Departure:

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Duration:

5 Hours

Departure from:

Athens

Destination:

Acropolis

Half Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour (Skip the line of Acropolis)

Tour Details

Include yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking sights of Athens with our Half-Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour, where you can skip-the-line at the iconic Acropolis and explore the city at your own pace. This customizable 5-hour tour allows you to craft your ideal itinerary, tailored to your preferences and interests, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable experience.

Your journey begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel, airport, or cruise port in Athens. Your knowledgeable tour host will greet you and provide a brief overview of the day’s activities, setting the stage for an exciting exploration of this ancient city.

The highlight of your tour is a visit to the legendary Acropolis, the epitome of classical spirit and civilization. With skip-the-line entrance tickets included in the price, you’ll have exclusive access to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can marvel at the Parthenon and other ancient monuments that stand as testaments to Athens’ illustrious past.

As you ascend the Acropolis hill, your licensed guide will lead you through the historic landmarks, offering fascinating insights into their significance and the golden age of Pericles. Take in panoramic views of Athens from this elevated vantage point, capturing memorable photos of the city below.

Following your exploration of the Acropolis, you’ll have the option to visit the Acropolis Museum, home to a vast collection of artifacts spanning Greek antiquity. Alternatively, you can choose to explore other nearby attractions, such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, before continuing your journey through Athens.

Next, venture to the Greek Parliament/ Royal Palace of Athens, where you can witness the changing of the presidential guard at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. Explore the nearby Numismatic Museum or take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful garden of Iliou Melathron.

Continue your tour with visits to the University of Athens, the Academy, and the Library, marveling at their stunning architecture and rich history. Along the way, your tour host will recommend the best restaurants for lunch, ensuring you enjoy a delicious meal amidst your exploration.

As your tour progresses, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium, the Archaeological Museum, or the South Suburbs of Athens, depending on your preferences. Alternatively, you can opt for some free time to explore the city on your own terms, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and discovering hidden gems at your leisure.

After a day filled with history, culture, and exploration, your driver will transport you back to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of your tailor-made tour of Athens. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply seeking a unique and personalized experience, our Half-Day Athens Private Tailor-Made City Tour promises an enriching and unforgettable adventure.

Departure Information

Departure & Return Location:
Pick-up and Drop-off to from /to all Athens Hotels or AIRBNBs, Airport and Cruise Port.
Departure Time:
At customer’s disposal

What to expect

1. Tailor-Made Itinerary: Whether you seek a tour highlighting Athens’ main attractions or a deeper exploration including all its museums, we tailor the itinerary to your preferences. Our private 5-hour tour ensures an easy, fun, and stress-free experience in Athens. Just let us know your interests, and our tour host will craft an itinerary that matches your desires perfectly.

2. Acropolis Inclusion: No visit to Athens is complete without exploring the Acropolis, a universal symbol of classical spirit and civilization. Our tour includes a skip-the-line ticket for the Acropolis hill, ensuring you don’t miss this iconic landmark. Your tour host and driver will be available to offer advice and assistance throughout the tour.


  • Confirmation: You’ll receive confirmation at the time of booking.
  • Transfer Duration: Transfers are approximate, varying based on time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Multi-Lingual Guide: Benefit from the guidance of a knowledgeable guide proficient in multiple languages.
  • Walking: Expect a small amount of walking during the tour.
  • All-Weather Operation: The tour operates in all weather conditions, so dress appropriately for the day’s forecast.

Inclusions

• Acropolis and Parthenon skip-the-line Entrance tickets
• Professional Private Guide
• Air-conditioned vehicle
• Flexibility towards time, allowing you to decide when to stop and for how long
• Bottled water

Exclusions

• Entrance Fees to all the other Museums and Areas (except from Acropolis)
• Food and Drinks
• Gratuities

Itinerary

  1. Acropolis Exploration
    Our tour will start with a pickup from your hotel and a small briefing from your host. We will then proceed to the Acropolis, the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, which dominates the center of the modern city, offering panoramic views perfect for photos. Our licensed guide will lead you through the monuments of the 5th century BC, reflecting the splendor, power, and wealth of Athens at its peak during the golden age of Perikles.
  2. Exploring Athens’ Historic Sites
    After the Acropolis, you’ll have the option of visiting the Acropolis Museum, showcasing artifacts from various eras of Greek history. Alternatively, you can explore the Temple of Olympian Zeus, known for its 104 colossal columns and Hadrian’s Arch. Then, we’ll continue to the Royal Palace of Athens, housing the Parliament since 1934, where you can witness the changing of the presidential guard and pay respects at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Numismatic Museum, housed in the impressive Iliou Melathron, before moving on to the University of Athens, the Academy, and the Library.
  3. Cultural and Leisure Choices
    Next, we’ll visit the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium and offer options to explore the Archaeological Museum or the South Suburbs of Athens, including the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Your tour host will provide you with a variety of choices to match your preferences, allowing you to pack in as many museums and archaeological locations as possible. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or relaxation, our tour offers something for everyone. After a journey filled with exploration and discovery, your driver will bring you back to your hotel.

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