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HALF DAY IN ATHENS

Private tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $350 USD
Guide $276 USD
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HALF DAY IN ATHENS

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Keep in mind that your driver is at your disposal. If you would like to adjust this itinerary, just let him know!

Visit the city center and Syntagma Square, essentially the tourist core of the city. Dominated by the old Royal Palace, now the Greek Parliament (where you can see the changing of the guards every hour on the hour!), Syntagma Square is where most of the famous ancient monuments are located. Visit the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National Library.

Now drive down Herod Atticus Street, where you'll see the evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis, you will see the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of Olympian Zeus, and Hadrian's Arch.

Of course, you can't miss the Acropolis, the trademark of Athens. The ancient "high city" is topped with marble temples dedicated to the city's goddess Athena, and dates back to the Late Bronze Age. Following your climb to the top, you'll be rewarded with a visit to the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and, finally, the Parthenon.

Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service, please book our ATHENS CITY TOUR.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier or your hotel
  • English-speaking driver
  • Visit to/see:
  • Syntagma Square
  • House of Parliament
  • Memorial to the Unknown Soldier
  • National Library
  • Herod Atticus Street
  • Evzones
  • Presidential Palace
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Hadrian's Arch
  • Acropolis
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 1:00 PM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please note that your English-speaking driver cannot enter sites with you.
• The price of this tour does not include any food, beverages, entrance fees, or gratuities.
• Entrance fees to most of the exhibits will total approximately 15 euros per person. Entrance fee to the Acropolis is 20€ per person.

Restrictions

• Please note that on this tour, your driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service, please book our ATHENS CITY TOUR.