Athens is a beautiful city, but it can be very challenging to visit it in a short period of time. Don’t worry, just grab a ticket to our tour and all your stresses will disappear as an expert driver and an expert guide will guide you around the city, offering tips and showing you the most fascinating sights. We will pick you up from your location in Athens and drop you off. You will discover everything you need to know about the incredible city of Athens with our private tour. All you have to do is sit back, relax and be ready to enjoy the real Athens. The purpose of this trip is to have an overview on the city of Athens so entrance inside the monuments is not available, but you will have some free time to visit the famous markets and buy souvenirs.
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Acropolis: the most famous landmark in Athens and in the entire Greece. Since we are on a panoramic tour, we won’t be able to visit it in detail but we will stop for an iconic photo.
Plaka: the oldest section of Athens. Most of the streets have been closed to automobile traffic, though you should still keep a watchful eye for a speeding motorcycle or delivery truck. At one time it was the nightclub district, but most of these closed down when the government outlawed amplified music in the neighborhood in the seventies in an effort to get rid of undesirables. The strategy was very successful and it is now an area of restaurants, Jewelry stores tourist shops, and cafes. Though it is quite commercialized it is still a neighborhood and arguably the nicest neighborhood in central Athens. Most of the restaurants are typical tourist places but the quality of food is not bad in some of them.
Monastiraki: one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Athens, located in the heart of the city. Monastiraki square is a famous meeting place for Athenians and the area around it offers many things to see and do! Standing in the middle of the square, you can see a blend of historical eras, architecture and cultures, and many roads leading to different directions. Monastiraki is a unique neighborhood that has been inhabited for six thousand consecutive years! It is among the oldest, most historic and important neighborhoods in Western Culture. The name “Monastiraki” was established during the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Occupation. It was inspired by the nunnery (female monastery) that was established on the square.
While Plaka is for sightseeing and shopping, Psiri has taken up the mantle of best nightlife quarter in Athens, with streets full of revellers until daybreak on weekends. Psiri wasn’t always a place for outsiders, as from the foundation of the modern Greek state in 1828 to the 1990s the area had a fearsome reputation. In the 19th century it was the haunt of Koutsavakides, a law unto themselves, with long moustaches, coats down to their ankles (for hiding their guns) and high-heeled pointed boots. The last 20 years has rounded off Psiri’s edges, and there’s an endless choice of music tavernas, bars, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs for all tastes.
Seen as the greatest achievement of the Doric Order and Classical Greece’s most significant building to make it to the 21st Century, the Parthenon is a symbol of western civilisation and Athenian democracy. The Parthenon was dedicated to the goddess Athena and begun in 447 BC, when the Athenian Empire was the dominant force in the Aegean. Co-designed, by Ictinus and Callicrates, at that time it was a city treasury before becoming a church in the 6th century and then a mosque in the 1460s. Notoriously, some of the Parthenon’s sculptures were plundered by The Earl of Elgin at the start of the 18th century and were later sold to the British Museum where they remain. The remainder of the original frieze and pediment sculpture is the highlight of the Acropolis Museum.
English speaking guide in addition to the driver
Public transportation nearby
Infant seats unavailable
Not suitable for pets
Not stroller accessible
Not wheelchair accessible
We will pick you up from your hotel in Athens and drop you off in the city center or your hotel, as per your choice.
To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start time in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.
We may reserve the right to cancel a customer’s booking for a full refund in case of bad weather or not enough travelers.