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Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour provided by Olive Sea Travel

Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour

Athens Highlights Half Day Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63145P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
  • Hotel/ AirBnb/ Port pick up & drop-off
  • UPON REQUEST: SKIP THE LINE / 30€pp Combo Ticket (Entrance to: Acropolis - Agora - Temple of Zeus)
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Entrance Fees [40€ for over 6 yo Non EU & 24 yo EU Citizens]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 200 €]
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up time adjustable upon your request.
  • Herodion Hotel, Rovertou Galli 4, Athina 117 42, Greece ONLY FOR THE SMALL GROUP Meeting point for the Small Group tour: Herodion Hotel [Near Acropolis Metro Station] at 08:10am
  • Ports:
  • Piraeus Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you require a licensed 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.
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional Drivers with Deep knowledge of history. [Not licensed to accompany you in any site.]
  • Hotel/ AirBnb/ Port pick up & drop-off
  • UPON REQUEST: SKIP THE LINE / 30€pp Combo Ticket (Entrance to: Acropolis - Agora - Temple of Zeus)
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Entrance Fees [40€ for over 6 yo Non EU & 24 yo EU Citizens]
  • Airport Pick Up and drop-off (Additional cost)
  • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability [Additional cost - 200 €]
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up time adjustable upon your request.
  • Herodion Hotel, Rovertou Galli 4, Athina 117 42, Greece ONLY FOR THE SMALL GROUP Meeting point for the Small Group tour: Herodion Hotel [Near Acropolis Metro Station] at 08:10am
  • Ports:
  • Piraeus Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside any site or museum. If you require a licensed 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.
  • The duration of the tours is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Our company complies with all the health instructions of the World Health Organization about COVID-19.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Herodion Hotel
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Acropolis
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Propylaea
    Parthenon
    Erechtheion
    Temple of Athena Nike
    Theater of Dionysus
    Herod Atticus Odeon
  • 2
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Panathenaic Stadium
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Hellenic Parliament
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Plateia Syntagmatos
    The Academy of Athens
    The Academy of Athens
    National Library of Greece
  • 6
    Mount Lycabettus
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Acropolis Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Ancient Agora of Athens
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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kalis43
Annapolis, MD158 contributions
kudos to Gianna! she writes beautifully and responded quickly and efficiently to all the emails and changes we made to our itinerary.
We were delighted with our half-day tour; Matina was awesome, very knowledgeable, kind and attentive. we started at the Acropolis, very good that we went at 8 AM before the huge crowds descended. We also went to Lycabettus Hill and did a city tour.One of the most fun parts of the day was a spontaneous stop at a Greek deli named Guarantee, commented in by our great personable driver Andreas.

in the afternoon, Martina took our grandson on a walking tour of Plaka, Roman agora and some other sights which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Written 8 May 2022
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Stephanie M
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
What we did in our 4 hour layover in Athens:

Airport Pickup
The Acropolis
Lunch
The Temple of Zeus
Car tour of Athens architecture
Changing of the guard
The Agora

Alexander, our guide, did a tremendous job with managing our schedule to fully maximize our short time in Athens. It was the best spent money for our entire trip to Greece. He met us at the baggage claim, and took us straight to the Acropolis. He gave us a detailed explanation of what we would see inside and the history behind it on our drive there. He was able to pre-purchase priority tickets, which I strongly recommend as it saved us hours of waiting in line. He waits outside the museums and is ready to pick you up when you are done. Additionally he drove us to a fantastic Gyro spot for a quick lunch as we continued our tour. Alexander was extremely knowledgeable on the city of Athens both past and present and was a pleasure to interact with as he was accommodating to our schedule. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, especially those with limited time trying to make the most of the city!
Written 6 September 2021
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oliveseatravel
On behalf of Olive Sea travel and Alexander, thank you for this incredible review. They always help us to improve ourselves and the travelers to make the best choices. Alexander is an incredible driver. He has deep knowledge in Greek history and mythology and a great passion in his job. He always tries to drive you around safe and sound, while he reveals hidden places which only the locals know. It will be our pleasure to provide you with our services again. Best regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 12 September 2021
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CLKTX
2 contributions
A note of thanks to Andre and Effie for the excellent guided afternoon tour for our family of four adults. They executed a well planned route so we were able to see, learn about and do exactly as we requested with even more hidden gems added on. Thanks to their great timing we ended up on the Acropolis just in time for a spectacular sunset. Their energetic personalities, wealth of knowledge and great stories literally drove and walked us through the streets and paths of history, scenic beauty and local culture of Athens.

We totally enjoyed our private afternoon tour and hope to see more with Andre and Effie on another visit. I also appreciated the quick and courteous email responses, and recommendations from Gianna in the communications to plan this booking.
Written 17 May 2022
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Dspie
Naples, FL1 contribution
We did three days of tours with Olive Sea Travel and had the best tour guide, Nasos, showed us Sparta (full day), Delphi (full day) and Athens highlights (half day). Nasos is a Spartan and was able to provide us a truly local insider's look into the area and its history. All three days Nasos never failed to be informative, entertaining and patient. Every day he included some “hidden gems” that were not part of the scheduled tour but were on the way and made the experience over the top. We would not hesitate to work with Olive Sea Travel again, as they were very accommodating in our changing group size and schedule. Dimitra, with Olive Sea Travel, was also amazing helping to arrange the tours. The next time we pass through Greece, Nasos and Olive Sea Travel will be our first stop!!
Written 29 August 2021
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oliveseatravel
Thank you for the so kind review about Nasos and Olive Sea Travel. We always try to make your tour a unique experience to remember and to meet your expectations with our high quality services. Our aim is to keep you safe in our luxurious vehicles and to customize the tours on your needs. It is so nice to hear that our team accomplished this mission. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 1 September 2021
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DCJimmy58
Atlanta, GA104 contributions
We had an excellent tour with our guide Dem! He was truly outstanding. The tour was just the right amount of time for us, and he allowed us to go at our own pace taking longer or shorter at each stop as we preferred. Dem has amazing knowledge of history and culture, and gave us so many lessons on how Greece interacted with the rest of the world over the centuries. If we could choose him for every tour we would gladly do so. The vehicle was very comfortable and the air conditioner worked great, which was very important in the 95° Athens heat. We can highly recommend this tour!
Written 16 August 2021
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oliveseatravel
Thank you for choosing Olive Sea Travel and your kind feedback. We always try to make your holidays a unique experience and to fulfill your expectations. All our drivers have great knowledges in Greek history and mythology and love to share it with you. We will gladly provide you with our services in the future. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 25 August 2021
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magtab
Karlsruhe, Germany10 contributions
Sep 2021
We booked this tour starting at 8.00am. This is the best time since Acropolis is not so full of people early in the morning and the sun is not so hat. Our driver/guide Tas was really great, friendly and made this a wonderful tour. Tas was one of the best guide we ever had.
Written 3 September 2021
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oliveseatravel
Thank you for choosing olive Sea Travel and the kind feedback about Tas. Our aim is to provide you with services of excellent quality. All our drivers have great knowledge in history and mythology which gladly share with you while driving you around. We hope to meet you in Greece again. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 12 September 2021
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Cathy L
Laguna Niguel, CA35 contributions
We booked this tour last minute while in Athens and we were so glad we did. Kostos was our guide and was awesome. He customized our tour to what we wanted to see. Everything about this tour was great. We hit all of the main attractions, got great photos and had an awesome time. It was especially helpful to be inside a spacious, air conditioned vehicle as it was 90 degrees the day of our tour. We would highly recommend this tour while in Athens. We also used Olive Sea travel for our private transportation to and from the airport. That was a great experience as well.
Written 1 September 2021
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oliveseatravel
All we in olive Sea Travel thank you for the kind feedback. It is always our aim to make your tours in Greece an experience to remember and to meet your expectations. Kostas, is an excellent driver who always keeps you safe and relaxed while driving you around the highlights. We hope to see you again in Greece. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 9 September 2021
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qlmoney
Reston, VA1 contribution
Vasilis was FANTASTIC. He was very flexible with rescheduling our tour to start in the afternoon to avoid the extreme heat during the early part of the day. He gave the tour with a story telling approach which made the tour so intriguing and informative. The van was nice and comfortable and of course was air conditioned. He also dropped us off for dinner and suggested a restaurant with a roof top view of the Parthenon at night and picked us up afterwards— such a nice surprise and a great way to end the tour!
Written 7 August 2021
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oliveseatravel
Thank you for the kind review. All we in Olive Sea Travel work our best to make your tours an unforgettable experience. Our drivers treat you as friends not as clients and make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We wish to see you in Greece again. Kind regards, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 21 August 2021
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Ryan S
6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Dem is highly recommended! He was an excellent tour guide and a very nice guy. I would also like to complement the tour company. We had issues making our flight and so we had to catch the next day flight, which got us in later than planned. I emailed them and explained the situation. With a very quick response, they were flexible and had no issues moving our time to later in the afternoon and even gave us the option to be picked up from the airport and dropped off at our hotel after the tour had finished.

Dem was accommodating and flexible with our schedule and allowed us to set the itinerary.

Overall we were very much impressed with our experience and would highly recommend this company, and of course Dem as a guide.
Written 7 June 2021
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oliveseatravel
Thank you for the kind review. All we in Olive Sea Travel try to make you feel safe and relaxed while in Greece. For us each traveler is a unique personality and try to provide you with unforgettable experiences. Dem, as all the drivers is a professional driver who is passionate with his job. We hope to guide you in Greece again. Kind, Ioanna Gryllaki
Written 11 June 2021
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Taylor H
4 contributions
Apr 2022
We had a great time on this tour. It was perfect for us who like to do things at our own pace but also learn about the history. Both of our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and they offered us the freedom to walk around on our own which is exactly what we wanted. They took us to several of the most famous places in Athens and told us about each neighborhood and history when we were in the van driving to each location. Personally my favorite was towards the end when we went to the temple of Hephaestus, there are many windy roads full of shops and restaurants, we could have spent an entire day there. Excellent tour and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Athens.
Written 12 May 2022
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Efficient, comfortable, and fun way to see the heart of Athens
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Definitely recommend this tour
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Anniversary trip
We had the best tour guide ever. He was very personable and very knowledgeable. He didn’t use navigation at all, be
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Best tour guide in all Athens
Alexander was amazing! He was informative and it was a very well thought out and planned out tour. We went to Athen
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10/10 would recommend
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Great Tour
My friends and I only had one full day in Athens. I’m so glad we hired this tour company to drive us to various loc
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Unmissable experience!
What an unforgettable day. We were only in Athens for a couple of days and were worried we wouldn't be able to see
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Olive Seas delivers high quality tours
Alexander of Olive Sea Travel was outstanding. We arrived early in Athens two days before our cruise. We wanted to
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Great Tour of Athens Highlights
We had one day to see the highlights of Athens so we chose the full day tour with Olive Sea Travel. Our driver, Ev
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Highly recommend this tour!
Highly recommend! Outstanding guided tour! With only two days in Athens we wanted to be sure to see all the highl
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Amazing experience.
Andreas was a fantastic tour guide. Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We traveled through Athens and Corinth.
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Such an amazing tour!
The tour was absolutely amazing. Alexander was wonderful. He was very informative and very knowledgeable about ever
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A Perfect Tour
Jimmy was an incredible tour guide. Very informative and he was a lot of fun to spend time with as well. He accommo
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