|||

The Greek Essentials - Full Day Highlights of AthensPrivate Tour

Explore the highlights of Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis hill, New Acropolis Museum, Plaka neighbourhood, Ancient Greek Agora and the Olympic (Panathenaic) Stadium, all in one day.
Adults: 4 Children: 0
Total

Things to know

Duration:

8 hrs

Suitable for:

Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour - the cost of all public transport is not included between sights. Your guide will help you with this.

Tickets:

- Expert Licensed guide
- Skip the line Acropolis tickets
- Skip the line Greek Agora tickets
- Skip the line New Acropolis Museum tickets
- Tickets to the Olympic (Panathenaic) Stadium
- Combo ticket that gives you access to these additional sites in the 4 days following your tour: Roman Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Library, Archeological site and Museum of Kerameikos, Lykeion Gymnasium

Other inclusions:

Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: "Acropoli" Metro Station, on the street level on Makrygianni Street, Athens 117 42, Greece

What makes this tour special

If you only have a short amount of time in Athens and want to see as much as possible in one day, then this highlight tour is the one for you. On your all-inclusive, private full-day tour of Athens you will:


With your expert guide, you will discover the city’s most important cultural sites, including the colossal remains of the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis, a UNESCO world heritage site. On the plateau of the Acropolis, you will find the awe-inspiring heights of the Parthenon pillars, gaze on the beautiful female forms of the Caryatid columns, discover some of the earliest theatres known to man and enjoy panoramic views over the city. Y

our guide will explain the central role these monuments, and more, played in classical society and immerse you in the myths and legends of Ancient Greece. You will also wander through the Agora, the heart of classical Athens. Once a bustling marketplace, in these now peaceful ruins you’ll walk in Socrates’ footsteps amongst classic temples and Byzantine churches, learning how Athens became the birthplace of democracy.

On your way to lunch at a place recommended by your local guide, explore bustling Plaka, the oldest district in the city. Sometimes called “the neighbourhood of the gods”, Plaka is known for its winding alleyways and scenic shopping. 

After finishing lunch, escape the heat of the day with a visit to the spectacular (and air-conditioned) New Acropolis Museum. Here you will learn firsthand the artistic wonders that once adorned the monuments of the Acropolis. Finally, you will also visit the stunningly marbled Panathenaic Stadium. Constructed for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, this immense structure is a strong reminder of the continuing legacy of ancient Athens in the modern day. 

What you'll see

Book with Travel Curious, an exceptional experience guaranteed

Prioritising Your Safety

Free cancellation

Do not fret, we have you covered with our 48 hrs cancellation policy.

Avoid the crowds

Travel like a VIP, avoid crowds, and unnecessary queues.

Authentic Experiences

Bespoke local tours handcrafted for you by our global travel specialists

Professional Guides

All guides are handpicked, trained and licensed to ensure you are immersed in the local culture

You may also like

Private Excursion to Delphi inc Transport & Tickets
Make a pilgrimage to the ancient site of Delphi in this sublime one day tour.
Private Food Tour of Athens: Monastiraki Markets, Charming Plaka & Cretan Cuisine
Enjoy a taste of Greece as you sample a local produce, flavourful street food, and traditional Cretan cuisine! This tour explores the famed Monastiraki and Plaka neighbourhoods of Athens
Private Half Day Walking Tour: Acropolis, Parthenon and New Acropolis Museum
Explore the highlights of Athens with skip-the-line entrance to the Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum.
Private Walking Tour of Athens, including Changing of the Guard, Monastiraki, and Plaka
Discover the enchanting historic heart of Athens with a local, who will take you to the must-see spots, along with the spots often not found by travelers.
Private Athens tour: Parthenon and Acropolis Spotlight
Enjoy the best of the Acropolis and the Parthenon, with skip-the-line tickets on a privately guided experience.
Private Half Day Walking Tour: Acropolis, Plaka and Ancient Greek Agora
Discover the very best of ancient Greece, including the famed Parthenon atop the Acropolis, Plaka neighbourhood , and the Ancient Greek Agora.
Show more

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
x

Guides

Join the fastest growing community of professional tour guides.

Partners

Use our easy to integrate toolset to include Tours & Attractions in your customer journey.