Athens Private tour

This private half-day tour will cover most of the highlights of Athens and give you a great overview of this ancient city. Tour includes visits to the city center and Panathinaiko Stadium for a photo stop, with Acropolis and its museum.

per adult from

$394

NZD

Duration

4 to 6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Private tour
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • We can accommodate 8people
    • English Speaking Driver(not allow to escort you into the sites/museums)
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Fees
    • Licensed Tour Guide (Bookable upon request by contacting us on the phone number provided by Viator)
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
    • Entry/Admission - National Library of Greece
    • Entry/Admission - National Archaeological Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Leoforos Amalias, Athens Greece

    most commonly known in Greek as Hadrian's Gate is a monumental gateway resembling – in some respects – a Roman triumphal arch. It spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, Greece, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

    It has been proposed that the arch was built to celebrate the adventus (arrival) of the Roman emperor Hadrian and to honour him for his many benefactions to the city, on the occasion of the dedication of the nearby temple complex in 131 or 132 AD.It is not certain who commissioned the arch, although it is probable that the citizens of Athens. There were two inscriptions on the arch, facing in opposite directions, naming both Theseus and Hadrian as founders of Athens. While it is clear that the inscriptions honour Hadrian, it is uncertain whether they refer to the city as a whole or to the city in two parts: one old and one

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Leoforos Vasilissis Olgas Leoforos Amalias, Athens 105 57 Greece

    also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus, is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greek capital Athens. It was dedicated to "Olympian" Zeus, a name originating from his position as head of the Olympian gods. Construction began in the 6th century BC during the rule of the Athenian tyrants, who envisaged building the greatest temple in the ancient world, but it was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, some 638 years after the project had begun. During the Roman period the temple, which included 104 colossal columns, was renowned as the largest temple in Greece and housed one of the largest cult statues in the ancient world.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Leoforos Vasilissis Amalias Syntagma Square, Athens 100 28 Greece

    is a war memorial located in Syntagma Square in Athens, in front of the Old Royal Palace. It is a cenotaph dedicated to the Greek soldiers killed during war. It was sculpted between 1930 and 1932 by sculptor Fokion Rok.

    The tomb is guarded by the Evzones of the Presidential Guard.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: National Garden, Leoforos Amalias 1, Athens 10557 Greece

    is a public park of 15.5 hectares (38 acres) in the center of the Greek capital, Athens. It is located between the districts of Kolonaki and Pangrati, directly behind the Greek Parliament building (The Old Palace) and continues to the South to the area where the Zappeion is located, across from the Panathenaiko or Kalimarmaro Olympic Stadium of the 1896 Olympic Games. The Garden also encloses some ancient ruins, tambourines and Corinthian capitals of columns, mosaics, and other features. On the Southeast side are the busts of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, and of the Philhellene Jean-Gabriel Eynard. On the South side are the busts of the celebrated Greek poets Dionysios Solomos, author of the Greek National Hymn, and Aristotelis Valaoritis.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Academy of Athens, 28 Panepistimiou Avenue, Athens 106 79 Greece

    is Greece's national academy, and the highest research establishment in the country.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Acropolis Museum, Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens 117 42 Greece

    The New Acropolis Museum is now built at the foot of the Acropolis. In June 2007 the old museum closed its doors so that its antiquities could be moved to their new home, which opened on 20 June 2009

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Center, Leof. Vasilissis Olgas, Athens Greece

    In 1869, the Greek Parliament allocated 80,000 square metres (860,000 sq ft) of public land between the Palace Gardens and the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus, and also passed a law on 30 November 1869, "for the building works of the Olympic Games", as the Zappeion was the first building to be erected specifically for the revival of the Olympic Games in the modern world. The ancient Panathenian stadium was also refurbished as part of the works for the Olympic Games. Following some delay, on 20 January 1874, the cornerstone of the building was laid this new building would be designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen.Finally, on 20 October 1888, the Zappeion opened.Unfortunately for its benefactor, Evangelis Zappas, he did not live long enough to see the Zappeion built, and his cousin Konstantinos Zappas was nominated by Evangelos Zappas to complete the building.The Austrian Parliament Building was also designed by Hansen and followed the same theme in the exterior.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: National Library of Greece, 32 Panepistimiou Street, Athens 106 79 Greece

    is situated near the center of city of Athens. It was designed by the Danish architect Theophil

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: National Archaeological Museum, Patision 44, Athens 106 82 Greece

    n Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide. It is situated in the Exarcheia area in central Athens between Epirus Street, Bouboulinas Street and Tositsas Street while its entrance is on the Patission Street adjacent to the historical building of the Athens Polytechnic university.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Athens, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered Accommodation Piraeus area, Port and Cruise Terminal (Included). Meeting point: The driver will meet you at the port holding a sign with your name on Accommodation in Athens and Athens Suburbs Pickup/drop off from/to Accommodation located outside Athens Pickup/drop off from/to Athens Airport Meeting point: The driver will meet you inside the airport holding a sign with your name on.Airports
    • Athens Intl Airport, Attiki Odos, Spata 190 04 Greece
    Ports
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    • Rafina port, Rafinas, Rafina 190 09, Greece
    • Lavrio Port, Port Authority, Lavrio, Greece
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Athens, Greece
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by AthensCarRent

Activity ID: V-13939P1

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