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Athens: Private Sightseeing Tour by Airconditioned Van

1. Athens: Private Sightseeing Tour by Airconditioned Van

Explore Athens on this private tour with a local driver in a spacious van. Relax on the ride to districts like Plaka and Monastiraki, take in views of the city from Lycabettus Hill, and step back in time at the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in a climate-controlled van from your doorstep in Athens. Be whisked away to the Acropolis of Athens, where you can buy a ticket to explore the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Parthenon, and the Erechtheion.  Head to world class museums where you can purchase a ticket to see sculptures, ceramics, and rare treasures of untold value. Drive to the Ancient Agora in the heart of Athens. Take a stroll in cobblestone streets of Plaka and the lively Monastiraki district.  Ride by picturesque mansions that create a sense of nostalgia for another era. Discover the neighborhood of Kolonaki, where the privileged reside. Let the view of Athens from the Lycabettus Hill take your breath away. Cruise by global heritage monuments and view sights like the Stadium, Syntagma Square, the Central Market, and the Trilogy. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

Athens: Private Full-Day City Tour with Popular Museums

2. Athens: Private Full-Day City Tour with Popular Museums

Begin your tour early in the morning with a visit to the Acropolis of Athens. Located in the middle of modern Athens, the "sacred rock" proudly displays a set of marble monuments that express their outstanding universal value. Walk uphill through the Propylaea grand marble entrance, as you contemplate the hills of Philoppapus, Pnyx, and Mars. Discover the astonishing construction of the Parthenon, the most splendid temple ever built by the Greeks and dedicated to the goddess Athena. Admire the Erechtheion with its renowned Caryatids and the view of the temple of Athena Nike, before gazing at the infinite modern city from the hilltop, stretching between low mountains and the Aegean Sea. Explore all sides for panoramic views of the old town and its picturesque neoclassical buildings, as well as the ancient theater of Dionysus, the Roman temple of Zeus, and the world-famous Herodeion Theater. Continue on to the spectacular Acropolis Museum, the most modern museum of Athens. Made of concrete, steel and glass, it houses a wide collection of original sculptures from the Acropolis and its slopes, where the glass floor reveals to visitors the ruins of ancient buildings underneath. As lunchtime approaches, you can choose to dine in the museum’s restaurant or the museum district, near Plaka. In the picturesque district of Monastiraki, encounter the second-most-significant historical site of Athens, the Agora. Once a vivid and bustling marketplace, the Agora was for many centuries the heart of Athens, filled with stores, administrative buildings, public monuments, and temples. Stroll around the ruins of public monuments, the ancient parliament, and store stoas that once embellished the area. Find out more about philosophers such as Socrates, Athenian politics, and the society of Greek antiquity, and admire the temple of Hephaestus - the best preserved classical temple of Greece which offers panoramic views of all of Agora. Towards the latter stage of your tour, visit the local museum’s collection, which features ancient drachma coins, measurement weights, voting ballots, and high-quality pottery, among many other interesting exhibits. Finally, visit the National Archaeological Museum, which is the largest archaeological museum in Greece. Its collections represent the whole range of Greek history and art, from Prehistory to Late Antiquity and from Greek to Roman times.

From Athens: Eleusis & Sanctuary of Demeter Private Day Trip

3. From Athens: Eleusis & Sanctuary of Demeter Private Day Trip

The tour begins at Athens' Acropolis. From here, enjoy a private car transfer to Eleusis. Upon arrival in Eleusis, your private guide will greet you with a map on how to explore the ancient site on foot or by trolley. Explore the archaeological site and take in the atmosphere of antiquity. Next, visit the Temple of Demeter and Kore, which is considered to be one of the oldest monuments on earth. Your guide will lead you to an underground section where you will see a stone slab with carvings that dates back to before 700 BC. Walk out into the cella (the central, circular part) and take in the important elements of the ancient temple. Finally, walk to your vehicle for your journey back to Athens.

Athens: Private Full-Day Historic Tour

4. Athens: Private Full-Day Historic Tour

This mesmerizing, private tour offers a seamless way to visit the city’s most in-demand landmarks. In the company of your guide, venture to the world-famous Acropolis, and learn more about the site at the Acropolis Museum. Then, travel in a comfortable vehicle to other city highlights, from Temple of Zeus and Agora to the Roman forum and Ancient cemetery and Lisium of Aristotle and the Library of hendrion. The tour ends when you return directly to your accommodation after 8 hours. See Athens’ major highlights in the space of a single tour A private tour gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace.

Athens: Private Tour of Athens and Ancient Corinth

5. Athens: Private Tour of Athens and Ancient Corinth

Discover the ancient city of Athens and its world-famous Acropolis and ancient Corinth, buried under millennia of sand. First, you will be visiting one of Greece's oldest marvels: the Corinth Canal. The canal is a long and narrow stretch of water that runs through Corinth, linking the Gulf of Corinth on the North to its outlet in the Saronic Gulf on the south. The canal is unique because it cuts through the Greek mainland to allow ships to pass from the Atlantic Ocean on one side to the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. Today, you will be able to see some of these impressive engineering accomplishments in action. After you are back in Athens you're going to experience the ancient sites and hundreds of museums, including the iconic Parthenon as well as lesser-known treasures like Byzantine-era churches and monasteries. A visit to Athens is not complete without a walk through the beautiful Ancient Agora. Spend time at one of Athens’ most famous sites, where Socrates taught and Plato debated, before heading across the ancient city walls to see the remains of another highlight: the Temple of Hephaestus, which was built in the fourth century BC and is today a ruin. Then it’s on to the bustling central square of Plaka, with its many shops and restaurants. Here, you can stroll through Old Athens—the quarter where Socrates lived and drank his famous hemlock cocktail with friends before dying around 399 BC. Your next stop is the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the most important religious monument in Athens. The site, originally a temple dedicated to the Phoenician god Baal, was constructed on top of an earlier temple built in about BC 675. Excavations have revealed various artifacts from this period including friezes and sculptures depicting fertility-related themes. You'll need at least 3 -4 hours to visit the ruins and explore them fully. After the tour, your private driver will take you back to your hotel. The total duration of the tour will be 10 hours from pick up to drop off.

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