Jewish & Athens highlights - Private tour from Athens or Piraeus port (8 hours)

We visit Athens/ Jewish sites as travelers, not as tourists. If you want to see the Jewish & Athens highlights, we recommend a 8 hour private day tour.

The tour starts with a convenient pickup from your location ( Athens - Piraeus) and then takes you to the Acropolis Museum & Hill, Zeus Temple, Olympic stadium, Jewish Museum, Synagogue, Monastiraki/ Flea Market - Giousouroum, the ancient & modern Agora, Lycavetus hill with a panoramic view of Athens and many more...

Schedule is flexible, but most importantly we can drive on small roads and you will see Athens from all different angles. We are content to show you the Athens we know and love, as travelers and not as tourists and for this reason we will avoid the tourist traps.

You have the options of a full payment at the time of your booking or reserve your tour with a deposit only 50% at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay). See additional info

per adult from

$113

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicles, with high level of cleanliness (Sedan/ Minivan/ Minibus)
    • Bottled water
    • Private Transportation & includes: (Fuels, Toll Roads, Parking Fees)
    • WiFi on board
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines (as Acropolis Hill)
    • Professional English speaking experienced Tour driver (with history knowledge) throughout the day
    • Entry/Admission - Parthenon
    • Entry/Admission - Erechtheion
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Ancient Agora
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hephaestus
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Fees to sites & museums (Acropolis ticket 20€ /under 19 free - Museum 5 €) Jewish Museum 6€
    • Licensed Archaeologist guide on request (Additional cost - 200€ for the day)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
    • Entry/Admission - The Jewish Museum of Greece
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Panathinaiko Stadio, Athina 116 36, Greece

    Kalimarmaro Stadium (fine Marble stadio) which held the first modern Olympic games in 1896, now hosting ceremonial events & live music concerts. Stop for photography

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    Visit the ancient temple on the site of an ancient outdoor sanctuary dedicated to Olympic Zeus. Largest temple in Greece with Corinthian Columns. Visit Optional.
    Ticket cost 3€ Nov 1st / Mar 31st) and 6€ (Apr 1st/Oct 31st)


    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Ultramodern glass & steel museum housing ancient artifacts from the Acropolis archaeological site. Visit (optional) or have a drink in its veranda with a great view of the Acropolis Hill and Parthenon.
    Veranda cafe restaurant its free entrance. Museum ticket is 5€

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

    Sightseeing in Athens starts with the Acropolis hill and includes: Dionysus & Herodion theaters, the Temple of the Athena Nike, the monumental entrance (Propylaea), the Erechtheion and the famous Parthenon Temple, which was dedicated to the virgin goddess Athena.
    Acropolis Hill Ticket includes all the sites above. Cost 10€ (Nov1st / Mar31st) and 20€ (Apr1st/Oct31st) Visit Optional

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Parthenon, Acropolis Top of Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens 105 58 Greece

    The temple was dedicated by the Athenians to Athena Parthenos, is the most magnificent creation of Athenian democracy at the height of its power. It is also the finest monument on the Acropolis hill.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens 10558 Greece

    Honoring Athena & Poseidon, this famous, ancient Greek temple features a porch with 6 caryatids (female columns).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: The Jewish Museum of Greece, 39 Nikis, Athens 105 57 Greece

    The Museum was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the material evidence of 2,300 years of Jewish life in Greece.

    The collection contains more than ten thousand artifacts (some of which are unique) pertaining to the domestic and religious life, as well as the history of the Greek Jews.

    The new building of the Museum houses its rich collection and visitor services in an area of 800 m2, organized in permanent exhibition areas with thematic modular exhibits, an art gallery, a periodic exhibition space.
    Monday to Friday 9.00-14.30 / Sundays 10.00-14.00
    Admission fees: Adults 6 euros, students 3 euros

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, Mitropoleos Square, Athens 999 20 Greece

    The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation popularly known as the "Metrópolis", is the cathedral church of the Archbishopric of Athens and all Greece.

    Construction of the Cathedral began on Christmas Day, 1842 with the laying of the cornerstone by King Otto and Queen Amalia.

    Workers used marble from 72 demolished churches to build the Cathedral's immense walls. On May 21 1862, the completed Cathedral was dedicated to the Annunciation of the Mother of God (Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου) by the King and Queen. The Cathedral is a three- aisled, domed basilica that measures 130 feet (40 m) long, 65 feet (20 m) wide, and 80 feet (24 m) high. Inside are the tombs of two saints killed by the Ottoman Turks during the Ottoman period: Saint Philothei and Patriarch Gregory V.
    In the Square in front of the Cathedral stand two statues. The first is that of Saint Constantine XI the Ethnomartyr, the last Roman/ Byzantine emperor. The second is a statue of Archbishop Damaskinos who was Archbishop of Athens during World War II

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Famous landmark featuring, the ancient temple of Hephaestus, the ruins of an ancient Greek gathering place & a museum with artifacts. Ancient Greek Agora is known as the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and free speech.

    During an excavation in the summer of 1977, a piece of Pentelic marble apparently once part of a frieze over a doorway was discovered a few meters from the northeast corner of the Metroon. The marble fragment is incised with the images of a seven-branched Menorah and a Lulav, or palm branch. The synagogue is thought to date from the period between 267 and 396 CE

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Museum of the Ancient Agora, 24 Adrianou, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Stoa (Portico) of Attalos. Rebuilt ancient structure once a gathering place & market, now a museum housing Athenian artifacts.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Hephaestus, 24 Adrianou St. Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens 105 55 Greece

    The Temple of Hephaestus in central Athens, Greece, is the best-preserved ancient Greek temple in the world, but is far less well-known than its illustrious neighbor, the Parthenon. The temple is also known as the Hephaesteum and the Theseum, due to a belief current in Byzantine times that the bones of the legendary Greek hero Theseus were buried there.
    It was built in about 449 BC on what was then the western edge of the city of Athens, in a district which contained many foundries and metalwork shops. It was therefore dedicated to Hephaestos, the god of blacksmiths and metallurgy. It was designed by Ictinus, one of the architects who worked on the Parthenon. It stands on a slight rise and in ancient times commanded a fine view of the Agora.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Beit Shalom Synagogue in Athens, Melidoni 3, Athina 105 53, Greece

    Beth Shalom Synagogue is the principal synagogue of Athens, Greece. It was built in 1935[3] of white Pentelic marble, the architecture is an austere Greek Revival style. Τhe building was renovated in 1975

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Holocaust Memorial, Evvoulou, Athens 10553 Greece

    The memorial, which was designed by Greek American artist DeAnna Maganias, was erected in 2010. Located in a small park overlooking the Keramikos archaeological site, the memorial features pieces of a broken marble Magen David, each representing a lost Greek Jewish community. The names of the communities are engraved in the marble piece pointing in the direction where they once existed.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Monastraki Flea Market, Ifestou 2, Athens 105 55 Greece

    A visit to the Monastiraki flea market in Athens is a must. Situated over a large area from Monastiraki square and metro station down to the end of Ermou street, the flea market is open every day, but on Sundays it is even more interesting to visit, as even more objects are on sale, especially on busy Abyssinias square. The flea market actually consists of shops which are open every day and on Sundays there is the extra bonus of open air improvised stalls. Things to buy range from clothes to old books, stamps, coins, furniture, bric a brac, postcards, memorabilia, decorative objects and more. The prices can vary and bargaining is always necessary. Even just browsing the shops and vendors is great fun.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Central Market Athens, Monastiraki Greece

    Fish, meat & produce are sold at this central market, also featuring restaurants.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Syntagma, Syntagma, Athens, Attica

    The city's broad, tree-lined central square, with a fountain, cafes & park benches.

    Stop At: Hellenic Parliament, Parliament Mansion, Athens GR-10021 Greece

    Old palace from 1800s serve now as Greek parliament, with ceremonial guards & a memorial for unidentified soldiers. See and take photos of the famous Evzones / soldiers in their unique costumes. Stop for Photography

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    National institution for sciences, humanities & fine arts in a landmark 1800s neoclassical building, decorated with the statues of Socrates, & Plato. The Academy of Athens is Greece's national academy, and the highest research establishment in the country. It was established in 1926, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The Academy's main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens. Stop for a visit photography

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in a landmark 1800s neoclassical building, decorated with Ionic columns and fresco.
    It has been in continuous operation since its establishment in 1837 and is the oldest higher education institution of the modern Greek state and the first contemporary university in the Eastern Mediterranean. Today it is one of the largest universities by enrollment in Europe, with over 100,000 registered students

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    National Library of Greece in a landmark 1800s neoclassical building, decorated with Doric columns

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Lycabettus, Athens Greece

    The highest hill in center of Athens 280m ( 1000 feet) with a panoramic 360 view of the city. Great opportunity for Panoramic Photos from the Acropolis, the Olympic Stadium, Aegean Sea and more...

    Minibus it's difficult to approach.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: GOSTIJO, Esopou 10, Athina 105 54, Greece

    Gostijo is a Glatt Kosher restaurant, located in the heart of Athens, in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Psiri. We offer traditional Sephardic Mediterranean dishes in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The food is lovingly prepared with carefully chosen ingredients following recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation during centuries

    Open Hours 16.00 - 23.00

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For Private Tours: Traveler pickup/drop off is offered from/to your hotel/apartment in Athens center or Piraeus Port, at the arranged time of your tour departure or your tour return.We suggest you start the tour at: 8.00 am in the summer, or earlier in summer time. If for any reason this is not convenient, you can adjust the time according to your needs. Please do not hesitate to request another pick up/drop off location. For Athens airport (Distance 35 km), or Lavrion port (Distance 62 km) an extra charge is applicable for toll road, Luggage fees & distances.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Have with you your passports, in order to enter in the Synagogue. Please dress appropriately
    • You Have the options of 3 different Vehicles types: Sedan (up to 2 adults + 2 kids - up to 10 years old free) - Minivan ( from 1 to 7 persons - 2 kids/ up to 10 years old free ) - Minibus ( from 1 to 14 persons - 2 kids/ up to 10 years old free). Price varies by Group Size or Vehicle type.
    • Your tour is private, flexible & available from Athens or Piraeus port. However we only request to have in mind the agreed hours. If you would like to extend the trip, please make a fair arrangement with your driver/tour leader.
    • Bookings: You have the flexibility of two options! Full payment or a Deposit (Pay deposit 50%) - Reserve the tour at a lower rate (than Option/ Full Pay) with a deposit 50% at the time of booking. The remaining 50% will be payable at the beginning of your tour in cash to your driver/ tour leader.
    • The driver is not a licensed tour guide to accompany you on your walk to the top of the Acropolis or inside any other site or museum. If you require an archaeologist guide to tour the sites with you, you need to hire one additionally. If you have any questions you can contact us on the phone number provided by Viator.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by GREECE TAXI

Activity ID: V-123525P27

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