Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $64.50

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Experience the best Athens has to offer on this 3-hour private walking tour. From the famous pom pom wearing Presidential guards at the House of Parliament to the site of the first Modern Olympic Games to the atmospheric paved streets of the Plaka.
Syntagma Metro station, where your tour begins, contains many archaeological exhibits including ancient grave stones, an aqueduct from the 5th century BC, pottery, a 2,000-year old beehive and a mosaic from the 5th century AD.

Continue to the impressive House of Parliament with the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, guarded by the city's famous statuesque Evzones, the presidential guards. Time your visit just right and see the changing of the guard ceremony which takes place every hour.

Crossing the National Gardens, you will see the Presidential Residence and the marble Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.

The walk continues to the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, in front of which tower the remaining Corinthian columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch, both Roman monuments.

No visit to Athens is complete without visiting the attractive and atmospheric part of the Athens, the Plaka. Its paved narrow streets nestle into the northeastern slope of the Acropolis and is filled with traditional Greek restaurants and souvenir shops.

Your tour will end at Mitropoleos Square, home to Athens' two Greek Orthodox Cathedrals. Then you come to the most famous neighborhood of Athens - Plaka, the neighborhood of gods - at the foot of the Acropolis and to Lysicrates monument. This tour ends at Mitropoleos Square, home to Athens' two Greek Orthodox Cathedrals.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from inside the Syntagma Metro Station
Departure Time:
9:30am (if you prefer a different time, you MUST advise at the time of booking, changes are not permitted after booking)
On April 14 (Good Friday) departs at 10:30am.
3 hours (approx.)

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Pricing information

Private Walking Tour: Best of Athens

Private Walking Tour: Best of Athens

  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • During winter (November 1 to March 31) the latest starting time for tours will be 11:30am due to earlier closing times for archaeological sites and museums
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: William M, USA, November 2014

Our guide, Artemis, was absolutely fabulous! She shared her in depth knowledge of all the main historical sites, but was also well informed regarding the Athens economy, cultures, education systems, etc. Our tour with Artemis was the perfect start of our visit to Athens. Thank you.