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The sun shines for more than 250 days a year

Known for the calm and sunny weather, Greece enjoys more than 250 days of sunshine or 3,000 sunny hours a year, all showing up in summer time!

Athens has one of the lowest crime rates for capital cities in the world
According to the statistics, Athens is one of the safest cities in Europe and perhaps even the world. Violent crimes are not a big problem in the city and the only thing you might need to worry about are the petty crimes such as pickpockets in crowded metro areas. This is not to say that serious crime doesn’t exist in Athens, but compared to other capital cities around the world, it is quite safe.

Athens Airport Transfers

athens-airport-transfersOur Meet and Greet Service

Greek hospitality consists in welcoming the guests upon their arrival. As long as we schedule your transportation together we pledge to offer you just that. A familiar face will be waiting for you at the airport or port to meet and greet you at your gate holding a sign with your name so as to make life a little bit simpler, but also help with your luggage and take you to your hotel, airport or port.

When you arrive after a lengthy flight the last thing you want to do is stand outside the terminal trying to flag down a cab and hope for the best. Our stuff will be prepared and always a step ahead having optimized your transportation for you from the airport which is located 36 km / 23 miles outside the city just a short 35-45 minutes drive away.

All you will need to do is sit back and enjoy your ride with our spacious vans while the professionals take care of your transportation needs.

Piraeus Port Transfers

Are you more of the cruising type? We can provide whatever you may need. Whether your cruise starts from one of Athens’ ports or we are just a stop along your beautiful journey we can help you get to where you need to be. Offering transfers from and to the main ports of goal on the mainland of Greece including but not limited to Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrion and Agios Konstantinos you are certainly going to find a suitable route. Send us your cruising schedule and we will work together to create an optimized transportation plan that covers every single one of your specifications.

Athens Airport Transfers With Sightseeing

Upon your arrival at the capital’s airport you might want to have a quick taste of Athens before heading to your accommodation. We can arrange and personalize a mini driving tour through the city’s main attractions or organize a short walking  tour that will allow you to experience Athens firsthand and feel the energy of the city. Contact us, give us your flight details and allow us to make your ground transportation and sightseeing plans come true.

Piraeus Port Transfers With Sightseeing

 

Upon your arrival at the capital’s main port you might want to have a quick taste of Athens before heading to your accommodation. We can arrange and personalize a mini driving tour through the city’s main attractions or organize a short walking  tour that will allow you to experience Athens firsthand and feel the energy of the city. Contact us, give us your traveling details and allow us to make your ground transportation and sightseeing plans come true.

Athens Airport Layover Tours

The Layover Experience – Every moment counts

Instead of viewing the spare hours you may have between flights or the departure of your cruise as a waste, let us make the most of your time in Greece by scheduling a mini adventure. We can pick you up and have you back in time while providing a shot of Modern Greek culture in between. You can choose among a variety of tours such as the non-walking Famous Panoramic Tour or the short but sweet Highlights Tour visiting all the must – sees of the city of Athens and as long as you maintain an appetite for exploration we can make the most of your time together.

All the tours are especially designed as a mini adventure with the advantage of free transfers from and to your pick up point.

1st option: The Non Walking Panoramic Tour of Athens

This tour is the greatest option for people who have very limited time in Athens and are thrilled to see highlights of the Classical city of Athens while gaining a complete integrated experience consisting of the most beloved and integral parts of the Athenian culture.

It is the absolute driving tour experience that takes you to all the main sights that one needs to see before leaving the city.

2nd option: The short but sweet Highlights Tour of Athens

With this option you can take advantage of your time and enjoy a short but sweet sightseeing tour visiting the Acropolis, and then enjoy a relaxed drive through the highlights of classical Athens. If time permits you can treat yourself with an authentic homemade Greek lunch and elaborate your experience.

3rd option: Drive southwards to let yourself immense in the deep blue of the Aegean Sea

This option is the best chance for you to enjoy a scenic drive to the coastline of Attica by the sea and visit the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio or the Temple of Artemis in Vravron and if time permits taste authentic seafood meal by the seaside before you will get back to the airport.

The most common Greek dinning habits!

Starting with the time that Greeks usually eat, you should know that Greeks eat late! If you go to a restaurant before 9 pm, most likely it will be empty. Most Greeks will eat dinner around 9 to 10 pm. If they haven’t eaten a good meal for lunch, they may have a full meal. Younger generations usually eat their main meal at this time. It’s also the time Greeks go out with friends.

Acropolis & New Acropolis Museum Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Acropolis and New Acropolis Museum walking tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Acropolis
    • Parthenon
    • Propylaea
    • Temple of Wingless Nike
    • Erectheion
    • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
    • Walk on Dionisiou Areopagitou Street
    • New Acropolis Museum
  • First thing to do on our walking tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise.

    There you will be able to explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the widely known female statues, the imperious maidens called Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon.

    From the Acropolis Hill you will be able to gaze the other historical hills of Athens that are Areopagus, Philopappus Hill (or Hill of the Muses), Hill of the Nymphs, Pnyx,and the Hill of Lycabettus. The Acropolis, meaning the highest edge of the city gives you the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

    After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, your guide will take you for a nice stroll on Dionisiou Areopagitou Street that will lead you to the New Acropolis Museum.

    The New Acropolis Museum, the jewel of the city of Athens, opened its doors in 2009 and has been voted as one of the best museums in the world. Intresting not only for its exhibits but also for its architecture, the New Acropolis Museum is a must-see in the city of Athens.

  • Entrance fees to the Acropolis is 20 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained
    Free admission for:

    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    Entrance fee to the Acropolis Museum is 5 Euro pp.
    Free admission for:

    Journalists
    Persons under 12 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days-

  • SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March

    Opening hours for the archeological sites of Athens including Acropolis:

    Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
    Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

    Opening hours for Acropolis Museum:

    Winter period:
    Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Last admission: 4:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)
    Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Summer period:
    Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last admission: 3:30 p.m.)
    Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last admission: 7:30 p.m.)
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last admission: 9:30 p.m.)

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

If you have only 4hrs to spent in the city of Athens, this is the tour that suits you the best. This walking tour takes you to the archaeological site of the Acropolis and continues with an overwhelmingly impressive visit to the New Acropolis Museum. A must do while in Athens.

Duration 4hrs

Private walking tours in Athens

Acropolis & City Highlights Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Acropolis and City Highlights tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Acropolis
    • Parthenon
    • Propylaea
    • Temple of Wingless Nike
    • Erectheion
    • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
    • Temple of Olympian Zeus
    • Hadrian’s Arch
    • Old Olympic Stadium
    • Presidential Palace
    • Changing of the Guards
    • National Gardens
    • Constitution (Syntagma) Square
  • First thing to do on our Acropolis and City Highlights walking tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise. There you will be able to explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the widely known female statues, the imperious maidens called Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon.

    From the Acropolis Hill you will be able to gaze the other historical hills of Athens that are Areopagus, Philopappus Hill (or Hill of the Muses), Hill of the Nymphs, Pnyx,and the Hill of Lycabettus.

    The Acropolis, meaning the highest edge of the city gives you the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

    After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, we will continue to explore the rest of the city on your own pace.

    Next comes the visit to the biggest temple that ever existed, that is the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch marking the ancient Greek boarders of the city.

    Your next stop is the Old Olympic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics took place.

    Right after you will have the chance to witness the trade mark of Athens’ Presidential Palace. Just in time for the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of the Presidential Palace, you will enjoy the tireless and valiant Evzones on their duty, guarding their post in front of the Greek Parliament for 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

    The walking tour continues with a nice stroll through the National Gardens. After the refreshing breeze of the gardens your guide will take you to the last point of your tour to present you the Athens of the 19th century with its remarkable neoclassical buildings preserved until today.

    The greatest example lies on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) with the House of the Parliament, the former Royal Palace. In front of this building is where you can also have the chance to admire the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a memorial of great significance for the Greek people.

    From this point and already feeling well oriented after the walking tour you can continue by yourselves to continue exploring the city. Do not hesitate to ask your guide for any advice.

  • Entrance fees, to the Acropolis and Temple of Zeus, are 26 Euro total pp.
    Free admission for:
    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U

    Free admission (for all) on the following dates:
    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days).

  • Summer period 1 April – 31 October
    Winter period: 1 November – 31 March

    Opening hours for the archeological sites of Athens including Acropolis:

    Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
    Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

    Opening hours for Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounio:

    Winter period: 9:30am until sunset
    summer period: 8:00am until sunset.
    Last entry 20 min before closing.

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

The Athens essentials that you just can’t miss!

This walking tour brings together the historical and architectural highlights of Athens, along with some of the most adorable alleys of the city far and beyond the touristic trails.
A wonderful walking route that will amaze you for its diversity and the many perspectives that you will discover: a great tour to navigate among all the fundamental must-see sights in Athens from the locals’ perspective. You will enjoy a personal hassle free experience without having to worry about getting around in a city that you visit for the first time.
We will wait for you at the lobby of your accommodation and one of your most memorable tours will begin…

Duration 4hrs

Private walking tours in Athens

Acropolis & Ancient Agora Tour

  • The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Acropolis and Ancient Agora walking tour includes but is not limited to:

    • Acropolis
    • Parthenon
    • Propylaea
    • Temple of Wingless Nike
    • Erectheion
    • Odeum of Herodes Atticus
    • Ancient Greek Agora
    • Temple of Hephaestus
    • Stoa of Attalus
    • Roman Agora
  • First thing to do on this walking tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill, before the crowds and the heat begin to rise.

    There you will be able to explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the widely known female statues, the imperious maidens called Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon.

    From the Acropolis Hill you will be able to gaze the other historical hills of Athens that are Areopagus, Philopappus Hill (or Hill of the Muses), Hill of the Nymphs, Pnyx,and the Hill of Lycabettus. The Acropolis, meaning the highest edge of the city gives you the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.

    After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, your guide will take you for a nice stroll till you will reach the Ancient Greek Agora, the meeting point of the Athenians, the market place and the cradle of Philosophy.

    There you will have the chance to see one of the most well preserved temples in Greece, the temple of Hephaestus and the Stoa of Attalus, that has been reconstructed in order to be used as the Museum of the Agora, that is your next point of exploration. Continue with your guide to the last part of the tour the Roman Agora and walk under the impressive gate that stands still waiting for its visitors.

  • Entrance fees, to the Acropolis and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site).
    Free admission for:

    Journalists
    Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

    6 March
    5 June
    18 April
    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
    Entrance fee to the Acropolis Museum is 5 Euro pp.
    Free admission for:

    Journalists
    Persons under 12 (with current identification to prove age)
    University students from Greece and the E.U
    Free admission (regardless age) on the following dates:

    18 May (International Museums Day)
    The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days

  • SUMMER PERIOD: 1 April – 31 October
    WINTER PERIOD: 1 November – 31 March

    Opening hours for the archeological sites of Athens including Acropolis & Ancient Agora:

    Winter period:8:30am – 15:00
    Summer period:8:00am – 19:30

    All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

    • 1 January: closed
    • 6 January: closed
    • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 March: closed
    • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
    • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
    • Easter Sunday : closed
    • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
    • 1 May: closed
    • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
    • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
    • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
    • 25 December: closed
    • 26 December: closed

  • There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
    Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
    As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
    Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
    Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
    In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

Description

The Athens essentials that you just can’t miss! This tour brings together the historical and architectural highlights of Athens, along with some of the most adorable alleys of the city far and beyond the touristic trails. A wonderful route that will amaze you for its diversity and the many perspectives that you will discover: a great tour to navigate among all the fundamental must-see sights in Athens from the locals’ perspective. You will enjoy a personal hassle free experience without having to worry about getting around in a city that you visit for the first time.

We will wait for at the lobby of your accommodation and one of your most memorable walking tours will begin…

Duration 4hrs

Private walking tours in Athens

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