Best of Athens in One Day: Acropolis & City Exploration with Transfer

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This tour is provided by is a creative travel company that takes groups of travelers on highly customized experiences with knowledgeable & fun field experts. Our services include themed and tailor-made tours around Greece, unforgettable culinary experiences like Greek cooking classes, wine tastings and food tours, family-friendly workshops & more.

  • 7 Hours
  • Daily
  • Private Tour

Are you visiting Athens only for a couple of days? Don’t worry, you can still go through 2.500 years of culture and history in only 7 hours! Join us for a scenic, see-it-all tour around the vibrant Athenian city and let us take you on a journey throughout ancient and modern Athens. Discover the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the city highlights with a fun and knowledgeable guide in the comfort of your private vehicle!


  • Private city tour with a modern Mercedes mini-van
  • Expert licensed guide and archaeologist
  • A 7-hour grand tour that includes the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum and Athens' historic city center
  • Complementary skip-the-line Acropolis tickets service

After your guide picks you up from your hotel on foot, your tour kicks off with – what else? – the sacred Acropolis Hill. With our expert tour guide by your side, you will learn everything about the monumental buildings of the Acropolis, including the godly Parthenon, the Temple of Nike, the Propylaea and the sacred Erechtheion. Descending the Acropolis Hill, you will reach the Acropolis Museum, where you’ll have the chance to admire exhibits and artifacts nearly 3.000 years old. Following your visit to the museum, you’ll explore the emblematic buildings of Athens’ neoclassical architecture by walking through Plaka, the picturesque “island-like” neighborhood in the heart of Athens, home to the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates

After a refueling lunch break, hop on your luxury vehicle and start your city tour across Athens’ most important monuments, including the Library of Hadrian and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Continue to the multicolored Monastiraki, with its vivid flea market, and dip your toes into 18th and 19th century Athens by driving around Syntagma Square, home to the Greek Parliament since the establishment of the new Greek state. Right next to the imposing building, you will breathe in the scent of the hundreds of plant species found in the National Garden and marvel at the Panathenaic Stadium, where the 1st modern Olympic Games took place!

By the time we say goodbye, you’ll have seen the best of Athens on a tour that encompasses the city’s most important elements: history, architecture, and the locals’ everyday life.

What will you see on this Tour

  • The Acropolis
  • The Acropolis Museum
  • Syntagma Square and the Presidential Guard
  • The Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch
  • The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates
  • The Panathenaic Stadium 
  • Plaka neighborhood, the oldest and most beautiful in Athens
  • Monastiraki Square and Hadrian’s Library


About the Lunch

We suggest that you take a break for lunch after visiting the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Your guide will be able to make great restaurant recommendations, but please let us know in case you’d like us to make reservations beforehand.

We enjoy travelling | We remain safe

  • Our tours are always private or have a maximum capacity of 8 persons
  • Our vehicles are sanitized daily and our transportation is private-only
  • Our guides and drivers are always conscious and provide our guests with masks and sanitizers
  • We encourage the exploration of outdoor sites, monuments and natural landscapes
  • We prefer boutique accommodations that follow all safety protocols
  • We believe in a slow and sustainable way of travel that respects the environment & the local communities

Price Includes

  • A 7-hour private walking tour of Athens with an excellent licensed tour guide
  • Private guided tour to the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, and Athens' highlights
  • Services of English-speaking driver and luxury Mercedes mini-van during the city tour
  • Hotel pick up on foot, provided that your hotel is located within walking distance from the starting point of the tour (10-15 mins)
  • All taxes and VAT

Price Excludes

  • Your lunch
  • Hotel pick-up with a luxury vehicle (can be arranged)
  • Tickets of the archaeological sites (we can pre-purchase Acropolis tickets for you)

Know before you go: This is a tour with a licensed expert guide

As we want to offer the best service to our guests, we have carefully selected expert licensed guides to ensure the best experience possible. Our team consists of a group of young professionals of high-expertise in the fields of Archaeology, History or graduates of the official ‘Greek State School of Tour Guides’. Hence, they are well-trained to share their knowledge with the public in an interesting and fun way. Their academic background works as a springboard immersing you into the wealth of Greek culture and holding your undivided attention for the whole duration of the tour. Despite the aforementioned assets though, it is their enthusiastic character and passion about their field of study that unquestionably guarantees you a memorable tour experience.

What is the spoken language?

The spoken language is English, Spanish, German or French.

What should I bring with me?

Please don’t forget your hat, sunglasses, sun-block and a bottle of water. We highly suggest you also bring your camera with you to capture Athens’ most beautiful spots. Needless to say, wearing comfortable shoes is an absolute must!

Can you pick us up from our hotel?

Absolutely, provided that your hotel is located within walking distance from the tour’s meeting point (10-15mins).

Is it difficult for older people to follow the group?

Not at all! The tour is private and totally customised to your needs. You will be assigned an excellent, flexible guide and the walk will take place at a moderate pace so it will be a pleasant experience for everyone. We will also make several stops to admire and discuss the fascinating monuments and sites along our way.

Is it child friendly?

Very much so! Our local expert guide will provide fascinating info and easy to understand stories about Athens that will make this tour an unforgettable experience for your little ones!

What are the acceptable payment methods?

All services booked through the website of are paid via PayPal or credit card. Once you make your payment, we will issue a voucher & send it to you via email. Please bring it with you on the day of the tour, as proof of purchase.

What happens in case of rain?

Fortunately the weather in Greece is mild and warm for most of the year. In case of rain, though, you will be timely notified about any changes to your scheduled walk.

Are transfers included in the Tour

Of course! This full-day tour of Athens includes the most important sites of the city, giving you the flexibility to customize your itinerary according to your needs. A 2-hour city tour in a Mercedes minivan is already included in the price, however, please let us know in case you’d like to extend your ride at an additional cost.

Is it available as a shore excursion

Of course! You can have this tour customized to your personal schedule. We will gladly arrange transfers from and back to your cruise ship, in order for you to enjoy as much as possible during your short stay in Athens. Please send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible!