Athens Full Day Private Tour

By Onoufrios Dovletis
Licensed Tourist Guide

Program

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Acropolis: 1-7

The Acropolis, a UNESCO site, has always been the fortress and most important religious centre of ancient Athens, the absolute symbol of the grandeur of the Greek civilization and its achievements. The buildings included inside the Acropolis are: the Parthenon, the Erechthion, the Odeon of Herodes (Herodion), the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylea, the Theatre of Dionysus.

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Parthenon

The Parthenon (5th cent. BC), temple for Athena and treasury of Athens, is the most influential ancient building in the world renowned for its architecture and the use of optical refinements marvelled even today.

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Erechthion

The Erechthion (5th cent. BC), temple for Athena and Poseidon, is a unique building renowned for its elegant female statues.

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Propylea

The Propylea (5th cent. BC) is the monumental entrance to the Acropolis which gives a first idea of what is to follow once you cross its imposing gate.

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Temple of Athena Nike

The Temple of Athena Nike (5th cent. BC), right next to the Propylea, is the epitomy of the ancient Greek ideals of harmony and simplicity.

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Theatre of Dionysus

This is where the most important tragedies and comedies were performed for the first time ever (5th-4th cent. BC).

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Odeon of Herodes

The Odeon of Herodes (2nd cent. AD) is a 'recent' concert hall built by a rich Athenian citizen for his wife and it’s still used today; the only place where you can watch a play or concert with a view of the Acropolis lit-up! You can only enter when you watch a show.

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Agora

The Agora, known as the birthplace of Democracy, is where you can see the best-preserved temple in Greece, the parliament of the Athenian Democracy and the place where Socrates taught and was executed in the 5th century BC.

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Acropolis Museum

The most impressive museum in Greece and one of the top museums in the world, the Acropolis Museum houses the classical masterpieces from the Acropolis combining an excavation which is always visible right under your feet.

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Temple of Zeus

By far the most biggest building in Athens 1,900 years ago, the temple of the king of the Gods originally had over 100 Corinthian columns.

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Tower of the Winds and Roman Market

Considered the world's first meteorological station, this simple-looking building was a miracle of Ancient Greek engineering now surrounded by remains of various conquerors, including the Romans and the Turks.

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12

Hadrian's Library

Once a library for nearly 20,000 'books' this site with impressive Corinthian columns eventually was home to Christian churches and Turkish houses until the 19th century.

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Changing of the Guards, Parliament

The intricate changing of the guards who wear skirts and shoes made of wood and leather takes place all year long every hour in front of the first palace of modern Greece, which now houses the Parliament.

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14

National Garden

A pleasant break from the city bustle, the former Royal Garden was created by the first Queen of Greece in the 19th century, at a time when watering it meant cutting the water supply for the rest of the city...

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15

Plaka, Monastiraki

You can’t say that you’ve seen Athens without walking in the beautiful meandering streets of the old town which is scattered with wonderful ancient and neoclassical buildings.

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Lunch

A stop at a Greek restaurant will give us the chance to rest and try traditional dishes like Greek salad, moussakás, spanakópita, yemistá, grilled octopus, lamb, tzatziki and many more!

Price

300 EUR

per group

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Additional Information

Tour Duration

7-8 hours

Meeting Location

Dionysos Zonar’s Restaurant, 43 Rovertou Galli, 117 42

Transportation

Walking. Sometimes we use the subway for 1 stop.

What’s Extra
  • Tickets to the attractions.
  • Lunch.
Ticket cost
  • Combined ticket: 30€ per person for adults, does not include the Acropolis Museum. Acropolis Museum ticket: €10/€5 under 18 years old.
  • Reduced ticket: €15, EU citizens over 65 years old by showing their ID card/passport. Students of Universities non-EU countries (by showing their student ID card).
  • Free: visitors under 18 years old by showing their I.D. or Passport, students from E.U. countries by showing their University Card.
Restrictions

The Acropolis is built on a slippery rocky hill and can be difficult for people with walking issues.

Languages

English

Cancellation Policy

Less than 72 hours (3 days) notice: full fee of cancelled tour payable

Know before you go
  • Your ticket allows you to skip the ticket line, not the entrance line, which usually isn’t very long.
  • You can buy the Acropolis ticket or the combined 30€ ticket
    for all the sites (NO MUSEUM INCLUDED) online here: https://etickets.tap.gr
  • During high season months (June-September) it’s better to start early (e.g. 8am) to avoid the crowds and the heat.
  • Make sure you have sunscreen and wear a hat and comfortable shoes and clothes.
Enhance your experience
  • Visit the Museum of Ancient Technology

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