Three Full Days in Athens Private Tour

By Onoufrios Dovletis
Licensed Tourist Guide

Perfect Tour

We have been to Athens, the Acropolis, and the Acropolis Museum several times before, but this time we took a tour with Onoufrios. It was fantastic. He does a wonderful job conveying the historical,
Archaeological, and linguistic importance of everything we saw. We loved It and couldn’t recommend him more. Will definitely be back to hire him for other tours.

by dina4, Nov 2019

Excellent Tour Guide

Four of us booked Onoufrios for a 3 day tour of Athens and surrounding areas. He is extremely knowledgeable and truly a fun person to spend time with. Be sure to book the Corinth Canal day which included super driver, George. He treated us like royalty! Look no further. This is the guide that you want. Check out Onoufrios' website.

by Michigan Tess, Nov 2019

Seen the best of Athens!

We hired Onoufrios for a private 1/2 day tour of the Acropolis and surrounding areas. He met us on time, and did an amazing job of keeping us away from the crowds while we toured. He was knowledgeable but more importantly, he was personable and so enthusiastic. Not only did he give us an excellent tour, he also suggested restaurants and other places to visit. Highly recommend!!

by 921rhondah, Nov 2019

Ancient Greece Comes Alive

Onoufrious' expert commentary made our day in Athens as much about the people of ancient Greece as the architecture. He had a special way of conveying visual details to help us understand and retain the historical timelines. We also did his Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio Private Tour, which augmented and reinforced what we learned in Athens. Since we had heard numerous times "This is a replica--the original is in Athens", we squeezed the National Archaeological Museum Private Tour in on our last day. He found many interesting artifacts in a rather stody museum. Highly recommended.

by Barbara L, Sep 2019

Program

DAY 1

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01

Acropolis

The Acropolis, Greece’s most famous UNESCO site, has always been the fortress of Athens and the absolute symbol of the grandeur of the Greek civilization. The buildings included are: Parthenon, Erechthion, Odeon of Herodes (Herodion), Temple of Athena Nike, Propylea, Theatre of Dionysus.

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02

Philopappou Hill

Not only does it offer one of the best views of the Acropolis and a panoramic view of Athens and the islands but it also hosts remnants of an ancient tomb.

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03

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 that is always visible right under your feet.

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04

Lunch

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

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05

Plaka, Anafiotika

This is the old town of Athens right by the Acropolis, full of taverns, cafés, and wonderful ancient and neoclassical buildings. Anafiotika is part of it but it stands out for its island look.

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06

Tower of the Winds (& Roman Market)

Considered the world's first meteorological station, this simple-looking building was a marvel of Ancient Greek engineering, now surrounded by remains of various invaders...

Step
07

Hadrian's Library

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

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08

Agora

The Agora, known as the 'birthplace of Democracy', is where you can see the parliament of the Athenian Democracy,  the best-preserved temple in Greece and the place where Socrates taught and was executed 2,500 years ago.

DAY 2

Step
01

National Archaeological Museum

With over 11,000 exhibits, Greece’s biggest museum provides a panorama of the Greek civilization from the beginnings of Prehistory to Late Antiquity.

STEP
02

Temple of Poseidon

This temple in Sounio is dedicated to the mighty god of the Sea and rival of goddess Athena, perched on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Aegean Sea. (The drive is 1.5 hours long.)

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03

Lunch

We'll have lunch at a tavern by the sea near the temple of Poseidon to rest and try traditional dishes, especially sea food!

DAY 3

Step
01

Neoclassical Masterpieces

Some of the city’s most beautiful neoclassical buildings are here, such as the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Old Parliament etc.

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02

Nazi Prison

Definitely an off the beaten track site, this prison from the occupation of Athens in World War II is where many Greeks were held, including children. Throughout the walls one can still see messages carved by the detainees…

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03

Changing of Guards (Syntagma Square & Parliament)

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

Step
04

National Garden

A pleasant break from the city bustle, the garden was created 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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05

Hadrian's Arch

A monumental arch built by the Athenians to honour the Greek-loving Roman emperor.

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06

Alexander the Great statue

A recent addition to the city, this modest statue is dedicated to the ‘greatest Greek of all times’. It will give us the chance to talk about Alexander from Macedonia and the country that is wrongfully using the name of his birthplace now...

Step
07

Temple of Zeus

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

Step
08

Zappion

Originally the first Olympic Village ever built, this building is surrounded by a small park scattered with ancient ruins and statues.

Step
09

Lunch

A stop at a Greek restaurant to rest and try the local cuisine.

Step
10

Panathenaic Stadium

Also known as the ‘Olympic Stadium’, it hosted the first modern Olympic Games. We can see it from outside but we can also enter if you wish (extra cost).

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11

Presidential Residence and Prime Minister's Office

Greece's most expensive street features the Presidential Guards Barracks, the Residence of the President and the Office of the Greek PM, as well as plenty of high-end apartment buildings with a view to the National Garden.

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12

Aristotle's School

Although mainly in ruins, this is the place that shaped European thinking where legendary philosopher Aristotle, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great, taught in the 4th century BC.

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13

Lycabettus Hill

At nearly 280m it is the highest and biggest hill of Athens with a church and a restaurant on its top. We reach the top by the funicular (5 min., extra cost).

Lycabettus
Price

1,100 EUR

per group. Including transportation.

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Additional Information

Tour Duration

7 - 8 hours

Meeting Location

DAY 1: Dionysos Zonar’s Restaurant, 43 Rovertou Galli, 117 42 

DAY 2: At the entrance of the National Archaeological Museum. Address: 44 Patission Street, Athens 10682

DAY 3: Panepistimio metro station, ticket area

Transportation

Walking.

Van fo Sounio

What’s Extra
  • Tickets.
  • Lunch.
Ticket cost
  • Combined ticket: 30€ per person, no reduced, free: EU visitors up to 25 years old and any child under 5 yo.
  • Acropolis Museum: €10. €5 under 18 years old for non EU children. Free under 18 for EU children and any child under 5 yo.
  • Sounio: 10€, reduced 5€ for visitors between 6 to 25 years old, free: EU visitors up to 25 yo and any child under 5 yo.
  • Panathenaic Stadium: 10€, reduced 5€, free under 6yo.
  • Lycabettus funicular: 10€.
Restrictions

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

Languages

English

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up to 7 days before a scheduled tour will be processed without a penalty.

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.
  • 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.

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