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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens
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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

By Siva Private Tours
Recommended by 94% of travelers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
If you’d like to know more about Athens’ history and heritage, the easiest route is a private tour. Ask your guide the questions you want and travel at your own pace as you see highlights including the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Changing of the Guard, and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus a choice of morning or afternoon departure, adds extra convenience.
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Duration: 4h
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Highlights
  • Discover Athens at your perfect pace, with insights from a private guide
  • Explore historic Athens and the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Relax with air-conditioned door-to-door round-trip transportation
  • Beat the heat with your choice of morning or afternoon departure

  • Private guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance fees Acropolis
  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium

After your private guide collects you from your central hotel, your first stop is the Panathenaic Stadium, site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Then, head to the Roman-era Temple of Olympian Zeus. Next, continue to the National Garden and pause outside the Hellenic Parliament. Admire the Changing of the Guard, which happens every hour. Stroll up the slopes of the ancient citadel to the UNESCO-listed Acropolis, home to spectacular buildings dating back to the peak of Athens’ power: the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and so much more. Then visit the Acropolis Museum, which is home to thousands of ancient Greek artifacts found in the surrounding area. You tour ends when your minibus drops you back at your hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Note: If your hotel is not listed in the "pickup hotels" , please note we can start the tour from any hotel in the central Athens district. [ enter the hotel details in the booking notes ]
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6488HDSIGHT

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing during the summer
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens?
        How much is Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens?
        Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens price starts from $385.48. Discover and book Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens on Tripadvisor
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        Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens is hosted by Siva Private Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Siva Private Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6488HDSIGHT

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        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Acropolis
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • 2
          Temple of Olympian Zeus
          Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 3
          Panathenaic Stadium
          Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 4
          Acropolis Museum
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • 5
          Plateia Syntagmatos
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Siva Private Tours
          151
          Athens, Attica, Greece
          Joined in November 2013
        • koopera73
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour, better guide!
          Our guide was so nice and knowledgeable, she took to to ask what we wanted to learn about and tailored our half day to us. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone, especially if they get our guide!
          Written October 5, 2023
        • rollirishtravel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Siva all the way
          We booked a long excursion through Greece through a travel agent in the US (Audley). They worked with Siva for the on-the-ground logistics and details. We used private drivers and guides for our family. It was nothing but top-notch the entire time. We went all over the mainland to many sites throughout Greece and also spent some time in Crete. Every single time the driver was on time and professional and the tour guide was informative. In addition, the hotels were very nice. Well done, Siva.
          Written May 29, 2023
        • theresac162
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          You will not be disappointed
          My husband and I went on the Delphi tour today with Constantine (Deana). She was absolutely amazing. We could not have hoped for a better experience- she was very knowledgeable and able to share the history in an interesting and easy to follow way. Her love of the history and her enthusiasm were delightful. I am already looking on the Siva website for other tour offerings because we were so happy after our experience today. We did take a different company for the Acropolis tour before this Delphi tour and this tour was 1,000 times better!! If I could do the Acropolis tour over I would have chosen Siva.
          Written May 7, 2023
        • E6452QApatrickc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Acropolis tour
          In September 2022 my wife and I were in Athens, Greece. In Athens we wanted to see the Acropolis & the Acropolis museum so we decided to book a private tour with Silva Private Tours. Our private tour guide Ourania Panoutsou was awesome. She was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the Acropolis. She was able to answer all of our questions and took her time explaining the history of the Acropolis. If you are in Athens and want to tour the Acropolis I highly recommend that you contact Silva Private Tours and request Ourania Panoutsou as your private tour guide. You will not be disappointed.
          Written October 6, 2022
        • Friestedt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful private tour of Delphi
          Our private day trip to Delphi was all we expected and more! The historical site was well worth the trip! Our guide, Foteini, was very knowledgeable and had so many interesting things to tell us! Our driver, Yannis, was great and the van that was provided for four of us was very comfortable. Lunch in the town of Delphi was delicious and the view from the restaurant was spectacular! We will definitely recommend this tour to our friends.
          Written September 28, 2022
        • Laurence M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful Tenple
          Awesome Temple that is impressive with the columns still standing. Beautiful standing on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean. Glad we did not miss this.
          Written August 17, 2021
        • Bill M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beyond Athens!
          What a fabulous day!! We saw so much and its detail was explained in such easy to understand terms that the past truly came to life. We had the best guide ever!! She knew so much and answered every question. She took us to a great place for lunch and continued our education of Greece over lunch. We were tired but happy at the end ot the tour. This is a must for the realization of the past we have read about but never seen! The personalization of a private tour made this experience even more meaningful. Totally recommend this agency
          Written October 21, 2019
        • cajunindy
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Greek Must Do
          We choose this trip because we really wanted to experience Delphi without driving. Our bus driver was skillful beyond tourists comprehension. We made one stop each way. The site was wonderful and worth experiencing. Our guide was informative; but, there was not enough time to climb the whole site. The Delphi museum entrance fee was included. Some of the members of the tour wanted to climb up to the stadium which wasn't in the timeline of the tour; so, we opted to forgo the museum and climbed higher to include it which was worth it. Coming back into Athens, some of the streets were blocked off as a result of a demonstration. Our guide and bus driver were flexible to drop us off safely at our designated hotels. We stayed at an Air BNB and we were picked up at a near by hotel which the touring company arranged. The lunch was great. Those who did not choose the lunch option at the time of booking were able to opt into it on the fly. The others were dropped off in the closest town and were given a time for pick up.
          Written October 21, 2019
        • Georgie267
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Custom Private Tour
          Whilst searching for cruise pricing and options of Greek islands, I found SIVA who were very competitive and helpful. I then decided to engage them as our Greek travel agent for a walking tour as well as the cruise instead of Australian as it is cheaper and they know the country better! We requested areas we would like to see and Konstantina from SIVA formulated an amazing walking tour for 4 of us which included our own guide Iraklis, transport, accommodation and all meals (best option to take). The lunches and dinner included food way beyond our expectations at marvelous restaurants. We let our guide choose for us as he knew Greek cuisine best and didn't disappoint! We began our holiday in Thessaloniki where we spent a couple of days, then we were picked up by our guide and we were on our way to an amazing tour. Places we walked (some parts very gruelling but worth it) were Mt Olympus, Zagoria, Meteora, Pelion region then to Athens. We then spent a couple of days in beautiful Nafplion in the Peleponese. We saw beautiful parts of Greece that are often overlooked by tourists who just head to Athens and the islands. Of course, we did follow this tour up with a cruise with Celestyal Crystal. Boat was great with all meals and drinks included. Thank you Konstantina and SIVA for a memorable holiday. We will certainly recommend SIVA services and we look forward to you organising another amazing tour next time we visit.
          Written October 6, 2019
        • Diana W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best way to see Athens
          Having a private tour guide and driver is the only way to really see Athens. This is my third visit but first with Silva Tours. Our guide, Anastassia Sofou and driver Triamtafylos Michailidis were the perfect team. Anastassia knows all of the interesting facts and behind the scenes details about the Acropolis, each of the monuments and gave us just enough info on the museum tour. She constantly took our pictures so we can show we were there! If you go to Athens and really want to enjoy yourself while learning about the sites, ask for Anastassia and definitely book through Silva Tours.
          Written September 27, 2019
        • GraemeB759
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent personal guided tour
          A truly excellent half-day tour of the key attractions of Athens by our guide Johanna. Very professional, informative, well paced and organised. Never a dull moment but plenty of opportunity to linger and marvel at the sights, incredible feats of engineering and craftsmanship. Great experience had by all the family.
          Written September 5, 2019
        • Salim H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          One of the best Sunsets in Greece.
          was Just beautiful, we went there like an hour and a half before sunset did the Tour and then waited for the sunset ....simply breathtaking .... One would easily understand the mythological fascination once you've been there
          Written September 4, 2019
        • Jim B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Family trip to Greece
          Siva was very detail oriented and professional. We had a magnificent time exploring Athens, Crete and Santorini.
          Written August 4, 2019
        • Ana C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip to Athens
          This private tour was exceptional! Alexandra, our guide was outstanding! We learned a lot and we left Athens enriched and with a deep respect for the greek culture. A deep thank you to our van driver, who waited for us patiently even after our time was over. Great people, great culture, one of our best trips we ever! We will be back!
          Written July 28, 2019
        • christigray1
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Acropolis
          Loanna was a wonderful guide. She met us at our hotel. We had a private driver. I highly recommend Loanna.
          Written June 10, 2019
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        KT O
        9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        My friends and I had an amazing experience with our private tour with Anna! She gave us such great history lessons and amazing local tips of everything! We highly recommend this tour as a way to get insight of Athens while visiting the awesome historical sights! They also adjusted our tour to best fit out needs with the weather situation and what we liked! We wish we could take our driver and Anna everywhere in Greece!
        Written June 27, 2018
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        Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we will pass this on to Anna also. Indeed the setup of the private tours is such that it allows to tailor it to the guests interests. hope to see you back in Greece soon.
        Written July 23, 2018
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        ejonesy4
        Marshall, VA140 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2018 • Couples
        My husband & I booked this tour and met our guide Kostos outside of our Airbnb. From there we drove to see the Olympic Stadium, the Parliament building, the changing of the guard, the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis & subsequent museum and much more.
        It was our first full day in Athens and this was a great tour to choose, as it allowed us to become familiar with the city and truly become immersed in the history that makes Athens what it is today. Additionally, I took so much more from touring the museum with a knowledgeable guide than I would have if I had tried to go myself and read about all the artifacts on display.
        HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
        Written December 5, 2018
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        Karen L
        Washington DC, DC15 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018 • Family
        We signed up for this private tour because we had limited time in Athens and wanted to see as much as we could in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, we didn't see everything that was advertised on the tour. While we drove by the Temple of Zeus, we never stopped to actually see it. We also drove by the Parliament building and saw the traditional Guards outside it but again, we didn't stop to see the changing of the guard ceremony. We spent the majority of our time at the Acropolis museum which we weren't expecting. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about everything in the museum and shared a lot of interesting information, but after an hour in the museum, we were ready to move on. We loved our time at the acropolis and parthenon and were grateful for the information our guide shared with us about this amazing sight. We wished we spent less time in the museum and were able to spend more time at the other well known sights of Athens.
        Written August 6, 2018
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        irisheyes410
        Overland Park, KS4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2018 • Family
        Our guide (Chara "Joy") was outstanding and the tour was a great way to see the important highlights of the city. My husband and I were in Athens for the first time. We were with our 20 year old son who had studied for some time and was relatively knowledgeable about the history of Greece. Chara talked to us about and pointed out things that we would not have learned on our own or with a group tour. She was very knowledgeable about Greek history, culture, and the city and gave us a close up view of the important sites. She was able to talk in depth with our son about Greek history and culture. She even taught him some Greek while taking all of us on a comfortably paced, very interesting tour of Athens. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone from a person in Athens for the first time who wants an overview (as my husband and I) to someone who already has lot of knowledge about Greece. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
        Written June 15, 2018
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        Diane L
        Philadelphia, PA13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2017 • Couples
        Our guide, Anna Zora, was pleasant and so passionate about the art and history of the sites we visited. Her English was excellent, and she tailored our tour to our interests in the art, architecture, and political history of Athens. She was smart, articulate and answered all of our questions. We were a group of 4, and each of us would highly recommend this tour. We learned so much more than we could have just visiting the sites on our own.
        Written October 19, 2017
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        Thank you for taking the time to review our services. We are so pleased you enjoyed this private tour. We will pass on to Anna your comments and these are much appreciated. Private tours are set up by SIVA to be quickly tailored to the specific guests and not to be a standardized product - more to do with who is on tour. This way we try to make the experience unique each time; and without great guiding this is not possible. Anna is indeed one of the top guides in Greece and we are fortunate to work with her. Once again thank you and hope to see you soon in Greece again.
        Written October 31, 2017
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        Dr Neil G
        NW England83 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        Well worth doing. Eva was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. She brought the city, it’s history, sites and museum to life. If you have limited time in Athens then this is a must to enrich your visit.
        Written November 5, 2019
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        Thank you so much for your review of the private tour of Athens and your kind words. We are very pleased you enjoyed the tour and the guiding of Eva. It was our pleasure to operate this tour for you and we will pass on to Eva your kind words. Once again thank you and hope to see you back in Greece!
        Written November 7, 2019
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        MHuddart
        Noosa, Australia134 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We did the 6-hour tour so also did the archeological museum, Olympic stadium and city tour. It was fun, well paced and of course educational. Our guide was knowledgeable, kept it interesting and a lovely person.
        Written October 24, 2018
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        MarcyinCa
        Pacifica, CA29 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018 • Family
        Silva Private tours, Nina was our tour guide and Theos the driver. They were took us to the Acropolis first, (9:30am). Nina made the decision before we were picked up. Thankful to her, it was HOT with 95% humidity on the day we visited. Nina purchased all our tickets, again thankful we did not have to wait in the long lines. We were allowed to explore the Acropolis on our own. Next Nina provided an excellent tour of the museum explaining the important exhibits. When leaving the museum, she took us to a little know elevator, my knees were extremely grateful. It was the BEST,
        Written August 3, 2018
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        Alexandra S
        Tyngsboro, Massachusetts12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2018 • Couples
        Stadi and Gino (our driver) were such great guides! Stadi knew so much about everything. Greece history and the city, ancient artifacts, excavations, Greek Mythology, and more. I found her to be an invaluable resource.She even recommended food options for us later. They were so hospitable too and Stadi was a pleasure to talk with. Gino was a great driver and went just the right speeds and got great angles for pictures and viewing. They picked us up at our AirBnb and at the end of the tour we asked if they could actually drop us (not far from our BNB) at Monostriki Square and they were happy to do this! Gino dropped us and Stadi walked with us a bit more to show us the square before departing (amazing and so nice)!!! We had such a great time and learned a great deal. They were great!
        Written May 8, 2018
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        Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to operate this private tour for you and we are so happy you enjoyed it. We also advised Stadi and Gino of your review and they send their regards and thanks! Hope to see you back in Greece.
        Written May 14, 2018
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        ArtCritic
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        An excellent and informative 1/2+ day tour of Athens. They showed up in time at our hotel in a nice Mercedes van. The tour guide Christina was very informative. Her English was excellent. She never hurried us and always was open to questions.
        Written October 13, 2019
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        Thank you for taking the time to review the private tour. It is a pleasure to operate these tours as we can tailor to the exact needs and pace of our guests. Will pass on your kind words to Christina. See you back in Greece soon!
        Written October 17, 2019
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