Athens Half Day Private Tours

Athens Half Day Private Tours

  • Private Tour in Athens, Greece
  • Private Guided Tour in Athens, Greece
  • Private Guided Tour in Athens, Greece
  • Shore Excursion in Athens, Greece
  • Private Tour in Athens, Greece
  • Private Guided Tour in Athens, Greece
  • Shore Excursion in Athens, Greece

1. Half-Day Athens Tour - approx. 4 hours

Visit one of the most historically important places that influenced the world and now combines both modern and classical sights. The centre of Athens includes a host of historical landmarks:
We start from Acropolis and the Parthenon rising over the city of Athens. Next stop is the Temple of the Olympian Zeus. At its completion there were 104 pillars standing 17 metres high and 2 metres thick. 24 now remain. We continue for Panathinaiko Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games in 1896. We pass by Zappeion and the National Gardens, Adrian's Arch, The Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, Schielman House(the discoverer of Troy and Mycenean Culture), Athens Academy, University of Athens, National Library, The Old Parliament and Constitution Square.
We take in the Plaka, the Ancient Agora, Thiseio, the Temple of Vulcan (Hephaistus).
We drive up Lycabettus Hill for a panoramic view of the whole of the city and Saronic Gulf.

2. Athens & Pireaus By Night - approx. 4 hours

We start from Piraeus port, continuing on a sightseeing tour to the lit-up Temple of Zeus, the National Garden, the Parliament, the University of Athens and The Academy of Arts.
We drive up Lycabbetos Hill to see the panoramic view of Athens. Our tour ends in Plaka for a Greek dinner in a local tavern or a folklore restaurant with Greek dancing and floorshow.

3. Half-day tour to Cape Sounion - approx. 4 hours

We drive along the coastal road of the southern suburbs of Athens, Glyfada, Voula and Vouliagmeni, Lagonissi, Saronida, and Palaia Fokaia.After an hour arrive at Cape Sounio and the imposing Temple of Poseidon (built to honour the God of the sea).
Overlooking the Aegean Sea and the islands of the Saronic Gulf, you can see 6 islands on a clear day.T ime to visit to the archaeological site of the Poseidon Temple. The site is surrounded by sea on three sides with spectacular views to the Aegean Sea.
Time for lunch next to the sea or visit Cape Sounio in the evening to enjoy the Sunset.

4. Ancient Corinth - approx 5 hours

We visit the ancient city of Corinth, one of the wealthiest cities in Ancient Greece. The ruins of this once splendid city lie high up on a hill above the modern city, overlooking both the Corinth and the Saronicos Gulfs.
Next stop is the Corinth Canal which joins the prefectures of Attica and Corinthia, as well as the Peloponnese Peninsula with Central Greece, connecting the Aegean with the Ionian Sea. The Canal is 6154 meters long, 78 meters high, 25 meters wide and cuts through the Isthmus of Corinth.
The principal sights include the Temple Apollo (6th C.B.C), The fountain of Pirene, the Market place, Theater and the Odeum.

5. Marathon - approx 5 hours

We drive along the classic Marathon route, viewing the surrounding mountains of Athens, including Penteli Mountain the site of the marble mines. Marathon features lush pine woods and the famous battlefield, where one of the most important battles of the antiquity between Greeks and Persians took place. We visit the Brauron and the Temple of Goddess Artemis and to Ramnous, a seaside village located on the northern part of Attica that boasts the only Temple dedicated to the Goddess of Vengeance, Nemesis.
Marathon is the site where the Athenians fought the Persians in a very decisive battle.
The Battle of Marathon during the Greco-Persian Wars took place in 490 BC and was the culmination of the first attempt by the Achaemenid Empire of Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece.
Every year the whole world joins the Greek runners to run the Marathon race to commemorate the Athenian victory over the Persians.
The official distance of the race is 42,195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards). The event is named after the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.The Marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921.