THE CAPITAL OF GREECE

Athens: City Highlights Tour

INCLUDES 6 STOPS
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starting from

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135
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price for 1-3 pax

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A historical journey through Athens. Visit iconic landmarks, immerse yourself in local stories and witness the achievements of a bygone era.

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Athens: City Highlights Tour

We start the day with a hotel pickup that sets the stage for an adventure through the ancient and modern marvels of this legendary city.

Our first stop brings us to the awe-inspiring Temple of Zeus, a monumental testament to Greek architecture and mythology. Here, you can indulge in a moment of admiration and photo-taking, capturing the grandeur of this ancient site.

Next, prepare to witness the intricate and mesmerizing Change of the Guard ceremony at the Greek Parliament, a captivating display of tradition and precision.

Passing by the Presidential Mansion, soak in the regal ambiance before reaching the iconic Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics took place. Pause for photos and absorb the historical significance.

The Athenian Trilogy—comprising the Academy, the University, and the National Library—is a joy to explore and photograph. 

Next we take a delightful stroll from Monastiraki to Thiseio, immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of ancient ruins, bustling markets, and charming alleys that embody Athens’ rich history and modern life.

After passing by the Archaeological Museum, it’s time to explore the treasures of Mount Lycabettus. We can ascend to its summit for breathtaking panoramic views of Athens completing this journey with the view from above. 

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1. Temple of Zeus

Once one of the largest temples in the world, the Temple of Olympian Zeus is a beautiful reminder of the city's past, with 16 of the original 104 columns still standing.

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2. Change of the Guards

The Change of the Guard ceremony in front of the Greek Parliament is a captivating display of tradition and precision. The Evzones wear distinctive uniforms and follow an intricate ritual.

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3. Panathenaic Stadium

Home to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the stadium is still used as the finishing point for the annual Athens Classic Marathon

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4. The Athenian Trilogy

The Athenian Trilogy includes the iconic buildings of the Academy, the University and the National Library.

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5. Walk from Monastiraki to Thiseio

The leisurely stroll from Monastiraki to Thiseio allows visitors to take in the vibrant tapestry of the city.

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6. Archaeological Museum of Athens

The Archaeological Museum of Athens is easy to miss but that would be a mistake. This is where you can find the beautiful Antikythera mechanism and the golden death mask of Agamemnon.

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7. Mount Lycabettus

A majestic vantage point offering panoramic views of Athens. Great for a leisurely hike or funicular ride.

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8. Return to Hotel

The trip ends with a drop off back to your hotel unless otherwise agreed.

Trip Details

About the tour

Pick your group size

Prices for this group, vary by group size. 

  • 1-3 people per group – 135€
  • 4-7 people per group – 165€
  • 8-15 people per group – 210€

If you have a larger group or require a custom service, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange something for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The food spots we will visit during the tour are able to accommodate different dietary restrictions. Please inform us in advance, so we can ensure suitable options. 

No, our tour packages are transparent, and all costs and fees are clearly outlined. There are no hidden costs. The price you see includes all specified transfers services. 

Yes! We can accommodate specific preferences and tailor the itinerary to better suit your interests. 

Know Before You Go

  • Greeks generally dress modestly  when visiting religious sites. Avoid beachwear or revealing clothing in such places. 
  • If the itinerary includes a church or monastery visit, it is recommended guests bring a long scarf or shawl to cover the shoulders, arms and below the knees. Men should also have their arms covered and avoid shorts. 
  • Comfortable shoes are advisable, especially if you plan on exploring historical sites with uneven terrain.
  • While casual wear is accepted in many places, dressing slightly more formally in the evenings is appreciated in some restaurants and venues.
  • The official currency is the Euro (€). Ensure you have some cash on hand for small purchases, as not all places may accept credit cards. A mix of smaller bills is also a practical approach. 
  • ATMs are widely available in urban areas, but it’s advisable to inform your bank about your travel dates to avoid any issues with card usage.
  • Currency exchange services are available at airports, banks, and currency exchange offices, offering competitive rates.
  • In some places, we might stop by local vendors and small shops. Having small cash with you is recommended for such places.
  • Many tourist sites and accommodations have made efforts to be accessible, but it’s advisable to check in advance and communicate any specific needs.
  • Please inform us of any special needs in advance to ensure a smoother experience.
  • Pack comfortable clothing suitable for the weather during your visit, including swimwear for beach destinations.
  • If you take medication, don’t forget to bring that with you on your day pack or bag. 
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are essential, especially during the hot summer months.
  • Consider bringing a portable charger for Full Day Tours, to ensure enough battery for your electronics (camera, phone). 
  • We also suggest bringing a reusable water bottle to minimize plastic waste during the tour, aligning with our responsible tourism values.
  • The basic Greek greetings are: “Kalimera” (Good morning), “Kalispera” (Good evening), “Efharisto” (Thank you).
  • English is widely understood, but learning a few phrases in Greek can enhance your experience and interaction with locals.
  • Greek cuisine includes staples like olives, feta cheese, moussaka, and souvlaki. Don’t miss trying local specialties.
  • The Greek diet is also well suited to vegan, and vegetarian diets, especially if you are visiting during the Easter period (Lent). 
  • For travelers with gluten-free or celiac dietary requirements, it’s worth noting that while accommodating these needs can be more challenging in some parts of Greece, busy touristy areas often have a growing awareness and offer a more accessible range of options to cater to these specific dietary preferences.”
  • In restaurants, it’s common to linger over meals. Don’t rush; enjoy the leisurely pace of dining.
  • Greeks tend to order and eat “from the middle”, which is similar to tapas style. The food is placed in the middle, including salads, appetizers, and mains and everyone helps themselves to everything. 
  • Tipping is customary, and rounding up the bill is a common practice.
  • Tap water is generally safe to drink, with the exception of most islands.
  • Bottled water is best to avoid any sensitive stomach issues, and is very affordable to purchase. 
  • In certain crowded tourist areas, pickpocketing is a potential threat. This is especially the case for the area around Syntagma Square in Athens.
  • At We Know Transfers we support and promote environmentally sustainable pratices and responsible tourism guidelines. We are also Climate Neutral Certified. 
  • As a tour company that relies on cars and busses, we are actively moving away from petrol and diesel vehicles to more electric and hybrid vehicles.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations made more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time will receive a full refund. 
  • In the case of a no-show, no refunds are eligible. 
  • We Know Transfers reserves the right to modify or cancel tours due to unforeseen circumstances, such as extreme weather conditions. In such cases, customers will be offered an alternative tour or a full refund.

Learn more about our Cancellation Policy.

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