See all the highlights of the ancient city of Athens in this private tour with your own driver. From the Acropolis to Lycabettus Hill, explore further the culture of the Ancient Greeks and learn about the legacy of this great civilization.
- Visit highlights including the Acropolis complex, Theater of Dionysus, Hadrian's Arch, Constitution Square and much more.
- Learn more about the history of Ancient Greece and the evolution of the city of Athens
- English speaking driver
|Included||6 hour tour with private driver, pick up and drop off from your hotel, transport in air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicle, map of Athens, cold water|
|Not included||Tour guide (the driver cannot enter the sites with you), admission fees, food and drink|
|Participants||1 - 4 passengers per car|
|Categories||Car Tours, Sightseeing Tours|
|Important information||Please contact the provider to confirm and arrange pick up from your hotel or other meeting point in the city. You will be provided with their contact details after booking. Prices listed are by car and not per person.|
Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
Offered byAthens Taxi transfer4u
The city of Athens has had an enormous impact in creating the foundations for modern European culture over 2,500 years ago. Many of the important landmarks from Antiquity are still visible today and in this private tour, you will be able to see the sights that you wish to visit.
The first stop is the Acropolis which is an ancient citadel containing ancient ruins with many of them quite well preserved considering their age. You will see Prophylaea which was the gateway to the complex and the Parthenon which is the largest and most recognizable monument in the city. The site was dedicated to the goddess Athena and the architecture has inspired many Neoclassical monuments across the world. The Temple of Athena Nike is a small building that was used for animal sacrifices and built in the Ionic style.
Right next to the complex, you will see 2 ancient theaters. The Theater of Dionysius is the oldest of its kind and once held 17,000 spectators who watched the plays composed by Aristophanes, Euripides, Aeschylus and Sophocles. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus was built in the 2nd century AD and has marble seating. It is still in use today where it is the main venue for the Athens Festival.
To the east of the Acropolis, you will find Hadrian's Arch and the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus which remarkably took over 600 years to complete when the Roman Emperor Hadrian finished the project. It had a total of 104 Corinthian columns around its perimeters and was meant to be one of the largest Greek temples of the ancient world.
Constitution or Syntagma Square provides an insight into the more contemporary history of Athens in the 19th century and is one of the most important squares in modern Athens. Here you will find the guards known as Evzones who watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Every hour you can see the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
Other sights include the National Garden and Zappeion Park which provides a nice change from the noise of the urban landscape. You can also see the old Olympic Stadium that was built for the 1896 Olympics and constructed at the original site of the ancient Olympics from the 4th century BC. For good examples of 19th century architecture, visit the National Library, University of Athens and the Academy of Athens.
Mount Lycabettus which is 277 m above sea level provides a great panoramic view of the city of Athens and the Saronic Gulf. It has a large open air theater where many great music legends once performed including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Tito Puente and James Brown.
PLEASE NOTE: The New Acropolis Museum is closed on Mondays. The Acropolis is open in the winter until 15:00 and in the summer until 19:00. Entrance tickets cost 12 euros per person.