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Athens Half Day Private Tour

If you have short time this is the ideal way to explore the main sites of the city!We will help you have a perfect overview of Athens,just relax and enjoy!

  • Highlights
    • Acropolis Hill

    • Odeon Theater of Herodus Atticus

    • New Acropolis Museum

    • Temple of Olympian Zeus

    • Panathenian Stadium

    • Changing of the Guards

    • Lycabettus Hill

    • Academy of science

    • Athens University

    • National Library

    • Placa, The Old City

  • Description

    Your day begins with our professional driver waiting to welcome you at your meeting point.

    The tour starts with the Acropolis hill,a complex of buildings including the Parthenon (main temple dedicated to Godess Athena),the Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Godess),Dionysus Theater,Odeon of Herodus Atticus,Prorylaia (the monumental gate) and Areios Pagos (or Mars hill the first ancient court and the place where St.Paul preached the Christianity for the first time to Athenians).

    Next stop will be at the Temple of the Olympian Zeus (the largest temple in Hellenic and Roman times),Panathenian Stadium (the biggest marble stadium in the world where the First New Modern Olympics started in 1896),the Changing of the Guards and the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Parliament.

    After that you will see the Trilogy of Athens,(the Academy, the National Library and the First University of Athens) and reach the top of Licabettus Hill (the highest point of the city with a fantastic view of Athens)

    You feel hungry?Let's go to a Greek traditional tavern at the Old Town of Plaka!

  • Opening Hours & Admission Fees

    Summer Period: 1 April - 31 October

    Winter Period: 1 November – 31 March

     

    Combined Ticket valid for 5 days

    • Acropolis of Athens
    • Ancient Agora of Athens
    • Kerameikos Museum
    • Roman Agora of Athens
    • Temple of Zeus
    • Archaeological Site of Lykeion
    • Hadrian’s Library

    (Valid for all sites) Full : €30,00 – Reduced: € 15,00

    Winter: 08:30 – 15:00

    Summer: 08:00 – 20:00

     

    Acropolis

    Full : €20,00 – Reduced: € 10,00

    Winter: 08:30 – 17:00

    Summer: 08:00 – 20:00

     

    Acropolis Museum:

    Full: €10,00 – Reduced: € 5,00

    Winter:

    Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00

    Friday: 09:00 – 22:00

    Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 20:00

    Summer:

    Monday: 08:00 – 16:00

    Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 08:00 – 20:00

    Friday: 08:00 – 22:00

    Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00

     

    Temple of Zeus

    Full : € 8,00 – Reduced: € 4,00

    Winter: 08:30 – 17:00

    Summer: 08:00 – 20:00

     

    Holidays in Greece

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: 08:00 – 15:00
    • Shrove Monday: 08:00 – 15:00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 – 17:00
    • Holy Saturday: 08:00 – 15:00
    • Easter Sunday: closed
    • Easter Monday: 08:00 – 20:00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08:00 – 20:00
    • 15 August: 08:00 – 20:00
    • 28 October: 08:00 – 15:00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed 

     

     Free admission

    • Escorting teachers during the visits of schools and institutions of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education and of military schools.
    • Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites throughout Greece with the demonstration of certified membership card
    • Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
    • Persons possessing a free admission card
    • The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
    • The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
    • Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age.

     

    Free admission days

    • 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
    • 18 April (International Monuments Day)
    • 18 May (International Museums Day)
    • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    • Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st
    • 28 October

     

    Reduced admission for

    • Greek citizens and citizens of other Member – States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
    • Holders of a solidarity card
    • Holders of a valid unemployment card.
    • Large families’ parents of children up to 23 yrs old, or up to 25 yrs old (on military service/studying), or child with disabilities regardless the age, having a certified pass of large families, certification from the Large Family Association or a family status certificate issued by the Municipality
    • Persons with disabilities (67 % or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability issued by the Ministry of Health or a medical certification from a public hospital, where the disability and the percentage of disability are clearly stated.
    • Single-parent families with minors, upon presentation of a family status certificate issued by the Municipality. In the case of divorced parents, only the parent holding custody of the children
    • The police officers of the Department of Antiquity Smuggling of the Directorate of Security
    • Tourist guides upon presentation of their professional ID card.
    • University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID.
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Professional Driver with Deep knowledge of history.(Not licensed to accompany you in any site)
    • WiFi on board
    • USB chargers
    • TV on board
    • Pick Up and Drop Off
    • Soft drinks
    • Infant seats available

    Exclusions

    • Entrance Fees
    • Licensed Tour guide upon request depending on availability (additional cost 250€)
    • Airport Pick Up and Drop Off (additional cost)
    • Food
  • Important Information
    • Duration:8 hours
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
    • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.This is your ticket and proof of purchase.On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

    Licenced Tour Guides

    • A professional English speaking driver or escort with deep knowledge in history and culture of Greece will guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums.Tour drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside the archaeological sites and museums.If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!

    People with Desabilities

    • Due to uneven surfaces,certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.Such sites are the Acropolis.Elevator available for wheelchairs,people with diminished abilities and any parent attending two or more infants on her/his own.The elevator is located about 350meters far from the main entrance of the archaeological site.Users of the elevator should contact in advance for details and terms (+30 210 3214172).The facility is not available during extreme weather conditions and strong winds.

    Dress

    • In religious and marmoreal sites shoulders and knees must be covered.
    • In all cases,we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes,sunglasses and sunscreen.
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