5 hours
Duration
32 km
Distance
Up to 4 people
Mini Van
Up to 8 people
Van
Mother of democracy

Tour in Athens

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.

Tour in Athens, Greece
A panoramic view of Athens – Click to view more photos from tours in 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

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Omonoia Square

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Passage from Propylaea

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Fleet market

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Syntagma Square, Parliament Building

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National Garden

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Temple of Olympian Zeus

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Acropolis of Athens

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Acropolis Museum

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Panathenaic Stadium

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Mount Lycabettus

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Ride on the outskirts of Athens

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Stavros Niarhos Foundation

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Return to your place

Private Van Tour in Athens
Syntagma, Athens
Panathenaic Stadium
Plaka area
Monastiraki square, Athens
The Zappeion Megaron Hall of Athens
Tour in Athens
Parthenon in the hill of acropolis in Αthens
Private Van Tour in Athens
Tours with Van or mini Van around Athens

The following are included in any tour:
English speaking driver
Luxury vehicle
Pickup services
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)
Personal expenses
Meals (lunch or dinner)
Other beverages
Tips and gratuities (optional)

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 18 reviews
June 22, 2018

Tour in Athens by a mini van
Christos is very professional and kind! He has organized a very nice tour for my friends from Portugal. In just one day, they managed to see Acropolis, Lycabetus, Kallimarmaro, and many other places in Athens in a very well organised tour. The communication until the day of the tour was great and immediate! Christos has also arranged a guided tour in Acropolis which was pretty good and all of the members managed to understand and learn a lot of things about our history.
The driver of the mini bus was also very professional, polite and well organised! We are very happy to having chosen this tour and I will definitely choose this again in any other future Athens tour with friends from abroad! My Portuguese friends also kept the phone number so as to suggest this tour to any other friends visiting Greece!

June 22, 2018

Very satisfied with overall service
Athens Van Tours is a great and very dependable transportation service. The van is modern, air conditioned and felt very safe with the driver.
Christos is a fun, polite and also knowledgeable person that provides helpful tips on the city
Christos took us around all the known sites and great.restaurants.
The view from the van was amazing and had our visit was great as Christos also provided very interesting info.
Very happy and lucky to have found and used Athens Van Tours

March 20, 2018

Around Athens: Cap Sounio, Vouliamegli Lake etc…
We (a family of 4, 2 adults, 2 children 9y 13y) had a nice day, around Athens, in a confortable minivan. We spent a fabulous day with Christo, visiting Poseidon temple, but also having fun on beach, lake, with great advice. We highly recommend his tour.

March 20, 2018

What a welcome
Chris was organised by our accommodation to pick us up from the airport. The trip into Athens was really enjoyable with a fascinating rundown on Athens and Greece in general.
We enjoyed his company so much we booked him to take us back to the airport via the various sites and the temple of Poseidon.
Charming and interesting. You cannot fail to enjoy his company so go on and book with Chris!

November 30, 2017

Wow service
8 of us cane to Athens few days ago. We are so lucky that we hired him to bring us around Athens. When the 1st Day, we touched down the airport, he picked us up from the airport and to our place. He explained so well in English the city of Athens and the history of Greece. He is so patiently explained to us. He dropped us to airbnb place and explained 30 minutes to us. He is the best person that can take us around the Athens. 8 of us were Wow by him. Highly recommended to anyone who travel to Athens. Very reasonable price and helpful.

November 30, 2017

Very Reliable and Friendly, will go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and very knowledgeable
Chris Karakotas was the first and the last person we met on our trip! We were a group of 4 he picked us from the airport and on route to our accommodation gave us an insight in to Greek culture and the whereabouts of the sites. We enjoyed the experience so much that we decided to stick with him for the rest of the trip while we were in Athens. While touring northern Greece we remained in touch to arrange a suitable time for our return back to Athens. Once we were back in Athens Chris picked us up from the station and dropped us off to our resort. Best thing about the experience was you could plan the next day without worrying too much about transportation as Chris is very flexible and understands plan can potentially change. On our last day he picked us up from the resort and dropped us back at the airport! To say the least I have his contact card when I do go back I already know who I will call to pick me up:) will definitely recommend him Cheers Chris! Karan & Vajinder

November 30, 2017

Best Athens Tour Guide and Taxi
Chris met us at airport and took us to our accommodation. Along the way he gave us some great recommendations for ‘where to go’ in our local area (restaurants, supermarkets, shops, cafes). He also arranged with us to take us on a couple of day tours that included a great mix of some local ‘must see and do. ‘ sites plus good restaurants. Chris has great local knowledge and ideas for how to spend a day or week in Athens. His communication style is wonderful.

September 25, 2017

THE BEST SERVICE EVER….. BRAVO!!!
We are using Athens Van Tours/Christos already two years now – The service is EXCELLENT!!!
(Christos is a polite, friendly and welcoming young person, his van is always clean like new. The pricing was very reasonable, even when, he had to pick us up in the middle of the night to the airport with extra luggage…!!!!).
Definitely we recommend him and we will see him again next year. Thank you for the great experience.

September 25, 2017

Holiday and tour in Athens
We used Athens Van Tours to pick us up from Athens airport and later for a tour in the city of Athens – Excellent service, prices and very helpful and welcoming personnel. Definitely recommend them! Thank you for a great experience! 👍🏻🙂

September 25, 2017

The best transfer and tours in town !!
Professional and on timAthensVanTours transfers are in high level.
The guys help as a lot to organise our staying in town.
They recommended places which are make your life easier, we enjoy Glyfada, Vouliagmeni and Cape of sounio.
The guys are very professional but most of all Friends.e
George Z

August 31, 2017

10 Star Service!!!😀
How lucky for us that we found Christos. We used him for our whole time in Athens when we travelled to Greece and the islands for a month. Incredibly reliable, amazing local knowledge, great English, polite and friendly, flexible, clean van, very fair reasonable and honest pricing. We had to return unexpectedly to Athens in the middle of our island tour to get emergency passports from our embassy, and Chris was there for us in our time of need , not just to drive us, but as moral support too. We felt very looked after. Chris even turned the meter off to wait for us and even bought me a coffee during that time of stress! He would be a fabulous guide for all ages and kinds of travellers. Highly recommend !!

August 31, 2017

Best tour guide and taxi driver in Athens!!!!
I book Christos every time I come to Athens! He is always reliable, has a great clean car and is a delight to speak with! I have also taken some of his tours to Sounion and Delphi and had a fantastic time. I highly recommend Christos!!!!!!!!

April 15, 2017

Christos is just excllent. He is ideal! Allways accurate in time, efficient, helpul and very polite. He is very knowledgable about Greece and always ready to share his knowledge. My wife and I felt privilged to enjoy his company and guidance! I will wholeheatedly to all friend who are intersted in visiting Greece. Michael

February 26, 2017

Thank you Christos for amazing our trip to Athens so wonderful! We really appreciate you driving us around and showing us the sights!
Thank you!
The Burton Family
John Chez Joshua and a special thank you from Caelan!

February 26, 2017

Christos made a rainy day in Athens utterly wonderfully memorable. Our family were welcomed by this lovely man beyond our expectations and we saw sights of Athens we would have missed had Christos not been there to guide us to the very best locations with very thorough information on what we were experiencing. Being from Australia, our family are not in the neighbourhood often but we would love to tour with Christos again. We also spent a wonderful day on tour with Christos from Athens to Delphi.

January 22, 2017

Christos is a friend, a person who you can trust. He allows us to enjoy the best of Athens, the most interesting points of interests according of our interests, highly recommendable. Also he knows the best restaurants to taste the best traditional and delicious greek dishes.

January 15, 2017

Many Thanks CJ

January 15, 2017

The mother of democracy indeed! I love ancient Greece and this tour has been a great opportunity to discover even more!

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