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Best of Athens Private Tour: Ancient and Modern Times

  • A private tour means you'll have your guide's undivided attention

  • Save time and see the best of Athens’ ancient and modern sites in one day

  • Visit many historic sites such as Hadrian’s Library, and the Roman Agora

Best of Athens Private Tour: Ancient and Modern Times
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10AM PRIVATE Tour. Explore the best of Athens on a private tour.
5pm Ancient & Modern Athens
5PM PRIVATE Tour. Explore the best of Athens on a private tour.

Athens is known for both its ancient sites and its modern masterpieces. Explore the best of Athens on a private day tour. You’ll save time researching highlights by having a guide to shortlist and take you to the best bits. Your day will be enhanced with commentary along the way. Interesting attractions you’ll pass include Monastiraki Square, the Roman Agora, Hadrian’s Library, the Temple of Zeus, and Zappeion Hall.

What to Expect
Be amazed by Athens’s must-see spots, stroll down the narrow streets and unveil its hidden gems. With a local private guide, you’ll get all the insights that you need to get the most out of the city.

Meet your local host at Monastiraki square, the most famous square in Athens. Start your tour with a beautiful view of ancient landmarks and admire one of the oldest and lesser-known churches in town.

Head to your next stop where you’ll check the popular flea market full of small shops. Take a look at the many items on display and admire the antique objects. Hear all about the Athenian lifestyle and learn how the democracy was born while passing Ancient Agora and Hadrian’s Library.

Walk around the Roman Agora and get insights into the Roman period of the city from your private host. Refuel with a coffee break in the Plaka district, the oldest district of the city also known as “Gods district”. Wander around the small pathways of the island-like area and discover its hidden gems.

Your local guide will lead you and your friends to a hidden area of the Anafiotika quarter. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Acropolis and the city. The entire area is populated by small houses with a touch of white and blue, giving you a true Greek island feel.

Listen to the intriguing stories of Greek Mythology and reach your next stops: the ancient Temple of Zeus and the Arch of Hadrian. Admire its structures and ask your private guides about the roles they played in Ancient Greece.
Continue to the National Gardens and enjoy discovering a green oasis. Take a look at the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion building and get to know more about the Athenian lifestyle. 

End your tour at the Presidential Mansion and observe the ceremony of changing guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ask your host for final recommendations before you say “goodbye”.

This is the plan:

Meeting point: Start at the most well know square in Monastiraki
Stop 1: See where the latest alternative art and cultural exhibition is showcased
Stop 2: Find hidden gems in the local flea makert
Stop 3: Walk towards the ancient Agora
Stop 4: See the well preserved Hadrian's Library from AD 132
Stop 5: Next stroll past the Roman Agora and see the Tower of Winds
Stop 6: Head up to Mars hill where you will see a spectacular panoramic view of Athens
Stop 7: Time to enjoy a traditional Greek frappe or coffee
Stop 8: Enjoy the tranquil Anafiotika district with it's island feeling
Stop 9: Check out one of the most famous gates in Athens and the Temple of Zeus
Stop 10: Marvel at the magnificent Zappeion Hall and the National Gardens
Stop 11: End your tour in front of the Parliament building
Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enjoyed our short time in Athens with Debi & Dennis

My family enjoyed a great tour with debi and Dennis of the Acropolis and surrounding area. We only had a short time, as we were on a Royal Caribbean cruise, but it was the best way to maximize our time in Athens. It was very...More

Thank Leah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Walking your with ioannis

Ioannis as my guide was brilliant, his knowledge was amazing and he was so passionate on his history . He showed me many different places in Athens and contrasts of each place was amazing , I would totally recommend his tour . It was great...More

Thank julie123sunbury
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile
A really great tour by Ioannis

Ioannis gave us one the best tours ever!He showed us many hidden areas along with the important sites. Adapts to your interests, and absolutely knows his stuff. More to the point, he's just a great guy, terrific to spend the afternoon with him. Very highly...More

Thank Architourista
Reviewed 30 July 2018
Fantastic Athens tour with a local

Having just 24 hours in Athens before heading to the islands for our honeymoon we wanted to soak up as much of the historical city we could. Our expectations were surpassed and this tour and Eleni remain a highlight of our trip. We saw things...More

Thank domeo210
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour!

Ioannis definitely knows his stuff!! He made mine and my husbands honeymoon all the more wonderful by taking us around Athens and teaching us the things we wouldn't have learned anywhere else ! He's so sweet and gives great recommendations of other places to go,...More

Thank Michelle D
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Khaoula K
9 May 2018|
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That depends on the agreement between your and the guide. We have it for four