Athens is a city where the modern meets with the ancient. As they call it the “mother of democracy”, this city has great past and spectacular monuments that show it. Athens is the capital of Greece and nowadays has a population over 4.500.000 but in areas of the historic center you’ll feel like you are in a small town. With AVT you enjoy the ultimate private tour of Athens. You visit the Parthenon as well as other ancient monuments in However you have the chance to enjoy famous or lesser known corners of the Athens.
Our tour starts from Thissio, the traditional neighborhood at the center of Athens, which took its name from the temple of Hephaestus. We continue walking around the hill of Acropolis until the hill of Filopappou. It is also called hill of the Muses, it is close to the Acropolis and offers spectacular views to the rest of the city. Close to this, is also, the new Acropolis Museum. Our ride continues to the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaro. It is the stadium of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It is unique due to its construction that is entirely made of marble.
From the Syntagma Square to the Plaka Area
After Kallimarmaro we visit the National Garden, behind the Greek Parliament building. It is a beautiful and relaxing garden that consists of rare species of plants and birds. This stop is an enjoyable breath in the center and an escape from the surrounding noise. The Zappeion Megaro Hall follows, one of the city’s most important buildings of the modern history of the country. It is a magnificent neoclassical building at the south of the garden. Next, we visit the Temple of Zeus, a colossal but partly ruined temple. Walking through it, it leads us to Syntagma Square. There we meet the Hellenic Parliament and the impressive Tomp of the Unknown Soldier. Afterwards, we walk around the traditional area of Plaka and Anafiotika, a graphic neighborhood with beautiful buildings and streets. It is exactly under the hill of Acropolis and gives the impression of a traditional village or a small island.
Monastiraki & Tour of the Acropolis of Athens
The Monastiraki area follows next, at the downtown of the city, where past and present coexist. After we visit the National Archaeological Museum. It is one of the most astonishing museums with thousands of exhibits from ancient world and the whole Greece. The Acropolis rock and Parthenon follows. The ride carry us to the famous Erechtheion, the temple where the porch of the Caryatids is located and Propylae, the gate of Acropolis. Our tour ends at Lycabettus Hill, the highest spot, in order to enjoy the amazing view of the whole Athens.
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Departure from your site
Passage from Propylaea
Syntagma Square, Parliament Building
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Acropolis of Athens
Ride on the outskirts of Athens
Stavros Niarhos Foundation
Return to your place
The following are included in any tour:
English speaking driver
Fuel & tolls
Bottled natural water
All taxes & fees
The following are not included in standard tours and are provided for extra:
Entrance fees to archaeological sites
Entrance fees to museums
Professional (licensed) guide (you may ask one at the booking procedure)
Meals (lunch or dinner)
Tips and gratuities (optional)