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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens provided by Siva Private Tours

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Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens

Private Tour: Athens City Highlights Including the Acropolis of Athens
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Tour snapshot
Discover Athens at your perfect pace, with insights from a private guide
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance fees Acropolis
  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis musuem
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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 is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing during the summer
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance fees Acropolis
  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis musuem
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
  • Entry/Admission - Acropolis Museum
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - Panathenaic Stadium
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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 is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing during the summer
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Acropolis
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Panathenaic Stadium
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Acropolis Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Plateia Syntagmatos
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Tom D
7 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We were picked up at the hotel nice and early by Emma the tour guide, and Thanos our diver. Also friendly and seemed genuinely excited to commence the tour. The bus itself seated six people and was immaculately clean.

Emma, our guide, spoke fluent English, with a Greek accent (naturally) and was passionate about her job. During the first attraction, she gave us a running commentary about the thriving city of Athens along with some of his history. Even the children were engaged from the start and enthralled by her stories.

We detoured past a number of sites that weren’t actually on the tour, but may have been places we would like to return to later. All the while getting the local history of modern and ancient about each of the sites, as well as myths and stories about them,

After stopping at the Olympic stadium, the temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s gate and the university for some photo opportunities, We headed off for the changing of the guard. The drive itself went remarkably quickly but I believe that was due in large part to Emmas consistent narration about Athens.

We then headed off to the Acropolis, which has to have been the standout of the trip. Our tour did not feel that we were part of the heard moving through the standard tourist bits. Instead Emma wove a story and took us on a journey through the history of the Acropolis both fact and myth. I’ve never seen my kids so enthralled. Then it was off the Acropolis museum where Emma’s true passions came to the fore. She effortlessly guided us through the museum alternating her talks between the adults and the kids.i must say, I’ve never had so much fun.

All in all the private tour was excellent. Emma was an incredible guide who has an incredible knowledge as well as a delightful engaging personality.she went out of her way to ensure that we had a great tour and came away with the right impression of Athens.

I can not recommend the tour, or in particular Emma, enough.we spoke with other people in larger groups about our experiences and our declsion to go with the private tour was reinforced. It was well paced, informative and simply enjoyable.
Written June 25, 2018
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KT O
9 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
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, DC13 contributions
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
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
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 England78 contributions
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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Curious58209810238
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, Australia132 contributions
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
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
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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