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Best of Athens in One Day

Acropolis & City exploration

Details

Duration
7 hours
Type of tour
Private
Languages
English, Spanish, German
Availability
Daily - Send an inquiry

Short Description

Are you visiting Athens only for a couple of days? Don’t worry, you can still go through 2.500 years of culture and history in only 7 hours! Join us for a scenic see-it-all tour around the vibrant Athenian city and let us take you on a journey throughout ancient and modern Athens. Discover the most distinctive landmarks of the city and explore the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum with a fun and knowledgeable guide, without waiting in queues!

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What you can expect

Our tour kicks off with – what else? – the sacred Acropolis hill and the very famous Acropolis Museum. With our expert tour guide by your side, you will learn everything about the monumental buildings of the Acropolis, including the godly Parthenon, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea and the sacred Erechtheion. You will descend the Acropolis hill to reach the fascinating Acropolis Museum, where you will have the chance to admire exhibits and artifacts nearly 3.000 years old. Your ancient Athens wanderings won’t stop here, though. You will discover the Roman Agora and the pioneering technology of the Tower of Winds, as well as many other ancient buildings like the Library of Hadrian and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Explore the emblematic buildings of Athens’ neoclassical architecture by walking through Plaka -the “island” in the heart of the city of Athens & the multicolored Monastiraki with its vivid flea market where you can shop the ideal keepsake from your trip to Greece. You will dip your toes into 18th and 19th century Athens, by strolling Syntagma Square, the most popular meeting point in the city. You will breathe in the scent of the hundreds of plant species in the National Garden until you turn your eyes towards the Panathenaic Stadium, where the 1st modern Olympic Games took place! By the time we say goodbye, you’ll have seen the best of Athens on a tour that encompasses the city’s most important elements: history, architecture, ancient & modern life.


Why book this tour?

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors and an ideal tour for families. Enjoy personal attention & knowledge from a fun & expert licensed tour guide.
  • Immerse yourself in Greek mythology through a private guided tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum.
  • Explore Athens' most historic neighborhoods & sites: Plaka, Syntagma Square, Monastiraki Square, National Garden and more.
  • Discover the Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games and admire the largest temple in ancient Greece, home of the mighty Zeus.
  • Order your skip-the-line-tickets to Acropolis from us; no more waiting in queues!
  • Available daily as a private tour - please send us an inquiry.

Please send us an inquiry by clicking on the "Inquiry" tab, above.


Tour Reviews


Excellent tour of Athens!
Excellent tour of Athens!

My son and I did the all day tour in Athens. Our guide, Xenia was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable without giving us an information overload. We really enjoyed it. Would recommend, seeing the sights without the history wouldn't have done them justice.

Visited: September 2017

Athens Day Tour
Athens Day Tour

Had a wonderful day tour with Evita from Greeking.me. She met us as promised and guided us through the Acropolis and Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Plaka District, Changing of the guards, The National Gardens and the Temple of Zeus. She worked hard at keeping my 13 year old engaged and discussing Greek mythology with my 16 and 18 year old which they really enjoyed. We also had a great Greek lunch together. Evita never rushed us but made sure we made the most of day in Athens and got us back to our cruise ship on time (very important - LOL). She was very informative, easy to talk to and a lot of fun to spend the day with. Thanks so much Evita and Greeking-me.

Visited: July 2017

A great way to spend one day transit in Athens
A great way to spend one day transit in Athens

I had one day transit in Athens after a wonderful couple of days in Kefalonia. This tour was a great way to get a quick insight into the city, complete with lots of delicious food. Greeking.me were really responsive and very friendly to deal with. Despite being the only person on the group tour for that day, they went ahead, which I really appreciated. Elena, my guide, was lovely, friendly and very knowledgable about the city, Greece, the food and history. Everything was very well planned and thorough. I really enjoyed myself and would definitely recommend this tour.

Visited: July 2017

Athens walking day tour with Anastasia
Athens walking day tour with Anastasia

This was an extremely worthwhile experience as you really get to know the different neighborhoods of Athens. Anastasia our guide studied archaeology at university so needless to say was very knowledgeable in regard to the city's ancient history; but she also led us expertly through the modern Athens.

Highlight of our trip!
Highlight of our trip!

The tailored tour we had definitely made our short trip to Athens a most memorable experience. Xenia, our guide, was a perfect match for us, since with all her expertise she could not only easily cope with a student of Classics visiting the Acropolis (me), but also with a passionate interlocutor eager to discuss today's politics (my Dad). We spent a perfect day starting with the Acropolis and the ancient Agora in the morning, with a very good (and very abundant) lunch only a stone's throw from Hephaistos Temple, and an afternoon stroll around a completely different Athens full of contrasts which gave us the bigger picture of this fascinating city. We finished in a very nice café talking about anything and everything and laughing a lot. We will certainly remember Xenia and this lovely and most instructive day for a long time. This is a hearty recommendation to anyone who wishes to get to know Athens at first hand.