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Greetings from Peter K. We hope to see you again soon.
Awesome Athens tour
HerbertEugene_D, Oct 2022
Dimitri's did an awesome job letting us experience beautiful Athens. He arrived on time, great communication, professionalism, and was a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Greetings from Dimitris. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
We had an unlicensed tour...
Debra_F, Oct 2022
We had an unlicensed tour guide. He dropped us off at the museum and told me texted him when ready to be picked up. We cut it short and went back to the cruise ship. I paid for a high price taxi driver.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. In our product page it is explicitly stated that "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 sites with you, they can answer your questions about the places you visit with this tour.". Additionally, you could optionally book a licensed tour guide that can accompany you to the sites, but you did not ask for one. This is also explicitly stated in our product page. You left a negative review because you thought something that is not true and does not help other travelers. We will keep doing our best to provide the best-in-class services. Thank you.
Personalised tour of Athens with Tom
Roy_K, Sep 2022
Having only a limited amount of time in Athens we decided to book this tour to see all of the main areas of Athens. Tom was our excellent driver who was extremely knowledgeable and passionate of the area and history. The tour was done at our own pace and was not rushed. Tom was very communicative over text as he dropped us off and collected us from each site. Plenty of water was provided throughout the tour which was most welcome on a day when the temperature was 33c. Would recommend this tour when visiting Athens.
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.
Not a tour just a ride
dar, Sep 2022
Sight are interesting but to crowed to enjoy and the traffic is horrible and our bus was good and driver and guide were very nice
Response from Host, Sep 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations, but there are things such as the crowded sights and the traffic that we cannot overcome. We are grateful that you appreciated the bus and the quality of our driver and licensed tour guide services. We try very hard to provide best in class services and this is a very popular product with many satisfied travelers. Although we take into consideration your feedback, we think this is not indicative. Thank you.
Best option for transportation
Jennifer_E, Aug 2022
This was one of our favorite tours while in Greece. Petros, our drivers, was the bomb!!! It didn't matter where we wanted to go or see, he would take us there. He had cold water available, which was so nice. This tour does not include the admission to any museums, etc. It is basically transportation to all the places to see. We highly recommend this tour but ask for Petros. He is the best!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Please note that we provide admission tickets upon request with an additional charge, as described on the product page. Greetings from Petros. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Seeing Athens in a new way
Neill_R, Aug 2022
Alex was amazing! We were able to exchange ideas in a lively discussion while seeing the historic sights of Athens! I have shared this tour with our hotel director!
Response from Host, Aug 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.
Our driver Peter was on...
chuong_t, Jul 2022
Our driver Peter was on time and the mercedes van was comfortable.Peter was informative and helpful. We enjoyed our day at Athens !!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Greetings from Peter. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Great Tour in Athens
MaynardThomson_T, Jul 2022
Loved the drive and visiting Poseidon’s Temple. Tom chose a fabulous lunch spot for lunch. He timed the visits to other spots perfectly and was an interesting and fun guide.
Response from Host, Jul 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.
Our guide/driver was...
Tracie_A, Jul 2022
Our guide/driver was wonderful and I feel I got a great deal in our half day tour. I was amazed at the size of Athens and the incredible mixture of current times and ancient times.
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.
Demetrius Provided an Exceptional Experience!
Rojanne_B, Jun 2022
The sites of Athens are breathtaking and of deep meaning. However, the highlight was the care and service given by our driver, Demetrius! Three generations, Grandma, Daughter, Granddaughter spent a half day with Demetrius and his air conditioned car, exploring and visiting amazing sites. I have painful knee arthritis, and Demetrius drove us as close as possible to sites we visited as part of the tour. He made other efforts to provide me with a comfortable experience as well. He is knowledgeable, professional and personable, with excellent use of English, our home language. Thank you to My Athens Transfers and Demetrius!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Greetings from Demetrius. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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