Half-Day Private Taxi Service: Historical Athens City Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Athens

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from$63.08
5 out of 5

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Tour in the heart of Athens. Visit the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Greek parliament, Panathenaic Stadium and many more with your 4-hour private taxi and knowledgeable driver.A maximum of 8 people per booking
The tour starts from your hotel, airbnb apartment or cruise ship terminal. Cruise to the center of Athens and Syntagma Square, where you will see the Greek Parliament building and the most famous hotels in the Athens city that enclose the square. After, pass from Filellinon Street to see the Russian and Anglican churches. Next, drive to the Temple of Zeus, which is a visited open-air museum, part of unification of the archaeological sites of Athens. After the spectacular Temple of Zeus and its columns, stop for photos at the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Head to Herodes Atticus Street where the office house of the Prime Minister of Greece and the office house of the President of the Republic is located. Visit the world's first building built exclusively for the Olympics Games, the Zappeion Megaron Hall, now used as a conference center. Next stop is the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in front of the Parliament of Greece, where hyou'll watch the changing of the guards . Follow Panepistimiou Street and past the Monetary Museum of Athens, the buildings of the Academy, University and National Library, known as the "Trilogy of Athens". The route continues to Stadiou Street and the neoclassical Old Parliament building, now the National Historical Museum of Greece. In front of the building stands the bronze statue of General Theodoros Kolokotronis, one of the leaders at the Greek revolution of 1821. Afterward, go to the Acropolis and the Temple of Parthenon. There, you will have the unique opportunity to admire the splendid monument of the Athenian state of the Parthenon Temple, built in the mid-fifth century BC to honor the goddess of Athens. Visit the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Theatre of Dionysus Elefthereus. Afterward, you can have a break for a coffee or lunch in The famous Plaka District, where your driver will wait for you. After that, head back to your hotel or cruise ship.

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Knowledgable Driver
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle or taxi
  • Bottled waters

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Official tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (Additional 45,00 euro per ride)

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour
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