Athens Full Day Private Tour

Athens, Greece (870)


The city of Athens is a beautiful place to visit for a full day. On this private tour, you will see some of the most famous sites in the city, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Plaka district. You will also have the opportunity to explore the city on your own, and to take in the sights and sounds of this historic city.


Tour Duration: 480 min

Athens Full Day Private Tour

If you are a fan of Greek History and Mythology this is your tour! See all the highlights of Athens and learn everything about the iconic sites, visiting the Acropolis (Parthenon), the Ancient Agora, the Temple of Zeus and the New Acropolis museum, in a private day tour that will be flexible and customized to your needs!

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Athens Full Day Private Tour at no additional cost

  • Lunch(Pitta Gyros, Greek salad, Baklava, Drink) *Lunch included only in bookings made after 19/1/23*
  • SMALL GROUP option: Meeting Point ** HERODION HOTEL ** near Acropolis metro station
  • PRIVATE TOUR option: Hotel/ AirBnb/ Port pick up & drop-off
  • Skip the line Service [Pre-purchased tickets for all the sites - Additional cost: 45€ pp]
  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Athens Full Day Private Tour has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Entrance Fees [45€ per person]
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 300 €]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)

Points Of Interest

  • 60 minutes: Sightseeing in Athens starts with the hill of Acropolis which will make your day. On the historical hill, you will have the opportunity to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental gateway (Propylaea), the Erechtheum and of course the famous Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena.
  • minutes: Parthenon, the main temple dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena, the eternal symbol of the Athenian democracy and the western civilization.
  • minutes: The Propylaea is the monumental entrances to the sacred area dedicated to Athena, the patron goddess of the city. Built by the architect Mnesicles with Pentelic marble, their design was avant-garde. To the south-west of the Propylaea, on a rampart protecting the main entrance to the Acropolis, is the Ionian temple of Apteros Nike.
  • minutes: Temple of Poseidon and Athena, the strangest and most sacred place in ancient Athens.
  • minutes: Temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Nike or Wingless Victory.
  • 30 minutes: After the Acropolis, we will head towards the Temple of Zeus, the biggest temple in antiquity, devoted to the King of the Gods, by way of Hadrian's Arch.
  • minutes: We will visit Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.
  • 15 minutes: Then moving into the historical center of the city we will drive up the highest hill of Athens, Lycabettus Hill, where you’ll have the best panoramic view of the city, from the hill of Acropolis to the Aegean Sea.
  • 50 minutes: Ancient Greek Agora which is considered the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech.
  • minutes: In the ancient Greek Agora, you will visit the Temple of Hephaestus (the best-preserved temple in Greece standing largely as built) devoted to the God of blacksmiths and volcanoes.
  • minutes: In this small but important museum you will see findings from Ancient Athenians' daily life and learn about their constitution.
  • minutes: Next driving alongside the National Garden, we will see the changing of the guard (Euzones) in front of the old palace, which is today Parliament House, above the central square of Athens, Syntagma. The square is named after the Constitution that Otto, the first King of Greece, was obliged to grant after a popular and military uprising on 3 September 1843.
  • 15 minutes: We will see the changing of the guard (Euzones) in front of the old palace, which is today Parliament House, above the central square of Athens.The Hellenic Parliament, in Greek known as Voulí ton Ellínon is the parliament of Greece, located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Syntagma Square in Athens. The Parliament is the supreme democratic institution that represents the citizens through an elected body of Members of Parliament.
  • minutes: The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is the largest state institution of higher learning in Greece, and among the largest universities in Europe. The splendid Athens University was designed by the Danish architect Christian Hansen and completed in 1864.
  • minutes: The Academy Building constitutes one of three parts in an “architectural trilogy”. It was founded with the Constitutional Decree of March 18th, 1926, as an Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.
  • minutes: The National Library of Greece was built at the end of the 19th century, as the last of the Architectural Trilogy of Athens, a group of three neoclassical buildings which also includes the Academy and the University. The building was designed by Theophil Hansen.
  • 60 minutes: You will be feeling hungry by now, so our next stop is going to be a Greek tavern with the authentic Greek Pitta Gyros in the traditional neighbourhood of Koukaki. Enjoy your lunch and taste Gyros, the most popular Greek recipe, with a set menu, as described below: 1 Pitta Gyros (pork or chicken or veg, fried potatoes, tzatziki, tomato, onion) 1 Greek salad (tomato, cucumber, green pepper, olives & feta cheese, dressed with salt, Greek oregano, and olive oil) 1 piece of Baklava (layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, filled with chopped nuts, and sweetened with syrup or honey) 1 Drink (beer or glass of wine or soft drink) Please contact us in case of food allergies or dietary restrictions
  • minutes: Pass by the traditional neighbourhood with the narrow streets, that is known as the neighbourhood of the Gods.
  • minutes: Historically old neighborhood of Athens.
  • 60 minutes: As you enter the museum grounds, look through the plexiglass floor to see the ruins of an ancient Athenian neighborhood, which were artfully incorporated into the museum design after being uncovered during excavations. This dazzling modernist museum at the foot of the Acropolis’ southern slope showcases its surviving treasures still in Greek possession. While the collection covers the Archaic and Roman periods, the emphasis is on the Acropolis of the 5th century BCE, considered the apotheosis of Greece’s artistic achievement. Built in 2009, this museum was voted as the best mono-thematic museum for 2019. You can choose to visit either the new Acropolis Museum, or the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
  • 60 minutes: Instead of visiting the new Acropolis Museum, we give you the opportunity to visit the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, that houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside the archaeological sites and museum.
  • In this tour you can arrange a convenient central drop off location for you (it can be different than the pickup point if you wish)
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides