Private Full Day Tour of Athens

Explore the Acropolis with your guide, wander through Plaka, and drive to the city’s top sites!

Travel Flexibly · 7.00h · Athens, Greece

Want to explore all the top sights and attractions of Athens, but short on time? On this private, full day tour, immerse yourself in the city’s ancient history, wander through idyllic neighborhoods, and marvel at iconic monuments. After a guided tour of Acropolis Hill and a walk through the enchanting neighborhood of Plaka, hop into a luxury vehicle where you’ll cruise to the city’s most legendary landmarks. With an expert guide by your side, this is the ultimate way to go sightseeing in Athens!

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  • Meeting point at your accommodations
  • Acropolis Hill
  • Parthenon
  • Dionysus Theatre
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Plaka neighborhood
  • Syntagma Square
  • Ending point at your hotel

After being picked up from your hotel by your knowledgeable guide on foot, you’ll immediately dive into Athens’ fascinating history with a visit to Acropolis Hill. Wander past ancient buildings, including the Parthenon and Temple of Nike, while your guide explains more about their intriguing history.

Next, descend to the Acropolis Museum, where you’ll get close to artifacts dating back nearly 3,000 years! Afterwards, follow your friendly guide through the idyllic neighborhood of Plaka as you admire the city’s neoclassical architecture.

After an independent lunch break, regroup with your guide as you hop into a luxury vehicle for the second half of your tour. Drive past the city’s most iconic sites, weave through the vibrant neighborhood of Monastiraki, and marvel at the famous Syntagma Square. Finally, cruise past the National Garden and see the historic Panatheniac Stadium.

Following your enchanting tour, you’ll be driven back to your hotel, though this time with a camera roll full of Athens’ most spectacular sights!

Private Full Day Tour of Athens Description

Your 7-hour tour includes:

  • Expert, local guide

  • Hotel pick up on foot

  • Tour the city from a luxury mini-van

  • Guided tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, with entry tickets included

  • Hotel drop off with vehicle

  • See Athens’ top landmarks, sites, and attractions!

  • Private tour experience with up to 10 guests at most

Meet Your Expert Guide

Your journey through the ancient city of Athens begins right outside of your hotel, where your friendly guide will be waiting to pick you up on foot. Your day will begin with an immersive walking tour, and your knowledgeable guide will be there to answer any questions you may have. Because this is a private tour, you and your travel companions will have a highly personalized experience with plenty of one-on-one time to learn from your guide!

Explore Acropolis Hill

Follow your guide through the winding streets of Athens as you’re led to the city’s most iconic site— Acropolis Hill. Gaze in amazement at the ancient buildings of the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea, and the Erechtheion. All the while, your expert guide will detail the fascinating history behind each sacred monument.

Visit the Acropolis Museum

As you make your way back down from the breathtaking Acropolis Hill, you will arrive at the exquisite Acropolis Museum. Wander through mesmerizing exhibits, many of which contain artifacts that date back nearly 3,000 years. Once again, your guide will be there to share even more details about these ancient objects and answer any questions you may have.

Wander through Plaka

Next, immerse yourself in Athens’ neoclassical architecture while taking a stroll through the idyllic neighborhood of Plaka. The narrow, cobblestone streets that weave through one another will make you feel as though you’re wandering through a Greek island, despite being right in the center of the city.

As you meander through this charming neighborhood, your guide will lead you to the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, a historic site that dates back to 335 and 334 BC.

Pause for Lunch

After all that exploring, you’ve surely worked up an appetite! While your guide won’t be joining you for lunch, they are happy to recommend some of their favorite spots in the area. Once you’ve chosen your restaurant, enjoy an authentic Greek meal while chatting with your friends and family about the incredible sites you’ve seen so far!

Go Sightseeing from a Luxury Vehicle

Following your decadent meal, your guide will lead you to a luxury vehicle for the second half of your tour. Give your legs a break as you hop in and enjoy an unforgettable sightseeing adventure through the city!

Drive to Athens’ most iconic landmarks and sites, including the Library of Hadrian and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Afterwards, marvel at the beauty of Monastiraki, a lively neighborhood known for its bustling flea markets and historic monuments.

From here, cruise along the famous Syntagma Square, where the Greek Parliament can be found. Nearby, you’ll zip past the picturesque National Garden, and finally end with the legendary Panathenaic Stadium, famous for hosting the very first modern Olympic Games.

At the end of your tour, you’ll be conveniently driven back to your hotel or to your preferred spot.

What you get with this tour
Expert English-speaking guide
Hotel pick up
Luxury transportation
Skip the line Acropolis tickets
Acropolis Museum
Plaka and Monastiraki
Lunch
Hotel pick up by vehicle
Gratuities
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Please ensure that you wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a camera!

What to bring?

Please ensure that you wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a camera!

Is this run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Athens.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know at the time of booking so that we can do our best to accommodate your needs ahead of the tour.

What happens if it rains?

We run our tours rain or shine!

Is there a dress code to enter the religious sites on this tour?

There is no dress code for this tour, though we advise that you wear a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes!

How comprehensive is the Acropolis portion of this tour?

In the spirit of seeing as much of Athens in one day as possible, the Acropolis section of this tour is abbreviated more than our dedicated Acropolis tours. You'll still get to experience all the most important elements of this impressive attraction though. If you're looking for a more detailed tour of the Acropolis, please check out our Skip-the-Line Acropolis Tour

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, but you'll have a break to find delicious food. We're happy to recommend one of our favorite spots, but your guide is sure to point you in the right direction too.

Does the Acropolis ever experience sudden closures?

No, not to worry. It is very rare for the Acropolis to experience sudden closures. If the Acropolis is closed due to unforeseen circumstances, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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