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“Fantastic Athens Highlights Tour on Our Cruise”

Private Greece Tours
Ranked #2 of 281 Tours in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our private tours are exactly what you need so as to avoid the monotony of typical tour itineraries and the chaos of big tour groups. Our private tours take you to places and areas that big buses can't reach and offer you the flexibility to stop anywhere, anytime for whatever reason (photos, lunch brake, health needs etc). We are happy to offer you the rarest luxury of our times, individuality, in very competitive prices. You will just sit back and enjoy the personal attention given by your guide who will be willing to satisfy your requests with professionalism and courtesy.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Reviewed January 9, 2012

We were visiting Athens for one day aboard the Celebrity Constellation in October 2011 and I did quite a bit of research for the "best" one day tour. Sure, Private Greece Tours has great reviews here on TA but what sealed the deal was the timely and professional communication of Nikos. I organized a tour for 14 of us and had LOTS of questions over the months preceding the cruise and he answered each inquiry thoroughly - typically within just a few hours. We arrived at the port of Piraeus on a Sunday morning (which is ideal from a traffic standpoint) and met by our guide, Frank, and driver, George, who were in an almost new 18-passenger Mercedes Sprinter van. I had booked the full day Athens Tour, details for which can be found on-line (http://www.privategreecetours.com/index.php?) so I won't spend time detailing all of the highlights here. What really impressed all of us was that the entire day ran like clockwork. We were always arriving just ahead of the big crowds (e.g., Acropolis) or at the perfect time (e.g., changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier). Something unique about this tour is a stop atop Lycabettus Hill which provides a panoramic view of the Acropolis and the city of Athens. Large tour buses cannot drive up to this spot so you'll have photos that others will envy! We'd asked to eat lunch at a good local restaurant and George phoned ahead to get us reservations at one of his favorite spots. The food was fantastic, cheap, and we were the only tourists in the place. Throughout the very long day, both Frank and George were unfailingly friendly and polite, with the former answering myriad questions about Greek history, social unrest, etc. I always feel the pressure when I'm responsible for setting up a group tour and thankfully Private Greece Tours didn't let me down with everyone saying they had a great time. Trust in Nikos and his staff, they won't let you down.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

We were picked up at the cruise terminal by Nikos himself on Christmas Eve and escorted to our private bus. Even though all the archaeological sites were closed because of a strike, we had a fantastic day in Athens. We were traveling with 8 adults and 7 kids and this was the only stop that the kids all agreed they loved. Nikos was extremely professional, the price was fantastic for 15 people, and I really wish we had had a Nikos on every stop on our cruise! I cannot recommend this company highly enough. Thank you, Nikos!

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Reviewed December 21, 2011

We arrived in Athens on Sunday morning 11-13 and were met by Nikos as previously arranged. He then gave us an excellent tour of Athens. Even though the weather was far from ideal, Nikos made up for it with his wealth of information on Athens. It was like having a Taxi driver and tour guide all in one. When the tour was over he dropped us off at our hotel and then picked us up right on time the next morning for transport to the port. We highly recommend Nikos and Private Greece Tours.

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Reviewed December 19, 2011

We were extremely pleased very Private Greece Tours. We arranged everything over the internet with Nikos. When our cruise arrived in Piraeus Alex our driver was there to meet us. He took us to the hotel where we checked in and left our luggage. He took us on a half day tour which was excellent. We were 2 couples and soon discovered that a Mercedes sedan was a little cramped so we asked Alex to get us a larger vehicle for the next day. He contacted Nikos and everything was taken care of. The next day Petros picked us up at our hotel in a 16 seater minivan and treated us to a wonderful tour of Cornith and surrounding areas. He was very knowledgeable and very agreeable to all our requests. Petros was in no hurry to get us back to the hotel at the end of the day and genuinely seemed to enjoy our company. The next day Nikos had a taxi pick us up for transport to the airport, Everything worked like clockwork. Great value. Phil and Jean Davy

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Reviewed December 13, 2011

Recently we spent the day in Athens with Nikos and it could have not been better! He knew just the places we needed to see and the information we needed to hear. It just so happened that we were in town touring on a Sunday, the day they have a large changing of the guards ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. What a great experience for our family to see and Nikos dropped us off and picked us up right in front of the memorial. We had one special request and Nikos scored BIG points on meeting that request...he took us to the most AMAZING bakery for baklava! Be sure to book a tour through Nikos if you plan to spend the day in Athens...you WON'T be sorry!

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